Aldridge has had an up-and-down tenure with the Spurs across his two seasons since signing as a free agent from Portland. San Antonio did discuss trade scenarios with teams centered on Aldridge in this off season, league sources said. At times, Aldridge hasn’t been happy with the franchise, and the franchise hasn’t been happy with him. Nevertheless, Aldridge arrived into training camp in strong shape and with a better relationship with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Both sides understand that the uncertainty of free agency next summer could make an extension a wise option.
January 26, 2021 | 7:37 pm EST Update
Eric Woodyard: 1 year after Kobe Bryant’s death, Cavs guard Collin Sexton tells ESPN that he’ll continue to “live by the Mamba” by carrying that Kobe mentality with him on the court. Sexton, aka “Young Bull,” is averaging a career-best 24.8 points per game in his third season. pic.twitter.com/FNefooiAEr