Chuma Okeke Rumors

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Chuma Okeke
Chuma Okeke
Position: F
Born: 08/18/98
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:230 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $3,121,080
“You all don’t see the Chuma I see,” Ross said. “Chuma is always goofing around when I see him. He’s a funny dude. It’s the guys that don’t say much — when they do say something, that’s pure comedy. Chuma’s one of those guys. You’ve got to get to know him. He’s like a young kid. He’s a young dude right now. This is all new to him. It’s taken a little bit for him to get out of his shell.”
The front office likes him, but the fact remains that the Magic will have an overabundance of power forwards who will be under contract next season: Gordon, Jonathan Isaac, Chuma Okeke and Al-Farouq Aminu (assuming Aminu exercises his player option). Orlando could start Isaac at the four and start Gordon at the three next season, but while that alignment would be lethal defensively, it would be subpar offensively because of its limited floor spacing and shot creation. In addition, in December the Magic signed Isaac to a four-year extension that will run through the 2024-25 season. So it looks like Isaac is Orlando’s long-term choice at power forward, even though Isaac has struggled with injuries. Because Gordon will become an unrestricted free agent in 2022, I think the Magic will try to trade him before next season, most likely to find help on the wings.
Storyline: Aaron Gordon Trade?