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Blazersedge Jul 1, 2015

The Pros and Cons of Al-Farouq Aminu as a Trail Blazer

Portland's first free-agent signing of the summer has definite strengths and weaknesses. Will he have a definite impact too? The 2015 free agency period was only minutes old when the Portland Trail Blazers and small forward Al-Farouq Aminu came to terms on a 4-year, $30 million deal. What does Aminu bring to the table and what does his signing show about the Trail Blazers' evolution? Read on... Aminu was drafted 8th overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers and their new general manager, Neil Olshey. Coming out of college after 2 years at Wake Forest, the 6'8", 215 lb small...

Trail Blazers salary situation after Al-Farouq Aminu agrees to contract

A look at the Blazers financial situation after agreeing to terms with Al-Farouq Aminu, bringing back Chris Kaman and letting Joel Freeland enter unrestricted free agency.
Canis Hoopus Jul 1, 2015

NBA Free Agency: Yes Everything is Crazy

Well, I can't keep up. Can you help? Thought I'd do some analysis of the early rumors/signings, but I have no idea what's going on, so that will have to wait until the dust settles. Let's just try to keep up with what's going on today, shall we? Al-Farouq Aminu to the Blazers for 4/$30. Thad Young back to Nets 4/$50, and Brook Lopez for 3/$60. Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard back to their respective teams on five year deals. (A relief for New Orleans who could have seen Davis demand a shorter deal). Sounds like Khris Middleton is on the verge of a five year deal with the Bucks. Nemanja...
Rip City Project Jul 1, 2015

What Al-Farouq Aminu offers the Portland Trail Blazers

The moment July moratorium began on Tuesday night, the Portland Trail Blazers came to an agreement with free agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu. The Trail Blazers will sign Aminu to a four year, $30 million contract on July 9, when moratorium is ended.  Aminu will then, in theory, fill the vacancy in Portland’s starting lineup left […] What Al-Farouq Aminu offers the Portland Trail Blazers - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Jul 1, 2015

Blazers Salary Cap Breakdown

Blazer's Edge takes a look at the Trail Blazers' current salary cap situation following the team's agreement on a reported 4-year, $30 million deal with forward Al-Farouq Aminu last night. Al-Farouq Aminu agreed to terms on a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers worth a reported $30 million over 4 years immediately after free agency began last night. The signing of Aminu is the latest in a string of transactions that have significantly overhauled the Blazers' lineup over the last couple weeks. The roster turnover, coupled with the free agency of several key players including cornerstone...
Rip City Project Jul 1, 2015

Al-Farouq Aminu agrees to sign with Blazers in free agency

Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a 4yr/$30M contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports! The Trail Blazers were rumored to have interest in Aminu all the way back in May, so this comes as no huge surprise. President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey had a hand in drafting Aminu […] Al-Farouq Aminu agrees to sign with Blazers in free agency - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blazersedge Jul 1, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers Sign Al-Farouq Aminu

4 years, $30 million is the going rate. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Portland Trail Blazers have signed Al-Farouq Aminu. 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 Aminu is a 6'9", 215 lb, 24-year old small forward with 5 NBA seasons under his belt. He's played for the Clippers, Pelicans, and most recently for the Dallas Mavericks. He holds career averages of 6.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 22.3 minutes per game. His best season came...
Raptors HQ Jun 28, 2015

Al-Farouq Aminu to Visit With Raptors, Five Other Teams

The small forward opted out of his Mavericks contract and the Raptors are on the shortlist of possible destinations. With free agency season about to get into full swing, TNT's David Aldridge reports that unrestricted free agent Al-Farouq Aminu will visit the Toronto Raptors, along with five 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, 2015 Aminu has spent his first five years in the league with the Clippers, Pelicans, and, most recently, the...
Blazersedge Jun 28, 2015

Al-Farouq Aminu to Talk With Portland Trail Blazers

David Aldridge lists Portland among the stops on the small forward's free agent trail. David Aldridge tweeted today that the Portland Trail Blazers will be part of an off-season destination tour for free agent Al-Farouq Aminu. 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, 2015 Aminu is a 6'9", 215 lb, 24-year old small forward with 5 NBA seasons under his belt. He's played for the Clippers, Pelicans, and most recently for the Dallas Mavericks. He holds career...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 8, 2015

Mavericks could trade Raymond Felton to sign Aminu, per report

One of Dallas' top free agent priorities wants to be back in Dallas, and vice versa, so the Mavericks appear to be addressing their point guard depth. The Dallas Mavericks found out in the playoffs just how valuable Al-Farouq Aminu is. Aminu has expressed his interest in returning to Dallas and, as Hal Brown reported in his free agency primer, the Mavericks feel the same way. And while the 24-year-old is a top priority this summer for the Mavericks, they also plan on heading into another summer where freeing up cap space, and even roster space, is a must. That's where Raymond Felton comes...

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