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LaMarcus Aldridge thanks Blazers fans in email to columnist

Shortly after agreeing to a deal with the San Antonio Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge thanked fans in Portland for supporting him during his time with the Trail Blazers. Local columnist John Canzano, who defended Aldridge's choice to leave Portland, showed the email he received Saturday night. Dear Rip City, Thank you! Those two words on a page don't begin to express the gratitude I have...
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Free Agency: Finding Bench Depth for Spurs

Saturday, the San Antonio Spurs were the buzz of the NBA, as All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge agreed to sign with the Spurs once the NBA’s Moratorium period ends. With Aldridge joining the team, the Spurs’ pocket book is being emptied with his reported four-year deal worth $80 million. Using this
Via Project Spurs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Writes Nice Thank You Letter to Portland Trail Blazers Fans

Fans of the Portland Trail Blazers received some news they knew was coming Saturday, but it still had to suck when it became official. Longtime superstar LaMarcus Aldridge was leaving the team to play back in his home state of Texas for the San Antonio Spurs.He had said already he wasn't returning so it wasn't news, but you can always hope for a change of heart.via @cjzeroRead more »
Via FatManWriting
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs add LaMarcus Aldridge

Sit back and relax San Antonio Spurs fans. You are in it to win it once again. Your dynasty will continue “dynastying” (that is not a word, but it should be). Kudos to the Spurs front office for doing all the work necessary to acquiring one of the most marquee free agents this offseason in LaMarcus Aldridge. The pursuit for Aldridge became veritable with the Spurs trading Tiago...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Return or Retire, Manu Ginobili edition

With the Spurs signing of LaMarcus Aldridge, they are expected to make another pitch to guard Manu Ginobili to return for one more season. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Ginobili will announce in his home newspaper in Argentina, La Nacion, whether he will retire or return to the Spurs for one more season.  Stein went on to say that it is likely that Ginobili returns. The Spurs...
Via Hoops-Nation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Spurs Just Got Terrifying

Aldridge with his old laundryToday, the San Antonio Spurs won NBA free agency by bringing in the single guy (well, assuming LeBron James isn't leaving Cleveland) that could truly change things this year. Better yet, this could change things for years to come, too.By bringing in LaMarcus Aldridge and sending out Tiago Splitter, the Spurs set themselves up for success in the post-Tim...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Suns find another reason to dislike the Spurs

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns vaulted from long shot to finalist in the bid to land coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge. But finishing as runner-up to the team the Suns' fans love to hate, the San Antonio Spurs, left a hollow ring to the team's concerted efforts to climb from mediocrity to relevance in the tough Western Conference. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blazers fire assistant who said Aldridge was leaving team

The Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday confirmed that assistant coach Kim Hughes is no longer with the team, but they will not say why. Most people believe Hughes’ comments about LaMarcus Aldridge are the reason for his firing. Hughes, who was the team’s big man coach the past three years, said in an interview with...Read More
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Despite a quiet start to free agency, Utah Jazz will make noise in their own way

You know it’s a slow news day for the Utah Jazz when the top story on their Bleacher Report Team Stream is an article entitled, “Learn More About Jazz C Jack Cooley” (I was sure to link the article because now I know you’re curious). Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the guy, but it’s a bit disappointing that the latest news out of Salt Lake City is a feature...
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Fortune Sets On The Suns Once Again, As LaMarcus Aldridge Becomes A Spur

The Phoenix Suns have existed since the late 1960s. They are, like the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League, a professional sports team with a lengthy history but no world championships. A lot has to go wrong over nearly a half a century for a team to miss out on a title at every turn. The Cleveland Cavaliers are in good position to end their drought next year, but the Los...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Fortune Sets On The Suns Once Again, As LaMarcus Aldridge Becomes A Spur

The Phoenix Suns have existed since the late 1960s. They are, like the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League, a professional sports team with a lengthy history but no world championships. A lot has to go wrong over nearly a half a century for a team to miss out on a title at every turn. The Cleveland Cavaliers are in good position to end their drought next year, but the Los...
Via Bloguin Best
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Durant not surprised Aldridge left Blazers for Spurs

Getting passed the Spurs in the playoffs has been one of the toughest tasks of Kevin Durant's career.  Now, it appears to have gotten even tougher with LaMarcus Aldridge moving to San Antonio.  Was Durant surprised to see Aldridge move from one Western Conference playoff team to another? "No, I wasn't," Durant told reporters on Saturday. "You could kind of tell once this whole...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kawhi, LaMarcus, the mid-range and the Spurs' next epoch

Results always come before aesthetics in sports. The San Antonio Spurs were always thought of having bad aesthetics until their sheer longevity and the evolution of their offense into a brilliant choreography of movement, space, precision and high-level efficiency changed the way we regard them in this current iteration of their dynasty. Over time, they became the very definition...
Via RealGM - NBA
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Unveil LaMarcus Aldridge Banner; All-Star Signs With Spurs (Photos)

Well, this is awkward. LaMarcus Aldridge, the prize of NBA free agency, agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Aldridge reportedly was deciding between signing with San Antonio or the Phoenix Suns. With all the hype regarding Aldridge’s potential decision, Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton decided to pitch in with the recruiting efforts. Hey @aldridge_12, check out what...
Via NESN.com
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LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees To Deal With The Spurs

Former Texas Longhorn star LaMarcus Aldridge is headed back home as the 29-year-old forward has agreed to terms with the San Antonio Spurs. Aldridge, who last season averaged 19.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, signed for four-years and over $80 million. I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends...
Via Diehardsport
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Los Angeles Lakers: Now what?

Jordan Hill Well that did not go as planned. The Los Angeles Lakers have not had a very successful free agency period and have failed to attract any big-name players to the team. The Lakers reached out to a number of star players including LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe. However, all of these players decided to take their talents elsewhere and left the Lakers...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Cavs and Spurs vying for David West

Kevin Love and Timofey Mozgov have been taken care of and Tristan Thompson is reportedly close to accepting a deal — although perhaps not as close as it seemed a couple days ago — but the Cleveland Cavaliers are still looking to shore up their front line. The team is reportedly very interested in signing veteran power forward David West, last of the Indiana Pacers. I'm hearing...
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Prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to join Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge is heading back home to Texas and the San Antonio Spurs are heading back to the top of the list of favorites in the Western Conference. One of the most coveted free agents on the market picked the Spurs over several suitors, including the Lakers, Heat, Rockets, Knicks, Mavericks, Suns and Trail Blazers, the team for which he played the first nine seasons of his...
Via AP on Fox
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Prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to join Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge is heading back home to Texas and the San Antonio Spurs are heading back to the top of the list of favorites in the Western Conference. One of the most coveted free agents on the market picked the Spurs over several suitors, including the Lakers, Heat, Rockets, Knicks, Mavericks, Suns and Trail Blazers, the team for which he played the first nine seasons of his...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge instant reaction

Now that the San Antonio Spurs are victors in free agency with the promised signing of LaMarcus Aldridge, it’s time to evaluate the pros and cons. Sure, it might sound like it’s too soon for that, but we all know Spurs fans are already thinking this to themselves because they’re all incredibly paranoid. So here […]
Via Project Spurs
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Damian Lillard is the Blazers’ new franchise player

With the Portland currently undergoing major roster reconstruction, the team has made it a point to secure their All-Star point guard Damian Lillard and had even tagged him as their new franchise player. The 3-year man out of Weber State University has just signed to a 5-year, $120 million max contract with the Trail Blazers. He has more responsibility on his shoulders from this...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Longhorn LaMarcus Aldridge goes home, signs with Spurs

Former Texas Longhorns star LaMarcus Aldridge is going home to the Lone Star State after signing a max contract with the San Antonio Spurs. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported the A-list free agent’s decision, and Aldridge later announced his decision on his personal Twitter page. Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees To Maximum Contract With San Antonio Spurs

The prize of the 2015 NBA free agency class has landed: LaMarcus Aldridge is signing with the San Antonio Spurs. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the deal, while Aldridge took to Twitter and confirmed the deal himself shortly thereafter. Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ugh

Goodbye LaMarcus Aldridge – we hardly knew ye.   I’m happy to say I’m going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I’m excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends. — Lamarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) July 4, 2015 The post Ugh appeared first on A Dry Heat.
Via A Dry Heat
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LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs

Prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge says he has chosen to join the San Antonio Spurs. Aldridge tweeted the news on Saturday after spending a week meeting with teams as the most coveted player on the market. Aldridge spent his previous nine seasons in Portland, but is leaving for a four-year maximum contract with the Spurs. He averaged a career-high 23.8 points per game for the Trail...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss
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