Chicago Bulls: 5 free agents whom fit Jim Boylen’s style

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Chicago Bulls, Al-Farouq Aminu
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Forward Al-Farouq Aminu — Unrestricted

You knew we’d get back to the Blazers with all that high praise just a little bit ago. Along with Hood, the Blazers have another free agent in forward Al-Farouq Aminu. He fits Boylen’s style, like the rest of these guys, because he’s also one of the players who does a lot of the little things.

He and Hood are very similar players. Aminu also has a decent three ball, shooting 34.3 percent this past season. The biggest strength of Aminu, though, is his physicality, especially on the glass. As an undersized forward, he averaged 7.5 rebounds per game this last year — a number he’s stayed close to for most of his career.

Aminu isn’t someone who is going to be the reason you win a game, at least from first glance. But, he plays stout defense and hits the boards. That’s a Boylen type of player — yikes, is that an insult to Aminu? If so, I apologize. I truly meant that as a compliment.

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Aminu is a hard worker. He’s been a starter for the Blazers, but he’d have to be OK with coming off the bench in Chicago. I’m not so sure he’d be able to do that, but if the money was right, it could happen.