Mohamed Bamba

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  • 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

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba (sore left foot) has been ruled out against the Celtics on Saturday.

    This was expected as coach Steve Clifford already said on Friday that he hopes to have Bamba back for Wednesday's game against the Pistons, which means he is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Rockets. Khem Birch replaced Bamba in the rotation last game with seven points, four rebounds, a steal and two blocks in 17 minutes and should be in line for similar minutes on Saturday and Sunday.

    Source: Roy Parry on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (sore left foot) is listed as doubtful to play on Saturday.

    Bamba has missed one game with the foot pain and he'll probably miss at least one more. He's been outside the top-200 in 9-cat all year which leaves him as spot-start for blocks or as a luxury stash if you have a deep bench.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba (sore left foot) is expected to miss at least the next two games.

    Magic head coach Steve Clifford said he hopes to have Bamba back by Wednesday's game versus the Pistons. Khem Birch will continue backing up Nikola Vucevic until Bamba is healthy enough to return.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba has been officially ruled for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz with a sore left foot.

    Bamba is getting the night off but his injury is not considered serious. He's barely seen much run playing behind a now-super-stellar Nikola Vucevic and might need to wait for next season to truly see a breakout window.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (sore left foot) is questionable to play on Wednesday.

    Bamba has put up some interesting deep-league lines of late, predictably carried by rebounds and blocks, but with Nikola Vucevic healthy there's not a ton for most owners to work with here. If he ends up missing time then Khem Birch should be Orlando's next man up in the frontcourt.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba played 14 minutes on Sunday but had a productive day with eight points, 10 rebounds and two blocks.

    Bamba has the looks of an impact defender and a fun fantasy option thanks to his ability to hit threes and rack up the boards and blocks, but he's fallen victim to Orlando being competitive. Nikola Vucevic is keeping the Magic alive in the playoff hunt and Bamba simply doesn't have an easy path to playing time. He's only a deep-league option despite all the upside.

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba logged 18 minutes on Monday against the Hornets and put up five points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.

    That's a career-high in boards for Bamba, who got some extra breathing room after Nikola Vucevic got kneed in the left leg and didn't return with the game out of reach. Despite tantalizing upside, Bamba has been a one-note blocks and boards option for deeper leagues. It'd take a Vucevic injury for him to be more than that this season.

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba got the starting nod on Wednesday with Nikola Vucevic missing the game (personal) and delivered a mixed bag of stats that included seven points on 2-of-7 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

    The combined four steals and blocks were obviously a welcome sight but he did go 3-for-6 from the line to sour his otherwise promising night. He's still clearly not ready to take on the reins just yet, helping quash the idea that the Magic will be moving on from Vucevic before the trade deadline this season.

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba will probably start at center on Wednesday with Nikola Vucevic (personal) sidelined.

    Bamba joins Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac up front as the Magic get their first real look at what their future core might look like. Vucevic's minutes figure to be split between Bamba and Khem Birch, but his massive usage will be split amongst Orlando's skill players.

    Source: Joshua Robbins on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba - C - Orlando Magic

    Steve Clifford said that rookie Mo Bamba didn’t play last night due to a violation of team rules.

    Clifford called the suspension “a one-game thing” so the rookie will most likely be in the rotation when the Magic host the Bulls on Thursday. Mamba is a nice source for blocks, rebounds and the occasional triple but only in deeper leagues since he is playing just 17 minutes per game.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter