The NBA preseason games gave us a fantastic glimpse of what’s in store for us in the new season, and fans and players are excited to see their expectations roll out, and in the same way some many not be too happy with how things are unfolding. NBA rumors spotlights on LaMarcus Aldridge.
LaMarcus Aldridge is now a ten-year NBA veteran who started his career with the Trail Blazers. As a power forward, he’s been a valuable piece to the team, playing on a stellar level, which saw him consistently land on the NBA All-Star through the 2012-2016 seasons.
The Spurs have only acquired him for one full season, and yet NBA rumors are already brewing about a possible LaMarcus Aldridge trade elsewhere.
LaMarcus Aldridge trade rumors have spanned from the Hawks, Chicago Bulls, to even the Golden State Warriors.
So what’s pushing all these stories to blow up?
NBA rumors going around say that when the Spurs struck a deal with LaMarcus Aldridge that he’d been expecting their offense to revolve around him; that he’d be an offensive centerpiece. Was he promised anything by San Antonio that may not have been kept?
“Those close to the situation suggest Aldridge may not be happy at the moment. The belief is the Spurs pitched him on becoming the center of their offense when they recruited him in 2015, and that hasn’t occurred with the rise of Kawhi Leonard. However, a team source said there are currently no problems with Aldridge, adding he is a part of the Spurs’ future.” Jabari Young said according to Bleacher Report.
LaMarcus Aldridge averaged 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, but NBA rumors say he’s not happy being turned into a sidekick to Kawhi Leonard, which was never part of the deal before he started.
Kawhi Leonard has been doing well, and seems to be a better fit with their game. Kawhi Leonard is younger, with championship experience, and was the Finals MVP in 2014.
While NBA rumors on a LaMarcus Aldridge trade have risen recently, he maintains that none of these are true. At least, that there is no truth on his being unhappy with the team or his having issues with Kawhi Leonard.
“I talk to [coach Gregg Popovich] daily and he’s always telling me that I’m doing great,” LaMarcus Aldridge said in a report by Fox Sports.
“[I’m] 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.”
“I’m winning. Of course I’m happy,” LaMarcus Aldridge added. “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 NBA rumors.”
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