LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
1 day ago

Aldridge posted 26 points (8-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 10-12 FT), nine rebounds and an assist across 36 minutes in Friday's 104-101 win over the Thunder.

EDGE Analysis

With Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps) still sidelined, Aldridge has emerged as the Spurs' primary offensive threat for the time being, The Spurs looked sluggish early, scoring only 15 points in the first quarter, but they gradually chipped away at the Thunder's lead, ultimately overtaking them for the win. Aldridge's usage and output should remain constant and is viable for starts across all formats.

LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
3 days ago

Aldridge tallied 15 points (5-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 10 rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 98-86 loss to Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Aldridge put up his sixth double-double of the season, but it wasn't enough to get the victory. He has carried a lot of the offensive load this season, and until Kawhi Leonard (quad) returns, there is no reason to believe this will change. He also leads the team in rebounds, blocks and minutes played. Upon Leonard's return to action, Aldridge should see a reduction in output, so his sell-high window remains open for now.

LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
4 days ago

Aldridge dropped a season-high 32 points (12-21 FG, 8-10 FT) in a 97-91 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday. He also added five rebounds, four rebounds and two blocks to his tally in 36 minutes of action.

EDGE Analysis

Aldridge had scored at least 20 points in 10 of his 13 games this season, but these 32 points marked only the second time he's reached the 30-point threshold. What was most encouraging here was his free-throw shooting, as his 10 attempts marked a season-high. Another nice development for Aldridge is his rim protection, as he's on pace to set a career-high with 1.4 blocks per game. With Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker sidelined for the foreseeable future, look for Aldridge to continue to run this offense.

LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
1 week ago

Aldridge went for 20 points (8-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal across 36 minutes in Friday's 94-87 loss to the Bucks.

EDGE Analysis

Aldridge and Giannis Antetokounmpo often fought to a stalemate early on, but the former managed to ultimately generate his fourth 20-point effort over the last five games. However, he also disappeared late in the contest, taking only two shot attempts in the final period. Aldridge has encouragingly had the hot hand over the last three, posting no worse than a 52.6 percent success rate from the field over that span. As long as Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker remain out with quadriceps injuries, Aldridge projects to continue seeing elevated usage.

LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
2 weeks ago

Aldridge posted 24 points (8-22 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocked shots across 36 minutes in Thursday's 112-92 loss to the Warriors.

EDGE Analysis

The absences of Kawhi Leonard (quadriceps) and Tony Parker (quadriceps) are putting a lot of pressure on San Antonio's other starts to produce, and a lot of that has been heaped on Aldridge's shoulders. He's received some help filling the gaps with Pau Gasol and Rudy Gay, but it's been rough going despite their 4-4 record. Until Leonard returns Aldridge will be the focal point on both sides of the ball and has tremendous value in every format, regardless of how the Spurs fare in the game. They'll face an easier matchup against the Hornets in a back-to-back game.

LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
3 weeks ago

Aldridge recorded 24 points (9-14 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), 11 rebounds and one block across 29 minutes in Friday's 114-87 loss to the Magic.

EDGE Analysis

Aldridge was the only bright spot for the Spurs on Friday, collecting his third double-double of the season. After a disappointing end to last season, Aldridge has begun well, averaging 25.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Kawhi Leonard (quad) still has no timetable for his return, and Aldridge is really the only player left on the team capable of putting up big numbers. Look for Aldridge to keep it rolling when they travel to Indiana to face the Pacers on Sunday.

LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
4 weeks ago

Aldridge scored 28 points (12-24 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal across 33 minutes in Saturday's 87-77 victory over the Bulls.

EDGE Analysis

Aldridge continues to be the focal point of the offense with Kawhi Leonard missing the start of the season. He took ten more shots than any other player on the roster, and he looks like the offensive player he was with the Trailblazers before he signed with the Spurs. As the leader of the offense for the foreseeable future, expect big point outputs from Aldridge, with the ability to pull down a double-double on any given night like he did Saturday.

LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
1 month ago

Aldridge tallied 25 points (9-21 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 107-99 win over the Timberwolves.

EDGE Analysis

Aldridge's $72.3 million contract extension meant that Coach Gregg Popovich expects the big man to produce, especially when premier playmaker Kawhi Leonard is absent. That motivation apparently worked, and with no set timetable for a return from Leonard, the team will be leaning on Aldridge in the short-term, making him a great value in most formats. Rudy Gay should also see more time without Leonard, but Aldridge is going to keep producing big stat lines in the meantime. Look for him to have a big game against the hapless Bulls on Saturday.

LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
1 month ago

Aldridge agreed to a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension Monday with the Spurs, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aldridge has seen a sizable drop in production over the course of his two seasons in San Antonio, but the two parties remain committed to each other for at least the near future. In his 2016-17 campaign, Aldridge averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, both of which were his lowest averages since his rookie season back in 2006. The power forward is now entering his 12th NBA season, and the Spurs are sticking with he and Kawhi Leonard as the team's star power for the foreseeable future. Right now, with Leonard (quad) likely out for the start of the season, the team will lean on Aldridge to be their top scorer in their MVP candidate's absence.

LaMarcus Aldridge
PF/C SAS
1 month ago

Aldridge scored 26 points (12-21 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 36 minutes during Friday's preseason win over the Rockets.

EDGE Analysis

Kawhi Leonard's lingering quad injury has put more scoring responsibility on Aldridge, and he's responded with some big numbers in the preseason. The 32-year-old hasn't averaged more than 18.0 points or 8.5 boards a game in two seasons with the Spurs, but he could routinely top that production in the early part of the 2017-18 campaign until Leonard is ready to rejoin the lineup.