Aminu accumulated 10 points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, and three blocks in 35 minutes during Sunday's 104-99 Game 1 win over the Thunder. Aminu didn't take many shots but was one of four Trail Blazers to reach double figures in scoring. Moreover, he helped Enes Kanter and Maurice Harkless fortify the painted area defensively, as the trio combined to post eight blocks. The Thunder may force Aminu and the rest of the role players to attempt more field goals going forward. Still, it's his versatility on defense that leads to the heavy minute totals and decent fantasy stock.
Aminu will come off the bench for Wednesday's season finale against Sacramento, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports. Aminu will be replaced in the starting five by Skal Labissiere for Wednesday's season finale. The move appears to be primarily for rest purposes.
Aminu delivered 23 points (8-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 11 rebounds and one block across 27 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 115-108 win over the Nuggets on Sunday. Aminu checked in second only to Damian Lillard in scoring for the Blazers on the night. The veteran big now has back-to-back double-doubles for the second time in the last seven games, and he's scored in double digits in five of the last nine contests overall. Despite his recent strong stretch of play, Aminu's usage is likely to take a hit going forward with C.J. McCollum having returned from his knee injury Sunday.
Aminu finished with zero points (0-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, and one assist in 21 minutes during Saturday's 99-90 loss to the Pistons. Aminu struggled on this second night of a back-to-back set. His scoring has always been sporadic throughout his career, so fantasy owners shouldn't be overly surprised about the goose egg. Nevertheless, he'll look to bounce back during Monday's matchup with the Timberwolves.
Aminu accumulated 17 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 30 minutes during Friday's 118-98 win over the Hawks. Aminu logged his second straight double-double, and he has now matched his career high in double-doubles (10). With seven games remaining in the regular season, the 28-year-old forward has a good chance to surpass that mark, especially since the unfortunate absence of starting center Jusuf Nurkic (lower leg) means the team needs all the help it can get on the boards.
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