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Cole Aldrich | Center | #45

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (11) / NO
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Cole Aldrich pulled down 11 rebounds in just 13 minutes of action on Sunday, to go with five points, one assist, two blocks and one turnover.
Aldrich rarely does much of anything in Los Angeles, and we'll need to see multiple repeat performances before recommending him as an add in any league. Feb 7 - 6:27 PM

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Cole Aldrich will come off the bench on Monday vs. the Rockets.

He averaged 19.0 points, 8.5 boards, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in his previous two starts, but his value is all but gone now that DeAndre Jordan (illness) is back. Aldrich is safe to cut in most leagues.
Jan 18 - 8:57 PM

Cole Aldrich made his second straight start on Saturday vs. the Kings, scoring 19 points with 10 boards, two assists, three blocks and two steals in 29 minutes.

The fact that he did this against DeMarcus Cousins in very impressive. He also scored 19 points with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal on Wednesday vs. the Heat, so Aldrich has proven that he can be a serviceable big in this league. DeAndre Jordan (illness) is day-to-day, but give Aldrich a look if Jordan misses more time.
Jan 17 - 1:08 AM

Cole Aldrich scored a season-high 19 points against the Heat on Wednesday with seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and two turnovers in 24 minutes.

DeAndre Jordan (illness) had his 360-game streak snapped tonight, so it was Aldrich stepping up in the starting lineup. As nice as this was, Jordan should be ready to roll on Saturday against the Kings. If DJ does need to miss another game at any point this year, Aldrich is worth a look.
Jan 14 - 2:11 AM

Cole Aldrich will start Wednesday's game with DeAndre Jordan (pneumonia) unavailable.

Aldrich should get plenty of minutes as the Clippers' only legitimate center, while Josh Smith should earn some minutes as his backup. Aldrich should be a solid spot-starter with per-36-minute averages of 15.2 points, 12.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.9 blocks, though he's also very foul-prone.
Jan 13 - 9:34 PM

Cole Aldrich received six stitches to close up the gash in his forehead, and he is available to return to Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Aldrich picked up four fouls in four minutes during Sunday's game, so he wasn't exactly playing very well before the injury. He's available to return, but is a non-factor in fantasy hoops.
Jan 10 - 4:51 PM

Cole Aldrich went to the locker room during Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans after taking a forearm to the face from Jrue Holiday.

Holiday opened up a gash in Aldrich's face, and he was bleeding pretty badly, so we'll be considering him questionable to return. He picked up four fouls in four minutes, so even if he's able to return, he's not going to log many minutes today.
Jan 10 - 4:24 PM

Cole Aldrich scored a season-high 13 points against the Wizards on Monday with six rebounds, three assists, four steals and one block.

He played the entire fourth quarter because of garbage time. Aldrich will be in the rotation until Blake Griffin (quad) gets back, but he's not worth owning in almost any league.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:30:00 PM

Cole Aldrich joined the Clippers' rotation for Monday's game vs. the Thunder, scoring five points with four boards, two blocks and three steals in just 14 minutes.

He basically replaced Josh Smith (DNP-CD) in the rotation, but keep in mind that Smith was averaging less than 15 minutes per game. Aldrich played well Monday, but he won't be a reliable fantasy asset unless DeAndre Jordan goes down.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 01:48:00 AM

Cole Aldrich's sprained left ankle hasn't limited him during L.A.'s past two preseason games, though he's gone scoreless in both contests.

Aldrich is averaging only 5.3 minutes per game this preseason, a fair indication of his standing in Doc Rivers' rotation. He's persona non grata in fantasy leagues while DeAndre Jordan is healthy.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Cole Aldrich (left ankle sprain) will return to action vs. the Raptors on Sunday.

The Clippers' backup big man isn't a fantasy option while DeAndre Jordan is healthy -- DJ averaged 34.4 minutes per game last season, the most of any center in the NBA.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 05:39:00 PM

Cole Aldrich (left ankle sprain) will not play in Friday's preseason game vs. the Nuggets.

Aldrich is going to have a very limited role this season playing behind DeAndre Jordan, so there is no reason for fantasy owners to look his way on draft day. We will update his status once we know more.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 03:52:00 PM

Clippers sign C Cole Aldrich.

The Clippers add some depth behind DeAndre Jordan and Aldrich helps negate the loss of Spencer Hawes. Considering Jordan has been one of the most durable players in the NBA and plays big minutes, there won't be much playing time for Aldrich.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 04:23:00 PM

The Clippers are expected to finalize Cole Aldrich's contract on Monday.

Aldrich will be signed to a two-year deal with the second year being a player option. He'll be somewhat of an insurance policy behind DeAndre Jordan and nothing more than that.
Mon, Jul 13, 2015 01:12:00 PM

Cole Aldrich is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Clippers, with the second year being a player option.

Aldrich had a few bright spots with the Knicks last season and posted averages of 9.0 points, 6.2 boards and 1.0 blocks during the month of April, but the fact that he is signing with the Clippers will ruin any potential fantasy value. DeAndre Jordan just re-signed with the Clippers, so Aldrich should be penciled in as the backup center.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 11:59:00 AM

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PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Paul Pierce
2Wes Johnson
3Lance Stephenson
4Luc Mbah a Moute
PF1Blake Griffin
2Jeff Ayres
3Branden Dawson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Cole Aldrich