Nets sign Aldridge to 1-year, $2.6M contract

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The Brooklyn Nets signed seven-time All-Star center LaMarcus Aldridge to a one-year, $2.6-million contract, his agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Aldridge retired five months ago because of heart concerns, but he's since been medically cleared to play, Schwartz said.

The 36-year-old appeared in five games with the Nets in 2020-21, averaging 12.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. He should provide head coach Steve Nash with another weapon on a talented squad that already features Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden.

Aldridge averaged more than 19 points and eight boards per game over his 15 NBA seasons before joining the Nets last year.

The signing comes after the Nets reportedly traded DeAndre Jordan to the Detroit Pistons on Friday.

Brooklyn also waived forward Alize Johnson in a separate transaction on Friday, the team announced.

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