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Al-Farouq Aminu | Forward | #8

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Wake Forest
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (8) / LAC
Contract: view contract details

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Al-Farouq Aminu caught fire in the first quarter of Tuesday's game and stayed hot, finishing with 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and a season-high six 3-pointers.
It wasn't enough as the Rockets snapped the Blazers 13-game winning streak, but it was one of the best games Aminu has had in some time, if not ever. He really fell off in the last couple months, but is starting to turn it on again, scoring in double figures in four straight games, averaging 9.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3.8 3-pointers over that stretch. Go get him. Mar 21 - 1:12 AM

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Al-Farouq Aminu scored 10 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

He's been a little lackluster, but the minutes have been there lately with 32, 37 and 31 over the last three. Aminu has really struggled shooting the ball lately and the defensive stats were down, so this was a surprise. If you want to stream him Sunday, he should be busy again vs. the Clippers.
Mar 18 - 1:05 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu struggled with his shot on Saturday against the Thunder, ending up with just three points across 19 minutes.

Aminu's shot wasn't falling, as he hit just 1-of-7 from the field. He was able to salvage the line somewhat with six rebounds and a steal while committing just one turnover, but he was an ugly minus-13 despite the fact his team won at home by eight points. Luckily for the Blazers they had Zach Collins, Ed Davis and Pat Connaughton all coming off the bench and hitting shots.
Mar 4 - 1:34 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu had 13 points, eight rebounds and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's win over the Kings.

Aminu keeps bouncing on and off the waiver wire in fantasy leagues because of his inconsistency, and he just can't seem to put it all together for long stretches. He's scored 13, 5, 12, 9 and 8 points in each of his last five games and only has four double-doubles on the season. He has hit a 3-pointer in 14 straight games, but he's also scored in single digits in nine of those, which is why he's not owned in more leagues.
Feb 28 - 12:43 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu went for 12 points and eight rebounds over 33 minutes in Friday's 100-81 win at Utah.

Aminu was a very efficient 5-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-2 from behind the 3-point line, and he added a steal with just one turnover and a solid plus-22 rating. It was Aminu's best point total since Jan. 24 when he went for 15 points. In fact, it was just his second double-double total across the past nine outings. He has decent roto value, especially for his rebounding ability, but he isn't nearly as valuable in points-based leagues.
Feb 24 - 12:00 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu finished Wednesday's game with nine points on 3-of-4 shooting, 11 rebounds, three steals and two assists, and he iced the Blazers' victory with a pair of clutch free throws.

Aminu was averaging 7.8 points on 31.1% shooting in his previous five games, so it was nice to see him knock down some shots tonight. He still returned roto value in 12-team leagues in that five-game span, however, thanks to 1.6 triples, 9.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.4 blocks and a mere 0.6 turnovers. He's nowhere near as appealing in points-based leagues, of course.
Feb 15 - 1:44 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu went for just five points over 24 minutes in Friday's 118-100 victory in Sacramento.

Aminu hit just 2-of-6 from the field and 1-of-4 from behind the 3-point line while adding five rebounds with two steals and no turnovers. That's three consecutive single-digit point totals, and five games in the past six outings with 10 or fewer points. His shot is just not falling right now and his fantasy appeal is limited to deeper leagues at this moment.
Feb 10 - 2:27 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu brought down a team-high 15 rebounds during Thursday's overtime win over the Hornets, adding six points, two assists, three steals and one turnover in 36 minutes.

Aminu went 2-of-7 from the field and 1-of-2 from the stripe, more or less making this your prototypical Aminu line. He won't do much for you in the scoring department, and his shooting percentages often aren't pretty, but he can chip in enough triples, boards, dimes and steals to preserve his late-round value. He is what he is.
Feb 9 - 1:32 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu finished with just five points and nine rebounds over 30 minutes in Friday's 130-105 loss at Toronto.

Aminu attempted and made just one shot from the field, a 3-pointer, and he didn't have any other defensive stats. Foul trouble wasn't the issue, as he didn't have one personal. He wasn't needed, as Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic were the offensive heroes, going for 20 or more points each. Aminu is averaging just 7.8 points per game over his past four outings, hitting double digits just once.
Feb 2 - 10:01 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu hit 5-of-12 shots and four 3-pointers for 14 points, nine rebounds and a block in 28 minutes of Tuesday's easy 118-111 win over the Suns.

The Suns had a big fourth quarter (39-26) but still lost by seven, while Aminu bounced back after a quiet game on Sunday, when he had just six points, seven rebounds, a block and zero 3-pointers. Aminu is bouncing around on a lot of waiver wires, but he's quietly averaging 11 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.2 3-pointers over his last five games. He's hit at least one 3-pointer in eight of his nine January games and if you need a big man who can steal and hit 3-pointers, Aminu seems to be coming on after a rather quiet second half of December.
Jan 17 - 12:33 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu struggled in 21 minutes on Sunday, going 3-of-7 from the field for six points, seven rebounds, one assist and one block.

Aminu came in averaging 33.0 minutes per game but was the victim of a slow start for Portland -- trailing by 14 points at halftime, coach Terry Stotts wasn't shy about mixing up his rotations in the second half. His shot still isn't falling (42.1 percent in January) but Aminu chips in enough elsewhere to be worth holding in most formats.
Jan 15 - 12:16 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and three steals over 35 minutes in Friday's 119-113 loss at New Orleans.

Aminu hit 7-of-16 from the floor, including 3-of-9 from behind the arc, and he finished with a team-best plus-16 rating. In fact, he was the only Blazers player in double digits in the category. This was a nice game, but he has posted some pretty awful stat lines lately, too. In fact, he has yet to post back-to-back double-digit scoring totals so far through seven games in January. He is a bit erratic in terms of fantasy production, but remains a decent add in category leagues, especially 9-cat.
Jan 13 - 12:15 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting vs. the Hawks on Friday, adding four rebounds, three assists, one block and one triple in 28 minutes.

He's had some big games, but he's had a lot of duds as well. He's hard to rely on in most leagues, but he's played 28+ minutes in five straight with averages of 10.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 triples in that span. There's probably a player with more upside on your wire.
Jan 6 - 2:05 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu, coming off a season-high 24 points and big line, hit just 1-of-7 shots (a 3-pointer) for five points, nine rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's 127-110 loss to the Cavaliers.

Aminu's been quiet lately and has been showing up on some waiver wires, but went nuts with the big line on Monday. He was back to his more recent ways on Tuesday, but gets enough minutes each night (31.4 over his last five) and rebounds (8.2) that he tends to hold his value even when he's not being used as an offensive weapon. He should fare better on Friday against the Hawks.
Jan 2 - 9:28 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu hit 5-of-7 three-pointers vs. Chicago on Monday, scoring a season-high 24 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and just one turnover in 41 minutes.

Aminu made two critical 3-pointers in a 21-second span late in the fourth quarter tonight, helping the Blazers force overtime in a game they eventually won 124-120. He shot 9-of-17 from the field overall, with a 19.3% usage rate that was his second-highest of the season. The minutes were also a season-high and this is an aberrant game for Aminu, but he's a solid pickup in category-leagues, especially 9-cat.
Jan 2 - 12:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Wade Baldwin
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Pat Connaughton
3C.J. Wilcox
4Brandon Rush
SF1Evan Turner
2Moe Harkless
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Ed Davis
3Zach Collins
4Meyers Leonard
5Georgios Papagiannis