Aldridge (illness) retired from the NBA on Thursday due to an irregular heartbeat, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Aldridge played Saturday's game against the Lakers with an irregular heartbeat. His rhythm got worse later that night, with Aldridge stating that it was "one of the scariest things I've experienced." Aldridge ends his career as a seven-time All-Star and a five-time All-NBA selection after being selected second overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. His career averages will stand at 19.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 blocks in 34.2 minutes. At the time of his retirement, he ranked 51st in career NBA points (19,951), 62nd in rebounds (8,478) and 68th in blocks (1,140). He also claims the second-lowest turnover percentage (8.0) in NBA history -- a great feat for such a high-usage player. For the Nets, this means a transition back to using Nicolas Claxton and DeAndre Jordan more often at center. It could also mean slightly increased minutes for Blake Griffin and Jeff Green.
Aldridge (illness) will not play Wednesday against the 76ers, Matt Brooks of Nets Daily reports. Aldridge will miss a second straight game due to an illness. With Blake Griffin (rest) also sidelined, more minutes should be available for Nicolas Claxton, Jeff Green and DeAndre Jordan.
Aldridge (illness) has not been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports. While the big man did not travel to Minneapolis for Tuesday's game, coach Steve Nash left the door open for Aldridge to meet the team in Philadelphia prior to Wednesday night. Nash told the media that Aldridge's status has "yet to be determined," so consider him questionable until further notice.
Aldridge (illness) is not with the team on its current road trip, Alex Schiffer of The Athletic reports. This suggests that Aldridge will also be unavailable for Wednesday's game at Philadelphia due to his illness. The veteran's next chance to return appears to be Friday in a home game against Charlotte. Nicolas Claxton, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin could all benefit from Aldridge's absence.
Aldridge (illness) will not play Tuesday against the Timberwolves, Greg Logan of Newsday reports. Aldridge will not be available in the first half of a back-to-back due to a non-COVID illness. Nicolas Claxton, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin could all see increases to their workloads on Tuesday with Aldridge on the sidelines.
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