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Knicks, Celtics, Trail Blazers, Raptors, Pelicans all reportedly interested in Al-Faroqu Aminu

Al-Farouq Aminu, James Harden

Al-Farouq Aminu, James Harden


Al-Faroqu Aminu finally seemed to get it last season, and his big playoffs for the Mavs earned him a payday this summer. If you forgot, in the playoffs Aminu averaged 11.2 points, and 7.2 rebounds a game, shot 63.3 percent from three and had a PER of 20.3.

Dallas would like to retain his services, but a lot of other suitors are going to come calling, reports David Aldridge of TNT and

Again, that’s the Knicks, Celtics, Trail Blazers, Raptors, Pelicans all trying to poach Aminu while the Mavericks try to keep him.

Aminu likely makes in the $4 million to $5 million range next season. Dallas may have trouble retaining him — they likely do not have their mid-level exception to offer, and the room exception ($2.81 million) likely will not be enough. There are personnel moves the Mavs may consider freeing up cap space to resign Aminu, but as of now those are all hypothetical.

What is not hypothetical is that Aminu is going to have options.