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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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Goes through on-court work Monday

    Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle), who's already been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Grizzlies, is taking part in some shooting and on-court work prior to the game, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.This marks Aminu's first on-court work since spraining his right ankle on Nov. 1, so it appears he's finally nearing the end of his recovery. That said, Aminu won't play Monday, which makes Wednesday's game against the 76ers his next opportunity to return. It wouldn't be surprising if Aminu needs time to get his conditioning in order, so a few more games on the sidelines seems likely at this point. Once he's a full participant in practice, another update should be provided.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Will be out two-to-three weeks

    Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) will be sidelined two-to-three weeks, Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest reports.Despite his X-rays coming back clean, Aminu's right ankle sprain is apparently serious enough to keep him sidelined up to three weeks. He's been a significant member of the team's rotation this season, garnering 30.1 minutes per game and producing 9.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 blocks. While he was out Thursday against the Lakers, Noah Vonleh saw 15 minutes, Caleb Swanigan saw 14 and Zach Collins received 11. At this point, it appears his workload may be absorbed by committee.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Out Thursday vs. Lakers

    Al-Farouq Aminu (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup with the Lakers, Casey Holdahl of TrailBlazers.com reports.Aminu sprained his ankle during Wednesday's game against the Jazz and with the Portland Trail Blazers heading into the second game of a back-to-back set, they'll avoid bringing their forward back too soon. He'll sit out Thursday's contest, with his next opportunity to take the floor coming Sunday against the Thunder. Noah Vonleh is listed as the team's starting power forward in the game notes, though those can be a bit unreliable. Either way, with Aminu out, guys like Vonleh, Evan Turner, Maurice Harkless and Ed Davis should all be in line for expanded roles in the frontcourt.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: X-rays come back clean

    X-rays on Al-Farouq Aminu's wrist and ankle came back negative, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.Aminu got banged up pretty good in Wednesday's loss to the Jazz, tweaking his left wrist and spraining his right ankle. Thankfully, neither of the injuries appear to be overly serious, though he'll still be considered questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Lakers. Look his status to clear up closer to tip.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Won't return with sprained ankle

    Al-Farouq Aminu suffered a sprained right ankle during Wednesday's game against the Jazz and will not return, Jason Quick of NBC Sports Northwest reports.Aminu exited the game after turning his ankle late in the fourth quarter while going for an offensive rebound. He had eight points and six rebounds in 26 minutes of action before injuring himself. Aminu will sit out the rest of Wednesday's contest -- which is headed to overtime -- and can tentatively be considered questionable for Thursday's matchup with the Lakers.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Fills out stat sheet Thursday

    Al-Farouq Aminu provided 19 points (6-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block across 33 minutes in Thursday's 104-103 loss to the Clippers.Aminu was impressive across the board Thursday and served as a valuable source of complementary scoring alongside Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. The outing served as Aminu's second double-digit scoring effort over the first five games, while his respective success rates of 54.5 percent and 62.5 percent from the field and three-point range were each high-water marks on the season. Despite some offensive inconsistency, Aminu's ability to offer robust production in other categories keeps him viable in the majority of fantasy formats.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Big double-double in Friday's win

    Al-Farouq Aminu scored 16 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt) while adding 16 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 35 minutes during Friday's 114-96 win over the Pacers.With C.J. McCollum back in the starting lineup, it was Aminu who stayed in the starting five while Evan Turner moved to the bench, and the 27-year-old forward responded with the kind of robust multi-category performance Blazers fans were used to seeing from Nic Batum a few years ago. Aminu's track record suggests he won't be able to maintain this level of production, but he's now pulled down double-digit boards in back-to-back games to begin the season, which could make him an early waiver-wire darling in many fantasy leagues.

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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Swipes three steals Sunday

    Al-Farouq 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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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Solid on boards in Thursday's start

    Al-Farouq 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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    Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu: Will start Thursday

    Al-Farouq 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.