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Al-Farouq Aminu | Forward

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Wake Forest
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Al-Farouq Aminu hit just 1-of-9 shots and a 3-pointer for five points, six rebounds and a block in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls.
AFA had scored in double figures in four straight games and double-doubled in two of them, but couldn't put it in the basket tonight. He should bounce back on Saturday against the lowly Lakers. Nov 25 - 1:06 AM

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Al-Farouq Aminu scored 16 points with 15 boards, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He's basically the team's top power forward now. Coach Terry Stotts used him at the four for more than half of his playing time, which will continue until Meyers Leonard (shoulder) can get back. He's a must-start player.
Nov 18 - 11:20 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu bounced back on Monday with 17 points, four rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Spurs.

He only scored seven points on Sunday and continues to get minutes at both forward spots. Aminu has been surprisingly good from deep with 2.0 treys per game in his last five, adding averages of 12.6 points, 4.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 0.6 steals in that span. He's a must-start fantasy player in standard leagues.
Nov 17 - 12:32 AM

Foul trouble limited Al-Farouq Aminu on Sunday, as he scored only seven points with one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

Although disappointing, this isn't a real concern for Aminu's fantasy owners -- he's averaging just 3.0 fouls per 36 minutes this year. Portland is riding a five-game losing streak, and Aminu should come out firing in the Blazers' upcoming four-game week.
Nov 15 - 7:51 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu played 34 minutes on Friday against the Grizzlies with 16 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

He played 17 minutes at power forward tonight. That's a pretty high number considering it was against the Grizzlies. Aminu should slightly benefit without Meyers Leonard (shoulder) and should be owned in all leagues.
Nov 14 - 2:40 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu scored 11 points with three rebounds, four assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

If Meyers Leonard (shoulder) is out, we'll be seeing a lot of Aminu at power forward. Aminu is still sitting at around 100 on the season in standard leagues even though his usage rate isn't quite as attractive as it was in the preseason. He would likely be looking at a few extra minutes sans Leonard and should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 12 - 2:06 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu is being utilized differently than he has been previously in his career.

So far, so good as Aminu is averaging 13.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.3 3-pointers on 46.4 percent shooting, including a career-best 36 percent from deep. "Let me push it on the break, getting me in pick and rolls," Aminu said. "I'm normally supposed to just stand in the corner and make that open shot." Terry Stotts compared Aminu's potential growth to what he saw in Wesley Matthews and Nicolas Batum, and that's high praise for Mr. Aminu.
Nov 9 - 11:22 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu may have solidified his role as the Blazers third-best player on Monday, scoring 17 points with nine rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He was playing plenty of minutes at power forward tonight because the Blazers big men are in a slump. Aminu looks like a must-start player right now and he looks like a new player on offense with his ability to get his own shot.
Nov 2 - 11:56 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu double-doubled with 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting (including two threes), 10 rebounds and two blocks in Friday's blowout loss to the Suns.

Aminu hit 4-of-5 free throws and had six turnovers to make this a truly wobbly line, but after a quiet preseason he hit all the right notes for owners. He should be in all lineups moving forward.
Oct 31 - 3:12 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu (hamstring) started at SF in his Blazers debut, posting nine points, eight rebounds, one steal, two blocks and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

It would take a massive collapse for Aminu to lose the starting role and he could easily exceed his ADP if his offense improves -- last year he averaged 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 0.9 blocks after the break, but added just 6.5 points on lousy shooting. It's worth noting that he did hit one 3-pointer tonight, finishing 1-of-3 from deep.
Oct 29 - 12:45 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu (hamstring) will start on Wednesday, as expected.

Aminu was the Blazers' first target in free agency and he has no discernible competition for the starting SF job. It'll take some offensive improvement for him to make a big leap fantasy-wise, but he's worth owning just for his upside with rebounds, steals and blocks.
Oct 28 - 8:19 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (hamstring) is a projected starting small forward against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He is probable and should be ready to roll. Aminu was coming in hot before he pulled his hamstring two weeks ago, so he's worth owning in almost all leagues. We'll see if he plays at the four and how much he's asked to score tonight.
Oct 28 - 4:18 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (hamstring) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Pelicans.

Unless Aminu experiences a setback during Wednesday morning's shootaround, it sounds like he'll be on the floor for opening night. He could be in for a career-year as Portland's starting small forward, and he'll begin the year with a favorable matchup against New Orleans.
Oct 27 - 4:04 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (hamstring) could miss the opener for the Blazers.

"It restricts me from doing certain things, which you never want," Aminu said. "As long as it doesn’t restrict me from doing anything, by that time, I’ll be able to go back again." He is expected to start at small forward, but it sounds like we might be seeing Moe Harkless (ankle) out there for the opener.
Oct 26 - 5:44 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu wants to make the NBA's All-Defensive First Team as well as win Defensive Player of the Year.

At least his goals are high. While Aminu is highly unlikely to contend for the latter and probably isn't going to reach the former, this is the type of drive that all players should have in their quest to improve. Having said that, Aminu has never averaged more than 1.2 steals or 0.8 blocks in any given season.
Oct 26 - 12:19 PM

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PG1Damian Lillard
2Tim Frazier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Gerald Henderson
3Allen Crabbe
4Pat Connaughton
5Daniel Diez
SF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Moe Harkless
3Luis Montero
PF1Meyers Leonard
2Noah Vonleh
3Cliff Alexander
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Chris Kaman