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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 hit 5-of-10 shots and four 3-pointers for 14 points, 15 rebounds and one assist in 36 minutes of Tuesday's tough 111-102 loss to the Pelicans.
The Blazers now trail 2-0 after losing two home games and Aminu and company have a tough road to hoe going forward. Aminu did everything he could tonight after going for seven points and seven rebounds in Saturday's Game 1, and the Blazers will need him to stay hot if they're going to hang in this series. Game 3 is in New Orleans on Thursday. Apr 18 - 1:00 AM

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Al-Farouq Aminu busted out of his slump on Easter with 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting, adding 10 rebounds, three 3-pointers and one steal.

Aminu also went 4-of-5 at the line despite playing 26 minutes in a lopsided affair vs. Memphis. He's been a liability for FG% all season, but you'd be hard-pressed to find more rebounds, steals and 3-pointers floating on the wire.
Apr 1 - 11:32 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu double-doubled vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block and two triples in 35 minutes.

He shot just 3-of-13 from the field, but the counting stats were great. Aminu's minutes are now locked into the mid-30s with Moe Harkless (knee surgery) out indefinitely, but he was already worth owning before that news broke. In fact, he's been a top-80 player in standard 9-category leagues for the past month, averaging 10.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.5 blocks and 2.1 triples.
Mar 27 - 11:06 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu ended up with nine points over 33 minutes in Sunday's 108-105 victory in Oklahoma City.

The single-digit point total snapped a season-best five-game run with 10 or more points. He is still averaging 14.0 points with 9.0 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game over his past six outings. He has been running hot and is a decent fantasy option heading into a four-game work week.
Mar 25 - 10:04 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 16 points over 32 minutes in Friday's 105-100 loss against Boston.

Aminu was surprisingly effective on the offensive end, hitting 7-of-12 from the field, including 2-of-6 from the 3-point line. He also added 10 rebounds with five steals, an assist and a blocked shot while committing just one turnover. Aminu has picked up the pace offensively, going for five straight games or 10 or more points, averaging 15.0 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals per outing.
Mar 24 - 1:47 AM

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

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

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