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On "Inside," host Ernie Johnson asked his panel: "LaMarcus Aldridge gonna stay with the Blazers?" O'Neal: "I say no. A lot of times when you ask a player a question as if you're going to return and you really want to return, they'll say yeah right away. When they say I'm going to think about it, I'm going to look at my options, most of the time they're leaning to go other places." Barkley: "He needs to stay in Portland." O'Neal: "You know what I think? I think he's going to end up in Dallas." Smith: "I just think the money today is so different than free agency, meaning staying with your team is a 20 to 25 million dollar difference." Oregonian
Barkley: "But the reason I think LaMarcus should stay in Portland, LaMarcus is a very good player. If he goes to New York or the Lakers, people going to expect him to be a superstar player. He's a good player. There's a difference between being a good player and being a superstar. He's in a perfect situation there in Portland. "I think some guys, if they become free agents, if you go to another team, especially in a major market, people expecting you to be LeBron James or Kevin Durant or Anthony Davis. Those are the three guys who are superstars in the NBA in my opinion, and I'm not paying these other guys all that money." Oregonian
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