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Cole Aldrich | Center

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 245
College: Kansas
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 19 - 1:29 PM

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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.
Oct 4 - 5:39 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.
Oct 2 - 3:52 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.
Jul 13 - 4:23 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.
Jul 13 - 1:12 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.
Jul 10 - 11:59 AM

Cole Aldrich couldn't back up his 19-point, 14-rebound outing from Saturday, managing just two points and two rebounds in 10 minutes on Monday against the Hawks.

Aldrich has always been this way and whether it's his achy knees or inconsistency he just can't be trusted as anything but a low-end flier.
Apr 14 - 3:14 AM

Cole Aldrich scored a career-high 19 points against the Magic during an 80-79 win on Saturday, adding 14 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 26 minutes.

He scored 14 points in the first quarter and looked like Patrick Ewing out there. Aldrich is very likely to start the rest of the way and he's done a solid job of blocking shots, so he's worth picking up for any fantasy owner needing a big man. As for the Knicks, sometimes when you win, you actually lose. The Wolves will tie them for the worst record in the NBA with a loss to the Warriors.
Apr 11 - 10:12 PM

Cole Aldrich will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Bucks with Andrea Bargnani (illness) unavailable.

With the starting unit Aldrich has put in averages of 9.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game, so he's worth a look as a streamer option for owners in deep leagues seeking some rebounding and shot blocking.
Apr 10 - 5:55 PM

Cole Aldrich played just six minutes on Friday against the Sixers.

Aldrich doesn't match up well with the Sixers but even so, this line isn't a surprise. He's a risky play best suited for deep league owners with low expectations.
Mar 20 - 10:56 PM

Cole Aldrich put up a nice stat line against the Wolves on Thursday with eight points, seven boards, five assists, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes.

The scoring hasn't been there and he's made just 7-of-22 (31.8 percent) in his last four games. On the other hand he has 10 blocks in those four games and isn't turning the ball over much, so he's close to being in the standard league conversation. Aldrich is worth a look if you need blocks.
Mar 19 - 10:22 PM

Despite playing only 22 minutes off the bench on Sunday, Cole Aldrich posted four points, 10 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in a road loss to the Suns.

On a per-36-minute basis this season, Aldrich is averaging 11.8 points (46.9 percent FGs, 82.6 percent FTs), 11.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.4 blocks, with 4.6 fouls. It's anyone's guess why Lou Amundson and Andrea Bargnani continue to start over him for the moribund Knicks, though the draft lottery is likely a factor -- the Knicks are now two losses 'ahead' of the Wolves for the league's worst record. Aldrich has returned late-round value over his past dozen games and he's worth a pickup if you're scraping the wire for a PF/C.
Mar 15 - 11:51 PM

Cole Aldrich blocked five shots against the Warriors on Saturday with two points, nine rebounds, five assists and one steal in 16 minutes.

He blocked five different players, including Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. Aldrich is getting close to 20 minutes per game and has 3.0 blocks per game in his last four. He's a low-end specialist for blocks and boards right now.
Mar 15 - 12:57 AM

Cole Aldrich made the most of his 29 bench minutes on Tuesday, scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.

Aldrich continues to come off the bench but he's quickly gaining coach Derek Fisher's favor, and there's no reason why his role won't increase in a frontcourt that features Lou Amundson, Andrea Bargnani and Jason Smith. He's a fine speculative pickup if you need help with boards and blocks in a deeper league, and all owners should at least keep an eye on him.
Mar 11 - 12:35 AM

Cole Aldrich missed all three of his field goals and did not score on Monday, but did manage to add eight rebounds, one assist and four blocks in his 16 minutes.

If you were desperate enough to look at Aldrich due to the Knicks' five-game week this probably doesn't look too bad. With four games left this week, owners would have to be even more desperate to look at Aldrich going forward.
Mar 10 - 12:51 AM

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PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Lance Stephenson
2Paul Pierce
3Wes Johnson
PF1Blake Griffin
2Josh Smith
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Cole Aldrich