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Friday, September 4, 2015

Articles tagged: LaMarcus Aldridge

Spurs assistant Ime Udoka went all-out to sign LaMarcus Aldridge

Most of the reasons LaMarcus Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs are obvious — the best coach in the NBA, a tradition of winning, a chance to contend for a championship immediately while play alongside at least one future Hall of Famer. But had it not been for an assistant coach on Gregg Popovich’s…Read More

LaMarcus Aldridge is ‘mentally drained’ after free agency

There are plenty of people who believe that LaMarcus Aldridge had made up his mind about joining the San Antonio Spurs long before he took meetings with other teams. That may have been the case, but it hasn’t made adjusting to a new city any easier for the top prize of the 2015 free agency…Read More

Carmelo Anthony unhappy Knicks blew it with LaMarcus Aldridge

Carmelo Anthony believes the New York Knicks had a legitimate chance to sign LaMarcus earlier this offseason. And then they blew it. While working out with Aldridge at Team USA training camp this week, Anthony says Aldridge told him that he ended up not meeting with the Knicks because the team envisioned him playing strictly…Read More

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge scared off by Knicks’ Porzingis commitment

LaMarcus Aldridge may have chosen not to sign with the New York Knicks this offseason for a variety of reasons. But according to a new report, the tipping point may have been the team’s unflinching commitment to play No. 4 overall pick Kristaps Porzingis at Aldridge’s desired power forward position. In a story by Stefan…Read More

LaMarcus Aldridge: Knicks wanted me to play ‘strictly’ center

The San Antonio Spurs were the frontrunner to sign LaMarcus Aldridge from the start of free agency, and eventually the expected happened. Aldridge still met with other teams, but why did he cancel on the New York Knicks? New York’s horrendous season last year had nothing to do with it. If that was the reason,…Read More

Spurs un-retiring Bruce Bowen’s jersey number for LaMarcus Aldridge

Bruce Bowen retired from the NBA after the 2009 season, but he’s still making sacrifices for his old team six years later. Bowen granted the San Antonio Spurs permission to un-retire his No. 12 jersey so that new free agent acquisition LaMarcus Aldridge could wear it. “You want LaMarcus to feel part of the family,”…Read More

Lakers had second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge, apologized for first

LaMarcus Aldridge reportedly left his first free agency meeting with the Los Angeles feeling underwhelmed, but he apparently respects the franchise enough that he was willing to give it another shot. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports that Aldridge granted the Lakers’ request for a second meeting on Thursday night, and the team spent the entire 90…Read More

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