Nigeria's D'Tigers forward, Al-Farouq Aminu, believes he did a good job for the Portland Trail Blazers' in the outgoing 2016/17 NBA season, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Aminu won the 2016-17 Maurice Lucas Award and helped the Blazers clinch the final playoff spot in the Western Conference for a fourth consecutive season, but they lost to the Golden State Warriors in the opening round of the play-offs.
The 26 year old whose NBA season was ravaged by injury told the club's official website that he was pleased his versatility helped the Blazers earn a playoff spot.
"This season was different for me because it’s the first time I’ve been injured,” Aminu told Portland Trail Blazers' official website.
“That brings a whole set of things within itself.
"I’m thankful that I was able to come back healthy, first and foremost.
"I think that I continued to show my versatility to be able to help this team out because at moments we lost our five-man, we lost a four-man."
Aminu started in 25 of his 61 appearances this season and also played the roles of Jusuf Nurkić and Ed Davis while the pair were out injured.
"We didn’t have everything that we needed but we could still grind wins out, be in games and different things like that," he said.
"I appreciate that it came through for us this year,” said Aminu. “I thought I did a good job of what I do."