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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 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

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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

LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) has been cleared to resume all basketball-related activities, and he'll be available to play Wednesday vs. Portland.

Aldridge will not have any restrictions for tonight's game, so it sounds like he'll be back in the starting five following a two-game absence, which will result in David Lee moving back to the bench where he'll lose most of his value. Aldridge was operating with a sixth-round evaluation prior to going down, so make sure he's not sitting on your waiver wire.
Mar 15 - 12:04 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) will not play Monday vs. the Hawks.

Aldridge flew out to see a specialist on Monday, so we should get more information when he returns to the team sometime tomorrow. With Aldridge on the sidelines tonight, David Lee will have another opportunity to start and Davis Bertans should be able to flirt with minutes in the 20s. Kawhi Leonard (concussion) will be back in action tonight, and he should be working with a robust usage rate sans LMA.

LaMarcus Aldridge (heart) will undergo additional testing on Monday.

The Spurs announced on Saturday that Aldridge will be out indefinitely due to an occurrence of a minor heart arrhythmia. LMA was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome as a rookie which is "an electrical abnormality that can cause a rapid heartbeat and dizzy spells," but the Spurs aren't ready to say that it's related to this recent setback. "Based on what they do and see, we’ll know better what we are really looking at," coach Gregg Popovich said. "But we don’t know right now." LMA was sidelined for the final nine games of his rookie season, but when he suffered a recurrence in 2011 he only ended up missing 10 days. Hopefully we'll get a better idea of his timetable in the next day or two, but his fantasy owners should just sit tight for now. In the meantime, David Lee and Davis Bertans will fill the void at power forward.
Mar 12 - 9:33 AM

The Spurs announced on Saturday that LaMarcus Aldridge will be out for an indefinite period due to an occurrence of a minor heart arrhythmia.

The Spurs released a statement which reads: "All parties have concluded that at the current time it is best for Aldridge to refrain from play until further tests and examinations are completed." Aldridge has dealt with minor heart issues in the past. As a rookie in Portland, he was diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and missed the final nine games of the season. Aldridge suffered a recurrence in 2011 but missed only 10 days. In the short term, Pau Gasol and David Lee will see an uptick in playing time, usage rate and fantasy value with Aldridge sidelined.
Mar 11 - 11:39 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points with six rebounds, one assist and one turnover during a 102-92 loss to the Thunder on Thursday.

He got the night off at home on Wednesday, but didn't really show any extra burst in this game. Aldridge was coming in somewhat hot as a defender, but his post-break stats for points, steal, free throw percentage and field goal percentage are all down compared to his pre-break averages. He'll get the Warriors on Saturday after he posted a 26-point, 14-point gem against them in the opener.
Mar 9 - 11:40 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge wil play against the Thunder on Thursday.

After getting a night off in the home win over the Kings, Aldridge should be back to his normal amount of playing time. Aldridge's post-break run has not been very good, making just 41.8 percent from the filed for 15.2 points per game. He should improve on those numbers as a must-start player.
Mar 9 - 7:16 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge (rest) and Kawhi Leonard (rest) will not play Wednesday vs. the Kings.

With both these guys on the sidelines tonight, we'll likely see Pau Gasol return to the starting five, and he'll be a focal point of the Spurs' offense. Kyle Anderson or Jonathon Simmons will likely replace Leonard in the starting five, and Patty Mills could be asked to do more offensively. Owners of both Aldridge and Leonard can expect to have them available for Thursday's game in OKC.

Gregg Popovich confirmed that no Spurs will be rested for Monday's game against the Rockets.

If you own LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard, Pau Gasol or Danny Green, feel free to get those guys active.
Mar 6 - 7:01 PM

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich praised LaMarcus Aldridge for his defense on Karl-Anthony Towns on Saturday.

"LaMarcus was outstanding," Popovich said. "His defense in the second half on [Karl-Anthony] Towns was exceptional and it allowed us to get back into the game." This wasn't a one-time thing for LMA either, as Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins shot a combined 0-8 with Aldridge as their primary defender in the previous outing. With the Spurs looking to leapfrog the Warriors for the top seed in the West, hopefully Aldridge isn't rested too often going forward.
Mar 6 - 9:38 AM

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points with 15 rebounds, three blocks and two turnovers in 40 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

His defense was the key to this game. Per ESPN's stats, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis were a combined 0-of-8 from the field against LMA, but they made 12-of-24 against the other Spurs today. Aldridge still hasn't played too well, so he is likely to just flirt with early-round value going forward.
Mar 4 - 2:35 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
3Joel Anthony