LaMarcus Aldridge Finds That Becoming a Spur Is Tougher Than Choosing to Be One

October 9th, 2015 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Now that LaMarcus Aldridge's free-agent leap is going from celebrated landing to first step, a little secret needs to be told.

"I don't really handle change well," Aldridge confided to Bleacher Report Thursday afternoon, ticking down the hours until his San Antonio Spurs debut.

So much rides on Aldridge's successful transition. He knows it. It's part of the deal after being the league's leading free agent and tying the legacies of all those Spurs icons to his own.

Aldridge is trying to jet through an opening chapter he is smart enough to know he can't really jet through.

"It's been weird because I was in Portland for so long, and I kind of know the ways," he said. "Things were a little bit tailored to me in a way. Wasn't too much to have to figure out."

Indeed, Aldridge showed some discomfort in his opening exhibition game, making three of his 10 shots from the field with no assists and three rebounds in 23 minutes. The Spurs lost to the Sacramento Kings, 95-92, and were outscored by a whopping 21 points while Aldridge was on the floor.

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