LaMarcus Aldridge agrees to a deal with Nets
The Brooklyn Nets have taken the NBA by storm during the 2020-21 season thus far. As if the combination of superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving wasn’t lethal enough, the team has brought in James Harden and Blake Griffin. Now LaMarcus Aldridge to prepare for the upcoming playoff run.
After weighing his options following being bought out by the San Antonio Spurs, Aldridge has decided to sign with the Nets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
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Brooklyn has formed a team of players that account for 41 All-Star appearances. However, there are only three titles between all of these star players, with two coming from Durant due to his Golden State Warriors stint and one from Irving during his time with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers.
On top of all this talent, first-year head coach Steve Nash has to figure out how to balance everything, which would be a tall task for even the most experienced coach in the league. It’ll be interesting to see if Nash can manage all of these egos while living up to expectations and competing with the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference.
In 21 games this season for the Spurs, Aldridge averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. With the exception of his rookie season with the Portland Trail Blazers, Aldridge is averaging career-low numbers in points and rebounds while playing only 25.9 minutes per game.
He may be in line to play starter minutes in Brooklyn as the consensus is he’ll be the starting center moving forward for the Nets.