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Aldridge on the block? Not for now

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08:07 AM ET 12.27 | With Portland in the thick of a playoff chase, the idea of shopping LaMarcus Aldridge seems less and less likely. In a nutshell, [GM Neil Olshey] said the Blazers will likely be built through the draft and free agency, not trades -- and certainly not mid-season trades. ... [On Wednesday], before the Kings game, I felt obliged to corner the whirlwind that is Olshey. I asked him directly if he is shopping Aldridge. It was as if I had told Olshey the best joke he had ever heard. In fact, I think he is still laughing as I write this. Olshey said he has made zero calls to other teams about Aldridge. He did say he has fielded one inquiry from another team, but it was more exploratory in nature, that team feeling the Blazers out.

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December 27, 2012  08:55 AM ET

If these guys trade him I wouldn't be surprised.

Isn't this the same team that fired Nate? The best coach they will ever get for a very long time.

The Blazers stayed injured yet, Nate kept them in the playoffs with a team full of scrubs.

December 27, 2012  11:08 AM ET
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Dumb! Why trade your cornerstone? Must be an owner thing.

It appears that LA is not happy with the Blazers. His play has kinda slipped this year and there is a perceived lack of motivation. That's why they have to atleast consider it.

December 27, 2012  11:13 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

December 27, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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he would command alot back-but not sure how/why'd you'd move a young big that can score

Bargnani and Lowry?...I want to keep Calderone.

December 27, 2012  01:07 PM ET
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It appears that LA is not happy with the Blazers. His play has kinda slipped this year and there is a perceived lack of motivation. That's why they have to atleast consider it.

Aldridge has never gotten the respect he deserves.

December 27, 2012  03:51 PM ET
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Aldridge has never gotten the respect he deserves.

Amare, Shumpert and a first rounder from Knicks to Blazers for Aldridge... let's do this trade already.

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December 28, 2012  11:49 AM ET

STOP ALREADY! Don't panic, you'll never get value for him.

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