February 17, 2018, 5:48 pm
LaMarcus Aldridge said that his two-game absence before the All-Star break was just to make sure that things were good, and that he, coach Popovich and the team’s medical staff all felt like getting him that short rest was a smart decision.
The Spurs always tread carefully with their veterans and it never seemed like a serious injury was putting Aldridge on the sidelines. He’s expected to be a full go after the break and fantasy owners can fire him up with glee, as he’s going to be playing without Kawhi Leonard around for the foreseeable future. The Spurs made a conscious effort to retool their offense after watching LMA struggle a bit last season and it’s resulted in a great bounceback campaign. Aldridge could easily finish inside the top-50 this season, though he will take a step back when Leonard gets back on the court.