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LaMarcus Aldridge | Center/Forward

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 260
College: Texas
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LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one block on Wednesday, making 8-of-17 shots in 35 minutes of action.
Aldridge had missed two games but he didn't skip a beat tonight, helping the Spurs earn their third straight win. LA has six double-doubles, and he's scored double-digit points in all but one game this season, but his 15.3 points per game are way down from the 23.4 he averaged with Portland last season. It's the new normal now that he's a selfless Spur. Nov 26 - 12:19 AM

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LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will play against the Mavs on Wednesday.

It'll be his first game back from his Friday ankle sprain. Aldridge is expected to guard Dirk Nowitzki tonight as the two launch plenty of jumpers. David West will move back to the bench and Boris Diaw may play less. We'll see how this affects offensive superstar Kawhi Leonard, but it probably won't.
Nov 25 - 6:45 PM

Boris Diaw implied that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle, questionable) will play Wednesday against the Mavericks.

Aldridge has spent the past two games on the sidelines with an ankle injury, and while the Spurs are still listing him with the questionable tag, Boris Diaw said that LaMarcus will most likely be guarding Dirk Nowitzki tonight. We're not likely going to have official confirmation on LMA's status until just before the tip, but things are trending in a positive direction for Aldridge. David West will return to the bench if LaMarcus is a go.
Nov 25 - 12:46 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.

Aldridge has missed the Spurs previous two game with the ankle injury, and while it's been Davis West starting sans Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard has been the true beneficiary with his usage rate climbing to 28.8 with LaMarcus on the sidelines. We'll likely get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if LMA isn't able to give it a go, Kawhi would be worth a look in daily leagues with a favorable matchup against the Wizards.
Nov 24 - 2:24 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Suns on Monday.

It'll be his second game out after playing through an ankle injury from Friday. With Aldridge out, West should get the start and play minutes in the mid-20s, but his usage rate will be tiny in the first unit. Boris Diaw and Matt Bonner should also help out. Kawhi Leonard could have a big game tonight.
Nov 23 - 6:47 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle sprain) is still considered questionable for Monday vs. the Suns.

"He looked OK," teammate Danny Green said. The only real update we have to go off of is that Aldridge was practicing free throws when practice opened to the media, and there is nothing to take away from that. Considering the Suns were the other team seriously in the running for LMA's services before he signed in San Antonio, Aldridge should have plenty of motivation to try and take the floor. If he's held out, veteran David West would likely draw another start, but Kyle Anderson, Manu Ginobili and Boris Diaw would all help fill the void off the bench.
Nov 23 - 12:39 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (mild left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

If Aldridge is again unable to go on Monday, it'll likely be David West drawing the start with Boris Diaw having some increased opportunity for playing time. Kawhi Leonard logged 40 minutes on Saturday with LaMarcus unavailable, so he could again see heavy minutes on Monday, and he'd be worth considering in DFS with an uptempo matchup against Phoenix.

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich indicated on Saturday that LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) is day-to-day.

Aldridge didn't suit up against the Grizzlies on Saturday after playing through his ankle sprain on Friday vs. the Pelicans, and he admitted that he was having trouble moving around in that game. "I tried to play through it, but I was a bit of a liability on the defensive side," Aldridge said. "I couldn’t move laterally." The Spurs play the Suns on Monday, so Aldridge should be considered questionable for that contest. If he can't go, David West could potentially draw another start.
Nov 22 - 11:10 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) will not play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He played through his ankle sprain from Friday and it is going to cost him tonight. Aldridge shouldn't be out for too long and should be considered questionable to face the Suns on Monday. As for tonight, David West has only played 8.6 percent of his minutes next to LMA and Diaw at 41.7 percent next to LMA. On the downside, West does only have a 13.4 usage rate next to Kawhi Leonard and Tim Duncan, and Matt Bonner could be in the mix for minutes too. In other words, DFS owners shouldn't be too aggressive in capitalizing here outside of using Kawhi Leonard.
Nov 21 - 6:47 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge said that his left ankle is tender, and he will have to see how it feels tomorrow before determining his status for Saturday's matchup with the Grizzlies.

LaMarcus briefly left Friday's game against the Pelicans after twisting his left ankle, but he played through the injury, finishing the game with 20 points, 11 boards, two assists and a block through 32 minutes. While the injury doesn't seem very serious, the Spurs have a ton of depth at power forward and tend to be cautious with their stars and injuries, so it wouldn't be shocking to see LaMarcus sit out Saturday's game. If he is out, David West would have an opportunity to start with Boris Diaw seeing a nice uptick in minutes. Check back for another update on LaMarcus following Saturday morning's shootaround.
Nov 20 - 11:11 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge has returned to the game.

He may have some swelling, but this is obviously a great sign. We'll let you know how he fares and look for some post-game comments.
Nov 20 - 8:51 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (left ankle) has returned to Friday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Aldridge briefly left the game after twisting his ankle, but the fact that he's playing through it would indicate that he should be fine moving forward. We'll let you know how he fares after the game.
Nov 20 - 8:50 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge suffered a left ankle injury and is questionable to return.

Aldridge's left leg got twisted as he was getting ready to go after a board and he tweaked his ankle. Aldridge is a little bit on the fragile side, so hopefully he's OK. If he's out, Davis West and Boris Diaw should benefit most. We'll have an update shortly.
Nov 20 - 8:20 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge, who scored only six points on Monday, chipped in 11 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks vs. the Nuggets.

Aldridge's stats are down across the board compared to last season, most obviously in his scoring average -- his 15.2 points per game are easily his lowest since the 2009-10 season. Manu Ginobili said recently that the Spurs "are still not moving the ball that well and [have] to find a better equilibrium," and Aldridge's owners can only hope that his scoring rises as the offense begins to click.
Nov 19 - 12:09 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a season-low six points against the Blazers on Monday with six rebounds, one assist and one block in 34 minutes.

Yuck. Aldridge only had a 12.9 usage rate today, which is his lowest since Jan. 5, 2010. There was always going to be an adjustment period, but Aldridge is barely inside of top-100 value on the season. He is pretty close to being rock bottom, so it's not a bad idea to see if his owner would trade him at a severe discount.
Nov 17 - 12:55 AM