The 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 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.
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.
Aminu (knee) had a setback at Thursday's practice and will be reevaluated, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com 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.
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.
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.
Aminu posted six points (2-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes Sunday in the 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.
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.
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.
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.
Aminu posted nine points (3-9 FG, 2-3 3PT, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, one assist and one block in Wednesday's 95-83 win against the Knicks.
Aminu is averaging 5.5 points and six rebounds per game to open the season for the Magic. After starting 81 games last season, the 29-year-old seems to be locked in as the primary backup at forward behind Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac. Averaging 24.3 minutes per game to begin the season, it's hard to imagine Aminu seeing a major jump in minutes unless a significant injury were to occur to either Gordon or Isaac.
Aminu managed 12 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one steal and one block across 18 minutes during the Magic's 126-94 preseason loss to the 76ers on Sunday.
Aminu's line encapsulates why he was brought to Orlando this offseason, as the veteran provided impressive three-point shooting and defense during his time on the floor. The 29-year-old will back up both forward spots to open the campaign and will serve as an experienced rebounding presence off the bench that should log minutes in the high teens at minimum on most nights.
Aminu has agreed to a three-year, $29 million contract with the Magic, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Aminu has played for Portland since 2015-16, but he's decided to move on. He started all 81 of his appearances on the Blazers last season, providing value as a rebounding and defending forward. While he's shown potential as a three-point threat, his 35.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc over the past four years leaves something to be desired. With Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon in the fold, it's unclear if Aminu will start, but he should see sixth-man minutes at the very least.
Aminu compiled 19 points (7-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, one steal and one block in 30 minutes Sunday in the Trail Blazers' 111-98 win over the Thunder in Game 4 of the series.
Aminu drilled a key three-pointer to close out the first half and finished with his best scoring performance of the series to give the Trail Blazers a 3-1 edge heading into a potential clincher Tuesday at home. Since his offense is usually reliant on knocking down outside shots, Aminu isn't particularly consistent, but he should make for a decent cost-saving option in DFS tournaments throughout the Blazers' postseason run.
Aminu furnished nine points (3-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt), nine rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 120-108 loss to the Thunder in Game 3 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series Friday.
Aminu played a strict complementary role as the fourth option behind Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Enes Kanter, but he still put together a solid fantasy line. The veteran forward's contributions will undoubtedly continue vary from game to game in the series, but his signature work on the boards should remain steady.
Aminu accumulated 10 points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, and three blocks in 35 minutes during Sunday's 104-99 Game 1 win over the Thunder.
Aminu didn't take many shots but was one of four Trail Blazers to reach double figures in scoring. Moreover, he helped Enes Kanter and Maurice Harkless fortify the painted area defensively, as the trio combined to post eight blocks. The Thunder may force Aminu and the rest of the role players to attempt more field goals going forward. Still, it's his versatility on defense that leads to the heavy minute totals and decent fantasy stock.
Aminu will come off the bench for Wednesday's season finale against Sacramento, Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports.
Aminu will be replaced in the starting five by Skal Labissiere for Wednesday's season finale. The move appears to be primarily for rest purposes.
Aminu delivered 23 points (8-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 11 rebounds and one block across 27 minutes in the Trail Blazers' 115-108 win over the Nuggets on Sunday.
Aminu checked in second only to Damian Lillard in scoring for the Blazers on the night. The veteran big now has back-to-back double-doubles for the second time in the last seven games, and he's scored in double digits in five of the last nine contests overall. Despite his recent strong stretch of play, Aminu's usage is likely to take a hit going forward with C.J. McCollum having returned from his knee injury Sunday.
Aminu finished with zero points (0-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt), seven rebounds, and one assist in 21 minutes during Saturday's 99-90 loss to the Pistons.
Aminu struggled on this second night of a back-to-back set. His scoring has always been sporadic throughout his career, so fantasy owners shouldn't be overly surprised about the goose egg. Nevertheless, he'll look to bounce back during Monday's matchup with the Timberwolves.
Aminu accumulated 17 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 30 minutes during Friday's 118-98 win over the Hawks.
Aminu logged his second straight double-double, and he has now matched his career high in double-doubles (10). With seven games remaining in the regular season, the 28-year-old forward has a good chance to surpass that mark, especially since the unfortunate absence of starting center Jusuf Nurkic (lower leg) means the team needs all the help it can get on the boards.
Aminu posted 12 points (5-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal across 23 minutes in Wednesday's 118-98 win over the Bulls.
Aminu was the biggest presence the Blazers had on the glass Wednesday with Jusuf Nurkic (leg) going down the other night. Aminu took hold of his chance and parlayed that into a double-double, which hasn't been uncommon for Aminu this season. If he sees increased offensive usage given the injuries on the team, Aminu could push his production north of his season and career marks.
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