Aldridge two part question
Question One: How much time did Lamarcus Aldridge play at Center? If it could be broken down into % at PF and % at C roughly what are the numbers?
Question Two: What would it take to move Lamarcus from Portland. It seems like Trade after trade after trade is brought up for Love. People offering livestock, jewels and unborn children just to pry him from Minny yet theres no Aldridge talks? Lets hear them!
Question 1: Aldridge spent roughly 22% of his minutes at the 5 (451 minutes).
Question 2: LA didn't come out and say he wouldn't resign with Portland, like Love did with Minnesota, so why would there be trade speculation when Portland has no reason to shop him?
It would probably take ALOT to get Aldridge from Portland. He finally has a solid team around him while putting up very good numbers. The Blazers are a young time give them time to grow. Hell, he could even be untouchable if their front office thinks so. Add a few pieces and they are serious contenders. If it aint broke dont fix it.
Acording to 82games.com, Aldridge played 70% of his minutes at the 4, 26% at the 5, and the other 4 percent I suppose he was on the floor with a strange lineup where there werent clearly defined positions.
His numbers are almost identical for both spots except for 1 thing. When he is playing center, he gets to the FT line alot more.
As far as the Love trade rumors, it has all spawned from hearing that KLove wants out of Minny.. Aldridge would be crazy to want out of Portland. IMO, the Blazers have done one of the best jobs at building a team. Think about this, they drafted Oden at number 1, to play beside Aldridge and ROY!! Oden was clearly the right pick.. People can say what they want but Durant didnt project to be what he is now.. And Oden didnt project to be out of the league. And Brandon Roy was a top 3 SG and a top 10 player in the league until his knees gave out..
Think about that, you have a top 10 player in the league, the number 1 pick, and budding star Lamarcus Aldridge. I think they also had Batum, who is a very nice piece. Then all of a sudden, the ceiling comes falling down.. Oden is out of the league, Roy is on his way out too. Most teams would have caved and become irrelevant. The Blazers did not.. They picked up, made Aldridge the face of the francise, drafted a ROY, put very nice pieces around their core, and were one of the most exciting teams in the league this year..
Thank you all for the quick response in regards to his position splits. I originally asked because according to an article on Sports World Report "Lamarcus Aldridge could be a target as well since his contract is coming up after next season and so far he said he is not going to sign an extension an extension with the Blazers and is planning on hitting the market." I personally couldn't see him leaving Portland was just curious as to what kind of packages it would take for the Trail Blazers to raise an eyebrow at the idea.
According to Basketball Reference, Aldridge spent 14% of this season as C.
When 82games.com has him playing 26% at the 5 (and 4% at some mystery position apparently) while basketball reference has him at 14%... There's a major problem with data collection.