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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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Cole Aldrich shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field on Sunday, putting up 11 points, seven rebounds, one turnover, and two blocks in his third game with the starting unit.
Aldrich also shot 3-of-3 from the line, making this a serviceable low-end line. However, he’s averaging a pedestrian 9.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks as a starter, so there's not much reason to pick him up in standard leagues. Dec 21 - 6:51 PM

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Cole Aldrich scored four points in 17 minutes against the Suns on Saturday with one board, two assists and one block.

He didn't really get the ball much, but Aldrich didn't have a bad game in actuality. He's a bigger body and can do more than just block and board, so he should be in the rotation for now. Of course, there is no reason to add him in anything but a ridiculously deep league.
Dec 20 - 3:28 PM

Cole Aldrich double-doubled on Thursday with 13 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes against the Bulls.

If not for some injuries, he would have been the most impressive big man at Summer League. Aldrich did not play at all in his previous three games, but perhaps this game gets him going. Obviously, you would have to be in a ridiculously deep league to even think about adding him.
Dec 18 - 10:48 PM

The Knicks will start Jose Calderon, Tim Hardaway Jr., Travis Wear, Cole Aldrich and Amare Stoudemire against the Bulls on Thursday.

Not exactly the greatest starting lineup for national TV. Aldrich was outstanding over the summer and he's a much better offensive force than Samuel Dalembert, so it makes sense to give him more run with Carmelo Anthony out. He's a decent rebounder and may also help out on blocking shots. If you're in a pinch, Aldrich could have a decent game for deep-league owners.
Dec 18 - 6:42 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
4Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich