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Blazer's Edge Jun 15, 2019
Aminu Confirms World Cup Participation

Aminu Confirms World Cup Participation

Trail Blazes forward Al-Farouq Aminu spoke with Eurohoops about his intention to play for Nigeria in the upcoming World Cup. Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu’s commitment to Nigeria’s national team is set to add to his busy offseason schedule. Aminu, a 28-year-old unrestricted free agent, will compete in the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China. In an interview with Eurohoops, the veteran forward discussed how he looks forward to the competition. Aminu also confirmed his availability for the World Cup mentioning: “Yes, that is my goal. I always want to play for the National Team...
ClutchPoints Jun 15, 2019
Al-Farouq Aminu excited for Nigeria’s FIBA World Cup matchups

Al-Farouq Aminu excited for Nigeria’s FIBA World Cup matchups

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu recently opened up about his excitement about the upcoming FIBA World Cup Tournament. Representing his native of Nigeria, Aminu admitted that given the level of competition his team will be facing in the international competition, he understands that this will by no means be an easy task for his […] The post Al-Farouq Aminu excited for Nigeria’s FIBA World Cup matchups appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Rip City Project Jun 10, 2019

Threats to take away Rodney Hood from the Portland Trail Blazers

Who is most likely to sign Blazers wing Rodney Hood? Fresh off of their best season in recent memory, the Portland Trail Blazers are facing a pivotal offseason. With five players entering free agency (Al-Farouq Aminu, Rodney Hood, Seth Curry, Enes Kanter, Jake Layman) and the Blazers cap stricken, Neil Olshey needs to be able […] Threats to take away Rodney Hood from the Portland Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Jun 9, 2019

Outside Threats: Al-Farouq Aminu

I want to look at which NBA teams are looking at our free agents, and which of them could be the greatest threats to taking them away from Rip City in a series called "Outside Threats." In our first of five editions, we will focus on forward Al-Farouq Aminu. Outside Threats: Al-Farouq Aminu - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazer's Edge Jun 5, 2019
Which Free Agents Could the Blazers Re-Sign on the Cheap?

Which Free Agents Could the Blazers Re-Sign on the Cheap?

Everyone wants good players, nobody wants to pay full price for them. Portland Trail Blazers free agents in the Summer of 2019 include Enes Kanter, Al-Farouq Aminu, Rodney Hood, and Seth Curry. Portland’s salary cap budget in the Summer of 2019 wouldn’t buy half a bag of movie popcorn. With the Blazers coming off a trip to the Western Conference Finals, fans are clamoring for ways to keep the team together. This is giving rise to plenty of “discount signing” scenarios, several of which occupy today’s Blazer’s Edge Mailbag question. Dave, Common wisdom says that it’s not...
Blazer's Edge Jun 4, 2019
Trail Blazers should (probably) re-sign Aminu

Trail Blazers should (probably) re-sign Aminu

It’s nice to have reasonably paid role players. I’m not a huge Al-Farouq Aminu fan. I could do without another 184 catapault-esque 3-point bricks and 72 face-palming turnovers next season. I hope we never hear “I was hacked” from a Trail Blazers player ever again. Good news for me! Aminu is a free agent this summer and the Blazers could easily let him walk. Unfortunately, even I have to admit, the Blazers should probably re-sign him. Why retain him? Aminu’s played 328 games in Portland over the last four years. I’m guessing every single person reading this knows what he brings...
Blazer's Edge May 27, 2019
Corner Threes Could Be Critical to Portland’s Future

Corner Threes Could Be Critical to Portland’s Future

One of the most prized shots in the NBA is also one the Blazers are shaky with. The Portland Trail Blazers’ playoff opponents have utilized the same defensive scheme over the past few years: Don’t let Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum score and force the ball into the hands of Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless. On October 18th — opening night of the 2018-2019 NBA season — the Los Angeles Lakers brought this same scouting report to the regular season when they faced the Blazers. With 6:48 left in the second quarter of that dramatic opening night victory, Lillard ran in transition...
Blazer's Edge May 25, 2019
Struggles Aside, Aminu Still Crucial to Blazers’ Future

Struggles Aside, Aminu Still Crucial to Blazers’ Future

Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale explains that Al-Farouq Aminu is the free agent the Trail Blazers should focus on. The Trail Blazers will have to navigate through tight margins this summer in hopes of building a roster capable of returning to the Western Conference Finals. Portland has to make a series of tough decisions on how to pursue their own players who are careening toward the open market. Of those players approaching free agency, Bleacher Report’s Dan Favale suggests that keeping Al-Farouq Aminu onboard should top the Blazers’ to-do list. Aminu carries a herculean defensive load...

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