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The San Antonio Spurs are reportedly dangling LaMarcus Aldridge in attempts of landing a top-10 draft pick in Thursday night’s draft, per ESPN.

“He can opt out in a year,” Spurs general manager R.C. Buford told ESPN last month. “There’s a point in time that we’ll have to address what’s next. At that time, we’ll deal with it. As you build a team, you make decisions along the way.”

Aldridge just finished Year 2 of his four-year contract with the Spurs, where he averaged a career-low 16 points per game en route to Golden State Warriors’ sweep of San Antonio in the Western Conference Finals.

The Spurs are reportedly concerned that Aldridge will opt out of his contract next summer, where he has a player option ahead of free agency.

San Antonio currently holds the No. 29 and No. 59 overall picks.

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