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Aldridge, Smith, Bring New Elements to Power Forward Position

submitted 6 years ago by in Rip City

Sometimes you just need the obvious. For the Blazers, coming off a disappointing 2-4 road trip that ended with a defeat to a bad Detroit team, a little dose of Sacramento — young, short-handed and prone to bad shot selection — was just what they needed.

Portland won 101-89. The game wasn’t exactly a masterpiece, and while you would have hoped the Blazers could have stretched the lead to where coach Nate McMillan could sit his starters for the entire fourth quarter, the win itself was more important.

The star of the win was obviously Jamal Crawford (26 points, five assists). But the game also had two positive developments at a key position for Portland: power forward.

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skywaker9 (David) is a Portland native and passionate Blazers fan. He currently works as a University fiscal analyst for the Higher Education Coordinating Commission. He also has a PhD in Public Affairs and Policy at Portland State University. David is a former political activist who chose to focus on sports because they made him happy. He primarily writes previews for PWE and one of his primary goals is to inform Blazer fans everywhere about those players on other teams they may not have heard of but should (such as Nikola Vucevic).