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Trying to figure out LaMarcus Aldridge

Trying to figure out LaMarcus Aldridge

What LMA’s history can tell us about his present, and maybe his future I’ve been trying to get a handle on how I feel about LaMarcus Aldridge almost from the moment the Spurs signed him. The way this past season — and postseason — went, I’m only more at a loss. So I reached out to Dave Deckard, my buddy who runs the excellent Blazers Edge, and covered LMA from the minute he was trafted by the Trail Blazers, until he left Portland in free agency to come to San Antonio. I figured, if there’s anyone who’d be able to shed some light onto our power forward, it’d be Dave. (We...

In wake of Warriors sweeping hobbled Spurs, Popovich defends Aldridge

SAN ANTONIO – LaMarcus Aldridge has been the target of criticism after he averaged 15.5 points per game on 41.2 percent shooting in the West Finals, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich defended the five-time All-Star. “He’s doing everything we want him to do,” Popovich said of Aldridge, who averaged 17.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.2

Game 4 preview: Can Warriors complete sweep of Spurs?

Can Warriors complete sweep of Spurs? Game 4, Western Conference finals Mike Brown (interim), 1st season with Warriors (0-0 with Warriors and 347-216 overall); Gregg Popovich, 21st season with Spurs (1,150-506 with Spurs and overall) Spurs: PG Patty Mills (10.1 ppg, 2.7 apg), SG Danny Green (7.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg), SF Jonathon Simmons (10.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg), PF LaMarcus Aldridge (17.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg), C Pau Gasol (7.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg) Warriors injury report: C Zaza Pachulia (right heel contusion) is questionable. Spurs injury report: SF Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) and PF David Lee (left knee...
Pounding The Rock May 21, 2017
The one thing to take away from the Spurs’ Game 3 loss to the Warriors

The one thing to take away from the Spurs’ Game 3 loss to the Warriors

San Antonio outplayed Golden State in a number of areas, but still came up short. There’s not much to learn from the Spurs’ loss to the Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals that we didn’t already know. Kawhi Leonard’s greatness has been missed. Manu Ginobili is an absolute joy to watch. LaMarcus Aldridge is polarizing (to put it politely). The Warriors are really freaking good. We knew all that. In Michael Erler’s ode to Ginobili, he touched on this feeling of inevitability that has crept into this series; sucking the fun out of it ever since Leonard went down. San...

Game 3 preview: Can Warriors handle Spurs’ Aldridge again?

Can Warriors handle Spurs’ Aldridge again? Game 3, Western Conference finals Mike Brown (interim), 1st season with Warriors (0-0 with Warriors and 347-216 overall); Gregg Popovich, 21st season with Spurs 1,150-506 with Spurs and overall Spurs: PG Patty Mills (10.3 ppg, 2.4 apg), SG Danny Green (7.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg), SF Jonathon Simmons (10.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg), PF LaMarcus Aldridge (17.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg), C Pau Gasol (6.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg) Warriors injury report: SF Andre Iguodala (left knee soreness) is probable. Spurs injury report: SF Kawhi Leonard (sprained left ankle) and PG Tony Parker...
Pounding The Rock May 18, 2017
A prescription to cure LaMarcus Aldridge’s ills against the Warriors

A prescription to cure LaMarcus Aldridge’s ills against the Warriors

Whether Kawhi Leonard is available or not, the Spurs’ power forward needs to get well in the Western Conference Finals. Much has already been said about LaMarcus Aldridge’s level of play in this postseason, and that’s because, frankly, there’s a lot to say. When he’s rolling, like in the Game 6 series-clincher against the Houston Rockets, it’s obvious why he was the most coveted free agent on the market in the summer of 2015. However, performances like his 4-for-11, four-rebound outing in Game 2 against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday leave Spurs fans justifiably...
Pounding The Rock May 17, 2017
Gregg Popovich: LaMarcus Aldridge can’t be timid

Gregg Popovich: LaMarcus Aldridge can’t be timid

The Spurs coach, in his matter-of-fact way, expressed his displeasure with LaMarcus’ performance. I've been doing my best to stay positive on LaMarcus Aldridge, but after after the Game 2 blowout the San Antonio Spurs (minus Kawhi Leonard) received at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, Gregg Popovich let the cat out of the bag and said that his starting power forward "can’t be timid.” Popovich discusses LaMarcus Aldridge after #Spurs Game 2 loss to #Warriors: 'Can't be timid, turn down shots' #KSATnews #KSATsports pic.twitter.com/NJHiqIW0Td— RJ Marquez (@KSATRJ) May 17,...
Sports Illustrated May 17, 2017

LaMarcus Aldridge's Playoff Rep Is On The Line

Down 0-2 against the Warriors, both San Antonio and LaMarcus Aldridge's playoff reputation are on life support.
Sports Illustrated May 17, 2017

Without Kawhi Leonard, The Spurs Need More Out Of LaMarcus Aldridge

After the injury to Kawhi Leonard, there was no doubt the Warriors were going to win Game 2 against the Spurs. But that doesn’t mean San Antonio shouldn’t expect more from its highest-paid player.
Pounding The Rock May 16, 2017
San Antonio at Golden State, Final Score: Short handed Spurs get blown out by the Warriors 136 - 100

San Antonio at Golden State, Final Score: Short handed Spurs get blown out by the Warriors 136 - 100

The Spurs, without Kawhi Leonard, didn’t have the energy to keep up with a hot shooting Warriors team led by Steph Curry as they routed the lifeless Spurs. The Spurs were missing their best player, but more than that, they played without heart in a blowout loss to a Warriors team that was firing on all cylinders and couldn’t miss a shot as they were run out of the arena in Oakland tonight. It was LaMarcus Aldridge’s time to step up as the best player on the Spurs roster, and he didn’t answer the call as he played his worst game of the playoffs. Jonathon Simmons had a solid game for...

Spurs-Warriors: Depleted San Antonio can't afford Aldridge to fade away in Game 2

The Spurs need their big man to be decisive and ready to pull the trigger

Warriors-Spurs matchups

Warriors-Spurs matchups Bruce Jenkins’ series matchups Offense Spurs Warriors LaMarcus Aldridge is alive and well in mid-range shooting heaven. Nothing could be more frightening than the Warriors’ offense with nearly a week off to get completely healthy. There’s no way Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant post a collective stinker. Defense Kawhi Leonard is the league’s best two-way player. The springy Green and Jonathon Simmons can be excellent. The play of Aldridge and Pau Gasol Effective? Limited? will dictate Gregg Popovich’s reliance on big men. Best in...
Pounding The Rock May 12, 2017
The Spurventure Zone: Chapter 3

The Spurventure Zone: Chapter 3

I wish I could “restart the clock” on this series, because I’d make a lot of changes. It’s the Spurventure Zone! If you followed the Spurs for much of Tim Duncan’s career, you’re probably aware that he’s been into Dungeons and Dragons since almost forever. What you certainly didn’t know (since it’s completely made up) is that just after the regular season, he got Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge together for their first foray into the world of magic and quests, dragons and treasure. For Part 1, where our intrepid adventurers were first sent...
Pounding The Rock May 12, 2017
Spurs vs. Warriors Western Conference Finals Schedule released

Spurs vs. Warriors Western Conference Finals Schedule released

The WCF will kick off on Sunday and feature a long break between Games 2 and 3. The Spurs demolished the Houston Rockets last night to advance to their tenth Western Conference Finals under Coach Gregg Popovich. That is no small feet considering their injury circumstances and this being their first season without franchise cornerstone Tim Duncan in 20 years. A tall task lays ahead for the Spurs against the heavily favored and wildly talented Golden State Warriors, but if Kawhi Leonard can return to full strength and LaMarcus Aldridge and the role players play like they did last night,...

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