LaMarcus Aldridge may make a return to the NBA.
Aldridge, a seven-time all-star for the Portland Trail Blazers and the San Antonio Spurs, abruptly retired in mid-April after joining the Brooklyn Nets.
The reason for Aldridge’s decision to withdraw from the game was the result of heart problems resulting from an irregular heartbeat he suffered during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Aldridge was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome as a rookie, a disease that can cause a rapid heartbeat, but he had never seen it in the game until last season. At the time, Aldridge posted on his social media accounts that this was one of the “scariest things” he has ever experienced.
According to ESPN, Aldridge will likely have talks with interested teams in the coming weeks, and if he were to sign, the organization itself would have to give him medical approval before he can sign a contract. Even so, 36-year-old Aldridge is still unsure whether he is planning to retire or not.
If he returned, Aldridge would likely be a major veteran for teams competing for a championship.
Throughout his career, Aldridge has been a reliable mail presence and a deadly scorer with a career average of 19.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.