LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Kaman
Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, right, is congratulated for scoring by teammate Chris Kaman during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. Aldridge led the Trail Blazers in scoring with 26 points and pulled in 15 rebounds as they beat the Timberwolves 107-93.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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 ESPN.com'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.