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LaMarcus Aldridge Explains How Kevin Durant Recruited Him To The Nets Superteam

LaMarcus Aldridge Explains How Kevin Durant Recruited Him To The Nets Superteam

LaMarcus Aldridge is ready to start the next chapter of his career with the Brooklyn Nets, joining a superteam that already had Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, and Blake Griffin on the roster. The addition of LMA earned them a lot of criticism but they're not worried about it.

Aldridge was expected by many to sign with the Miami Heat after getting cut by the San Antonio Spurs. However, the Nets snatched the player and now are ready to keep their good pace in the Eastern Conference this season. It seems like Kevin Durant has worked in his recruiting talents, as Aldridge credited him as the person behind his decision to go to the big apple this campaign.

According to Alex Schiffer of The Athletic, Kevin Durant tried to reach out to Aldridge as soon as he heard the player was available. After spending the last six years in San Antonio, Aldridge was freed by the Texans and everybody around the league started working to get his signing. Durant was one of those and he told the player he would be welcome at the Barclays Center.

This is not something that Durant told him to lure him; Aldridge has serious changes to become a starter and he's confident he can get this done in Brooklyn. Steve Nash knows he landed a big player and he's planning on giving him a big role.

This isn't the first time KD does something like this. In fact, it was revealed that the 2x NBA champion was behind James Harden recruitment to the Nets. He landed from Houston in January, becoming a very reliable piece on the roster.

Shams Charania reported that the Nets are thinking of a frontcourt composed by KD, Griffin, Aldridge and Claxton.

The picture looks very promising for this team, who are already considered the biggest favorites to come out of the East this campaign. If all these pieces mash well, the rest of the league will be on notice with these dangerous Nets.