Mohamed Bamba

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  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Magic center Mo Bamba said on Tuesday that he's spent the quarantine period bulking up, self-proclaiming that he's put on close to 30 pounds of muscle.

    Bamba said of his time off, ""I’ve worked my tail off during this quarantine. This is going to sound weird, but I put on probably about 28 pounds since quarantine (started)." He laughed and added that only about 2.5 percent of the weight he's put on is body fat. Bamba, along with many other NBA players, "can’t wait to get back out there and work" which is a great sign for the Magic and their fans. Jonathan Isaac is becoming more and more of a potential option for the team when/if the season is resumed as the days pass, so his presence would limit Bamba's chances on the offensive end of the floor. The team has yet to decide whether or not they want to play Isaac at all the rest of the season, regardless of the rumblings about a restart from the league office. However, this bulk-up on Bamba's part is nonetheless pretty impressive and is certainly noteworthy.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba double-doubled vs. the Hawks on Wednesday with 15 points (4-of-7 from the field), 10 boards, four blocks and three triples in 17 minutes.

    The per-minute production was massive and Bamba tied his career high in points. Bamba is not an add despite the impressive performance. He hasn't played over 20 minutes in a single game in February and is a blocks streamer only in standard leagues. He could be rostered as a blocks specialist in 16-team leagues as he is averaging 2.2 blocks per game over the past month.

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba (illness) will not play on Wednesday.

    Bamba hoped to play, but the doctors would not clear him for action. Khem Birch should see more time on the court while Nikola Vucevic is primed for a big game.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba was perfect from the field and from the line in 13 minutes on Monday as he had 10 points (3-of-3 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), three rebounds, one assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Bamba's minutes are still capped while Nikola Vucevic and Khem Birch are both healthy. However, he's blocking shots at an impressive rate. If he somehow found himself with 30 minutes per game, we could be looking at a 10-rebound, 3-block player.

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba brought the defensive stats on Saturday, swatting two shots and swiping two steals to go with five points and five rebounds in 15 minutes.

    Bamba has six blocks in the past four games but has failed to crack 15 minutes during that span. Bamba can be streamed for blocks but should be left on the waiver wire outside of deeper leagues.

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN has reported that the MRI that was done on Jonathan Isaac's left knee revealed a severe sprain and bone contusion and the team will re-evaluate him in approximately two months.

    Wojnarowski also reported that the silver lining of Isaac's injury is that he avoided any structural damage to ACL, MCL or PCL ligaments. Isaac was on pace to finish the year somewhere between a second round and fourth round value. He does still have a chance to return this season but that opportunity won't come until the end of the season. He can be placed on the IR spot if that is an option; otherwise it wouldn't be crazy to drop him in redraft leagues. The names to watch on the Magic that may be on the waiver wire are Terrence Ross, Khem Birch, Amile Jefferson and Mo Bamba. Ross is the only player that has been fantasy relevant in standard leagues in past seasons.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba (right ankle sprain) will be available for Monday's game.

    Bamba last played on December 23. He rarely cracks 20 minutes in a single game but can provide blocks for owners in deeper leagues. With Nikola Vucevic and Bamba back, Khem Birch has minimal value.

    Source: Orlando Magic PR on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba (right ankle sprain) went through shootaround and will be probable to play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    While it's a good thing that the notoriously slow-healing Bamba was able to get over his most recent injury fairly quickly, his production can be very sporadic behind Nikola Vucevic. Keep an eye on him, as you would any big man with his skillset, but don't expect fantasy relevance any time soon. Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) and Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) will remain out for this game, so expect the Magic to rely heavily on their starters.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba (right ankle sprain) is questionable against the Bucks on Saturday.

    Bamba sprained his ankle in practice and missed Friday's game. If he cannot go Saturday, Khem Birch will continue to operate as the backup to Nicolas Vucevic. Bamba is not in the standard league conversation with near top-200 per game value while averaging 6.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 0.6 triples in 17.0 minutes per game. His opportunity did not increase when Vucevic was sidelined for several weeks as he seems locked into a 15-20 minute per game role the rest of the season.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Sixers after spraining his ankle in practice.

    Another day, another DNP for the brittle big man. Bamba has a very fantasy-friendly statistical profile if he could ever carve out a role similar to Nerlens Noel's in OKC. However, it would appear we're far away from that, since injuries have hampered what little momentum Bamba has been able to gather this season. He's off the fantasy radar and should only garner a modicum of attention should starter Nikola Vucevic get injured again.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba logged only 15 minutes on Tuesday night but was still able to pick up four points, seven rebounds and a block.

    The minutes make the floor extremely shaky but the stats give GMs just enough to hang onto in 12-team leagues. He's still probably a drop but if you need blocks and boards, Bamba may still be able to make hay.

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford said that Mo Bamba will be available to play against both the Jazz on Tuesday and the Nuggets on Wednesday, while his back-to-back availability will be monitored on a case-by-case basis moving forward.

    Bamba had a productive game on Sunday and has been putting up top-110 value over the past week, but he is sure to take a hit with Nikola Vucevic back in the lineup. Bamba should see minutes in the teens as a backup C and may ultimately be more a deep-league play than standard league guy.

    Source: Roy Perry on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba logged 19 minutes on Sunday, producing 13 points, six rebounds and two 3-pointers.

    Bamba took a minutes hit with Nikola Vucevic back in the mix but this is a promising performance, as it suggests he might still hold standard-league value. He got on a nice roll while Vuc was out and is worth hanging onto for another game or two in case this keeps up.

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) will be available to play in Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

    He'll be making his return after missing his last 11 games and fantasy owners should be very happy. They might work him back into the action slowly so don't be surprised if he doesn't play big minutes tonight but his return will send Khem Birch out of the rotation. Unfortunately, it will also impact Mo Bamba's value but he's still worth holding onto in most leagues.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Khem Birch
    C, Orlando Magic

    Khem Birch scored four points, five rebounds, two blocks and an assist across 32 minutes in Friday's loss to the Rockets.

    Birch's run of heavy rotational minutes are coming to an end with Nikola Vucevic due to return soon. Neither he nor Mohamed Bamba, who had nine points and six rebounds in 15 minutes, managed to make a case for an expanded role once Vucevic returns.