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LaMarcus Aldridge | Center/Forward | #12

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 that he's happy in San Antonio and he's not buying into the rumors that the Spurs are open to trading him.
"For sure, I am," Aldridge said when asked if he's been pleased with the way things have gone in San Antonio. "We made history last year (winning a franchise-record 67 games). They incorporated me into the family and tried to make me one of the big pieces. I’m from Texas. I see my family. I’m winning. Of course, I’m happy. That’s why I don’t buy into the rumors. I feel like I’ve done everything they’ve asked of me." The original report didn't come from the most reliable source, so we wouldn't read too much into the rumors. Oct 20 - 4:24 PM

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The Spurs are reportedly open to trading away LaMarcus Aldridge should the right deal arrive.

Those close to the situation suggest that Aldridge may not be happy playing second fiddle to Kawhi Leonard in San Antonio, and Jackie MacMullan of ESPN has hinted that Aldridge could be sent packing prior to the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. Aldridge does have a player option for the 2018-19 season, so the Spurs may want to ship him out now while he still has a couple years left on his deal if things start heading south. Phoenix and Boston could emerge as potential suitors for Aldridge should anything go down, but to be clear, nothing is imminent at the moment.
Oct 18 - 4:02 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge will miss Friday's game against the Heat.

Aldridge is being inducted into the University of Texas' Hall of Honor and will miss Friday's preseason action. Pau Gasol's arrival shouldn't affect Aldridge too much, but the Spurs system keeps his fantasy value from creeping into the top-20.
Oct 13 - 11:36 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge finished Wednesday's win vs. the Magic with 12 points, three rebounds an one block in 25 minutes of action.

Gregg Popovich has encouraged Aldridge to expand his shot to the 3-point line, but it's worth noting that Aldridge has yet to attempt a three in the preseason (72 total minutes). Pau Gasol's arrival shouldn't damage Aldridge's fantasy value, but he's no longer a top-20 option in the Spurs' system.
Oct 12 - 9:42 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge said that he will take more 3-pointers this season.

After hitting 37-of-105 (35.2 percent) of his 3-point attempts for the Blazers in 2014-15, Aldridge missed all 16 of his treys for the Spurs last season. "[Gregg Popovich], after last season, told me to get back with it, so I’ll start taking that shot more this year," Aldridge said. The promise of some more treys is encouraging, but his upside in San Antonio is limited because Popovich likes to keep his minutes in check. He's more of a third-round target.
Sep 30 - 11:59 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge said he will need to step up defensively to fill the void left by Tim Duncan.

"I think everybody has to take on that burden, it's not just one player's job," Aldridge said Monday. "No one can be Tim Duncan, so that's going to be everyone's job." Thanks to Duncan, the Spurs led the league in defensive rating last year, but luckily for Aldridge he will be have some new help in Pau Gasol. Aldridge only improved as the 2015-16 season progressed with averages of 19.9 points, 8.9 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.2 blocks after the break, so while his days of being an elite fantasy option ended when he left Portland, it still makes sense to take him in the third round of standard leagues.
Sep 28 - 12:26 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge has also removed himself from Olympic consideration due to a hand injury.

He was dealing with a finger issue back in April and it may have lingered. Aldridge was grabbing his hand at times even in the second round of the postseason. There is no word of any procedures at this time. After a slow start to his season, Aldridge was awesome after the break with averages of 19.9 points, 8.9 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.2 blocks per game.
Jun 6 - 3:35 PM

Gregg Popovich praised LaMarcus Aldridge's quick acclimation to the Spurs.

"He’s fit in quicker than anybody I think we’ve ever had for a first-year guy," Popovich said. "Especially with such an experienced team, him trying to figure out where his place was. I thought he was phenomenal in that regard." Despite the second-round exit, Aldridge and San Antonio now have a blueprint to work with going forward.
May 16 - 9:48 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points in Game 6 on Thursday, adding 14 rebounds, two assists and one block in 34 minutes.

He was 9-of-18 from the field, but he really slowed down towards the end of this series after averaging 39.5 points in the first two games. The Spurs have a ton of question marks entering the offseason with veterans such as Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili pondering retirement, so maybe Aldridge will see an uptick in minutes in the 2016-17 campaign after averaging just 30.6 minutes during the regular season.
May 12 - 11:55 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points on 6-of-21 shooting with nine rebounds, three assists, one block, two steals and two turnovers in Tuesday's Game 5 loss.

His scoring output is on the decline since exploding for 38 points in Game 1 and 41 points in Game 2, but his field goal attempts have remained pretty constant. He's been the obvious focal point of the offense along with Kawhi Leonard, but he just couldn't hit anything tonight. He's the first Spur to have five 20-point games in a series since Tim Duncan in 2007 vs. the Suns, so he probably deserves a little bit of slack. He will have to be much better in Game 6 on Thursday to keep this series alive.
May 10 - 11:32 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge made 8-of-21 from the field and 8-of-10 from the line for 24 points against the Thunder on Friday, adding eight rebounds, one steal and one block.

The Thunder didn't really alter their defensive strategy with Aldridge beating up on Serge Ibaka again. Obviously, this was quite as eye-popping as his 79 points in the first two games. Aldridge did looked to be bothered by his right hip in the third quarter, which is the same hip he needed surgery on back in 2012. He returned and looked just fine.
May 7 - 12:29 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge was on fire during a 98-97 loss to the Thunder in Game 2 on Monday, making 15-of-21 from the field for 41 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and no turnovers.

He is lighting it up with his jumper and in the post-up game. Aldridge has scored 79 points in the last two games with an absurd 80.9 true shooting percentage. The Spurs have to give him a touch on basically every possession right now, especially with his teammates not clicking. Expect him to have a huge series.
May 3 - 12:34 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge put on a shooting clinic in a 124-92 win over the Thunder on Saturday, making 18-of-23 for 38 points with six rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

It's his third-best scoring game of his playoff career. The Thunder completely forgot Aldridge led the NBA in mid-range makes in three of the last four seasons. He was wide open all game and also had a number of easy buckets near the rim, as well. LMA has been fantastic since January and had success against OKC this season, so he'll be dialed in as a high-end DFS play.
Apr 30 - 10:58 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, scoring 15 points with 10 rebounds and one steal.

He was 6-of-11 from the field and only played 26 minutes due to the lopsided score. The Spurs coasted through the first round of the playoffs, but they will have a much tougher opponent in the second round (likely the Thunder) which means that Aldridge's minutes and production should both start to trend up -- he only played more than 27 minutes one time in the first round.
Apr 24 - 3:59 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 16 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 33 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

He's been a little underwhelming in this series after destroying the Grizzlies in the regular season. Coach Gregg Popovich has been impressed with Aldridge's defense in this series as the Spurs continue to play at slower pace. Expect LMA to put up better numbers in the next round.
Apr 23 - 12:17 AM

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SF1Kawhi Leonard
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