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Big man LaMarcus Aldridge announced on Friday that he would come out of retirement and sign a one-year, $2.6 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.
Concerns over an irregular heartbeat forced the veteran big man to retire in April, though he's reportedly been cleared by 'a number of doctors' to make his return. With DeAndre Jordan no longer in the mix, Aldridge will look to bolster a Nets front court currently consisting of Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap, Nicolas Claxton, and Jahlil Okafor.
7x All Star and 5x All NBA veteran LaMarcus Aldridge announces his retirement from the NBA on Thursday.
After 14 seasons in the NBA, LaMarcus Aldridge is hanging it up. Aldridge said that on April 10th, he played through an irregular heartbeat, causing him to realize that it was time to retire. Aldridge spent nine seasons with the Blazers, six seasons with the Spurs, and five games with the Nets. Aldridge will end his fantastic career having averaged 19.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game.
Brooklyn Nets PF LaMarcus Aldridge (illness) has been ruled out Wednesday vs the 76ers
Aldridge missed Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves and will now also be out against the 76ers. With Kevin Durant, Aldridge, Blake Griffin, and James Harden all out, the Nets will be thin in the frontcourt. Nicholas Claxton will likely get the start and see extended run.
LaMarcus Aldridge will miss Wednesday's contest against the 76ers due to a non-COVID illness.
Wednesday will mark Aldridge's second consecutive missed game due to a non-COVID illness. With both Griffin and Aldridge sidelined, expect DeAndre Jordan and Nicholas Claxton to eat up a majority of the minutes at center for the Nets.
LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out with a non-COVID illness ahead of the Nets' game Tuesday against Minnesota.
With Aldridge sidelined, Blake Griffin and Nicholas Claxton could see an increase in minutes on Tuesday. Teammates James Harden (hamstring) and Kyrie Irving (personal reasons) have also been ruled out of Tuesday's action.