When LaMarcus Aldridge requested a trade from the Spurs in 2017, he reportedly tried to return to the Trail Blazers. He patched things up with San Antonio, but apparently his desire to join Portland hasn’t dissipated.
I keep telling him I’m going to come back and finish there. That’s something him and I have talked about — playing together again.
But this is the type of thing players talk about far more frequently than actually comes to fruition. Will Aldridge actually sign with the Trail Blazers later in his career? Will they actually want him back? There’s a long way between this wistful thinking and a deal.
Aldridge’s contract doesn’t expire until 2021. He’ll turn 35 that summer. So much will change by then.
Still, it’s interesting to know how Aldridge is thinking now.