With the Indiana Pacers in town tonight, it's only natural to daydream about 7-foot-2 center Roy Hibbert taking the tipoffs on the pinwheel for every home game. Hibbert, as you may remember, came tantalizingly close to becoming a Blazer this summer after his first All-Star year.

When the Blazers offered Hibbert a max deal, he and power forward LaMarcus Aldridge talked on the phone as both were excited about the future in Portland.

"Just talked about being two big guys out there, new era of the twin towers," Aldridge recalled on Wednesday morning. "And that was shuttered kind of quick. So that's gone now."

Aldridge talks about the Hibbert deal only when approached with the topic, so he's not living in the past. However, he has made it clear, whenever asked, how much he would want to play alongside a "7-foot-1" or dominant center.