Al-Farouq Aminu

#8 SF / Portland Trail Blazers / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-9 Weight: 215 lb Age: 25 College: Wake Forest

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Double-doubles in Friday victory

    Aminu tallied 17 points (7-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, an assist and two steals over 32 minutes in Friday's 109-91 victory over the Hornets. It was a refreshing breakout performance for the six-year veteran, who'd managed single-digit scoring totals in four of the previous five contests. The double-double was also Aminu's first since Jan. 4 versus the Grizzlies, while the 17 points equaled a season high. The 25-year-old has generally provided stellar defense, but both fantasy owners and the Trail Blazers certainly welcome any signs of an uptick in offensive contribution such as Friday's. Whether he can keep the success on the scoreboard going for an extende stretch is the question, as Aminu has not posted more than five straight double-digit scoring games all season.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Playing time, production trending down

    Aminu was limited to eight points (3-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block across 25 minutes in Monday's 108-98 loss to the Wizards. After a hot start to the season, Aminu's production has been on a downward trajectory ever since, and he's seemed to plummet to new lows in January. Over nine appearances this month, Aminu is averaging 10.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.6 three-pointers, 1.2 blocks, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 assists while shooting just 42.3 percent from the floor. He's also cleared 30 minutes in only three of those nine games.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Double-doubles Monday

    Aminu recorded 15 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 14 rebounds, and one steal in 34 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 91-78 loss to the Grizzlies on Monday. Aminu is an up-and-down player both in real life and fantasy. However, the 25-year-old forward is still posting the best season of his career. Over the past five games, Aminu is averaging 10.6 points, seven rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 threes, and 0.6 steals in 28 minutes per night.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Matches career-high with four threes Sunday

    Aminu posted 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-7 3Pt), four rebounds, three steals, and two assists in 32 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 116-109 loss versus the Heat on Sunday. Aminu equaled his career-high of four three-pointers, which he set on Friday versus a stout Magic defense. He is having a breakout year in his first season with the Trail Blazers, and he will likely continue receiving plenty of minutes at both forward positions so long as he remains healthy.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Drains career-high four threes Friday

    Aminu scored 16 points (5-6 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with four rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 102-94 loss versus the Magic on Friday. Aminu was dialed in from distance on Friday, and delivered a solid showing in what has been an up-and-down month of December. Expect him to continue receiving ample time if he can continue knocking down some shots, as he is extremely versatile defensively, and locked in long-term with the Trail Blazers.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Bounces back with strong double-double in Friday victory

    Aminu managed 13 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 13 rebounds, an assist, three steals and a block over 30 minutes in Friday's 106-96 victory over the Suns. The six-year pro bounced back from two sub-par performances to post his fifth double-double of the 2015-16 campaign. Aminu's 13 boards were also his second-best figure in that category this season, and were integral in the Blazers outrebounding the Suns 51 to 40 in the contest. The 25-year-old's ability to contribute across all categories, including from beyond the arc, have largely made his first season in a Portland uniform a success. On the campaign, Aminu is averaging a career-best 10.9 points along with 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists, while starting all 24 games.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Limited to four points

    Aminu was limited to four points (1-3 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, and one block in his 31 minutes during Monday's 105-100 loss to the Cavaliers. Aminu's unwillingness to look for his own shot is somewhat troubling given how many minutes he received, and his stock seems to be trending in the wrong direction. Over his last 10 games, Aminu is averaging 7.9 points, six boards, and 1.9 assists while shooting 33.8 percent from the field. If his struggles continue through the middle of December, he could start losing more playing time to the rising Allen Crabbe.

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    Trailblazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Plays season-low 18 minutes

    Aminu played a season-low 18 minutes in Tuesday's 115-112 overtime loss to the Mavericks. He failed to score a point (0-2 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and collected one rebound, one assist, one block, and one steal. The Blazers found themselves in an early 20-5 deficit at one point in the first quarter, prompting coach Terry Stotts to keep three of his starters -- Aminu, Mason Plumlee, and Noah Vonleh -- on the bench more than usual. While Aminu doesn't appear in danger of losing his starting job, he could continue to cede more minutes to Allen Crabbe or Maurice Harkless in light of his recent struggles. Over the last seven games, Aminu is averaging eight points on a woeful 26.1 percent shooting from the field and 22.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc.

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    Trailblazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Goes 1-for-9 from field in loss

    Aminu was limited to five points (1-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one block, and one assist over 22 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Bulls. Aminu finds himself in a bit of a rough patch with his stroke at the moment, as he's hit on just 11-of-46 shots (23.9 percent) over his last four games. He's still put up two double-doubles and has knocked down six three-pointers during that span, so fantasy owners probably don't need to press the panic button.

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    Trailblazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Posts second consecutive double-double Friday

    Aminu pitched in 10 points (4-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 12 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal over 35 minutes in Friday's 102-91 victory over the Clippers. Aminu has proven to be a wise offseason acquisition so far, generally finding ways to produce in a variety of categories each night. The 25-year-old has been particularly productive on the glass over the last two games, during which he's hauled in 25 boards. As the starting small forward, his minutes have also been highly consistent, with Aminu playing under 31 minutes only once in the first 14 games. The sixth-year pro has proven himself to be a dependable source of production across the stat sheet for fantasy owners in all formats, something that should hold true as long as he continues to receive the same allotment of playing time.

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