LaMarcus Aldridge’s Version of “The Decision”

By James Chung
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May 14, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (left) hugs Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge (right) talk after game five of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 104-82. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

1. San Antonio Spurs

The Texas-born natural power forward would be a perfect fit for the San Antonio Spurs, and vice versa.

The first thing that comes to my mind is the Spurs tradition of passing the torch.

David “The Admiral” Robinson passed the torch to Tim Duncan after they won rings together.

This would be Aldridge’s opportunity to play with a future hall of famer and a franchise that always seems to be in the discussion of contenders each season.

I don’t think I need to go into too much detail on why the Spurs would be the most appealing destination for Aldridge.

Here’s what their starting lineup would look like if Aldridge joins the Spurs.

PG Parker

SG Green

SF Leonard

PF Duncan

C Aldridge

Bench Joseph/Mills/Ginobili/Diaw/Baynes




Spurs winning system/tradition

Aging core of the roster

Instant contender

Would remain in tough Western Conference


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