Aldridge of course denied such, suggesting that he never asked for a trade.
It was a sentiment he repeated to Yahoo Sports’ Marc J. Spears today, saying that while he never went to management and asked to be traded, he did admit frustration.
@aldridge_12 tells Yahoo Sports he was extremely frustrated with last season but not to the point where he asked for a trade.
Believable? Hard to tell.
Either way, I’m guessing Aldridge is more than happy he stayed in Portland as the Blazers have put together quite a promising core of youthful talent that could potentially challenge for a playoff spot in a less than impressive Western Conference this season.
With another year of experience for 2012-13 Rookie of the Year award winner Damian Lillard and the addition of C.J. McCollum, the Blazers looked primed for the future.