Cole Aldrich

Cole Aldrich (MIN)  “Cole Slaw” under armour

(Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press)
(Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press)


MIN Center: 6’11, 250 lbs; 8th year, Kansas 

 NBA Role: reserve center • UnderDOG

After a couple of nice years in New York & LA, Cole Aldrich is now in Minny to help shore up Coach Thibs’s front line; role-playing pivot w/ great size – solid scorer, rebounder and shot-blocker; perfect ‘plug-in’ guy: Cole’s utility/fill-in starts are normally productive – he doesn’t try to overcompensate, completes his nightly tasks; on offense, Aldrich likes going over his right shoulder for lefty hooks – go-to move that’s surprisingly far from ‘found money’; nice shot blocker, rotates well on D, keeps possessions alive, active on the boards; to earn minutes, Aldrich must protect the paint when scrimmaging against Karl-Anthony Towns (yikes)

Signature Shot: lefty hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 74


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 3.3 points/game, 3.5 rebounds/game, 53% FG
  • NCAA Champion (2008)