There was a time when LaMarcus Aldridge was one of the most promising stars in the NBA.
Back in the 2014-15 season, Aldridge averaged 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds a game while playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.
The often-impressive, always-quiet star was one of the best big men in the league and earned seven All-Star appearances, and was a five-time All-NBA player.
Aldridge moved around the league a bit after his time in Portland, delivering diminished results with the San Antonio Spurs and then the Brooklyn Nets as age caught up with him.
Free agent F/C LaMarcus Aldridge is working out for the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, sources tell ESPN. Aldridge, a seven-time All-Star, averaged 12.9 points in 47 games for Brooklyn a season ago.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 14, 2023
But Aldridge might be coming back, and he could be playing in Texas again.
Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Aldridge will work out with the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
Aldridge is actually from Dallas so a return to the league with the Mavericks would be fitting and could be the best way for him to end his storied career.
Aldridge last played for the Nets last season, averaging 12.9 points and 5.5 rebounds during 22.3 minutes a game.
His time in Brooklyn followed a brief forced retirement as it seemed like health problems were going to keep him off the court for the rest of his life.
But after consulting with his doctors, Aldridge was able to suit up again and play.
He took this second chance seriously and proved to be a reliable bench player for the Nets.
Aldridge doesn’t move as quickly as he used to and he needs more time for resting but he can still be a big help to any team, especially one like the Mavericks who need to improve their frontcourt.NEXT: Kyrie Irving Refuses To Talk About His Future