Al-Farouq Aminu Rumors

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Al-Farouq Aminu
Al-Farouq Aminu
Position: F
Born: 09/21/90
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $7,680,965
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But when Team USA faces Nigeria in the final pre-Olympics tune-up for both teams Monday night in Houston, Aminu will not be on the court. Nor will he be in Rio. Aminu released this statement through the Trail Blazers Sunday. “Due to continued and unresolved organizational challenges with the Nigerian Basketball Federation, I’m withdrawing from participation in the 2016 Olympic Games. I wish the Nigerian players, coaches and staff great success in the Olympics and hope to participate in future opportunities with the national team.”
Storyline: Olympic Games
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Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu has decided to withdraw from the 2016 Rio Olympics, he announced on Sunday. “Due to continued and unresolved organizational challenges with the Nigerian Basketball Federation, I’m withdrawing from participation in the 2016 Olympic Games,” Aminu said in a press release issued by the Blazers. “I wish the Nigerian players, coaches and staff great success in the Olympics and hope to participate in future opportunities with the national team.”
So he’s willing to afford long stretches when he defers to a hot CJ McCollum. He’s willing to risk some turnovers to discover what kind of bounce passes he can make to Mason Plumlee inside. Willing to sacrifice a couple of fourth quarter opportunities to see if Al-Farouq Aminu can be a big-shot maker late in games. “I mean, the thing is, for me it’s also a process,’’ Lillard said. “I went from being on a team with guys who I’ve played with to now having to learn how to make guys better and pick my spots when I need to attack and be more aggressive. It is a process and I’ve been able to get things done while feeling it out and playing.’’