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This has been a crazy week for Portland Trailblazers power forward, LaMarcus Ladridge. The skilled big man has been tossed into trade rumors, such as a proposed deal between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Trail Blazers that would have sent Aldridge to Clevelend in lieu of the 1st and 19th picks in the first round of Thursday’s draft. A deal that the Trail Blazer shot down. The next rumor to hit the sports blogosphere was that Aldridge was demanding a trade. It was said that LaMarcus wanted out of Portland, and even went as far as to name the Chicago Bulls as a preferred landing spot of LA. Aldridge emailed The Oregonian on Saturday and, for the first time, addressed these rumors. Aldridge shot down rumors that he has demanded a trade by saying. “I haven’t demanded a trade, Said Aldridge in the email. “I’m looking forward to who we sign in free agency to make us better,” The thing I’ve learned with NBA players, or even athletes in general, is that we might not ever know exactly where they stand on things such as trades, free agency, or the current city and or team they play for. It appears as Aldridge is all-in with the Trail Blazers as of right now, and we should simply take him at his word, until it proves to be no good. Portland had the pleasant surprise that was Damian Lillard last season, and they’ll need both Lillard and Aldridge steering the ship if they hope to make a playoff appearance next season. Technorati Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, damian lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, NBA Draft, NBA Trades, Portland Trail Blazers
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LaMarcus Aldridge claimed on Saturday that he has not requested a trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.
“I haven’t demanded a trade,” Aldridge said in an e-mail.
It had been previously reported that Aldridge would welcome a trade out of the Blazers, had not renewed his sponsorships in Portland, and believed the city was too small.
“I’m looking forward to who we sign in...
There have been several different reports suggesting that Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge wants out of Portland.
One such rumor had Aldridge requesting to be dealt to the Bulls because he would have a chance to contend.
Aldridge had been quiet on the reports until Saturday, when he emailed the Oregonian, and made it clear that he hasn’t demanded a trade.
In an e-mail to...
Free Agency opened it’s doors Monday morning and boy, it has been a roller coaster ride with less than 12 hours into free agency. The Portland Trail Blazers are the latest team to show interest in free agent Tony Allen via CSNNW: Late Sunday night the Portland Trail Blazers contacted the representatives of unrestricted free [...]The post Portland Trail Blazers express interest...
By now, draft analysts and sports journalists have spent many hours discussing the Portland Trail Blazers first round pick, guard C.J. McCollum out of Lehigh University. Apparently, the front office liked the point guard with a shooting touch from a small school they got last year so much, they wanted another one.
However, the real value in the draft for Portland will be determined...
It is very unusual when an NBA player who hasn’t played a game in four seasons garners interest from any team in the Association. Yet that is the case as according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, former Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden is receiving feelers from several clubs.
Spears further stated:
Oden, 25,has received interest from the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs...
The Portland Trail Blazers have reportedly acquired Thomas Robinson from the Houston Rockets.
Houston has traded Thomas Robinson to the Portland Trail Blazers, league source tells Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2013
The Rockets moving Robinson is no surprise since rumors have been swirling for a week or so that Houston would likely try and move T-Rob as...
Eric Maynor has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Washington Wizards.
Maynor was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Portland Trail Blazers in February.
The Wizards have been searching for a backup point guard.
According to Michael Lee of the Washington Post, point guard Eric Maynor, will sign a multi-year deal with the Washington Wizards.
Maynor did not see much playing time in OKC and was traded mid-season last year to the Portland Trail Blazers where he averaged 6.9 points and 4 assists in 27 games.