Commander in Chief: Aminu was "next man up" for Magic Friday night

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Commander in Chief: Aminu was "next man up" for Magic Friday night
Commander in Chief: Aminu was "next man up" for Magic Friday night

When the Orlando Magic signed Al-Farouq Aminu this past summer using their mid-level exception, nights like this past Friday were exactly what the team's upper-management was likely envisioning. With Jonathan Isaac and Aaron Gordon already entrenched as starters at the forward positions (and injured forward Chuma Okeke waiting in the wings next season), and the roster in desperate need for more shooting/scoring, it was a somewhat surprising move to ink the “Chief (Aminu)” as quickly as the Magic did in the NBA's free agency period. But you can never have enough depth in the NBA, and that proved true Friday against the San Antonio Spurs when the Magic announced prior to the game that Isaac would

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