LOS ANGELES, USA, June 8, 2020 (SNN247.com) – The San Antonio Spurs suffered a setback as their star player LaMarcus Aldridge suffered an injury and will miss out on the remaining COVID-19 pandemic affected 2019-20 season of NBA.
As per the information received, Spurs star player LaMarcus Aldridge had the arthroscopic procedure and rotator cuff debridement on his right shoulder. Due to the severity of the injury, Spurs star will not be able to join his team for the remaining 2019-20.
Spurs were already struggling in Western Conference points table as they are at 12th place with just 27 victories and lost 36 matches.
In last week, the commissioner of NBA, Adam Silver announced the resumption of 2019-20 season from July 31 as his 22-Team plan got approval.
LaMarcus Aldridge Career
The 34-year-old LaMarcus Aldridge joined NBA in 2006 and played nine seasons for Portland Trail Blazers. He played the highest 81 matches in the season twice for Portland Trail Blazers i.e. in 2008-09 and 2010-11 seasons.
Aldridge joined San Antonio Spurs in 2015 and was the star performer for the team. He had a very impressive last season 2018-19 for Spurs. He played 81 games for Spurs which was the most games he played for Spurs since he joined them in 2015 and had his career-best Field Goal Percentage of 0.519.
As per the information revealed by Adam Silver for the current season, the training camp will start from July 9-11 while the 2019-20 season will be played from July 31 to October 12. It was also reported that LaMarcus Aldridge’s former team Portland Trail Blazers was the only team that voted against the 22-team format.
LaMarcus Aldridge was awarded NBA All-Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019. This is indeed very heartbreaking news for Spurs fans and team management especially when they were preparing for the resumption of 2019-20 season as announced by NBA last week