Al-Farouq Aminu started in place of Dirk Nowitzki (hip) on Tuesday and had eight points, 11 rebounds, two steals and a block, despite hitting just 1-of-5 shots in 20 minutes.
Al-Farouq Aminu is expected to start at PF in place of Dirk Nowitzki (hip) on Tuesday.
Al-Farouq Aminu said on Wednesday that he watched tape of Scottie Pippen and Bruce Bowen to learn how to be a better defender.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban said the first call he made when free agency hit was to Al-Farouq Aminu.
The Mavs are hopeful that Al-Farouq Aminu can help fill the void left by Shawn Marion as a defensive specialist and rebounder.
Mark Cuban referred to SF Al-Farouq Aminu as "a young stud defensively," and said the Mavs' system should allow Aminu to "produce offensively much better."
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle conceded that Al-Farouq Aminu needs to work on his shooting, but Carlisle intends to "put him in position to play to his strengths now."
The Dallas Mavericks have officially signed Al-Farouq Aminu to a two-year contract.
The Mavericks have reached an agreement with Al-Farouq Aminu worth $2.1 million over two years, according to CSNNW.com.
The Dallas Mavericks have expressed interest in Al-Farouq Aminu.
Al-Farouq Aminu will enter unrestricted free agency this summer with nebulous value after failing to improve during the 2013-14 season.
Al-Farouq Aminu will not start at power forward against the Thunder on Friday.
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.
Al-Farouq Aminu will start in place on Anthony Davis (back) on Wednesday night vs. the Suns.