After missing the playoffs for the first time since the 1996-97 season, the San Antonio Spurs have some major decisions to make as an organization. Both LaMarcus Aldridge and DeMar DeRozan are set to be free agents at the conclusion of the 2020-21 NBA Season and if the Spurs are going to move on from their aging veterans and rebuild their roster a little bit, then they need to find trade partners for these two to get some draft assets and young talent out of it.
Both Aldridge and DeRozan can still play at a high-level and should be viewed as valuable veterans around the league. As a result, the Spurs could get a valuable package of draft picks and young talent in exchange for Aldridge.
The 35-year old forward has been one of the most reliable players at the power-forward position in NBA history and is one of the best mid-range players in the NBA. He has not averaged less than 17.0 points per game since his rookie season in 2006-07 and has not missed many games over the years.
He did suffer an injury last season that kept him out for the back-half of the year, but has been extremely durable over the course of his 14-year career. Plenty of championship contenders would likely see if there is a way for them to acquire LaMarcus Aldridge and from the Spurs point of view, it would be beneficial long-term to move on from him.
If the Spurs decide to dump their veteran players this season around the trade deadline, LaMarcus Aldridge could be the first player on the move and these three teams would likely be on the phone in hopes of landing the veteran big man.