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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 (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

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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

Updating a previous report, Al-Farouq Aminu will not return on Tuesday due to a left shoulder injury.

Aminu was initially expected to return, but the Mavs have opted to play it safe. We're considering him day-to-day until more information emerges. His stellar defense and improving offense has been a key for the Mavs' second unit this season, and he's contributing enough boards and defensive stats to hold value in nearly all standard leagues. Just don't expect any offensive eruptions, as he's shooting 42.8 percent this season and has a middling usage rate of 15.7 percent. If he misses any games the Mavs will lean more heavily on Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva

Al-Farouq Aminu came off the bench on Sunday with 13 points, five rebounds, one 3-pointer, three blocks and a career-high six steals in just 20 minutes to help Dallas defeat the Lakers.

Aminu is complementing his stellar defense and rebounding with solid offense lately, shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from downtown over the Mavs' past five games. Despite his late-round fantasy appeal Aminu is a poor fantasy option this week thanks to the Mavs' lousy two-game schedule.
Mar 9 - 12:12 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu played his customary 19 minutes in Friday's loss, scoring seven points on 3-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, one assist and five steals.

Aminu's minutes are not attached to Chandler Parsons or anybody else, but his fantasy value won't likely be comfortable anytime soon. He's sitting on top 90-120 value (9/8 cat) for 30 games and that has slipped just a tad in the past few weeks, but his recent steals binge has him returning top 20-50 value over his last four games -- so go figure.
Mar 7 - 2:39 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu was quiet in Monday's win, scoring just two points with two rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes, but did manage to have four steals to somewhat save his night.

Aminu has been a top 75-85 player for his last 15 games and a top 100-130 (9/8 cat) player over his last 30 games. This dud isn't going to do anything great for his perceived value and maybe this ride is ending for owners, but if you owned him for the last two months you were certainly doing so at a profit. Clearly for that sample size his value isn't really attached to injury absences and the like, but rather what he's doing in his standard 20-25 mpg.
Mar 3 - 12:20 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu filled it up against the Nets on Saturday with 12 points, five rebounds, two assists, four steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers on 4-of-4 from the field.

He finally turned it around tonight. Aminu had a big chance to put up numbers while the Mavs were without the Chandlers, but his chance to step up is likely dwindling with both guys close to a return. If he's still on the wire, he should probably stay there.
Feb 28 - 11:11 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu played 27 minutes off the bench Wednesday, but hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points and five rebounds.

He's had a couple nice games recently, but owners who have rolled the dice on him have also had to suffer through three duds. It all equals out to 7.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks on 35 percent shooting over his last five games, which just isn't very helpful. And if he can't get it done with Dirk Nowitzki struggling, and Rajon Rondo, Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire in street clothes, the future doesn't look to promising for his consistency.

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