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LaMarcus Aldridge undergoes shoulder surgery, done for 2019-20 NBA season

June 8, 2020
3:18 p.m. ET

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The San Antonio Spurs are one of the 22 NBA teams picked to continue the 2019-20 NBA season at Disney World in Orlando, but they'll be doing so without the services of power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.

The team has announced that Aldridge underwent surgery today, specifically an arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff debridement on his right shoulder, and won't play again until 2020-21.

Aldridge hurt his shoulder in a road game against the Utah Jazz on February 21. He originally played through it, and was active in the Spurs vs Thunder game on February 23, then missed six games to rehab the shoulder. On March 10, he scored 24 points for the Spurs in their win against the Dallas Mavericks. One day later, on March 11, the NBA suspended league due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For the 2019-20 season, Aldridge averaged 18.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 blocks per game. He led the team in rebounds and blocks per game, and was second to DeMar DeRozan (22.2 ppg) in scoring.

When league play paused, the Spurs had a 27-36 record (42.9%)