Why hasn’t Cole Aldrich been playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder?
Aldrich has split the season between the Thunder roster and the Tulsa 66ers, the NBA Developmental League team with which the Thunder is affiliated. He is now with the 66ers. In his most recent playoff game, Friday at home against the Texas Legends, Aldrich led the 66ers 104-89 victory with 17 points, 18 rebounds and four blocked shots. The 66ers are 19-4 in games in which Aldrich has played, 16-13 in games without Aldrich. He averaged 10.3 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in 21 regular-season games. In 18 games for Oklahoma City, Aldrich has played 142 minutes and totaled 18 points, 35 rebounds, seven blocked shots, eight turnovers and 30 personal fouls and has made 8 of 15 field goals and 2 of 4 free throws.