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Aldridge said he doesn't think about the Bulls trading him on draft day as much as he did early in his career. "I think early in my career I might have used it for motivation," he said. "But now I'm too old to be still holding that grudge." He added that draft day motivation stayed with him until about "three or four years" ago. "For a while that was my favorite team to play against," he said "Just to show them that they missed out. Just to show them that I'm better than they thought I was going to be. Now I'm over that. I have other goals to worry about." Oregonian

November 20, 2014 Updates

For LaMarcus Aldridge, the meeting with Chicago is a chance to face the franchise that drafted him No. 2 overall in the 2006 before trading him to Portland in exchange for Tyrus Thomas on draft night. Aldridge said he doesn't think about the Bulls trading him on draft day as much as he did early in his career. "I think early in my career I might have used it for motivation," he said. "But now I'm too old to be still holding that grudge." Oregonian

Houston is more likely than Cleveland as a landing spot via trade for Corey Brewer, according to ESPN.com ... Q: You look like you are in great shape and very motivated this year. Would you say that this is the team for you? Would you like to stay in Portland long-term? Chris Kaman: "So far, so good. I don't know how much longer term I've got, you know. I think it depends on what happens this summer with a lot of guys who are restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents." Oregonian

Q: The elusive Sasquatch is said to live deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. Do you think Big Foot is given enough credit for staying under the radar this long? Post career on the hardwood, would you be willing to shift gears and dedicate your time to finding the big fella? Chris Kaman: He laughs. "I don't know if I'll have time to find him. But if he is real, he's done a heck of a job hiding. You think they'd find a dead corpse or a bone or something. But they have that predator invisible shield." Me: So you're not willing to say he exists? A: "I don't know. I'm skeptical about it. You just never have seen a body. I've never seen actual evidence. You've got these doctored up pictures. That's about it." Oregonian

November 19, 2014 Updates

Nicolas Batum's treatment for a right knee injury hasn't simply involved rest, ice and patience. It also has featured two Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, The Oregonian has learned. According to a source with knowledge of Batum's injury and treatment, the Trail Blazers' starting small forward spent last Monday in a Vancouver doctor's office receiving two rounds of PRP injections in his right knee. The nonsurgical procedure, which first became well known in Portland during the Brandon Roy era, is a process that involves extracting a patient's blood, running it through a centrifuge -- which separates red blood cells from platelets -- and re-injecting the resulting fluid into the injured area, in this case Batum's right knee. Oregonian

A source close to Batum said his injury isn't simply a right bone contusion, though the source could not state exactly what the ailment is. That said, there are no concerns about the long-term health of his knee and Batum is on pace to return to the starting lineup Friday, when the Blazers host the Chicago Bulls at the Moda Center. Oregonian

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