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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Articles tagged: LaMarcus Aldridge

Pat Riley inadvertently helped the Spurs sign LaMarcus Aldridge

In making his pitch to free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge, Heat president Pat Riley may have inadvertently driven Aldridge to the San Antonio Spurs. Yahoo Sports’s Adrian Wojnarowski profiled Aldridge’s free agency, including looks inside all of his meetings with potential suitors. It turns out his meeting with Miami helped him make up his mind…Read More

Gregg Popovich makes LaMarcus Aldridge sit out practice

He has yet to even play in a single preseason game for his new team and already offseason San Antonio signee LaMarcus Aldridge is getting his first heavy dose of Spurs-related culture shock. The four-time All-Star missed Spurs’ practice on Tuesday with a strained IT band (which sounds like something you would find in a…Read More

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

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