Adrian and Neil break down the four games from Thursday night. Aldridge comes up big in a double OT win over the Thunder. Russ dishes out 24 assists in a losing effort. Bryn Forbes continues…
January 18, 2019, 10:56 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points on 8-for-20 from the field and added nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks and four turnovers in Friday’s road win over the Wolves.
L.A. keeps rolling after a slow start and his top-20 play over the last two months is making owners very happy. Davis Bertans added 11 points, three 3s, six boards and a block in 29 minutes and has been a very quiet top-120 play over the same span, with a very heavy lean towards roto formats.
January 14, 2019, 10:56 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge stayed hot in Monday's 93-108 loss to the Hornets with 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting with 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block.
Aldridge led the Spurs in scoring and efficiency and it's thanks to his decreased attempts from deep. Over his past 10 games, Aldridge has only attempted two shots from deep and the last time he made a 3-pointer was on December 21st against the Wolves. He's shooting .596 from the field in January and .510 on the season so owners are happy about his move away from 3-point land.
January 12, 2019, 10:37 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
Coming off a 56-point career night Thursday (2OT), LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the realm of mortals on Saturday, producing a more average line with 17 points, nine boards, three dimes and a steal.
Obviously, this line would pale in comparison to Thursday's explosion but the good news is that Aldridge is finally returning to a level closer to his 2017-18 rejuvenated form with his arrow pointing up.
January 11, 2019, 1:15 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge dominated the Thunder in Thursday's 154-147 2OT win on Thursday with 56 points on 20-for-33 shooting with nine boards, four assists and four blocks.
Aldridge had a career-high 56 points tonight and was an absolute force down low. He was hitting shots from all over the floor and tonight we got a flashback of what he did to Houston in the playoffs back when he was on the Blazers. LMA also went a perfect 16-for-16 at the line to cap off his best game of the season.
January 9, 2019, 10:27 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs scored just 86 points in Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies, with LaMarcus Aldridge scoring just 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting in 30 minutes.
Aldridge added seven boards and a block. DeMar DeRozan was also below his usual standards with nine points, five boards, four assists and a steal on 4-for-15 from the field. San Antonio's leading scorers tonight were Marco Belinelli and Bryn Forbes with 14 apiece, and it's safe to say that's not a winning formula. Don't let this clunker sway your opinion of any of the Spurs going forward.
January 7, 2019, 9:46 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting to go with six rebounds, two assists and a block on Monday.
Aldridge made easy work of the Pistons and has been on a roll lately as the Spurs are winners of five straight. During that stretch he's averaging 27.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.0 blocks on .630 shooting. The Spurs have surged from near the bottom of the Western Conference to the fifth seed as of now thanks to LMA's play.
January 6, 2019, 12:44 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 points and a season-high seven assists in the 108-88 blowout win over the Grizzlies on Saturday night.
Aldridge had a serviceable line in an otherwise uneventful blowout win against the Grizzlies. He'll look to continue putting up top-50 value the rest of the way with a bit of top-35 upside.
January 3, 2019, 11:07 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge went 10-of-13 from the field to finish Thursday's victory with 23 points, two rebounds and five assists.
Aldridge had an easy night with the Raptors down Jonas Valanciunas, as Serge Ibaka just doesn't have the strength and Greg Monroe doesn't have the length to make life difficult for LMA. He was getting to his spots with ease and hit "his" shots over and over. Expect early-middle round numbers the rest of the way.
December 31, 2018, 9:41 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 32 points on 13-of-23 shooting (6-of-7 FTs) with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and three blocks in the Spurs' 120-111 win over the Celtics on Monday.
Aldridge has been more or less as advertised, even if we faded him a bit this season as we normally do. With the Spurs so banged up he has climbed up over the top-50 mark, and as usual we'll wonder if he can and will defy the odometer that he has run up over the years.
December 30, 2018, 1:02 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 38 points on 14-of-23 shooting with seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks in Saturday's win over the Clippers.
Aldridge is rolling along as a top-50 guy and that's as good as owners could hope for. There's a lot of mileage on the big man, though he has mostly turned injury concerns away in recent year. As long as the Spurs are competitive he has a great shot at keeping along this trajectory.
December 29, 2018, 12:04 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge hit half of his 22 shots to finish with 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Nuggets.
Nothing too crazy out of Aldridge, whose slow start to the year is long forgotten now. We wouldn't expect him to keep posting top-30 returns (as he has the past month) so a sell-high deal isn't a bad idea, but his overall value around the top-50 feels about right.
December 26, 2018, 11:21 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge put up 27 points on 13-of-19 shooting in a win over the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Aldridge added four rebounds, two assists and one steal to the box score. He is just outside the top-50 and has been top-30 over the past month. His buy-low window from earlier in the season is definitely closed and he is back to returning early-round value.
December 22, 2018, 12:44 amLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge was slowed by a bit of foul trouble on Friday and tallied just 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with nine rebounds, four assists, one trey and one blocked shot.
The game was under control early and the Spurs let their bench players clean house. Davis Bertans dropped 15 points (five 3s) with five rebounds, one assist and one steal. LMA should shake this off and get back on track soon as he had an upward pointing arrow in recent games.
December 19, 2018, 9:14 pmLaMarcus Aldridge - F - San Antonio Spurs
Despite logging less than 30 minutes, LaMarcus Aldridge led all Spurs' players in scoring on Wednesday with 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and two steals.
LMA's shooting efficiency has returned and his arrow is pointing up. He's steadily making his way towards his 2017-18 form so now is the time to make a play to acquire him.