Lillard on Aldridge: ‘That change wasn’t about me’


(LaMarcus) Aldridge told (Damian) Lillard he was leaving Portland before his final decision to sign with San Antonio became public.

“We basically exchanged texts about how much admiration we have for each other,” said Lillard, who signed a five-year, $120 million extension with the Blazers this week. “That change wasn’t about me. I did express that I wanted him to be back. I told him I respected his decision. I respected that he told me before the news broke and I saw it on TV.”

Source: Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports