Report: LaMarcus Aldridge considering return to NBA

Seven-time All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge is seriously considering a return to the court just 3 1/2 months after he abruptly retired, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old announced his retirement from the Brooklyn Nets in mid-April due to heart issues.

But now Aldridge is interested in playing during the 2021-22 season. The report said Aldridge hasn’t made a final decision and surely would need medical clearance to sign with a team.

In his retirement announcement, Aldridge said he experienced an irregular heartbeat during a game between the Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on April 10.

The incident occurred during Aldridge’s fifth game with the Nets. He signed with the team as a free agent after reaching a buyout with the San Antonio Spurs.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, Aldridge averaged 19.4 points and 8.2 rebounds over 1,029 career games (985 starts). Aldridge played for the Portland Trail Blazers (2006-15) before signing with the Spurs.

He averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 25.9 minutes in 21 games (18 starts) with San Antonio last season before he and the franchise agreed to a mutual separation.

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