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Pelicans Sign Veteran John Salmons

The New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement with free agent small forward John Salmons, adding depth at the position following the departure of Al-Farouq Aminu to Dallas this offseason. The addition of the veteran Salmons provides the Pelicans some depth at the small forward position. The 34-year old Salmons, drafted 26th overall by Philadelphia in the 2002 draft, averaged...
Via The League News
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Dallas Mavericks: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer @ Hoopstuff… Moves made: Signed Al-Farouq Aminu, Eric Griffin, Richard Jefferson, Ivan Johnson, Jameer Nelson, and Chandler Parsons Traded for Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, and Greg Smith Resigned Devin Harris and Dirk Nowitzki Strongest: Keeping Dirk Nowitzki at a steal of a price You...
Via HoopStuff
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Dallas Mavericks: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… For the second consecutive offseason the Mavericks were looking to make a big splash in the free agent market and though they did not come up with one of the biggest prizes they came away with a very good player yet again, after signing Monta Ellis last year, in Chandler...
Via HoopStuff
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Sign Al-Farouq Aminu, Jameer Nelson

The Dallas Mavericks have signed Al-Farouq Aminu and Jameer Nelson. Aminu agreed to a two-year, $2.1 million deal with the Mavs, according to Dwain Price of Dallas Star-Telegram. Nelson agreed to a one-year, $2.7 million deal with Dallas, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com. Aminu’s contract comes with a player option during the second season.... The post Mavericks Sign...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Manu Ginobili ‘optimistic’ about playing in World Cup despite Spurs’ wishes

The Spurs have done a remarkable job resting Manu Ginobili. Even while reaching back-to-back NBA Finals, Ginobili has played fewer minutes, including the playoffs, than Al-Farouq Aminu during the last two years. Gregg Popovich is certainly extending the career of Ginobili, who turns 37 Monday. Ginobili also proudly represents Argentina in international play, adding opportunities...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs Forced To Void Contract Of Rashard Lewis, On The Verge Of Signing Al-Farouq Aminu and Jameer Nelson

Much has occurred in the Dallas Mavericks’ organization over the past 24 hours, as the team is closing in on reaching agreements with two veteran free agents, while being forced to cut ties with another after a poor physical. The Mavs were forced to void the contract of Rashard Lewis after a physical revealed his need for knee surgery. Yesterday, the Mavs were forced to void the...
Via The League News
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Rumors: Dallas signs Al-Farouq Aminu

Former-Pelicans forward, Al-Farouq Aminu, has signed a two-year deal worth $2.1 million with the Dallas Mavericks, according to his agent Raymond Brothers.Aminu's deal with Dallas is for two years, $2.1M, player option for second season, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 24, 2014The Mavericks reached an agreement with Aminu to sign him for the veteran's...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Al-Farouq Aminu Heads to Dallas Mavericks

(Photo by Tony the Tiger via wikimediacommons.org) AlFarouq Aminu and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a two year contract, with an option in the second year, according to ESPN.com. The 23-year old former starter for the New Orleans Pelicans averaged 7.2 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game, and is expected to play behind Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons. At 6’9, and...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Al Farouq Aminu Signing Grade

Dallas Mavericks: Al Farouq Aminu Signing Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 2 seasons, minimum (player option) This is one of the best value contracts in the NBA. With Rashard Lewis’s contract voided because of injury, they moved to small forward Al Farouq Aminu to give them depth and signing him for the minimum is a steal. He is just 23, has started...
Via HoopStuff
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sources: Al-Farouq Aminu, Dallas reach agreement

Free agent forward Al Farouq-Aminu has reached an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources informed CSNNW.com. The agreement is for two years, $2.1 million with the second year being a player option, we're told. The versatile forward is one of the league’s top rebounders at his position and will provide instant stability in the Mavericks’ frontcourt
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Al-Farouq Aminu Agrees To Two-Year, $2.1M Deal With Mavericks

Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a two-year, $2.1 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Aminu will have a player option on the second season of his deal. Aminu averaged 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the floor last season for the New Orleans Pelicans. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/23/5990120/mavericks...
Via RealGM
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Aminu, Mavs agree to deal

Photo Credit: nysportshub.com   According to sources, former Clipper and Pelican Al-Farouq Aminu has come to a contract agreement with the Dallas Mavericks. The deal is worth a reported $2.1 million, the second year is a player option. Aminu’s deal with Dallas is for two years, $2.1M, player option for second season, per source. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 24, 2014...
Via Pass The Pill
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade

New Orleans Pelicans: John Salmons Signing Grade By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… Contract: 1 year, 2 million Since the Pelicans allowed Al-Farouq Aminu and Darius Miller to become unrestricted free agents and don’t seem to have a desire to bring either of them back, they created a need for a backup small forward. Although Evans spent most of his time in a 6th man role...
Via HoopStuff
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Looking to Trade into First Round

Last year, the New Orleans Pelicans made a big draft day deal when they dealt away two first round picks for point guard Jrue Holiday. One of these picks ended up being Nerlens Noel, and the second pick is their current 2014 first rounder. First round picks are a valuable commodity, and it looks like the Pelicans are looking to get back into the first round, according to Marc Spears...
Via Pass The Pill
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans forward Al-Farouq Aminu struggled with inconsistency again this season

In three seasons, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams tried just about every motivational tactic to push small forward Al-Farouq Aminu to become a more consistent player. It still wasn't enough for Aminu to raise his level of play like the Pelicans hoped after they extended him a one-year, $3.7 contract last summer as a unrestricted free agent. Similar to last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Green said "he was in attack mode" which leaves the question, why can't he do this every night

Jeff Green ended up with the ball in his hands at the top of the key on one of Boston’s final possessions in the 4th quarter. He rose up to take a potential game-tying 3-pointer, but Pelicans forward Al-Farouq Aminu challenged the shot which ended up with Green knotting the game up at 110-110. Aminu made contact with Green, drawing a whistle that made Boston fans at home jump up...
Via Celtics Today
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

For Cavs, facts getting in way of good story

Cleveland Cavaliers (16-28) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (18-25) Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. TV: 7 p.m., FOX Sports Ohio (Cavaliers Live pre-game at 6:30) Projected Starters NEW ORLEANS: C Alexis Ajinca; PF Anthony Davis; SF Al Farouq-Aminu; SG Eric Gordon; PG Brian Roberts. CLEVELAND: C Anderson Varejao; PF Tristan Thompson; SF Luol Deng; SG C.J. Miles; PG Kyrie Irving. Pregame...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons vs. Pelicans Game Recap

Detroit and New Orleans both came into Friday night’s game with fairly even records. Those similarities definitely showed throughout the game, as the score was knotted up right down to the final buzzer. The Pelicans got off to a quick start, pulling out to an early 14-7 lead. Detroit turned the ball over numerous times early, and New Orleans took advantage. Al Farouq-Aminu and...
Via KC Sports Ninja
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans need to pursue trade for Melo

The New Orleans Pelicans are currently 3 spots out of the Western Conference playoffs. Their record on the season is 15-17 and they are 4 games back of Dallas for that 8th spot. As a New Year starts you want to have a positive outlook on the rest of the season. Although, when Ryan Anderson went down with a herniated disk, (multiple reports say he will be out indefinitely), it’s...
Via isportsweb.com
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball Guards: Week 8 Waiver Wire Pickups

Before we take a look at some new names this week, lets take a gander at how last week’s waiver wire selections worked out: Al-Farouq Aminu – New Orleans Pelicans, PF/SF: 15.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 11.5 points Derrick Williams – Sacramento Kings, PF/SF: 59 FG%, 1.0 3-pointers, 6.0 rebounds, 16.0 points Patrick Beverley – Houston Rockets, PG: 1.3 3-pointers, 4.3 rebounds, [...]
Via RotoBaller
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Buy/Sell: Black Mamba Coming Back!

Have you ever gone out with a nurse, or someone in pre-med? It sounds all sexy, and I’m not gonna lie, it was, but like in all things, there are benefits, and there are drawbacks. In my case, it was a textbook situation of a little knowledge being a dangerous thing. If I had a cough – it’s malaria. Once I had an itch on my back – don’t wanna scare you, but you may have...
Via Razzball Basketball
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Al-Farouq Aminu finishes nasty oop over Jose Calderon

Tweet Al-Farouq Aminu of the New Orleans Pelicans has never looked much like a star player in his brief time in the NBA. However, with effort, smart play, and his athletic ability, he has been able to continually carve out minutes since coming to New Orleans. On Wednesday night, we were all thankful he was on the floor to finish this nasty alley-oop...
Via Los That Sports Blog
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelicans Al-Farouq Aminu stepping up his game

The Pelicans weren't able to bring their newfound success on the road home to the Orleans Arena Wednesday, but even in defeat, forward Al-Farouq Aminu found a way to build on his promising performance against the Chicago Bulls in triple overtime earlier this week. Monday in Chicago, Aminu starred in the second overtime period, coming up with several clutch plays including a...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul George Still Remembers Being Passed Over By Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers were the favorite team of Paul George when he was growing up in the area. The Clippers could have selected George in the 2010 NBA Draft, but instead selected Al-Farouq Aminu. “I’m happy where I’m at being here but (the Clippers) were one of the teams that did overlook me,” George said. “So I always have that in the back of my mind when I play them.”
Via RealGM
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Easy-does-it works just fine for Spurs

New Orleans forward Al-Farouq Aminu sliced for an easy layup Monday night, and suddenly the Spurs found themselves challenged as they seldom had in weeks. They were behind 4-2, 1:06 into the game. The brutally efficient 46 minutes and 54 seconds that followed more closely resembled the easy-does-it, drama-free basketball the Spurs have patented over the course of what became an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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