A new trail

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

LaMar­cus Aldridge got the an­swers he needed from the San An­to­nio Spurs. And the Spurs ap­par­ently got the an­swer they wanted. End­ing a fran­tic few days of courtship – and per­haps ce­ment­ing the Spurs as the pre­sea­son favourites to win yet another NBA ti­tle – Aldridge an­nounced Satur­day he will sign with San An­to­nio and align with Tim Dun­can and Kawhi Leonard to form what would fig­ure to be among the league’s most-for­mi­da­ble front­courts. Aldridge met with sev­eral teams, all who were of­fer­ing what the Spurs did: $80 mil­lion for four years. Aldridge av­er­aged a ca­reer-high 23.4 points and also grabbed 10.2 re­bounds per game while play­ing with an in­jured thumb last sea­son for the Blaz­ers.

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