Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 7/19/13
This last week has been a slow sports week. A lot of talk about the MLB All-Star Game, Aaron Hernandez and the Tour de France. Nothing that typically grabs the attention of the average sports bystander. In situations like this, the media has been accused of forcing or fabricating stories to steal headlines during a down week. Some of that may have played a role in the reports from sources close to Chris Haynes at CSNNW.  Late Wednesday night, there were reports that representatives for LaMarcus Aldridge met with Portland General Manager Neil Olshey to discuss trade opportunities to send Aldridge out of town. The report from Haynes said that the Blazers will not trade Aldridge just for a package of picks, that it will take a superstar type player to drag Aldridge away from the Blazers with two years left on his contract.  Haynes and CSNNW are both incredibly reputable and I have an increasingly hard time questioning their reporting procedures or reasoning for making these r...
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