What to make of the Spurs extending LaMarcus Aldridge

Bruno Passos and J.R. Wilco discuss the Aldridge extension and other question marks for San Antonio’s season. Bruno Passos and I had an opportunity to join Mike Prada’s Limited Upside NBA Podcast to preview the San Antonio Spurs 2017-18 season, and the first thing he asked us about was the Spurs extending LaMarcus Aldridge’s contract. But we didn’t stop there, …

Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge sacrifices numbers for winning.

  TORONTO – Vindication might be too strong a word, but San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge appreciated his fifth All-Star appearance. “It means a lot because honestly I didn’t know if I’d get in without the same numbers,” he said. Aldridge left the Portland Trail Blazers in the offseason and signed a four-year, $84 million contract with the Spurs. This is …

San Antonio Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge Was Wise To Shut Down His Social Media Accounts.

LaMarcus Aldridge recently decided to shut down his Twitter and Instagram accounts, and this was so wise. NBAplayers already have to deal with difficult questions from the media on a daily basis, and it certainly doesn’t help their stress level to continue getting abuse when they’re online. Ever since Aldridge closed his social media accounts, he has almost been a …

Don’t touch LaMarcus Aldridge’s stereo or he will judo chop you.

  LaMarcus Aldridge is featured in an episode of Real Fan Life at The Players’ Tribune. He talks about what kind of car a rookie should get and how the Spurs are more concerned with the extra pass than any car competition, why he wears number 12, he calls out a former teammate for driving a beater, and he talked about …

ZOOMING IN: ALDRIDGE’S 5 BLOCKS VS. BUCKS.

AT&T CENTER – “Team defense was very good. LaMarcus (Aldridge) and Tim (Duncan) were really good under the bucket, and LaMarcus had five blocks,” said San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich Wednesday, after his team held the Milwaukee Bucks to 70 total points, in a 25-point blowout win for San Antonio. “When he (Aldridge) does that that makes it really …

Postgame Wrap: Aldridge returns to Portland, helps Spurs beat Blazers.

PORTLAND, Ore. – It was an emotional night for LaMarcus Aldridge, as he made his return to Portland, but when it was all said and done, the Spurs made it easier, beating Trail Blazers, 113-101 on Wednesday at Moda Center.Aldridge led the team with 23 points, while Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 20 points and seven rebounds, but it was …

Aldridge working overtime to improve.

Two weeks after he raised eyebrows by shooting for 90 minutes after a preseason game, LaMarcus Aldridge was at it again Friday, working overtime with two bottom-of-the-roster players following practice. Looking more like a guy trying to retain his job than a high-priced free agent acquisition, Aldridge tirelessly ran through plays with Boban Marjanovic and Jonathon Simmons under the watch …

Rehash: The Spurs are dealing with CHANGE.

  Change isn’t easy. The concept of change is something that I’ve tried (unsuccessfully) to accept. It’s an inevitable part of life — as constant as life and death and taxes itself — but it doesn’t make rationalizing difference any easier. For what it’s worth, I lived in San Antonio for my entire childhood, went to the same schools and supported the …