The 2019-20 season was Aldridge's 14th in the Association and his fifth with San Antonio. In 53 games out of a possible 63, Aldridge averaged 18.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, a career-high 1.6 blocks and a career-high 1.2 three-pointers per contest. His newfound three-point shooting prowess led to a career-high 53.2 effective field-goal percentage. On Nov. 16, Aldridge delivered 30 points (on 12-of-20 shooting), 13 boards, two assists, a steal and a block during a loss to the Trail Blazers. On Dec. 23, Aldridge turned in a season-high 40 points, plus nine boards and five dimes, during a win at Memphis. He got hot for the last five contests before the All-Star break, averaging 20.7 points to go with 8.3 rebounds and three assists in 34.7 minutes per contest. The biggest change in Aldridge's game was his refined touch from beyond the arc. After shooting a modest 28.3 percent from three-point range over his first 13 seasons in the NBA. Aldridge hit on 38.9 percent of his attempts in 2019-20. All in all, Aldridge drained 61 total three-pointers during the shortened season. Aldridge did not join the Spurs in the NBA bubble due to shoulder surgery.2018
Aldridge had another strong season with the Spurs in 2018-2019 as he nearly averaged a double-double. The Texas product averaged 21.3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, posting his best rebounding figure since his final year with Portland in 2014-2015. The scoring mark led the team, with new teammate DeMar DeRozan just a notch below at 21.2 points per game. While both were probably worthy of All-Star recognition, it was Aldridge who in fact made the Western Conference team for the seventh time in his career. It was his second-straight All-Star Game appearance and third overall as a member of the Spurs. Aldridge was both an effective and efficient scorer, as he shot a career-best 51.9 percent from the field. It was the second-straight year and sixth time overall in his career that he shot better than 50 percent over the course of a season. Aldridge displayed similar effectiveness at the free-throw line, where he shot 84.7 percent. The mark increased his streak of shooting 80 percent or better at the line to eight straight seasons. The 34-year-old rounded out his full stat line in 2018-2019 by averaging 2.4 assists and a career-best 1.3 blocks per game.2017
Aldridge appeared in 75 games for the San Antonio Spurs during the 2017-2018 campaign, his third season with the team. He averaged 23.1 points per contest, just shy of his career high. Aldridge shot over 50.0 percent from the field in a season for the fifth time in his career. He also collected 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 blocked shots per contest. The big man recorded 27 double-doubles during the regular season. Aldridge poured in a career-high 45 points against Utah on Mar. 23. He had 17 outings with at least 30 points. The University of Texas product was named to his sixth All-Star squad. The Spurs once again made the playoffs, with Aldridge accumulating four-straight double-doubles in the first round versus the eventual champion Golden State Warriors. Aldridge was named Second-Team All-NBA for the second time in his career. He finished ninth in MVP voting.2016
In his second campaign with San Antonio, Aldridge played in 72 games and averaged 32.4 minutes per contest. He posted per-game averages of 17.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists. The big man shot 47.7 percent from the field and 81.2 percent from the free-throw line. He also knocked down 23 three-pointers during the campaign, the second most of his career. Defensively, Aldridge averaged 1.2 blocked shots and 0.6 steals per contest. He scored a season-high 33 points against Chicago on Dec. 25, adding nine rebounds in the win. The University of Texas product totaled 18 double-doubles during the campaign. He grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds on four occasions. In one of those performances, he added 26 points and three assists in a victory over Golden State. In the postseason, Aldridge advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in his career. He posted per-game averages of 16.5 points and 7.4 rebounds in 16 playoff contests.2015
After nine seasons with Portland, Aldridge signed with the San Antonio Spurs prior to the 2015-16 campaign. He played in 74 games with his new club, averaging 30.6 minutes per contest. Aldridge continued to be an offensive force with the Spurs, posting per-game averages of 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds. He registered career bests by converting 51.3 percent of his field-goal attempts and 85.8 of his tries from the charity stripe. Aldridge also averaged 1.1 blocked shots per game, marking the fourth straight season in which he averaged at least one swat per contest. He notched 26 double-doubles during the regular season, including a 31-point, 15-rebound effort against Toronto on April 2. The veteran big man was selected to participate in the All-Star Game for the fifth straight season and made the All-NBA Third Team for the third time in his career. He also won his ninth career Player of the Week Award in February. In the postseason, Aldridge started all 10 games for the Spurs as they advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals. He scored 41 points, grabbed eight rebounds and swatted two shots in Game 2 of the second round against Oklahoma City. Though San Antonio ultimately lost the series, Aldridge had a strong playoff run, posting per-game averages of 21.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.2014
Aldridge continued to stake his claim as one of the game's top big men in his ninth season with Portland. The 2006 second-overall draft pick played in 71 games, averaging 35.4 minutes per contest. He ranked seventh in the NBA with a scoring average of 23.4 points per game, establishing his career high. Aldridge also ranked ninth in the league with 10.2 rebounds per contest. For the first time in his career, the big man emerged as a threat from three-point range. He nailed 37 treys during the campaign, eclipsing his total from his first eight seasons combined. Aldridge shot a respectable 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 46.6 percent on field goals overall. He also registered the best mark of his career from the free-throw line, making a fantastic 84.5 percent of his attempts. Aldridge scored a season-high 39 points against Denver on Dec. 2, adding 11 rebounds and two blocks. That performance was one of 39 double-doubles he collected during the campaign. For the fourth year in a row, Aldridge was selected to the Western Conference All-Star squad, scoring a career-best 18 points in the February contest. He was also selected to the All-NBA Second Team for the first time in his career. In the postseason, Aldridge averaged 21.8 points, 11.2 boards and 2.4 blocks in a losing effort during Portland's first-round clash against Memphis.2013
The 2013-14 campaign was memorable for Aldridge. The veteran enjoyed the strongest statistical season of his career, averaging a double-double (23.2 points and 11.1 rebounds) for the first time. Both his scoring and rebounding averages were career highs. Aldridge also averaged 2.6 assists across his 69 games for Portland. Meanwhile, he shot a career-best 82.2 percent from the charity stripe and made 45.8 percent of his field-goal attempts. He recorded a career-high 40 double-doubles during the campaign, including a 31-point effort against Houston on Dec. 12 during which he corralled a personal-best 25 rebounds. That performance was the first in team history in which a player scored at least 30 points while grabbing at least 25 boards. Aldridge poured in a career-high 44 points against Denver on Jan. 23, adding 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. The big man was named to the Western Conference All-Star Team for the third straight season and garnered his second selection to the All-NBA Third Team. Aldridge continued his strong play in the postseason. He totaled 89 points in the first two games of Portland's opening-round series against Houston, leading the Trail Blazers beyond the first round of the playoffs for the first time in his career. Though Portland ultimately bowed out in the Conference Semifinals against San Antonio, Aldridge enjoyed his finest postseason as a pro, posting per-game averages of 26.2 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over 11 contests.2012
In his seventh year with Portland, Aldridge made his second All-Star game. He led the league in two-point attempts (1,304), was sixth in the league in field goals (638), 10th in points (1,560), 18th in defensive rebounds (495) and 19th in both free throws attempted (348) and made (282). He averaged 21.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists. He led the Trailblazers in points and blocks (1.2) per game. In a standout performance against the Pistons, he scored 32 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, nabbed three steals, swatted three shots and dished two assists. Aldridge had a strong March. Between Mar. 12 and Mar. 21, he averaged 27.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 blocks while shooting 53.5 percent from the field and 92.6 percent from the free-throw line.2011
While Portland was beset by injuries during the 2011-12 campaign, Aldridge continued to thrive as the team's go-to offensive option. He played in 55 games during the lockout-shortened season, averaging 36.3 minutes per contest. The 2006 second-overall draft pick nearly matched his numbers from the previous campaign, averaging 21.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and a career-high 2.4 assists per game. He also posted 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per contest. Aldridge had his most efficient shooting season to date, posting career bests with a 51.2 field-goal percentage and 81.4 percent free-throw rate. He registered 13 double-doubles on the campaign, including a 33-point performance against Toronto on Jan. 20 in which he grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds. In recognition of his outstanding play, Aldridge was selected for the Western Conference All-Star Team, a career first.2010
With All-Star teammate Brandon Roy sidelined for much of the 2010-11 campaign, Aldridge emerged as Portland's primary offensive weapon. He started 81 contests, averaging a career-high 39.6 minutes per game (third in the NBA). Aldridge also established career bests with per-game averages of 21.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. Defensively, Aldridge averaged one steal and 1.2 blocks per contest. For the first time since his rookie campaign, he converted at least half of his field-goal attempts, finishing at exactly 50 percent. The big man also converted a career-best 79.1 percent of his free-throw tries. He scored a career-high 40 points against San Antonio on Feb. 1, then topped that with 42 points against Chicago six days later. Those contests were part of a dominant February that earned Aldridge his first Player of the Month award. Aldridge also garnered his first selection to the All-NBA Third Team in recognition of his season-long excellence. The big man excelled in the playoffs as well, averaging 20.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks in a first-round defeat at the hands of the Mavericks.2009
In his fourth season in the league, Aldridge played in 78 games -- all as a starter -- and averaged a career-high 37.4 minutes per contest for the Trail Blazers. Though his scoring average dipped slightly to 17.9 points per game, he averaged career-bests in both rebounds (8.0 per game) and assists (2.1 per game). Meanwhile, Aldridge made 49.5 percent of his shots, his highest mark since his rookie campaign. The University of Texas product logged a career-high 24 double-doubles, including a 28-point, 13-rebound effort against San Antonio on Feb. 4. Aldridge and the Trail Blazers qualified for the playoffs for the second straight campaign, placing as the sixth seed in the Western Conference. In Portland's first-round playoff series against Phoenix, Aldridge averaged 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.8 blocks, but the Blazers were eliminated in six games.2008
Aldridge continued to flourish in his third year with Portland. He played in a career-high 81 games, all as a starter. The big man posted per-game career bests in points (18.1), assists (1.9), steals (1.0) and minutes (37.1). He also averaged 7.5 boards and 1.0 blocked shots per contest. Meanwhile, he tied his career high with a 48.4 field-goal percentage and shot 78.1 percent from the free-throw line, the best mark of his career. He grabbed a career-best 18 rebounds in a win over Oklahoma City on Apr. 3, adding a season-high 35 points. Aldridge got his first taste of the NBA postseason as Portland qualified for the playoffs as the fourth seed in the Western Conference. Though the Trail Blazers fell to Houston in the first round, Aldridge played well, posting averages of 19.5 points, 7.5 boards and 1.7 blocks in the six-game series.2007
Aldridge returned to Portland as a full-time starter in his second season. He opened all 76 games in which he played, averaging 34.9 minutes per contest. Aldridge averaged 17.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocked shots while shooting 48.4 percent from the field and 76.2 percent from the free-throw line. The University of Texas product scored a career-high 36 points against Utah on Dec. 31, converting 12-of-17 shots from the field and 12-of-14 tries from the charity stripe. Aldridge tallied 19 double-doubles during the campaign, including a 22-point effort against the Lakers on April 8 in which he grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds. He finished third in voting for Most Improved Player.2006
Aldridge was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the second overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. His draft rights were traded to the Portland Trail Blazers soon thereafter. Aldridge played in 63 contests during his rookie campaign, averaging 22.1 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-11 forward/center posted per-game averages of 9.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in his first season. He shot 50.3 percent from the field and 72.2 percent from the charity stripe. Aldridge became an everyday starter in March and upped his averages to 14.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game during that month. However, he missed all of April after being diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Following the season, Aldridge was named to the All-Rookie First Team.
June 28, 2006Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft.
July 28, 2006Traded by the Chicago Bulls with a 2007 2nd-round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for Viktor Khryapa and Tyrus Thomas.
October 13, 2009Signed a five-year extension with the Portland Trail Blazers.
July 9, 2015Signed a four-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
October 16, 2017Signed a two-year contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs.
March 25, 2021Released by the Spurs in March of 2021.
March 27, 2021Signed a one-year contract with the Nets in March of 2021.