San Antonio Spurs Sign LaMarcus Aldridge to Contract Extension

LaMarcus Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge is extending his stay in San Antonio.

Aldridge' extension will keep him with the Spurs until the end of 2020-21 season.

Aldridge, who notably began his National Basketball Association career as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers, is now slated to earn $21.4 million as a result of the 2017-18 campaign.

He also struggled big time in the Western Conference Finals, averaging 15.5 points on 41 percent shooting with 10 turnovers in the four-game sweep against Golden State.




Aldridge averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Spurs last season. Aldridge's Player Option for the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season (worth US$22.3 million) will now be void since the new extension will keep him in San Antonio through the 2020-21 National Basketball Association season. Coming off a strong preseason, Aldridge may have to carry the Spurs early on with Kawhi Leonard (quad) still without a timetable.

Gregg Popovich and Aldridge cleared the air during camp after he was involved in trade rumors in the offseason.

The San Antonio Spurs and LaMarcus Aldridge have agreed upon a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension. According to a Monday afternoon report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Aldridge is now engaged in "serious discussions" regarding a contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs. Add in a modest raise for Danny Green next summer and the Spurs are already looking at the cap with at least a half dozen roster spots still to fill.

This season Aldridge is hoping for a bounce-back year, as he enters his third season with the Spurs.

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