LaMarcus Aldridge Decides To Join Spurs On $80 Million Deal
After meeting with multiple teams, free agent LaMarcus Aldridge has made his decision -- to sign with the San Antonio Spurs.
The 29-year-old All-Star, who turns 30 this month, has agreed to a four-year maximum contract with San Antonio, worth more than $80 million, with an opt-out after the third year.
According to ESPN, the Spurs' pitch Aldridge about playing with Tim Duncan his final days in the NBA and then taking over for him in the frontcourt alongside Kawhi Leonard resonated strongly with Aldridge.
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
He also met twice with the Los Angeles Lakers and took offers from the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat.
Aldridge had previously spent his entire nine-year career with the Portland Trail Blazers.