• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Agent makes Trail Blazers signing of SF Al-Farouq Aminu official

    Agent Raymond Brothers has confirmed that free agent small forward Al-Farouq Aminu has signed with the Trail Blazers, per The Oregonian. The four-year deal is worth $30 million. Aminu averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in about 18 minutes per game for Dallas last season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Blazers sign Al-Farouq Aminu

    The Trail Blazers agreed to a four-year, $30 million contract with free-agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu, sources told Yahoo Sports. Aminu averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 74 games last season for the Mavericks.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Report: Mavs F Al-Farouq Aminu opts out of deal

    Mavericks forward Al-Farouq Aminu has opted out of his contract, according to Los Angeles Times and Basketball Insiders reporter Eric Pincus. The Mavericks have been on the record as saying they'd like to re-sign Aminu. However, if he returned to Dallas it would have to be in a bench role. This past season, Aminu averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 18.5 minutes over 74 games.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Mavericks hoping to keep F Al-Farouq Aminu

    Despite the declared intention of small forward Al-Farouq Aminu to test free agency, the Mavericks plan to make a play for him, per NBA.com. Aminu came on strong in the second half and finished the season averaging 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in about 18 minutes per game. He shot 47.4 percent from the field. "I had a lot of growth this year," he said. "...I think I was able to show a wide range, even to myself, with my versatility. I even played (center) a little this year, and that was kind of fun. And I steadily worked on my shot and different things like that."

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mavericks' Aminu to decline option, test free agency

    Al-Farouq Aminu will decline his player option for 2015-16 with the Mavericks and will instead test free agency. "I think it makes the most sense to me," he said, per The Dallas Morning News. "You just look for a great fit. This year, I think I found one. Hopefully, I can do the same." Aminu averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, and shot 41.2 percent from the field this season. Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson is hoping to bring Aminu back to Dallas next season. "We were lucky Al chose us," Nelson said. "With an eye on the history that we've had here with Rick and our development program, he certainly should opt out, and he will, as noted. We hope to be in a position to reacquire his services."

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle: 'I did not bench Parsons'

    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle denied benching forward Chandler Parsons late in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's win, explaining he wanted to go with a quicker lineup, according to ESPN Dallas.With under six minutes remaining in a tight game, Magic forward Maurice Harkless beat Parsons for a baseline dunk. Carlisle then put forward Al-Farouq Aminu into the game and Parsons sat for virtually the final 5:26."I just wanted a quicker guy in there," Carlisle said. "With Aminu, you get some more options. Parsons didn't have a great night, but it happens. You're not going to get 30 points every night and sometimes your teammates got to pick you up. We had other guys step up.""A little surprised [by Carlisle's decision], but not really," Parsons said. "We have a lot of players that can do different things. Any given night it can be someone different. The best thing is we won the game."Parsons entered the game red hot, averaging 23.7 points over his previous three contests.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Mavericks' Al-Farouq Aminu does well on the boards in win

    Mavericks forward Al-Farouq Aminu might have just scored seven points in Wednesday's game, but his coach Rick Carlisle is more excited about what he was able to do in the rebounding game, reports the Dallas Morning News. "He's probably pound for pound as good a rebounder as we have," Carlisle said of Aminu, who tied for a team-high eight rebounds in the game. "Getting him into the equation has helped us. And we got to keep preaching it, keep selling it." Aminu played 24 minutes in his first game back on the court after missing the last two with a shoulder injury. "My job is to come in and provide energy, rebound and play defense," Aminu said. "That's always my first goal."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mavericks clear Devin Harris, Al-Farouq Aminu to play Wednesday

    Mavericks guard Devin Harris and forward Al-Farouq Aminu are expected to be available to play in Wednesday's game against the Magic, reports the team's official website. Harris missed Tuesday's practice with stomach issues, while Aminu missed the last two games with a left shoulder injury. The Mavericks are 12-point favorites.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Devin Harris, J.J. Barea miss practice for Mavericks

    The Mavericks appear to have been hit by a bug. Per Mavs.com's Earl Sneed, coachRick Carlisle told the media that J.J. Barea and Devin Harris both missed practice on Tuesday. Barea is suffering from a fever, and Harris' ailment was listed as an illness. Carlisle also had no update on Al-Farouq Aminu, who is suffering from a left shoulder injury. The Mavs host the Magic on Wednesday.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Mavs F Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder) will not play Monday

    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said his team will be without forward Al-Farouq Aminu for Monday's game against the Thunder. Aminu injured his shoulder last Tuesday, which also forced him to miss this past 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.