Report: Damian Lillard flying to LA to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge
The Portland Trail Blazers have had a helluva day. They’ve had a roller coaster week. An incredible offseason rivaling recent NBA dramas such as the Dwightmare, Dwightmare II, Melodrama and of course LeBron James. And Portland’s newly minted $120 million franchise player Damian Lillard is reportedly taking one last chance to bring home The Belle of the Ball.
This latest tidbit in the on-going LaMarcus Aldridge free-agent drama comes courtesy of Sam Amick of USA Today.
There’s yet another wrinkle, too, as the agent for Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard, Aaron Goodwin, told USA TODAY Sports that his client is planning an impromptu visit to Los Angeles to try and convince his former teammate to stay.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Lillard has tried to woo Aldridge back home, tweeting at him yesterday. Lillard signed a new extension with the team that will keep him in Blazers colors for six more years. He’s stated he wants to keep playing with Aldridge. There’s been plenty to suggest that Aldridge won’t be back.
But with a new agreement in hand, Portland’s two-time All-Star is making it known that he’s not giving up his partnership with Aldridge.