Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 9/3/13
Portland Trail Blazers: 3 Pivotal Questions Entering the Season By Josh Morgan: Hoopstuff Senior Writer… 1. Will they trade LaMarcus Aldridge? - Even with reigning Rookie of the Year, Damian Lillard on the roster, Aldridge is the star and face of the franchise in Portland. With only one year remaining on his contract after this season and suggestions that he was extremely frustrated in Portland last season, there have been numerous rumors that he will be traded. Will the moves the front office made over the off-season to improve the worst bench in the NBA improve the Blazers enough to lead to wins and make Aldridge see that there is a bright future for the organization? Or have the recent string of losing seasons lead to a relationship beyond repair? If they do decide to move him, is there a deal out there that can return the type of talent the Blazers would be giving up? If not, this move may lead to Lillard’s eventual unease. With all this on the line, general manager Neil Olshey ...
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