Although Aldridge has fared well statistically regardless of his supporting cast, the team itself hasn't.
The Blazers finished 28-38 in the lockout-shortened season and missed the playoffs for the first time in three years.
With so many pending free agents on the roster, Aldridge needs help if the Blazers expect to compete in the Western Conference in the foreseeable future.
Armed with two of the first 11 picks in the draft, new GM Neil Olshey is primed to rebound from the selections of Brandon Roy and Greg Oden, who were ridiculously plagued by injuries.
Here are six rookie prospects who would help Aldridge and provide the healthy change the Blazers franchise desperately needs.