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Weekly Update: The Portland Trail Blazers are a new team with LaMarcus Aldridge

In a 24-hour stretch this week, Blazer fans went from wondering how far the Blazers could tumble without LaMarcus Aldridge to being back in the Western Conference conversation with him. But what exactly does his return mean long term?

Trail Blazers Nation felt a whirlwind of emotions in 24 hours.

One second, their superstar was out as much as two months. The next he was leading the team to a comeback victory.

After a combined 64 points in the two games after deciding not to undergo surgery, having Aldridge back is obviously massive news for the Trail Blazers. But what does it mean for the rest of the season? That is the key question of this week's Blazer's Edge Weekly Update.

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