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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 made 9-of-14 shots on Wednesday to score 18 points with five rebounds, three steals and one block.
As usual, Aldridge was stingy with turnovers, committing just one in 34 minutes of action. He's 1-of-5 from deep in April but has found a groove offensively in his past three games, knocking down a combined 59.0 percent of his FG attempts. The Spurs really need him to stay locked in to take pressure off Kawhi Leonard. Apr 13 - 12:16 AM

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LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points with two rebounds, one steal and one block in 36 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

Coach Gregg Popovich said he's not going to rest his guys anymore, so Aldridge should be suiting up the rest of the way. His minutes may be limited, but his fantasy owners still should be using him until further notice.
Apr 8 - 11:49 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to play against the Clippers on Saturday.

He is in layup lines and there's no word of a limit on Aldridge. Of course, coach Gregg Popovich doesn't always tell us what his plan is.
Apr 8 - 8:19 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) will not play against the Mavs on Friday.

He did not play in the second half on Wednesday, so the rest was bound to happen now that the Spurs have clinched the No. 2 seed. Considering Aldridge hasn't been too healthy in his career, this may not be his last game off. With LMA and Pau Gasol out, it'll be David Lee, Davis Bertans and Dewayne Dedmon getting most of the minutes up front. Bertans looked good with 14 points on Wednesday while Lee has shown he can fill in when called upon. Give Dedmon a look if you need blocks.
Apr 6 - 4:22 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge did not play in the second half against the Lakers on Wednesday, scoring eight points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in 16 minutes.

He played 41 minutes on Tuesday, so coach Gregg Popovich cut LMA's playing time in half. The Spurs have another back-to-back set coming up on Friday and Saturday, so expect Aldridge to get some time off. If he rests on Friday, David Lee, Davis Bertans and Dewayne Dedmon would benefit.
Apr 5 - 11:56 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) returned from a one-game absence and scored 15 points in 41 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

While it's great to see LMA back in action, the massive workload makes it a lot more likely that he sits out on Wednesday vs. the Lakers for rest purposes. He shot 6-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line with six rebounds, one steal, three blocks and one triple, but with five games over the next eight days, his owners should expect a DNP or two moving forward.
Apr 5 - 12:21 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) will play on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies.

The Spurs have the No. 2 seed in the West locked up and have six games in the next nine days, so while LMA will give it a go tonight, his owners should probably be expecting a DNP or two down the stretch. As for tonight, his owners shouldn't hesitate to activate him.
Apr 4 - 7:36 PM

Gregg Popovich would not commit to LaMarcus Aldridge (thumb) being available for Tuesday's game against Memphis.

When asked if everyone aside from Danny Green (quad) and Dejounte Murray (groin) would be available on Tuesday night Popovich responded: "I think so... we'll see on LA [Aldridge]." San Antonio has the No. 2 seed out West locked up, so they will likely be extremely cautious with their stars moving forward. If Aldridge is forced to miss his second game in a row on Tuesday, Davis Bertans could earn another start and there would be more minutes available for Pau Gasol and David Lee.
Apr 4 - 6:51 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (left thumb sprain) will not play against the Jazz on Sunday.

He may have suffered the injury on Friday against the Thunder, but it doesn't sound serious. With the Spurs basically locked in to the two seed, more days off are coming. Pau Gasol, David Lee, Dewayne Dedmon and Davis Bertans will step up.
Apr 1 - 5:37 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge tied his season-high with four blocks on Wednesday, adding 17 points, six rebounds and one 3-pointer, but it wasn't enough to beat the visiting Warriors.

San Antonio blew out the Cavs on Monday and they're a combined 4-1 vs. the Cavs and Warriors this season, with tonight's game as their only loss. The Spurs are now 3.5 games behind the Warriors with eight games left in the regular season, so veterans like Aldridge are prime suspects for precautionary DNPs down the stretch.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 30 - 1:34 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting vs. Memphis on Thursday, going 1-of-2 from downtown with eight rebounds, three blocks, one assist and zero turnovers.

Aldridge's mid-range shot was falling tonight, and even praise-stingy Gregg Popovich said afterward, "He looks pretty comfortable shooting the ball." His recent absence due to a heart issue was very brief, and he's been excellent since his return -- in his previous four games, he averaged 21.0 points (48.1 FGs, 100.0 FTs) with 7.5 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.5 triples.
Mar 23 - 11:44 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 26 points on 12-of-24 shooting vs. the Wolves on Tuesday.

He got it going early with 12 points in the first quarter, his third-highest scoring quarter this season. This was one of his most complete games of the season, as he racked up five rebounds with three assists, two steals and two blocks in 38 minutes. The Spurs don't have another back-to-back set until Apr. 4 and Apr. 5, so LMA hopefully won't be rested too much since the Spurs are within striking distance of the No. 1 seed.
Mar 22 - 12:30 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points in 34 minutes in Saturday's 104-96 loss to the Grizzlies.

This was just his third game with 20+ points since the start of February. LMA shot 9-of-18 from the field with nine rebounds, four assists and a block, and the good news is that his heart scare appears to be behind him -- he logged 32 minutes in his first game back on Wednesday. The Spurs do play again on the second night of a back-to-back set vs. the tanking Kings on Sunday, so there's a decent chance that LMA could be rested. Keep an eye on the injury report.
Mar 18 - 11:49 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) was back in the Spurs' starting lineup on Wednesday, posting 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers in 32 minutes.

The only bad news is that LA shot 9-of-24 from the field. Gregg Popovich said Aldridge looked "a little rusty," which is obvious from the fact that he shot 1-of-5 from the 3-10 foot range. "I know my body well and I've been through this before," Aldridge said after the game, referring to his heart arrhythmia. He confirmed that he will not need any offseason procedure, and there are no indications that he'll have restrictions this season. Deploy him as usual.
Mar 16 - 12:50 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against Portland.

David Lee will likely return to the bench, and he loses most of his value with Aldridge active. LMA will be without a minutes limit tonight, so he's safe to fire up in all leagues. Kawhi Leonard's usage rate will take a slight hit with Aldridge back in the fold.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Aldridge on the floor this season, Kawhi Leonard's usage rate takes a 1.3% dip, so he's not quite the upside play he was with Aldridge sidelined. Still, he's a viable tournament target, especially on sites that require you to roster more than one SF. As for Aldridge himself, the Portland PF carousel should have issues slowing him down, and he's likely to carry a minuscule GPP ownership coming off an injury.
Mar 15 - 6:07 PM