Mohamed Bamba

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  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba's left tibia stress fracture has healed, and he's been able to jog and shoot jumpers since mid-April.

    Bamba's rookie season was cut short after 47 games, and it's great to hear that he's recovered. Doctors don't believe that this will be a recurring option for the big man and he may play in Summer League. His immediate fantasy value will hinge entirely on what the Magic do with Nikola Vucevic, though he remains a nice dynasty hold.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (left tibia stress fracture), who has progressed to jogging and shooting jumpers in his rehab, hopes to be ready to play in the summer league.

    Bamba showed his tantalizing fantasy potential in limited minutes during his rookie season averaging 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. Bamba has the ability to produce big man stats and hit some threes if given a full complement of minutes. With Nikola Vucevic heading into free agency and potentially leaving, Bomba has a chance to get there next season.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba played 47 games before undergoing surgery for a stress fracture in his left tibia, ending the season with averages of 6.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 0.3 steals, 1.4 blocks and 0.4 3-pointers in 16.4 mpg.

    Bamba also missed some time with a sore left foot but the stress fracture is obviously the pressing issue. He flashed the fun stat set that fantasy owners were expecting to see, but unfortunately for Bamba the Magic ended up putting together a playoff season behind the Herculean effort of fellow center Nikola Vucevic. It’s probably not what Orlando envisioned when they took the high-upside center, but they’ll be happy with the results from a team-level perspective. Bamba’s still got plenty of work to do in terms of adding strength to crash and bang down low, but he could absolutely take off in fantasy if he gets legitimate minutes. That will ride on what happens with Vucevic this summer and how Bamba recovers, though his top-235 season seems like a safe floor as long as he gets back to full strength.

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left tibia and is without a timetable for return.

    Bamba was hoping to rehab the injury without undergoing surgery, but that wasn't in the cards. We'd guess that Bamba is done for the season, and if he does return it'll be for very limited run at the tail end of the season. He's safe to let go in re-draft formats while Khem Birch will take over the backup center spot. Look for Birch to provide rebounds and blocks that can help in deeper formats.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower left leg and will miss "significant time," per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Bamba had missed time recently with soreness in his left leg, and clearly it's more serious than expected. It had been rumored that Bamba was on the trade block with the Magic trying to buy at the deadline, but he won't be included in any deals now unless Orlando trades him at a significant discount. Khem Birch will be the backup center for the foreseeable future and is a solid deep-league option for rebounds and blocks.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (sore lower leg) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game versus the Thunder.

    Bamba missed the Magic's last game versus the Nets and it seems his leg injury is still being evaluated. For now, consider Bamba day-to-day and expect Khem Birch to pick up the backup center minutes. Bamba has also been rumored to be on the trading block, so the Magic could be protecting their young center before the deadline.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (sore lower left leg) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Nets.

    Bamba is stuck behind All-Star Nikola Vucevic and hasn't been getting enough run to be fantasy viable anyways. There were also recent reports that the Magic are open to trading Bamba. He's got tremendous fantasy upside, but is not in the role for it right now.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    According to Brian Windhorst on the latest Hoop Collective podcast, Mo Bamba is available on the trade market and the Mavs considered trading for him before Thursday's Kristaps Porzingis deal.

    Windhorst adds that the Magic are operating as buyers on the trade market as they want to get into the playoffs. Bamba would've been the return in a potential deal centered around Dennis Smith Jr., which makes some sense with the Magic in dire need of a starting-caliber point guard and their glut of frontcourt pieces. This obviously goes into the "what if" file but it could lead to Bamba's name circulating in more trade rumors over the next week. Orlando isn't exactly swimming with assets and might need to give him up if they want to make a serious push for a playoff berth.

    Source: Hoop Collective Podcast on ESPN

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba played 13 minutes after originally being questionable due to illness and scored zero points with zero rebounds and zero blocks on 0-of-2 shooting.

    He is stuck behind Nikola Vucevic and has the potential to be a huge fantasy producer, but for now he should not be owned in any leagues unless you are in desperate need of blocks in a deeper league.

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Coach Steve Clifford said that he is unsure if Mohamed Bamba (illness) will make the trip for Sunday's game against the Rockets.

    Clifford said Bamba got sick after Friday's game with something that's been going around the team. He is only a block specialist at this point with 16.5 minutes per game backing up Nikola Vucevic. He could easily be a top-100 guy with more minutes but that may not happen this season.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (left foot soreness) returned to action after missing four games and finished Friday’s loss to the Nets with nine points, one 3, four boards and a block in a typical 15 minutes.

    Khem Birch, who had been filling in for Bamba, was wiped from the rotation with a DNP for any very deep-league guys using him. As for Bamba, he’ll stay at about 15-18 minutes a game (and remain a deep-league source of blocks) unless Nikola Vucevic’s minutes are reduced as the Magic continue to fall out of playoff contention. Vooch had 16 points, 17 rebounds and six assists in the loss.

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba (sore left foot) is expected to play in Friday's game versus the Nets.

    Bamba went through this morning's shootaround fully after missing the Magic's last four games. Look for Bamba to slide back into the backup center role as Khem Birch's minutes fade away.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (sore left foot) will not play on Wednesday.

    The Magic don't want to rush Bamba back and he'll increase his activity levels at Thursday's practice. Khem Birch will be the backup center tonight while Bamba should go back to deep-league value on Friday.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (sore left foot) was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday but coach Steve Clifford suggested that Friday was a more reasonable return date than Wednesday.

    Bamba said he hoped to play but the Magic may exercise caution with their rookie. Center isn't exactly a weak spot on the roster for them, so there's no need to rush him back to the court. Despite upside and a fun stat set, Bamba is only a deep-league bench guy in redraft leagues. If he ends up sitting out tomorrow it'll be his fourth straight absence.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba (sore left foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rockets.

    Coach Steve Clifford said on Friday that he hopes to have Bamba back for Wednesday's game, so it's not surprising that he's out. Khem Birch played 17 minutes on Saturday and figures to have a similar role. He tallied seven points, four boards, one steal and two blocks. Bamba is only a hold in deep leagues if you're desperate for blocks.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter