Ford: Blazers Among "Most Proactive" In Trying To Trade For No. 1 Pick

Mark Zerof-US PRESSWIRE

The Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly one of several teams attempting to trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Chad Ford of ESPN.com reports that the Portland Trail Blazers are one of several teams attempting to trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.

[The Cavaliers] are engaged in trade talks with a number of teams. Sources say the Thunder, Timberwolves and Blazers have been the most proactive in trying to get the No. 1 pick -- but so far neither team has persuaded the Cavs to move out of the top pick.

More from Ford here...

What are the Cleveland Cavaliers seeking in exchange for the No. 1 pick? Sources say they reached out to the Portland Trail Blazers in an attempt to land LaMarcus Aldridge for the Nos. 1 and 19 picks. The Blazers quickly rebuffed them.

Ric Bucher of CSNBayArea reported earlier Monday that Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge could be traded this week.

Back in May, there was some chatter that Aldridge might be traded to the Cavaliers for the No. 1 pick.

PS Thanks to BornWinner for getting there first in the FanShots.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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