LaMarcus Aldridge endorsed the Portland Trail Blazers’ acquisition of Robin Lopez.
Aldridge reportedly wanted a trade from the Blazers last season.
"I think LaMarcus is pleased,” Neil Olshey said in a press conference on Thursday. “Clearly he and Robin Lopez are represented by the same agent so they've been in contact. He was a part of the process during this. Look, LaMarcus' key was to get a big body next to him so he's not always thrown to the wolves down crunch time playing the five or being guarded by fives. It was a concern for us as well. We don't want him getting beaten up and worn down at the end of every year because he's a power forward that we've forced to play the five because we didn't have anybody watching his back on the weakside and on the other block.
“So I think bringing someone like Robin in that knows his role. He'll score with opportunity but he's not a guy that's going to demand touches. We have enough firepower with...