Nets To Add Even More Depth With LaMarcus Aldridge

Houston Rockets v San Antonio Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge, a seven-time All-Star forward center, has agreed to sign with the Brooklyn Nets for the rest of the season.

The 35-year-old Aldridge agreed to a contract buyout with the San Antonio Spurs and joins a Nets roster loaded with talent as it pursues the franchise's first NBA championship.

The Miami Heat had been a strong contender for Aldridge, but he decided to accept the Nets' offer of one of the franchise's two remaining roster spots on Saturday, sources said. Aldridge joins former All-Star Blake Griffin as frontline reinforcements signed off the league's contract buyout market.

Aldridge is expected to play a majority of his minutes at the center position. His arrival could impact playing time for center DeAndre Jordan.

Aldridge hasn't played a game since March 1 against the Nets. The Spurs and Aldridge agreed on March 10 that they would separate until a trade or a buyout could end his six years with the franchise.

He has averaged 19.4 points and 8.3 rebounds in his 15 NBA seasons, which included nine years with Portland.

Source: ESPN

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