LaMarcus Aldridge Injury: Updates on Spurs Star's Back and Return

Scott PolacekFeatured Columnist

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) drives around Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
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San Antonio Spurs star LaMarcus Aldridge missed a Jan. 22 matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers because of back spasms. However, he is ready to return.

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Aldridge Active vs. Warriors

Monday, Jan. 25

The Spurs announced Aldridge was in Monday's starting lineup against Golden State.


Aldridge's Versatile Game Has Fit In Well with Spurs

San Antonio added Aldridge to a loaded roster in the offseason, which instantly made it one of the favorites to win the title. The former Portland Trail Blazers star averaged more than 21 points per game in each of the last five campaigns and has four All-Star appearances on his resume. Thus far, he is posting 15.9 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest during the 2015-16 campaign.

He stretches the floor with his mid-range jumper, can beat defenders in one-on-one situations in the post and brings steady rebounding to both ends of the court.