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Damian Lillard making trip to LA hoping to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge to stay with Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard is heading to Southern California to try and convince LaMarcus Aldridge to re-sign with the Trail Blazers.
Blazersedge Jul 2, 2015

Damian Lillard Flying to Los Angeles to Recruit LaMarcus Aldridge

Damian Lillard is heading to Los Angeles in a last-ditch attempt to keep LaMarcus Aldridge in Portland, according to USA Today's Sam Amick. Damian Lillard is planning to travel to Los Angeles in an effort to persuade teammate LaMarcus Aldridge to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers, per Sam Amick of USA Today. In an article detailing Aldridge's upcoming second meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers, Amick stated the following: There's yet another wrinkle, too, the agent for Portland Trailblazers point guard Damian Lillard, Aaron Goodwin, told USA TODAY Sports that his client is planning...
Blazersedge Jul 2, 2015

Damian Lillard Tweets Announcement of Contract Extension

Portland's point guard says he's in Portland for the long haul. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has tweeted out an announcement of an evident contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers. Thank you so much to @PaulGAllen and the @trailblazers organization I'll be in #RipCity 6 more years! Oakland to Ogden to Oregon..TO STAY — Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) July 2, 2015 From USAToday's Sam Amick: Damian Lillard's extension with Blazers is done, I'm told: designated player max between five years $125-29 million. A payday in Portland. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick)...
Blazersedge Jul 3, 2015

Report: Damian Lillard - LaMarcus Aldridge Get Together Didn't Happen

Planned trip never happened, but they did speak by phone. Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders tweets that the planned trip for Damian Lillard to visit free agent LaMarcus Aldridge in Los Angeles to convince him to stay with the Portland Trail Blazers never came off. Damian Lillard planned to meet LaMarcus Aldridge face-to-face today (as @Sam_Amick said) but they had lengthy phone call instead, per source — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 3, 2015 Update: We've had some questions about whether Lillard could have flown to Los Angeles but not visited Aldridge in person. The wording...

Damian Lillard extension: How CBA and timing got him to Trail Blazers-record deal

The point guard's new salary would kick in for the 2016-17 season, when the NBA salary cap will take a big jump.

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