Al-Farouq Aminu

#8 PF / Portland Trail Blazers / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-9 Weight: 220 lb Age: 27 College: Wake Forest

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  • Aminu tallied six points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-7 FT), four rebounds, three steals and two assists across 20 minutes during Sunday's 134-106 win over the Clippers. While Aminu has shown some promise as a rebounder and defender this preseason -- grabbing 15 boards, swiping four steals and blocking two shots across 51 total minutes -- his shot has been off. Through three games, he's shot a combined 4-for-11 from the field and 1-for-6 from beyond the arc. Aminu is likely a better real-life than fantasy player due to his defense on the wing, though it would be encouraging to see signs that he may improve over last year's averages of 8.7 points, 7.4 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.1 threes and 1.0 steals per game. That has yet to happen.

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  • Aminu provided five points (2-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and eight rebounds across 17 minutes in Thursday's 106-101 preseason win over the Raptors. Aminu drew the start at power forward Thursday after fellow veteran Ed Davis took his turn with the first unit in Tuesday's exhibition opener. Aminu provided his typically solid work on the boards during his time on the floor, reprising his role from last season when he posted the second-highest rebounding average (7.4) of his seven-year career. While he's likely to open the coming campaign on the second unit, Aminu's ability to play either forward spot and provide scoring from anywhere on the court is highly likely to afford him plenty of playing time.

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  • Aminu will draw the start during Thursday's preseason game against the Raptors, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports. Ed Davis drew the start at power forward during the team's preseason opener, but it's Aminu who gets the nod Thursday. Coach Terry Stotts stated that no member of the team will play more than 24 minutes Thursday.

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  • Aminu compiled two points (1-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt) and 12 rebounds over 31 minutes in Saturday's 101-86 win over the Jazz. Aminu was originally slated for the starting five but was removed in favor of Meyers Leonard close to tipoff. The veteran forward turned in one of his worst shooting efforts of the season, but as customary, salvaged the outing with an excellent showing on the glass. It was Aminu's second double-digit rebound effort in the last eight games and he's now averaging 7.2 boards over five April contests.

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  • Aminu will come off the bench during Saturday's game against the Jazz, Jason Quick of CSNNW.com reports. Aminu was originally expected to start at power forward, but coach Terry Stotts elected to roll with Meyers Leonard in the starting lineup. Aminu's next chance to return to his starting role will come Monday against the Spurs.

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