April 4, 2017, 10:03 pm
Al-Farouq Aminu replaced Meyers Leonard in the starting five on Tuesday and dropped 11 points with a triple, two steals and a block in 31 minutes.
The Blazers went with the superior defender in the starting five knowing whoever they put out on the five would be dwarfed by Rudy Gobert. Aminu shot 3-of-7, hit all four of his free throws and also gathered four rebounds on the night to round out a nice evening. He’s dealt with injuries this year but has been a top-130 asset overall. Aminu will never be a critical part of your roster but chips in enough defensive stats and rebounds to make him a fine glue guy. If you need what he can provide, feel free to pick him up. Leonard hit 4-of-6 (1-of-3 from deep) to finish with 9 points, three boards and a steal in 24 minutes and remains a deep league target at best.