Why Aldridge declined a max extension 

July, 9, 2014
Jul 9
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The Portland Trail Blazers met with LaMarcus Aldridge last month to state the desire to sign their starting power forward to a maximum extension. Aldridge listened to what was said and then declined to accept the deal. Why would he do this? Because becoming a free agent in 2015 makes the most sense to maximize his guaranteed earning potential.