clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

LaMarcus Aldridge to sign with the Brooklyn Nets

LMA finds a new NBA home just two days after coming to a contract buyout agreement with the San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio Spurs v Brooklyn Nets Photo by Matteo Marchi/Getty Images

LaMarcus Aldridge will sign a one-year veteran’s minimum deal with the Brooklyn Nets, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The San Antonio Spurs bought out the seven-time All-Star on Thursday after the two parties mutually agreed to part ways earlier this month.

Aldridge reportedly also had conversations with the Lakers, Clippers, and the Heat, who were allegedly frontrunners to sign him.

The fifteen-year professional joins a star-studded cast of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan.

LaMarcus and Durant are becoming teammates after barely missing the opportunity to join forces at the University of Texas a half-decade ago.

Will LMA immediately find minutes? It won’t be impossible, though he’ll have to displace DeAndre Jordan and Nic Claxton on a crowded depth chart.

Aldridge and the Spurs will reunite as opponents for the first time since 2015 when San Antonio takes on the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on May 12.

First-time head coach and former two-time MVP Steve Nash has Brooklyn in second place with a 31-15 record and a legitimate shot at an NBA title.

And Nash can thank Nets general manager and Silver and Black alumnus Sean Marks for assembling perhaps the most talented roster in franchise history.