Despite dealing with a nagging back contusion that will likely linger the remainder of the season, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge plans to still compete with Team USA in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer. “I’m committed to playing,” Aldridge told “I don’t see how that would change.” His inside-outside game is perfect for international competition and he made it clear his skills will be on display this time around. “I’m all in,” he reiterated. Aldridge, 28, is having the best season of his career having reached career marks in some major statistical categories such as scoring (23.3) and rebounding (11.1). For most of the season, his name has surfaced amongst those in the MVP discussion. The three-time All-Star told midway through the season that this year’s team is the most fun he’s had as Trail Blazer. That fall he had in San Antonio a few weeks back that put him in the state he’s in today, took a little of the luster out, though.