Monday, May 19, 2008

Hands off our Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge is spending his offseason in Texas working out. Turns out he's also mixing in charity events at bowling alleys with other world-class athletes.
I spotted Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson chatting with Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge last night.

Oh, how I wish this was evidence that there was a possibility that the Mavs could manage to pry Aldridge away from Portland. But it's not. Donnie and Aldridge, a Seagoville native and swell guy, were just shooting the bull at Cowboys tight end Jason Witten's SCORE Foundation 2008 All-Star Bowl.

"It was all spares and strikes," Aldridge said of the conversation.

I imagine the Mavericks would love to bring in a talented, homegrown guy like LaMarcus, but it ain't going to happen. The Blazers are in the position to get some serious payback against the Mavs, and Aldridge is a big part of that.

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