Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu will be sidelined for at least a “couple of weeks” due to a calf injury, Casey Holdahl of NBA.com reports. Coach Terry Stotts told members of the media that Aminu would be “reevaluated in a couple weeks,” which means that the 6’9″ forward will be in street clothes for the rest of the month, if not longer.
The 26-year-old suffered a left calf strain during Portland’s victory versus the Suns on November 8th. Aminu did not play in the Blazers’ loss to the Clippers on Wednesday, with Noah Vonleh getting the start in his place. The loss of Aminu certainly places additional strain on the team’s frontcourt depth, with Festus Ezeli already out until December with knee woes.
Aminu, who is earning $7,680,965 this season, has appeared in eight games thus far, averaging 6.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals in 26.1 minutes per outing. His shooting line is .279/.250/.533.