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#pounditThursday, December 1, 2022

LaMarcus Aldridge denies that he is unhappy in San Antonio


If LaMarcus Aldridge is dissatisfied with his situation in San Antonio, he isn’t saying so publicly.

Aldridge told the Jim Rome Show on Thursday that he has no complaints about his situation with the Spurs.

“I talk to [Gregg Popovich] daily and he’s always telling me that I’m doing great,” Aldridge said on Thursday’s Jim Rome Show, via ESPN. “Trying to be a more of a leader. He’s put me in positions where I can be more of a leader. As long as the guys here aren’t saying bad things to me. All my teammates have said nothing but great things to me.”

Aldridge insisted that he’s very happy being with the Spurs.

“Yeah, for sure I am,” Aldridge said. “We made history last year [by going 40-1 at home, matching an NBA record]. They’ve incorporated me into the family. Try to make me one of the big pieces.

“I’m winning. Of course I’m happy. That’s why I don’t buy into the rumors. I feel like I do my job here and I feel like I’ve done everything that they’ve asked. That’s why I haven’t bought into the rumors.”

Aldridge has reportedly been displeased to be in one teammate’s shadow. These stories came out of the blue, and for now, he’s content to downplay them publicly.


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