"He’s the most complete big man in the NBA, and his versatility is a huge asset for Portland. He’s capable of playing elite defense at the power forward and center positions, while also being a threat to score from the low block or the high post. Pau Gasol is the only other big man in the NBA who can say that, and he isn’t nearly the athlete Aldridge is. The Trail Blazers can go big with Aldridge at the 4 and Marcus Camby at the 5, and they can go small with Aldridge at the 5 and Gerald Wallace at the 4. Size and shooting ability age well in the NBA, so despite Griffin’s jaw-dropping aerial exhibitions and Love’s rebounding prowess, don’t be surprised if Aldridge becomes the NBA’s next great power forward."