Aminu accumulated nine points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block across 30 minutes during Sunday's 110-101 victory over the Suns. Other than newly-acquired Jusuf Nurkic, Aminu is the Trail Blazers' best rebounder, despite coming off the bench. His bench role is more of a formality, as coach Terry Stotts starts Noah Vonleh but has played him just 18.1 minutes per game since the All-Star break. While Aminu isn't a great offensive player -- averaging just 8.8 PPG on 39.0 percent shooting from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc -- he provides an solid 7.4 rebounds across just 29.4 minutes per game (9.0 boards per 36 minutes), making him worth a look in a variety of fantasy formats.
Aminu provided 23 points (9-13 FG, 5-6 3Pt), six rebounds and one assist across 32 minutes in Saturday's 130-116 win over the Nets. Aminu paced the team in three-pointers while also checking in second in scoring behind C.J. McCollum, despite continuing to come off the bench. The veteran forward has now provided double-digit scoring in three of four games since the All-Star break, but he'll have to prove that Saturday's outburst from three-point range wasn't an outlier in order to regain the trust of the fantasy owners he's mostly burned this season. He went 2-of-9 from distance in his preceding three contests and is shooting just 32.2 percent on the campaign, a four-point drop from 2015-16.
Aminu supplied 14 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), six rebounds, one assist, three steals and one block over 32 minutes in Thursday's 114-109 win over the Thunder. Aminu bounced back from a two-point effort over 24 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Pistons, posting his second double-digit scoring effort in the three games he's been active for in the second half of the season. The seven-year veteran had started to pick it up on the scoreboard shortly before the All-Star break, and factoring out Tuesday's aforementioned outlier, he seems to be picking up where he left off. Aminu is now averaging 8.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals across 29.0 minutes this season, with the dimes representing a career high.
Aminu (knee) compiled 13 points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds, two assists and one block across 29 minutes in a 112-106 loss to the Raptors on Sunday. After a two-game absence due to the left knee sprain, Aminu was cleared to return to action Sunday, remaining in his customary bench role behind starting power forward Noah Vonleh. As usual, Aminu saw the heftier minutes load of the two and was the better statistical performer, so fantasy owners shouldn't be scared away by the fact that the 26-year-old is still coming off the bench. With averages of 14.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 three-pointers and 1.3 assists in 32.7 minutes per game over his last six appearances, Aminu is deserving of a roster spot in all deeper leagues, and most mid-sized formats.
Aminu (knee) is considered probable to play in Sunday's game against Toronto, Casey Holdahl of TrailBlazers.com reports. A left knee sprain, which dates back to before the All-Star break, kept Aminu out of action Thursday in Orlando, but it appears he'll have a strong chance to return to action Sunday night. Assuming that's the case, Noah Vonleh and Moe Harkless, who played 38 minutes Thursday, could each see decreases in minutes. In the five games prior to the injury, Aminu averaged 33.4 minutes per game, which he translated to averages of 14.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
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