The first half of the Portland Trail Blazers’ season went better than anyone expected. Not only did they win 36 of the 53 games before the All-Star break, they were the only team in the league that used the same starting lineup for every game. That is an amazing stat. This league is so physically taxing that you rarely see a team stay so miraculously healthy.
Well, the injury bug finally caught up with the Blazers. Not only did they lose Joel Freeland for a month just before the All-Star break, word came out Tuesday that LaMarcus Aldridge is out for a week with a groin injury and Meyers Leonard is out for 3-4 weeks with a sprained ankle. This thin front court almost became non-existent.
Injuries are never good things, especially when it happens to the best player on the team. But is there possibly a benefit to playing a few games without L.A.?no comments