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Al-Farouq Aminu | Forward | #8

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 played 22 minutes off the bench against the 76ers on Friday with nine points, nine boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.
The Blazers may have just wanted to be careful with Aminu, who has missed time two back and calf injuries this season. He's extremely important to their defense and has played much better as far as stats go. Aminu was a disaster to start the year, but he's put up eighth-round value in his last 10. Give him a look to see if his contributions help your team. We're expecting him to start in Boston on Saturday. Jan 20 - 10:27 PM

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Al-Farouq Aminu shot just 2-of-7 for seven points on Wednesday, but he also had seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

Moe Harkless had a similarly subtle line, with nine points, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer. Mason Plumlee added 10 boards, eight points and three swats tonight, but the end result was another defeat. The Blazers are 6-16 over the past six weeks and they've fallen a full game behind Denver for the No. 8 seed.
Jan 18 - 10:54 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds with eight points in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

He also matched his season high in blocks (3), adding four assists and one triple in 29 minutes. Aminu is trending up and has played well in five straight games, averaging 11.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.2 3-pointers in that span. He's now worth owning in standard leagues after a slow start to the season.
Jan 11 - 1:07 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu scored a season-high 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting vs. Detroit, adding eight boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer.

Aminu committed just one turnover in 37 minutes during a double-overtime thriller in Portland. It's not encouraging that 16 points is a season-high in scoring for Aminu, but his minutes are way up in January at 34.7 per game, so there's some incentive to grab him as a speculative addition.
Jan 9 - 1:34 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu pitched in seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes on Wednesday, adding 12 points during a 125-117 loss to the Warriors.

Aminu has struggled with injuries all season, missing 18 of the Blazers' 37 games, but his biggest issue lately has been a lack of offense. Since returning on Dec. 21 he's scored single-digit points in seven straight games, with low usage and poor shooting, and his supporting stats (5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.1 blocks) haven't been enough to make up the difference. Teammate Moe Harkless has been much more appealing for overall fantasy value this season.
Jan 5 - 1:57 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu made just one field goal for two points with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes on Sunday against the Timberwolves.

He shot 1-of-7 from the field and missed both of his shot attempts from beyond the arc. Despite playing significant minutes, Aminu sports a low 15.4 percent usage rate. He is worth consideration in deeper leagues due to his contributions to rebounds and steals.
Jan 1 - 10:02 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (back) is starting as expected on Monday vs. the Raptors.

He was listed as probable (again), but he wasn't in danger of missing this contest. Aminu is a low-end asset in deeper leagues.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:09:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (back) is probable for Monday vs. the Raptors.

Portland is listing him as probable and there's no concern that he won't play, but that doesn't make him worth deploying in the majority of fantasy formats.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:24:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (back) is being listed as probable for Monday's game against the Raptors.

Portland continues to list Aminu as probable, and he continues to play, so the probable tag is basically just a formality. Aminu has only connected on 29.5 percent of his shots this season, so he's strictly a deep league or points league guy at the moment.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 06:51:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (back) scored six points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

He was probable on the injury report, but played 29 minutes tonight after seeing 30 minutes in his previous game. Aminu finished just 2-of-6 from the field and has only scored in double digits twice this season through 14 games. He's a deep-league asset unless he heats up.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 12:57:00 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu (back) started against the Spurs on Friday.

He was listed as probable on the injury report and his status was never really in doubt. Aminu hasn't really been producing and scored just five points against Dallas in his last game, but it's worth noting that he saw 30 minutes. Just keep an eye on him in case he heats up.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 10:20:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (back) is probable to play against the Spurs on Friday.

He's almost certainly going to play. As bad as Aminu has been on offense, they need his defense. When Aminu is off the court, the Blazers have a putrid 112.1 defensive rating -- it's 105.2 with him, which is still pretty bad. With Aminu back, Meyers Leonard was a DNP-CD on Wednesday. Fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach on Aminu.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday with five points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals, one 3-pointer and one turnover.

Aminu missed four games with this back contusion, but hopefully his return tonight will be permanent, and the fact that he logged 30 minutes suggests that he's not on a serious minute-limit. He has intriguing across-the-board potential but the Blazers are loaded with forwards and Aminu is shooting below 30 percent for the season.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 01:56:00 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu (back) will start against the Mavs on Wednesday night.

The Blazers have been very careful with Aminu due to his back injury. He'll likely have some sort of limit tonight, but frankly he needs to play better on the offensive end right now. His defense is fine, so the minutes will be there once he's deemed 100 percent. Meyers Leonard will move back to the bench while Ed Davis also takes a hit.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 09:45:00 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu (back) will be a game-time call to face the Mavs on Wednesday.

He was probable to play, so the Blazers are being extra careful here. Unless Aminu starts, we may not find out his status until after tip -- the Blazer injury way. Aminu has not played well from a fantasy perspective, so most owners can take a wait-and-see approach.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 08:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Allen Crabbe
3Pat Connaughton
4Tim Quarterman
SF1Moe Harkless
2Evan Turner
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Meyers Leonard
3Noah Vonleh
C1Mason Plumlee
2Ed Davis
3Festus Ezeli