With Eric Gordon not in the lineup, and Anthony Davis missing the past game-and-a-half, somebody had to step up for the Hornets. Someone has to score and make plays, especially if the team wants to have any success.
Greivis Vasquez has been outstanding through three games as well. But Aminu has benefited most from the opportunities presented from the team's two best players missing action.
Aminu's usage rate and PER through three games are at the top of the league. He is averaging 1.04 points per times he touches the basketball. His PER is 19.0. He is grabbing 16.3 percent of the team's rebounds, 26.3 percent of the team's blocks and 28.6 percent of the team's steals.
In short, Aminu has been the team through three games in 2012. Opportunities abound for Aminu, and he's made the most of them thus far.
Those opportunities figure to continue to present themselves for him in 2012-13.
The big questions is, can he keep this up?
I say because of the Olympic experience, being a year older and wiser in the NBA and the motivation of an NBA contract, I say yes. Look for Aminu to continue to ball out this season for the New Orleans Hornets.
All statistics taken from Draftexpress.com.
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