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8 Al-Farouq Aminu SF

Portland Trail Blazers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
70%33%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPPGREB/GAST/GFG %
8228.510.26.11.741.6

Player Updates

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Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Expected to see more time at power forward
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Blazers GM Neil Olshey and coach Terry Stotts have both indicated they expect Aminu to see more action at power forward than small forward next season, Kerry Eggers of the Portland Tribune reports. "We are a much stronger team when Farouq plays 'four'," Olshey said. "Our ratings with Farouq at 'four' make us project to a 53-, 54-win team [next season], whereas Farouq at 'three' has us in the mid-40s."

Olshey may be dramatically overstating the effect Aminu's move to power forward would have on the Blazers' record, but there's reason to believe that he'd thrive in the sort of small-ball lineup that more and more of the league's top teams are embracing in the modern NBA. With the Blazers re-signing swingman Allen Crabbe and bringing aboard wing Evan Turner this offseason -- both on deals worth over $70 million apiece -- it's not expected that free agent Maurice Harkless will be retained, creating a natural void at power forward that Aminu is best equipped to fill of the remaining players on the roster. After hitting a solid 36.1 percent of his three-point attempts in 2015-16, Aminu certainly is capable of spacing the floor, and though slightly undersized at 6-foot-9, he's a sound enough defender to slow down opposing power forwards. From a fantasy standpoint, playing the power forward spot more often would likely enhance Aminu's rebound potential, as he'd likely play closer to the basket on defense and would frequently find himself as the Blazers' second-biggest player on the court.

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Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Ends postseason with 16-point, nine-board outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Aminu compiled 16 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and two steals across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 125-121 Game 5 loss to the Warriors.

Aminu frustrated fantasy owners with his game-to-game inconsistency during the regular season, but he was a reliable secondary source of scoring for the Blazers for most of the postseason, tallying double-digit points in seven of the team's last eight playoff games. During that stretch, he averaged 16.6 points on an impressive 49.5 percent shooting from the field, 8.3 rebounds, 3.0 three-pointers, 1.8 assists and 1.1 blocks across 34.3 minutes per game. The forward was signed to a team-friendly four-year contract extension last summer, so he should be back in the fold in a starting role in 2016-17.

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Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Grabs double-double in Monday's Game 4 loss to the Warriors
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Aminu contributed 18 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 39 minutes in Monday's 132-125 overtime loss to the Warriors in Game 4 of the series.

Aminu continued his impressive play, knocking down at least half of his three-point attempts for the third consecutive game and collecting his fourth double-double of the postseason. The veteran forward has now made three or more three-pointers in four consecutive games and has connected on at least one long ball in 17 of his past 19 contests. He'll need to stay proficient from beyond the arc Wednesday as the Blazers fight to avoid elimination in Game 5 of the series.

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Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Enjoys outstanding shooting night in Game 3 victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Al-Farouq Aminu managed 23 points (8-9 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds and a block over 41 minutes in Saturday's 120-108 Game 3 semifinal round victory over the Warriors.

The 25-year-old forward got hot from the floor, and was able to eclipse the 20-point mark for the second time in the postseason. Aminu has been particularly proficient from long range over the last two games, shooting 70 percent (7-for-10) from beyond the arc over that span. After a regular season where he was only able to average 10.2 points over 28.5 minutes per game, he's stepped up his offensive contributions in the playoffs, and is now averaging 17.3 points on 59 percent shooting over the first three games versus the Warriors.

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Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Scores 14 points in Tuesday's Game 2 loss
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Aminu had 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and one block across 37 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 110-99 loss to the Warriors in Tuesday's Game 2.

Aminu came out with a lot of energy, sinking three-pointers and slamming down ferocious dunks. However, he slowed down considerably as the contest wore on, committing four turnovers in the process. Through eight playoff games, Aminu is averaging 13 points, 7.9 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 31.8 minutes.

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2010-11L.A. Clippers81145216040639.44514331.59211977.34575.6
2011-12New Orleans66147715036541.1134727.78611475.43996.0
2012-13New Orleans76206622547447.541921.110113773.75557.3
2013-14New Orleans80204523449447.4134827.19113766.45727.2
2014-15Dallas74136614735741.23412427.48411871.24125.6
2015-16Portland82234129971941.612634936.111515673.783910.2
TOTAL459107471215281543.223573032.256978172.932347.0
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2010-11L.A. Clippers8114522673.3600.7590.7250.3103
2011-12New Orleans6614773084.7661.0590.9340.591
2012-13New Orleans7620665857.71031.4921.2510.7116
2013-14New Orleans8020454966.21141.4821.0380.588
2014-15Dallas7413663424.6590.8700.9620.855
2015-16Portland8223414996.11381.7720.9530.6120
TOTAL4591074724975.45401.24340.92630.6573
Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2014-15Dallas5150173154.871163.6151978.95611.2
2015-16Portland113725612843.8287040.0212972.416114.6
TOTAL165227315945.9358143.2364875.021713.6
More Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2014-15Dallas5150367.261.2102.081.66
2015-16Portland11372958.6201.880.7100.921
TOTAL165221318.2261.6181.1181.127
College Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2008-09Wake Forest3189914628351.673917.910215267.140112.9
2009-10Wake Forest3197016737444.7186627.313919969.849115.8
TOTAL62186931365747.62510523.824135168.789214.4
More College Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2008-09Wake Forest318992538.2461.5301.0381.281
2009-10Wake Forest3197033210.7411.3441.4441.499
TOTAL6218695859.4871.4741.2821.3180
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-9/215
Birthdate:
9/21/1990
Age:
25
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Team:
Portland Trail Blazers
School:
Wake Forest
NBA Experience:
6

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