Al-Farouq Aminu Stats
- Height / Weight
- 80 / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/21/1990 (31)
- Wake Forest
Al-Farouq Aminu Last 10 Games
Al-Farouq Aminu News
Chicago Bulls forward Al-Farouq Aminu is expected to exercise his $10.2 million player option for next season. This is a no-brainer for Aminu since he won't get anywhere near that salary in free agency. He was acquired by Chicago from the Orlando Magic in the trade that sent Nikola Vucevic to the Bulls. Aminu averaged 1.5 points in 11.2 minutes during his time with the Bulls. Fantasy managers shouldn't assume Aminu will have any fantasy value in Chicago next season.
The Chicago Bulls have made a huge trade on deadline day, shipping center Wendell Carter Jr., forward Otto Porter Jr., and a pair of first-rounders to the Orlando Magic in exchange for All-Star center Nikola Vucevic and forward Al-Farouq Aminu. While Aminu's 5.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game won't change much in Chicago, Vucevic is a huge acquisition for a Bulls team that sits 10th in the Eastern Conference right now. Vucevic, who is averaging 24.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game while also draining 2.7 threes per contest, will slide into the starting lineup in Chicago, sending either Thaddeus Young or Lauri Markkanen to the bench. Vucevic's numbers should remain around where they were in Orlando aside from a potentially small drop in scoring as he cedes some possessions to Zach LaVine. The biggest impact here is that Markkanen will see a drop in attempts, making him a fantasy faller after the deadline.
Orlando Magic forward Al-Farouq Aminu will start on Sunday against Detroit. The veteran has appeared in only three games this year, having recently logged just 13 minutes the other night against the Golden State Warriors. With the 30-year-old in the starting rotation, Khem Birch and Gary Clark will likely see a decrease in minutes from the bench. However, Aminu should still be classified as a DFS dart throw as he probably won't see the floor enough to make a difference on the fantasy end.
Orlando Magic guard/forward Evan Fournier (back) and forward Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) are both available to play Wednesday against the New York Knicks. Fournier has been dealing with back issues for almost the entirety of this season, but was making strides in practice ahead of Wednesday. Aminu has been plagued by knee injuries for over a year now and is not on the fantasy radar right now, but it is good to see him make his way back onto the court. With Fournier's return, Terrence Ross will most likely return to his bench role, but he usually thrives here. Dwayne Bacon may also see some less opportunities.