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Blazersedge Sep 2, 2015

Aminu's "Empowerment" Prospects: Can Al-Farouq Become a Playmaker Like Batum?

Coach Terry Stotts, aka "The Great Empowerer," will have his hands full with Aminu next year. In a recent podcast with Zach Lowe, Olshey was asked to defend the signing of Al-farouq Aminu. His explanation was fairly extensive but one point was particularly interesting. Olshey claimed that Stotts was largely responsible for expanding Nicolas Batum's game by empowering him to do more on the basketball court. He thought a similar thing would happen with Aminu. Al-farouq is already a plus defender, elite rebounder for the small forward position, and a solid finisher at the rim. If he could...
Blazersedge Aug 30, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers Forward Al-Farouq Aminu Headed to Olympics

Nigerian national team beats Angola to win Olympic bid. The Nigerian national basketball squad has won the 2015 Afrobasket tournament, beating Angola 74-65 and earning a bid in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Leading Nigeria is Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu. Aminu shot 2-10 in the title game but scored 11 in the process. Aminu averaged 12 points on 38.5% shooting with 5.4 rebounds in 25 minutes per game for the tournament.
Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu, Nigeria qualify for 2016 Olympics

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu, Nigeria qualify for 2016 Olympics

Aminu contributed 11 points on 2 of 10 shooting, including 7 of 11 from the free throw line, and had 5 rebounds.
Rip City Project Aug 29, 2015

Olshey, Lowe discuss Al-Farouq Aminu contract and future

As you may be aware if you’ve been keeping up on Trail Blazers news, General Manager Neil Olshey joined Grantland’s Zache Lowe in The Lowe Post podcast earlier this week. The entire podcast is worth a listen, but it is also over an hour long. In case you do not have the time or patience to go through […] Olshey, Lowe discuss Al-Farouq Aminu contract and future - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rip City Project Aug 26, 2015

Could keeping Mike Miller benefit Al-Farouq Aminu?

When the Portland Trail Blazers traded for Mike Miller on July 26, it was widely expected that a buyout agreement was soon to follow. However, almost exactly one month has passed since Miller was sent to Portland and there has been no news regarding his future with the team. Could it be that the Trail […] Could keeping Mike Miller benefit Al-Farouq Aminu? - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Aug 23, 2015

Fantasy Basketball: Al-Farouq Aminu 2015-16 Projection

Al-Farouq Aminu is one of several new faces on the 2015-16 Portland Trail Blazers roster. Is he a good enough reason for Portland Trail Blazers fans to be excited? Phil thinks so.......find out what he has to say! Al-Farouq Aminu has had an interesting NBA career, that's for sure. The Los Angeles Clippers selected Aminu with the  8th pick of the 2010 Draft and since then he has played for three NBA teams. Some were labeling Aminu a bust but after his last stop in Dallas, but Aminu began to demonstrate why the Clippers chose him in the lottery and why Portland Trail Blazers fans have a...
Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu leads Nigeria to win at AfroBasket

Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu leads Nigeria to win at AfroBasket

Al-Farouq Aminu had a team-high 15 points to go with eight rebounds and three assists in an 88-63 win over the Central African Republic.
Can Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless emerge as playmakers for Trail Blazers?

Can Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless emerge as playmakers for Trail Blazers?

Terry Stotts says Aminu and Harkless could grow into a wing facilitator role similar to what Nicolas Batum provided the last three seasons.

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