LaMarcus Aldridge, one of the prizes of this NBA free agent class, has reportedly picked the Spurs as his next team.
The free agent power forward intends to sign with San Antonio, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Suns were reportedly the other finalist for Aldridge's services.
Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
Aldridge informed the Blazers on Friday night that he was down to the Spurs and Suns --- and chose the Spurs this morning.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
The deal is reportedly worth $80 million over four years, with the fourth year being a player option.
Aldridge will sign a four-year, $80 million maximum contract with San Antonio, league source tells Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
Aldridge deal will include a player option after the third year, source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
Aldridge confirmed the news via Twitter:
I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends.— Lamarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) July 4, 2015
The 29-year-old Dallas-native heads to the Spurs after nine seasons with the Blazers.
Last season, in 71 games, Aldridge averaged 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.
The deal isn't official until July 9 when players can sign contracts.