Jul 01

Wojnarowski: Warriors Offer Lee For Aldridge, Blazers Decline

By caseyholdahl

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.


  1. Hey Casey: Turning down that offer was a no brainer to me

    by Hg on 7/1/2013 7:48 AM
  2. Actually, if push came to shove and Aldridge did indeed make it clear that he wanted out, Golden State is a great trading partner. BUT, any deal with them needs to start with Harrison Barnes and/or Klay Thompson.

    by DHawes22 on 7/1/2013 8:46 AM
  3. I doubt they'd trade Barnes for Aldridge at this point. Those rookie contracts are too valuable.

    by caseyholdahl on 7/1/2013 8:48 AM
  4. I would gladly take Klay. Go Cougs!

    by mattandresen on 7/1/2013 8:49 AM
  5. Teams will be trying to steal him all year, hoping we get desperate to recover some value on our investment before he bolts.

    by Matt Gardner on 7/1/2013 8:58 AM
  6. LMA isn't going to bolt, he will honor his contract; in two years if he wants to try other teams then and only then do we look to trade him; in the meantime
    LMA is great at his position and has lots of self pride, he will give you an honest days work for an honest day pay, so why would you want to trade down in value?

    by Hg on 7/1/2013 9:46 AM
  7. This would have been a terrible move for us. Rush has no real value and Aldridge is younger, cheaper, and better than Lee is. We can get a better return if we're intent on trading him - with our current roster I'd rather get a draft pick next year and some young talent than a 30-year-old PF that doesn't play defense.

    by Brett Fish on 7/1/2013 9:58 AM
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