Wojnarowski: Warriors Offer Lee For Aldridge, Blazers Decline
Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Golden State Warriors are exploring trades for All-Star power forward David Lee. According to Wojnarowski, Golden State offered a deal that would send Lee to Portland in exchange for LaMarcus Aldridge
, an offer which the Trail Blazers declined.
The Warriors tried to pry Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge as part of an offer that included Brandon Rush, league sources said. Portland has been engaging trade talks for Aldridge, but has pursued more robust offers than Golden State's proposal, sources said.
Aldridge is three years younger than Lee and he's got one less year remaining on his current contract, both factors that make Aldridge the more attractive player. And that's to say nothing of Aldridge actually being the better player, which I believe he is.
If Portland's front office felt like they had to move Aldridge or else, you figure this is the kind of deal they'd jump at. Doesn't seem to be the case.