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If Aldridge chooses to sign elsewhere, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Blazers elect not to re-sign Lopez and instead make a run at Detroit’s Greg Monroe or Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who has a relationship with Blazers GM Neil Olshey. CSNNW.com

May 8, 2015 Updates

Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears on John Canzano’s Bald-Faced Truth radio show talking about the Trail Blazers: "This is a rumor. Let me say that three times. This is a rumor. This a rumor. This is a rumor. Blake Griffin. Obviously, there’s a connection there with the GM. And you wonder, if LaMarcus is interested in the Clippers, playing with Chris Paul. Could Neil Olshey get his old superstar with the Clippers in Portland? NBCSports.com

Aldridge made strong statements last summer about wanting to be a Blazer for life, but began to take a more measured stance in recent months while speculation grew that he planned on considering other options. Jordan, who the Clippers are expected to make a strong push to keep, made it clear that he's open to exploring other opportunities. "The team is great, the guys are good, we have great camaraderie," he told USA TODAY Sports of the Clippers in mid-March. "But the free agency process is definitely going to be a fun one. I want to experience it, to see what it's like." USA Today Sports

May 5, 2015 Updates

The Blazers are prepared to pivot another direction if Aldridge leaves — which is 100 percent in play, according to sources across the league. The timing of their contracts isn’t an accident; Portland could be flush with cap space if Aldridge bolts, and if it doesn’t sign-and-trade him, the Blazers could fill that space with youngish free agents on long-term deals — contracts that will age well. Grantland

May 1, 2015 Updates

Even though Portland is the only team in the race with the right to put a five-year offer on the table, it's no stretch to suggest that more league insiders expect Aldridge to bolt in free agency compared to the number expecting him to stay. ESPN.com

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