By Ponciano Melo – The days of the San Antonio Spurs with LaMarcus Aldridge have now come to an end after both parties “mutually agreed to part ways.”
Head coach Gregg Popovich confirmed the development before their first game after the All-Star break.
“LaMarcus is not with the team,” he said in an interview.
“He’s healthy, in that respect, but we’ve mutually agreed to work out some opportunities for him, and that’ll be elsewhere,” the coach said. “So, he won’t be with the team moving forward.”
The Spurs acquired the former All-Star in 2015, where he was expected to be the future franchise big man of the team as the then-active Tim Duncan was nearing his retirement.
However, they failed to taste a championship during his six years stay in San Antonio. Kawhi Leonard’s departure also disrupts the future of the franchise.
Nonetheless, the team supported Aldridge, and they are now looking for suitors. The Spurs are pretty confident that Aldridge can start fresh before the NBA trade deadline arrives.
The new season of the NBA has already presented several blockbuster news either on trade and buyout that is so far reshaping the league’s landscape.