Last March, LaMarcus Aldridge was bought out by the San Antonio Spurs, giving him the flexibility to sign with any NBA team. In hopes of winning a ring, he signed with the talented Brooklyn Nets shortly after the buyout.
However, due to medical issues related to his heart, Aldridge was forced to retire from basketball after just five games in Brooklyn. At that time, there was no clarity on whether this would be a temporary or permanent retirement. He considered coaching but never ruled out a return to the NBA as a player.
As first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, Aldridge has now been medically cleared to return to NBA action. If he is to make a return to the League this season, the Nets are the leaders to sign him according to Charania. This would be the 16th NBA season for Aldridge.
Now at age 36, Aldridge is no longer the superstar he once was. However, he would be beneficial for any contender to have on their roster. Aldridge has posted career averages of 19.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.