Josh Robbins: A decision has not been made on whether Al-Farouq Aminu will have surgery on his torn right meniscus, Steve Clifford said today. Aminu suffered a setback in his recovery on Dec. 26.
Wes Iwundu, who started three games last week while Gordon was out, figures to gain most of the playing time with the second unit. That extent of the absence for Aminu won’t be known until he and the Magic’s medical team come to a consensus on the plan of action to repair his knee. ``I’m going to trust in the doctor to give me the best (opinion) and then I’ll be able to make my decision,’’ Aminu said. ``Until I get the second opinion, it’s kind of hard to say (whether or not he’ll have surgery).’’
David Baumann: MRI shows torn meniscus for Al-Farouq Aminu, per @Magic_PR. Typical recovery time is 4-6 weeks, per Fox Sports, although team says no determination on how to proceed just yet (out indefinitely in the meantime). #magicaboveall @Orlando Magic
Josh Robbins: Forward Al-Farouq Aminu received an MRI on his right knee, and the exam revealed Aminu has a torn meniscus, team officials announced. Aminu’s injury will continue to be evaluated, which will determine how his injury will be treated and the amount of time he’ll miss.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Orlando Magic F Al-Farouq Aminu has suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee and will be out indefinitely, league sources tell ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Magic are determining if knee can be treated without surgery, sources said. Aminu was averaging 20 minutes a game since signing a free agent deal in July.
Joe Freeman: Terry Stotts says Al-Farouq Aminu has been cleared to play more minutes ("30-something) when the Blazers host the Wizards. Will he rejoin starting lineup? As I’ve said before, there’s a chance that he’ll start eventually," Stotts said. "But no decision has been made now."
Jason Quick: Blazers announce that Al-Farouq Aminu is OUT for Monday game at New York. Hope was he would return during 5-game trip, but he will miss every game.
Jason Quick: Blazers announce Al-Farouq Aminu (right ankle) is out for tonight's game against Washington
Mike Richman: Al-Farouq Aminu is out Wed. vs. Philadelphia. He's right at the end of his 3 week timeline table to return from his ankle injury, but still not cleared to return.
Joe Freeman: Al-Farouq Aminu is going through a pregame shooting workout at FedExForum. It's his first on-court work since spraining his right ankle Nov. 1.
Fred Katz: Al-Farouq Aminu and Meyers Leonard are both out for tomorrow's game against the Thunder, per the Blazers.
Mike Richman: Al-Farouq Aminu is going to play tonight, Terry Stotts says. I'd *guess* he remains in a reserve role with Vonleh starting at PF.
Joe Freeman: Terry Stotts says Al-Farouq Aminu (left knee sprain) will not play tonight vs the Jazz.
Jason Quick: Blazers announce Al-Farouq Aminu (left calf strain) is out for Friday's game against New Orleans. Blazers 3-6 without him.
Joe Freeman: Terry Stotts says Al-Farouq Aminu (left calf strain) will miss the next "couple of weeks," when he'll be reevaluated.
March 2, 2021 | 11:11 am EST Update
NBA Central: “I don’t think it’s any secret in the league Victor Oladipo has a desire to play in Miami. He’d like to go there in free agency. They’re going to have cap space, so that may happen.” – Brian Windhorst pic.twitter.com/QrATjw5hQl
March 2, 2021 | 9:47 am EST Update
Still, league insiders don’t believe the Celtics can stand pat, and potentially waste a year of the primes of their two young building blocks who are playing at an elite level. “There comes a time where you have to do something to keep your stars placated and show that you’re trying, especially when they’re young and early in their primes,” the East executive said. “You have to make that commitment to them.”
That’s something Ainge has been reluctant to do in the past. The last time Boston acquired a player in an in-season trade was six years ago, when the team landed Isaiah Thomas from Phoenix. Only the San Antonio Spurs have a longer drought. “They’ll only do something,” the West executive said, “if they think they’re going to bury you.”