Al-Farouq Aminu, who last played in November 2019, practiced fully today and there is a chance that he’ll play against the Portland Trail Blazers on Feb. 9, Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford said.
If Aminu ultimately plays, he will likely have a minutes restriction.
Aminu suffered a torn right meniscus on Nov. 29, 2019 and underwent surgery in January 2020.
The 30-year-old is in his second year of a three-year, $29 million deal that he signed with the Magic in the summer of 2019.
Aminu has only played 18 games with the Magic so far.
He has career averages of 7.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game in 10 NBA seasons.
The Magic have dealt with numerous injuries in their frontcourt, as Jonathan Isaac is out for the season with a torn ACL and forward Aaron Gordon is now out for four-to-six weeks with a severe left ankle sprain.
Magic guards Evan Fournier (back spasms) and Michael Carter-Williams (sprained left foot) will also miss the team’s next game on Feb. 9.