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2019 Portland Trail Blazers Exit Interviews: Evan Turner, Al-Farouq Aminu

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Turner and Aminu both talked about how Portland came together as a team this season.

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Portland Trail Blazers forwards Evan Turner and Al-Farouq Aminu were one of the early speakers on exit interview day. Each reflected on their respective seasons, and the looming free agency of Aminu.

Turner on how the sacrifices that players like Aminu make to reach the team’s full potential:

For guys like [Aminu], if you don’t have the right mentality, like I said, we could either be — and no disrespect to this team — we could’ve either been the Portland Trail Blazers and reached our full potential and done what we did even more, or we could’ve been the Wizards.

Aminu on how he feels about this team:

I felt like the stuff we keep on doing as a team, it’s encouraging. I felt like I really want to see this out.

You can watch their full interviews here: