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Aaron Gordon | Forward | #00

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / ORL
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Aaron Gordon posted his third consecutive double-digit rebounding game, scoring 20 points (7-of-12 FGs, 6-of-9 FTs) with 12 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and three blocks in minutes on Saturday against the 76ers.
Gordon has been active on the boards so far this season, averaging 12.7 in the Magic's first three games. This was something both he and the coaches wanted him to improve on this season and so far so good. If he can keep the FG% at a respectable level, his contributions in steals, blocks, and boards will lift him to a monster season. Oct 20 - 11:08 PM

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Aaron Gordon made 2-of-9 from the field for five points with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 25 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

Coach Steve Clifford said he wanted Gordon to improve on steals and boards, and so far he's been outstanding on the glass with this game and 16 boards in the opener. Of course, he could not hit shots and we've seen Gordon hang some brutal efficiency in games, but he'll be adding plenty of stats to offset those issues.
Oct 19 - 9:27 PM

Aaron Gordon exploded in a 104-101 win over the Heat on Wednesday, scoring 26 points with 16 rebounds, two assists, four turnovers and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.

Those rebounds matched his career high and it was his 15th 20-10 game of his career. The Magic want him to run the offense a lot more and he's added even more to his offensive game with some ball screens setting up his scoring chances. If Gordon can avoid shooting slumps and stay healthy, he could be in for a huge season.
Oct 17 - 11:44 PM

Aaron Gordon scored 29 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, no turnovers and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes against Flamengo on Friday.

He made the Flamengo squad look like Don Flamenco from Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Video game references aside, Gordon should have a lot on his plate offensively as he is asked to do even more on offense with very little help ball-handling wise. He'll be allowed to take more chances on defense to possibly up his steals and blocks, so Gordon offers major upside in the late-early rounds.
Oct 5 - 9:24 PM

Aaron Gordon said he needs to increase his defensive rebounding and his off-ball steals.

Coach Steve Clifford had mentioned Gordon needs to improve there, so it sounds like he's bought in. "It’s something that I’m going to continue to try and grind for – grinding to be All-Defense and grinding to be [Defensive Player of the Year],’’ Gordon said. Gordon had just 0.8 steals last year to go with 7.9 boards, and Clifford has mentioned Gordon as a 19-9 guy. He offers nice upside in 35-45 range.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 25 - 12:54 PM

Coach Steve Clifford said he's told Aaron Gordon to focus on defense and rebounding.

"If he’s first or second-team All-Defense with 19 and nine, he’s going to become an All-Star," Clifford said. "To me, that’s where it all starts for him. He’s a capable guy and that’s been my message to him every time that we’ve talked.’’ Additionally, president Jeff Weltman said Gordon has a "great leap yet to make" this season. Earlier this month, it was reported that Gordon would focus more on being a SF on defense and a PF on offense -- Jonathan Isaac was the opposite. The Magic are little shorthanded when it comes to playmaking, so Clifford mentioning AG being a 19-9 guy isn't a lofty expectation. He's a guy to target in the 35-45 range in standard leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 22 - 6:48 PM

Aaron Gordon said he's had as many sit-down talks with coach Steve Clifford as he's has with his previous four coaches combined.

Orlando is basically Gordon's team now with some trade rumors swirling around some of their veterans, and Gordon now signed for the next four years. D.J. Augustin isn't a ball-dominant guy, so Gordon should have a big chance to produce offense. If he can up his percentage, AG could wind up as a top-25 player.
Sep 8 - 5:38 PM

The Magic and restricted free agent Aaron Gordon have agreed on a four-year, $84 million deal.

The max for Gordon was $114 million over four years, but Orlando got a significant discount on that price and all four years are guaranteed. There weren't many teams with the cap space to give Gordon a big offer sheet, and Orlando likely would have matched anyway. It's a reasonable contract for both sides, with new coach Steve Clifford inheriting a hyper-athletic PF who averaged career-highs of 17.6 points, 2.0 triples, 7.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks last season. If he can improve his percentages (43.4% FGs, 69.8% FTs), Gordon could vault into top-40 fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 9:52 PM

The Lakers could be a suitor for restricted free agent Aaron Gordon, according to ESPN's Marc J. Spears.

Magic GM John Hammond has been clear that he intends to keep Gordon long-term, and AG himself said a few days ago, "I do believe that [the Magic] are going to offer me something fair ... But I have to do the due diligence and see what’s going to be the best fit for myself." Orlando can match any offers for Gordon, of course, up to and including a max four-year, $114 million deal. The Lakers already have their own RFA power forward in Julius Randle, so we're not reading much into this for now.
Jul 1 - 6:26 PM

Aaron Gordon said he's planning to talk to other teams to do his "due diligence."

"We’ll talk to the Magic, and I do believe that they’re going to offer me something fair," Gordon said about his upcoming free agency. "And, hopefully, we can go from there. But I have to do the due diligence and see what’s going to be the best fit for myself." The Magic are expected to match just about anything, including what could be a max four-year, $114 million offer from other teams. Gordon has made it clear he wants toe max.
Jun 28 - 6:44 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Pacers could make a strong push to sign Aaron Gordon to an offer sheet.

The Pacers could have more than $20 million in cap space, and Thaddeus Young could be on the way out in search of a long-term deal. The Magic have said that they plan to match offers for Gordon, but it doesn't sound like that's going to stop the Pacers from at least trying.
Jun 28 - 1:21 PM

Aaron Gordon said a max contract would be his ideal scenario for free agency this summer.

"Ideal is max. That would be ideal," Gordon said. "Three letters. ... Definitely here." As a restricted free agent, the Magic can match all offers on Gordon after a career year in basically every category for counting stats. He started off on fire to start the season, but wasn't able to keep it going. Plus, he really needs to increase his performance at the charity stripe to be an early-round guy.
Apr 12 - 2:27 PM

Aaron Gordon was rested for the second half of Wednesday's game, finishing with 11 points, three rebounds and one block in 12 minutes.

That's a wrap for AG's 2017-18 season. He opened the game 3-of-3 from deep but Orlando has no incentive to play their key starters, so they quickly sat Gordon and Nikola Vucevic in favor of Khem Birch and Marreese Speights. Gordon couldn't maintain his torrid early-season production and he struggled as the focal point of defenses when Vuc was injured, but he's still finishing with middle-round value despite poor percentages (43.3% FGs, 69.8% FTs). That'll be an area to watch throughout the offseason.
Apr 11 - 11:28 PM

Aaron Gordon (sore right calf) returned from a one-game absence on Sunday vs. the Raptors, scoring 16 points on 6-of-12 shots.

He played 27 minutes and showed no signs of being limited, adding three assists, two rebounds, three steals, one block and two triples. Gordon and Nikola Vucevic were surprise scratches in their last game, and with Orlando doing their best to slide in the standings, they may sit one or both of these guys on Monday vs. the Bucks on the second night of a back-to-back.
Apr 8 - 8:42 PM

Aaron Gordon (sore right calf) and Nikola Vucevic (low back tightness) will play on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

Even though both players were listed as probable and are fine, don't be surprised if they sit out on Monday vs. the Bucks on the second night of a back-to-back. The NBA in April is madness. Mario Hezonja and Jamel Artis both lose value with Gordon back.
Apr 8 - 4:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D.J. Augustin
2Jerian Grant
3Isaiah Briscoe
4Troy Caupain
SG1Evan Fournier
2Jonathon Simmons
3Terrence Ross
SF1Jonathan Isaac
2Wesley Iwundu
3Melvin Frazier
PF1Aaron Gordon
2Khem Birch
3Jarell Martin
4Amile Jefferson
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Mo Bamba
3Timofey Mozgov