Aldridge registered a team-high 26 points (12-24 FG, 2-2 fT) FT) to go with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks across 38 minutes in a 100-93 win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday. Aldridge hasn't been a major presence on the glass since returning from a two-game absence due to a cardiac issue, but he's settled back in as a consistent scoring threat for the Spurs, providing at least 18 points in his last four contests. It's somewhat surprising that coach Gregg Popovich handed the star big man such extended minutes Tuesday, but Aldridge may continue to benefit from healthy workloads while the Spurs vie for the top seed in the Western Conference.
Aldridge submitted 21 points (9-18 FG, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and one block across 34 minutes in a 104-96 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday. After going 9-of-24 from the field in a loss Wednesday to the Trail Blazers in his return from a two-game absence due to heart arrhythmia, Aldridge got his shooting back on track Saturday, but his efforts weren't enough to upend the Grizzlies. The fact that he's been given 30-plus minutes in the Spurs' last two games suggests that the team isn't concerned about Aldridge's medical issue presenting any problems, but he's still at risk of sitting for rest purposes Sunday against the lowly Kings as San Antonio wraps up a back-to-back set.
Aldridge (heart) finished with 19 points (9-24 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds and four assists across 32 minutes in Wednesday's 110-106 loss to the Trail Blazers. Aldridge looked a little rusty after missing the past two games while dealing with a heart arrhythmia, but the Spurs were likely just happy to see him receive medical clearance to play Wednesday after perhaps fearing a longer absence. The fact that Aldridge played significant minutes right away suggests he won't face any limitations moving forward, so fantasy owners can feel comfortable deploying him as they normally would.
Aldridge (heart) will start at power forward for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Paul Garcia of Project Spurs reports. A heart arrhythmia has kept Aldridge out of the last two contests, but additional tests have cleared him for a return to the court. The Spurs will waste no time in getting him back into the action, as Aldridge will jump right into the starting lineup at his usual power forward spot. Aldridge isn't expected to be on any sort of minutes restrictions, so fantasy owners should feel comfortable activating him moving forward.
Aldridge (heart) has been cleared to return to all basketball activities and will be available to play Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, the San Antonio Express-News' Tom Orsborn reports. Aldridge had been experiencing minor heart arrhythmia, which kept him out of action for each of the last two contests, but after going through a series of tests, the 31-year-old has been cleared to return to full-contact activity. While the issue was never considered overly serious, it's still a major relief for Aldridge and the Spurs, who recently overtook the Warriors for the top seed in the Western Conference. Aldridge is expected to take back his usual spot in the starting lineup at power forward Wednesday and face no minute restrictions, making him worth activating for any fantasy owners who may have been stashing him on the bench.
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