Aminu, along with Thaddeus Young, a future first-round pick and two second-round picks, has been traded to the Spurs from the Bulls in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Aminu arrived in Chicago as part of the Nikola Vucevic trade and exercised his $10.2 million player option for the 2021-22 season, which allowed the Bulls to use his salary to acquire DeRozan. The 30-year-old Aminu has only played in 41 games over the last two seasons and hasn't averaged above 5.0 points per game. It is likely that Aminu makes San Antonio's roster, but his role will be marginal at best.
Aminu plans to exercise his $10.2 million player option on his contract for next season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Aminu will stick with Chicago for the 2021-22 season after he arrived with Nikola Vucevic in the trade deadline deal. The 30-year-old forward appeared in just five games with the Bulls, averaging 1.4 points on 22.2 percent shooting and 2.8 rebounds per game.
Aminu (coach's decision) didn't play in the Bulls' win over the Raptors on Thursday. Aminu has appeared in just one game since being dealt to Chicago at the trading deadline. The forward posted two points and five rebounds in 12 minutes during the Bulls' loss to the Spurs on March 27. Before being acquired by Chicago, Aminu was averaging 5.5 points and 5.4 rebounds while making 14 starts with the Magic.
Aminu (not injury related) will be available for Saturday's game at San Antonio. The 30-year-old was acquired from the Magic ahead of Thursday's trade deadline and is set to make his debut for the Bulls on Friday. Aminu missed the first two months of the season and averaged 5.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 21.6 minutes over 17 games after making his season debut Feb. 9.
The Bulls acquired Aminu and Nikola Vucevic from the Magic on Thursday in exchange for Wendell Carter, Otto Porter and two future first-round picks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Given that he's missed most of the last two seasons due to knee issues and held modest averages of 5.5 points (on 40.4 percent shooting from the field) and 5.4 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game over 17 appearances with Orlando, Aminu is likely just being included in the deal for salary-matching purposes. Aminu is eligible to become a free agent during the upcoming offseason, but he'll most likely exercise his $10.18 million option for 2021-22 to stick around in Chicago, if the team hasn't already cut or traded him beforehand. Though he had been handling a regular starting role for the Magic since making his season debut in early February, Aminu will likely transition to a lower-minute backup role at power forward behind Lauri Markkanen in Chicago.
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