LaMarcus Aldridge Says He Hasn’t Demanded A Trade From Blazers


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 The Oregonian, Aldridge said he has not asked to be traded and expressed tempered enthusiasm about the Blazers’ prospects in free agency, which opens July 1.
“I haven’t demanded a trade,” Aldridge said in the e-mail.
Aldridge averaged 21.1 points, a career-high 9.1 rebounds and a career-high 2.6 assists per game and made his second consecutive All-Star Game appearance.