Agrees to three-year extension with Spurs

Report | LaMarcus Aldridge discussing extension with Spurs

The deal will officially kick in starting with the 2018-19 season.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, LaMarcus Aldridge and the Spurs are engaged in talks on a contract extension.

Wojnarowski reports the extension will start in the 2019-20 season and Aldridge will be signed through the 2021 season. In 72 regular-season contests, he averaged 17.3 points on 47.7 percent shooting along with 7.3 rebounds in 32.4 minutes.

"Entering his 12th National Basketball Association season at 32 years old, wear and tear might become an issue for the 6'11", 260-pounder in the near future, but the Spurs still wanted to make sure that he wasn't going anywhere after his contract had the potential to expire after this season if he declined his player option worth $22.3 million.

Aldridge has always been mercurial and this decision just deepens that characterization - one minute he's reportedly asking out, the next he's tying himself to the Spurs for what may be the remainder of his career. The extension means Aldridge will actually take a pay cut for the 2017-18 season and earn US$21.4 million.

Aldridge, who notably began his National Basketball Association career as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers, is now slated to earn $21.4 million as a result of the 2017-18 campaign.

Popovich recently said Aldridge looked more comfortable in the offense and loose this preseason. Add in a modest raise for Danny Green next summer and the Spurs are already looking at the cap with at least a half dozen roster spots still to fill.

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