Damian Lillard would add LaMarcus Aldridge to current Blazers if he could
I’d add Lamarcus. https://t.co/UzT9a1ur6U
— Portland Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 14, 2020
Blazers fans certainly have fond memories of the Aldridge and Lillard pairing in Portland prior to the former’s departure in 2015. With the five-time All-NBA big man opting to sign with the San Antonio Spurs as a free agent some five years ago, that put an end to the well-loved Aldridge-Lillard era for the Rip City franchise.
Portland drafted Lillard with the sixth pick in 2012, and at that time, Aldridge was already a bonafide star. The two played alongside each other for three memorable seasons, making it to the playoffs twice.
As it turns out, Lillard still has fond memories of their pairing, and if given an opportunity, would love to have Aldridge back in Portland. For the record, the 6-foot-11 Spurs forward/center is currently on a deal that will see him with San Antonio until the 2020-21 season. He will be a free agent at the end of that campaign, so perhaps a reunion might just be in the books.
Aldridge will be 36 by then, however, but judging by his current level of play, the seven-time All-Star might probably still have enough left in the tank two years from now.