Aldridge tallied 25 points (11-28 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot in 28 minutes during Thursday's 98-93 win over the Pelicans. San Antonio was in control for most of this must-win game but almost gave it away. Aldridge's return to the lineup is absolutely essential if the hop to pus into the final spot in the West, especially when you consider the uncertainty surrounding the return of Kawhi Leonard. If he does return next week, Aldridge will see a dip in production, but not a very significant one.
Aldridge finished with 24 points (11-17 FG, 2-4 FT), seven rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 108-72 victory over the Magic. Aldridge returned after a one-game absence due to knee soreness. While he only saw 25 minutes of court-time, this was due to the nature of the scoreline rather than any limitations. He continues to play well as the teams' primary offensive option, however, he has struggled on the defensive end of late. He has now recorded a combined two blocks and three steals over his past seven games. Kawhi Leonard (quad) could return soon and this could have an impact on Aldridge's overall fantasy value.
Aldridge is dealing with right knee soreness and has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Rockets. Aldridge has been averaging 30 minutes a contest since the All-Star break and it appears the veteran is dealing with some wear and tear as a result. He is coming off a 11-point, seven-rebound performance in 26 minutes of action against the Thunder on Saturday. Look for both Rudy Gay and Davis Bertans to see expanded minutes against the Rockets with Aldridge sidelined.
Aldridge scored 11 points (5-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding seven rebounds, an assist and a steal in 26 minutes during Saturday's 104-94 loss to the Thunder. The 32-year-old didn't come close to duplicating Thursday's impressive 30-point, 17-rebound performance, even without Steven Adams (ankle) on the court in the fourth quarter for OKC. Aldridge doesn't need to drop 30 every night for the Spurs to be successful, but he will likely need to re-discover his consistent early-season form if the team is going to hang onto a playoff spot.
Aldridge posted 30 points (11-20 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 8-11 FT), 17 rebounds and four assists across 37 minutes in Thursday's 110-107 loss to the Warriors. The Spurs ultimately blew the fourth-quarter lead, but the blame doesn't go on Aldridge, who could hardly have done more in a losing cause. The veteran All-Star's scoring total was easily a team high, as well as his second effort with at least 30 points in the last four games. His rebounding haul also qualified as a season-best figure and helped lead to Aldridge's first double-double since Feb. 7. After having looked out of rhythm Monday against the Grizzlies in what was his first game back from an ankle sprain, Aldridge appears to be back to full health and primed for a pair of Western Conference showdowns against the Thunder and Rockets over the next two contests.
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