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Al-Farouq Aminu Questionable, Moe Harkless Probable For Season Opener

Full health eludes Portland's wings as the NBA season nears.

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Al-Farouq Aminu (hamstring) may not be ready for the Portland Trail Blazers' season opener against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. He has been sidelined since October 18, and conveyed his disappointment this morning that a seemingly minor injury has hampered him for such an extended period of time. He did not participate in practice.

Moe Harkless (ankle) did not practice either, though, on Sunday, he did state that he will be ready to play in the season opener. He has been resting his sprained ankle since sustaining the injury in the Blazers' preseason finale on October 22.

If Aminu is indeed unable to play when the season arrives, Harkless and Allen Crabbe will be next in line to start at small forward. With Gerald Henderson (hip) still recovering from surgery, the Blazers are thin at the wing as it is.