LaMarcus Aldridge joins Steph Curry in sitting out the Rio Olympics

BY foxsports • June 6, 2016

Hours after Stephen Curry pulled his name from consideration for Team USA in this summer's Olympics, San Antonio Spurs' All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge followed suit.

Aldridge will not take part in the Rio Games due to a dislocated finger he suffered late in the regular season.

Aldridge, who averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds in his first season with the Spurs, suffered a dislocated right pinkie finger during an April 7 loss to the Warriors.

Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a statement that the team "always support a player's decision when it comes to participation with his national team."

Curry said in a statement Monday that there were several factors why he won't be playing for Team USA, "including recent ankle and knee injuries."

Curry didn’t elaborate on the other potential factors, but a number of athletes have shown concern about the potential health hazards of the water in Rio and the Zika virus.

Aldridge just completed the first year of a four-year, $80 million contract.



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