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Cole Aldrich | Center

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kansas
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Phil Jackson described Cole Aldrich as the Knicks' "emergency center."
"[Aldrich] will probably get significant time only if somebody gets hurt or our other bigs suffer a plague of foul trouble," said Jackson. All fantasy owners need to know is that Samuel Dalembert, Amare Stoudemire, Jason Smith and possibly even Andrea Bargnani are ahead of Aldrich on the depth chart. Oct 22 - 1:07 PM

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Cole Aldrich hasn't played in the Knicks' past two exhibitions because coach Derek Fisher wanted to give more minutes to Jason Smith.

"Cole’s been solid and has done everything we’re asking him to do, so it wasn’t a demotion or any reason related to his performance," Fisher said. "Just continuing to try and find the best way to put our team together." The Knicks' frontcourt isn't overflowing with reliable options, featuring Andrea Bargnani, Amare Stoudemire, Samuel Dalembert and the oft-injured Jason Smith, so Aldrich at least has a chance to crack the rotation.

Cole Aldrich will not play on Monday.

He has a calf injury and it's not considered serious. Aldrich has a chance for minutes with the Knicks dealing away Tyson Chandler and we've all seen how quickly Samuel Dalembert can fall out of the rotation.
Jul 14 - 3:36 PM

Cole Aldrich (left calf) will not play against the Blazers on Saturday.

He had a wrap around his lower leg, but wasn't really walking with a limp. Aldrich was fantastic vs. the Mavericks on Friday and he might just be resting in the second half of a back-to-back. He could get minutes next season.
Jul 12 - 3:54 PM

Knicks re-sign center Cole Aldrich.

Aldrich looked great in Friday's Summer League game and in the real world he's a serviceable backup big as long as he can stay healthy. If the Knicks don't beef up the position he could have some late value in fantasy leagues.
Jul 11 - 8:10 PM

Cole Aldrich set up shop in the paint during Friday's game vs. the Mavericks, finishing with nine points, 14 boards, two assists and three blocks in 31 minutes.

He was easily the best big man in this game and looked like an All-Star. Aldrich had a couple big games for the Knicks last season and he could be looking at a bigger role now that Tyson Chandler is gone. He's a possible pick late in drafts for those who missed out on a center.
Jul 11 - 6:44 PM

Cole Aldrich filled the stat sheet against the Raptors during a 95-92 win with 13 points, 16 boards, one assist, two steals and five blocks in 40 minutes.

He had a double-double on Tuesday and finished the season about as well as anyone would have thought. Tyson Chandler did not play tonight and it allowed Aldrich to get serious run as the primary option in the paint. Aldrich was a lottery pick with the Thunder and there's a decent chance this will be his best game of his career from a fantasy standpoint.
Apr 17 - 12:14 AM

Updating a previous item, Cole Aldrich will start against the Raptors on Wednesday.

He had a double-double on Tuesday and will carry some momentum into tonight. He's a fantasy option with Tyson Chandler sitting out.
Apr 16 - 6:36 PM

Cole Aldrich played 25 minutes off the bench and hit 4-of-6 shots for 13 points, 13 rebounds, a steal and a block in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

This was basically the biggest game of Aldrich's non-storied career and simply suggests that he should have played more this season for the Knicks. With Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and possibly Tyson Chandler not likely to play on Wednesday, Aldrich should be in line for another nice night.
Apr 15 - 11:17 PM

Knicks rookie Cole Aldrich had six points, eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 18 minutes on Sunday, marking his second-most playing time of the season.

Mike Woodson said that he'll give his young players more minutes down the stretch, with the playoffs already out of reach, and Aldrich may be one of the guys to benefit the most. Unfortunately, his value is too tentative to bother with him outside of deep leagues.
Apr 13 - 10:13 PM

Cole Aldrich had one of the most shocking double-doubles of the season on Wednesday with 12 points, 10 boards, one assist and three blocks in 25 minutes.

The Knicks were without Tyson Chandler (personal), Amare Stoudemire (rest) and Kenyon Martin (ankle) tonight, so he had a huge chance tonight. Stoudemire just got some rest on a back-to-back set here, so it's hard to get too attached to picking up Aldrich. If you started him somehow tonight, pat yourself on the back.
Mar 13 - 12:04 AM

Cole Aldrich will start at center for the Knicks on Wednesday with both Tyson Chandler (personal) and Amare Stoudemire (rest) unavailable.

Jeremy Tyler will also get heavy minutes as the Knicks cobble together a frontcourt, but neither guy stands out as a convincing short-term option. Aldrich is averaging under one point per game in an end-of-bench role for New York.
Mar 12 - 12:31 PM

Cole Aldrich has been recalled from the Erie BayHawks of the D-League.

Aldrich was sent down on Wednesday along with Toure Murry and Jeremy Tyler to get some extra practice time and will be with the Knicks when they take on the Cavaliers Thursday night. The 27-year old has averaged 13.3 minutes over his last three games, but hasn't done much with his increased playing time and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters other than in the deepest of leagues.
Jan 30 - 11:50 AM

Cole Aldrich saw first quarter minutes against the Bobcats on Friday, finishing with two points, eight boards and two fouls in 15 minutes.

The Knicks are paper thin up front and figure to keep bringing Aldrich off the bench to spell Tyson Chandler. Of course, he doesn't make much fantasy value outside of extremely deep leagues.
Jan 25 - 1:05 AM

Cole Aldrich is likely to see some minutes while Tyson Chandler is out.

Mike Woodson has said he'll likely slide Andrea Bargnani into his center spot while Tyson Chandler is out, but it sounds like Cole Aldrich may see some run as well. Woodson said of Aldrich, "He's gotta be ready to play," so it looks like the 24-year-old will see the floor when the Knicks play Charlotte. His career averages of 2.0 points and 2.3 rebounds, however, speak volumes fantasy-wise.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Jason Smith
2Amare Stoudemire
3Quincy Acy
4Andrea Bargnani
5Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Cole Aldrich