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LaMarcus Aldridge has wanted out of Portland since the last week of the Trail Blazers' season and did not resign sponsorship deals in Portland this past year, including agreements with Cadillac, Chevy, and Providence Hospital while asking to get out of a lease on his Pearl District condo.
Aldridge tried to put a clause into his lease that he will not have to pay penalties if he was traded.
“This is why I hate being in Portland,’’ Aldridge said during the last week of the season. “You can’t do anything.’’
According to the report, Aldridge would not only welcome a trade from the Blazers, but he hopes for one, believing the city is too boring and small.
Neil Olshey said he sympathized with the constant change Aldridge has gone through with the Blazers, but the GM was adamant he would not be shopping the All-Star forward.
“Well, I’ll tell you this: I’m not going to be making any phone calls to move him,’’ Olshey said. “But if the phone rings and it makes the team better ...’’
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Does LaMarcus Aldridge want out of Portland? And does he have a few teams in mind where he would like to go? Find out.
According to RealGM.com , LaMarcus Aldridge wouldn’t mind NOT being a Blazer in the near future : LaMarcus Aldridge has wanted out of Portland since the last week of the Trail Blazers’ season and did not re-sign sponsorship deals in Portland this past year, including agreements with Cadillac, Chevy, and Providence Hospital while asking [...]
As the majority of America is gearing up for Independence Day with the BBQs and parties that accompany the weekend celebrating the holiday, the gears are turning at a much more furious pace for the Portland Trail Blazers. Why? Free agency starts on July 1st.
With the draft behind us now, the front office is turning their attention to phase 2 of this rebuilding summer. When...
According to Chris Haynes of CSNNW, LaMarcus Aldridge would “prefer” to be traded to the Bulls, Mavericks or Clippers this summer if the Blazers are unable to upgrade their roster prior to the start of next season.
Does Aldridge want out of Portland? Yes and no, a source close to the 6-10 forward informed CSNNW.com.
If Portland doesn’t have plans to drastically improve its...
2013 NBA draft in the books
The Portland Trail Blazers entered the 2013 NBA draft with rumors swirling. Would they move up to improve their selection? Would they trade out of the draft altogether?
As it turned out, the evening went by without much drama, but that doesn’t mean the team didn’t improve.
Without ever truly making headlines, this team quietly left its mark all over...
If you made a bet that one of the 2013 NBA Draft picks would use a reference from popular rapper Drake during their post draft interview, then you had pay up after Portland Trail Blazer first round draft pick, C.J. McCollum dropped one.
Clearly, he had “fake friends on his mind”:
C.J. McCollum quotes Drake [SB Nation]
Via Marc Berman – NY Post
The Knicks have offered future second-round picks and future considerations (cash) to Portland in an attempt to regain the rights to small forward Kostas Papanikolaou, according to sources.
The Trail Blazers have rebuffed the Knicks and were asking for their 24th pick in a swap with Portland’s 39th pick Thursday night to pony up the 6-foot-9 Greek. Knicks...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been trying to land a star to put next to Kyrie Irving, and according to reports, owner Dan Gilbert is tired of dealing with the lottery.
ESPN’s Chad Ford is reporting that the Trail Blazers rejected a deal from the Cavaliers offering the #1 overall pick, and the #19 pick for stud power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
What are the Cleveland Cavaliers...
The Portland Trail Blazers hope to strike gold for a second consecutive year during Thursday night's draft.
A year ago, Portland used the No. 6 pick to select Weber State guard Damian Lillard, who became the NBA's Rookie of the Year. The Blazers pick at No. 10 this year.
What Blazers management has thought about this year's draft in recent weeks is anyone's guess...
On Sunday night I joined our good friend Glenn Moore at Cleveland.com as a guest on the Sunday Insider Show.
We talked about Nerlens Noel, Alex Len, Otto Porter and other options for the Cavaliers at No. 1 overall. We also discussed Sergey Karasev, selecting him at 19, along with my willingness to move up to take him at 13 if the rumored trade between the Dallas Mavericks...
Cal junior Allen Crabbe talks about his long draft night experience and his new team, after being picked up by the Portland Trail Blazers.
The NBA Draft is coming this Thursday, which means Cleveland is officially on the clock. But rumors are flying from every direction, most notably that the Blazers are trying to make a move for the #1 pick (via Chad Ford). The Cavs want Lamarcus Aldridge in return, which is a problem because Portland wants no part of dealing their allstar forward. I kind of like this strategy from...
Assuming a parade is not scheduled on Euclid Avenue to celebrate Kevin Love or LaMarcus Aldridge's arrival trade is not made, the Cleveland Cavaliers will enter draft night holding four picks in the top 33.
Way back in 1986, the Cavs similarly entered the war room owning three picks in the top 29. Gordon Gund and the Cleveland brain trust then executed a draft-day trade to...