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A LaMarcus Aldridge, Blazers Reunion Could Work for Both Sides

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Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey discusses what a Blazers-Aldridge reunion could look like.

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The murmurs of LaMarcus Aldridge’s desire to return to the Trail Blazers at some point before he retires has captured headlines in recent weeks. The current Spurs big man is nearing the end of his current contract, which could open the door to a return to Portland. In a recent league-wide rundown of future free agent matches, Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey tabbed an Aldridge-Blazers reunion as win-win for both parties.

Bailey’s enthusiasm for the match revolves around Aldridge’s history with the Blazers and his fit alongside Portland’s current roster.

Jusuf Nurkic will still be under contract with Portland in 2020-21, but Aldridge has long maintained his being a power forward, and some teams seem to be running counter to the small-ball revolution.

The Philadelphia 76ers just signed Al Horford to play the 4. The Indiana Pacers appear intent on playing Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner together in 2019-20.

With Lillard and CJ McCollum on the team, they may already have enough perimeter play to get away with two bigs who occupy the space inside the three-point line.

Aldridge appeared in 648 regular season games with the Blazers before he departed for the Spurs in the summer of 2015. The former Texas Longhorns standout turned 34 years old on Friday.

You can read Bailey’s full post on Bleacher Report.