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Cole Aldrich

Cole David Aldrich ▪ Twitter: @colea45

Position: Center ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-11 ▪ Weight: 245 lbs.
Born: October 31, 1988 in Burnsville, Minnesota
High School: Thomas Jefferson in Bloomington, Minnesota
Recruiting Rank: 2007 (23)
College: University of Kansas
Draft: New Orleans Hornets, 1st round (11th pick, 11th overall), 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 31, 2010
Age: 25 years, 168 days ▪ Experience: 3 years
D-League: 21 G, 10.3 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.3 APG (Full Record)

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2010-11 22 OKC NBA C 18 0 142 8 15 .533 0 0 8 15 .533 2 4 .500 13 22 35 4 5 7 8 30 18
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 26 0 173 22 42 .524 0 0 22 42 .524 13 14 .929 13 35 48 3 8 16 9 22 57
2012-13 24 TOT NBA C 45 0 388 44 80 .550 0 0 44 80 .550 12 20 .600 30 90 120 9 5 23 23 60 100
2012-13 24 HOU NBA C 30 0 213 23 43 .535 0 0 23 43 .535 4 9 .444 12 45 57 6 3 9 14 41 50
2012-13 24 SAC NBA C 15 0 175 21 37 .568 0 0 21 37 .568 8 11 .727 18 45 63 3 2 14 9 19 50
2013-14 25 NYK NBA C 46 2 330 33 61 .541 0 0 33 61 .541 26 30 .867 37 92 129 14 8 30 18 40 92
Career NBA 135 2 1033 107 198 .540 0 0 107 198 .540 53 68 .779 93 239 332 30 26 76 58 152 267
1 season NYK NBA 46 2 330 33 61 .541 0 0 33 61 .541 26 30 .867 37 92 129 14 8 30 18 40 92
2 seasons OKC NBA 44 0 315 30 57 .526 0 0 30 57 .526 15 18 .833 26 57 83 7 13 23 17 52 75
1 season HOU NBA 30 0 213 23 43 .535 0 0 23 43 .535 4 9 .444 12 45 57 6 3 9 14 41 50
1 season SAC NBA 15 0 175 21 37 .568 0 0 21 37 .568 8 11 .727 18 45 63 3 2 14 9 19 50

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2010-11 22 OKC NBA C 18 0 7.9 0.4 0.8 .533 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.8 .533 0.1 0.2 .500 0.7 1.2 1.9 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 1.7 1.0
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 26 0 6.7 0.8 1.6 .524 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.6 .524 0.5 0.5 .929 0.5 1.3 1.8 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.8 2.2
2012-13 24 TOT NBA C 45 0 8.6 1.0 1.8 .550 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.8 .550 0.3 0.4 .600 0.7 2.0 2.7 0.2 0.1 0.5 0.5 1.3 2.2
2012-13 24 HOU NBA C 30 0 7.1 0.8 1.4 .535 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.4 .535 0.1 0.3 .444 0.4 1.5 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.5 1.4 1.7
2012-13 24 SAC NBA C 15 0 11.7 1.4 2.5 .568 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.5 .568 0.5 0.7 .727 1.2 3.0 4.2 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.6 1.3 3.3
2013-14 25 NYK NBA C 46 2 7.2 0.7 1.3 .541 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.3 .541 0.6 0.7 .867 0.8 2.0 2.8 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.9 2.0
Career NBA 135 2 7.7 0.8 1.5 .540 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.5 .540 0.4 0.5 .779 0.7 1.8 2.5 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.4 1.1 2.0
1 season NYK NBA 46 2 7.2 0.7 1.3 .541 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.3 .541 0.6 0.7 .867 0.8 2.0 2.8 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.4 0.9 2.0
2 seasons OKC NBA 44 0 7.2 0.7 1.3 .526 0.0 0.0 0.7 1.3 .526 0.3 0.4 .833 0.6 1.3 1.9 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.4 1.2 1.7
1 season HOU NBA 30 0 7.1 0.8 1.4 .535 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.4 .535 0.1 0.3 .444 0.4 1.5 1.9 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.5 1.4 1.7
1 season SAC NBA 15 0 11.7 1.4 2.5 .568 0.0 0.0 1.4 2.5 .568 0.5 0.7 .727 1.2 3.0 4.2 0.2 0.1 0.9 0.6 1.3 3.3

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2010-11 22 OKC NBA C 18 0 142 2.0 3.8 .533 0.0 0.0 2.0 3.8 .533 0.5 1.0 .500 3.3 5.6 8.9 1.0 1.3 1.8 2.0 7.6 4.6
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 26 0 173 4.6 8.7 .524 0.0 0.0 4.6 8.7 .524 2.7 2.9 .929 2.7 7.3 10.0 0.6 1.7 3.3 1.9 4.6 11.9
2012-13 24 TOT NBA C 45 0 388 4.1 7.4 .550 0.0 0.0 4.1 7.4 .550 1.1 1.9 .600 2.8 8.4 11.1 0.8 0.5 2.1 2.1 5.6 9.3
2012-13 24 HOU NBA C 30 0 213 3.9 7.3 .535 0.0 0.0 3.9 7.3 .535 0.7 1.5 .444 2.0 7.6 9.6 1.0 0.5 1.5 2.4 6.9 8.5
2012-13 24 SAC NBA C 15 0 175 4.3 7.6 .568 0.0 0.0 4.3 7.6 .568 1.6 2.3 .727 3.7 9.3 13.0 0.6 0.4 2.9 1.9 3.9 10.3
2013-14 25 NYK NBA C 46 2 330 3.6 6.7 .541 0.0 0.0 3.6 6.7 .541 2.8 3.3 .867 4.0 10.0 14.1 1.5 0.9 3.3 2.0 4.4 10.0
Career NBA 135 2 1033 3.7 6.9 .540 0.0 0.0 3.7 6.9 .540 1.8 2.4 .779 3.2 8.3 11.6 1.0 0.9 2.6 2.0 5.3 9.3
1 season NYK NBA 46 2 330 3.6 6.7 .541 0.0 0.0 3.6 6.7 .541 2.8 3.3 .867 4.0 10.0 14.1 1.5 0.9 3.3 2.0 4.4 10.0
2 seasons OKC NBA 44 0 315 3.4 6.5 .526 0.0 0.0 3.4 6.5 .526 1.7 2.1 .833 3.0 6.5 9.5 0.8 1.5 2.6 1.9 5.9 8.6
1 season HOU NBA 30 0 213 3.9 7.3 .535 0.0 0.0 3.9 7.3 .535 0.7 1.5 .444 2.0 7.6 9.6 1.0 0.5 1.5 2.4 6.9 8.5
1 season SAC NBA 15 0 175 4.3 7.6 .568 0.0 0.0 4.3 7.6 .568 1.6 2.3 .727 3.7 9.3 13.0 0.6 0.4 2.9 1.9 3.9 10.3

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
2010-11 22 OKC NBA C 18 142 7.0 .537 .533 .267 .000 11.1 17.5 14.4 4.0 1.8 3.6 32.3 7.9 98 104 0.0 0.2 0.2 .066
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 26 173 17.7 .592 .524 .333 .000 9.2 21.6 15.8 2.7 2.4 6.7 15.7 14.9 113 96 0.3 0.4 0.6 .176
2012-13 24 TOT NBA C 45 388 11.1 .563 .550 .250 .000 8.7 26.7 17.7 3.4 0.7 4.6 20.6 12.7 102 105 0.1 0.4 0.6 .070
2012-13 24 HOU NBA C 30 213 7.3 .532 .535 .209 .000 6.5 23.7 15.2 4.1 0.7 3.2 23.0 12.5 92 105 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .038
2012-13 24 SAC NBA C 15 175 15.7 .598 .568 .297 .000 11.5 30.4 20.7 2.6 0.6 6.3 17.7 12.9 112 106 0.2 0.2 0.4 .109
2013-14 25 NYK NBA C 46 330 19.1 .620 .541 .492 .000 12.8 33.8 23.0 6.4 1.3 8.1 19.5 13.0 120 100 0.6 0.6 1.2 .178
Career NBA 135 1033 14.2 .586 .540 .343 .000 10.4 26.8 18.6 4.3 1.3 5.9 20.3 12.5 110 102 1.0 1.6 2.6 .122
1 season NYK NBA 46 330 19.1 .620 .541 .492 .000 12.8 33.8 23.0 6.4 1.3 8.1 19.5 13.0 120 100 0.6 0.6 1.2 .178
2 seasons OKC NBA 44 315 12.9 .578 .526 .316 .000 10.1 19.8 15.2 3.3 2.1 5.3 20.8 11.8 108 100 0.3 0.6 0.8 .126
1 season HOU NBA 30 213 7.3 .532 .535 .209 .000 6.5 23.7 15.2 4.1 0.7 3.2 23.0 12.5 92 105 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .038
1 season SAC NBA 15 175 15.7 .598 .568 .297 .000 11.5 30.4 20.7 2.6 0.6 6.3 17.7 12.9 112 106 0.2 0.2 0.4 .109

Shooting data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-04-16

Shooting

2-Pt Field Goals 3-Pt Field Goals
% of FGA by Distance FG% by Distance Dunks Corner Heaves
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP FG% Dist. 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P %Ast'd %FGA Md. %Ast'd %3PA 3P% Att. Md.
2010-11 22 OKC NBA C 18 142 .533 3.8 1.000 .400 .600 .000 .000 .000 .533 1.000 .222 .375 .333 5 0 0
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 26 173 .524 3.6 1.000 .548 .429 .024 .000 .000 .524 .696 .333 .000 .773 .333 13 0 0
2012-13 24 TOT NBA C 45 388 .550 3.7 1.000 .550 .438 .013 .000 .000 .550 .682 .371 1.000 .636 .250 16 0 0
2012-13 24 HOU NBA C 30 213 .535 4.2 1.000 .512 .465 .023 .000 .000 .535 .636 .400 1.000 .783 .256 8 0 0
2012-13 24 SAC NBA C 15 175 .568 3.0 1.000 .595 .405 .000 .000 .000 .568 .727 .333 .476 .243 8 0 0
2013-14 25 NYK NBA C 46 330 .541 3.4 1.000 .492 .508 .000 .000 .000 .541 .633 .452 .545 .131 7 0 0
Career NBA 135 1033 .540 3.6 1.000 .520 .470 .010 .000 .000 .540 .689 .376 .500 .617 .237 41 0 0
1 season NYK NBA 46 330 .541 3.4 1.000 .492 .508 .000 .000 .000 .541 .633 .452 .545 .131 7 0 0
2 seasons OKC NBA 44 315 .526 3.6 1.000 .509 .474 .018 .000 .000 .526 .759 .296 .000 .667 .333 18 0 0
1 season HOU NBA 30 213 .535 4.2 1.000 .512 .465 .023 .000 .000 .535 .636 .400 1.000 .783 .256 8 0 0
1 season SAC NBA 15 175 .568 3.0 1.000 .595 .405 .000 .000 .000 .568 .727 .333 .476 .243 8 0 0

Play-by-play data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-04-16

Play-by-Play

Position Estimate +/- Per 100 Poss. Turnovers
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PG% SG% SF% PF% C% On Court On-Off Off. Foul Bad Pass Lost Ball Other PGA And-1 SF Drawn FGA Blkd
2010-11 22 OKC NBA C 18 142 12% 88% +2.9 -1.3 2 2 1 3 10 0 2 2
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 26 173 1% 99% -6.9 -14.4 0 3 5 1 6 0 4 4
2012-13 24 TOT NBA C 45 388 2% 98% +1.5 +2.5 6 8 6 3 22 2 7 8
2012-13 24 HOU NBA C 30 213 2% 98% -5.4 -9.6 5 5 3 1 16 1 4 3
2012-13 24 SAC NBA C 15 175 1% 99% +10.0 +16.1 1 3 3 2 6 1 3 5
2013-14 25 NYK NBA C 46 330 100% -1.6 -0.5 6 3 6 3 33 2 12 4
Career NBA 135 1033 2% 98% -0.7 -1.8 14 16 18 10 71 4 25 18
1 season NYK NBA 46 330 100% -1.6 -0.5 6 3 6 3 33 2 12 4
2 seasons OKC NBA 44 315 6% 94% -2.5 -8.5 2 5 6 4 16 0 6 6
1 season HOU NBA 30 213 2% 98% -5.4 -9.6 5 5 3 1 16 1 4 3
1 season SAC NBA 15 175 1% 99% +10.0 +16.1 1 3 3 2 6 1 3 5

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 5 0 25 4 9 .444 0 0 4 9 .444 2 4 .500 5 8 13 0 0 0 0 3 10
Career NBA 5 0 25 4 9 .444 0 0 4 9 .444 2 4 .500 5 8 13 0 0 0 0 3 10
1 season OKC NBA 5 0 25 4 9 .444 0 0 4 9 .444 2 4 .500 5 8 13 0 0 0 0 3 10

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 5 0 5.0 0.8 1.8 .444 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.8 .444 0.4 0.8 .500 1.0 1.6 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.0
Career NBA 5 0 5.0 0.8 1.8 .444 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.8 .444 0.4 0.8 .500 1.0 1.6 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.0
1 season OKC NBA 5 0 5.0 0.8 1.8 .444 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.8 .444 0.4 0.8 .500 1.0 1.6 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 5 0 25 5.8 13.0 .444 0.0 0.0 5.8 13.0 .444 2.9 5.8 .500 7.2 11.5 18.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 14.4
Career NBA 5 0 25 5.8 13.0 .444 0.0 0.0 5.8 13.0 .444 2.9 5.8 .500 7.2 11.5 18.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 14.4
1 season OKC NBA 5 0 25 5.8 13.0 .444 0.0 0.0 5.8 13.0 .444 2.9 5.8 .500 7.2 11.5 18.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.3 14.4

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 5 25 19.8 .465 .444 .444 .000 24.4 37.7 31.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.2 118 107 0.1 0.0 0.1 .177
Career NBA 5 25 19.8 .465 .444 .444 .000 24.4 37.7 31.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.2 118 107 0.1 0.0 0.1 .177
1 season OKC NBA 5 25 19.8 .465 .444 .444 .000 24.4 37.7 31.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.2 118 107 0.1 0.0 0.1 .177

Shooting data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-04-16

Playoffs Shooting

2-Pt Field Goals 3-Pt Field Goals
% of FGA by Distance FG% by Distance Dunks Corner Heaves
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP FG% Dist. 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P 2P 0-3 3-10 10-16 16 <3 3P %Ast'd %FGA Md. %Ast'd %3PA 3P% Att. Md.
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 5 25 .444 2.9 1.000 .667 .333 .000 .000 .000 .444 .500 .333 .250 .222 2 0 0
Career NBA 5 25 .444 2.9 1.000 .667 .333 .000 .000 .000 .444 .500 .333 .250 .222 2 0 0
1 season OKC NBA 5 25 .444 2.9 1.000 .667 .333 .000 .000 .000 .444 .500 .333 .250 .222 2 0 0

Play-by-play data is available as of the 2000-01 season  ▪  Minor differences with official season totals may exist
Data in this table is current for games through 2014-04-16

Playoffs Play-by-Play

Totals Position Estimate +/- Per 100 Poss. Turnovers
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PG% SG% SF% PF% C% On Court On-Off Off. Foul Bad Pass Lost Ball Other PGA And-1 SF Drawn FGA Blkd
2011-12 23 OKC NBA C 5 25 100% -22.3 -26.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Career NBA 5 25 100% -22.3 -26.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
1 season OKC NBA 5 25 100% -22.3 -26.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 3 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3
Cole Aldrich 0.6 0.6 0.2
Steve Scheffler 93.7 0.6 0.6 0.3
Connie Dierking 82.3 0.7 0.5 0.1
Melvin Ely 73.5 0.8 0.4 0.1
Dave Feitl 71.8 0.5 0.4 0.3
Eric Riley 71.8 0.6 0.5 0.4
Todd Fuller 69.7 0.7 0.7 0.6
Keith Closs 69.5 1.1 0.6 0.2
Bill Wennington 68.0 0.9 0.5 0.4
Dave Newmark 67.8 0.8 0.7 0.4
Olumide Oyedeji 65.2 0.4 0.4 0.3
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4 5
Cole Aldrich 0.6 0.6 0.2
Jabari Smith 86.4 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.0
Hamed Haddadi 80.5 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.0
Mamadou N'Diaye 75.3 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0
Keith Closs 69.5 1.1 0.6 0.2
Shawnelle Scott 68.6 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.2
Dave Newmark 67.8 0.8 0.7 0.4
Olumide Oyedeji 65.2 0.4 0.4 0.3
Todd Fuller 59.2 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.0
Dave Feitl 59.0 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1
Kyrylo Fesenko 58.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.0 -0.1

College

Light text indicates college freshman or JV participant
Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
2007-08 19 KANSAS 40 330 43 83 0 0 26 38 34 119 5 11 34 21 48 112 .518 .684 8.3 2.8 3.0 0.1
2008-09 20 KANSAS 35 1037 199 333 0 0 122 154 106 387 36 21 94 56 90 520 .598 .792 29.6 14.9 11.1 1.0
2009-10 21 KANSAS 36 963 149 265 0 0 108 159 110 354 31 27 125 56 92 406 .562 .679 26.8 11.3 9.8 0.9
Career 111 2330 391 681 0 0 256 351 250 860 72 59 253 133 230 1038 .574 .729 21.0 9.4 7.7 0.6

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Honors
2007 McDonald's All American
2009-10 NCAA AP All-America (3rd)

Transactions

June 24, 2010: Drafted by the New Orleans Hornets in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2010 NBA Draft.

June 24, 2010: Traded by the New Orleans Hornets with Morris Peterson to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Craig Brackins and Quincy Pondexter.

November 24, 2010: Assigned to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.

December 6, 2010: Recalled from the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.

December 30, 2010: Assigned to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.

February 2, 2011: Recalled from the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.

March 30, 2011: Assigned to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.

April 13, 2011: Recalled from the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.

October 27, 2012: Traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder with Daequan Cook, James Harden and Lazar Hayward to the Houston Rockets for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin, a 2013 1st round draft pick (Steven Adams was later selected), a future 1st round draft pick and a future 2nd round draft pick.

February 20, 2013: Traded by the Houston Rockets with Toney Douglas, Patrick Patterson and cash to the Sacramento Kings for Francisco Garcia, Tyler Honeycutt and Thomas Robinson.

September 24, 2013: Signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks.

January 29, 2014: Assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the D-League.

January 30, 2014: Recalled from the Erie BayHawks of the D-League.

Salaries

Season Team Lg Salary
2010-11 Oklahoma City Thunder NBA $2,126,520
2011-12 Oklahoma City Thunder NBA $2,286,000
2012-13 Sacramento Kings NBA $2,445,480
Career (may be incomplete) $6,858,000

Contract

Free Agent or Unsigned Draft Pick cap hold ▪ Player, Team, or Early Termination option
Team 2013-14
New York Knicks $916,099
  • Signed September 23, 2013 for an assumed minimum salary for 1 year.
  • Contract is now guaranteed.

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