Al-Farouq Aminu SF DAL 17 Hrs

Aminu collected his first double-double of the season Thursday, finishing with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a win over the Jazz.

Aminu took advantage of 20 minutes of playing time to crash the boards and connect on 6-of-7 shooting. He has a knack for rebounding but has to repeat the scoring performance with some regularity before he's worth consideration in most formats.

Al-Farouq Aminu SF DAL 6 Days

Aminu scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting Friday. He added four rebounds in the preseason win over Orlando.

Aminu has reportedly been spending time with head coach Rick Carlisle to work on his jumper. The work appears to be helping as Aminu knocked down 3-of-5 shots from behind the arc.

Al-Farouq Aminu SF DAL 12 Days

Aminu scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a preseason loss to the Pacers. He added two blocks and two assists.

Aminu saw extra playing time with the Mavericks holding out their starters. He will see time this season and may be a decent source of rebounds, though his contributions outside of that will be minimal.

Al-Farouq Aminu SF DAL 14 Days

Aminu scored nine points on 4-of-11 shooting Friday. He added seven rebounds in the preseason win over the Cavaliers.

Aminu appears to have established himself as a member of the Dallas rotation but his fantasy value remains limited.

Al-Farouq Aminu SF DAL 23 Days

Aminu filled in the for the injured Dirk Nowitzki Tuesday, starting at power forward in Dallas' preseason loss to Houston. He finished with eight points and 11 rebounds in 20 minutes of action.

Aminu has a knack for collecting rebounds but his limited offensive game makes him a fantasy liability. Nowitzki's injury doesn't appear serious so expect Aminu to slide back to the bench.

Al-Farouq Aminu SF DAL 3 Months

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle conceded that Al-Farouq Aminu needs to work on his shooting, but Carlisle intends to "put him in position to play to his strengths now."

"He's still a young player. I feel like he's got big upside and skill," Carlisle said. Aminu shot a combined 45-of-148 (30.4 percent) from beyond 16 feet last season, but his length, athleticism and rebounding make him a solid addition to the Mavs' bench. He led all small forwards in rebounding percentage for each of the past two seasons and should earn enough minutes at SF and PF to be worth monitoring in deep fantasy leagues.

Al-Farouq Aminu SF DAL 3 Months

The Dallas Mavericks have officially signed Al-Farouq Aminu to a two-year contract.

Aminu's contract will come on a veteran's minimum and the former lottery pick will fill provide the Mavericks with some much-needed size on the wings. Aminu is still only 23 years old and had some deep-league fantasy value with his averages of 7.2 points, 6.2 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks with New Orleans last season, but will have a hard time finding enough minutes to be relevant in standard leagues this season.

Al-Farouq Aminu SF DAL 3 Months

The Mavericks have reached an agreement with Al-Farouq Aminu worth $2.1 million over two years, according to

They expressed interest in Aminu back on July 1 and they were finally able to get their man. The Mavs desperately need some size on the wings with their very small backcourt, so Aminu fits the bill at 6'9". This is also a big win for them after the debacle with Rashard Lewis' knee. Aminu will likely play both forward spots off the bench, but he's not going to get enough shots to matter in most fantasy leagues.

Al-Farouq Aminu SF DAL 4 Months

The Dallas Mavericks have expressed interest in Al-Farouq Aminu.

While the former lottery pick hasn't panned out as expected in the NBA, he's still 23 years old and has shown flashes during his four NBA seasons. ALF finished 2013-14 with averages of 7.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 25.6 minutes per game, so he'll need to take another step in his development if he's going to register on the fantasy radar next season.

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Al-Farouq Aminu will enter unrestricted free agency this summer with nebulous value after failing to improve during the 2013-14 season.

Pelicans coach Monty Williams tried various tactics to spark Aminu's game, but ultimately yanked him from the starting lineup in favor of Tyreke Evans and Darius Miller. "[Aminu] has to understand he has to play at a high level every single time he is on the floor," Williams said during the season. ''His focus and mentality has to be focused on [rebounding and defense] as opposed to scoring and things ... that look sexy." Aminu finished with averages of 7.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 26 minutes per game, and he'll need to find a perfect situation to be worth drafting in most 12-team fantasy leagues next year.