Earlier this week, Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge didn't have much to say when asked about the latest knee surgery for Brandon Roy, now with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The tone of his comments seemed to continue a reluctance in recent months to discuss his former teammate.
Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com got a few thoughts from Aldridge on Roy. Aldridge continues to walk the middle ground, saying that while the two weren't best of friends but it wasn't a negative relationship either.
"Everybody that you play with, you don't have to be best friends with," Aldridge said to CSNNW.com. "Things could always have been better between us, but this isn't come build friendships for life, this is come and go to work and play basketball. That is what we did together.
"I think that we maximized our time and got along for the team. We never beefed. Some people made beef up, but it was not really ever any big beef.
"We're very similar a little bit," Aldridge said. "We both want to win; we both want to be great. We just didn't click off the court."
The Blazers face the Timberwolves Friday night. Preview here. The knee injury will keep Roy from making his Rose Garden return.
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