Blakely: LaMarcus Aldridge 35% to 40% likely to sign with the Celtics
A. Sherrod Blakely seems rather confident that the Celtics have a good shot at signing away the Blazers all-star big man LaMarcus Aldridge. The key for Blakely is the C's making it a package deal by also signing Aldridge's buddy, the injured Wes Matthews.
Obviously Aldridge would be a huge get for the Celtics, but 35 to 40 percent seems AWFULLY optimistic. I'm sure Danny will make a call to Aldridge's agent, but I expect him to either stay with the Blazers who have a nice young core. if he leaves, I see his hometown Mavericks or the big market Lakers and Knicks as more likely landing spots.