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LaMarcus Aldridge To Sign With Nets

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Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news.

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Following a buy-out from the San Antonio Spurs, former Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to sign with the Brooklyn Nets, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Aldridge was rumored to be in talks with the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Nets. As Portland prepared for the return of Jusuf Nurkic, they were not amid the teams being considered as the role for Aldridge would be small with Enes Kanter playing well. At that time, the Miami Heat seemed the most likely potential suitor for Aldridge.

In the 21 games Aldridge played for the Spurs this season, he put over averages of 13.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. He is expected to add backcourt depth to an already-loaded Nets lineup featuring Kyrie Iving, Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Blake Griffin. Aldridge joining the Nets means that three out of the six leading active scorers in the league now play for Brooklyn.

The deal is a one-year contract at the veteran’s minimum, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.