We talk about Austin Rivers being our most improved player this year but I really think its going to be Aminu. We've been asking him to do too much for the past two years, but this year we dont need him to do much of anything offensively besides cut and rebound.
If he could instead use nearly all of his focus on developing as a defender, he has all the potential to become elite in that area. He could give nearly all SFs in the league fits both defensively and on the glass, and slower PFs would also stuggle with his quickness.
If he could give us 10 rebounds a block and 1.5 steals in about 25 minutes per game at SF/PF while providing good defense, which I think is definitely in reach if he develops a little bit, I think he could be very key to this team making the playoffs and maybe even advancing to the 2nd round if thing fall in to place