The NBA offseason is always full of surprises. From shocking signings and trades to players retiring or just ending up out of the league.
Well, add LaMarcus Aldridge as a reason for the insaneness of the offseason. The Blazer legend is reportedly contemplating an NBA return after receiving a consultation, per ESPN.
Aldridge retired midway through the 2020-21 season as a member of the Nets after citing health concerns from an irregular heartbeat. Dealing with heart issues has been commonplace for him since early in his career.
Retirement life has been an adjustment for him, with it only being four months in. He’s become introspective, vocalizing his regrets as a player -- including his relationship with Damian Lillard -- and also how he’s dealt with depression.
With Aldridge seeming serious on an NBA return, it’ll be interesting to see where he lands. Does he return to the Nets? Would the Blazers be open to making things come full circle and bring him back for a year?
Some options aren’t known publicly. What is known is Aldridge’s willingness to come back after a major health scare.
A possible NBA return has sparked some conversation on what Aldridge could gain.