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LaMarcus Aldridge
LaMarcus Aldridge
Position: F-C
Born: 07/19/85
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:246 lbs. / 111.6 kg.
Salary: $26,000,000
Without LaMarcus Aldridge (season-ending shoulder surgery) in Orlando, it will be an “all hands on deck” situation for the Spurs. Losing an All-Star will mean everyone will have to up their game. Currently, the Spurs are 12th in the West with Memphis sitting in the 8th spot. The Spurs will have to either win out or force a play-in tournament for the final spot in the West. “We’re competitive,” he said. “We’re going out there to be competitive. We’re going out there to fight as a team.” Said Gay: “It give us the chance to go out there. It’s just give it your all for eight games.”
Storyline: Orlando Bubble
Zeller’s safety bubble was pierced two Wednesdays ago, when the Spurs called to offer him a job. With seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge declared out of the NBA’s restart in Orlando, Fla, because of shoulder surgery, the Spurs were in search of a tall, warm body to help fill out their frontcourt rotation. A career-long journeyman who has not appeared in an NBA game since April 2019, the 30-year-old Zeller checked the most important box in the Spurs’ hunt. He was available. “It’s been a whirlwind, but it’s been fun,” the 7-foot Zeller said. “I’m just trying to get used to the new coronavirus protocols. Just happy to be back, playing basketball, back on a team, especially a great team like the Spurs.”
Much of that burden will likely fall on fourth-year center Jakob Poeltl, who is expected to slide into the starting lineup to replace Aldridge. The 7-foot-1 Austrian has played well as a role player this season, and has been especially valuable as a rebounder, rim protector and shot blocker. Poeltl is aware of the task that lies before him. “I’m going to take that challenge personally,” said Poeltl, who is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. “I have to step up and perform. I’m excited about the opportunity. Hopefully we’ll step up and manage.”
On what he can learn from assistant coach Tim Duncan and teammate LaMarcus Aldridge, All-Stars at his position. Jakob Poeltl: “Tim and LaMarcus have helped me a lot. Working with Tim on a regular basis, him giving me tips and tricks for games. Going against L.A. in practice on a daily basis has really helped me improve my game. I’m trying to take advantage of that opportunity as best possible.”

LaMarcus Aldridge can see himself finishing career in Portland

Let’s get a little heavier here. Does it matter to you ultimately where your NBA career ends? LaMarcus Aldridge: As I think about it, I think I would be cool with it ending in two places, either with San Antonio or in Portland. I think either one would be fine with me. I feel like I’ve made some good memories in San Antonio. I feel like I’m in a really good family in San Antonio. They understand me. I understand them. So, I like that. I feel I have a lot of history in Portland. So, going back there to finish would be fine also. I’m perfectly fine with finishing my career in San Antonio riding it out until my next chapter, or if things have to change there, and if they decide to go young, then I wouldn’t mind going to Portland.
It seems like your attitude about Portland has changed quite a bit from when you first left there in 2015 to come to San Antonio. I remember how tough the fans were when you went back to play in Portland for the first time. What’s changed? LaMarcus Aldridge: The fans were rough because they felt like what I did wasn’t right. I left, and I feel like they wanted me to stay and see what could be. But a lot has changed. Like they say, as you grow older hindsight is 20-20. People mature. It’s no secret that Dame and my relationship has gotten a whole lot better. We’ve had some good talks over the years, and we definitely understand each other better. It was well-documented about us just talking and us figuring out that it wasn’t us. It was people around us. So, of course when your relationship gets better with the main guy, then it’s gonna have a different feeling. I feel like I had nothing but good times there. There were ups and downs like there’s going to be anywhere, but I came into the league there, grew into who I am there. So, of course, as you get older, you place value on those things. Obviously, the biggest part of everything is Dame and I fixing what wasn’t really broken by us really just talking it out.
Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge is targeting Monday’s game against Indiana for his return to action after missing the past two games with a right shoulder strain. Aldridge wanted to play against Orlando on Saturday, but the team’s medical staff said he needed more rest. “They tell me whether he’s ready to go or not,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I’m not a doctor. He’s either in or he’s out. He’d rather be in, but they said no.”
Storyline: LaMarcus Aldridge Injury
Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge is targeting Monday’s game against Indiana for his return to action after missing the past two games with a right shoulder strain. Aldridge wanted to play against Orlando on Saturday, but the team’s medical staff said he needed more rest. “They tell me whether he’s ready to go or not,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “I’m not a doctor. He’s either in or he’s out. He’d rather be in, but they said no.”
Storyline: LaMarcus Aldridge Injury
Tom Orsborn: LaMarcus Aldridge is out vs. Orlando, per #Spurs injury report. With LA missing his second straight game with a right shoulder strain, rookie Luka Samanic will once again be available. Per injury report, Chimezie Metu and Quinndary Weatherspoon are on G League assignment.
Storyline: LaMarcus Aldridge Injury
“People forget, that when you are that good, you don’t get draft picks, so you don’t get better through the draft, and you have to get better through (free agents) trying to come there,” Horry said. “They did that with LaMarcus *(Aldridge) in (2015) and hopefully other people follow suit. But it might be they don’t… I hate to say it, but San Antonio is not a destination where guys want to go play.”
USA Basketball announced the preliminary roster for the 2020 Olympics which consists of 44 names. The list is as follows: Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat); LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs); Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns); Malcolm Brogdon (Indiana Pacers); Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics); Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat); Mike Conley (Utah Jazz); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers); DeMar DeRozan (San Antonio Spurs); Andre Drummond (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets); Paul George (L.A. Clippers); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Montrezl Harrell (L.A. Clippers); Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets); Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers); Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics); Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers); Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans); Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets); LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers); Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers); (cont.).
The San Antonio Spurs have explored trade scenarios involving LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan. The Spurs have considered “liquidating everybody” but they have also game planned trying to upgrade their existing roster. “They’ve asked for a lot from teams (for Aldridge and DeRozan),” said Adrian Wojnarowski on the Woj & Lowe Trade Deadline Special. The Spurs are “probably going to go forward” keeping Aldridge and DeRozan.
Storyline: DeMar DeRozan Trade?
Aldridge, who has been on a recent roll from three-point range (20 for his last 40), would appear to be the far more logical target because the Heat could use another skilled, accomplished power rotation player. An informed source said the Spurs would want more than simply an injured Winslow and Derrick Jones Jr. and expiring contracts. Kendrick Nunn could entice the Spurs, but whether Miami would be willing is another story.