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LaMarcus Aldridge wants out!!!

http://www.hoopsworld.com/blazers-aldridge-demands-trade-to-the-bulls?ut...

I would hardly call the Blazers rebuilding, they only need a bench and will be a playoff contender.


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I wouldn't really say "they

I wouldn't really say "they only need a bench." A bench is a pretty big thing to have. Some teams have been working years to get the right guys on their bench.

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Would be ironic if he went to

Would be ironic if he went to Bulls, seeing as they drafted him originally.

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If the Bulls could pull that

If the Bulls could pull that off, I'd be ecstatic. I'd assume Boozer would be headed out it if it were to happen.

A starting line-up of Rose, Butler, Deng, Aldridge, and Noah plus a bench of Hinrich, Gibson, Teague and a few FAs and/or draft picks would be a very good squad.

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By the way, I'm also aware

By the way, I'm also aware that Deng or Noah could be part of a deal. As a diehard Bulls fan, I'm very torn with this situation.

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There's no way the deal would

There's no way the deal would be straight up boozer for Aldridge, they would have to give up various other pieces and/or draft picks. Having said that, an all-star offensive forward like Aldridge would be a great addition for the bulls

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as a die hard blazers fan

as a die hard blazers fan this will kill me, LA leaving PDX but i know its a reality of happening, but if we get boozer i'll burn my jerseys

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Nikola Mirotic - the Bulls

Nikola Mirotic - the Bulls own his rights and he's probably the best young European player. Boozer, Mirotic, Teague, Pick 20 for Aldridge?
Not saying that should happen but I think thats a fair trade.

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I doubt

I doubt this deal happens...Bulls don't really have anyone Portland would want other than Rose and Noah and Rose is untouchable and i'm pretty sure they won't trade Noah either. Deng doesn't really seem like someone the Blazers would want since they just resigned Batum to a big extension.

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When the Bulls traded him on

When the Bulls traded him on draft day for Stromile Swift 2.0 I almost lost it. I guess that was the Bulls way of saying sorry for skipping MJ

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Aldridge

Aldridge has put in his time in Portland. They have had talented teams, but not once have they put together a legitimate contender. If he wants out now, I can't say I blame him.

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This is an extremely arrogant

This is an extremely arrogant statement, and I have no idea how you got a thumbs up. It's not the Blazers fault Greg Oden and Brandon Roy's careers were cut short, and you can add Martell Webster to that list too (Three lottery picks all went down with injury). People were talking about the Blazers like everyone talks about the Thunder today, and for a while they seemed like a team for the future. They have still been pretty good at drafting, acquiring both Batum and Lillard. That's a pretty decent core going forward with LA. The Blazers tried, it's just hard to put a good product on the table when you're still paying guys to rehab.

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Maybe they will turn it into

Maybe they will turn it into some kind of three way deal? I am not sure of the logistics involved but I know there were earlier discussions that would have sent Deng to Washington for the 3rd overall pick who we presumed Chicago would have taken McLemore with. Chicago wouldn't have to move Boozer if they got Aldridge because in all likelihood nobody wants Boozer with his crazy salary. The Bulls do still however have their amnesty available and we have speculated that could be coming for Boozer for the last few offseasons.

Deng to the Wiz, The Bulls get Aldrigde and the Blazers get the 3rd pick and some other possible assets. I'm not saying it is going to happen but it would be interesting. The Blazers could draft Oladipo or McLemore 3rd to play next to Lillard and then use their 10th selection on a big man like Zeller to replace Aldridge.

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This is the first article

This is the first article I've seen saying Aldridge wants out. None of the media outlets in Portland have reported anything suggesting that. Furthermore if he wants out, and Portland is willing to acquiesce why wouldn't they pursue a deal with Cleveland? At least they have valuable assets that they're actually willing to give up. Bottom line blazers might trade Aldridge, but not for what the Bulls are willing to give up.

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Give me Noah and/or Mirotic

Give me Noah and/or Mirotic plus draft picks and I'll think about it. Until then, I don't want Deng, Boozer, Hamilton, etc.

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Aldridge

I would consider him an upgrade over Greg Monroe and would be a nice next to drummond

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As potential filled as that

As potential filled as that duo could be, the reason he supposedly wants out is because he wants to go to a contender. So why Detroit then, who's even further behind in their rebuilding then Portland is?

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Aldridge is not demanding a trade. Its hearsay.

That said if the Bulls dealt for the top pick and packaged it with the Bobcat's pick Portland might oblige.

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Considering Portland

Considering Portland reportedly turned down an offer from the cavs for the 1 and the 19 I think it's going to take more than picks. Honestly as a Blazers fan I think they should seriously consider trading him because I get the feeling he won't reup unless the Blazers can make a big jump.

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What's the big deal with

What's the big deal with LaMarcus? He couldn't carry his talented team to the playoffs this past season. With Nicolas Batum and Damian Lillard, it should've been an easy path to the playoffs even in the stacked west.

What's your argument, they where "tanking"? Why would they tank for a draft that's considered weak?

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their bench sucks plus

their bench sucks plus Matthews and Batum were playing hurt for 2nd half of the season.

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Aldridge is great and all,

Aldridge is great and all, but you don't give up a guy like Noah for him, imo. Noah brings so much to the table. Fits perfectly with thib and that D. Sad my kings got screwed with spencer hawes, I was hoping noah would fall one more spot to the kings that year lol..

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Aldridge seemed really happy

Aldridge seemed really happy playing last year in Portland, especially in a few come from behind wins. Not sure how legit this is.

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There is no way Noah will be

There is no way Noah will be part of any deal imo. He was by far the best player last year and to me DPOY right with Duncan. Maybe Deng is involved but this wouldn't make any sense for Portland if they keep Batum.

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Portland

Would they take Taj Gibson and his new contract? Deng is on his last year and there were talks of negotiations taking place already plus hes an all star at the same position as Batum who they went out theyre way to match and give a new contrat last summer.

Like to see how this would go down.

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Portland

Would they take Taj Gibson and his new contract? Deng is on his last year and there were talks of negotiations taking place already plus hes an all star at the same position as Batum who they went out theyre way to match and give a new contrat last summer.

Like to see how this would go down.

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