Nets Provide Update On LaMarcus Aldridge

The Brooklyn Nets have announced that LaMarcus Aldridge will be out for the remainder of the team's road trip due to a left ankle sprain. 

Nash noted that Aldridge could return to the team before the All-Star break, which of course would be good news. He also stated that it appears to be a short-term injury, rather than one that will require him to miss a lot of time. 

Aldridge has been very solid for the Nets this season. In 36 games thus far, he is averaging 13.4 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 0.9 assists. Although he isn't a full-on All-Star anymore like he was during his prime years, he's fitting in swimmingly as a role player with how he produces. 

This is a bad time for the Nets to lose Aldridge, however. At this juncture of the campaign, they sport a 29-21 record and are sixth in the Eastern Conference. With that, the ninth-place Boston Celtics are just three games behind them, so losing anybody right now is not ideal. The Eastern Conference is extremely close, so the Nets do need to go on a big winning streak to help get into a better spot in the standings. 

Here's to hoping Nash's prediction about Aldridge is correct and that he will only be out for the rest of the road trip. 

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