Originally written October 02, 2013 on HoopStuff:
LaMarcus Aldridge Among 5 NBA Stars Who Could Be Traded This Season By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… 1. LaMarcus Aldridge- Portland Trailblazers - There have been rumors about the Blazers trading Aldridge for a long time, as there have been speculation about him wanting to leave Portland and that when his contract expires in 2015, that he won’t resign with the team. If they were to trade him, the sooner would be better, as his value is at its peak coming off a season where he lead all NBA big man in points per game and they could receive the best possible package. However, the Blazers have an excellent chance at making the playoffs this season and as long as they are in the playoff chase, they would be stupid to trade him, as he is obviously their best player. But if they falter and it is evident that they will miss the playoffs at around the trade deadline, then they should pull the trigger. Why? They have an excellent young core around the 29 year old Aldridge, incl...
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