— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 11, 2021
The Spurs are currently engaged with multiple teams who have interest in trading for Aldridge. San Antonio believes they may be able to find a deal within the next week. If Aldridge is not traded before the March 25th trade deadline, a contract buyout may come into play.
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
LaMarcus Aldridge has averaged 13.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game this season. He has missed 8 of the last 11 games before the All-Star break due to injury. In the 8 games Aldridge missed, the Spurs went 6-2. The team is currently 18-14 and in 7th place in the Western Conference. Even with Aldridge’s struggles, the Spurs have had a good season. With Aldridge’s contract ending at the end of this season, San Antonio will be looking to get a good asset out of him.
Aldridge played for 5 and a half seasons with San Antonio, after 9 seasons with Portland. Being 35 years old now, there may not be a big opportunity waiting for Aldridge. LaMarcus is currently averaging the lowest points and minutes since his rookie season. With his age and his career, he could be a great role player and mentor still.
"He’s done everything we’ve asked. At this point, we’d just like to do something that will work for him as much for our club, because he deserves that."
Gregg Popovich on LaMarcus Aldridge. #Spurs
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) March 11, 2021
With only two weeks until the NBA trade deadline, we will be seeing multiple key trades and signings around the league.