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Fantasy Update

Feb 22, 2017
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Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) has been ruled out against the Orlando Magic on Thursday. What It Means: Aminu also missed the Blazers' last game before the All-Star break with the injury, and having been ruled out a day in advance of Thursday's game, it looks like there's a chance he misses even more time. Look for Noah Vonleh or Meyers Leonard to move into the starting lineup on Thursday, while Moe Harkless will likely see an up-tick in minutes. Aminu is averaging 8.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 29.1 minutes per game this season....
numberFire Feb 22, 2017

Portland rules out Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) for Thursday

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) has been ruled out against the Orlando Magic on Thursday. What It Means: Aminu also missed the Blazers' last game before the All-Star break with the injury, and having been ruled out a day in advance of Thursday's game, it looks like there's a chance he misses even more time. Look for Noah Vonleh or Meyers Leonard to move into the starting lineup on Thursday, while Moe Harkless will likely see an up-tick in minutes. Aminu is averaging 8.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 29.1 minutes per game this season....
Blazersedge Feb 16, 2017
Will Jusuf Nurkic Stick?

Will Jusuf Nurkic Stick?

Portland has a new center. Will he make an impact? The Portland Trail Blazers limped into the All-Star break with a 111-88 loss to the Utah Jazz tonight. Part of this was due to a seemingly-slowed and hurting Damian Lillard plus injuries to Al-Farouq Aminu and Evan Turner. Another part of it was, well...Trail Blazers. If you want to see a few of the highlights, check out our video review. The most striking part of that recap—and the only one that really matters to Trail Blazers fans at this point—was the performance of Jusuf Nurkic. Portland’s brand new center played 21 minutes,...
Blazersedge Feb 15, 2017
Gameday Thread: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz

Gameday Thread: Portland Trail Blazers at Utah Jazz

The Blazers and Jazz play their last game before the All-Star Break at 6:00pm on KGW 8. Hang out and chat with us! With the Portland Trail Blazers giving strong signals that they have abandoned their hopes for the season, they head to Utah to face the Jazz in their last game before the All-Star Break. The Jazz are looking playoff-bound in the West, replacing the Blazers as the Northwest Division team joining OKC in the postseason. Injuries: Lots. Evan Turner is out with a broken hand. Al-Farouq Aminu will miss the game with a minor knee injury. While playing, Damian Lillard recently...
numberFire Feb 15, 2017

Portland rules out Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) on Wednesday

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Utah Jazz. What It Means: There's no word on how serious this knee issue is, as Aminu played the entirety of Monday's overtime game, but with the All-Star break ahead of him it seems likely that this will be the only game he is forced to miss. Look for Noah Vonleh and possibly Ed Davis and Meyers Leonard to pick up some increased minutes with Aminu out. Our models have Davis as the top fantasy option of those three, projecting him for 6.1 points and 7.1 rebounds in 22.7...
Portland Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu will not play vs. Utah Jazz

Portland Trail Blazers' Al-Farouq Aminu will not play vs. Utah Jazz

The Blazers' backup forward, who has been playing some of his best basketball of the season, will miss Wednesday night's game with a sprained left knee.
Blazersedge Feb 15, 2017
Al-Farouq Aminu Doubtful With Knee Injury

Al-Farouq Aminu Doubtful With Knee Injury

Aminu is unlikely to play in the Trail Blazers’ Wednesday matchup after spraining his left knee against the Atlanta Hawks. Update: Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports that Aminu will not play versus the Jazz. Terry Stotts says Al-Farouq Aminu (left knee sprain) will not play tonight vs the Jazz.— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) February 15, 2017 Al-Farouq Aminu is unlikely to play in Wednesday’s tilt against the Utah Jazz, according to Trail Blazers digital reporter Casey Holdahl. Aminu suffered a left knee sprain in the fourth quarter of Monday’s matchup with the Atlanta Hawks,...
numberFire Feb 15, 2017

Portland open to trading role players

The Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly open to trading guard Allen Crabbe, guard/forward Evan Turner, forward Al-Farouq Aminu and forward/center Ed Davis. What It Means: Portland may be looking to free up some cap space as they have one of the highest payrolls in the league, so look for them to be trying to make deals that either save them some money or add draft picks. Portland ranks only 21st in our nERD power rankings, and our models give them a 22.2 percent chance of making the playoffs this year. Source: Rotoworld.com
numberFire Feb 14, 2017

Blazers are considering Al-Farouq Aminu doubtful to play versus the Jazz

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (left knee sprain) is doubtful to play Wednesday versus the Utah Jazz. What It Means: While it is unclear the extent of his knee injury -- or when it occurred --, there is a good chance the Blazers play it safe with Aminu and sit him out versus Utah with the All-Star break looming after Wednesday's game. Moe Harkless will likely see a heavy workload if Aminu does indeed sit this one out. Harkless is projected, by numberFire's algorithms, for 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers in 32.0 minutes...
Rip City Project Feb 14, 2017

Blazers Fall to Atlanta in Heartbreaking Defeat

Blazers Fall to the Hawks in Overtime 109-104 After the Blazers had built up a respectable lead in both the fourth quarter and in overtime, their defense couldn’t contain the Hawks. The first heartbreak came at the end of regulation, when Paul Milsap put in a floater to send the game to overtime. Al-Farouq Aminu […] Blazers Fall to Atlanta in Heartbreaking Defeat - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Al-Farouq Aminu's shooting, Evan Turner's hand: The good, the bad and the nerdy

Al-Farouq Aminu's shooting, Evan Turner's hand: The good, the bad and the nerdy

The good, bad and nerdy from the past week of Portland Trail Blazers' games, looking at Al-Farouq Aminu's recent shooting success and the impact of Evan Turner's injury.
numberFire Feb 10, 2017

Al-Farouq Aminu's season-high 26 points not enough for Portland

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu came off the bench and hit 8-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 26 points, 5 rebounds and an assist in 31 minutes of Thursday's 120-111 loss to the Boston Celtics. What It Means: Aminu made all four of his fourth-quarter attempts, finishing with 10 points -- including two triples -- in the final frame. Moe Harkless got the start, but was virtually non-existent, opening up opportunity for Aminu off the bench. If he gets back into the first unit, Aminu could prove to be great value with Evan Turner (hand) sidelined for the...
Boston Herald Feb 10, 2017
Thomas has 34 and Celtics beat Blazers 120-111

Thomas has 34 and Celtics beat Blazers 120-111

PORTLAND, Ore. — Isaiah Thomas scored 34 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics rebounded from a loss the previous night to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Thursday.Marcus Smart added 18 for the Celtics, who had seven scorers in double figures. Thomas, who went into the game as the NBAs No. 2 scorer behind Russell Westbrook, has scored 20 or more points in 37 straight games. He surpassed the 10.6 points he was averaging in fourth quarters to lead the league.Damian Lillard had 28 points and seven assists for the Blazers, while Al-Farouq Aminu added 26...
Rotoworld Feb 10, 2017

Al-Farouq Aminu scores season-high 26 - Al-Farouq Aminu (F) Portland Trail Blazers

Al-Farouq Aminu came off the bench and hit 8-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 26 points, five rebounds and an assist in Thursday's 120-111 loss to the Celtics.
Blazersedge Feb 3, 2017
Al-Farouq Aminu is Underrated

Al-Farouq Aminu is Underrated

Many Blazers fans know Al-Farouq Aminu is limited offensively, but they’re likely overlooking his impact on both ends. Al-Farouq Aminu isn’t a lot of things. He’s not a pick-and-roll dynamo. He’s not a 3-point marksman. He’s not going to break you down with a bevy of crossovers and in-and-out dribbles. Because he’s not any of those things he is often overlooked, scorned more for what he isn’t instead of respected and applauded for what he is. What is he? He’s a premier defender on the perimeter, a top-flight weak side helper and shot-blocker, a long-armed nightmare in the...

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