LaMarcus Aldridge can spin it anyway he wants to, but it’s clear that he has no interest in being in Portland any longer.
Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest is reporting that members of the Aldridge camp recently met with Trail Blazers GM Neil Olshey to discuss potential trade options for the 27-year-old all-star.
According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the situation, the meeting was described as being productive with both sides focused on doing what’s best for both parties.
Aldridge, 27, has two years and roughly $30 million remaining on his current contract and I’m told Olshey is in no rush to facilitate a deal at the urging of a player’s camp, especially if the organization isn’t getting equal value in return.
Trading Aldridge for a collection of draft picks will not be an option.
Reports suggest that Joakim Noah, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, Al Horford and Anthony Davis, are players that the Blazers covet, but none of those teams are budging whatsoever.