HoopsHype Al-Farouq Aminu rumors


December 7, 2011 Updates

The Clippers are offering a package, according to sources, that includes guard Eric Bledsoe, forward Al-Farouq Aminu, center Chris Kaman and the unprotected 2012 first-round pick the Clippers currently possess from the Timberwolves. Another source was adamant Tuesday that the Clippers have not included rising star guard Eric Gordon in any package for Paul, preferring to keep Gordon and Blake Griffin together to team with Paul in their own "SuperFriends" team like the Heat. NBA.com

November 15, 2011 Updates

“I didn’t think there was reason to vote,” Aminu said. “I had the uttermost confidence in our guys that if they felt there was a good deal on the table, they would have informed us about it.” CSNNW.com

They are represented by Raymond Brothers who has negotiated an unusual deal that has allowed their clients’ 2010-11 salaries to be spread out over a 18 or 24 month period in the case a lockout took place. As a result, Aminu is still getting paid. Not sure he's going to feel this nuclear winter. “I’m not overly concerned about the lockout right now. All I’m doing is working out seven days a week and saving money,” Aminu said to CSNNW. “I don’t have a lavish lifestyle and that helps me so that I won’t think that I have extra money.” CSNNW.com

October 1, 2011 Updates

Several NBA players from Atlanta are trying to put together a team to take on the other regional squads that have been assembled during the lockout. Josh Smith, Jarrett Jack, Anthony Morrow and Lou Williams have been working out together this summer and are hoping to assemble “Team Atlanta” in the near future. Eligible players would include Dwight Howard, J.J. Hickson, Al Thornton, Jordan Hill, Derrick Favors, Al-Farouq Aminu, Kwame Brown, Josh Powell, Jodie Meeks, Toney Douglas and Jarvis Hayes among others. HoopsWorld

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I interviewed Aminu before Oklahoma City Thunder game on April 2 (the huge comeback game), right after I listened to the VDN presser and found out that Randy Foye was going to start at small forward, not Al-Farouq Aminu. Aminu was slumped in his seat next to his locker, slowly snacking away at an apple. He answered my questions, just like he always, but he was clearly unhappy. When I asked him about Ryan Gomes being injured he only responded with an apathetic reply. “Gomes ain’t playing?” He went back to snacking at his apple. I asked him if he thought he would get more minutes with Gomes out. “Nah, not really. Never know what the rotations are, sometimes what’s his name plays… Randy Foye. So, being a rookie I just, whenever I’m out there, I’m out there.” ClipperBlog.com

Aminu clearly stressed the disconnect and/or disappointment between him and VDN, because VDN had just told the press that Foye would start, and his references to his teammate, Foye, were clearly dismissive. ClipperBlog.com

June 14, 2011 Updates

The Clippers also exercised the third-year options on forward Al-Farouq Aminu and guard Eric Bledsoe, making the moves just weeks before the NBA's collective bargaining agreement expires on June 30. They extended a qualifying offer to center DeAndre Jordan, making him a restricted free agent. Sacramento Bee

September 10, 2010 Updates

Al-Farouq Aminu, one of the top players of the 2010 NBA draft, created a sensation at the NBA Draft on ESPN by wearing a fashionably outrageous pair of eyeglasses. Turns out the glasses were designed and manufactured by Los Angeles based GEEK EYEWEAR, a brand known for combining daring wit and sexiness to create instant attraction….eyewear that is memorable for the bold and beautiful. The Rookie Wall

July 10, 2010 Updates

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed draft picks Al-Farouq Aminu of Wake Forest and Eric Bledsoe of Kentucky. The signings were announced Saturday. Aminu, a forward, was the eighth overall pick in last month's NBA draft. Bledsoe, a guard, was the 18th pick whom the Clippers acquired in a draft day trade after he was originally chosen by Oklahoma City. ESPN.com

June 24, 2010 Updates

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