LaMarcus Aldridge will not be continuing as a player for the San Antonio Spurs. The team announced on Wednesday that both the parties have reached an agreement over the future of the player. Gregg Popovich, Spurs’ coach, stated this before his team’s defeat at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks. The match’s score was 115-104.
The Spurs are hopeful of a timely and suitable trade deal for LaMarcus Aldridge. They are expecting it to happen as soon as this week and latest by the next. Negotiations to buy out the contract seem unlikely to happen. There is time till March 25th for the Spurs to find a trade. Should Spurs fail to do so, quite a few of the top teams have expressed interest in getting Aldridge onboard their teams.
LaMarcus Aldridge As A Player
The 35-year-old LaMarcus Aldridge has been an All-Star seven times in his career. He plays as a power forward/center and is one of the most experienced in the league. He had only been able to play 3 of the 11 matches in Spurs’ last stretch of the season. A quadriceps and a hip injury allowed him only that much. In his last game for the Spurs, he managed to get two points in a quarter of an hour of play after coming off the bench. However, Brooklyn Nets had won that game in March beating Spurs 124-113.
LaMarcus Aldridge has an average point scored of 13.7. In 25.9 minutes per game, he has averaged 4.5 rebounds. These are the lowest he has clocked since the year he was a rookie with the Portland Trail Blazers in 2006-07.
Popovich praised LaMarcus Aldridge for all that he has done as a team member. However, he says that this is the best way to repay the player that is currently open to Spurs. Patty Millis, the veteran guard of Spurs, wished him the best. Patty had been with Portland in Aldridge’s rookie year.