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LaMarcus Aldridge | Center/Forward | #12

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: Texas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (2) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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LaMarcus Aldridge made 10-of-13 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws to finish Wednesday's game with 23 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 28 minutes.
Aldridge came in shooting 34.7 percent in February, a slump that dates back even further, so it's great to see him get on track heading into the break. He knocked down 6-of-7 shots in the first quarter alone tonight, and could have done more if it weren't a blowout. He can be viewed as a buy-low option for his post-break upside. Feb 15 - 9:40 PM

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LaMarcus Aldridge posted his fourth straight double-double on Sunday, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds and one assist, but he made just 5-of-16 shots without any defensive stats in 37 minutes.

The Spurs had 11 offensive rebounds in the first half alone, and Aldridge finished with six OREB as a bonus for owners in leagues with expanded categories. His four-game double-double streak is a personal best with the Spurs, and the longest for any San Antonio player (excluding Tim Duncan) since Rasho Nesterovic in 2004. He hasn't been great lately, but this still feels like a buy-low window for LA.
Feb 12 - 6:50 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge quietly put up 15 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 36 minutes on Wednesday, marking his 11th double-double of the season.

"He’s a big offensive threat, one of the best frontcourt players in our league," Jahlil Okafor said prior to the game. "We’re going to have our hands full with him." As it turned out, the Sixers had their hands full with the entire Spurs team, which shot 52.7 percent from the field and 11-of-22 from downtown. Aldridge has been struggling offensively lately, so it was nice to see him knock down 5-of-10 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs tonight.
Feb 8 - 10:39 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge hit just 4-of-19 shots for 13 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in Monday's 89-74 loss to the Grizzlies.

And despite the poor shooting and pedestrian line, Aldridge was basically the best thing the Spurs had going on a night that Kawhi Leonard was a late scratch with a right quad injury. The rest of the Spurs' starters combined for a total of 26 points, while only Danny Green (12), David Lee (14) and Manu Ginobili (12) joined Aldridge in double figures. Aldridge will bounce back in his next one when the Spurs visit the Sixers on Wednesday, assuming Gregg Popovich doesn't bench him for that one.
Feb 7 - 12:18 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 12 points with five rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one steal in 28 minutes against the Nuggets during a 121-97 win on Saturday.

He looked great on defense and the knee soreness was likely just a reason to sit him out against the 76ers on Thursday. Aldridge still hasn't been the player he was in the final 40 games of last season, but at least he is trending up. Compared to December, Aldridge saw a 2.5 rise in points, 0.3 increase in blocks and everything else was similar in January. Hopefully he doesn't get many days off due to his knee.
Feb 5 - 2:05 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right knee) is available on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

He wasn't even on the injury report, so it sounds like he was simply rested against the 76ers on Thursday. With that said, he did have some knee soreness earlier in the season. Regardless, he belongs in all season-long lineups and we'll let you know how he fares after the game. Dewayne Dedmon or Davis Bertans will head back to the bench.
Feb 4 - 7:25 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right knee) is not listed on the Spurs injury report for Saturday's game vs. Denver.

Aldridge did not play Thursday vs. the 76ers due to soreness in his right knee. Injury reports are not overly reliable, so we will have to wait for a formal update from the team or Coach Pop regarding his availability for Saturday night.
Feb 4 - 1:27 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (sore right knee) will not play on Thursday vs. the 76ers.

LMA had some knee soreness earlier this season, so the Spurs are going to be cautious against a Philly team that's not expected to have Joel Embiid (knee). Without Aldridge, the Spurs will rely on a trio of bigs in the frontcourt in David Lee, Dewayne Dedmon and Davis Bertans. Kawhi Leonard should also be a monster play tonight since his usage rate climbs from 29.0 to 35.6 when Aldridge is off the court.
Feb 2 - 12:28 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points on 8-of-15 shooting vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

He moved back to power forward tonight with Dewayne Dedmon replacing Davis Bertans in the first unit. LMA was in a bit of a slump in his previous four games, but finally got back on track tonight and added six rebounds, three blocks and a triple in 28 minutes. He also finished 8-of-9 from the free throw line. Expect another solid performance on Thursday vs. the 76ers with Joel Embiid (knee) out.
Jan 31 - 11:54 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge struggled with his shot again on Sunday, hitting 5-of-14 FGs and 6-of-9 FTs to finish a home loss with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Aldridge shifted to center tonight against a small-ball Mavs lineups, though he didn't have any defensive stats in 34 minutes of action. He's shot no better than 42.1 percent in the Spurs' past four games, but Gregg Popovich was quick to blame his team's poor defense for consecutive losses to the lowly Pelicans and Mavericks. LA and the Spurs will try to get back on track vs. OKC on Tuesday.
Jan 29 - 11:00 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting in Tuesday's 108-106 win over the Raptors.

Aldridge closed the game at center tonight and we'll likely see more of that with Pau Gasol (hand) out several weeks. His usage rate goes from 23.5 to 27.1 when Kawhi Leonard (hand) is off the court, so he made up for his underwhelming performance on Monday when he scored 16 points vs. the Nets. LA added seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in tonight's win, and he gets a dream matchup with the Pelicans on Friday.
Jan 24 - 10:36 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 10 points with three rebounds, six assists, one block and one turnover in 29 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.

The loss of Pau Gasol should absolutely help Aldridge. Compared to his minutes with Gasol this year, LMA has a 2.2 usage rate bump, a 2.1 rebounding percentage bump and a 4.8 true shooting increase without Pau this season -- also better from a net rating standpoint. Expect Aldridge to be the staple of their frontcourt scoring and trend up for his fantasy owners.
Jan 19 - 11:54 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

Aldridge was coming off a rough three-game stretch in which he averaged 13.7 points per game, but got back on track tonight. He grabbed four rebounds with three assists and two blocks, finishing 5-of-6 from the free throw line. He should be able to build off this momentum in a favorable matchup vs. the Nuggets on Thursday -- Aldridge dropped 28 points against the Nuggets on Jan. 5.
Jan 17 - 11:17 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 13 points in 24 minutes against the Lakers on Thursday with four rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

His 3-pointer was a lucky bank shot and just about everything was dropping for the Spurs tonight. Before this garbage time-filled game and LMA's DNP on Tuesday, he was playing a whopping 35.0 minutes per game in his first four January outings. He's also played lights out in those, averaging 23.3 points, 8.8 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.5 blocks and 0.8 treys. There will be rest, but Aldridge looks like an early-round guy per game going forward.
Jan 12 - 11:48 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge will start on Thursday against the Lakers.

He missed Tuesday due to an illness, which is pretty common these days. Tony Parker, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Pau Gasol will also be in the starting lineup. Much like last season, Aldridge is starting to heat up after a slow start.
Jan 12 - 6:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Jonathon Simmons
4Bryn Forbes
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2David Lee
3Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Dewayne Dedmon