After a lot of negotiations and meetings with various outfits, lot of wrangling and bickering, the most sought-after free agent LaMarcus Aldridge has agreed to a $80 million maximum contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs emerged as winners of the tug-of-war which also involved the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks regarding roping in the former Portland Trail Blazer’s forward.
The contest narrowed down to between the Spurs and the Suns later and Aldridge selected the Spurs over the Phoenix Suns.
“I’m happy to say I’m going home to Texas and will be a Spur!!” wrote Aldridge on Twitter. “I’m excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends.”
Aldridge hails from Texas and that perhaps motivated the star to play for San Antonio leaving Portland in the coming season. The four-year contract includes a player option after the third year. Aldridge, who turns 30 on July 19, has played all the nine years of his NBA career for the Trail Blazers and is considered as one of the league’s finest big men.