After a frustrating 2016-17 campaign, LaMarcus Aldridge was “blunt” and “forward” about his frustrations in a sitdown with Gregg Popovich.

Pop responded with empathy, calling Aldridge’s concerns “all legitimate.”

“It was me kind of being blunt about it, and being kind of forward,” Aldridge recently told ESPN during training camp.

“He was open to it. I kind of just spilled my heart about how I felt about how things were, and how things had been going.” […]


Popovich admitted his power forward’s frustrations were “all legitimate,” and the hope is the opened lines of communication will help light the path to another title run.