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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 returned to the rotation for Sunday's game against the Cavs, putting up four points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one turnover over 24.5 minutes of action.
He played some solid defense against Kevin Love and earned some praise from head coach Rick Carlisle. However, he's one of those guys that helps an actual basketball team rather than fantasy squads, and as long as Dirk Nowitzki is healthy, he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Jan 4 - 5:03 PM

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Al-Farouq Aminu played 10 minutes off the bench against the Suns on Friday with one board, one rebound, one assist and two steals.

He had a nice game on Wednesday with Dirk Nowitzki getting some rest, but won't do much while the Mavs are healthy. Aminu will likely get several more starts this season and the Mavs do have back-to-back sets coming up on each of the next two Tuesdays, so keep that in mind in deep leagues.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:58:00 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu played well in his second start of the season on Wednesday with 13 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

He was quiet in his first start on Saturday against the 76ers. Aminu will probably get another chance to start in the future when the Mavericks sit Dirk Nowitzki (rest) out, so keep this stat line in mind. ALF isn't worth owning now, though.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 12:42:00 AM

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

He was expected to start once the news of Dirk Nowitzki (rest) came down. Aminu should be better than he was on Saturday, but he's only a deep-league option.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu made his first start of the season against the Sixers on Saturday with six points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist in 21 minutes.

The Mavericks had been planning on sitting Dirk Nowitzki for this game a while ago, so chances are they have another game scheduled at some point. Obviously, it's going to be hard to trust Aminu when that time comes after this dud.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 10:09:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu is listed as the starting power forward on Saturday.

This makes much more sense than a previous report of Jefferson. Aminu has played plenty of minutes at both forward spots and should be in some deep-league or daily lineups. Brandan Wright should also get some extra run.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu returned from a knee injury and had seven points, four boards, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 3-of-6 shooting in just 16 minutes on Thursday.

Aminu actually looked good when he was on the court, but the 16 minutes is all you need to know. He's not a fantasy asset as long as his minutes are so low. Just keep an eye on him, in case he continues to play well.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 01:55:00 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and he's looking probable for Thursday's game vs. Portland.

Aminu has plenty of time to recover for Thursday's game, and the fact that he was a full participant during Tuesday's practice bodes well for his status. That being said, he's averaging just 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds over 12 minutes of action through the first four games of the season, making him a negligible asset in standard leagues.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) said the knee issue that caused him to leave Monday's win over the Celtics is not serious.

Aminu left during the first half of the game with inflammation in his left knee, but said it's been something that's been bothering him and that an MRI showed no structural problems. While Aminu said he hopes to practice on Tuesday and expects to play in Thursday's game against Portland, he's tough to roster in standard fantasy leagues with his current regular season averages of 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in just 12.8 minutes per game.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 09:29:00 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu will not return on Monday due to a left knee issue.

It's unclear when the injury occurred, so chances are this is a minor thing. Aminu had been getting run at both forward spots, but he wouldn't have much fantasy value while Dirk Nowitzki or Chandler Parsons are active. He finished with five points, one rebound and one block in 10 minutes.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 09:55:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu double-doubled in 20 minutes against the Jazz with 16 points, 10 boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer on Thursday.

He did his damage in garbage time, so this line is a fluke after only logging five minutes on Tuesday. Aminu did get run at both forward spots in the preseason, but he doesn't have fantasy value right now.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 01:59:00 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu barely played in Tuesday's season-opening road loss, going scoreless with two minutes in just five minutes off the bench.

AFA is expected to earn minutes at both SF and PF this year, but thus far he doesn't seem to have earned coach Rick Carlisle's trust. Both Jae Crowder (11 minutes) and Richard Jefferson (13 minutes) saw more action with the second unit, which is an ill omen for Aminu's season outlook.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:12:00 PM

Al Faroug Aminu double-doubled off the bench on Saturday against the Pacers with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting, while adding 11 rebounds, two blocks, and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes .

He got extra minutes tonight because the starters had the night off. He looked really aggressive tonight on both ends of the floor and may have earned himself some more rotational minutes. Even though he is an elite rebounder, he needs to be more of a threat on the offensive side of the ball to be considered in standard leagues, although tonight was encouraging. He is not worth owning except in deep leagues for now.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 09:38:00 PM

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.

AFA has never lived up to the hype when given opportunities, and he should be a role player off the bench for the Mavs this season. But any time Chandler Parsons or Dirk Nowitzki is out of the lineup, AFA is probably worth a look in daily leagues.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 02:21:00 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu is expected to start at PF in place of Dirk Nowitzki (hip) on Tuesday.

Dirk's injury is minor but Aminu should earn minutes at multiple positions this year, after playing SF almost exclusively with New Orleans last season. "He plays effectively at both [SF and PF]," said coach Rick Carlisle. "He’s working hard to improve his shooting ... He’s one of the best rebounders that we have ... He’s around loose balls. He’s into a lot of things." He's never averaged more than 7.3 points per game and he lacks 3-point range, so he's only worth considering as a source of rebounds and steals in deep leagues.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 01:05:00 PM