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Aldridge called Lillard to discuss returning to Blazers, report says

Portland guard Damian Lillard (0) is fouled by San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge as Lillard dries to the basket during the first half Thursday in San Antonio. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs, reportedly called Damian Lillard to discuss a possible reunion by some sort of trade, according to a Bleacher Report article released Thursday.

The article says Aldridge reached out to his former teammate about possibly returning to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The report says the call occurred last season before Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich “remedied the situation.”

Bleacher Report says Popovich told San Antonio reporters in January that Aldridge requested a trade last offseason. He did not mention any specific request to return to Portland.

Aldridge stuck with the team this season and recorded his best statistics out of the three years he’s been with the Spurs. Some attribute this to the number of games his teammate, forward Kawhi Leonard, missed because of a quad injury.

Bleacher Report says many suspect Leonard will try to leave the team. If he does, they’ll likely try to re-sign Aldridge.

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