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2014-15 (New York):
• Appeared in 61 games (16 starts) and averaged 5.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 blocks (team high).
• Shot 47.8% from the field and 78.1% from the free throw line.
• Established single-season career-high in games played (61), minutes (976, after logging 1,032 in four prior NBA seasons), rebounds (338, after notching 332 in four prior seasons), points (338, after 267 in four prior seasons), rebounds per game (5.5) and points per game (5.5).
• Led the team in rebounds 17 times.
• 12/28/14 at Portland, grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds.
• 4/15/15 vs. Detroit, scored a career-high 24 points in season finale.
• Recorded eight 10+ rebound games.
• Recorded six double-doubles (including two in season’s last three games), after notching five double-doubles over his prior four seasons.
• After starting just two (of 135) games in his first four NBA seasons, started 16 games and averaged 10.1 points (162), 8.3 rebounds (132) over 24.0 minutes (384) as a starter.
• Led team in assists twice and points once.
• DNP (CD) 18 times; NWT – Contused left shin once; DND – Contused left shin twice.

2013-14 (New York):
• Appeared in 46 games (two starts), averaging 2.0 points and 2.8 rebounds while shooting 54.1% (33- 61) from the field in 7.2 minutes per game.
• Had three double-doubles.
• Established season career-highs in games played (46) and total rebounds (129).
• 3/12/14 at Boston, made first career NBA start, logging a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a Knicks victory.
• DNP (CD) 34 times; listed as inactive twice.
• Did not miss action due to injury/illness.
• 12/14/13 vs. Atlanta, appeared in 100th career NBA game.
• 4/15/14 at Brooklyn, scored career-high 13 points.
• 4/16/14 vs. Toronto, tied a career-high with 13 points and recorded a season-high 16 rebounds.

2012-13 (Houston - Sacramento):
• Appeared in 45 games (zero starts) and averaged 2.2 points, 2.7 rebounds over 8.6 minutes in 45 games off the bench.
• Played in 30 games for Rockets, 15 games for Kings.
• In final week of the season, recorded first career double-doubles in back to-back games for Kings against his two former teams: 4/14/13 at Houston (12 points, 12 rebounds) and 4/15/13 at Oklahoma City (12 points, 13 rebounds).

2011-12 (Oklahoma City):
• Appeared in 26 games (zero starts), averaging 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds over 6.7 minutes per game.
• DNP (CD) 39 times, missed one game due to personal reasons.
• PLAYOFFS: Appeared in five postseason games (zero starts), averaging 2.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 4.0 minutes. Oklahoma City would advance to the NBA Finals, where they fell to the Miami Heat.

2010-11 (Oklahoma City):
• Appeared in 18 games (zero starts) for the Thunder, averaging 1.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.9 minutes.
• Assigned to Tulsa 66ers of D-League on three occasions, appearing in 21 games (all starts), while averaging 10.3 points and 8.6 rebounds in 29.3 minutes.
• PLAYOFFS: Listed as inactive in all 17 of the Thunder’s postseason games vs. Nuggets, Grizzlies and Mavericks.

COLLEGE (Kansas - 2008-2010):
• Appeared in 111 games (71 starts) in three seasons for Kansas, averaging 9.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 21.0 minutes.
• Named a 2009-10 Consensus All-American (2nd Team).
• School single-season record 125 blocks in final (junior) season of 2009-10.
• Ranked second in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (59.8%) in 2008-09.
• Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team as both a sophomore and junior.
• Led Big-12 in blocks per game (2.7) in 2008-09.
• Led Big-12 with 354 rebounds in 2009-10.
• A member of the Jayhawks’ NCAA National Championship team as a freshman in 2007-08.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
• Attended the 15th annual Knicks Bowl presented by Foot Locker at Bowlmor Lanes at Chelsea Piers, helping to raise over $2.5 million for the Garden of Dreams Foundation.
• As part of NBA All-Star 2015 took part in an NBA Cares initiative to dedicate a new playground and basketball courts to Midland Beach which was devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

PERSONAL:
• Full name is Cole David Aldrich.
• NCAA Academic All-American of the Year in 2009-10 as selected by CoSIDA.
• McDonald’s High School All-American in 2006.
• Minnesota State High School Player of the Year in 2007.

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Vitals

Height: 6'11''/ 2.11m
Weight: 245 lbs./ 111.1 kg
Born: October 31, 1988
From: University of Kansas
Draft: 1st Round (11th pick) 2010 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2010
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Clippers 2015 - 2015
  New York Knicks 2014 - 2014
  Sacramento Kings 2013 - 2013
  New York Knicks 2013 - 2013
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Kansas/USA

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