Al-Farouq Aminu Rumors

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Al-Farouq Aminu
Al-Farouq Aminu
Position: F
Born: 09/21/90
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:215 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $9,720,900
Orlando Magic forward Al-Farouq Aminu underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure to address continued swelling in his right knee, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today. The procedure went as planned and will allow Aminu to complete his final phase of rehabilitation. Aminu’s return to the court will depend on how he responds to treatment and rehabilitation. He missed 55 games last season after originally suffering the injury on November 29, 2019 vs. Toronto. Aminu underwent surgery on January 7.
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Coach Steve Clifford revealed Tuesday that Mo Bamba and Al-Farouq Aminu will not be ready to participate in contract drills when camp opens, adding that Bamba and Aminu both are “a ways away” from playing. Bamba continues to recover from the long-term effects of contracting COVID-19 six months ago, and Aminu still isn’t at full strength after surgery to repair torn meniscus cartilage 11 months ago.
Nigeria international and Orlando Magic power forward Al-Farouq Aminu feels that having already protested against racism over the years the NBA needs to make even more of a statement. “We have already taken action, as we’ve had ‘I can’t breathe shirts'” the 29-year-old told BBC Sport Africa, referring to the stance of players in 2014 following the death or Eric Garner at the hands of police in New York.
6 months ago via BBC
Al Farouq-Aminu: “We’ve seen guys be very vocal about the matters. I think what a lot of people forget is that we had a black president, we had a black Attorney General and we had let’s say many of the best basketball players in the world are black. All those different things happened after the Black Lives first happened and the movement first started. So I don’t believe that these gestures are 100% the remedy, obviously it is nice to bring awareness to different things like that but after a while you have to get the job done.”
6 months ago via BBC