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Rudy Gay, Patty Mills react to LaMarcus Aldridge’s Spurs exit

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LaMarcus Aldridge’s time with the San Antonio Spurs may not have been as successful as he would’ve wanted, but there’s no doubt he made a huge impact on the city, the team and his teammates.

Following the news of his impending exit from the Spurs, his teammates Rudy Gay and Patty Mills made sure to remind everyone how great and influential he is to the organization. While it may be a sad ending, Gay noted that the veteran big man should still be celebrated.

“He’s done some really, really good things as a Spur, and I think it’s time to celebrate what he’s done. You can’t forget what LaMarcus has done here,” Gay said of his Spurs teammate, whom he also called his good “friend,” per Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio Express-News.

Mills, for his part, wished nothing but the best for Aldridge, expressing his hope that his next team after the Spurs will give the sweet-shooting forward a chance to compete for the title.

“He’s well respected with this group particularly and every team he’s played for. As a teammate, you wish the best for him and hope the next chapter in his journey works out for him. He’s a hell of a player, hell of a pro…” Mills added.

It’s still unknown where LaMarcus Aldridge will end up with, but it sure looks like fans won’t have to wait for long to know. After all, given that it was Gregg Popovich  himself who broke the news, odds are they are already engaged in significant trade discussions for the forward.

For what it’s worth, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Spurs are confident that they will be able to find a suitable partner and trade returns within the next week for the 35-year-old.