Batum: Aldridge Does Not Want to be Traded
(Question:) There have been these rumors that he (LaMarcus Aldridge) has privately demanded a trade from Portland…
NB (Nicolas Batum): I heard that too and I laughed when I read that. He doesn’t want to get traded, he wants the team to get better. LaMarcus is a winner.
He has told you that?
NB: I mean, I know that’s what he wants. We had two bad seasons and missed the playoffs and wants the team to improve. I think he didn’t ask for a trade. He wants to stay and win with the Blazers. He just wants a better team around him so we can get back to the playoffs.