18 Facts About Cole Aldrich


Cole David Aldrich was born on October 31,1988 and is an American former professional basketball player.

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Cole Aldrich previously played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

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Cole Aldrich played three seasons of college basketball for the University of Kansas before being drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the 11th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft.

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Cole David Aldrich was born on October 31,1988, in Burnsville, Minnesota.

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Cole Aldrich attended Bloomington Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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Statistically, Cole Aldrich's best performance was an 11-point, 11-rebound outing in a win over Texas Tech on March 3,2008.

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Probably the most crucial game for Cole Aldrich was during the Final Four game between Kansas and North Carolina on April 5,2008, when he played only 16 minutes but managed to grab 8 rebounds and score 7 points along with blocking 4 shots while playing effective defense against National Player of the Year Tyler Hansbrough, helping lead Kansas into the NCAA national championship game.

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On March 22,2009, Cole Aldrich recorded the first official triple-double in the history of Kansas basketball against Dayton in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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On March 29,2010, Cole Aldrich announced that he would forgo his final season of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2010 NBA draft.

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Cole Aldrich was the 11th pick, selected by the New Orleans Hornets, who traded his rights on draft day to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Cole Aldrich was recalled on December 6,2010, but sent back to Tulsa on December 30,2010.

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Cole Aldrich was again recalled on February 2,2011, and assigned for a third time on March 30,2011.

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Cole Aldrich reached the 2012 NBA Finals with the Thunder, but the team lost to the Miami Heat.

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On February 20,2013, Cole Aldrich was traded to the Sacramento Kings along with Toney Douglas and Patrick Patterson in exchange for Francisco Garcia, Thomas Robinson and Tyler Honeycutt.

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Cole Aldrich went on to record his first double-double in his first NBA start on March 12,2014.

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On July 13,2016, Cole Aldrich signed a three-year, $22 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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On September 18,2018, Cole Aldrich signed with the Atlanta Hawks but was waived by the Hawks on October 2,2018 as their first training camp cut.

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On October 10,2018, Cole Aldrich signed with the Tianjin Golden Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association.

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