The Portland Trail Blazers and Al-Farouq Aminu have until before Sunday to decide on a possible contract extension, otherwise the forward heads into NBA Free Agency as an unrestricted free agent. The Athletic’s Jason Quick relayed comments from Aminu’s agent, Raymond Brothers, on Wednesday that claim there’s been little conversation with president of basketball operations Neil Olshey:
If the Trail Blazers and Al-Farouq Aminu are going to come to terms on an extension before Sunday (he's eligible for as much as 4 years and $48 mil) it will be a quick negotiation: Aminu's agent says "I haven't really talked to Neil (Olshey)." (1/2)— Jason Quick (@jwquick) June 26, 2019
"We realize this is a business and we are prepared either way,'' agent Raymond Brothers said of the Blazers and Al-Farouq Aminu. https://t.co/7vgmAUIlV4— Jason Quick (@jwquick) June 26, 2019
Aminu joined Portland ahead of the 2015-16 season; he’s averaged 9.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game over four seasons with the Blazers.