LaMarcus Aldridge: (Ankle) Could Play Monday Staff

Update: Aldridge (ankle) could join the Blazers for Monday's game at Utah, The Oregonian reports.

Recommendation: Aldridge, who has missed the past two contests, opted to remain in Portland in order to receive treatment on his severely sprained right ankle rather than travel with the Blazers on their current two-game road jaunt. Considering the extent of the injury, he would likely be a game-time call, if in fact he found his way to Utah. Nevertheless, Meyers Leonard is the primary beneficiary as long as Aldridge is sidelined.