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LaMarcus Aldridge | Center/Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: Texas
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The Spurs are expected to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge over Marc Gasol.
It's not just about the talent here. Gasol is going to be very tough to pry from Memphis while Aldridge seems a little more likely to be headed out of Portland. The Spurs have a lot of players to sign on their team and bringing in a max player would alter their plans. May 18 - 4:54 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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LaMarcus Aldridge had successful thumb surgery on Monday.

The procedure was on Aldridge's left thumb to repair the radial collateral ligament. LMA will be able to return to basketball activities in about eight weeks, meaning he'll be good to go well in advance of training camp. The big man will be an unrestricted free agent in July, and it's not a lock he'll remain with the Blazers.
Source: NBA.com
May 18 - 1:28 PM

The Celtics are reportedly interested in signing both LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews.

"My understanding is the Celtics are going to be open to putting together some type of package deal where they would not only bring in LaMarcus Aldridge, they'd bring in one of his good friends by the name of Wes Matthews," A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE.com said. With both players set to be free agents this summer and the Celtics with plenty of cap room, this isn't a completely unrealistic scenario. The Celtics have said they're looking to make a splash this summer and a move like this would certainly qualify.
May 12 - 10:42 AM

With LaMarcus Aldridge poised to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, Blazers GM Neil Olshey said the league's collective bargaining agreement "is favorable for teams that want to retain their players."

Olshey has "contingencies in place" no matter what happens in free agency, and he readily concedes the obvious -- "When you have a franchise player who is unrestricted, that will dictate a great deal of what [the Blazers] do this summer." Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez are also headed for free agency, as is Dorell Wright, and there's a chance that well see a very different Portland team in 2016-17.
May 2 - 9:32 AM

San Antonio and Dallas are rumored to be at the top of LaMarcus Aldridge's list as a free agent destination.

Aldridge stated during his exit interview that he's enjoyed his time with the Trail Blazers, but there are rumors out there that he's felt underappreciated in Portland as the spotlight has shifted more towards his fiery counterpart, Damian Lillard. Then again, there are 29 other teams that would have no problem asking Marc Stein or any other writer to print that. He's also spent nine years playing for an organization that has only made it out of their first-round series once, and they've failed to go any further than a second-round exit, so that will likely weigh into his decision. That being said, it's still far too early to make any definitive proclamations, and nothing is final until Aldridge puts his name to a contract. We’ll be following this story very closely this offseason.
Source: ESPN
May 1 - 2:42 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge said during his exit interview that he doesn't intend to drag out the free agency process.

"I’ve never been in it. I’ve never been in this situation," Aldridge said of his impending free agency. "I’m not one to prolong things or drag it out." He also said that he's unsure on whether or not he'll undergo thumb surgery, so that's a story we'll be monitoring over the offseason. Aldridge has established himself as an elite power forward in the league, and there will be no shortage of suitors vying for his services this offseason. For what it's worth, Aldridge did say that he's enjoyed his nine years in Portland, and that those nine years will weigh more than anything else during free agency. Regardless of where he winds up, he’ll be a solid second-round selection in next year’s fantasy drafts.
Apr 30 - 6:05 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge declined to talk about his free agency plans after the Trail Blazers lost their opening-round playoff series to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

While rumors have circulated that Aldridge is ready to leave Portland as an unrestricted free agent this summer, the big man wasn't ready to talk about that after the game. "I will cross that bridge later on,'' Aldridge said. "Right now, I want to be with my teammates and reflect on the good season we had.'' LA's rumored suitors include the Lakers, Knicks, Mavericks, and Spurs, but no matter where he ends up, he's coming of a top-25 fantasy season and should be a second-round target on draft day.
Apr 30 - 9:24 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge couldn't prevent the Blazers from losing their series with the Grizzlies on Wednesday, as he finished with just 14 points and nine boards before fouling out in 40 minutes.

He shot just 5-of-18 from the field tonight, and it's possible that this was his last game in a Blazer uniform. Aldridge is set to become a free agent this summer, and teams such as the Mavericks, Spurs, Knicks and Lakers will reportedly go after him very aggressively. Aldridge is also still bothered by his left thumb, and it should be noted that he will have to get surgery on it in the offseason. As always, we will monitor this situation very closely in the coming weeks.
Apr 30 - 1:27 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge made it clear that he doesn't have any regrets of delaying his thumb surgery, but he did add that he isn't 100 percent.

"If feeling great is 10, I'm about a 5, 6," Aldridge said in regards to his thumb. The Blazers are losing 3-1 to the Grizzlies, but Aldridge is doing everything he can to keep the Blazers alive by averaging 23.8 points, 11.8 boards, 2.0 assists and 2.5 blocks per game. His future in Portland is very unclear at the moment, and a first-round exit surely wouldn't help things. Expect Aldridge to give everything he has in Game 5 tonight.
Apr 29 - 1:51 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge made 6-of-22 from the field for 18 points with 12 boards, one assist and no turnovers in 40 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

It was a really bad game and he was defended very well by Zach Randolph. This could have been Aldridge's last game at the Moda Center and the fans gave him a nice reception. The team will look to extend its season on Wednesday in Memphis.
Apr 28 - 1:34 AM

ESPN's Chris Broussard reported on Saturday that when he asked LaMarcus Aldridge if Portland will be his No.1 choice in free agency, Aldridge said "we'll see".

To make this story even more interesting, Blazers general manager Neil Olshey gave his team the option of flying home separately after their Game 2 defeat in Memphis, and Aldridge was the only player to take a separate flight from the team. This certainly doesn't bode well for Aldridge's future in Portland, and it's already being reported that teams such as the Spurs, Mavericks, Lakers and Knicks will pursue him hard this summer. The Blazers have lost the first three games of the series to the Grizzlies, so an early-round exit likely won't help Portland's chances of retaining their star power forward. We will continue to pass along updates as necessary.
Apr 26 - 10:50 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge struggled from the field in Saturday's Game 3 loss to the Grizzlies, shooting just 6-of-18 from the field to finish with 21 points, seven boards, five assists and two blocks.

His shot was way off for most of the night and he was never able to establish a rhythm. Rumors were swirling around Aldridge for the entire game about potential destinations when he hits free agency, and an early first-round exit likely won't sit too well with him. Aldridge will look to bounce back in Game 4 on Monday as the Blazers try to avoid getting swept by the Grizzlies.
Apr 26 - 2:18 AM

The Spurs and Mavericks will pursue LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency this summer, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

While the Lakers and Knicks are thought to covet Aldridge, Stein reports that both the Spurs and Mavericks think they have a shot at signing the Texas native. Aldridge will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 and will have no shortage of suitors, so we'll have to revisit this topic over the summer. No matter where he ends up, Aldridge is coming off a top-25 fantasy season and should be a late-second round pick in fall drafts.
Apr 23 - 9:40 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge hit 7-of-20 shots, a 3-pointer and 9-of-10 free throws to finish with 24 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in Wednesday's 97-82 Game 2 loss to the Grizzlies.

The Blazers now trail 2-0 in the series, and the future doesn't look very bright in Portland. Damian Lillard added 18 points, but just one assist, and also hit just 5-of-16 shots in the process. With Arron Afflalo and Wesley Matthews both out, the Blazers started Allen Crabbe, who hit just 1-of-2 shots for three points. Games 3 & 4 are in Portland, so the Blazers have a chance to get back into the series, but they'll need everyone to play well in order for that to happen.
Apr 22 - 10:43 PM

The Blazers are fearful LaMarcus Aldridge could bolt in free agency this offseason, according to The Oregonian.

One Blazers player estimated Aldridge is 50-50 to return after the season. This is more rumor than report, and we haven't seen much to suggest Aldridge is seriously considering a change of scenery. That being said, he'll be in high demand, and a first-round playoff exit could leave a sour taste in his mouth.
Apr 20 - 9:13 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
3Tim Frazier
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Arron Afflalo
3C.J. McCollum
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Alonzo Gee
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland