WATCH: Al-Farouq Aminu receives huge ovation in return to Portland

Peter Socotch

The Trail Blazers had a lot of roster turnover going into this season. 

With that turnover means a lot of the return of former players to the Moda Center. 

Friday night vs. the Magic, it was forward Al-Farouq Aminu's turn. 

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He's the second Trail Blazer from last year's squad step foot in Portland as a member of the opposition. 

He's also the second player not to be able to suit up due to injury. Earlier this season, Evan Turner returned with the Atlanta Hawks. He didn't play with left Achilles pain. 

Aminu remained sidelined, healing from a right knee meniscus tear. And while Chief drew some criticism during his time in Portland, when he was shown on the jumbotron during Friday night's game, the Rip City crowd paid their respect. 

Hope to see Chief back on the court soon!

WATCH: Al-Farouq Aminu receives huge ovation in return to Portland originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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