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Reports: LaMarcus Aldridge out vs. Miami, Return Date Still Unclear

(AP Photo/Darren Abate)

(AP Photo/Darren Abate)

The Blazers take on the defending champion Miami Heat tomorrow night in Miami. However, they will still be without LaMarcus Aldridge. Monday’s game against Miami will be the sixth straight game he’s missed.

Casey Holdahl of tweeted that he was officially deemed out by the team.


Joe Freeman of The Oregonian writes:

But while that was a positive sign in his recovery, it’s anybody’s guess as to when Aldridge will be healed enough to play. The Blazers visit the Orlando Magic on Tuesday in the second game of a Florida back-to-back, then finish their five-game East Coast trip with games at Atlanta and Chicago later in the week.

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.