LaMarcus Aldridge against Dallas Mavericks in 2021. Jan 22, 2021; San Antonio, Texas, USA; San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) backs up against Dallas Mavericks forward Wes Iwundu (25) at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks made the massive decision at the NBA trade deadline to trade for star point guard Kyrie Irving. They gave up a number of key role players to pull off that trade, and it looks like they are looking at bringing in another former All-Star to fill out their bench for a potential postseason run.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, former Portland Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge is set to work out with the Mavericks on Tuesday. This likely means that if all goes well, he could be interested in signing with the Mavericks for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.

This is certainly an extremely surprising development for Aldridge considering his health concerns in recent years. He announced his sudden retirement in 2021 due to an irregular heartbeat, only to shortly return for a one-year stint with the Brooklyn Nets last season.

At 37 years old, it appears that he is now eyeing another return to the NBA, which the NBA world certainly took notice of.

Aldridge certainly had an impressive NBA resume, making seven All-Star games and five All-NBA teams in 16 NBA seasons. This potential signing with Dallas makes a ton of sense for Aldridge, who is from Seagoville, Texas, which is about 20 minutes from Dallas.

He may not be the same player he once was a year removed from NBA competition. However, he could certainly be a valuable piece to the Mavericks bench unit and provide some veteran leadership in Dallas.

[Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.