Aldridge positive about joining San Antonio coaching staff, “I want to teach Wembanya”
- on Sep 15, 2023
LaMarcus Aldridge, who announced his retirement from active duty last April, wants to help promising prospect Victor Wembanyama (19, France).
On the morning of the 15th (Korean time), Aldridge answered “yes” to a question on his personal SNS
He also responded positively to the question, “Do you think you can be of great help to Wembanyama?”
Aldridge, who spent six seasons in San Antonio from 2015 to 2021, can be a clear role model for Wembanyama because he played the center position there.
In particular, Aldridge is a big man with a shot and a variety of offensive skills, which are considered Wembanyama’s weaknesses. Therefore, he appears to be able to make up for Wembanyama’s shortcomings.
Aldridge, a five-time All-NBA selection, averaged 19.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists for his career while shooting 49.3% from the field. During his time in San Antonio, he averaged 19.5 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists while shooting 50.2% from the field and 33.8% from 3-point range.
Wembanyama is in the spotlight ahead of his NBA debut. He was selected as the first pick in the 2023 draft and was evaluated as ‘the best prospect since LeBron James.’ You can see why when you look at his 7-foot-4-inch (224 cm) height, outstanding agility for his height, and defensive ability.
Additionally, because he has experienced professional life in Europe, it is believed that it will be easier for him to adapt to the NBA than other prospects.토토사이트
If Aldridge is able to join the coaching staff, he will have the opportunity to coach a prospect who continues the lineage of the franchise’s elite centers alongside Gregg Popovich, who was head coach during his time in San Antonio.
Meanwhile, San Antonio, where Wembanyama belongs, will play the opening game of the 2023-24 season against the Dallas Mavericks on October 26.