Oct 24, 2012; Wichita, KS, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Cole Aldrich (45) reaches for a loose ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter at the INTRUST Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken USA TODAY Sports

Former Thunder Cole Aldrich Added To Knicks Camp Roster

May 3, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Cole Aldrich (45) drives the ball past Dallas Mavericks power forward Yi Jianlian (9) during game three in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. The Thunder defeated the Mavericks 95-79. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Drafted 11th overall, former Kansas Jayhawk,Cole Aldrich, was projected to be a big time center in this league. Sam Presti took the opportunity to have Aldrich on the Thunder roster for the 2010-2012 season. In Oklahoma City, Aldrich sat the bench the majority of the time, but did show flashes of potential when he saw court time. In 44 games played with the Thunder, Aldrich averaged 1.6 points and  1.85 rebounds a game. In the James Harden trade to Houston, Aldrich was included and was shipped to Houston. Mid-way through the season, the 6’11 center was traded to the Kings where he spend majority of last season. 

Today, the New York Knicks announced that they have added Aldrich to their camp roster. This is probably due to the fact that backup center Jeremy Tyler broke his foot this off-season, and Aldrich fills that’s need for the Knicks. It will be interesting to see how Mike Woodson uses Aldrich this year, and if the former Thunder center turns out to be a good role player in this league.

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