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Al-Farouq Aminu

26-Year-Old    PF,SF    Portland Trail Blazers

2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

8.7

REB

7.4

AST

1.6

STL

1.0

BLK

0.7

2016 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Signed to a modest four-year, $30 million contract last summer, Aminu proved to be a nice value buy for the Trail Blazers, even though his scoring was frequently volatile. Aminu was able to settle into a full-time role on the top unit in his first year in Portland, starting ...

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HT: 6' 9"   WT: 215 lbs   DOB: 9/21/1990  College: Wake Forest   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #8 Overall in 2010   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $30 million contract with the Trail Blazers in July of 2015.

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Aminu contributed 25 points (7-12 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 6-8 FT), seven rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 35 minutes during a 128-103 loss to the Warriors on Monday.

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Al-Farouq Aminu NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 19 LAC 81 17.9 5.6 3.3 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.6 39.4 77.3 1.3 0.9 2.4 1.8 31.5 2.0 5.0 1.1 1.5
2011-12 20 NOP 66 22.4 6.0 4.7 1.0 0.9 0.5 0.2 41.1 75.4 1.4 1.4 3.2 0.7 27.7 2.3 5.5 1.3 1.7
2012-13 21 NOP 76 27.2 7.3 7.7 1.4 1.2 0.7 0.1 47.5 73.7 1.5 1.8 5.9 0.3 21.1 3.0 6.2 1.3 1.8
2013-14 22 DAL 80 25.6 7.2 6.2 1.4 1.0 0.5 0.2 47.4 66.4 1.1 1.6 4.6 0.6 27.1 2.9 6.2 1.1 1.7
2013-14 22 NOP 80 25.6 7.2 6.2 1.4 1.0 0.5 0.2 47.4 66.4 1.1 1.6 4.6 0.6 27.1 2.9 6.2 1.1 1.7
2013-14 22 DAL/NOP 160 25.6 7.2 6.2 1.4 1.0 0.5 0.2 47.4 66.4 1.1 1.6 4.6 0.6 27.1 2.9 6.2 1.1 1.7
2014-15 23 DAL 74 18.5 5.6 4.6 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.5 41.2 71.2 0.7 1.5 3.1 1.7 27.4 2.0 4.8 1.1 1.6
2015-16 24 POR 82 28.5 10.2 6.1 1.7 0.9 0.6 1.5 41.6 73.7 1.5 1.2 4.9 4.3 36.1 3.6 8.8 1.4 1.9
2016-17 25 POR 61 29.1 8.7 7.4 1.6 1.0 0.7 1.1 39.2 70.6 1.5 1.3 6.1 3.5 32.9 3.0 7.7 1.6 2.2
2016-17 Projections 26 POR 79 28.2 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Al-Farouq Aminu

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Al-Farouq Aminu NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 2 33.0 19.5 8.0 1.5 1.5 1.0 3.0 52.0 77.8 3.0 1.5 6.5 6.5 46.2 6.5 12.5 3.5 4.5
Last 14 Days 4 28.3 12.0 6.5 1.0 0.8 1.0 1.8 45.9 63.6 2.3 1.3 5.3 4.3 41.2 4.3 9.3 1.8 2.8
Last 30 Days 11 30.2 11.6 6.8 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.7 41.3 71.9 1.5 1.6 5.2 4.5 38.0 3.9 9.5 2.1 2.9
Last 5 Games 5 27.6 10.6 6.0 1.0 0.8 1.2 1.6 41.9 69.2 1.8 1.0 5.0 4.2 38.1 3.6 8.6 1.8 2.6
Last 10 Games 10 30.1 11.3 6.6 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.7 40.4 71.4 1.5 1.7 4.9 4.5 37.8 3.8 9.4 2.0 2.8
Last 20 Games 20 28.2 9.3 7.3 1.0 0.9 0.7 1.2 41.6 62.9 1.5 1.6 5.8 3.4 34.3 3.1 7.5 2.0 3.1

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Al-Farouq Aminu
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 24 GSW 103-128 35 25 7 1 2 1 3 7 12 6 8 5 9 2 5 3
Apr 22 GSW 113-119 31 14 9 2 1 1 3 6 13 1 1 1 4 1 8 1
Apr 19 @GSW 110-81 24 9 7 1 0 2 1 4 7 0 2 1 3 2 5 2
Apr 16 @GSW 121-109 23 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 3
Apr 12 NOP 100-103 Did Not Play
Apr 10 SAS 99-98 25 5 4 1 1 2 0 1 6 2 2 1 4 0 4 2
Apr 8 UTA 101-86 31 2 12 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 2 3 9 0
Apr 6 MIN 105-98 40 15 7 0 2 1 2 4 11 4 7 3 7 0 7 1
Apr 4 @UTA 106-87 31 11 4 1 2 1 2 3 7 4 4 1 4 1 3 2
Apr 3 @MIN 110-109 35 20 7 5 0 3 0 7 14 2 2 4 7 6 1 1
Apr 1 PHO 130-117 26 12 6 0 3 0 1 5 11 1 2 1 4 2 4 4
Mar 30 HOU 117-107 31 15 9 1 2 0 1 5 10 3 4 2 5 1 8 1
Mar 28 DEN 122-113 28 15 9 1 0 1 1 4 7 6 9 1 2 4 5 0
Mar 26 @LAL 81-97 26 9 10 4 0 1 1 3 6 2 3 1 2 1 9 2
Mar 25 MIN 112-100 27 8 6 0 2 0 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 0 6 2
Mar 23 NYK 110-95 27 10 9 0 2 0 1 4 11 1 4 1 4 2 7 2
Mar 21 MIL 90-93 19 2 7 1 0 1 2 0 4 2 6 0 1 1 6 1
Mar 19 @MIA 104-115 23 3 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 3
Mar 18 @ATL 97-113 27 8 7 0 0 0 3 3 4 2 2 0 1 2 5 1
Mar 15 @SAS 106-110 31 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 4 2 2 0 3 1 7 0
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Mar 14 @NOP 100-77 24 1 10 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 2 0 3 1 9 0
Mar 12 @PHO 101-110 30 9 12 1 1 1 3 3 8 2 3 1 2 0 12 0
Mar 11 WAS 124-125 34 11 8 1 1 1 0 3 6 2 2 3 4 0 8 1
Mar 9 PHI 114-108 38 2 5 0 2 2 4 1 7 0 0 0 3 2 3 3
Mar 7 @OKC 121-126 30 12 7 0 1 3 2 5 6 1 2 1 1 1 6 2
Mar 4 BKN 130-116 32 23 6 1 0 0 2 9 13 0 0 5 6 1 5 1
Mar 2 OKC 114-109 32 14 6 1 3 1 0 6 9 1 3 1 3 1 5 1
Feb 28 @DET 120-113 24 2 6 1 1 1 5 0 5 2 2 0 3 0 6 0
Feb 26 @TOR 112-106 29 13 8 2 0 1 2 3 6 6 6 1 3 3 5 5
Feb 23 @ORL 103-112 Did Not Play
Feb 15 @UTA 111-88 Did Not Play
Feb 13 ATL 104-109 39 14 15 2 1 0 3 5 14 0 0 4 9 3 12 3
Feb 9 BOS 111-120 31 26 5 1 0 0 2 8 12 7 9 3 5 0 5 1
Feb 7 @DAL 113-114 28 12 11 1 1 1 1 4 10 2 2 2 5 2 9 2
Feb 5 @OKC 105-99 32 7 7 1 2 1 1 1 8 4 4 1 3 2 5 2
Feb 3 DAL 104-108 37 14 8 1 0 0 0 5 10 0 0 4 8 0 8 1
Jan 31 CHA 115-98 28 7 10 3 1 0 2 3 8 0 0 1 4 1 9 2
Jan 29 GSW 111-113 34 7 9 4 2 0 2 3 10 0 0 1 5 1 8 2
Jan 27 MEM 112-109 32 12 4 2 1 3 1 4 9 2 2 2 5 0 4 3
Jan 25 LAL 105-98 28 2 6 3 0 1 4 1 5 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
Jan 21 @BOS 123-127 37 11 7 0 1 1 1 2 6 6 6 1 4 1 6 3
Jan 20 @PHI 93-92 22 9 9 1 1 0 2 3 6 2 2 1 1 1 8 5
Jan 18 @CHA 107-85 30 7 7 2 2 2 2 2 7 2 2 1 5 1 6 1
Jan 16 @WAS 120-101 25 12 5 1 0 0 2 5 9 2 2 0 1 2 3 0
Jan 13 ORL 109-115 31 8 7 2 0 1 0 3 9 2 4 0 1 3 4 3
Jan 11 CLE 102-86 31 11 12 2 0 1 2 5 16 1 1 0 5 5 7 1
Jan 10 @LAL 87-108 29 8 15 4 0 3 2 3 6 1 2 1 2 2 13 1
Jan 8 DET 124-125 37 16 8 2 0 0 1 7 10 1 1 1 3 1 7 1
Jan 5 LAL 118-109 35 7 11 4 2 1 0 3 8 0 0 1 3 1 10 1
Jan 4 @GSW 125-117 33 12 7 5 2 0 4 4 7 2 2 2 3 1 6 6
Jan 1 @MIN 89-95 36 2 6 3 2 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 2 0 6 3
Dec 30 @SAS 110-94 28 6 6 3 2 0 0 2 9 2 3 0 3 1 5 4
Dec 28 SAC 102-89 31 8 7 2 0 0 2 3 6 2 2 0 1 1 6 1
Dec 26 TOR 91-95 33 8 8 3 0 1 0 3 7 0 0 2 4 0 8 2
Dec 23 SAS 90-110 29 6 2 2 0 0 3 2 6 0 0 2 5 2 0 0
Dec 21 DAL 95-96 30 5 6 2 2 0 1 1 4 2 2 1 2 0 6 2
Dec 20 @SAC 126-121 Did Not Play
Dec 17 @GSW 135-90 Did Not Play
Dec 15 @DEN 132-120 Did Not Play
Dec 13 OKC 114-95 Did Not Play
Dec 12 @LAC 121-120 21 10 4 2 0 0 2 4 6 0 0 2 3 1 3 1
Dec 10 @IND 118-111 Did Not Play
Dec 8 @MEM 88-86 24 5 11 2 2 0 3 2 9 1 2 0 6 1 10 1
Dec 7 @MIL 115-107 18 2 4 2 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 2 2 2 2
Dec 5 @CHI 110-112 17 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 3 2
Dec 3 MIA 99-92 Did Not Play
Nov 30 IND 131-109 Did Not Play
Nov 27 HOU 114-130 Did Not Play
Nov 25 NOP 119-104 Did Not Play
Nov 23 @CLE 137-125 Did Not Play
Nov 22 @NYK 107-103 Did Not Play
Nov 20 @BKN 109-129 Did Not Play
Nov 18 @NOP 113-101 Did Not Play
Nov 17 @HOU 126-109 Did Not Play
Nov 15 CHI 88-113 Did Not Play
Nov 13 DEN 112-105 Did Not Play
Nov 11 SAC 122-120 Did Not Play
Nov 9 @LAC 111-80 Did Not Play
Nov 8 PHO 124-121 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 6 @MEM 94-100 34 8 4 2 1 0 3 3 10 1 2 1 4 1 3 0
Nov 4 @DAL 95-105 33 12 10 3 1 1 1 4 13 1 2 3 8 3 7 1
Nov 2 @PHO 118-115 23 8 5 1 4 1 1 2 9 2 2 2 4 1 4 0
Nov 1 GSW 104-127 30 6 10 3 3 1 3 3 11 0 2 0 6 1 9 1
Oct 29 @DEN 113-115 32 5 12 1 2 3 1 1 6 2 4 1 6 1 11 4
Oct 27 LAC 106-114 25 1 8 2 0 1 2 0 6 1 2 0 5 0 8 4
Oct 25 UTA 113-104 28 9 4 1 1 0 1 3 6 1 1 2 3 0 4 0
Al-Farouq Aminu Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Al-Farouq Aminu – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#2 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #4 Small Forward

1.  Maurice Harkless

2.  Al-Farouq Aminu

3.  Noah Vonleh

4.  Meyers Leonard

5.  Ed Davis

6.  Jake Layman

Portland Trail Blazers

True Shooting Percentage

50.5%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Al-Farouq Aminu has a true shooting percentage of 50.5%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2016-17

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Al-Farouq Aminu NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 19 LAC 81 36.0 11.3 6.6 1.5 1.5 0.6 1.1 39.4 77.3 2.6 1.9 4.8 3.5 31.5 4.0 10.1 2.3 3.0
2011-12 20 NOP 66 36.0 9.7 7.5 1.6 1.4 0.8 0.3 41.1 75.4 2.2 2.3 5.2 1.1 27.7 3.7 8.9 2.1 2.8
2012-13 21 NOP 76 36.0 9.7 10.2 1.8 1.6 0.9 0.1 47.5 73.7 2.0 2.4 7.8 0.3 21.1 3.9 8.3 1.8 2.4
2013-14 22 DAL 80 36.0 10.1 8.7 2.0 1.4 0.7 0.2 47.4 66.4 1.5 2.3 6.5 0.8 27.1 4.1 8.7 1.6 2.4
2013-14 22 NOP 80 36.0 10.1 8.7 2.0 1.4 0.7 0.2 47.4 66.4 1.5 2.3 6.5 0.8 27.1 4.1 8.7 1.6 2.4
2013-14 22 DAL/NOP 160 36.0 10.1 8.7 2.0 1.4 0.7 0.2 47.4 66.4 1.5 2.3 6.5 0.8 27.1 4.1 8.7 1.6 2.4
2014-15 23 DAL 74 36.0 10.9 9.0 1.6 1.8 1.6 0.9 41.2 71.2 1.4 3.0 6.0 3.3 27.4 3.9 9.4 2.2 3.1
2015-16 24 POR 82 36.0 12.9 7.7 2.1 1.1 0.8 1.9 41.6 73.7 1.8 1.5 6.2 5.4 36.1 4.6 11.1 1.8 2.4
2016-17 25 POR 61 36.0 10.8 9.2 2.0 1.2 0.9 1.4 39.2 70.6 1.9 1.6 7.6 4.3 32.9 3.7 9.5 1.9 2.8
2016-17 Projections 26 POR 79 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Al-Farouq Aminu

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Al-Farouq Aminu NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2010-11 19 LAC 81 1452 457 267 60 59 25 45 39.4 77.3 103 75 192 143 31.5 160 406 92 119
2011-12 20 NOP 66 1477 399 308 66 59 34 13 41.1 75.4 91 95 213 47 27.7 150 365 86 114
2012-13 21 NOP 76 2066 555 585 103 92 51 4 47.5 73.7 116 139 446 19 21.1 225 474 101 137
2013-14 22 DAL 80 2045 572 496 114 82 38 13 47.4 66.4 88 129 367 48 27.1 234 494 91 137
2013-14 22 NOP 80 2045 572 496 114 82 38 13 47.4 66.4 88 129 367 48 27.1 234 494 91 137
2013-14 22 DAL/NOP 160 4090 1144 992 228 164 76 26 47.4 66.4 176 258 734 96 27.1 468 988 182 274
2014-15 23 DAL 74 1366 412 342 59 70 62 34 41.2 71.2 55 114 228 124 27.4 147 357 84 118
2015-16 24 POR 82 2341 839 499 138 72 53 126 41.6 73.7 120 98 401 349 36.1 299 719 115 156
2016-17 25 POR 61 1773 532 451 99 61 44 70 39.2 70.6 94 77 374 213 32.9 183 467 96 136
2016-17 Projections 26 POR 79 2228 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Al-Farouq Aminu

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Al-Farouq Aminu NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2010-11 19 LAC 81 17.9 49.9 45.0 9.7 16.6 0.6 6.1
2011-12 20 NOP 66 22.4 48.1 42.9 11.5 15.9 0.7 8.1
2012-13 21 NOP 76 27.2 51.9 47.9 13.7 15.4 0.9 13.0
2013-14 22 DAL 80 25.6 51.6 48.7 15.1 11.6 1.3 11.4
2013-14 22 NOP 80 25.6 51.6 48.7 15.1 11.6 1.3 11.4
2013-14 22 DAL/NOP 160 25.6 51.6 48.7 15.1 11.6 1.3 11.4
2014-15 23 DAL 74 18.5 50.4 45.9 11.3 10.5 1.1 8.7
2015-16 24 POR 82 28.5 53.3 50.3 13.2 11.5 1.2 12.4
2016-17 25 POR 61 29.1 50.5 46.7 13.8 13.1 1.1 12.6
2016-17 Projections 26 POR 79 28.2 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Al-Farouq Aminu

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Al-Farouq Aminu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Aminu will not play in Wednesday's game against the Pelicans due to rest purposes, Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com reports.

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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.

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Aminu will come off the bench during Saturday's game against the Jazz, Jason Quick of CSNNW.com reports.

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Aminu totaled 15 points (4-11 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-7 FT), seven rebounds, two steals and one block over 40 minutes in Thursday's 105-98 win over the Timberwolves.

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Aminu will start at center for Tuesday's matchup against the Jazz, Trail Blazers' beat writer Casey Holdahl reports.

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Aminu posted 20 points (7-14 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, five assists and three blocks across 35 minutes in Monday's 110-109 loss to the Timberwolves.

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Aminu totaled 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and two steals over 31 minutes in Thursday's 117-107 win over the Rockets.

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Aminu supplied nine points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and one block over 26 minutes in Sunday's 97-81 win over the Lakers.

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Aminu submitted eight points (4-5 FG, 0-2 FT), six rebounds and two steals over 27 minutes in Saturday's 112-100 victory over the Timberwolves.

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Aminu posted 10 points (4-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-4 FT), nine rebounds and two steals over 27 minutes in Thursday's 110-95 win over the Knicks.

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Aminu accumulated nine points (3-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block across 30 minutes during Sunday's 110-101 victory over the Suns.

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Aminu provided 23 points (9-13 FG, 5-6 3Pt), six rebounds and one assist across 32 minutes in Saturday's 130-116 win over the Nets.

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2015-16

Only five years into his career, Aminu has been traded once and tested the free-agent waters three times, including one season with the Mavericks in 2014-15. Arriving with small forward Chandler Parsons, Aminu didn't record most of his minutes at the three for the first time, instead earning an even split between small and power forward (46 percent apiece). Aminu's workload withstood wild swings throughout the campaign, with December serving as the nadir (12 minutes per game, while taking the court in 11 of 15 outings). However, Parsons' battle with ankle and knee issues after the All-Star break improved Aminu's stock, especially in April, when he averaged eight points (on 40 percent shooting), 7.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.1 blocks in 27 minutes across eight outings. After Parsons was ruled out for the postseason prior to Game 3 of the Mavericks' first-round series versus the Rockets, Aminu put together what was likely the most stat-laden, three-game stretch of his career (15.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 2.0 three-pointers, and 1.0 block in 36 minute per game). Upon moving on to Portland, the career 29-percent shooter from three-point range isn't a candidate to sustain such output from deep, but with no established presence at small forward, Aminu has ample opportunity to continue to contribute across the board.

2014-15

Al-Farouq Aminu is entering his fifth season in the NBA after signing with Dallas in the offseason. He averaged 7.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 27 minutes per game last season with the Pelicans. Aminu played in 80 games during his third and final season with New Orleans while shooting 47 percent from the field on 6.2 attempts per game and 66 percent from the free-throw line on 1.7 attempts per game. He has never lived up to the hype that surrounded him when the Clippers selected him with the eighth-overall pick. However, he's made a name for himself as a versatile defender with a knack for rebounding. Coach Rick Carlisle likes to have a defensive specialist on hand and could turn to Aminu frequently in the competitive Western Conference. He's never been a great shooter, but he won't be asked to carry much weight on offense for a deep Dallas team. At 23 years old, Aminu is still young enough to carve out a niche for himself in the league, but his game doesn't necessarily translate over to the fantasy realm well.

2013-14

The Pelicans are relying on Aminu to hold down the small forward spot on a team that has playoff aspirations this year, and he appears to have the talent to not disappoint. He has seen his minutes per game average increase by roughly five minutes per game in his last two seasons, getting 27 mpg in 2012-13. If he were to see a slight bump this season, the results could be fantastic for fantasy owners, as his per-36 minutes averages from last season were 9.7 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals. Aminu is another good dark horse candidate to lead small forwards in rebounds per game, especially since the Pelicans may be going small this year, with Anthony Davis moving to center and Ryan Anderson playing a stretch four, which would leave plenty of rebounds for the 6-9 Aminu. Other than rebounding, perhaps the biggest improvement Aminu made from his second season to his third was shooting efficiency. In 2011-12, Aminu shot 41 percent from the field on 5.5 attempts per game, but last season he made 47.5 percent of his 6.2 shots per contest. He is average-to-above average in field-goal percentage, rebounding, steals and blocks, and he is below average everywhere else, so he makes for a nice option at the back end of drafts if your team has inverse strengths and weaknesses.

2012-13

Acquired last season, Aminu remains after the team decided to part ways with Quincy Pondexter. Aminu is coming off of a subpar year where he averaged 6.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and over 22 minutes a game – all higher numbers than his rookie year. Aminu played in every game last year, and earned more minutes and a slew of starts. With Anderson in town, Aminu will likely be relegated to the bench, but his familiarity of the system and a heavy rotation being used should see Aminu getting his playing time. In deeper leagues he may be valuable - if he takes a leap forward this year.

2011-12

The newly-acquired Aminu enters New Orleans in a position battle with Quincy Pondexter for the backup small forward role. Aminu is coming off a productive rookie year where he averaged 5.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and over 17 minutes a game – all higher numbers in respect to Pondexter’s. Aminu also comes in more highly touted, being a top-10 pick a year ago. What Aminu has working against him is that he plays the same role as a fellow “young gun” and will be coming in without much of an offseason program with the Hornets. The likely situation will have Aminu being cycled into more athletic and smaller lineups.

2010-11

Aminu is the team’s small forward of the future, but his game is too unpolished for him to be asked to play meaningful minutes in the NBA this season. We could see him earn extended minutes in the second half of the season if coach Vinny Del Negro falls out of love with Ryan Gomes and the team is struggling to contend for a playoff spot.