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As playoffs approach, Aldridge finds his groove with Spurs

San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 and Kyle Anderson #1 of the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Spurs defeated the Suns 118-111. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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LaMarcus Aldridge’s arrival in San Antonio was something entirely unique. He was a big-money, marquee free agent coming to a Spurs team that historically has not chased that type of player.

Everyone expected the acclimation process to take some time, and it has. But with the playoffs fast approaching, Aldridge has found his groove in San Antonio.

Aldridge is averaging his fewest points, field goal attempts and minutes per game since his rookie season. But over the last 21 games, all of his numbers are going up.

He is averaging 21.6 points on 55 percent shooting over his past 21 games as the Spurs stay right on the heels of the Golden State Warriors in the West.