Spurs announce signing of LaMarcus Aldridge

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs announced Thursday the addition of forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

The 6-11 Aldridge spent his first nine NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers. Last year, he averaged a career-high 23.4 points per game along with 10.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

The 29-year-old has averaged 22.1 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.79 blocks and 1.6 assists in 40.4 minutes in the playoffs. He joins a Spurs team that will have Tim Duncan back along with new arrival David West on the front line.

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