Thanks to a reader for passing on this tidbit about everyone’s favorite Rockets trade target:
LaMarcus Aldridge says he has expanded his game to shooting threes. Says he expects to shoot more of those this season.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 30, 2013
This was interesting for no other reason than that I’ve argued in the past against an acquisition of Aldridge due to his reliance on the midrange shot. (He led the league in attempts from that distance last season.) There’s certainly precedence for a jumpshooting big expanding his range: look no further than former Patrick Patterson who hit 16 of 36 for 44% from deep, last season with the Sacramento Kings. If Aldridge can show some level of proficiency from the longer distance, all bets are off; Morey would be salivating. Something to keep an eye on as well as, of course, the Blazers’ record.