#2 LaMarcus Aldridge, January 23rd
Earlier that afternoon, the league announced the 2014 NBA All-Star Western Conference starting lineup. LaMarcus Aldridge was not listed among the starters. It came as no big surprise, since Portand is a small market and the selections were decided by fan voting, but it was a robbery nonetheless. That night, Aldridge was instrumental in the Trail Blazers’ comeback victory over the Denver Nuggets, scoring a career high 44 points, with 13 rebounds and five assists.