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LaMarcus Aldridge | Center/Forward | #12

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: Texas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (2) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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LaMarcus Aldridge said he's not really worried about the rumors as long as the team is focused on the task at hand.
"We've won so many games in two years," Aldridge said earlier this month. "I came here to win. So I don't know. As long as we keep winning, and this year, we're definitely on course to do what we plan to do." There is some talk the Spurs could look to move LMA, but obviously they would have to have another plan in place before making a bold move like that. Jun 30 - 9:12 PM

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Blazers beat writer Jason Quick reports that there is "no way" LaMarcus Aldridge will return to Portland via a trade.

Aldridge is said to be unhappy in San Antonio and his name has surfaced in various trade rumors. This doesn't mean that he won't be moved, but the scenario involving Portland has no legs.
Jun 22 - 6:01 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge's unhappiness in San Antonio is "the driving force" behind the Spurs’ trade talks on Thursday, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

The report adds Aldridge is "hopeful that San Antonio can find a better fit for his talents." The Spurs are reportedly looking for a top-10 pick in return, but they're probably not going to get it with how deep this class is. Plus, the teams in the top 10 really don't make much sense as a fit right now. After a bad postseason, the Spurs may be willing to drop the price on the former All-Star.
Source: USA Today
Jun 22 - 3:22 PM

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright, the Spurs are still shopping LaMarcus Aldridge.

Suns radio host John Gambadoro said on Wednesday that the Spurs were looking for a top-5 pick in return, but this report says they would move Aldridge for a top-10 pick. The Spurs have spoken to at least three teams so far, but no deal is imminent yet. Aldridge was a letdown in the postseason and is slated to make $21.4 million next season with a player option for 2018-19, so getting his contract off the books would give the Spurs a ton of flexibility to make some noise in free agency.
Source: ESPN
Jun 22 - 10:38 AM

The Spurs have reportedly dangled LaMarcus Aldridge in exchange for a top-five draft pick, according to Suns radio host John Gambadoro.

It's important to note that this is coming from the Suns side without any sources cited, so it's firmly a rumor. Nothing suggests that Phoenix would be receptive to such an offer, if indeed it were made. That said, San Antonio is reportedly trying to clear cap space to pursue an elite free agent this summer, so this won't be the last time they come up in trade whispers.
Jun 21 - 7:55 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge had a night to forget in a Game 3 120-108 loss to the Warriors on Saturday, scoring 18 points with five rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

With a ton of pressure on him and coach Gregg Popovich saying Aldridge has "major responsibility" for this game, he may have played the worst first half he's ever played as a Spur. JaVale McGee outscored him 16 to six in the first half while LMA was late on everything for defense and on pursuing rebounds. He's just not a go-to guy right now. The Spurs miss Kawhi Leonard (ankle) a whole lot.
May 20 - 11:35 PM

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he needs more from LaMarcus Aldridge in Game 3 vs. the Warriors on Saturday.

"I think he’s got a major responsibility in Game 3 to come out and get something done," Popovich said. "Whether it’s for himself or teammates. … He’s got to do it." Popovich said Aldridge looked "timid" in Game 2 and added that he was passing up shots, as he finished with eight points on 4-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes. Even if Aldridge bounces back, the Spurs chances of making this series interesting likely hinges on the availability of Kawhi Leonard (ankle).
May 17 - 12:36 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge was invisible in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors in Game 2, scoring eight points on 4-of-11 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 27 minutes.

He looked slow and couldn't take advantage of some of his mismatches in the post. Coach Gregg Popovich said Aldridge was "timid" and that he was turning down shots, adding that he needs him to be more aggressive on offense. Pau Gasol didn't have much success either with the Warriors playing small ball for most of the night, finishing with seven points, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 16 minutes. If the Spurs want to bounce back in Game 3, Aldridge and Gasol will have to show up.
May 16 - 11:34 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge was busy during a 113-111 loss to the Warriors on Sunday, scoring 28 points with eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block, one 3-pointer and six turnovers in 40 minutes.

The Spurs looked like they had this one with a 25-point lead in the second quarter, but losing Kawhi Leonard (ankle) in the third quarter was just too much. After Kawhi went down, the Spurs gave up a 16-0 run and also closed the game 33-58 to suffer the Game 1 loss. The Spurs said they'll need LMA to play at his best and they were even feeding him before Kawhi went down, but he'll be really busy if Kawhi is limited -- he had a 29.1 usage rate without Kawhi on the court in the regular season. Even if the Spurs do go with more single-big lineups, it'll likely be LMA getting plenty of burn.
May 14 - 6:33 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge believes that his strong play in Game 6 vs. the Rockets will carry over vs. the Warriors.

"I think it's definitely going to help offensively," Aldridge said. "I felt great and I got touches." Manu Ginobili said that the Spurs will need LMA to do some damage against the Warriors, especially since it's not a lock that Kawhi Leonard's ankle is 100 percent. Aldridge actually had a lot of success against the Warriors in two regular-season meetings, averaging 21.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks on 50.0 percent shooting. If the Spurs want to make this series interesting, Aldridge will need to come out with the same mindset that he had in Game 6 vs. Houston when he scored 34 points with 12 rebounds.
May 14 - 9:52 AM

Manu Ginobili said the Spurs will need LaMarcus Aldridge to do some damage against the Warriors.

Aldridge himself also mentioned himself, Pau Gasol and David Lee as the bigs needing to make an impact -- Lee revenge game? Coach Gregg Popovich didn't tip his hand too much regarding his lineup combinations, but he may not want to go with many combos with LMA and Gasol together.
May 13 - 5:29 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge dominated down low during a series-clinching 114-75 win over the Rockets on Thursday, scoring 34 points with 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 36 minutes.

Lots of folks were killing LMA for his poor play earlier this series, but he was just doing it all on the offensive end. Not having Kawhi Leonard (ankle) out there obviously helped his stat output, which isn't too surprising after LMA had a 29.1 usage rate in his minutes without Kawhi during the regular season. Aldridge was even pulling out the Dirk one-legged fadeaway and perhaps former teammate C.J. McCollum said it best during the second half. "That's the LA I know," McCollum tweeted. We'll see which LA shows up for Game 1 in Oakland on Sunday.
May 11 - 11:05 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points with seven rebounds, two assists, four blocks and one turnover in 38 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

Welcome to the party, LMA. In Game 1, Aldridge was dominated down low by Clint Capela, but he established great position all night in Game 3 and led a huge charge in the fourth quarter. In the previous two games, Aldridge averaged just 9.5 points, 7.5 boards, 1.0 blocks and 1.5 turnovers, so this was a welcomed surprise. After the game, coach Gregg Popovich also said it was LMA's best game, as well.
May 6 - 12:31 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 15 points on 14 field goal attempts on Wednesday, making six of his tries with eight rebounds, two blocks and one turnover in 30 minutes.

Before the game, Pau Gasol said that Aldridge needed to be "decisive" with the basketball, after he scored just four points on 2-of-7 shooting in Game 1. He came up empty on multiple post-ups vs. Ryan Anderson on Monday and said that he was "rushing," and he wasn't much better tonight. Aldridge averaged 29.8 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.7 blocks vs. Houston during the 2014 playoffs -- it's a very different situation, but the five-time All-Star needs to be better for the Spurs to vie for a championship.
May 4 - 1:04 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge failed to show up in Game 1 vs. the Rockets on Monday, scoring a playoff career-low four points with six rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Incredibly, he had a +/- rating of -36 in 25 minutes. Aldridge finished just 2-of-7 from the field, but his defense was even worse. The Spurs are already starting one defensive liability in David Lee, so they will need LMA to bounce back in a big way in Game 2 to stifle Houston's pace-and-space offense. Lee finished with four points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes, while Danny Green notched eight points with two rebounds, one assist, two steals and two triples.
May 2 - 12:16 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Tony Parker
2Dejounte Murray
3Patty Mills
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Bryn Forbes
4Brandon Paul
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Rudy Gay
3Kyle Anderson
4Jaron Blossomgame
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne