San Antonio power forward Lamarcus Aldridge and San Antonio Spurs are reportedly in contract negotiations. Aldridge is coming off a mixed year in which he had stretches of terrific play and endured a health scare. He wasn’t voted into the All Star game but helped the team to the WCF. He struggled after injuries decimated the starting lineup. At the beginning of the off-season he featured in several trade rumors. But it now seems likely that he will continue with San Antonio. If he does re-sign with Spurs, this could really aid bookies who are eyeing Spurs for NBA betting for the next season.
The power forward has a player option worth over $22.3 million for the 2018-19 season. An extension would give him an option for next year. Plus, he can add up to three more years to his deal. Aldridge averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game last season. These were his lowest scores since his rookie year. It was his first time in the past six seasons that he wasn’t selected to the All-Star game.
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He especially struggled in the postseason, averaging just 11.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in three games against the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. This was after Kawhi Leonard went down with an ankle injury. Despite his season-long struggles, though, the 32-year-old still ranked second on the team in points and rebounds while leading the way in blocks per game. His 41.1 percent shooting from three-point range was also the best mark of his career after he went 0-of-16 the year before.
Aldridge has been a key part of the Spurs’ success over the past two years and can help the squad remain a contender going forward if they sign him to an extension.