LaMarcus Aldridge wants to end his NBA career in either Portland or San Antonio
Damian Lillard Tweeted he would love to have LaMarcus Aldridge back in Portland. Aldridge responded with the eyes emoji.
That was all in good fun, with a little bit of coronavirus shelter-at-home boredom thrown in. However, Aldridge is open to the idea of coming back to Portland to finish his career, he told Michael C. Wright at NBA.com.
Aldridge has one more season under contract after this one, at $24 million, then becomes a free agent at age 35 in 2021. He will get another contract, although nowhere near what he was making, and he will get to choose where he ends his career.
Aldridge is far from washed up, he averaged 18.9 points and 7.4 rebounds a game, shot 38.9 percent from three, and had a PER of 19.8 (close to an All-Star level number). He’s not as dominant as he once was, his role will shrink with time, but he still has a lot of value on an NBA court. He’s going to get paid.
He just wants to get paid in Portland or San Antonio.