There were many excellent candidates for SCIC’s Performance of the Week award this week.
Miami Heat forward LeBron James, Los Angeles Clippers’ point guard Chris Paul and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant are the three best players in the league and will likely be in the running for this award every single week.
However, unlike most weeks, this one seemed like a no-brainer.
Portland Trail Blazers’ power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had one of the best weeks of his career.
In four games, all Blazers’ victories, Aldridge averaged 28.25 points, 11.75 rebounds and 3.75 assists per game. He shot 46-of-80 (57.5%) from the field and 21-of-25 (84.0%) from the free throw line.
Aldridge also saved his best games for the most difficult competition. In a 106-102 win over the 17-2 Indiana Pacers Monday, Aldridge had 28 points and 10 rebounds. On Wednesday, Aldridge absolutely dominated the 14-4 Oklahoma City Thunder, scoring 38 points, pulling down 13 rebounds and dishing out five assists as the Blazers rallied for a 111-104 victory.
On the season, the seven-year pro out of Texas is putting up 23.4 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. The Blazers have the best record in the ultra competitive Western Conference at 17-3.