LaMarcus Aldridge’s NBA career saw an abrupt end earlier this year after he was sidelined his a concerning heart issue in April. But now, it appears the seven-time All-Star power forward is gunning to resume his 15-year league career.
Aldridge has reportedly passed all of the necessary medical tests to become eligible for the 2021-22 season. And with this good news, the Brooklyn Nets are frontrunners to re-sign their veteran big-man, per NBA insider Shams Charania.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 2, 2021
Aldridge signed with the Nets midway through the 2020-2021 season as a veteran presence down low. Unfortunately for both he and the Brooklyn squad, the 36-year-old forward was only able to play in five contests before his medical drama began. Through those five games, he averaged 12.8 points and 4.8 rebounds.
During his final game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Aldridge said he experienced an irregular heartbeat, which only got worse after the game ended.
“For 15 years I’ve put basketball first,” the veteran wrote on Twitter after the incident. “And now, it is time to put my health and family first.”
— LaMarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) April 15, 2021
Now seemingly recovered from this scary health issue, Aldridge will look to make his return to the league.
The Nets already have plenty of veteran talent down low, including former All-Stars Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Paul Millsap, who signed with the team earlier today.