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30-Year-Old    C,PF    San Antonio Spurs

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

23.4

REB

10.2

AST

1.7

STL

0.7

BLK

1.0

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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...

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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 (thumb) was an active participant during Team USA's two-day minicamp, implying he's healthy three months removed from left thumb surgery to repair a torn ligament.

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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
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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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 34.4 22.6 11.4 0.8 0.6 2.0 1.0 41.3 81.8 2.0 3.4 8.0 3.2 31.3 9.0 21.8 3.6 4.4
Last 10 Games 10 35.3 25.3 10.3 1.1 0.6 1.4 0.8 45.7 73.2 1.6 2.6 7.7 2.7 29.6 10.2 22.3 4.1 5.6
Last 20 Games 20 36.0 24.1 10.4 1.7 0.7 1.1 0.5 44.2 82.0 1.6 2.3 8.1 2.1 23.8 9.3 21.1 5.0 6.1

 

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LaMarcus Aldridge – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #2 Center

1.  LaMarcus Aldridge

XDavid West

2.  Boris Diaw

3.  Tim Duncan

4.  Kawhi Leonard

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True Shooting Percentage

52.8%

True Shooting % in 2014-15

In 2014-15, LaMarcus Aldridge has a true shooting percentage of 52.8%.

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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
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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
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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
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LaMarcus Aldridge 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 2 at LAC                                
Apr 30 LAC                                
Apr 28 at LAC                                
Apr 26 LAC                                
Apr 24 LAC                                
Apr 22 at LAC 42 24 14 1 2 4 4 7 20 9 10 1 2 3 11 3
Apr 19 at LAC 42 32 14 1 0 4 2 13 34 4 5 2 5 7 7 3
Apr 15 at NOP 30 19 8 0 1 1 2 8 24 2 3 1 3 3 5 1
Apr 12 PHO                                
Apr 10 at HOU                                
Apr 8 HOU 29 24 13 1 0 0 0 10 16 3 4 1 4 2 11 1
Apr 7 at OKC                                
Apr 5 GSW                                
Apr 3 DEN 29 14 8 1 0 1 2 7 15 0 0 0 2 2 6 0
Apr 1 at ORL 37 29 6 2 1 0 1 10 22 9 11 0 1 3 3 3
Mar 31 at MIA                                
Mar 29 MEM                                
Mar 27 DAL 35 27 9 1 1 1 0 13 26 1 4 0 2 2 7 2
Mar 25 OKC 36 19 9 0 0 1 4 7 18 5 6 0 2 2 7 1
Mar 24 at DAL                                
Mar 22 at ATL                                
Mar 20 BOS 36 31 10 2 0 1 0 12 24 5 6 2 4 1 9 1
Mar 18 at MIL 37 34 12 2 1 1 1 15 24 3 7 1 2 1 11 2
Mar 17 at NYK                                
Mar 15 MIN 35 24 10 5 0 0 0 9 14 6 8 0 1 0 10 0
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Mar 12 CLE                                
Mar 10 TOR                                
Mar 8 CHI                                
Mar 6 DEN                                
Mar 4 SAC 44 29 9 0 0 1 1 12 30 5 7 0 2 1 8 3
Feb 28 at PHO                                
Feb 27 at SAC 39 29 16 5 1 1 1 10 23 9 10 0 2 7 9 2
Feb 25 at POR 35 11 13 1 1 0 1 5 19 1 2 0 1 2 11 2
Feb 23 at UTA                                
Feb 20 at GSW 34 14 8 2 0 0 0 5 16 4 5 0 0 0 8 2
Feb 19 at LAC                                
Feb 11 at DET 28 18 12 2 1 1 0 6 20 6 6 0 1 1 11 0
Feb 9 at IND                                
Feb 8 at TOR 36 24 5 2 2 2 4 8 17 8 8 0 3 2 3 4
Feb 6 MIA                                
Feb 4 ORL                                
Jan 31 LAC 39 18 13 0 0 0 3 7 18 4 4 0 2 4 9 2
Jan 28 CHA 41 38 11 2 1 2 2 13 23 10 10 2 3 3 8 3
Jan 25 MIL                                
Jan 23 LAL                                
Jan 22 at CHI                                
Jan 20 at DEN                                
Jan 18 UTA                                
Jan 16 POR 35 24 8 3 1 1 3 9 18 6 6 0 0 0 8 1
Jan 14 at CHA 38 37 12 0 1 1 1 14 28 9 9 0 2 4 8 1
Jan 13 at WAS                                
Jan 10 at MIN 36 25 6 3 1 1 3 10 22 4 4 1 1 1 5 3
Jan 9 PHO                                
Jan 6 DET                                
Jan 3 WAS 39 30 12 4 1 2 4 14 25 2 2 0 0 5 7 1
Dec 31 NOP                                
Dec 30 at MEM 41 23 13 2 0 1 2 10 19 3 5 0 0 2 11 2
Dec 28 HOU                                
Dec 26 at NOP                                
Dec 25 OKC                                
Dec 22 LAC                                
Dec 20 at DAL 29 27 12 2 3 2 1 12 20 3 3 0 1 2 10 1
Dec 19 POR 52 32 16 0 5 2 3 13 27 5 5 1 3 5 11 3
Dec 17 MEM 35 23 15 2 0 1 2 10 19 3 4 0 1 6 9 3
Dec 15 at POR 33 23 14 1 1 0 3 10 21 3 3 0 0 5 9 2
Dec 14 at DEN                                
Dec 12 LAL 39 35 9 2 1 2 0 15 24 4 4 1 1 2 7 3
Dec 10 NYK 38 10 9 1 0 2 5 3 14 3 4 1 3 3 6 2
Dec 9 at UTA 37 23 11 1 1 2 3 8 21 6 6 1 1 3 8 2
Dec 6 MIN                                
Dec 5 at MEM                                
Dec 3 at BKN                                
Dec 1 at PHI                                
Nov 30 at BOS 36 26 15 2 0 0 1 11 17 4 4 0 0 3 12 3
Nov 28 SAC 36 19 10 2 2 2 3 7 19 5 6 0 1 3 7 2
Nov 26 IND 35 9 14 2 0 3 1 3 18 3 6 0 0 1 13 0
Nov 22 BKN                                
Nov 21 at MIN 28 16 9 4 1 2 0 6 13 2 3 2 2 3 6 1
Nov 19 at CLE                                
Nov 17 PHI 37 22 9 2 1 0 0 9 18 4 4 0 0 2 7 0
Nov 15 at SAC                                
Nov 14 at LAL                                
Nov 11 at GSW 39 25 14 3 0 0 0 10 21 5 5 0 0 4 10 1
Nov 10 at LAC                                
Nov 8 NOP 39 21 10 2 0 0 1 7 22 6 6 1 2 2 8 4
Nov 6 at HOU 30 20 7 0 0 0 1 10 16 0 1 0 1 2 5 2
Nov 5 ATL                                
Oct 31 at PHO 38 22 4 3 0 2 1 7 18 7 8 1 3 1 3 2
Oct 28 DAL                                

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LaMarcus Aldridge: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Aldridge believes his minutes won't see a drastic reduction under coach Gregg Popovich, Basketball Insiders reports. "Itís not going to be any different than Portland as far as minutes because I just turned 30," Aldridge said. "So he's going to try and manage my minutes, but I'm still going to play a lot."

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Aldridge will sign a four-year, $80 million contract with the Spurs, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Aldridge could return to the Trail Blazers as an unrestricted free agent, The Oregonian reports.

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Aldridge has apparently informed the Trail Blazers that he will not return to Portland next season, The Columbian reports.

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Aldridge underwent surgery Monday to repair to repair the torn ligament in his left thumb, which will require eight weeks of recovery, the Blazers' official site reports.

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Aldridge will undergo an evaluation on his left hand in the near future, The Oregonian reports.

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Aldridge scored 14 points (5-18 FG, 4-5 FT) with nine rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 40 minutes during Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Grizzlies.

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Aldridge said he does not regret delaying thumb surgery, but he noted that he's still bothered by the injury, Michael Wallace of ESPN reports.

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Aldridge accrued 18 points (6-22 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 12 rebounds, and one assist in 40 minutes during Monday's victory against the Grizzlies.

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Aldridge scored 24 points (7-20 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 9-10 FT) with 14 rebounds, four blocks and two steals in 42 minutes during Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Grizzlies.

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Aldridge had a monster performance in a Game 1 loss to the Grizzlies, posting 32 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, and four blocks in 42 minutes of action.

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Aldridge (foot) scored 19 points (8-24 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT) with eight rebounds, a steal and a block in 30 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Mavericks.

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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.