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LaMarcus Aldridge's unfinished business in Brooklyn too tempting to pass up if medically cleared for NBA return

Aug 31, 2021 0 comments

 The Brooklyn Nets are among the top teams on LaMarcus Aldridge's short list of clubs he'd likely sign with if doctors give him the greenlight to return to the professional hardwood this upcoming season.

The 36-year-old shut things down after a heart condition he was diagnosed during his college days at Texas resurfaced following Brooklyn's 2021 regular season loss to the Lakers.



The Nets sorely missed the big man's rebounding and shooting touch with the team's offensive output dried up against Milwaukee in the playoffs outside of Kevin Durant's heroics and flashes from Jeff Green and Blake Griffin with Kyrie Irving injured and James Harden out.

In 16 seasons as a pro, nine with Portland, six with San Antonio and last year with Brooklyn, the seasoned vet has never been to or won an NBA Finals.

A second go around with Brooklyn could arguably his last best chance to complete his quest for a ring and cement is legacy as one of the best big men of his era.

Clearly Aldridge isn't the same player he was when he was still in his prime, but his rebounding, mid-range shooting and basketball savvy would serve the franchise well particularly in a razor thin front court that is reportedly soon to be without DeAndre Jordan after a likely buyout.

Aldridge has a few more hurdles to clear with doctors before finalizing a return, but the power forward was sorely missed during last year's playoff run that ended with a second round elimination and could be the missing piece to the Nets championship puzzle this year.



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