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Tim Reynolds: Magic updates: Al-Farouq Aminu did not accompany the Magic into the bubble today for rehab-related reasons. Another Magic player has tested positive and he - name not disclosed - is not at Disney yet. Markelle Fultz has a personal matter that he has been excused to address.
Magic forwards Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu are unlikely to return this season despite the extended layoff, according to Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel. Isaac suffered a knee injury on New Year’s Day and hasn’t played since that game in Washington. Isaac was establishing himself as a defensive force before the severe left knee sprain.
“Not a whole lot of news there,” Weltman said when asked about the possibility of Isaac or Aminu returning. “As always, we’re going to wait and see how they respond to rehab. They’re both working very hard. There’s a difference of being healthy and then being safely healthy. It will have been a long, long time since those guys played and you know organizationally that we’re never going to put our guys in a position where they’re exposed to any sort of risk of injury. So that being said, we’ll just continue to see how they progress.”
His first season with the Magic wasn’t supposed to go like this. “It’s a tough situation, but you always got to try to find the silver lining of it,” Aminu said before tipoff, in his first interview since he underwent surgery Jan. 7 to repair torn meniscus cartilage. “With the time off, I’ve been able to focus on things outside the court. Also, I’ve been able to work on little fundamental things as well, and I think it’s going to help me and help improve my game overall. So you’ve just got to focus on the positives.”
His first season with the Magic wasn’t supposed to go like this. “It’s a tough situation, but you always got to try to find the silver lining of it,” Aminu said before tipoff, in his first interview since he underwent surgery Jan. 7 to repair torn meniscus cartilage. “With the time off, I’ve been able to focus on things outside the court. Also, I’ve been able to work on little fundamental things as well, and I think it’s going to help me and help improve my game overall. So you’ve just got to focus on the positives.”
Bobby Marks: Disabled Player Exceptions in Orlando would be worth: * $4.6M- Al-Farouq Aminu * $2.9M- Jonathan Isaac NBA has to deem that both players are out until June 15. Smart move by the Magic PR in not putting a return date for both players.
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: 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.
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.
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If nothing happens, Randle stands to be a restricted free agent in 2022. “We’ll see when we get to that time,” Randle said. “But right now, I’m really just focused on what we have to do as a team. That’s so far ahead in the future. When that time presents itself I’ll be ready, we’ll talk or whatever, but I’m really just focused on this team, first off getting a win [Thursday] going into All-Star break, getting my body right so I’m healthy, staying on top of what I have to, starting off the second half of the season strong. That’s where my focus is right now.”

Wolves made an offer for Aaron Gordon

Darren Wolfson: The Wolves had trade interest in Gordon last year, February-January of 2020. They talked to Orlando. They’ve been trying to trade for Aaron Gordon for a while. They view him as a really good fit next to Karl-Anthony Towns. So the Wolves have engaged Orlando in numerous talks. In fact, I’ll advance it here by saying I’m told that the Wolves made Orlando a pretty nice offer before Gordon got hurt sometime earlier this calendar year. So they talked to Orlando around draft time. Then at some point after the season started. I’m told they made some sort of offer. I don’t have specifics on what that offer entailed. Clearly, it wasn’t enough to get a deal done.
So let’s discuss the elephant in the room. When did you decide to leave the Celtics and why? Hayward: Not until that day when I decided. There was so much that happened before that, in the bubble, me getting hurt. In the bubble I felt like our team was playing really well, I felt like I was doing well. Then I get hurt, I have to come out of the bubble to rehab, then go back in, not fully healthy, we lose in the playoffs and at the same time I have a baby boy and come back home. The league told us the season probably wasn’t going to start until the end of January, so I have a minor surgery to do and rehab. But then actually we’re going to start right before Christmas. Then you’re scrambling, trying to get ready and healthy, then free agency hits and ultimately you have to decide where to be. It really wasn’t was until the day I decided that I wanted to have a fresh start and try to help this team.