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Last Saturday, San Antonio Spurs’ power forward LaMarcus Aldridge was sidelined due to a minor heart arrhythmia. He missed two games, but has been cleared to return for tonight’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, his former NBA team.
Aldridge, 31, has been in the NBA for 11 seasons and has played for those 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 74 games and averaged 30.6 minutes per game, 18.0 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game, 1.1 blocks per game, and 0.5 steals per game. He shot 51.3% from the field, 0.0% from 3-point range, and 85.8% from the free throw line.
This season, Aldridge has played in 58 games and averaged 32.6 minutes per game, 17.3 points per game, 7.4 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game, 1.1 blocks per game, and 0.6 steals per game. He is shooting 47.4% from the field, 42.5% from 3-point range, and 80.7% from the free throw line.
Over his 11-year NBA career, Aldridge has played in 780 games and averaged 34.8 minutes per game, 19.1 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, 1.9 assists per game, 1.0 block per game, and 0.8 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 48.6% from the field, 28.2% from 3-point range, and 80.2% from the free throw line.