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Topic - Aldridge
The Portland Trail Blazers hired Terry Stotts as head coach on Tuesday, filling the NBA's last coaching vacancy.
Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge will have surgery on his right hip and miss the rest of the season.
Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge sprained his left ankle early in Portland's game against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.
Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge put on a sold-out charity basketball game Sunday night with the NBA's tense labor situation as a backdrop.
He told reporters on Thursday that he was unsure if he'd be recovered in time to play, and wouldn't rush his rehab.
Aldridge says he has had pain for about two weeks and is unsure how the injury occurred.