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Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Then — no joke — after he played 1:47 of his second game of the season, no Andrea Bargnani (right calf). With six men infirm, it became, “Nine men, one catastrophe.” And two 10-game losing streaks. The woefully shorthanded Knicks lost for the 20th time in 21 games as the boos started early. “We’re as frustrated as they are,” Cole Aldrich (11 points, 14 rebounds) said of the fans.
As Jackson assesses what parts will be useful — or trade fodder — next year, Aldrich could be an intriguing figure. His jumper may look awkward and his movement ungainly, but his recent production — and his ability to pass the ball in the midpost area of the triangle offense — have been modest bright spots in a season with few of them.
Spike Lee missed out. Knicks center Cole Aldrich should have played a starring role in Lee’s triangle documentary. Whether the preacher is Tex Winter, Phil Jackson or Derek Fisher, the triangle needs a big-bodied center who can post up, hit an old-school hook shot and pass well out of the low block. Aldrich fits the bill, and the former Kansas center could have a future with President Jackson, according to a league source. Aldrich signed a one-year, $980,000 deal last July for the collective bargaining agreement’s minimum based on his five years of service. “I personally love the triangle, being able to have more opportunities to post up but also have the ball in your hands in the pinch post with the guard coming off,’’ Aldrich said after his 18-point, seven-rebound outing in Saturday night’s 135-129 overtime loss to the Kings in Sacramento. “There’s a lot of opportunities to get assists and easy buckets down.”
“Jason Smith originally was out for personal reasons, so once Jason was back, Cole had played some, it was important that we got Jason some minutes so we could see how he might be able to help us,” Fisher said. “[Cole’s absence] was just a byproduct of that, nothing else. Cole’s been solid and has done everything we’re asking him to do, so it wasn’t a demotion or any reason related to his performance, just continuing to try and find the best way to put our team together.”
Say, hypothetically, everyone in the NBA was capable of making an album. Whose album would you want to hear? Iman Shumpert: Cole Aldrich. I want Cole Aldrich to make an album. I would pay money to hear what he’s got to say. I think if Cole … because I know the type of thought process that Cole has on the NBA game, and how he goes through life. He likes to live life simple and he likes to shut things up, to work. I think that if he worked on music, he has a good and calm mind that he could really put some music together that he wants to hear.
Jackson revealed during his introductory press conference that he’s been watching the team since Tyson Chandler went down with a leg fracture in early November. A source with knowledge of Jackson’s thinking said he was impressed with the play of Carmelo Anthony, Chandler, Iman Shumpert, Cole Aldrich, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Toure’ Murry.
New York – Cole Aldrich and Toure Murry: Murry has shown flashes in limited minutes, particularly defensively, and merits a longer stay. Aldrich meanwhile has had scant little opportunity on the court, but at least theoretically provides the interior defense and rebounding the Knicks sorely lack outside of Tyson Chandler, which works in his favor. Note that recent signee Jeremy Tyler’s contract status is hitherto unknown.
Tyler was cut in training camp because he was still rehabbing and owner James Dolan wanted to keep J.R. Smith’s brother, Chris Smith, as the 15th man in a highly controversial move that triggered the NBA to hold internal talks about the issue. The question will be whether the Knicks will cut Smith, who is also playing for Erie, guard Tour’e Murry, who is on the roster but almost never plays, or center Cole Aldrich, who has seen almost zero action despite Tyson Chandler’s injury.
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Diogu and Josh Powell are with Aldrich, in play for one of the big man spots. But Diogu and the physical Powell are power forwards and not centers. Powell, a veteran with an NBA body, might be more effective than one of the younger guys who haven’t shown that much. But Woodson said the Knicks haven’t figured out if they will keep one or two big men. “We haven’t addressed that yet,” Woodson said. “I know one has an opportunity to make it. There won’t be any decisions made soon because we’re still banged up with Kenyon and Amar’e. Those guys will get an opportunity and a fair shot to ride it all the way through pretty much. Then we’ll make a decision
The Knicks announced Tuesday they have added another big man to the training-camp roster in 6-foot-11 center Cole Aldrich, the former Kansas star drafted 11th in 2010. He’s been signed to a non-guaranteed contract. Aldrich, considered a draft bust, has played 89 games in three seasons with Oklahoma City, Houston and Sacramento. Last season, he averaged 2.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 8.6 minutes over 45 games, split between the Rockets and Kings.