(AP) -- The way LaMarcus Aldridge has been playing, he may end up warranting discussion for league MVP.
Putting up terrific numbers for a Portland Trail Blazers team which leads the Western Conference, Aldridge is coming off possibly his best effort of the season going into Friday night's home game against the West-worst Utah Jazz.
"He's the best power forward in the game," teammate Wesley Matthews said. "He's got to be getting MVP votes with the way we're playing, with the level he's playing at. He's just willing us right now. He's awesome right now."