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Aldridge Comes Out of Retirement, Signs With the Nets

After going through the medical examination, LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to come out of retirement.

The 36-years-old has signed a one-year $2.6 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

The seven-time All-star joined the Nets in March this year after he was bought out from the San Antonio Spurs but after only five games with the team decided to retire.

Aldridge experienced an irregular heartbeat during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers describing the experience as very scary after which he immediately retired.

Five months later, Aldridge is returning to the Nets for his 16th NBA season hoping to win his first NBA championship.

“I retired in April based on what I believed was the wisest precautionary decision for my personal health at the time, but further testing and evaluation by several top physicians has convinced the doctors, myself and the Nets that I’m fully cleared and able to return to the rigors of the NBA,” said Aldridge. “I loved my brief time with Brooklyn and am excited to rejoin the team in pursuit of a championship.”

The Nets created a super-team last season but still lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs mainly because of the injuries of James Harden and Kyrie Irving.

In the offseason, they signed former All-star Paul Millsap from the Denver Nuggets as well as Patty Mills from the Spurs.

Right after they signed Aldridge, the Nets traded DeAndre Jordan to the Detroit Pistons for Jahlil Okafor and Sekou Doumbouya.

More importantly, the Nets extended the contract with their best player Kevin Durant who signed a four-year $198 million deal.

Blake Griffin is also brought back for another year.

The only significant player that left the team is Spencer Dinwiddie who signed with the Washington Wizards.