LaMarcus Aldridge Named NBA Western Conference Player Of The Week

Aldridge wins award for second straight week, third time this season

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PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 16, 2013) – Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 15, it was announced today by the league.

Aldridge posted averages of 25.5 points (53.8 FG%), 14.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.50 blocked shot in wins at Utah, vs. Houston, at Philadelphia and at Detroit last week.

His 31-point, 25-rebound game vs. Houston on Dec. 12 marked a career high in rebounds for Aldridge, who became the first Trail Blazer in franchise history to log a 30-point, 25-rebound game and the first to do so in the NBA since the 2010-11 season.

Today’s honor marks the sixth career Player of the Week for Aldridge, who also took home the award last week and on the week ending Nov. 24. He becomes the first Trail Blazer to win the award three times in a season since Clyde Drexler in 1990-91, and the second player in franchise history to win it six times, joining Drexler (10).

Aldridge is averaging 23.5 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.12 steals this season for the Trail Blazers (21-4), and is one of two players in the league averaging 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving is the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week.