HoopsHype Cole Aldrich rumors

July 18, 2011 Updates

Some viewed Mohammed's deal as a reflection of the organization's opinion of Aldrich. But there is no correlation between the two. Mohammed is a savvy veteran who provides leadership and experience in addition to underrated offensive and defensive ability. Aldrich, on the other hand, is a still-wet-behind- the-ears big man who is expected to blossom in due time. But the plan for Aldrich hasn't changed. Expect the rising second-year center out of Kansas to be in town for the foreseeable future. Oklahoman

June 28, 2011 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder has exercised contract options on five players Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today. The Thunder exercised its fourth-year options on guard James Harden, forward Serge Ibaka, guard Eric Maynor and center Byron Mullens, as well as its third-year option on center Cole Aldrich. Harden, who was selected third overall by the Thunder in the 2009 NBA Draft, averaged 12.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in his second season. Harden appeared in all 82 games for the Thunder and was selected to the 2011 T-Mobile Rookie Challenge and Youth Jam Sophomore Team. Sportando

March 30, 2011 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder have assigned center Cole Aldrich to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League. Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced the move Wednesday. Aldrich is to be in Tulsa in Time for Friday's game against the Dakota Wizards. USA Today

March 11, 2011 Updates

Cole Aldrich: At the same time, I had to watch as many of the festivities as I could. We had guys in the Rookie-Sophomore Game, dunk contest, three-point and skills competition and then the All-Star Game itself. It was fun just watching those guys and seeing them compete. I thought Serge did really well. I felt like he got jipped on the free throw dunk! That was a legit free throw dunk. I’d seen him practice one or two of those, but you never know on the big stage how things will go or if you have to switch it up. Just the two dunks he was able to showcase really said a lot. It was also really cool seeing him come out with the people and all the flags. Overall, I really enjoyed it. Dime

January 28, 2011 Updates
December 30, 2010 Updates

Rookie center Cole Aldrich was not at Wednesday's game and is on his way to Austin to join the Tulsa 66ers tonight. (NBA teams do not officially announce assignments to the Developmental League until a player has arrived.) It will be Aldrich's second stint with the 66ers. Players are allowed three for the entire season. Oklahoman

December 6, 2010 Updates

It looks like Thunder rookie Cole Aldrich has been recalled by the team. Aldrich tweeted Monday morning, “Airport. Heading to Chicago to get back with the fellahs.” DailyThunder.com

November 10, 2010 Updates

Colin Aldrich: Nick has some of the same history as me – he’s from Iowa, then Kansas and was in Seattle for a few years before landing back in the Midwest. I always find myself listening to him and picking his brain every day. That’s my goal every day at practice, to learn something new from Nick. And yes, the rumors are true: He is the sweatiest guy in the NBA. He needs a sweat catcher every time he runs up and down the court. Dime

August 8, 2010 Updates
August 6, 2010 Updates

Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today that the team has signed rookie Cole Aldrich. Aldrich averaged 11.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game during his junior campaign at the University of Kansas. The 6-11 center was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and First–Team All-Big 12 for the second consecutive season along with AP Third Team All-American as a junior. NBA.com

July 26, 2010 Updates

The signing of Royal Ivey last week put the Thunder at 16 contract players, one more than NBA rules permit teams to carry into the regular season. That means someone must go. Mo Peterson will be 33 next month but can still contribute on the court and has earned a reputation in his 10 seasons of carrying a first-class attitude away from it. Don't expect Peterson to be waived. Daequan Cook, 10 years younger than Peterson, provides much of the same assets and essentially is on a one-year trial run as a 3-point specialist in OKC. Cook figures to be on the opening-night roster as well. Since the Thunder's coaching staff and front office is pleased with the returning nine-man rotation, and No. 11 overall pick Cole Aldrich is entrenched in the long-term plans, that leaves Byron Mullens, D.J. White and Kyle Weaver as the most likely candidates to be on the outside looking in. Oklahoman

July 8, 2010 Updates
June 25, 2010 Updates

Nick Collison: Congrats @colea45 Im excited to have u on the squad. Even more excited 4you to bring me my newspaper &eggwhite omelete every morning rookie Twitter

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