Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons is out indefinitely as he deals with a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee.
Memphis general manager Chris Wallace announced the news Monday in a team statement.
Aldridge has experienced minor heart issues a couple of times before during his career. He missed the final nine games of his rookie season in 2007 after being diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a heart condition that can cause an irregular heartbeat. He also missed time early in the 2011-12 season when symptoms arose again.
The 31-year-old forward is averaging 17.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this year.
The news comes at a bad time for the Spurs, who are already without Kawhi Leonard, who is in the league’s concussion protocol. Tony Parker and Dejounte Murray will also miss Saturday’s game against the Warriors.
We’ve obviously seen James play a similar role to Harden throughout his career as the initiator on offense, but he’s never had his hands on as many possessions as Harden this season. He has, however, come close on four occasions: James has posted a usage rating of at least 33.5 percent four times in his career, including a career-high 33.8 percent in 2008-09.
As you can see in the table below, his averages over those four seasons come out to 29.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game, which isn’t far off of Harden’s average of 29.1 points, 11.2 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game this season.