It was only three summers ago that Cole Aldrich was an NBA lottery pick, selected 11th overall by New Orleans in the 2010 draft. Now, Aldrich is still looking for an NBA job, and is working out for a handful of teams in the hopes of earning a contract.
Earlier in the week, we heard that Aldrich had worked out for the Kings, the team with whom he finished last season. According to Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com (via Twitter), the former Kansas big man, who shares an agent with Tyson Chandler at Excel Sports, has also been on the Knicks' radar. Zwerling doesn't make it clear whether or not Aldrich has a workout scheduled with the Knicks, but hears from a source (Twitter link) that New York will almost certainly sign one more big man, whether it's Aldrich, Hamed Haddadi, Earl Barron, or someone else.
Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities also passes along word of Aldrich's NBA workouts (Twitter link), but hears from a source that the Timberwolves are unlikely to be one of the teams for whom the 24-year-old auditions.
Aldrich has underwhelmed in limited minutes during three NBA seasons with the Thunder, Rockets, and Kings, averaging 2.0 PPG and 2.3 RPG in 89 contests (7.9 MPG).