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Al-Farouq Aminu

25-Year-Old    SF    Portland Trail Blazers

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

10.2

REB

6.1

AST

1.7

STL

0.9

BLK

0.6

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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...

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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 compiled 16 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and two steals across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 125-121 Game 5 loss to the Warriors.

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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
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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 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 35.6 17.2 8.4 1.4 0.6 1.0 3.2 53.6 66.7 1.8 2.0 6.4 5.8 55.2 6.0 11.2 2.0 3.0
Last 10 Games 10 34.4 15.1 8.3 1.7 0.7 1.0 2.6 45.7 70.4 1.9 2.1 6.2 6.2 41.9 5.3 11.6 1.9 2.7
Last 20 Games 20 31.8 14.7 7.7 1.9 0.9 0.9 2.6 46.3 77.4 1.8 1.6 6.1 6.0 42.5 5.1 10.9 2.1 2.7

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Al-Farouq Aminu
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 11 @GSW 36 16 9 2 2 0 0 5 10 3 4 3 5 2 7 3
May 9 GSW 39 18 13 2 1 1 1 6 14 3 6 3 6 4 9 5
May 7 GSW 41 23 10 0 0 1 1 8 9 3 3 4 5 1 9 3
May 3 @GSW 37 14 6 2 0 1 4 5 10 1 2 3 5 0 6 2
May 1 @GSW 25 15 4 1 0 2 3 6 13 0 0 3 8 3 1 1
Apr 29 LAC 32 10 6 2 0 0 4 3 9 2 2 2 6 1 5 4
Apr 27 @LAC 28 7 8 2 1 1 3 1 6 5 8 0 5 2 6 5
Apr 25 LAC 36 30 10 3 0 3 1 11 20 2 2 6 10 3 7 1
Apr 23 LAC 35 9 7 0 1 1 0 4 12 0 0 1 5 2 5 3
Apr 20 @LAC 35 9 10 3 2 0 2 4 13 0 0 1 7 3 7 2
Apr 17 @LAC 26 10 12 3 1 0 2 3 12 2 2 2 8 2 10 2
Apr 13 DEN 19 10 3 0 1 0 1 3 6 2 2 2 5 1 2 3
Apr 9 MIN 32 10 3 1 0 1 4 4 8 0 0 2 5 0 3 3
Apr 6 OKC 37 27 6 5 3 1 1 10 17 4 6 3 8 2 4 2
Apr 5 @SAC 21 6 7 0 1 1 2 2 5 1 2 1 1 1 6 2
Apr 3 @GSW 36 10 6 5 2 0 2 2 6 4 4 2 3 0 6 0
Apr 2 MIA 25 8 8 2 1 1 2 2 7 2 2 2 3 1 7 2
Mar 31 BOS 36 28 9 1 1 3 1 11 19 0 1 6 11 1 8 2
Mar 28 SAC 24 14 8 2 1 1 2 5 10 2 2 2 6 1 7 1
Mar 26 PHI 35 20 8 2 0 0 0 6 12 5 5 3 8 2 6 2
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Mar 24 @LAC 20 6 6 0 1 0 0 2 4 2 2 0 1 0 6 1
Mar 23 DAL 36 10 11 1 2 2 1 3 12 3 4 1 7 0 11 2
Mar 20 @DAL 35 12 5 5 0 0 1 4 12 0 0 4 12 1 4 2
Mar 18 @NOP 29 7 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 2 2 1 4 2 3 1
Mar 17 @SAS 27 8 6 4 0 1 2 3 10 0 0 2 5 2 4 1
Mar 14 @OKC 23 11 3 3 0 0 1 3 8 3 4 2 7 1 2 3
Mar 12 ORL 23 11 7 2 1 1 0 4 8 0 0 3 5 2 5 2
Mar 11 @GSW 21 9 1 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 3 4 0 1 2
Mar 8 WAS 28 5 8 1 0 1 3 2 8 1 2 0 1 5 3 0
Mar 6 @DET 32 16 3 0 0 0 1 5 11 2 2 4 9 0 3 3
Mar 4 @TOR 17 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Mar 2 @BOS 20 2 4 3 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Mar 1 @NYK 21 4 4 1 1 2 1 2 8 0 0 0 2 0 4 2
Feb 28 @IND 30 10 8 3 1 0 2 4 4 2 4 0 0 2 6 3
Feb 27 @CHI 21 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 2
Feb 25 HOU 29 13 6 2 0 0 3 4 8 2 2 3 7 2 4 2
Feb 23 BKN 28 10 5 4 0 0 1 4 8 1 2 1 2 1 4 1
Feb 21 UTA 28 2 6 3 1 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 3 3 3 2
Feb 19 GSW 25 3 6 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 0 0 1 5 3
Feb 10 HOU 25 11 3 5 1 0 2 4 9 2 2 1 3 2 1 4
Feb 8 @MEM 40 4 5 3 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
Feb 6 @HOU 30 11 7 2 3 1 2 4 13 0 2 3 9 3 4 1
Feb 4 TOR 32 7 4 0 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 3 0 4 0
Feb 2 MIL 31 16 5 1 3 0 4 5 11 3 5 3 7 0 5 3
Jan 31 MIN 31 6 6 2 1 2 1 2 6 1 2 1 2 2 4 2
Jan 29 CHA 32 17 12 1 2 0 0 7 13 2 2 1 2 3 9 4
Jan 26 SAC 24 7 4 1 1 0 3 2 8 2 2 1 6 1 3 2
Jan 23 LAL 21 5 2 1 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 2 1
Jan 20 ATL 31 12 7 3 1 1 2 5 8 1 2 1 3 1 6 3
Jan 18 @WAS 25 8 5 1 1 1 2 3 8 0 0 2 4 0 5 4
Jan 16 @PHI 25 2 6 0 1 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 2 1 5 1
Jan 15 @BKN 31 10 3 0 1 4 2 3 7 2 2 2 6 1 2 3
Jan 13 UTA 27 10 7 2 1 4 1 4 10 2 4 0 3 3 4 1
Jan 10 OKC 35 16 4 2 2 1 0 6 15 2 3 2 7 2 2 2
Jan 8 GSW 20 8 7 0 1 0 0 3 5 1 2 1 3 1 6 1
Jan 6 LAC 26 9 6 1 0 1 3 3 9 1 2 2 6 0 6 1
Jan 4 MEM 34 15 14 0 1 0 2 5 11 3 3 2 6 3 11 3
Jan 3 @DEN 22 14 3 1 0 0 0 5 8 1 1 3 4 0 3 4
Dec 31 @UTA 26 5 6 1 0 0 1 2 7 0 0 1 4 1 5 1
Dec 30 DEN 33 14 9 4 0 0 0 6 14 2 2 0 5 0 9 2
Dec 27 @SAC 23 5 3 0 2 0 4 2 8 1 2 0 2 0 3 2
Dec 26 CLE 22 12 1 5 2 0 0 5 9 0 0 2 5 0 1 1
Dec 23 @NOP 22 10 8 1 2 0 3 3 9 3 4 1 4 2 6 3
Dec 21 @ATL 26 7 9 1 0 0 3 3 8 0 0 1 2 2 7 3
Dec 20 @MIA 32 16 4 2 3 0 2 6 9 0 0 4 7 1 3 3
Dec 18 @ORL 29 16 4 1 0 0 1 5 6 2 2 4 5 1 3 2
Dec 16 @OKC 21 5 5 0 1 1 1 2 7 0 0 1 2 1 4 2
Dec 14 NOP 28 10 9 1 0 1 1 4 9 0 0 2 4 1 8 0
Dec 12 NYK 32 11 5 1 0 0 1 5 13 0 0 1 5 2 3 0
Dec 11 @PHO 30 13 13 1 3 1 2 5 12 1 1 2 5 3 10 1
Dec 8 @CLE 31 4 5 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 2 1 4 5
Dec 7 @MIL 30 9 5 1 2 0 1 4 8 0 1 1 3 1 4 4
Dec 5 @MIN 27 16 3 1 3 0 3 5 7 4 5 2 2 0 3 2
Dec 3 IND 32 13 6 5 1 0 2 4 9 2 2 3 7 2 4 1
Dec 1 DAL 18 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
Nov 30 @LAC 34 7 7 2 0 0 2 3 15 0 2 1 7 2 5 4
Nov 28 LAL 28 5 9 3 0 0 1 2 6 1 2 0 3 2 7 1
Nov 24 CHI 22 5 6 1 0 1 2 1 9 2 2 1 3 2 4 1
Nov 22 @LAL 32 10 6 2 0 1 2 3 8 3 4 1 2 2 4 2
Nov 20 LAC 35 10 12 3 1 2 1 4 13 0 0 2 6 2 10 1
Nov 18 @HOU 37 16 15 0 1 1 3 5 16 4 4 2 8 2 13 3
Nov 16 @SAS 36 17 4 1 0 0 3 7 14 0 1 3 5 1 3 2
Nov 15 @CHA 22 7 3 2 1 0 0 2 5 2 2 1 2 0 3 5
Nov 13 @MEM 34 16 8 1 1 3 2 4 11 6 6 2 6 1 7 4
Nov 11 SAS 33 11 3 4 0 1 0 4 11 1 2 2 6 0 3 2
Nov 9 @DEN 34 12 4 2 1 1 1 5 16 0 0 2 7 1 3 2
Nov 8 DET 35 9 9 1 0 0 2 3 7 3 4 0 4 0 9 1
Nov 5 MEM 33 11 10 5 1 0 2 4 11 2 4 1 4 2 8 4
Nov 4 @UTA 36 13 8 1 2 0 2 5 9 2 5 1 2 1 7 3
Nov 2 @MIN 32 17 9 1 0 1 0 7 12 1 2 2 5 3 6 5
Oct 31 PHO 34 16 7 5 0 0 2 5 14 4 4 2 4 0 7 2
Oct 30 @PHO 32 16 10 0 0 2 6 5 9 4 5 2 3 3 7 5
Oct 28 NOP 31 9 8 0 1 2 3 3 7 2 2 1 3 0 8 0
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#1 Small Forward
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Portland Trail Blazers

True Shooting Percentage

53.3%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Al-Farouq Aminu has a true shooting percentage of 53.3%.

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

Aminu contributed 18 points (6-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-6 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block over 39 minutes in Monday's 132-125 overtime loss to the Warriors in Game 4 of the series.

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Aminu managed 23 points (8-9 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds and a block over 41 minutes in Saturday's 120-108 Game 3 victory over the Warriors.

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Aminu had 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and one block across 37 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 110-99 loss to the Warriors in Tuesday's Game 2.

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Aminu put up 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt), four rebounds, two blocks, and one assist across 25 minutes in Sunday's 118-106 Game 1 loss to the Warriors.

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Aminu poured in a career-high 30 points (11-20 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with 10 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in 36 minutes during Monday's Game 4 win over the Clippers.

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Aminu scored 10 points (3-12 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding 12 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 26 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 115-95 loss to the Spurs on Sunday.

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Aminu finished with 27 points (10-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 4-6 FT), six rebounds, five assists, three steals, and one block during Wednesday's 120-115 win over the Thunder.

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Aminu was limited to six points (2-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, one steal, and one block over 21 minutes in Tuesday's 115-107 win over the Kings.

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Aminu exploded for 28 points (11-19 FG, 6-11 3Pt), nine rebounds, an assist, a steal, and three blocks over 36 minutes in Thursday's 116-109 victory over the Celtics.

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Aminu tallied 20 points (6-12 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, and two assists over 35 minutes in Saturday's 108-105 victory over the Sixers.

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Aminu put up 10 points (3-12 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals, two blocks, and one assist in 36 minutes during Wednesday's win versus the Mavericks.

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Aminu supplied 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 3Pt), seven rebounds, two assists, a steal, and a block over 23 minutes in Saturday's 121-84 victory over the Magic.

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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.