Great article on Mike Barrett's blog. The whole article is worth reading. But here's the money quote: "I can't say enough about how good LaMarcus looks," says Bayno. "He hired a personal trainer in Dallas, a guy who works with a bunch of the Dallas Cowboys. He did that totally on his own. He's up to about 260, maybe 262 (Aldridge was listed at 240 before last season). He's stronger and bigger, and hasn't lost any of his quickness." This sounds promising, though these kinds of articles are basically off-season cliches. So sez Mike Barrett: "Haven't we heard this before, about these summer workouts with various players? What carries over, and what doesn't? The fact that it's coming from Bayno, should be enough for Blazer fans to get excited. 'I know this is going to transfer over to camp and the season,' says Bayno. 'He's coming to Portland, to stay, in two weeks. He's going to go nuts in September, getting ready. He's adding things to his game, that quite frankly, I don't think defenses are going to be ready for. They're not going to be able to double him as much this year, and attack him in the same way. His work this summer is going to pay huge dividends. 'He wants to be an all-star, and I wouldn't bet against him this year.'"