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Al-Farouq Aminu | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Wake Forest
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Al-Farouq Aminu started Sunday's must-win Game 4 and made a career-high three 3-pointers to finish with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting, 12 rebounds, two assists and one block in 38 minutes.
Injuries forced Rick Carlisle to start Aminu tonight but it was a logical move, as Aminu had been playing far less than his excellent per-minute production warranted. Tonight's 3-point accuracy seems like a fluke but Aminu should have locked down a starting job for Game 5 with this performance, as Chandler Parsons (knee) is done for the season and Richard Jefferson is best utilized in short spurts off the bench. Apr 27 - 12:41 AM

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Al-Farouq Aminu scored 15 points on 4-of-5 shooting (2-of-3 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with five rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes off the bench in Friday's Game 3 loss to the Rockets.

We're not sure why Rick Carlisle waited so long to get him onto the court for heavy minutes this series, especially since the Mavs' defense is historically bad right now. Richard Jefferson had some sort of ailment during the game and AFA should be on owners' radars for Sunday's action.
Apr 24 - 10:08 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu double-doubled in 29 minutes on Monday, scoring 10 points on 2-of-8 shooting (including a three) with 10 rebounds, three assists and one block.

Aminu isn't known for his shooting and you'll usually see a little bit more in the defensive stat categories. He has a great chance of seeing this much playing time on Wednesday against the Blazers so give him a hard look.
Apr 14 - 4:11 AM

Updating a previous item, the Mavs will start Rajon Rondo, Raymond Felton, Richard Jefferson, Charlie Villanueva and Amare Stoudemire.

A previous report had J.J. Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu in the starting lineup, but that's not the case now. Hopefully, those two guys are not resting tonight.
Apr 13 - 9:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu played 31 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with seven points, seven boards, one assist and three steals.

Dirk Nowitzki played just 23 minutes, so Aminu won't get this much playing time most nights. He will get some extra run at small forward and should still do enough in 23-26 minutes to warrant consideration in standard leagues.
Apr 5 - 1:42 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu scored seven points with eight rebounds, two assists, four blocks and one 3-pointer against the Rockets on Thursday.

Amino Acid gave the Mavs some energy off the bench and he should benefit if Chandler Parsons (knee) is going to need to miss time. He has logged all of his starts at power forward this season, so he's unlikely to be in the starting lineup. That's still fine and Aminu could find himself getting minutes in the mid 20s going forward. He's worth a look if you want some defense on your roster.
Apr 2 - 11:26 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder) will play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

Aminu has been sidelined for the past two games, so the Mavericks will be thrilled to have him back out on the court. When the Mavericks are at full strength, Aminu will find it hard to provide consistent production, but he is worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of boards, steals and blocks.
Mar 18 - 12:27 PM

Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle did not provide an update on Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder), and his status remains uncertain for Wednesday's game vs. Orlando.

With Chandler Parsons healthy, Aminu's upside will be very limited, as he'll be returning to a bench role when he is able to finally give it a go. Richard Jefferson will continue to pick up most of Aminu's reserve minutes, but he can't be viewed as a viable option in most leagues.
Mar 17 - 2:32 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder) will not play against the Thunder on Monday.

He wasn't supposed to miss any time according to a couple reports last week, but he's been out since Friday. Expect to see more Charlie Villanueva off the bench.
Mar 16 - 6:57 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder) is questionable for Monday against the Thunder.

In other words, it's the status quo from Sunday's update. If Aminu doesn't play, Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva could each pick up some extra run. And we're not talking about at their local Dallas YMCA.

Mavs' head coach Rick Carlisle said that Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder) is improving, but he was unsure if Aminu would be able to suit up for Monday's game vs. OKC.

If Aminu is forced to sit on Monday, Richard Jefferson would likely pick up most of his reserve minutes, but he can't be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues.
Mar 15 - 2:26 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder) will not play against the Clippers on Friday.

This is a 180 from coach Rick Carlisle saying that Aminu was going to play. He did miss some practice on Wednesday, but he shouldn't be out for too long. With Aminu out, there should be more minutes for Charlie Villanueva and Amare Stoudemire o the bench. Stoudemire is worth a look if you're feeling saucy for a plug-and-play guy tonight.
Mar 13 - 6:55 PM

Updating a previous report, Rick Carlisle said that Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder) will play Friday vs. the Clippers.

Aminu has been a monster in the steals category through the month of March, averaging 3.0 per game. He doesn't bring much else to the box score with averages of just 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game on the season, but his elite contributions to steals makes him worth owning in deeper leagues.
Mar 12 - 3:29 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder) is being listed as probable for Friday's game against the Clippers.

Aminu left Tuesday's game with a left shoulder injury, but it appears he's had enough time off to recover in time for Friday's game. While he's not going to light up the scoring column, his elite contribution to the steals category (3.0 per game through the month of March) makes him worth owning in 14-team leagues.
Mar 12 - 2:20 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (left shoulder) was limited in practice on Wednesday and is hopeful to play on Friday against the Clippers.

He suffered a shoulder injury on Tuesday and did not return. Aminu has been a big part of the Mavs' bench since the Rajon Rondo trade because the Mavs lost some frontcourt depth with Brandan Wright being shipped. Aminu had a whopping 11 steals in his two previous games before Tuesday and is solid in the defensive stats, so he's a sneaky player to own in 14-team leagues.
Mar 11 - 2:51 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James