Jan. 6, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 102-77. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

LaMarcus Aldridge Says He Has Not Asked For A Trade From Portland Trail Blazers


It’s been widely reported that LaMarcus Aldridge is unhappy in Portland – not so much because of the fans or location, rather, the lack of winning. Aldridge is starting to worry that he’ll never get an opportunity to compete for an NBA Championship, at least not in his prime.

Currently 28, it was reported that Aldridge would be very open with a trade that would send him to either the Dallas Mavericks or Chicago Bulls but he e-mailed the Oregonian and said that’s not the cast – at least not yet.

Per the Oregonian:

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.

“I’m looking forward to who we sign in free agency to make us better,” Aldridge said in the e-mail.

Not exactly what I’d call a ringing endorsement but at least Aldridge took the time out to dispute the rumor.

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