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Portland Trail Blazers’ Aminu To Participate In First NBA Game In Africa

An offseason acquisition from the Dallas Mavericks, forward Al-Farouq Aminu will play for Team Africa as it takes on Team World in the NBA Africa game set to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa this Saturday.  This game comes as part of the partnership between Basketball Without Borders and the NBA, and is the first game in NBA history to take place in Africa. Ahead of the...
Via Oregon Sports News
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers: Al-Farouq Aminu Signing Grade

  (April 23, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Portland Trail Blazers made the first headlines of free agency by signing forward Al-Farouq Aminu to a controversial four year, $30 million contract. While he’s not the secondary offensive option the Blazers are in need of alongside Lillard, he’s an...
Via HoopStuff
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Free agent Al-Farouq Aminu signs with Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers appear to be entering a period of change, so one of general manager Neil Olshey's first calls during free agency went to a familiar face. The Blazers quickly agreed with veteran Al-Farouq Aminu, reuniting the defensive-minded forward with the man who drafted him with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2011. "Headed to Portland with my guy Neil Olshey, who believed...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland’s Deal With Al-Farouq Aminu is Really Baffling

Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Portland Trail-Blazers have completed a deal with G/F Al-Farouq Aminu that is worth 30 million dollars over 4 seasons. Free agent Aminu Al-Farouq has agreed to a four year, $30 million deal with Portland, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 This is easily the most questionable deal of the...
Via TopSportsReport
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Aminu Al-Farouq leaves Mavericks, signs with Trail Blazers

Shooting forward Aminu Al-Farouq has agreed to a four-year, $30 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Yahoo Sports. Al-Farouq, 24, averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds last season with the Dallas Mavericks, his only season with the franchise. The four-year veteran was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers eighth overall in 2010.
Via Sports-Glory
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics to meet with Al-Farouq Aminu

David Aldridge tweeted yesterday that free agent Al-Farouq Aminu is scheduled to visit with the Boston Celtics, among other teams. An under the radar free agent will be Dallas' Al-Faroqu Aminu. Sked to visit NYK, BOS, POR, TOR & NOP, w/Mavs still in mix.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 28, 2015In a reply to that tweet Sean Grande, the radio voice of the Celtics, said...
Via Celtics Life
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Al-Farouq Aminu's contract market will be in $4 million per year range

Dallas Mavericks forward Al-Farouq Aminu was a reclamation project for Rick Carlisle, and it turned out to be a successful one. As the season moved on, Aminu earned more trust and minutes and became a valuable role player for the Mavericks, particularly in the postseason.Aminu, still just 24-years-old, will now be an unrestricted free agent with a chance to cash in on his improved...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Reviewing the pleasantries of Aminu's 2014-15 season

The Dallas Mavericks signed Al-Farouq Aminu, a former lottery pick possessing rare defensive versatility that's perpetually handcuffed to a troublesome jumper, to a one-year deal last summer with the hope he'd perform above his pay grade.It was a low-risk, high-reward acquisition that worked beyond Dallas' wildest dreams in the postseason. Aminu averaged 11.2 points, 7.2 rebounds...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Dallas stick with Aminu?

Al-Farouq Aminu is a free agent coming off the type of season all free agents want to have. He exceeded his current pay grade, turning into a solid energy player off the bench who can crash the glass, defend multiple positions and make timely cuts to the rim.He's not a star, despite entering the league as a high lottery pick, but Aminu is useful, and some team may be willing to pay...
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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