Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida reports that Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is once again interested in playing for USA Basketball, possibly at the 2014 World Cup in Spain (previously called the World Championships).

Portland big man LaMarcus Aldridge said he wants to play for Team USA in the World Cup in Spain in 2014.

"Yeah, if they call me, I'm definitely interested in doing it,'' Aldridge told FOX Sports Florida.

Aldridge had been a strong candidate for the 2010 team but dropped out just before the trials for what he called "personal'' reasons. But he was back in USA Basketball's good graces for the Olympics last year before he got hurt and had to bow out.