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2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

16.5

REB

8.5

AST

1.3

STL

0.3

BLK

1.0

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Aldridge muscled through multiple injuries last season in Portland, playing 71 games despite problems with illness, a sprained foot, and a torn ligament in his thumb, which required offseason surgery. Injuries aside, the four-time NBA All-Star averaged 23.4 points, 10.2 rebo...

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HT: 7' 0"   WT: 235 lbs   DOB: 7/19/1985  College: Texas   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a four-year, $80 million contract with the Spurs in July of 2015.

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Aldridge posted 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals over 28 minutes in Friday's 116-90 victory over the Mavericks.

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LaMarcus Aldridge NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2006-07 20 63 22.1 9.0 5.0 0.4 0.3 1.2 0.0 50.3 72.2 0.7 2.3 2.7 0.0 0.0 3.8 7.6 1.3 1.8
2007-08 21 76 34.9 17.8 7.6 1.6 0.7 1.2 0.0 48.4 76.2 1.7 2.9 4.7 0.1 14.3 7.4 15.3 3.0 3.9
2008-09 22 81 37.1 18.1 7.5 1.9 1.0 1.0 0.1 48.4 78.1 1.5 2.9 4.6 0.3 25.0 7.4 15.3 3.2 4.1
2009-10 23 78 37.4 17.9 8.0 2.1 0.9 0.6 0.1 49.5 75.7 1.3 2.5 5.6 0.2 31.3 7.4 15.0 2.9 3.9
2010-11 24 POR 81 39.6 21.8 8.8 2.1 1.0 1.2 0.0 50.0 79.1 1.9 3.4 5.3 0.3 17.4 8.7 17.5 4.3 5.5
2011-12 25 POR 55 36.3 21.7 8.0 2.4 0.9 0.8 0.0 51.2 81.4 2.0 2.7 5.3 0.2 18.2 8.8 17.1 4.1 5.0
2012-13 26 POR 74 37.7 21.1 9.1 2.6 0.8 1.2 0.0 48.4 81.0 1.9 2.4 6.7 0.2 14.3 8.6 17.8 3.8 4.7
2013-14 27 POR 69 36.2 23.2 11.1 2.6 0.9 1.0 0.0 45.8 82.2 1.8 2.4 8.7 0.2 20.0 9.4 20.6 4.3 5.2
2014-15 28 POR 71 35.4 23.4 10.2 1.7 0.7 1.0 0.5 46.6 84.5 1.7 2.5 7.7 1.5 35.2 9.3 19.9 4.3 5.1
2015-16 29 SAS 46 29.5 16.5 8.5 1.3 0.3 1.0 0.0 49.8 82.7 1.4 2.5 5.9 0.3 0.0 6.7 13.5 3.1 3.8
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LaMarcus Aldridge NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 30.0 23.3 5.5 0.8 0.8 2.5 0.0 60.0 90.0 1.0 1.8 3.8 0.3 0.0 8.3 13.8 6.8 7.5
Last 14 Days 6 29.2 20.5 5.8 1.5 0.5 2.0 0.0 57.1 89.7 1.5 2.3 3.5 0.3 0.0 7.3 12.8 5.8 6.5
Last 30 Days 12 29.3 18.5 7.3 1.6 0.3 1.1 0.0 54.7 92.0 1.3 2.5 4.8 0.2 0.0 7.3 13.4 3.8 4.2
Last 5 Games 5 30.0 23.6 6.4 1.6 0.6 2.0 0.0 61.8 91.9 1.2 2.6 3.8 0.2 0.0 8.4 13.6 6.8 7.4
Last 10 Games 10 28.9 18.1 6.8 1.5 0.4 1.3 0.0 53.5 91.8 1.4 2.2 4.6 0.2 0.0 6.8 12.7 4.5 4.9
Last 20 Games 20 29.6 17.1 8.1 1.3 0.5 1.0 0.0 52.7 85.5 1.4 2.6 5.5 0.2 0.0 6.9 13.1 3.3 3.8

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   LaMarcus Aldridge
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
2016-2Feb 5 @DAL 28 14 10 2 2 2 1 5 11 4 4 0 1 3 7 1
2016-2Feb 3 NOP 34 36 6 1 1 3 2 12 20 12 12 0 0 2 4 3
2016-2Feb 1 ORL 32 28 4 0 0 5 1 9 13 10 12 0 0 1 3 1
2016-1Jan 30 @CLE 26 15 2 0 0 0 0 7 11 1 2 0 0 1 1 3
2016-1Jan 27 HOU 30 25 10 5 0 0 2 9 13 7 7 0 0 6 4 4
2016-1Jan 25 @GSW 25 5 3 1 0 2 3 2 9 1 2 0 1 1 2 1
2016-1Jan 22 @LAL Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 21 @PHO 22 7 5 2 0 0 1 3 9 1 1 0 0 0 5 3
2016-1Jan 17 DAL 27 23 7 1 0 1 0 9 15 5 5 0 0 1 6 1
2016-1Jan 14 CLE 29 6 8 2 0 0 1 2 7 2 2 0 0 2 6 4
2016-1Jan 12 @DET 36 22 13 1 1 0 3 10 19 2 2 0 0 5 8 3
2016-1Jan 11 @BKN 28 25 11 2 0 0 0 12 17 1 1 0 0 4 7 2
2016-1Jan 8 NYK 34 16 9 2 0 0 2 8 17 0 0 0 0 4 5 1
2016-1Jan 6 UTA Did Not Play
2016-1Jan 4 @MIL 30 16 11 1 0 1 1 6 14 4 5 0 0 6 5 2
2016-1Jan 2 HOU 32 24 9 0 2 0 1 10 16 4 4 0 0 2 7 3
2015-12Dec 30 PHO 29 21 12 2 0 1 2 8 12 5 10 0 1 2 10 2
2015-12Dec 28 MIN 27 6 6 1 0 0 3 3 8 0 0 0 0 1 5 5
2015-12Dec 26 DEN 30 12 9 0 0 3 1 6 14 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
2015-12Dec 25 @HOU 36 18 9 2 0 0 1 9 17 0 0 0 0 5 4 3
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2015-12Dec 23 @MIN 29 12 8 0 1 1 2 4 9 4 5 0 1 2 6 2
2015-12Dec 21 IND 27 10 9 1 3 1 0 4 11 2 2 0 0 3 6 2
2015-12Dec 18 LAC 32 26 13 3 0 1 0 11 18 4 6 0 0 2 11 4
2015-12Dec 16 WAS 33 14 6 1 1 0 0 6 12 2 2 0 0 1 5 2
2015-12Dec 14 UTA 24 18 8 0 0 0 1 6 10 6 6 0 0 2 6 1
2015-12Dec 12 @ATL 27 13 6 1 0 1 3 5 9 3 3 0 0 1 5 2
2015-12Dec 11 LAL 27 24 11 3 0 0 2 11 20 2 5 0 0 5 6 0
2015-12Dec 9 @TOR 34 13 7 1 0 1 3 4 10 5 6 0 1 3 4 2
2015-12Dec 7 @PHI 22 26 9 1 0 0 0 11 15 4 4 0 0 0 9 2
2015-12Dec 5 BOS 27 17 8 1 0 1 1 8 15 1 2 0 0 3 5 4
2015-12Dec 3 @MEM 33 18 4 0 0 3 1 7 14 4 6 0 0 2 2 1
2015-12Dec 2 MIL 23 6 9 0 0 5 1 3 10 0 0 0 0 2 7 2
2015-11Nov 30 @CHI 33 21 12 0 0 1 2 10 18 1 3 0 0 1 11 1
2015-11Nov 28 ATL 25 13 6 1 3 2 2 6 15 1 1 0 0 3 3 1
2015-11Nov 27 @DEN 18 8 4 1 0 1 1 4 11 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
2015-11Nov 25 DAL 35 18 7 1 0 1 1 8 17 2 3 0 0 5 2 1
2015-11Nov 23 PHO Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 21 MEM Did Not Play
2015-11Nov 20 @NOP 32 20 11 2 0 1 0 8 18 4 4 0 1 3 8 2
2015-11Nov 18 DEN 32 11 12 1 0 2 0 4 14 3 4 0 0 4 8 2
2015-11Nov 16 POR 34 6 6 1 0 1 0 2 8 2 2 0 0 2 4 3
2015-11Nov 14 PHI 34 17 19 2 0 1 2 5 13 7 8 0 0 7 12 2
2015-11Nov 11 @POR 35 23 6 2 0 1 4 9 18 5 6 0 1 2 4 3
2015-11Nov 9 @SAC 26 16 9 1 0 2 2 7 12 2 2 0 2 0 9 4
2015-11Nov 7 CHA 17 16 5 2 0 0 1 6 10 4 4 0 0 0 5 4
2015-11Nov 4 @WAS 35 10 15 1 1 0 5 4 14 2 2 0 0 4 11 4
2015-11Nov 2 @NYK 32 19 6 0 0 0 2 8 15 3 4 0 0 1 5 1
2015-11Nov 1 @BOS 35 24 14 5 1 1 2 8 18 8 10 0 1 4 10 1
2015-10Oct 30 BKN 30 10 11 4 0 1 1 5 11 0 0 0 0 5 6 0
2015-10Oct 28 @OKC 32 11 5 1 0 1 0 4 12 3 4 0 1 2 3 2
LaMarcus Aldridge Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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LaMarcus Aldridge – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Center

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True Shooting Percentage

54.6%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, LaMarcus Aldridge has a true shooting percentage of 54.6%.

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LaMarcus Aldridge NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2006-07 20 63 36.0 14.6 8.1 0.6 0.6 1.9 0.0 50.3 72.2 1.1 3.7 4.3 0.1 0.0 6.2 12.4 2.1 3.0
2007-08 21 76 36.0 18.3 7.9 1.7 0.7 1.3 0.0 48.4 76.2 1.7 3.0 4.9 0.1 14.3 7.6 15.8 3.1 4.0
2008-09 22 81 36.0 17.6 7.3 1.9 0.9 0.9 0.1 48.4 78.1 1.5 2.8 4.4 0.3 25.0 7.2 14.9 3.1 4.0
2009-10 23 78 36.0 17.2 7.7 2.0 0.8 0.6 0.1 49.5 75.7 1.3 2.4 5.4 0.2 31.3 7.1 14.4 2.8 3.7
2010-11 24 POR 81 36.0 19.8 7.9 1.9 0.9 1.1 0.0 50.0 79.1 1.7 3.1 4.8 0.3 17.4 7.9 15.9 3.9 5.0
2011-12 25 POR 55 36.0 21.5 8.0 2.4 0.9 0.8 0.0 51.2 81.4 2.0 2.7 5.3 0.2 18.2 8.7 17.0 4.0 4.9
2012-13 26 POR 74 36.0 20.1 8.6 2.5 0.8 1.2 0.0 48.4 81.0 1.8 2.3 6.4 0.2 14.3 8.2 17.0 3.6 4.5
2013-14 27 POR 69 36.0 23.1 11.0 2.6 0.9 1.0 0.0 45.8 82.2 1.8 2.4 8.6 0.2 20.0 9.4 20.5 4.3 5.2
2014-15 28 POR 71 36.0 23.8 10.4 1.8 0.7 1.0 0.5 46.6 84.5 1.7 2.5 7.9 1.5 35.2 9.4 20.3 4.4 5.2
2015-16 29 SAS 46 36.0 20.2 10.4 1.6 0.4 1.3 0.0 49.8 82.7 1.7 3.1 7.2 0.3 0.0 8.2 16.4 3.8 4.6
Rest Of Season Projections 30 SAS 31 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for LaMarcus Aldridge
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LaMarcus Aldridge NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2006-07 20 63 1392 565 312 24 22 73 0 50.3 72.2 43 144 168 2 0.0 241 479 83 115
2007-08 21 76 2649 1350 578 122 55 94 1 48.4 76.2 126 220 358 7 14.3 561 1160 227 298
2008-09 22 81 3004 1470 605 157 77 77 7 48.4 78.1 121 234 371 28 25.0 601 1243 261 334
2009-10 23 78 2919 1393 627 160 67 48 5 49.5 75.7 104 192 435 16 31.3 579 1169 230 304
2010-11 24 POR 81 3211 1769 709 170 82 94 4 50.0 79.1 153 278 431 23 17.4 707 1415 351 444
2011-12 25 POR 55 1994 1191 442 134 51 45 2 51.2 81.4 111 150 292 11 18.2 483 943 223 274
2012-13 26 POR 74 2790 1560 670 192 62 91 2 48.4 81.0 143 175 495 14 14.3 638 1318 282 348
2013-14 27 POR 69 2499 1603 765 178 63 68 3 45.8 82.2 123 166 599 15 20.0 652 1423 296 360
2014-15 28 POR 71 2512 1661 726 124 48 68 37 46.6 84.5 122 177 549 105 35.2 659 1415 306 362
2015-16 29 SAS 46 1356 759 390 62 16 48 0 49.8 82.7 64 117 273 12 0.0 308 619 143 173
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LaMarcus Aldridge NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2006-07 20 63 22.1 53.3 50.3 4.0 7.2 0.6 10.8
2007-08 21 76 34.9 52.3 48.4 7.9 8.2 1.0 18.5
2008-09 22 81 37.1 52.9 48.6 9.4 7.3 1.3 19.1
2009-10 23 78 37.4 53.5 49.7 10.2 6.6 1.5 19.6
2010-11 24 POR 81 39.6 54.9 50.1 8.8 7.9 1.1 23.1
2011-12 25 POR 55 36.3 56.0 51.3 10.2 8.5 1.2 22.6
2012-13 26 POR 74 37.7 53.0 48.5 10.6 7.9 1.3 22.8
2013-14 27 POR 69 36.2 50.7 45.9 9.5 6.5 1.4 24.9
2014-15 28 POR 71 35.4 52.8 47.9 6.8 6.7 1.0 23.8
2015-16 29 SAS 46 29.5 54.6 49.8 7.6 7.8 1.0 18.9
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LaMarcus Aldridge: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Aldridge recorded 36 points (12-20 FG, 12-12 FT), six rebounds, three blocks, one assist, and one steal in 34 minutes during the Spurs' 110-97 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday.

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Aldridge scored a season-high 28 points (9-13 FG, 10-13 FT) while swatting five shots and securing four rebounds in 32 minutes during Monday's win over the Magic.

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Aldridge contributed 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 FT) and two rebounds over 26 minutes in Saturday's 117-103 loss to the Cavaliers.

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Aldridge recorded 25 points (9-13 FG, 7-7 FT), 10 rebounds, and five assists in 30 minutes during the Spurs' 130-99 win over the Rockets on Wednesday.

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Aldridge (back) finished with five points (2-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, two blocks, and one assist across 25 minutes in Monday's 120-90 loss to the Warriors.

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Aldridge (back) appears in line to play Monday against the Warriors, CSN Bay Area's Monte Poole reports.

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Aldridge has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Lakers due to back spasms.

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Aldridge recorded 23 points (9-15 FG, 5-5 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, and one block in 27 minutes during the Spurs' 112-83 win versus the Mavericks on Sunday.

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Aldridge registered his 13th double-double of the season, scoring 22 points (10-19 FG, 2-2 FT) while pulling down 13 rebounds during 36 minutes in Tuesday's 109-99 win against the Pistons.

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Aldridge dropped 25 points (12-17 FG, 1-1 FT) to go with 11 rebounds and two assists over 28 minutes in Monday's 106-79 win against the Nets.

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Aldridge scored 16 points (8-17 FG) while adding nine rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes during Friday's win over the Knicks.

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Aldridge (rest) will sit out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

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2015-16

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2014-15

LaMarcus Aldridge has established himself as a perennial All-Star, earning his third consecutive bid in 2013-14 on the backs of a career-best 23.2 points and 11.1 rebounds, while hitting 82 percent from the free-throw line, in 36 minutes per game. In addition to the elevated rate at the charity stripe, he fueled the scoring bump by launching almost three more field goal attempts per contest than his former apex - 20.6 versus 17.8 from the previous season. While he joined former Blazer Sidney Wicks as the sole members in franchise history to average at least 23 points and 11 boards in a single season, Aldridge's own marks settled into the eighth and seventh spots, respectively, on the league leaderboard last season. Unfortunately, Aldridge was unable to avoid the injury bug, missing five outings due to a strained left groin and eight more as a result of a back contusion suffered during a hard fall on his tailbone. Over the last three seasons, Aldridge has sat out at least eight games annually, and 32 total, during that span. His elbow jumper is one of the most unguardable shots in the league, all but guaranteeing 20-point performances on a nightly basis.

2013-14

Aldridge put up elite numbers in a strong 2012-13 season despite various injuries late in the year. The superstar forward posted lofty all-around averages of 21.1 points (48 percent from the field, 81 percent from the line), 9.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.2 blocks in 38 minutes per game. While his field goal percentage took a dip from his previous season (51 percent down to 48 percent), it was likely the result of shifting his offensive focus from the low post to the high post and mid-range area. This did not stop him from being a top fantasy contributor last season, however, as his incredible 81 percent free throw clip gives him a competitive advantage over other power forwards. With Robin Lopez replacing J.J. Hickson at the center spot for this coming season, Aldridge may see more opportunities to score than last season, which could increase his fantasy value even further. Being at the prime of his career, Aldridge is likely to continue being an elite fantasy option in all formats, as long as he can remain healthy.

2012-13

Aldridge put up big numbers for a second consecutive season, averaging 21.7 points on 51.2 percent shooting and 8.0 rebounds per game while leading the Trail Blazers in minutes played. He suffered a hip injury late in the season, but heís been pretty durable throughout his run in Portland. All indications at this point say the hip is fine, and Aldridge has been cleared for five-on-five work. At 27-years-old, weíre looking at an emerging star at power forward entering his prime years. Aldridge is the cornerstone of the franchise as it enters a transitional phase. There was a lot of roster turnover in the offseason, and no bigger change than at head coach, where Terry Stotts will takeover. Stotts is considered a great offensive mind in the NBA, and itíll be interesting to see if he can draw more production from Aldridge. Finding a center to lineup next to Aldridge will be a concern going forward. Aldridge had been anticipating playing with 7-2 Roy Hibbert, whom the Blazers signed to an offer sheet, but the Pacers matched the offer sheet to keep Hibbert. For now, teams can collapse on Aldridge, but heís very polished on the low blocks and has a mid-range game as well. Heíll find his offense, and the team will likely lean on Aldridge with rookie Damian Lillard expected to be the starting point guard.

2011-12

After three years of teasing fantasy owners with his superstar potential, Aldridge finally put together a monster season. The Blazers big man set career-highs in points (21.8), rebounds (8.8) and free-throw percentage (79.1) as the teamís primary scoring option. He also picked up his play on the defensive end of the court, averaging 1.0 steals and tying a career-high with 1.2 blocks per game. A rash of injuries to the Blazersí frontcourt forced Aldridge to log a career-high 39 minutes per game, putting him among the league leaders in playing time. With injury-prone players like Greg Oden and Marcus Camby expected to be on the roster again this season, Aldridge will once again take on a heavy workload. And unlike most of his teammates, Aldridge has been extremely durable, missing just six games over the past three seasons. Brandon Royís long-term future is now up in the air due to chronic injury problems, making Aldridge the new centerpiece of the franchise. At 6-11, 246, the 26-year-old power forward has the size and tools to be one of the better options at his position for years to come. Target him early in drafts with confidence.

2010-11

Aldridge has shown flashes of big-time potential in his first four NBA seasons, but really hasn't developed into the superstar big man some expected him to be. He's a good and efficient scorer (17.9 points per game last season on 49.5 percent shooting from the floor), but doesn't rebound (8.0 per game) or block shots (0.6 per game) as much as someone with his physical tools (7-0, 235) might. His free-throw shooting (a very solid 75.7 percent last season) makes up for some of those shortcomings, however. In years past, some portion of his fantasy value has come when he's filled in at the center spot, but with Marcus Camby re-signed and both Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla expected back this season, the Blazers are particularly deep (if injury-prone) in the middle.

2009-10

While Aldridge hasnít developed into a superstar yet, heís become a very good player, averaging 18.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.2 blocks last season. Heís just 24 years old, so thereís room for further growth, and it appears Greg Odenís presence wonít be a huge hindrance after all, as Odenís offensive game is extremely limited even when heís not injured. Aldridge has nice touch from the charity stripe, hitting 78.1 percent of his free throws last year, but for someone who is 6-11, 240, his work on the boards leaves a lot to be desired. Portlandís roster and offensive philosophy remain mostly the same from last season, and the one main addition of point guard Andre Miller should only create more scoring opportunities for Aldridge. If Oden were actually able to stay healthy and develop a low post game, it might cut into Aldridgeís production, but that scenario doesnít appear all that likely. Aldridge is a safe, if not overly exciting option.

2008-09

The Trailblazersí roster is truly an embarrassment of riches. Brandon Roy was Rookie of the Year and is already one of the most respected floor leaders in the league. Greg Oden makes his much-anticipated and microfracture-delayed debut this season. And no oneís talking about Aldridge, who happens to be one of the best young fours in the Association. Aldridge had an outstanding sophomore season, averaging 17.8 points, 7.6 boards and 1.2 blocks despite playing significant minutes out of position at center. Odenís arrival allows Aldridge to shift to the four spot, where he should be even more dangerous, using his mid-range jumper to shoot over defenders or his quickness to go around Ďem. And with Oden around to backstop the defense, Aldridge may be able to gamble a bit more on defense and rack up better block/steal numbers. One more benefit: Aldridge is on the slight side for a seven-footer and has missed 25 games due to injury in his first two seasons; the shift to the high post means a bit less banging Ė and could cut down on bench time.

2007-08

The second overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft, Aldridge was finishing his rookie season strong (14.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.6 bpg, 52.9% FG in his last 15 games) before being sidelined by a treatable heart condition. Aldridge has returned to the court, though, and was dominant in the Las Vegas Summer League. With 2007 top overall pick Greg Oden out for the season Aldridge is likely to assert himself even more at both ends of the court and will likely be the team's go-to guy in the post. He still has a thin frame for an NBA big man, which makes him an injury concern, but with his length and polished post moves he has the talent to make his name known to the fantasy public by seasonís end.

2006-07

Aldridge is perhaps the most skilled rookie big man this season, and at seven-feet tall he has the height to grow into a legitimate NBA center. Unfortunately, Aldridge has a lot of physical development needed on his thin physique before he is ready to contribute meaningfully on the court. Currently he would get pushed out of his desired position on the block, and defensively he canít match up with the power of NBA big men. Also, Aldridge has just undergone shoulder surgery that will sideline him until after the season begins which will further stunt his development process. At this point he is probably not worth drafting in most league formats, unless it is a very deep and/or keeper league.

2003-04

Aldridge is quick and athletic with some nice moves down in the paint, including a baby hook shot. He has improved on his outside shot. His toughness and efforts down in the paint are major weaknesses. Although he has committed to Texas, he has declared for the draft. Because he doesn't have an agent, he is able to return to Texas if not drafted. However, Aldridge is still projected as a late first round pick.