Al-Farouq Aminu

#2 PF / Orlando Magic / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-8 Weight: 220 lb Age: 29 College: Wake Forest
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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Could return in delayed season

    Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) could be a candidate to return to action this season if the NBA resumes play in mid-June or later, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.Aminu hasn't played since Nov. 29 after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee that required surgery just over a month later following an unsuccessful rest-and-rehab program. Later in January, the Orlando Magic were granted a displayed player exception for Aminu, indicating that the NBA agreed the forward was unlikely to return to action prior to June 15. While that timeline would normally rule Aminu out through the start of the NBA Finals, the league's decision to suspend its season indefinitely could leave the door open for him to play again in 2019-20. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, owners and executives around the league view mid-to-late June as a best-case scenario for the NBA to resume action. Considering that Aminu had previously stated that he expected to be ready to compete for Nigeria in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in late July, he may have a legitimate shot at being cleared to play for the Magic this summer. Robbins relays that Aminu is progressing well in his recovery and is no longer sporting a stabilizing brace on his right knee.

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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Likely done for season

    The Orlando Magic recently applied for a Disabled Player Exception for Isaac (knee), implying the team projects him to miss the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.The news doesn't come as much of a surprise, given that Al-Farouq Aminu underwent surgery Tuesday to address a torn meniscus in his right knee and wasn't scheduled to be re-evaluated until early-to-mid April. Even if Aminu experiences no setbacks in his recovery, he would likely still need a couple weeks to regain conditioning before gaining clearance to play at some point during a potential playoff run for the Magic. With that in mind, Orlando is understandably more inclined to just shut him down for 2019-20 and apply for the exception, which would allow the team to add another player to the roster without having to waive anyone.

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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Out indefinitely following surgery

    Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will be reevaluated in approximately 12 weeks, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.Aminu tore his meniscus at the end of November and ultimately opted to undergo surgery after suffering a setback at the end of December. There's a chance Aminu remains sidelined through the remainder of the season depending on how he responds to treatment, as his current 12-week recovery timeline already takes him into April.

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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Suffers setback with knee

    Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) had a setback at Thursday's practice and will be reevaluated, John Denton of reports.The veteran forward opted to stay clear of surgery and rehab the torn meniscus in his right knee after suffering the injury at the end of November, and his return timeline remains unclear. Coach Steve Clifford said Aminu is having trouble bending his knee Friday, but the severity of the setback won't be known until he is officially reevaluated. The 29-year-old can continue to be considered out indefinitely.

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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Won't undergo surgery

    Al-Farouq Aminu will not undergo surgery for his torn meniscus, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports. He will be treated with a non-operative procedure and remains without an official timetable for a return.Aminu has missed the past five games, but he was seen doing some light shooting work following Wednesday's morning shootaround, suggesting he's making solid progress. Additional updates should emerge when Aminu hits various milestones in his recovery.

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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Out with torn meniscus

    Al-Farouq Aminu was diagnosed with a torn meniscus Sunday and will be sidelined indefinitely, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.Aminu had five points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 18 minutes Friday versus the Raptors, but ongoing knee soreness led to undergoing an MRI on Saturday, per Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel. The 29-year-old will remain without a timeline for his return until the team determines whether surgery is necessary. Wes Iwundu figures to see increased court time during Aminu's absence.

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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Struggles in second start

    Al-Farouq Aminu posted six points (2-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes Sunday in the Orlando Magic's 125-121 win over the Wizards.After putting up a double-double (13 points, 13 rebounds) in Friday's win over the Spurs while starting in place of the injured Jonathan Isaac (ankle), Aminu couldn't deliver a repeat performance in his second straight start. Considering Isaac was a full practice participant Saturday and the Magic won't play again until Wednesday (at Toronto), there's a good chance Aminu moves back into a lower-minute reserve role.

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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Double-doubles in spot start

    Al-Farouq Aminu finished with 13 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 13 rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 31 minutes during Friday's 111-109 victory over the Spurs.Aminu was thrust into the starting lineup for Friday's game after Jonathan Isaac (ankle) was a late scratch. Aminu thrived in his 31 minutes on the floor, putting up his first double-double of the season. Isaac has a history of ankle injuries and so there is a reason to think this may cost him more than this game. If he is forced to miss additional time, Aminu will likely remain the starter and could be worth a flier in standard formats.

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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Starting Friday

    Al-Farouq Aminu will start Friday's game against the Spurs.With Jonathan Isaac a late scratch due to a sprained ankle, Aminu will get the spot start. It will mark his first start of the season. In the seven games that he's seen 20-plus minutes, he's averaged 5.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.0 assist.

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    Magic's Al-Farouq Aminu: Solid line in Tuesday's loss

    Al-Farouq Aminu accumulated 13 points (4-5 FG, 5-5 FT), five rebounds, two steals and one assist in 26 minutes during Tuesday's 102-94 loss to the Thunder.Aminu was efficient offensively while filling up the stat sheet across multiple categories. This is the first time through seven appearances that Aminu has reached double figures in scoring. In fact, he went scoreless in Saturday's loss to the Nuggets and posted a one-point performance back on Oct. 26 as well. Still, Aminu offers some value in deeper leagues thanks to his contributions on the defensive end.