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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's move to the bench hurt him more than anticipated on Thursday, playing 15 minutes for two points, four rebounds and one assist against the Bucks.
Coach Derek Fisher decided to play his 10-day deal guys more tonight, which explains why Aldrich's minutes were cut tonight -- not because of Amare Stoudemire starting. Aldrich should get minutes in the 20s and it's really only a matter of time before Amare is bought out or misses time. He's a low-end big man in standard leagues with a decent floor. Jan 15 - 8:01 PM

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Amare Stoudemire will replace Cole Aldrich in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Bucks.

While Aldrich won't be starting, he'll still likely be able to be productive as one of the primary bigs coming off the bench, and with Stoudemire likely to be on a minutes restriction.
Jan 15 - 2:10 PM

Cole Aldrich couldn't convert on his close-range shots against the Hornets on Saturday, making 1-of-7 from the field for two points with 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

He's a career 52.9 percent shooter, but he's in a slump right now with three consecutive games below 46 percent from the field. Aldrich is really the only healthy center on the team, so he should be worth owning in several leagues considering his block and board percentages.
Jan 10 - 4:50 PM

Cole Aldrich played 20 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday with four points, five rebounds and one steal.

His minutes have been all over the place in his last five with two games of at least 32 minutes and the other three at 20, averaging 9.0 points, 7.2 boards, 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocks. Aldrich should have low-end fantasy value at least until Amare Stoudemire comes back.
Jan 8 - 11:24 PM

Cole Aldrich played 20 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday with seven points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

He committed five turnovers, but he played well to start the game against Marc Gasol. The Grizzlies can shut down a lot of big men, so Aldrich gets a pass here. He's still worth owning in standard leagues while the Knicks are so banged up.
Jan 5 - 11:26 PM

Cole Aldrich scored 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting during Sunday's game against the Bucks, adding seven boards and one steal in 20 minutes.

He turned the ball over four times which probably cost him some playing time in this one, but he should be fine moving forward. Samuel Dalembert (ankle) has been linked in several trade rumors over the past couple of weeks and Amare Stoudemire's knee is a major concern, meaning Aldrich should continue to see a big role with the Knicks for the foreseeable future.
Jan 4 - 10:44 PM

Cole Aldrich double-doubled in the Knicks' 97-81 blowout loss to the Pistons, scoring 11 points on 5-of-15 shooting with 14 rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 36 minutes.

Aldrich's issue has not been talent so much as it has been the fact that his knees are mush. Owners picking him up can hope that modern medicine has helped change the equation there, but they should also have other plans in mind in case Aldrich runs out of steam.
Jan 3 - 12:51 AM

Cole Aldrich played 31 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday with eight points, five boards, five assists, one steal and one block.

In the past three games, Aldrich has set career highs in points, boards or assists with the assists coming tonight. There seems to be enough evidence of him sticking in the rotation based on the last five games, averaging 11.8 points, 8.4 boards, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals in 26.6 minutes per game. He won't be this great once Amare Stoudemire is back, but Aldrich is worth a look for those needing a big man.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:43:00 PM

Cole Aldrich is embracing the Triangle Offense the Knicks have installed this season.

"I personally love the triangle, being able to have more opportunities to post up but also have the ball in your hands in the pinch post with the guard coming off,’’ Aldrich said. "There’s a lot of opportunities to get assists and easy buckets down." Aldrich is quietly logged four straight games of double-digit scoring, and he's averaging an absurd 15 points, 13 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks over his last two games. It's not sustainable, but it's great to see him taking advantage of an opportunity to produce.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Cole Aldrich snared a career-high 19 rebounds as the Knicks' starting center on Sunday, while adding 12 points (6-of-16 shooting), two assists, four steals, one block and one turnover in 34 minutes vs. the Blazers.

Aldrich is averaging 12.8 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.5 blocks over the past four games, and he's well worth a speculative add if you're searching for a big man with rest-of-season upside. There are a few caveats, however, including the fact that New York was without Amare Stoudemire (knee) and Samuel Dalembert (ankle), and Portland was also playing without their starting center and power forward.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:26:00 PM

Cole Aldrich had his best game of the season on Saturday with 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in just 24 minutes.

He fouled out and certainly was handled by DeMarcus Cousins, but Aldrich's arrow is pointing up. He was tremendous in his brief time in summer league and is arguably the best healthy two-way big man on NYK, so he might have some short-term value while Amare Stoudemire is out. He might have value beyond STAT's return, too.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:10:00 AM

Cole Aldrich and Jason Smith are starting against the Kings on Saturday.

They'll get to guard DeMarcus Cousins, so good luck. Aldrich has played much better on the offensive side while Samuel Dalembert's mental mistakes have piled up. He'll have to hit the boards pretty hard to be a fantasy factor, but it's possible.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 08:36:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 06:51:00 PM

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.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 03:28:00 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.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:48:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
3Langston Galloway
SG1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Pablo Prigioni
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
3Lance Thomas
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
4Travis Wear
C1Cole Aldrich
2Jason Smith
3Louis Amundson