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April 18, 2015 Updates

And in order to advance past the first round for the second straight year, the Blazers know they have no choice but turn up their physicality against the rough and rugged Grizzlies or face an early summer break. "Being physical, taking the fight to them, not letting them bring the fight to us," forward Lamarcus Aldridge said of the key to this series. "If you don't get physical or you're soft or passive they'll punch you in the mouth." Oregonian

April 17, 2015 Updates

Damian Lillard just made these elderly folks’ days. The Trail Blazers guard sent new pairs of his Adidas D Lillard 1 kicks to a group of Portland-area seniors. And they were absolutely elated. “Just because I’m not 29 anymore doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have something this beautiful,” one woman says in the video above, smiling. The crowd got even more excited when Lillard himself walked in — an adorable reminder that NBA fans can be any age. For The Win

The consensus seems to be that Aldridge will simply re-sign with the Blazers this summer, but ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne believes the veteran power forward might head elsewhere. Shelburne made an appearance on 710 ESPN’s Mason and Ireland on Wednesday and was asked about what NBA rumors might be floating around. Shelburne said the following about Aldridge’s future: “I think LaMarcus Aldridge is actually a lot more in play than people think. “You have that group there. How can you really improve that group up in Portland? I think Neil [Olshey] has done a great job up there, but it’s Portland, he’s never quite fit in and they’ve made it really clear that Damian Lillard is the face of their franchise.” Lakers Nation

April 16, 2015 Updates

And the words that followed are what should stir even the biggest doubters of his defense: "I don't know how much you all pay attention to me and what I do,'' Lillard said coolly. "If there's anything you should know it's I ain't scared or none of that. "And I ain't going to listen to what someone says about me and be OK with that. I'm going to go show. I show up. If anybody says I don't show up, then I don't know what they have been watching. I will say that: I'm going to show up.'' And with that, Lillard grabbed his bag and left the locker room. Game 1 isn't until Sunday in Memphis, but to Lillard, the NBA playoffs had already started. Oregonian

After the Blazers' 114-98 loss at Dallas on Wednesday, even as other games around the Western Conference played out to finalize their playoff matchup, one other spot was settled. Portland will have the No. 23 pick in the June 25 NBA draft. For teams that make the playoffs, draft order is determined by their regular-season records (non-playoff teams go through the draft lottery on May 19). By finishing 51-31, the Blazers finished with the eighth-best record in the league, which slots them in the No. 23 draft position. Oregonian

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