Aminu Fitting in Well With New Team

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Aminu Fitting in Well With New Team
Aminu Fitting in Well With New Team

Like a kid moving into a new school who knows little about his surroundings or the people closest to him, Al-Farouq Aminu is trying to integrate himself onto an Orlando Magic team that is experiencing unprecedented continuity with 12 players back from last season. It's a good thing that he is so incredibly versatile – both on the basketball court and off of it in terms of blending in to fit the needs of whatever team he is on. Aminu, who was born in Atlanta and played collegiately at Wake Forest, is a descendent of Nigerian kings, and his full name translates into, ``The Chief has arrived.'' Thus far, the nine-year NBA veteran nicknamed, ``The Chief'' has liked what he has seen with Orlando's strong culture and its desire to win at a high level. ``We do a lot of great things here defensively, and that's where you are going to end up winning or losing games most of the time,'' said Aminu, who has been a part of five playoff teams in his NBA career.

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