LaMarcus Aldridge has cleared all of the tests required for him to resume his NBA career. The Brooklyn Nets are considered the leaders to sign Aldridge.
Aldridge was forced to step away from the NBA in mid-April of 2021 due to a heart condition. It seemed at the time that Aldridge's career was over, but over the summer he expressed an interest in returning to play. Now, it appears Aldridge will resume his 15-year career.
After working a buyout with the San Antonio Spurs, Aldridge signed with the Nets in late-March of the 2021 season. He played in five games with Brooklyn (all starts) and averaged 12.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. If Aldridge can return to his prior form, he'll give Brooklyn another veteran frontcourt option along with Blake Griffin and the recently added Paul Millsap.