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Al-Farouq Aminu | Forward

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 215
College: Wake Forest
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Al-Farouq Aminu will not start at power forward against the Thunder on Friday.
Coach Monty Williams did not reveal the exact lineup, but Jeff Withey playing well this week suggests he could be the guy to move into the first unit. Anthony Davis (back) is out for the season and the Pelicans frontcourt has been in shambles with the exception of Davis all season, so Withey is only a deep-league target for now. Apr 11 - 4:37 PM

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Al-Farouq Aminu started in place of Anthony Davis (back) on Wednesday for five points, five boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

He's had his fair share of nice games this year, but it's mostly be letdowns. Aminu doesn't really have an offensive skill set and will have consistency issues on the stat sheet for the rest of his career. Fantasy owners should be able to do better despite the added opportunity for Aminu.
Apr 9 - 11:25 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu will start in place on Anthony Davis (back) on Wednesday night vs. the Suns.

Aminu has been a Swiss Army Knife for the Pelicans and he's lined up all over the floor. He's been a solid rebounder and will likely get some decent run against a smaller Phoenix team. He's a viable option in deeper leagues.
Apr 9 - 6:41 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu logged just 19 minutes on Monday against the Kings, scoring four points on 1-of-1 shooting with two rebounds and three steals.

This is why we weren't running to the wire to get him. Every now and again he shows flashes of being a serviceable NBA player, but his play has fallen off over last season and that's not saying much.
Apr 1 - 1:57 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu scored eight points with 10 boards, one assist and three steals in 34 minutes vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

He's going to see some extended run at power forward because there really are no other options while Anthony Davis (ankle) is out. Aminu is really just a low-upside guy, so fantasy owners shouldn't be running to the wire to grab him.
Mar 29 - 11:58 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu played 33 minutes and scored 13 points with eight rebounds and one assist in Friday's win over the Jazz.

Aminu had one of his better scoring games of the month and most of it came after Anthony Davis went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter. The 23-year-old doesn't have huge upside, but he is capable of providing solid across-the-board stats when he's producing. He's not a must-add in standard leagues at the moment, but Aminu is worth keeping an eye on just in case Anthony Davis misses any time.
Mar 28 - 11:43 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu will start against the Clippers on Wednesday.

The Pelicans are going to need to come up with a patchwork of players for their minutes on the wing tonight. Aminu is certainly capable of playing big minutes, but fantasy owners who get bonuses for 3-pointers should be looking to Anthony Morrow due to Aminu's inconsistency.
Mar 26 - 6:47 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu scored 12 points with eight boards, two assists and one steal in a start at power forward on Saturday.

He played 45 minutes vs. the Heat and coach Monty Williams continues to use Aminu's versatility. He put up 19 points and 10 boards while Anthony Davis sat out on Wednesday and he almost always seems to find minutes when any of the key pieces need to miss time. If you're looking for a low-upside guy to help in the short term while Eric Gordon (knee) is on the mend, Aminu is worth a look.
Mar 22 - 11:38 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu will start at power forward against the Heat on Saturday.

He'll start next to Brian Roberts, Tyreke Evans, Luke Babbitt and Anthony Davis. The Pelicans haven't got much out of their center spot all year, so the move makes sense against Miami's lineup. Aminu isn't really worth an add in most leagues for his low upside.
Mar 22 - 8:11 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu's role diminished on Friday with just four points, five boards, one assist and two steals in 22 minutes.

He had a nice 19-point effort on Wednesday due to Anthony Davis sitting out, but he moved back into a secondary role tonight. Aminu has little fantasy value while Tyreke Evans and Davis are healthy.
Mar 22 - 12:30 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu excelled off the bench against the Raptors on Wednesday, making 7-of-8 from the field for 19 points with 10 boards, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

Anthony Davis (illness) did not play, so this line has very little impact on Aminu's outlook for future games. His numbers have fallen off severely while the team has been healthy and with Tyreke Evans has been in the starting lineup, but his versatility helps his cause because he is fully capable playing at small and power forward when the team has an injury. He can be left on the wire in most cases.
Mar 19 - 11:51 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu played 32 minutes against the Blazers on Friday with eight points, eight boards, two assists, one steal and one block.

The Pelicans went with a few smaller lineups and it allowed Aminu to get some run at power forward again. Before tonight, the move of Tyreke Evans into the starting lineup has really hurt Aminu and that should happen again soon. Fantasy owners aren’t going to get much out of Aminu and his low ceiling.
Mar 14 - 11:12 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu, who had seven points in 13 minutes off the bench on Friday, didn't even get into Saturday's game after another start by Tyreke Evans.

It looks like the Pelicans may have finally pulled the plug on AFA. He wasn't exactly doing fantasy-worthy things when he was playing, but if you happen to own him, hit the waiver wire and find a warm body.
Mar 2 - 1:11 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu logged just 19 minutes in Monday's loss to the Raptors, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting with five rebounds and no steals or blocks.

Aminu has been just a low-end value in 14-16 team leagues lately and that was before Luke Babbitt arrived to help space the floor for guys like Tyreke Evans. Owners in those deeper leagues should feel free to move on from the low upside asset.
Feb 10 - 10:01 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu had six points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal on 3-of-11 shooting in Wednesday's win.

He's starting, but has been struggling. After a double-double on Jan. 29, he's averaging just 6.3 points and 6.0 rebounds over his last three games. He'll get hot again at some point, but may not be worth the wait, especially when guys like DeMarre Carroll and Mike Scott are playing so well for the Hawks.
Feb 6 - 1:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brian Roberts
2Austin Rivers
3Jrue Holiday
SG1Eric Gordon
2Anthony Morrow
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Darius Miller
3Al-Farouq Aminu
4James Southerland
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Alexis Ajinca
2Jeff Withey
3Melvin Ely
4Jason Smith