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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 started on Wednesday and double-doubled with 14 points (5-of-5 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 10 rebounds, three blocks, one assist and one steal in just 25 minutes.
Aldrich has impressed in limited minutes this season, particularly when his role expands in DeAndre Jordan's absence -- he averaged a healthy 16.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.0 blocks in four starts. He'll almost certainly decline his $1.2 million player option to chase a big payday in free agency this summer, and his fantasy relevance will depend upon where he signs. Apr 14 - 1:20 AM

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Cole Aldrich scored six points with four boards, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 15 minutes vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday.

DeAndre Jordan will be rested on Wednesday vs. the Suns, so Aldrich should be looking at a lot of minutes. In four previous starts this season, Aldrich posted averages of 16.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 blocks and 2.8 steals in 30.8 minutes per game. He's basically a must-start option vs. the Suns and will be an excellent target in DFS as well.
Apr 13 - 1:00 AM

Doc Rivers heaped praise on Cole Aldrich for his play off the bench.

"This guy just does it. He doesn’t make any big deal about it and he has scratches and cuts," Rivers said. "You look on guys in Instagram accounts or Twitter accounts or whatever they’re called and they have pictures of Cole and I think they kind of bring teams together even more." After being buried in the rotation earlier in the year, Aldrich has (surprisingly) emerged as a real asset for Los Angeles. He could draw one more start in Wednesday's regular season finale vs. a bad Phoenix team on Wednesday if DeAndre Jordan (rest) sits out, a move that would put Aldrich on the DFS radar.
Apr 11 - 10:14 AM

Cole Aldrich is expected to come off the bench on Sunday vs. Dallas.

DeAndre Jordan is back in the lineup tonight, so this isn't a surprise. Jordan could get another maintenance day on Tuesday vs. the Grizzlies or Wednesday vs. the Suns, so feel free to hang onto Aldrich if you have a roster spot. Aldrich scored 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with 18 boards, two assists, five steals, one block and two turnovers in 40 minutes in his last start.
Apr 10 - 2:14 PM

Cole Aldrich was phenomenal during the Clippers overtime win over the Jazz on Friday, posting 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with 18 boards, two assists, five steals, one block and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

Aldrich is really good when given the minutes, as he's compiled averages of 16.3 points, 11.3 boards, 2.8 steals and 1.0 block on 59.6 percent shooting as a starter this season, but unfortunately, his body usually doesn't hold up when he's given more than 20 minutes a night. He'll be returning to the bench and irrelevancy in standard leagues on Sunday with the starters set to make it back to the court, but he's obviously on the DFS radar the next time DeAndre Jordan sits.
Apr 9 - 2:47 AM

Cole Aldrich will start against the Jazz on Friday.

He should get big minutes tonight. While it's a terrible matchup, Aldrich is still a nice option in DFS and as a streaming option.
Apr 8 - 8:35 PM

Cole Aldrich played only 18 minutes vs. the Lakers on Wednesday but he still racked up seven points, 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

Aldrich is buried behind DeAndre Jordan in the rotation, but he showed what he's capable of by averaging 14.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 blocks in three fill-in starts this season. He's likely to decline his $1.3 million player option to test free agency this summer, and could become a viable fantasy pick if he lands in the right situation.
Apr 7 - 1:12 AM

Cole Aldrich will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Wizards.

DeAndre Jordan is back in the starting five, and so is Blake Griffin, so Aldrich could struggle to find meaningful minutes in the rotation tonight. He's not a fantasy option in most leagues.
Apr 3 - 3:39 PM

Cole Aldrich scored six points with 10 rebounds, two assists and three steals and three turnovers in 30 minutes in a start against the Thunder on Thursday.

He performed as advertised with some solid work on the glass. The Clippers could rest DeAndre Jordan one more time, so keep Aldrich in mind if that happens.
Apr 1 - 1:10 AM

Cole Aldrich, Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers are expected to start vs. the Thunder on Thursday.

Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan are all being rested as expected, but there are no real surprises here. Aldrich can put up decent numbers when he gets minutes and is averaging 4.9 points, 4.2 boards and 1.1 blocks this season despite playing 12.2 minutes per game, so he's certainly worth a look in DFS tonight.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan and J.J. Redick off the floor, Jamal Crawford owns the highest usage rate among active Clippers at 25.7%, with Austin Rivers (21.3%), Jeff Green (19.7%) and Cole Aldrich (19.7%) all hovering right around the 20% mark. Crawford likely possesses the highest ceiling of this group given the circumstances, but Aldrich, Rivers and Green are all playable in any format given their dirt cheap price tags across the industry.
Mar 31 - 1:45 PM

Cole Aldrich scored eight points with eight rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 20 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

The Clippers actually went with a lineup combo of Aldrich and DeAndre Jordan. Aldrich can be left on the wire in just about all leagues.
Feb 19 - 1:34 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Pablo Prigioni
3Austin Rivers
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2Jeff Green
3Paul Pierce
4Wes Johnson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Jeff Ayres
3Branden Dawson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Cole Aldrich