Aminu has agreed to a three-year, $29 million contract with the Magic, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Aminu has played for Portland since 2015-16, but he's decided to move on. He started all 81 of his appearances on the Blazers last season, providing value as a rebounding and defending forward. While he's shown potential as a three-point threat, his 35.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc over the past four years leaves something to be desired. With Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon in the fold, it's unclear if Aminu will start, but he should see sixth-man minutes at the very least.
Aminu compiled 19 points (7-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes Sunday in the Trail Blazers' 111-98 win over the Thunder in Game 4 of the series.
Aminu drilled a key three-pointer to close out the first half and finished with his best scoring performance of the series to give the Trail Blazers a 3-1 edge heading into a potential clincher Tuesday at home. Since his offense is usually reliant on knocking down outside shots, Aminu isn't particularly consistent, but he should make for a decent cost-saving option in DFS tournaments throughout the Blazers' postseason run.
Aminu furnished nine points (3-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt), nine rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 120-108 loss to the Thunder in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Friday.
Aminu played a strict complementary role as the fourth option behind Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Enes Kanter, but he still put together a solid fantasy line. The veteran forward's contributions will undoubtedly continue vary from game to game in the series, but his signature work on the boards should remain steady.
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.
Aminu posted 12 points (5-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal across 23 minutes in Wednesday's 118-98 win over the Bulls.
Aminu was the biggest presence the Blazers had on the glass Wednesday with Jusuf Nurkic (leg) going down the other night. Aminu took hold of his chance and parlayed that into a double-double, which hasn't been uncommon for Aminu this season. If he sees increased offensive usage given the injuries on the team, Aminu could push his production north of his season and career marks.
Aminu totaled 22 points (8-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal across 37 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 117-112 win over the Pistons on Saturday.
Aminu once again stepped up his involvement on the offensive end in what was C.J. McCollum's third straight absence due to a knee strain. The veteran forward's 13 shot attempts equaled a season high, while his scoring tally represented a new high-water mark on the campaign. Aminu has shot over 60.0 percent in two of the three games McCollum has missed, and he could well be called upon for a similarly elevated offensive role again in a favorable matchup versus the Nets on Monday.
Aminu finished with 16 points (5-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes Monday in the Trail Blazers' 106-98 win over the Pacers.
With C.J. McCollum (knee) sidelined, the Trail Blazers were in need for another player to step up on offense to complement Damian Lillard and Jusuf Nurkic, and Aminu rose to the challenge. His 16-point effort broke a streak of six consecutive games in which Aminu failed to crack double digits in the scoring column.
Aminu chipped in six points (2-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, three steals, one assist, and one block in 26 minutes during Friday's 122-110 win over the Pelicans.
Aminu contributed in every category except three-point shooting, though this was his fifth straight single-digit scoring effort. The 28-year-old forward continues to produce quality rebounding numbers while doing just enough in the other departments to maintain decent value in deep leagues.
Aminu finished with 15 points (5-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and a steal in 26 minutes during Saturday's win over Philadelphia.
The veteran forward topped double-digit points for the fourth-straight game as part of a balanced attack by the Trail Blazers. Over his past five games, Aminu's shooting a much improved 52.9 percent from the field compared to his season long mark of 43.9 percent. He remains a tertiary scorer on offense, but if Aminu's hitting his shots, he's an intriguing prospect in standard leagues as he provides a solid mix of rebounding, defense and threes.
Aminu furnished just five points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt), one rebound and one assist across 17 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 118-108 loss to the Heat on Tuesday.
Aminu saw his minutes decline over those of the prior contest for the second straight game, and there was notably no foul trouble to blame for the abbreviated playing time. The 28-year-old has seen an offensive downturn even when spending a more customary allotment of time on the floor recently, as he's scored in single digits in five of the last six games overall. While his rebounding is usually a dependable component of his game irrespective of any offensive struggles, even that was at a season-low level Tuesday.
Aminu (finger) returned to the starting lineup for the second half of Thursday's tilt against the Suns, Joe Freeman of the Oregonian reports.
Aminu underwent x-rays following a dislocation of his pinky during the first half of Thursday's contest, but he appears to have avoided any fractures given his timely return.
Aminu injured his left pinky and is probably to return to Thursday's game against the Suns.
Aminu dislocated his pinky in the first half of Thursday's game and was taken out for x-rays. While the team hasn't confirmed the results, he likely avoided a break if they've listed him as probable. He'll likely see the court again in the second half.
Aminu accumulated 13 points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-9 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 26 minutes during Monday's 115-107 loss to the Kings.
Aminu collected his seventh double-double of the season, putting him on pace to easily shatter his previous career-best of 10 double-doubles back in 2012-13. Aminu is a strong rebounder and the team's most versatile defender, and he has also handed out at least two assists in 11 of the last 12 games while draining 15 threes during the same stretch.
Aminu contributed nine points (2-7 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 34 minutes Sunday in the Trail Blazers' 116-113 loss to the Nuggets.
After some down rebounding performances of late, Aminu bounced back nicely in that category, but didn't offer much production beyond that to hang his hat on. Aminu's wayward accuracy from the field (42.4 percent for the season) and three-point range (34.7 percent) will most likely continue to make his scoring outputs volatile from game to game.
Aminu posted 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 15 rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes in Friday's 111-109 loss to the Thunder,
Despite posting a double-double and equaling a season-high 15 rebounds, Aminu couldn't get the final shot of the game to fall, as Portland ended up on the losing end of this hard-fought matchup. Many would be surprised to learn that Aminu has logged 10 double-digit rebounding totals this season. At first glance, you'd consider him the third or fourth source for production on the team, but he can quietly post big numbers and provide solid support under the basket. Aminu is a decent target for rebounds in all formats.
Aminu pitched in seven points (3-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt), 12 rebounds and three assists across 35 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 110-109 overtime win over the Warriors on Thursday.
Aminu checked in with one of his best rebounding games of December, which helped make up for a particularly poor shooting night. Aminu has actually struggled on the offensive end in multiple games recently, draining under 40 percent of his shots in four of his last five. However, that hasn't stopped the veteran big from remaining aggressive, as he's taken 20 attempts from behind the arc in the last four games alone. Aminu's most reliable value comes from his work on the boards, as he's pulled down six or more rebounds in 10 of 13 December contests.
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