The center player of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Cole was born on 31 October 1988. He started playing basketball when he was in high school and now he has become a pro. He is a married man and is living a happy life with his wife Brittany.
Early Life & Education
The player of Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Cole Aldrich was raised in Burnsville, Minnesota with his mother, Kathleen Aldrich, and father, Walter Aldrich, and Brother Grant Aldrich who is an actor.
The 28-years-old Aldrich is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He studied Bloomington Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota. As a senior, Cole was named state player of the year by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press.
After completing high school, Aldrich attended the University of Kansas, where he played three seasons of college basketball. He won the 2009 to 2010 men’s college basketball Academic All-American of the year as selected by CoSIDA and obtainable by ESPN the Magazine.
Cole started his basketball career playing for his high school and college groups. His professional career started from “Oklahoma City Thunder (2010–2012)” after being drafted in the 2010 NBA draft.
In October 2012, Oklahoma City Thunder exchanged Aldrich, Daequan Cook, James Harden, and Lazar Hayward to the Houston Rockets for Jeremy Lamb, Kevin Martin, and draft picks. Cole played there for the 2012-13 season.
On February 20, 2013, Aldrich was traded to the Sacramento Kings alongside Toney Douglas and Patrick Patterson in return for Francisco García, Tyler Honeycutt, and Thomas Robinson.
Aldrich signed with the New York Knicks on 24 September 2013. He was appointed to the “Erie BayHawks” on 29 January 2014. Although, he was recalled the next day. He then went on to score his first record double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) in his first NBA start on 12 March 2014. On 11 July 2014, Aldrich signed with the Knicks. He scored a career-best 19 points in an 80-79 win over the Orlando Magic on 11 April 2015.
Cole then signed with the “Los Angeles Clippers” on 13 July 2015. He then played his season-best game in a win over the Miami Heat on 13 January 2016. In April 2016, Cole scored 21 points and 18 rebounds (both season highs) and a profession high five steal in a 102–99 extra-time win over the Utah Jazz.
On 13 July 2016, Aldrich joined the “Minnesota Timberwolves,” and is currently playing for the same.
Talking about the dashing and tall basketball player Cole Aldrich personal life, he married his high school sweetheart. Cole and Brittany Claflin tied the knot on July 20, 2013, at the St. Paul Hotel.
The couple dated for more than five years before settling down. They don't have any children yet.
Aldrich Net Worth
Aldrich has an estimated net worth around a million dollars. He signed a three years contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, with $21,900,000 fixed, and an early average salary of $7,300,000.