LaMarcus Aldridge RUMORS & NEWS

  • LaMarcus Aldridge sprains ankle, is unsure he'll play Sat. vs. Memphis

    ESPN "San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a sprained left ankle Friday during a 104-90 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, casting doubt about his availability for the team's matchup Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies. "[It's] pretty tight right now, but we'll re-evaluate it..." November 21

  • LaMarcus Aldridge disliked Portland lifestyle, attention Damian Lillard received

    Pro Basketball Talk "In April, Ramona Shelburne reported LaMarcus Aldridge was more likely to leave the Trail Blazers than most people realized. Blazers fans met the report with skepticism and resentment. Two words particularly irked them: “It’s Portland.” They dismissed the Los Angeles-based Shelburne as big-city..." November 13

  • Pat Riley Asked LaMarcus Aldridge To Re-Sign With Blazers, Sign With Heat In 2016

    Real GM Basketball "Pat Riley received a meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge last July during free agency, but the Miami Heat didn't have the necessary cap space to sign him. Riley's wish was for Aldridge to sign a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers and sign with the Heat in 2016. Riley's words actually..." November 12

  • Trail Blazers downplay LaMarcus Aldridge homecoming, but 'want to beat him'

    Oregonian "They had just lost a vexing and winnable set of back-to-back games, bringing their early-season momentum to a frustrating halt, so the Trail Blazers were in no mood Monday night to banter about reunions. But as they left the visiting locker room at the Pepsi Center, it was hard to ignore the..." November 11

  • Aldridge claims he's a different person with Spurs after leaving Portland

    The Score "Transitioning from the focal point of the offense as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers to a team which functions on a pass-heavy system with the San Antonio Spurs has presented some early obstacles for forward LaMarcus Aldridge. "It's not the same. I'm not the same person here that I was..." November 01

  • LaMarcus Aldridge On Kobe Being ‘Silver Lining’ Of Bad Lakers FA Pitch

    Black Sports Online "San Antonio Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge is refuting claims that Kobe Bryant’s approach is what ruined his free agent meeting with the Lakers this summer. NBA experts expected Aldridge to join the Lakers in the offseason, but reports came out that Kobe Bryant and Aldridge didn’t “gel” well..." October 22

  • LaMarcus Aldridge on joining Spurs: 'It's like being a rookie all over again'

    The Score "All LaMarcus Aldridge has known since being drafted second overall in 2006 is Rip City, the Portland Trail Blazers organization, and the Moda Center. Now a member of the San Antonio Spurs after signing a reported four-year, $80-million contract with the franchise, Aldridge is viewing his new..." August 18

  • LaMarcus Aldridge says he’s building a separate house just for his shoe collection

    Pro Basketball Talk "LaMarcus Aldridge has a lot of shoes. He can certainly afford them — he’s made around $86 million in his nine-year NBA career so far and just signed a four-year, $84 million deal with the Spurs. And being a Jordan Brand athlete, he gets a lot of them for free, too. But just how many pairs does the..." August 05

  • LaMarcus Aldridge says Lakers meeting was “blown out of proportion,” same with Knicks non-meeting

    Pro Basketball Talk "There’s a theory that LaMarcus Aldridge always knew what team he would choose this summer. He took the meetings, had a few nice steak dinners, but so long as the Spurs could work the cap situation out, he was coming to San Antonio. True or not, those other meetings became big stories —..." July 23

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

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." July 22

  • LaMarcus Aldridge: Blazers fans 'don't understand why I left'

    ESPN "Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge expects a not-so-warm welcome when he returns to Portland next season to face his former team, telling ESPN Radio's "The Russillo Show" on Monday that Trail Blazers fans "don't understand why I left." A Texas native, Aldridge spent his first nine NBA seasons with..." July 20

  • LaMarcus Aldridge: Spurs made me comfortable with leaving Portland

    ESPN "The Spurs' courtship of LaMarcus Aldridge in free agency played out similarly to what NBA fans have seen in countless interviews involving coach Gregg Popovich, the power forward said. "You've seen the TNT interviews, right?" Aldridge joked Friday during his introductory news conference. "He..." July 11

  • Trail Blazers fire Kim Hughes, assistant coach who said LaMarcus Aldridge is leaving the franchise

    Oregonian "Trail Blazers assistant coach Kim Hughes has been fired by the team, The Oregonian/Oregonlive has learned, days after his comments to an Indiana television station about the future of free agent LaMarcus Aldridge went viral. was the first with knowledge of the move and The Oregonian..." July 06

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs

    SB Nation "LaMarcus Aldridge has made his decision. He will be heading to the San Antonio Spurs to team up with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and Gregg Popovich. The news was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Aldridge is expected to sign a four-year maximum contract that will total..." July 04

  • Report: Damian Lillard - LaMarcus Aldridge Get Together Didn't Happen

    Blazer's Edge "Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders tweets that the planned trip for Damian Lillard to visit free agent LaMarcus Aldridge in Los Angeles to convince him to stay with the Portland Trail Blazers never came off. Update: We've had some questions about whether Lillard could have flown to Los Angeles..." July 03

  • Lakers got a second chance at Aldridge, but it won't matter

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Lakers met LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday, almost immediately after the the NBA’s free-agent market opened, and presented him reasons he might want to sign with their team. Multiple reports say the Lakers focused on the business opportunities a move to Los Angeles could afford...." July 03

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Latest on LaMarcus Aldridge: ESPN sources say no visits to other cities CURRENTLY planned. LMA likely to take a couple days to digest it all

  • LaMarcus Aldridge meets with Lakers a second time

    USA Today "Behold "LA to LA, Part 2." Because no place does sequels to bad movies like Hollywood. Free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge made the surprising decision to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers for a second time on Thursday afternoon, only this time he means business – about basketball. Clearly,..." July 03

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings: LaMarcus Aldridge has cancelled his meeting with the Knicks today, per source.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Yahoo Sources: Another high-profile team is pursuing the possibility of gaining an audience with LaMarcus Aldridge: The Miami Heat.

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Raptors did well in meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge, but it is unlikely he picks the Raptors, per source.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Lakers will get a second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge today in Los Angeles, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Trail Blazers assistant coach Kim Hughes says LaMarcus Aldridge will not return to Portland

    Oregonian "The Trail Blazers are about to lose LaMarcus Aldridge to another team in free agency and undergo a youth movement. That's the revelation made by assistant coach Kim Hughes in an interview with an Indiana TV station on Tuesday, a few hours before the start of free agency. "Well, people don't..." July 02

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Suns are bringing Tyson Chandler into the meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge as part of their pitch, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Spurs are walking into the LaMarcus Aldridge meeting right now, armed with Danny Green, cap space and frontrunner status on luring Aldridge.

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    Bill Oram @billoram

    The Lakers have wrapped up their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge. Right over two hours.

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    And yes, the Rockets folks met with LaMarcus Aldridge tonight in LA as well. His sked, and by association our sked, continues tomorrow...

  • LaMarcus Aldridge turned down the Lakers because they didn't talk enough about basketball

    SB Nation "LaMarcus Aldridge will not be signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Mike Bresnahan. Aldridge reportedly didn't like the basketball fit in Los Angeles, and "didn't quite gel" with star Kobe Bryant, according to Bresnahan. The Lakers were Aldridge's first meeting in free agency. " July 01

  • Lakers, Kobe Bryant meet with LaMarcus Aldridge

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers kicked off their highly aggressive approach to free agency Tuesday night, meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge shortly after midnight before flying to Detroit to meet with Greg Monroe. They'll meet with DeAndre Jordan sometime Wednesday. As for Aldridge, he's been their top target..." July 01

  • Tim Duncan joining Spurs' recruiting meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge

    Yahoo! Sports "Tim Duncan will join Tony Parker and Gregg Popovich as part of the San Antonio Spurs' contingent when they meet with Portland Trail Blazers free agent LaMarcus Aldridge on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, a source told Yahoo Sports. Duncan's decision to join the group is another indication of..." June 30

  • LaMarcus Aldridge Plans To Meet With Raptors In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Portland Trail Blazers star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge has plans to meet with the Toronto Raptors this week, league sources told RealGM. Aldridge has an interest in the Raptors, who hold space for a maximum contract offer, sources said. In his free-agent meetings in Los Angeles, Aldridge will..." June 29

  • Aldridge tells Blazers he’s gone

    San Antonio Express-News "Portland All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge, perhaps the most coveted free agent in this year’s class, has told the Blazers he will not be re-signing with the team he has played for since joining the NBA out of Texas in 2007, according to a report by The Columbian. Speculation ramped up Wednesday that..." June 26

  • Rockets to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love

    CBS Sports "The Houston Rockets are expected to chase power forwards LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love in free agency, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. This means Rockets forward Terrence Jones will likely be on the move soon. As in before Thursday's draft. It wouldn't be NBA free agency if Houston general..." June 25

  • Aldridge is likely leaving Portland for the Lakers or Spurs, per report

    SB Nation "LaMarcus Aldridge is one of the top unrestricted free agents this summer, and he should have no shortage of suitors if he decides to leave the Trail Blazers. Aldridge is reportedly favoring the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs in free agency if he leaves Portland, according to ESPN's Marc..." June 25

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    Eddie Sefko @ESefko

    That should allow them to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge and also have room to re-sign Tyson Chandler. That would be a pretty salty front line.

  • Dirk: 'We'd love to have' LaMarcus Aldridge

    ESPN Dallas "Dirk Nowitzki has been replaced by Chandler Parsons in the unofficial role as the lead recruiter for the Dallas Mavericks, but he’s still more than willing to roll out the welcome mat for LaMarcus Aldridge this summer. “We’d love to have him,” Nowitzki said Tuesday at a Mavs youth camp on the..." June 16

  • Report: Spurs could be off Aldridge’s list

    San Antonio Express-News "T-minus 22 days until free agency begins, and the rumor mill continues to churn. After nearly a full season of speculation that the Spurs could be the top suitor for coveted forward LaMarcus Aldridge, we have a dissenting view from Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher. It’s nebulous, to be sure,..." June 10

  • Mavericks, Not Spurs, Could Be the Texas Team to Lure LaMarcus Aldridge Away

    Bleacher Report "When it comes to NBA free agency, armchair GMs—as in everyone who isn't an actual NBA GM—tend to pair available players with teams that have the cash and the need, as if the entire procedure is akin to acquiring and installing a missing part on a car. The problem with that: car parts don't have..." June 09

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    Amy Schwartz @TheAmySchwartz

    One month before free agency begins...and LaMarcus Aldridge's Portland home is for sale. Take it for what it's worth. #Blazers

  • Breaking Down LaMarcus Aldridge's Contract Options

    Blazer's Edge "With all the questions swirling around LaMarcus Aldridge this summer, the first question of his recent exit interview cut right to the chase: Q: LaMarcus, what's going to be important for you when you decide where you play next year? Aldridge: ... I'm not gonna get into the details of it,..." May 21

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Tim Duncan's heir is not LaMarcus Aldridge

    Pounding The Rock "No matter how much we resist the idea, Tim Duncan will be gone at some point and the Spurs will need someone to fill his role if they intend to remain contenders. There have been plenty of rumors about LaMarcus Aldridge being on the Spurs radar to be that guy. Yet as great as Aldridge is, it's not..." May 21

  • Report: Celtics looking to pursue LaMarcus Aldridge and Wesley Matthews as package deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "If LaMarcus Aldridge leaves the Trail Blazers, where would he go? The Spurs are reportedly at or near the top of his list, and the Cavaliers could factor. The Lakers and Knicks will push for him, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Mavericks and Rockets also pursue the native Texan. A..." May 14

  • Boston Celtics rumors 2015: LaMarcus Aldridge and Wes Matthews both possible targets?

    Mass Live "'s A. Sherrod Blakely believes the Boston Celtics could target a pair of Portland Trail Blazer free agents this summer, including star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. During an episode of Celtics Talk TV (below), Blakely said, "My understanding is the Celtics are going to be open to..." May 12

  • LaMarcus Aldridge: The Elephant in the Room

    Blazer's Edge "The elephant in the room had another superb season worthy of his large mammalian status. Coming into this season, LaMarcus Aldridge had been an All-Star in his previous three campaigns. Since those accolades started coming in, the evaluation, expectation and perception of his game has remained..." May 11

  • Rumor: Blake Griffin to Trail Blazers in sign-and-trade?

    CSN Northwest "Then-Clippers general manager Neil Olshey declared of Blake Griffin in 2011: “I can guarantee you he will only ever be a Clipper.” The next year, the Clippers announced they reached “a deal in principle” to retain Olshey. A few days later, he became the Trail Blazers’ new general..." May 09

  • LaMarcus Aldridge: 9 years in Portland will ‘have more weight than anything else’ on his free agent decision

    Columbian "Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge has a big summer ahead. He is an unrestricted free-agent for the first time in his career. The Lakers, Knicks and Spurs are all reportedly trying to get him to come to their team. But on his way out during his exit interview, he had nothing but good..." May 01

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    Joe Freeman @BlazerFreeman

    #Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge on prospects of being a sought after free agent: "I’m not going to lie, you want to be wanted."

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    We know Knicks & Lakers will chase LaMarcus Aldridge come July, but at least two teams in Texas believe they have shot at him: Spurs & Mavs