December 31, 2019, 10:27 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge had another great fantasy line with 17 points (7-for-13 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs), 12 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and a 3-pointer in 38 minutes in a 117-113 overtime win over the Warriors on Tuesday.
Over the last month, Aldridge is the 15th/7th-ranked player (8-cat/9-cat). Put aside any bias you have against 34-year-old players and embrace LMA. This is his third straight season putting up third-round value or better.
December 29, 2019, 12:45 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge hit a career-high five 3-pointers en route to 25 points, 12 rebounds, a steal and two blocks against the Pistons on Saturday.
It's been a big week for Aldridge, who dropped a season-high 40 points on Monday. The big man now has nine triples over his last three games despite only averaging 0.6 per contest — and he's never averaged more than 0.5 in a full season. It's a blip on the radar but fantasy players will take it, as it's not like Aldridge will slip out of early-round value even when the threes vanish.
December 23, 2019, 11:00 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge dropped a season-high 40 points on 17-of-25 shooting while adding nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three triples.
Aldridge had a monster game and carried his team past the Grizzlies in a much needed win on Monday. He's one of the most conistsent players with the safest role in the Spurs.
December 19, 2019, 11:05 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge was solid in a win over the Nets on Thursday, finishing with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots in 32 minutes.
Aldridge is an ageless wonder and will continue to be one of the most steady fantasy assets in the game. Unfortunately, his presence is bad news for Jakob Poeltl, who has a fantasy-friendly game that just can't be unleashed in limited minutes. Poeltl blocked three shots in 16 minutes and remains a blocks specialist.
December 16, 2019, 10:38 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge put forth his best effort in Monday's 107-109 loss to the Rockets with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go with 14 boards, four assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer.
Aldridge did his best to keep the Spurs in the game, but the 3-point shots from his teammates just kept rimming out. He was fine on the glass and provided some crucial buckets late in the fourth, but it just wasn't enough. He's as steady as they come and with the report that not many teams are interested in trading him, his value is safe.
December 16, 2019, 4:27 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that there is little interest from NBA teams in trading for the contracts of DeMar DeRozan or LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Spurs are sitting on a 10-15 record, but there's no sign that they're willing to blow up the team and commit to a rebuild just yet. Both DeRozan and Aldridge are set to be unrestricted free agents after the 2021 season and could be of use to contenders in the mean time, but their contracts may preclude any in-season trades this season. Woj cautions that that position could change if the Spurs keep losing, but as it stands, both players would be more attractive assets on the trade market next season playing on expiring deals. Right now, fantasy managers of either players can confidently ride out the season with the knowledge that it's hard to envision their rest-of-season scenarios changing given this news and the fact that coach Gregg Popovich has historically expressed reluctance to the idea of rebuilding. If the Spurs do blow it up, they'd be one of the more fun teams to watch with Dejounte Murray, Derrick White and Lonnie Walker IV in featured roles.
December 14, 2019, 8:21 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge posted a well-rounded line in Saturday's OT win over the Suns, dropping 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting with seven rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer, one steal and three blocks.
LMA is on cruise control at this stage of the season, delivering reliable albeit boring mid-round value. Snore-sound all you want, but Aldridge does enough to get the work done and deliver those fantasy wins.
December 12, 2019, 11:27 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge double-doubled in Thursday's 109-117 loss to the Cavs with 18 points and 10 boards while chipping in three assists and a block.
Aldridge went 6-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-8 at the line in a game that wasn't his prettiest from an efficiency standpoint. The Spurs lost at home to the Cavs and are still figuring things out, but Aldirdge continues to churn out double-doubles and is producing top-30 value on the year. Father Time hasn't won yet.
December 7, 2019, 12:28 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge returned from a two-game absence on Friday night and picked up where he left off with 19 points, 13 rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer against the Kings.
Aldridge played 35 minutes so it didn't look like he was limited at all. Get the big man back in all lineups.
December 6, 2019, 1:16 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (sore thigh) will be available to play vs. the Kings on Friday.
He'll return after missing his last two matchups and both Jakob Poeltl and Trey Lyles will go back to seeing reduced roles. Feel free to fire Aldridge up in all lineups once again.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
December 5, 2019, 5:40 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge is questionable ahead of Friday's matchup against the Kings as he nurses a sore thigh.
If Aldridge ends up sitting out Friday, it will mark his third consecutive absence. Jakob Pötl and Trey Lyles will likely see additional minutes if he does sit out.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 3, 2019, 1:00 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (thigh soreness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup with the Rockets.
Well, that was quick. Aldridge must not have felt right after going through shootaround and will miss a second straight game. Rudy Gay should draw the start at PF again, while he and Jakob Poeltl should see extra run.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter
December 3, 2019, 12:31 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (thigh soreness) participated in Tuesday's shootaround ahead of the Spurs matchup with the Rockets.
Aldridge was recently upgraded to questionable for this game after sitting out on Sunday, and his participation bodes well for a chance to return. Check back closer to game time for a more concrete status.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
December 2, 2019, 4:26 pmLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge (right thigh soreness) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game.
Aldridge didn't play on Sunday but could be available on Tuesday against the Rockets. Rudy Gay should continue to start if he can't suit up with Jakob Poeltl taking over at center. The Spurs certainly miss Aldridge's scoring and shot blocking ability when he is out of the lineup.
Source: Cayleigh Griffin on Twitter
December 1, 2019, 3:56 pmJakob PoeltlC, San Antonio Spurs
Jakob Poeltl will start at center for the LaMarcus Aldridge in Sunday's game versus the Pistons.
Aldridge is dealing with right thigh soreness and will miss his first game of the season. The Spurs are going to need good run from Poeltl should see solid run with Aldridge out and the Spurs will need his size going against Andre Drummond. Rudy Gay is expected to draw another start at the four.
Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter