Adrian Benjamins and Coach tackle the Nets-Hawks trade from Thursday afternoon, the Finals, and, in our continuing coverage of every team in the NBA, the Spurs fantasy results.
October 16, 2019, 10:18 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge dominated the Rockets in the Spurs' 128-116 win on Wednesday, putting up 22 points (11-of-13 shooting), six rebounds, a steal and a block in just 22 minutes of action.
Aldridge made it look easy in this one, and definitely looks ready to go for the regular season. The 13-year veteran head into his 14th season looking as sharp as he has in his last few, and holds a ton of value currently going in the 4th round of fantasy drafts.
October 13, 2019, 2:27 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) will miss Sunday's preseason game.
No word on who will replace him in the starting lineup yet. Aldridge is a solid selection in the fourth or fifth rounds of fantasy drafts as a steady, high-level contributor.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
October 8, 2019, 11:33 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored eight points with four boards, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes of preseason action in a 107-89 loss to the Heat on Tuesday.
Aldridge surprisingly led the team in minutes played, even though he is the elder statesman on the team. His efficiency and ability to do a little bit of everything make him a safe pick in the early-mid rounds of drafts.
October 5, 2019, 11:32 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge started on Saturday and logged 16 minutes, finishing the game with seven points on 3-of-5 shooting, three rebounds and one block.
It's the preseason and there was clearly no reason to unnecessarily tire out the Spurs' elder statesman. His roto-friendly game, juxtaposed with his high mileage has made him as a quiet value-pick in the early-middle round of standard-league drafts.
April 28, 2019, 12:42 amLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge went 6-for-16 from the field on Saturday night, scoring 16 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in a Game 7 defeat.
The numbers point to a productive Aldridge, but he missed a number of open looks and was outplayed by Nikola Jokic in terms of sheer effectiveness. The lasting image of tonight's game will likely be Aldridge standing still as Gregg Popovich is urging someone on the Spurs to commit an intentional foul in the final 30 seconds — nobody on the floor seemed to notice but Aldridge is the one who was guarding the ball. Nobody could hear over the home crowd, but the Spurs have no excuse not to know time and score. So much for the veteran experience edge.
April 25, 2019, 10:34 pmLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge shot 10-for-18 from the field for 26 points with 10 boards, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes to avoid elimination against the Nuggets on Thursday.
Aldridge was terrific all night, using home court advantage to play with energy. He took matters into his own hands, forcing a Game 7 on Saturday in Denver. Expect Aldridge to be giving his best effort on a winner-take-all affair.
April 24, 2019, 12:02 amLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge may have ended with a double-double (17 points and 10 rebounds), but much of that came with the game already decided in the fourth quarter of Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets.
Even though the double-double stat line included two steals, a block and a three and 7-of-13 field goals in his 31 minutes, Aldridge was quiet when it mattered. The Spurs will need him to come back strong in Thursday’s Game 6 in San Antonio.
April 20, 2019, 8:56 pmLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting, nine rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block in Saturday 117-103 loss against the Nuggets.
Aldridge did everything he could tonight by putting up all-around contributions across the board but it wasn't enough to stop the romp of the Nuggets who were just clicking the whole night. LMA was up to his usual crafty moves but his teammates weren't able to pick up the slack when he needed them the most. Derrick White was mediocre tonight while DeRozan didn't simply take enough shots in order to keep up with the barrage that Denver was throwing at them. Expect Aldridge to be more aggressive if they want to steal another one at the Pepsi Center before heading back to AT&T Center.
April 18, 2019, 11:41 pmLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled in Game 3 on Thursday with 18 points and 11 rebounds to go with five assists and a block.
Aldridge went 8-for-17 from the floor and the shots he made were tough. Paul Millsap tried every trick to bait Aldridge into offensive fouls and travels, but LMA was too crafty and hit him with his array of post fadeaways and spin moves. He came up with timely buckets and although he isn't the most flashy player, he showed his dependability tonight.
April 16, 2019, 11:42 pmLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points (8-of-20 FGs, 8-of-10 FTs) in 37 minutes in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Nuggets.
That's two inefficient games from LMA to start the series. He did have eight boards and three dimes, but the Spurs needed more as they wilted while the Nuggets caught fire late in the game. Aldridge will look to get back on track in Game 3 in San Antonio.
April 14, 2019, 2:00 amLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge contributed 15 points on 6-of-19 shooting, and added eight rebounds, and assist and a steal on Saturday night against the Nuggets.
Aldridge was not spectacular and didn't seem to have his stroke in this one, but was able to play good defense and do enough to help his team get an upset road victory to start off their playoff series with the Nuggets. As the second option on his team, expect LaMarcus to be better in Game 2.
April 11, 2019, 1:05 amLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge went off for 34 points, 16 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two turnovers on 15-of-21 shooting in a team-high 35 minutes on Wednesday vs. the Mavs.
Aldridge was the Spurs' best player tonight and looks more than ready to make some noise in the playoffs. He played in 80 games which is his most since the 2010-2011 season which was amazing for his owners. Not only that, but he also shot a career-high 51.5 percent from the field and averaged a career-high 1.3 blocks per game. He was the Spurs' highest ranked fantasy player, finishing as a top-30 guy in 8/9-cat leagues. Aldridge managed to haul in another rock-solid season and next year should be no different, he'll be a guy taken in the first couple of rounds come draft season next year.
April 7, 2019, 6:28 pmLaMarcus AldridgeF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge had an 18-point, 13-rebound double-double in Sunday's win over the Cavaliers.
Aldridge was only 6-for-14 from the field, but he helped his line by making all six free throw attempts. He will likely finish in the top-30 in 9-cat formats for the season in what has quietly been another solid season for the vet.
Lots of offseason turnover, but still another playoff appearance for the Spurs