HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE THIS GUY? I GOT THE CHANCE TO GO INTO TRAILBLAZERS PRE-PRE SEASON OPEN GYM AND THIS YOUNG MAN WAS DOMINATING THOSE GAMES IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS! HE HAS IMPROVED QUITE A BIT SINCE SEEING HIM PLAY IN SUMMER LEAGUE!
Draft picks are often used as currency in the NBA, especially when it comes to superstar dealings (Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, etc.).
Aldridge will obviously be working closely this season with Lillard, whom Olshey has labeled the team's franchise point guard. The sixth overall pick in the NBA draft, Lillard averaged 24.5 points, five rebounds and four assists as a junior last season at Weber State.