LaMarcus Aldridge hints at eventual return to Portland
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped a hint at where he would like to end his NBA career.
Aldridge spent the first nine seasons of his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers after being selected No. 2 overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. During that time, Aldridge established a bond with Damian Lillard, who was drafted in 2012.
Although Aldridge is now a member of the Spurs, Portland still has a special place in his heart. According to a feature in The Athletic, Aldridge has even talked with Lillard about returning to finish his career as a member of the Blazers.
"… 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.” — @aldridge_12 https://t.co/2sCzZOEAFa
— Casey Holdahl (@CHold) March 12, 2019
Aldridge finishing his career in Portland would certainly makes for a nice story. He’s currently fourth in franchise history in games played (648), second in points scored (12,562), and first in rebounds (5,434). Based on recent comments by Lillard, it sounds like the he will still be around if Aldridge does make his triumphant return.