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Old July 24 2013, 02:54 AM   #78
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NBA Trade Rumors: Asking Price Will Keep LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland

According to Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest, the Portland Trail Blazers met with LaMarcus Aldridge to discuss a potential trade. Aldridge was reportedly unequivocal, saying that he doesn't want to be traded, but wouldn't be opposed to a potential deal.

In the end, Portland's asking price will keep Aldridge in Portland.

Haynes reports that the Trail Blazers are targeting Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin, Al Horford, Kevin Love and Joakim Noah as compensation for trading Aldridge. As it presently stands, each of those player's respective teams has been unwilling to deal its franchise player.

Thus, all signs point towards Aldridge remaining with the Trail Blazers.

Aldridge currently has two years and remaining on his contract, making $14,128,000 in 2013-14 and $15,256,000 in 2014-15. Drafted No. 2 overall, Aldridge has certainly done enough during his seven-year career to warrant the money.

Unfortunately, that means Portland will not trade him unless the value is right.
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