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LaMarcus Aldridge Tells the Blazers He Won't Be Back

Erik Gundersen of the Columbian reports that Portland's star forward is leaving town.

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Erik Gundersen of the Columbian is reporting that LaMarcus Aldridge has informed the Portland Trail Blazers that he will not return to the team next season.

A Western Conference executive with knowledge of the Aldridge pursuit has told The Columbian that the free-agent has already informed the Blazers that he will not return to the Northwest.

This follows reports from ESPN that Aldridge is 99.9% sure to leave.

Aldridge has played 9 seasons with the Trail Blazers after being drafted 2nd overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. He holds career averages of 19.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

Update: This from Jake Fischer of SI:

--Dave / @DaveDeckard@Blazersedge