LaMarcus Aldridge will sign a four-year, $80 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs, according to a Yahoo report.
After an intense few days of meetings, the star free agent ultimately chose to play close to his family in Texas and join Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan and the ever-contending Spurs.
LMA’s deal includes a player option after the third year.
Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
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
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Star free-agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge has agreed to sign a four-year, $80 million maximum contract with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Aldridge, who turns 30 on July 19, had spent all nine seasons of his NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers, developing into one of the league’s best big men. He informed the Trail Blazers on Friday night that he had narrowed his choices to either the Spurs or Phoenix Suns, then chose the Spurs on Saturday morning.
Aldridge’s contract will include a player option after the third season, sources said.
Aldridge met with the Spurs, Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks andToronto Raptors, in addition to speaking with the Blazers, after the NBA’s free-agent market opened on Wednesday. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich andTim Duncan, Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonardinitially met with Aldridge on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. Popovich and other members of San Antonio’s coaching staff returned to Los Angeles for another meeting with Aldridge on Friday.