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.
Aldridge (illness) and the Nets will play the Timberwolves on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. ET, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Aldridge had been ruled out of Monday's game due to an illness before it was postponed, so it's unclear whether he will be available Tuesday. There's a decent chance the veteran will still be sidelined Tuesday, but the team will provide an update ahead of tipoff.
Aldridge will not play Monday against the Timberwolves due to an illness, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports.
The good news is the illness is not COVID-19-related, but it will still keep Aldridge out of at least one game as the Nets enter a four-game Week 17. Nicolas Claxton, DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin could all be candidates to start in Aldridge's place at center Monday night.
Aldridge posted 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists across 23 minutes in Saturday's 126-101 loss to the Lakers.
It appears that the starting center job is firmly in Aldridge's grasp, as DeAndre Jordan hasn't seen action any since March 31st. Aldridge has now started all five games since joining the Nets, and he's shown well in 26.0 minutes per contest. In addition to 12.8 points per game, Aldridge is adding 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and -- most notably -- 2.2 blocks.
Aldridge registered 22 points (8-12 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 23 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.
This was one of his best scoring performances of the season and his best game as a member of the Nets, as Aldridge was extremely efficient from the field en route his highest-scoring game since Jan. 22, when he posted 26 points against the Mavericks while playing for the Spurs. Aldridge has posted 13.0 points per game in four starts since coming to Brooklyn, a span in which he's shot 50 percent from the field and 4-of-5 from three-point range.
Aldridge recorded 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds, three blocked shots and an assist across 26 minutes in Sunday's 115-107 loss to the Bulls.
The Nets will have an embarrassment of riches once the trio of Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Kevin Durant are together on the floor again. Sunday's roster sent a strong signal about how the frontcourt will play out, as DeAndre Jordan was a DNP, levied by coach Steve Nash. This indicates that the tentative plan is to hand the keys over to Aldridge under the basket to see what he can do. Several scenarios could be in play depending on the matchup, but it's highly unlikely that Jordan and Aldridge would share the court, especially upon Durant's return. Overall, Sunday's decision is a great sign for Aldridge's managers.
Aldridge will start in Sunday's game against Chicago, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
Aldridge will remain in the starting lineup for the second game in a row while the team remains without Kevin Durant (hamstring) and James Harden (hamstring). The 35-year-old scored 11 points across 30 minutes in his debut with the team Thursday, but he could have a lesser role Sunday with Blake Griffin no longer resting.
Aldridge had 11 points (4-10 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block across 30 minutes in Thursday's 111-89 win over the Hornets.
Aldridge didn't have the best shooting performance in his Brooklyn debut, but he still ended one board shy of a double-double while contributing on both ends of the floor. The veteran big man will be in the mix for plenty of minutes at center, and this performance might grant him another start when the Nets take on the Pacers on Sunday -- regardless DeAndre Jordan or Blake Griffin, who missed Thursday's game due to rest, are available.
Aldridge will start in Thursday's game against Charlotte, Michael Grady of YES Network reports.
In his first game with the Nets, Aldridge will somewhat surprisingly be in the starting lineup. With Blake Griffin (rest) sidelined Thursday, the center rotation will involve Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Nicolas Claxton. Considering Aldridge hasn't appeared in an NBA game since March 1, he's a risky play in DFS contests.
Aldridge (conditioning) will be available for Thursday's game against the Hornets, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
After getting his conditioning back up, Aldridge is ready to debut for the Nets. It seems possible he'll see limited minutes in his first game action since March 1. Still, we should get some idea of how the team plans to use him.
Aldridge (conditioning) will miss at least two more games while ramping up his on-court work, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports.
Coach Steve Nash said he expects the Nets' latest addition to miss anywhere from two-to-four more games as he increases his activity level following an inactive streak to conclude his time with the Spurs. The veteran big man hasn't played since March 1, so the Nets are bringing him along slowly with the expectation that he'll be closer to full speed within a week or so. Also of note: Nash told the media Monday that Aldridge will have an opportunity to compete for a spot in the starting lineup, which is likely part of the reason he chose Brooklyn over other top suitors like Miami and Portland.
Aldridge (conditioning) won't be available to make his Brooklyn debut Monday against the Timberwolves, Malika Andrews of ESPN.com reports.
Though the Nets signed Aldridge over the weekend once his buyout with the Spurs became official, the veteran center will be given some time to get up to full speed with his new squad. Since he hasn't played in a game since March 1 before mutually agreeing to part ways with the Spurs, Aldridge will have to steadily ramp up his on-court activity in practices before the Nets are comfortable signing off on him playing. Once given the green light to suit up, Aldridge will be part of a crowded frontcourt rotation that includes DeAndre Jordan, Nicolas Claxton, Blake Griffin, Jeff Green and perhaps as soon as next week, Kevin Durant (hamstring). Given the heavy competition for playing time, Aldridge may not be promised much more than 20 minutes -- if that -- in most games.
Aldridge signed a one-year contract with the Nets on Saturday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Aldridge agreed to a buyout with the Spurs on Thursday and will now join the talented Nets lineup on a one-year pact. The 35-year-old averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists over 25.9 minutes per contest in 21 appearances with the Spurs to begin the season. It's not yet clear whether he'll be able to debut for Brooklyn on Monday.
Aldridge became a free agent Thursday after reaching agreement with the Spurs on a buyout, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Aldridge's tenure with the Spurs is officially over after he had been with the team since the 2015-16 campaign. The 35-year-old has been away from the team since March 10 after he and the Spurs mutually agreed to part ways. San Antonio had been hopeful to get something in return for Aldridge prior to Thursday's trade deadline, but the team wasn't able to find another club willing to take on the remaining money on his contract. As he leaves San Antonio, Aldridge will presumably be seeking a move to a team with championship aspirations, with Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN labeling the Heat as the fronturnner to sign him. Aldridge averaged 13.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting from the field to go with 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25.9 minutes per game in 21 appearances for San Antonio this season.
Aldridge and the Spurs are moving forward with a buyout of his contract, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
As expected, after the Spurs were unable to find a trade partner for Aldridge, they'll buy out the veteran big man, making him an unrestricted free agent. Aldridge is expected to generate interest from several teams in need of a veteran scoring presence in the frontcourt. The 35-year-old's best days are behind him, but he's less than a year removed from averaging 18.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 33.1 minutes per game. Aldridge never quite found his footing in 2020-21, appearing in only 21 games and averaging 13.7 points, 4.5 boards and 0.9 blocks in 25.9 minutes.
Aldridge and the Spurs have agreed to part ways, and he'll remain away from the team until a resolution is reached, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports. "We've mutually agreed for him to work on some opportunities elsewhere," coach Gregg Popovich said Wednesday.
Aldridge is the latest big man to go through a situation like this, following in the footsteps of Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond earlier this season. The veteran missed eight of the Spurs' final 11 games before the break due to injury, but it looks as though he may have also been unhappy with his role, as his workload sunk to 25.9 minutes per game -- by far his lowest figure since his rookie season back in 2006-07. At this stage of his career, Aldridge is no longer a perennial All-Star, but he can still provide value, and his expiring contract makes him a more appealing trade target. Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs are already engaged with multiple teams on a potential Aldridge deal.
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