The San Antonio Spurs and big man LaMarcus Aldridge have mutually agreed to part ways and are working on a resolution, as The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported on Wednesday.
According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick, the NBA title-defending Los Angeles Lakers could be interested in veteran center:
“My early focus here has been on the Lakers. Sources say they’re in the market for another big, in large part because the Marc Gasol experience hasn’t gone as well as hoped. And when you’re a reigning champion who sees all these other squads looking capable of stealing your crown, it’s never a bad idea to load up on options. But, first, we have to wait and see if this is going to be a trade or a buyout.“
The Lakers signed Marc Gasol to a two-year deal this past offseason, but he is averaging just 4.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 20.1 minutes per game.
LaMarcus Aldridge is currently averaging 13.7 points and 4.5 rebounds in 25.9 minutes per game – his lowest averages in those categories since his rookie season. Aldridge, 35, is in the final year of his contract with the Spurs and is due $24 million this season.