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LaMarcus Aldridge | Center/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: Texas
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LaMarcus Aldridge (thigh) missed practice with an IT band injury on Tuesday.
Aldridge's IT band injury is described as pain in his thigh bone, but it's worth noting that Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talked Aldridge into sitting so the injury isn't anything serious. While Aldridge is bound to see his usage rate decrease this season, he's still a solid early-round target in standard fantasy leagues. Oct 6 - 1:40 PM

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Spurs' GM R.C. Buford described how San Antonio will try and fit LaMarcus Aldridge into their system during a recent interview.

"LaMarcus will be different," said Buford. "And we’ll be different than we were before LaMarcus. We have to figure out how LaMarcus will play within our group, and produce at levels that he’s capable of — and that are important to him, and to our success." LaMarcus won't get quite as many one-on-one opportunities playing for Gregg Popovich, so his usage rate of 30.0 from last season will more than likely dip, but he'll still be a go-to guy on offense for the Spurs and should have no trouble returning early-round value on the season.
Source: Grantland
Sep 16 - 10:01 AM

Tim Duncan said that he will push LaMarcus Aldridge this season which will benefit his game.

"I'm not worried about him benefiting my game; I'm going to worry about me benefiting his," Duncan said of Aldridge. "I'm going to let him do his thing and just see where I can fit in and help. I'm going to ride his coattails and I'm going to push him." Aldridge will be the No. 1 option on offense in San Antonio, but he likely won't see the same amount of touches that he saw in Portland with Duncan and David West around. That being said, Aldridge's efficiency should soar playing for coach Gregg Popovich, and he is still an excellent target in the early rounds.
Sep 11 - 9:37 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge said he sees "a lot of easy shots" with the Spurs.

"Pop’s really good at misdirection, and the team is so unselfish that the ball moves around," Aldridge said. When Aldridge was wide open (defender at least six feet away) last season, he posted a 56.4 effective field goal percentage (eFG%). On the other hand, LMA put up just a 45.8 eFG% on his other 1,149 shots last season. While he might be getting less shots overall, the increased efficiency should help his fantasy value. He's still a solid target in the early rounds and perhaps the injury risk is a bigger factor than the change of scenery.
Aug 17 - 2:51 PM

After watching some film on the Spurs this summer, LaMarcus Aldridge said that he is expecting to get a lot of easy shots.

Aldridge's production and minutes could dip slightly in San Antonio due to all of the depth on the roster, but his efficiency is expected to rise with a strong supporting cast around him. He will likely be the No. 1 option on offense, and he is still a solid option in the second round of drafts.
Aug 15 - 12:38 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge said he cancelled his free agent meeting with the Knicks after they draft Kristaps Porzingis.

While Aldridge said he was excited to meet with the Knicks during free agency, but was turned off by the team's desire for him to play center after drafting Porzingis to play power forward. "They were saying they wanted me to be more of a center to let their guy develop and I just wasn’t looking to be that," Aldridge said. "So I was looking to play power forward, and they weren’t really interested." While LMA and the Knicks weren't meant to be, he's still worth an early-round fantasy pick as a new member of the Spurs.
Aug 13 - 11:11 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge said he and the Knicks mutually decided to cancel his free agent visit with the team.

While saying the Knicks wanted him to do something he didn't want to in exclusively playing center, Aldridge said the two sides mutually decided to cancel their meeting. "They didn’t want to meet with me," Aldridge said. "Some people said it was me. But it was both parties agreeing that we shouldn’t meet." While it's tough to question team president Phil Jackson and his 11 championship rings, this seems like a strange move for a Knicks team starved for a big splash in free agency.
Source: ESPN
Jul 23 - 10:52 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge said his free agency meetings with the Lakers weren't as bad as had been reported.

While it was widely reported that Aldridge's first meeting with the Lakers didn't go well, the 30-year-old said those reports were a bit exaggerated. "It was just the [first] meeting didn’t go as well as I wanted it to, so I did another one," Aldridge said. "People blew it out of proportion about things happening in the meeting. That wasn’t correct. It just didn’t go as good as I wanted it to so I had one more." While Aldridge may see a small dip in his production in San Antonio, he's still worth an early-round fantasy selection for the 2015-16 season.
Jul 23 - 9:29 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge said that while Gregg Popovich will try and manage his minutes in San Antonio, he will still see a similar workload to what he saw in Portland.

"It’s not going to be any different than Portland as far as minutes because I just turned 30," said Aldridge. "So for them, I’m really young. Compared to Tim [Duncan] and Manu [Ginobili], I’m really young. So [Gregg Popovich is] going to try and manage my minutes, but I’m still going to play a lot." Aldridge's numbers may see a minor decline playing in San Antonio, but he'll still be worth an early-round selection on draft day.
Jul 22 - 11:52 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge said that Damian Lillard was not the reason he left Portland.

While there have been rumors of discord between the two former teammates, Aldridge did his best to extinguish on that rumor. "I had been in Portland for nine years," Aldridge said. "I had been through a couple of rebuilds. So it was just time to try something new. It wasn't anything toward Damian or the organization." Aldridge will now move into a featured role alongside Tim Duncan in San Antonio and will remain an elite fantasy option who can safely be drafted in the second round.
Source: ESPN
Jul 21 - 10:26 AM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, LaMarcus Aldridge will sign a four-year, $80 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs.

First things first, the Spurs are going to be scary next season. Tim Duncan will likely slide over to center to allow Aldridge to play at the four, and this could also mean that Duncan will be more willing to re-sign for a couple more years. The Spurs tend to monitor their starter's minutes down the stretch, so it's not unreasonable to think that Aldridge could see a slight dip in production next season. Regardless, Aldridge will be an elite asset in fantasy leagues.
Jul 4 - 12:09 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no more planned meetings and will take a couple days to digest it all, according to Marc Stein of

There are a lot of players and teams waiting on LaMarcus, but we might not get word of his decision until Monday. Teams have been saying Aldridge has been asking some very tough questions about hoops, so some credit should probably go to Terry Stotts.
Jul 3 - 1:12 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich is looking for another meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge on Friday or Saturday.

Additionally, Pat Riley encouraged LaMarcus to sign a short deal, according to Brian Windhorst of Aldridge is reportedly done with meeting teams, but maybe he'll give the Spurs another chance like he did with the Lakers. The Spurs are still the favorites.
Jul 3 - 12:11 PM

Despite Pat Riley's meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge going longer than expected on Thursday night, the Spurs and Mavs reportedly remain the frontrunners for acquiring LaMarcus Aldridge's services.

The Suns are also in the mix, but it sounds like Miami won't be a realistic option for Aldridge. He's running out of teams to meet and re-meet with, so an official decision from the unrestricted free agent should be coming relatively soon.
Jul 3 - 11:08 AM

The Spurs, Suns and Mavs are "out front" to sign LaMarcus Aldridge, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

The Mavs are interesting here, but they're likely way behind the Spurs and Suns. Aldridge is having dinner with Pat Riley and he's already met with the Lakers. Hopefully, LaMarcus comes to a decision soon, but he's certainly getting his share of meetings and free meals.
Jul 3 - 12:09 AM