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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
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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

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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

LaMarcus Aldridge (gastroenteritis) will not play Tuesday vs. the Bucks.

The indomitable flu bug claims yet another victim. David Lee (knee) missed the Spurs previous game on Saturday, but practiced on Monday and is expected to be available on Tuesday. Lee drew the start last time Aldridge sat out. Davis Bertans, coming off a terrific game in which he scored 21 points in just 18 minutes on Saturday, will also see additional playing time on Tuesday. Bertans did start one game earlier this season in which Aldridge was rested.
Jan 10 - 12:26 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge hit 11-of-18 shots for 28 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in Thursday night’s blowout victory against the Nuggets.

Since Christmas, he is averaging 34.2 minutes, 24.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 blocks per game. After a rocky start to the season, Aldridge has turned it on as of late for the Spurs and looks to continue playing well moving forward.
Jan 6 - 12:02 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge hit 11-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 23 points, eight rebounds, six dimes and a block in Tuesday's easy 110-82 win over the Raptors.

Aldridge had an eight-point dud on Dec. 30, but has scored between 23 and 33 points in his other four games surrounding that one. He's really turning it on for the Spurs right now, but hasn't missed a game since Dec. 14, which means Gregg Popovich could be looking to 'Pop' him soon. Then again, the Spurs don't have a back-to-back until Jan. 23-24, so hopefully Aldridge is safe until then. Aldridge only had one block, but the Spurs managed 15 of them as a team, their highest total in a game since 2003.
Jan 3 - 11:24 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge bounced back on Sunday with 27 points on 12-of-17 shooting, 13 rebounds, two assists and three blocks in an overtime loss to the Hawks.

Aldridge has been heating up lately, including a 15-of-20 shooting display on Christmas Day, but he was quiet in an easy win vs. his former team on Friday. Anyone worried about his slow start this year should look to last season for instruction, as he finished the year on a tear with elite value down the stretch. Let's hope history repeats itself.
Jan 1 - 10:06 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge flopped in Friday's win over the Blazers, scoring just eight points on 2-of-3 shooting.

Coach Gregg Popovich said before LMA's last outing that he wouldn't "care if he shoots 27 times," so this will likely go down as Aldridge's most disappointing line of the season given the circumstances -- he was playing against his former team and Kawhi Leonard (illness) was out. He added six rebounds, one assist and one block in 29 minutes, and his owners can only hope that he bounces back against the Hawks on Sunday. If there's one positive to take away from this week, it's that he scored a combined 60 points in his previous two games.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:40:00 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge made 10-of-12 from the field for 27 points during a 119-98 win over the Suns on Wednesday, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and no turnovers in 33 minutes.

Yeah, he looks like he's back. Before the game, coach Gregg Popovich really talked up LMA. "I don't care if he shoots 27 times," Pop said about his big man going forward. He is coming off a season-high 33 points on Christmas after what has been a rough start to the season. Aldridge's usage rate is starting to climb and he could get back to 26.0 from last year -- it's at 24.8 on the season after tonight. The buy-low window is starting to close.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:47:00 AM

Tony Parker said that he's constantly encouraging LaMarcus Aldridge to be more aggressive on the offensive end.

"I tell him everyday he needs to score more, he needs to shoot the ball more," Parker said. "When he plays like that, like [he did on Christmas], it makes everybody’s job easier. It puts so much pressure on any defense. We need him to play like that." Aldridge posted a season-high 33 points on 15-of-20 shooting during the Spurs' Christmas Day win over the Bulls, so perhaps he can start trending in an upward direction after a semi-slow start to the 2016-17 season.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 09:29:00 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge acknowledged that he's still adjusting to life on the Spurs and playing for Gregg Popovich.

"Pop’s very picky on what’s a good shot at times," said Aldridge. "Of course, I have a little leeway. But it’s tough for me because I always feel like I’m open, even when a guy’s guarding me. So I’m trying not to be myself as much, to take less tough shots...We’ve got Pau [Gasol] in the starting lineup, and we’re still trying to bring him along and try to get chemistry with guys...It's a process. I think guys are getting better every night." Popovich has recently encouraged LMA to carry a larger offensive load, and although Aldrige is currently having a disappointing fantasy season, he has averaged 20.0 points and 8.6 rebounds over his last five while collecting two double-doubles during that stretch.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 06:46:00 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge shot 15-of-20 from the field to finish the Spurs' Christmas Day victory with a season-high 33 points, nine rebounds and one assist.

Aldridge made 9-of-9 shots for 20 points in the first quarter alone, his highest total for any quarter with San Antonio. All but three of his makes came outside the paint and inside the arc, and he had more mid-range buckets than the entire Bulls team combined. He's disappointed fantasy owners this year, but tonight's eruption is a nice reminder of his early-round upside.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 08:17:00 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting in Friday's win over the Blazers.

He got some sweet revenge tonight and had one of his best all-around games of the season, but that's not saying much. Aldridge dished out six assists which is his most as a Spur, and he added three steals and hit all four of his free throws. Aldridge has been a letdown for his fantasy owners, but maybe he will finish strong like we saw last season.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 12:27:00 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge hit 5-of-13 shots for 10 points, four rebounds and one block in Thursday’s loss to the Clippers.

Aldridge played only 22 minutes in this contest. His rebounding has fallen significantly this season, but he looks to get back on track on Friday against the Blazers who are giving up 44.9 rebounds per game with a -2.7 differential and should have fresh legs. With Pau Gasol (rest) sitting on Friday, it's worth a mention LMA has a 5.8 usage rate increase with Pau on the bench instead of next to him.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 01:34:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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