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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
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LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a game-high 28 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocked shots and a steal across 33 minutes in Saturday's 87-77 win at Chicago.
Aldridge hit 12-of-24 from the field and he was a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, serving as one of the few offensive heroes in a low-scoring game. He is off to a good start, averaging 26.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots per game through the first two outings, as the offense has been geared more toward giving Aldridge room to operate in his comfort zones. So far, so good, but remember that things will change a bit when Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps) is healthy enough to return. Oct 21 - 11:23 PM

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LaMarcus Aldridge continued his impressive run on Wednesday with 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes vs. the Wolves.

Aldridge looked great all preseason, San Antonio recently inked him to a three-year extension, and Gregg Popovich took the blame for LA's struggles since joining the Spurs -- "He just didn’t feel comfortable and it’s 98.75% on me." The offense is now geared toward giving Aldridge room to operate in his comfort zones, mostly at the elbow, but owners should still expect a dip once Kawhi Leonard (quad) gets back on the court.
Oct 19 - 2:59 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $72.3 million extension with the Spurs.

Aldridge saw a slight dip in his statistics last season, and only managed to finish the fantasy season with top-55 value in 9-cat leagues, but he looks poised for a strong start to his 2017-18 campaign with Kawhi Leonard (quad) set to begin the year on the sidelines. Savvy fantasy owners may want to consider selling high on Aldridge early on, as he'll likely see a regression in his stats once Leonard makes his way back to the court.
Oct 16 - 4:27 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs are engaged in talks on a contract extension.

Aldridge always seemed like a weird fit in San Antonio and he was heavily criticized for his play down the stretch last season, so this is pretty surprising. There was also several reports about LMA being unhappy about his role early in the offseason, but he patched things up with coach Gregg Popovich and the front office before training camp. Coming off a strong preseason, Aldridge may have to carry the Spurs early on with Kawhi Leonard (quad) still without a timetable.
Oct 16 - 1:19 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge continued his impressive preseason on Friday with a team-high 26 points, 10 rebounds (four offensive), three assists and two steals in 36 minutes of action.

Aldridge made 12-of-21 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs, while missing both of his attempts from downtown. He's thriving as the focal point of the offense, but will face an obvious adjustment when Kawhi Leonard (quad) returns -- the good news is that Gregg Popovich and the coaching staff have made it a priority to let Aldridge find his comfort zone offensively. He's looking like a value pick in the middle rounds.
Oct 13 - 10:54 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting vs. the Magic on Tuesday.

Aldridge took advantage of his matchup in the post with the smaller Aaron Gordon, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one triple in just 26 minutes. His preseason has been encouraging after a summer full of trade rumors and reports about him being unhappy about his role, but it'll be interesting to see if he keeps his aggressive mentality on the offensive end when Kawhi Leonard (quad) returns to the lineup.
Oct 10 - 11:37 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 21 points with eight rebounds, six assists and one block on Sunday, hitting 9-of-16 shots with one 3-pointer.

Aldridge is taking "ownership in leading the team," according to assistant coach Becky Hammon. Of course, it was easier for him to take an alpha-dog role tonight because the Spurs were playing without Kawhi Leonard (quad), Pau Gasol (rest), Patty Mills (rest), Kyle Anderson (ankle) and Tony Parker (quad). Aldridge fell into the 50-60 range for roto value last year, and his ADP has dipped as a result, but he's still a solid option in the middle rounds.
Oct 8 - 7:37 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich said the Spurs have to give LaMarcus Aldridge "a little bit more [help] so that he is comfortable in his own space offensively."

"I haven't done a very good job of that," Pop added about how he's handled Aldridge on offense. In case you missed it over the offseason, Aldridge had some concerns about being a Spur, but Pop and LMA have handled their issues at training camp. The former All-Star is sliding in drafts after a really rough postseason run, so he could become a value pick in the late middle rounds.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 5 - 3:50 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points in 15 minutes vs. the Kings in Monday's preseason opener.

After a summer full of trade rumors, LMA has a lot to prove and this was a step in the right direction. He hit 7-of-10 from the field including a 3-pointer, adding two rebounds and two assists. If Kawhi Leonard (quad) is limited to start the season, the Spurs will look to LMA and Rudy Gay to carry their offense. He's still not worth targeting before the middle rounds because his days as an elite fantasy talent ended when he left Portland.
Oct 3 - 12:46 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge said the trade rumors don't bother him.

"It's a part of the NBA. Guys move around and guys go from team to team at times," he said. "It happens. I'm used to it. I know I can only control what I do, and that's what I did. I worked hard all summer and got better. I'm healthy right now. I feel good." Aldridge added that he's talked with coach Gregg Popovich and GM R.C. Buford about how he can be better utilized in the offense. After two underwhelming seasons in San Antonio, LMA isn't worth drafting until the middle rounds.
Source: ESPN
Sep 25 - 9:07 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 9:12 PM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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