Coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs announced that LaMarcus Aldridge and the team are parting ways, according to multiple reports. They are working on a resolution for both parties.
Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge have mutually agreed to part ways and are working on resolution, coach Gregg Popovich says.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 11, 2021
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Spurs may look at trades for Aldridge.
Spurs are working on trade scenarios with LaMarcus Aldridge and have been engaged on several fronts, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 11, 2021
Aldridge joined the Spurs in 2015 following nine seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, signing a four-year contract worth $80 million to return to Texas. His existing contract expires this season and is worth $24 million in salary cap value.
The power forward averaged 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists during his tenure with the Trail Blazers, while he averaged 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists over the span of his six seasons with the Spurs. Notably, Aldridge was a part of the 2014 team that took out the Houston Rockets to advance to the second round of the playoffs. During the series against the Rockets, Aldridge averaged 29.8 points and mored than 2.5 blocks a game.