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Al-Farouq Aminu Waived By The Spurs

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Al-Farouq Aminu has been waived by the San Antonio Spurs, this was first reported by Shams Charania.

Aminu played for both the Orlando Magic and the Chicago Bulls last season before being picked up by the Spurs. The best years for Aminu came when he played in Portland. The veteran forward has never been the most dynamic offensive player, but he is a good wing defender and can still perform well in that aspect.

Which Teams Could Use His Services?

Portland Trail Blazers

A reunion to the Blazers would not be surprising. Though the Blazers have a full roster so they would have to waive someone to pick Aminu up. But Al-Farouq Aminu could provide a lot of versatility to a roster that is looking to become more defensive. With Chauncey Billups taking over as head coach, the Blazers have brought in some defensive-minded guys. Aminu would not necessarily have to start for Portland as you could bring him off the bench for defensive purposes. Though they also could start him at the SF position alongside Robert Covington at the PF, which would provide more defense for your starting lineup. Then the Blazers could move either Norman Powell or CJ McCollum to the bench for scoring purposes.

Golden State Warriors

The Warriors recently waived Avery Bradley. They could use another veteran at the forward position. They currently have Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green but could use a vet piece off the bench. Aminu would provide just that for a young bench, and would be able to play both the SF and PF positions for the Warriors.

Los Angeles Clippers

A return to the Clippers could be imaginaginable for Aminu as well, he began his career there and the Clippers could add some defense. Last year, defense was something that the Clippers lacked for part of the year, and without Kawhi Leonard for the beginning of the season this would make sense. Last year it worked out well for the Clippers and Nicolas Batum.

Conclusion

The Blazers, Warriors, and Clippers all make sense for Al-Farouq Aminu. He may not be your best scorer, but he can provide good defense.

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