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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 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

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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

Cole Aldrich played well in a loss to the Pacers on Saturday, finishing with eight points, 11 boards and one block in 26 minutes.

He has been a bright spot for the Knicks recently, and with Lou Amundson now dealing with back spasms, Aldrich could end up seeing some extra minutes in the near future. Over his last five games he has quietly averaged 6.6 points, 6.6 boards, 0.8 steals and 1.4 blocks in just over 17 minutes per game, and with the Knicks set to play five games next week, owners in deeper leagues should give him a look.
Mar 7 - 10:44 PM

Updating a previous report, Cole Aldrich is coming off the bench vs. the Pacers on Saturday.

It was initially reported that Aldrich would draw the start, but the Knicks are going to roll with Jason Smith and Andrea Bargnani in their frontcourt instead. Those of you who took a flier on Aldrich should probably look elsewhere for production.
Mar 7 - 7:09 PM

Cole Aldrich will start against the Pacers on Saturday.

It'll be his 13th start at center. In his previous 12, Aldrich averaged 9.4 points, 8.1 boards 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals in 25.7 minutes per game. He's an interesting player to use tonight if you feel like rolling the dice.
Mar 7 - 5:57 PM

Cole Aldrich was one of the only effective Knicks on Tuesday with eight points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 20 minutes off the bench.

He made 4-of-6 field goals and would have enough upside to own if he weren't stuck in a low-minute backup role behind Andrea Bargnani and Lou Amundson. Deep-league owners may want to pick him up for help at center, but everyone else can let him float along on the wire.
Mar 3 - 10:03 PM

Cole Aldrich (calf) returned to action and played nine minutes on Friday against the Nets.

Aldrich had some short-lived value before the calf injury knocked him out of action. Given his injury history, owners will want to make him prove his worth before paying him much attention.
Feb 6 - 11:49 PM

Cole Aldrich (calf) will play vs. the Nets on Friday.

Aldrich's return is good news for the Knicks but he's unlikely to help fantasy owners in his return, as he's averaging just 2.5 points in 14.0 minutes over his past four games. With Lou Amundson and Jason Smith both playing big minutes, and Amare Stoudemire also available on Friday, Aldrich is only safe to activate in the deepest leagues.
Feb 6 - 5:34 PM

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