After agreeing to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets over the weekend, LaMarcus Aldridge has begun to settle in and participated in the team's practice on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters for the first time since he arrived on the East Coast, Aldridge said that he is no longer interested in gunning for individual accolades, and chose the Nets because he thinks he can "fill a void."

"I'm not here to be an All-Star," Aldridge said. "That's not what I'm trying to do. I'm just trying to bring the value, try to bring the things I'm good at and trying to help this team win. I'm not worried about being an All-Star anymore."

Aldridge said he chose the Nets after agreeing to a buyout with the San Antonio Spurs because he saw a role for himself as a big man who can shoot 3s and defend.