After a medical consultation, seven-time All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge is seriously considering returning to the NBA this season, Adrian Wojnarowski reported on his Twiiter account.
Aldridge retired with the Brooklyn Nets in mid-April with heart problems, but is exploring the possibility of resuming his 15-year career.
Ultimately, Aldridge needs medical clearance from the team to sign a contract to play and is expected to have talks with individual teams in the coming weeks, according to sources.
Aldridge said he experienced an irregular heartbeat during a Nets game against the Los Angeles Lakers in April, after which his condition worsened.
“For 15 years I have put basketball first,” Aldridge wrote on Twitter at the time. “And now, it is time to put my health and my family first.”
Aldridge signed with the Nets on March 28 after agreeing to a purchase with the San Antonio Spurs, where he had spent the past five and a half seasons. The seven-time All-Star spent the first nine years of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers.
He has averaged 19.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in his career.
Aldridge has yet to make a final decision about playing again.