LaMarcus Aldridge RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tim Duncan joining Spurs' recruiting meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge

    Yahoo! Sports "Tim Duncan will join Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich as part of the San Antonio Spurs' contingent when they meet with Portland Trail Blazers free agent LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, a source told Yahoo Sports. Duncan's decision to join the group is another indication of..." June 30

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Plans To Meet With Raptors In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Portland Trail Blazers star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge has plans to meet with the Toronto Raptors this week, league sources told RealGM. Aldridge has an interest in the Raptors, who hold space for a maximum contract offer, sources said. In his free-agent meetings in Los Angeles, Aldridge will..." June 29

  • Aldridge tells Blazers he’s gone

    San Antonio Express-News "Portland All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, perhaps the most coveted free agent in this year’s class, has told the Blazers he will not be re-signing with the team he has played for since joining the NBA out of Texas in 2007, according to a report by The Columbian. Speculation ramped up Wednesday that..." June 26

  • Rockets to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love "The Houston Rockets are expected to chase power forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love in free agency, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. This means Rockets forward Terrence Jones will likely be on the move soon. As in before Thursday's draft. It wouldn't be NBA free agency if Houston general..." June 25

  • Aldridge is likely leaving Portland for the Lakers or Spurs, per report

    SB Nation "LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the top unrestricted free agents this summer, and he should have no shortage of suitors if he decides to leave the Trail Blazers. Aldridge is reportedly favoring the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs in free agency if he leaves Portland, according to ESPN's Marc..." June 25

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    Eddie Sefko @ESefko

    That should allow them to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge and also have room to re-sign Tyson Chandler. That would be a pretty salty front line.

  • Dirk: 'We'd love to have' LaMarcus Aldridge

    ESPN Dallas "Dirk Nowitzki has been replaced by Chandler Parsons in the unofficial role as the lead recruiter for the Dallas Mavericks, but he’s still more than willing to roll out the welcome mat for LaMarcus Aldridge this summer. “We’d love to have him,” Nowitzki said Tuesday at a Mavs youth camp on the..." June 16

  • Report: Spurs could be off Aldridge’s list

    San Antonio Express-News "T-minus 22 days until free agency begins, and the rumor mill continues to churn. After nearly a full season of speculation that the Spurs could be the top suitor for coveted forward LaMarcus Aldridge, we have a dissenting view from Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher. It’s nebulous, to be sure,..." June 10

  • Mavericks, Not Spurs, Could Be the Texas Team to Lure LaMarcus Aldridge Away

    Bleacher Report "When it comes to NBA free agency, armchair GMs—as in everyone who isn't an actual NBA GM—tend to pair available players with teams that have the cash and the need, as if the entire procedure is akin to acquiring and installing a missing part on a car. The problem with that: car parts don't have..." June 09

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    Amy Schwartz @TheAmySchwartz

    One month before free agency begins...and LaMarcus Aldridge's Portland home is for sale. Take it for what it's worth. #Blazers

  • Breaking Down LaMarcus Aldridge's Contract Options

    Blazer's Edge "With all the questions swirling around LaMarcus Aldridge this summer, the first question of his recent exit interview cut right to the chase: Q: LaMarcus, what's going to be important for you when you decide where you play next year? Aldridge: ... I'm not gonna get into the details of it,..." May 21

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Tim Duncan's heir is not LaMarcus Aldridge

    Pounding The Rock "No matter how much we resist the idea, Tim Duncan will be gone at some point and the Spurs will need someone to fill his role if they intend to remain contenders. There have been plenty of rumors about LaMarcus Aldridge being on the Spurs radar to be that guy. Yet as great as Aldridge is, it's not..." May 21

  • Report: Celtics looking to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews as package deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "If LaMarcus Aldridge leaves the Trail Blazers, where would he go? The Spurs are reportedly at or near the top of his list, and the Cavaliers could factor. The Lakers and Knicks will push for him, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mavericks and Rockets also pursue the native Texan. A..." May 14

  • Boston Celtics rumors 2015: LaMarcus Aldridge and Wes Matthews both possible targets? "'s A. Sherrod Blakely believes the Boston Celtics could target a pair of Portland Trail Blazer free agents this summer, including star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. During an episode of Celtics Talk TV (below), Blakely said, "My understanding is the Celtics are going to be open to..." May 12

  • LaMarcus Aldridge: The Elephant in the Room

    Blazer's Edge "The elephant in the room had another superb season worthy of his large mammalian status. Coming into this season, LaMarcus Aldridge had been an All-Star in his previous three campaigns. Since those accolades started coming in, the evaluation, expectation and perception of his game has remained..." May 11

  • Rumor: Blake Griffin to Trail Blazers in sign-and-trade?

    CSN Northwest "Then-Clippers general manager Neil Olshey declared of Blake Griffin in 2011: “I can guarantee you he will only ever be a Clipper.” The next year, the Clippers announced they reached “a deal in principle” to retain Olshey. A few days later, he became the Trail Blazers’ new general..." May 09

  • LaMarcus Aldridge: 9 years in Portland will ‘have more weight than anything else’ on his free agent decision

    Columbian "Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has a big summer ahead. He is an unrestricted free-agent for the first time in his career. The Lakers, Knicks and Spurs are all reportedly trying to get him to come to their team. But on his way out during his exit interview, he had nothing but good..." May 01

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    #Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge on prospects of being a sought after free agent: "I’m not going to lie, you want to be wanted."

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    We know Knicks & Lakers will chase LaMarcus Aldridge come July, but at least two teams in Texas believe they have shot at him: Spurs & Mavs

  • Blazers players worried LaMarcus Aldridge might leave Portland

    SB Nation "LaMarcus Aldridge will be a free agent this offseason and will no doubt be one of the more coveted ones. The belief, though, has always been that he'd be re-signing with Portland. Not only can the team, via the league's Bird Rights rules, pay the most the money and give him an additional year, but..." April 21

  • Trail Blazers' list of concerns after Game 1 should include the future of LaMarcus Aldridge

    Oregonian "It was 40 minutes before Game 1 here Sunday when Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen arrived at FedExForum and caught the eye of LaMarcus Aldridge. The Blazers star was in the midst of his pregame warmup when he stopped to run over to the corner baseline to greet the man who has paid him..." April 20

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    Adam Wexler @awexler

    Blazers just announced LaMarcus Aldridge (foot sprain) is out at OKC tonight.

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    LaMarcus Aldridge (L index finger sprain) & Nic Batum (low back pain) are QUESTIONABLE; Chris Kaman (R shoulder strain) is OUT 2nite @ Utah.

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    Casey Holdahl @CHold

    Aldridge said he had an x-ray and an MRI on his right thumb, with both coming back negative

  • LaMarcus Aldridge explains delaying thumb surgery

    USA Today "The appointment was set. LaMarcus Aldridge would spend Tuesday in Cleveland, where the torn ligament in his left (non-shooting) thumb was scheduled to be surgically fixed and the Portland Trail Blazers' wildly successful season would likely be broken as a result. Instead, there's this bit of..." January 28

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Will Undergo Surgery To Repair Ligament Tear, Out 6-8 Weeks "A second magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in his left thumb. He will undergo surgery later this week and is expected to be out for 6-8 weeks. Aldridge sustained the injury in the second quarter..." January 23

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    Sean Deveney @SeanDeveney

    Heard MRI LaMarcus Aldridge had was inconclusive bc thumb still too swollen. Having another today, but was told thumb's in a cast. Not good.

  • Report: Spurs luring LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency is a possibility mentioned by multiple team executives

    Pro Basketball Talk "LaMarcus Aldridge will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but has already said he wants to be “the best Blazer ever,” and plans to re-up with a five-year contract just as soon as he is able. The Blazers are winning, have an amazing young point guard in Damian Lillard, and can offer..." January 21

  • LaMarcus Aldridge set for MRI later this week, no timeline for return

    The Score "The Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak on Monday, possibly incurring a much more serious loss in the process. Potential All-Star and mid-range maestro LaMarcus Aldridge hurt his left hand in the second quarter of the game, appearing to jam his thumb on the thigh of..." January 21

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    Trail Blazers PR @TrailBlazersPR

    X-rays of LaMarcus Aldridge's left hand are negative. He will be further evaluated on Tuesday.

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    LaMarcus Aldridge (upper respiratory illness) stayed away from the #Blazers practice facility today and is doubtful vs. the Knicks Sunday.

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    Jabari Young @JabariJYoung

    LaMarcus doubtful vs #Nets with illness....same illness Meyers had #Blazers

  • Does NBA's new mega TV deal jeopardize LaMarcus Aldridge's pledge to sign extension?

    Oregonian "The NBA is primed for a financial windfall thanks to a lucrative new contract extension with its national television broadcast partners. The NBA announced on Monday that it has reached a new nine-year agreement with Walt Disney and Turner Broadcasting, ensuring that national TV games continue..." October 07

  • Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge withdraw from USA Basketball consideration

    Pro Basketball Talk "When USA Basketball released its 19-man pool of players that would be contending for a spot to play in the World Championships this summer, a couple of names that were left off the list weren’t done so as a result of a decision made by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Instead, two All-Star..." July 18

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Jerry Colangelo said LaMarcus Aldridge told USA Basketball he's not available for FIBA World Cup. Could be last straw for Aldridge/re: USAB

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    LaMarcus Aldridge tells The Oregonian he will not sign a contract extension with #Blazers this offseason, but plans to do so next summer.

  • Trail Blazers presented max extension to LaMarcus Aldridge's representatives

    Yahoo! Sports "Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen and general manager Neil Olshey formally presented the representatives of three-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge a maximum contract extension in Los Angeles last week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Allen and Olshey met with Wasserman Media..." June 27

  • Aldridge finds himself in elite company after two playoff games

    Houston Chronicle "LaMarcus Aldridge’s dominance of the Houston Rockets has reached historic levels. The former UT star had 43 points in the Blazers’ 112-105 Game 2 victory on Wednesday. He tallied a Blazers’ franchise playoff-record 46 points in the Game 1 win on Sunday. Aldridge’s 89 points in the first two..." April 24

  • Blazers beat Rockets in playoff opener with record-setting performances from LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard

    Oregonian "A few hours before Game 1, Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts was surrounded by a horde of reporters at the team’s morning shootaround, spouting off a few clichés and cracking a sly joke here and there without revealing a care in the world. Just before the brief question-and-answer session was..." April 21

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    LaMarcus Aldridge and Mo Williams will be inactive tonight vs the Clippers. Dorell Wright will start at PF for #Blazers

  • Aldridge is still a go for the World Cup this summer

    CSN Northwest "Despite dealing with a nagging back contusion that will likely linger the remainder of the season, Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge plans to still compete with Team USA in the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain this summer. “I’m committed to playing,” Aldridge told “I..." April 06

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    After missing the last seven games with a back contusion, #Blazers F LaMarcus Aldridge says he will return tonight against the Hawks.

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    Trail Blazers @trailblazers

    UPDATE: @aldridge_12 (low back contusion) has been upgraded to questionable vs. Atlanta. LA will be a game-time decision. #RipCity

  • Aldridge's return could salvage season for Blazers

    CSN Northwest "The Portland Trail Blazers sunk to a new low when they got outplayed and outworked by the Orlando Magic, resulting in an embarrassing 95-85 loss Tuesday night in the Amway Center. “It’s probably the lowest point as far as being inconsistent, but it’s also the toughest,” Damian Lillard said..." March 26

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    Aldridge said he planned to go through a full contact practice Wednesday and hopes to play Thursday when #Blazers visit Hawks.

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    #Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge is going through pregame shooting workout right now in Orlando. No word on his status for tonight's game yet.

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Blazers say LaMarcus Aldridge (back contusion) out tomorrow vs. Heat. He will get a practice in before returning and that hasn't occurred.

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge will not play tonight vs Bobcats. No update. Though he's doing station shooting post shootaround and moving okay.

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    Erik Gundersen @blazerbanter

    LaMarcus Aldridge said he's feeling better. He said he just started walking without crutches today.

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