This means that some players on the team’s payroll sometimes get overshadowed or forgotten.
Take LaMarcus Aldridge, for example.
22 Days until the Brooklyn Nets season opener. Throwback to when LaMarcus Aldridge dropped 22 on the Pelicans two seasons ago. One of his best games in a Brooklyn uniform.
— Collin Helwig (@collinhelwig) September 27, 2022
Aldridge is still on the team, even though he doesn’t get as many minutes as he once did.
It’s been a while but Aldridge has proven himself to Nets fans.
In fact, a couple of seasons ago, he scored 22 points on the New Orleans Pelicans, shooting 8-from-12 with 2 three-pointers, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 blocks.
While that is an impressive showing, it was two seasons ago.
Will Aldridge be able to return to that level of play any time soon?
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There was a time when Aldridge was scoring 23.4 points a night and 11.1 rebounds too.
However, that was years ago when Aldridge was still playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.
He has steadily declined over the years due to injuries and age catching up with him.
During his time with the Nets, Aldridge’s average hasn’t reached more than 13 points a night.
But Brooklyn never expected him to be a starting forward.
Instead, they imagined him coming off the bench and having a few nights like the one mentioned in the tweet above.
In the upcoming season, the Nets will want to see Aldridge be reliable when they need him.
He won’t have to spend too much time on the floor or create too many points.
But when Brooklyn pulls him off the bench, they’ll want to see flashes of Aldridge’s previous greatness.