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Spurs, Aldridge agree to 3-year, $72M extension

18 October 2017, 12:43 | Maryann Sutton

LaMarcus Aldridge agrees to contract extension with San Antonio Spurs: Report

Report | LaMarcus Aldridge discussing extension with Spurs

The 11-year National Basketball Association veteran will opt into his $22.3 million deal for the 2018-19 season, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

"The contract extension culminates what had been two often-turbulent seasons between Aldridge and the Spurs since his arrival as a free agent from Portland".

He was the subject of trade rumors during the offseason, but cleared the air with the Spurs and head coach Gregg Popovich over the summer. Last season saw him average eight-year low 17.3 points per game.

This deal will come as a shock to many, with Aldridge rumoured to be on his way out of San Antonio.

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Then a four-time All-Star who had spent the first nine years of his National Basketball Association career with the Portland Trail Blazers, Aldridge was on a clear trajectory towards the Hall of Fame, regarded as one of the best all-around power forwards in the sport.

This report comes from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The San Antonio Spurs have reached an agreement with LaMarcus Aldridge on an extension that will keep the five-time All-Star under contract for an additional three years. Of course, $32 million in new guaranteed money for the 32-year-old big man does a lot to dampen Aldridge's fears about his spot in the rotation and his role within the organization. With the arrival of Rudy Gay, another wing who can play the four when needed, will Aldridge acquiesce to playing more center than he has in his career to this point?

Aldridge said he feels better about his game and the adjustments that have been made in the offense.

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