His moody attitude is well known, and now it appears that rumors of LaMarcus Aldridge’s unhappiness last season have been confirmed.
To the point that when Aldridge talked recently with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, the former All-Star confirmed that he was struggling with where he thought he fit on the team.
Also, when he recently talked with ESPN, Aldridge talked of the complaints he had lodged with Popovich during their talk, including how he was being involved on offense.
I hate to say it, but here we go again with Aldridge.
One of his complaints was that teammates weren’t getting Aldridge the ball on quick looks, which then pushed the power forward to quit running the floor.
Here’s an excerpt from his interview with ESPN:
“One of our things this year is if myself, Pau [Gasol] or if any big is running the floor and we duck in, it’s just more emphasis on, ‘OK, let’s look at the post,’ ” Aldridge told ESPN. “I think last year, looking at the post wasn’t really what we did. It was more, let’s do something else. But this year, already, it’s about, ‘If he runs the floor and he’s ducking in, give him the ball.’ So it’s just more of an emphasis on those types of things.”
In reality this means Aldridge needs to do a better job of actually running the floor himself. He admits to not always doing that these past two seasons. Shake it off and get on with it say the Spurs fans, and rightly so!