After retiring with coronary heart considerations 5 months in the past, seven-time All-Star ahead LaMarcus Aldridge is returning to the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year, $2.6 million deal, his agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports activities, advised ESPN on Friday.
Aldridge, 36, has been medically cleared by various medical doctors — together with these each unbiased and Nets-affiliated — to make a return for his sixteenth season, Schwartz advised ESPN.
“I retired in April primarily based on what I believed was the wisest precautionary choice for my private well being on the time, however additional testing and analysis by a number of high physicians has satisfied the medical doctors, myself and the Nets that I am absolutely cleared and in a position to return to the pains of the NBA,” Aldridge advised ESPN in an announcement. “I liked my transient time with Brooklyn and am excited to rejoin the staff in pursuit of a championship.”
The Nets have a deep rotation of former All-Star frontcourt gamers, together with Aldridge, Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap.
ESPN reported Aug. 4 that Aldridge was contemplating a comeback, and his conversations on a return centered largely on the Nets. Aldridge performed 5 video games with Brooklyn final season after agreeing to a contract buyout with the San Antonio Spurs.
Aldridge skilled an irregular heartbeat throughout a recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Lakers in April, and that quickly led to a choice to announce his retirement.
“For 15 years I’ve put basketball first,” Aldridge wrote on Twitter on the time. “And now, it’s time to put my well being and household first.”
Aldridge signed with the Nets on March 28 after agreeing to a buyout with the Spurs, with whom he had spent the earlier 5½ seasons. He performed the primary 9 years of his profession with the Portland Path Blazers.
He has averaged 19.4 factors, 8.2 rebounds and a couple of.0 assists per recreation in his profession.