It was back in April that seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge had to call it quits for his NBA career due to a heart issue.
For Aldridge, this decision came after he signed with the Brooklyn Nets to chase a championship. It was also made with the big man still having a lot left in the tank.
Months removed from his abrupt retirement, it now appears that Aldridge could make a return to the NBA. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the veteran is considering coming out of retirement after consulting with medical professionals.
As noted in the report, LaMarcus Aldridge would have to gain medical clearance to sign a contract. However, he is expected to talk to interested teams moving forward this summer.
The No. 2 pick of the Chicago Bulls in the 2006 NBA Draft, Aldridge was immediately traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. He ultimately morphed into one of the greatest players in Blazers history, earning five consecutive All-Star appearances from 2011-16.
After moving on from Portland, Aldridge spent the better part of the next six seasons with the San Antonio Spurs before seeing his contract bought out earlier this year. He ended up appearing in just five games with the Nets before having to call it quits.
Having averaged 19.4 points and 8.2 rebounds throughout his career, numerous contending teams would have interest in LaMarcus Aldridge should he opt to return to the NBA.