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.
Aminu scored 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-1 FT) to go along with 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block across 29 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets.
Aminu caught fire in the second half of the game, going 6-for-6 from the field to pour in 13 points and post his best scoring night of the season. He's seen his playing time tick up slightly in the last two games, racking up 28 and 29 minutes, respectively. However, Aminu has has played at least 20 minutes in 12 consecutive games and has scored in double-digits only twice. While he lacks scoring punch, Aminu has produced decently elsewhere in the box score by averaging 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in that same span.
Aminu tallied seven points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one steal and one block during Thursday's loss to New York.
Aminu logged his 10th straight start in this one and actually recored his best offensive performance since dropping 14 points against the Hawks on March 3. Over his past five outings, the Wake Forest product has totaled 27 points and 30 rebounds.
Aminu scored 14 points (4-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 25 minutes Wednesday in Orlando's 115-112 loss to Atlanta.
Aminu struggled shooting from inside the arc, but he was able to come away with a solid line in a game that saw Orlando blow a 19-point lead. With Evan Fournier (groin) out of the lineup, the Magic were looking for someone to step up on offense, and Aminu certainly did that. The forward came away with new season highs in points, rebounds, and shot attempts. Aminu has started the last six games, averaging 6.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals over that span.
Aminu had three points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, two assists, four steals and two blocks in Sunday's win over the Pistons.
Making his first start of the season, Aminu made his 19 minutes of action count, as he racked up key defensive stats while helping propel the Magic to their third straight win. Aminu could stick in the starting lineup at power forward with Aaron Gordon (ankle) out, but the veteran is unlikely to be a consistent fantasy contributor.
Aminu will start Sunday's game against the Pistons, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The veteran will start ahead of Khem Birch, who got the nod at power forward alongside Nikola Vucevic on Friday against Golden State. Aminu has appeared in only three games this season, and he made his return Wednesday against the Knicks after missing the previous three contests. In Friday's game, Aminu came off the bench to finish with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 13 minutes.
Aminu (knee) tallied three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds and one assist across 12 minutes Wednesday in the Magic's 107-89 win over the Knicks.
After making a five-minute appearance Feb. 9 versus the Trail Blazers in his first NBA action since Nov. 29, 2019, Aminu proceeded to miss the Magic's subsequent three games due to maintenance for his surgically-repaired right knee. Fortunately for Aminu, his absence proved to be short-lived, but look for the Magic to continuing managing his workload carefully in any case. Aminu will be a candidate to sit out at least one half of back-to-back sets, and the Magic will likely have a minutes cap in place for him for the foreseeable future.
Aminu (knee) is expected to play Wednesday against the Knicks, Orlando Magic radio analyst Jake Chapman reports.
After missing three games due to knee soreness, Aminu will be back in the fold. We shouldn't be surprised if his workload is relatively limited.
Aminu (knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.
Aminu has missed three straight games, though he may be able to return Wednesday. If he does, it's possible the forward will be on a minutes limit.
Aminu (knee) will not play in Sunday's game against the Suns, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
All four of Aminu, Cole Anthony, James Ennis and Evan Fournier will not play for Orlando, so the Magic will once again be quite shorthanded. Aminu made his season debut on Feb. 9, but this will now be his third straight absence due to soreness in his surgically repaired knee.
Aminu (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Suns.
Aminu has missed the past two games with knee soreness after getting injured Tuesday. If he plays Sunday, he could be on a minutes limit.
Aminu (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Sacramento, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Aminu was questionable Friday, but he'll be unavailable once again during the matchup against the Kings. It's not yet clear whether he could return Sunday against Phoenix.
Aminu (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Kings.
Aminu was also questionable before Thursday's game, but he ended up missing that contest. If he plays Friday, we shouldn't expect him to see significant minutes considering the long layoff.
Aminu (knee) is ruled out for Thursday's game against Golden State.
Aminu was initially listed as questionable for Thursday, but it looks like he isn't yet healthy enough to take the court. Cole Anthony (shoulder), Michael Carter-Williams (foot) and Evan Fournier (back) have also all been ruled out. Coach Steve Clifford described Aminu as "doubtful" to face the Kings on Friday, according to NBA broadcaster Jake Chapman.
Aminu (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Warriors, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports.
Aminu sat out the second half of Tuesday's game against the Blazers due to right knee injury management. Tuesday's contest marked his first NBA appearance since Nov. 29 of last season after Aminu suffered a torn meniscus. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Thursday's contest.
Aminu won't play during the second half of Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers due to right knee injury management, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Head coach Steve Clifford indicated before the game that Aminu was expected to play in both halves Tuesday, but the team is apparently taking a more cautious approach in the veteran's first game action since November 2019. The 30-year-old had one rebound and one assist in five minutes during the first half, so he wasn't especially productive in his return to the court.
Aminu (knee) isn't listed on the official injury report and appears set to play Tuesday against the Trail Blazers.
After Magic head coach Steve Clifford revealed that Aminu practiced fully Monday, the 30-year-old looks like he'll finally be ready to make his return to game action for the first time since Nov. 29, 2019. Because of the extended time he's missed while recovering from meniscus surgery and a subsequent follow-up procedure, Aminu will undoubtedly face a minutes limit Tuesday, and he shouldn't be expected to play both ends of a back-to-back set at any point in 2020-21. Aminu's ability to play in any capacity is still welcome news for a Magic squad that will be without Jonathan Isaac (knee) for the season and Aaron Gordon (ankle) for at least a few more weeks.
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