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ESPN Experts Agree: Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge Will Make Next All-Star Game

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A panel of ESPN.com's NBA experts agree that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was left off the 2011 NBA All-Star team in favor of Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love and Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, will make his first All-Star Game whenever the NBA decides to get around to playing them again.

J.A. Adande: LaMarcus Aldridge. He deserved a spot on last season's squad, especially when you consider he averaged almost eight points per game more than Tim Duncan on the season. Will Duncan continue to get a spot based on career achievement, or is it time for a new wave to take over?

Chad Ford: LaMarcus Aldridge. The West is overloaded with power forwards, but it will become increasingly harder to pick Tim Duncan with the way Aldridge came on last season.

John Hollinger: LaMarcus Aldridge, who got the shaft a season ago thanks to the surplus of quality power forwards in the Western Conference but is unlikely to get short shrift again.

Marc Stein: LaMarcus Aldridge is another obvious choice, but West forward is pretty much the worst position to play if you're trying to get an All-Star invite.

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