LaMarcus Aldridge
Darren Abate, The Associated Press

I hate losing. I am one of the most competitive people you will come to ever know. When I lose, I hardly ever blame the other person and blame my shortcomings for my loss. When it comes to my teams, that is what I do as well. LaMarcus Aldridge is a problem, he’s washed. No, this isn’t an overreaction, it is the truth. He’s 34, inconsistent as hell, and cannot play ball like he used to.

LaMarcus Aldridge Stats

Aldridge had a shitty game. I mean really shitty. In 26 minutes, he had 3 points on 25% shooting, 4 rebounds, and one assist. I mean what the hell is that? LaMarcus used to be one of the best bigs in the game, if anyone put up this kind of stat line, they would be roasted immediately. When I say he is inconsistent as hell, that’s an understatement. He’s already had two games under 10 points this season, and 4 games under 20 points. I mean what the hell. Before his 3 point game that he had, I thought, hey maybe he’s still got a lot left in the tank after he exploded for 39 points on 19 for 23 shooting. He’ll do that every now and again just to prove that he can do it every once and a while. After those games, he disappears forever and then just does it again. It’s one of the most frustrating things that I’ve ever had to experience as a fan.

By holding onto Aldridge, we are delaying the inevitable. LaMarcus Aldridge just doesn’t play ball as he used too. The Spurs are not to rebuilding, hell it’s been 23 years since we’ve had to do that. But it’s becoming more evident that we might have to do a rebuild. The process wouldn’t be as long as the young core in San Antonio is bright and full of potential. But change is coming, with Tim Duncan being a part of that.

Aldridge is just a waste of money at this point. He still has two years left on his contract, and I’m not sure I want to wait that long. I wouldn’t be opposed to trading him for the right price, nor would I be opposed to keeping him at a lower price. The amount of money he is getting paid now for inconsistent, washed up performances though is something I am not a fan of. The first step in fixing a problem is realizing there is a problem. Aldridge is washed up. Where do we go from here?