It sounds cliche but if LaMarcus Aldridge can adopt a more positive outlook on the Spurs system it will likely work in his favor. Last season he had the tendency to mope when he did not get the ball in the post, he needs to cut down on that and just play through it. The Spurs are filled with unselfish players they will find him and he will get his moment to shine offensively. But he has to keep his energy high and remain active--cutting lanes, boxing out, and doing the little things.
There is no reason that Aldridge should not be a double-digit rebounder, he averaged only 7 rebounds per game last season. If he focused on his energy and his box-outs more he could easily up that to at least ten a game. Those extra possessions will earn him more time on the court and increase his scoring numbers. Size is one of the Spurs’ strengths but size alone will not get it done against the contenders. Aldridge has to stay motivated and chase down rebounds--overall desire is key.
1) Inside Scoring:
No need for him to completely change his game, he can still shoot the jumpers he is known for, most of the time. He just has to take advantage of mismatches down-low, last year the Rockets had James Harden guard him in the post and he couldn’t take advantage. Utilizing a simple jump-hook move could really do wonders for his game, particularly in the playoffs when those fade-away jumpers start to...you know…”fade away”.