"In planning both this season and last season, we have communicated on a daily basis with our teams and NBA players, agreeing on two very different season formats that each made sense as a way to continue operating safely during the COVID-19 pandemic," an NBA spokesperson told ESPN. "Injuries have unfortunately always been a part of the game, but we have not seen a higher rate of injuries this season than last. We will continue to work with teams and players to complete our season in the best and safest way possible that promotes both physical and mental health during this challenging period."
Aldridge and Roy ushered in a new era of Blazers basketball but that ended quickly. Roy had medically retired in 2011 and the Blazers would have to chart a new course. Portland was fortunate to replace Roy's star power in 2012 with Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard. The Blazers were now in a revamped era of Blazers basketball, and it was still being built on the back of LaMarcus Aldridge. In 2013-14, the Blazers would put together a 54 win season - tied for the fifth-best season in team history. They would go on to beat the Rockets in the first round of the playoffs, a series that was started with Aldridge's then Blazers record 46-point performance in Game 1, and would advance to the second round for the first time in 14 years.
New York Knicks
Well, that's where the Warriors are right now and likely their only path to the playoffs. If the Warriors indeed to play in the play-in tournament, coach Steve Kerr feels much different about the situation.
custombasketballsocks.comCustom NBA Socks With FaceWhile terms of Stevens’ current deal are unknown, he was lured away from Butler in 2013 for six years and $22 million, so it’s reasonable to assume his current deal is at least at or above that level now.
After hitting the game-winner in Gonzaga’s Final Four victory over UCLA then jumping on a table in jubilation, Jalen Suggs said he always wanted to emulate Kobe Bryant’s and Dwyane Wade’s iconic celebrations.Durant will continue to recover from his left thigh contusion. Claxton and Perry are now entering the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
Los Angeles Lakers
Although Aldridge left a long time ago, his imprint can still be felt. The fact we are even having the debate about him having his jersey retired proves how impactful he was in the first place.