Jan. 6, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 102-77. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Blazers, Aldridge Camp Talk Trade Possibilities

Jan. 6, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 102-77. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The camp for Portland Trail Blazers all star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge met with Blazers general manager Neil Olshey to discuss trade possibilities in Las Vegas Sunday.

“According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the situation, the meeting was described as being productive with both sides focused on doing what’s best for both parties,” reports Chris Haynes of Comcast Sports Northwest.

Last season, Aldridge averaged 21.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.2 assists per game. He shot 48.4% from the field and 81.0% from the free throw line.

Aldridge was selected with the second overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls, but was traded to the Blazers on draft night. He has spent all seven of his professional season with the Blazers.

Haynes goes on to say Aldridge has not requested a trade and “unless something changes after Summer League, the likely development is Aldridge returning to Portland next season and having a strong year to increase the likelihood of Olshey pulling the trigger on a deal.”

Aldridge is set to become a free agent in 2015.

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