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Aaron Gordon | Forward | #00

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / ORL
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As expected, Aaron Gordon (hip) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. Charlotte.
This was a no-brainer for the Magic. Sitting Gordon, who has already withdrawn from the dunk contest during All-Star weekend, on Wednesday allows him an extra eight days of rest. In addition, the more losses the better for Orlando at this point, as they have a solid chance to land the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft. Mario Hezonja, who has scored 20-plus points in two straight games, will continue to see extended minutes on Wednesday. Feb 14 - 11:15 AM

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Coach Frank Vogel said that Aaron Gordon (hip) is unlikely to play Wednesday vs. the Hornets.

Gordon has missed eight straight games, and sitting him on Wednesday is an easy decision for Orlando. He's technically listed as 'questionable', but remaining out through the All-Star break would give Gordon an extra ten days of rest. Also, Orlando should be focused on improving its draft positioning at this point in the season. Mario Hezonja, who is playing the best ball of his career of late, will continue to soak up extra minutes with Gordon sidelined.
Feb 13 - 10:59 AM

Aaron Gordon (hip) is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the Bulls.

The Magic only have two games left before the All-Star break including Monday's contest, so we'd expect them to keep Gordon out for the remainder of the week. With the Magic tanking and Gordon hitting restricted free agency this summer, they'll be cautious with him the rest of the way. Mario Hezonja has been a stud in his absence and is coming off a 23-point game on Saturday with three boards, three steals and one triple. Hezonja is a must-start fantasy asset while Gordon is out.
Source: NBA.com
Feb 11 - 9:58 AM

Aaron Gordon (right hip flexor), Nikola Vucevic (hand), Terrence Ross (knee) and Jonathan Isaac (ankle) have all been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Milwaukee.

This will be the seventh straight game Gordon has missed, and it's not encouraging that he keeps getting ruled out a day ahead of each contest. After Saturday, the Magic have just two more games before the All-Star break. With the team in tank mode, they may very well choose to keep him out until after the break, which would give him an extra nine days of rest. Mario Hezonja has been the primary beneficiary in Gordon's absence. Hezonja is averaging 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.7 treys and 1.2 steals in 27.5 minutes over Orlando's last six contests.
Feb 9 - 1:35 PM

Aaron Gordon (right hip flexor) still had pain in his hip on Thursday.

In case you missed it, he was already ruled out for today's game. Gordon also ruled himself out from the dunk contest, and it's starting to look like he won't be back until after the break either. If Mario Hezonja doesn't get traded, he could have a couple more weeks of value. Wes Iwundu and Mo Speights have benefitted, as well.
Feb 8 - 11:46 AM

Aaron Gordon (hip) remains out for Thursday's game against the Hawks.

He's probably going to miss more than Thursday. Gordon has already ruled himself out for the dunk contest, which is very noteworthy because he said he really wanted to win it in his home state. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him be held out until the break. With him out, Mario Hezonja has stepped up the most, but he could be dealt -- anyone could be dealt on this team.
Feb 7 - 2:09 PM

Aaron Gordon (hip) will miss Monday's game vs. the Heat and Tuesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

Getting ruled out this early for his fourth and fifth straight game is worrying and Gordon is pulling himself out of the dunk contest as well. With the Magic going nowhere this season, AG could miss Thursday's game vs. the Hawks as well, but his status is TBD for that one. Several players will benefit with AG out including Marreese Speights and Mario Hezonja, but Hezonja is the better streaming option.
Feb 5 - 11:49 AM

Aaron Gordon (strained left hip flexor) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Wizards.

This will be Gordon's third straight game on the sidelines. Marreese Speights started in place of Gordon on Wednesday and finished with 21 points, four rebounds, and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes. Mario Hezonja had 14 points and four boards in 25 minutes off the bench. Both players will likely see extended minutes again on Saturday and are worthy of DFS consideration.
Feb 3 - 11:17 AM

Aaron Gordon (hip) is listed as questionable for Saturday against the Wizards.

For the second year in a row, Gordon is a little banged up heading into the dunk contest. He did say the dunk contest being in his home state was the primary reason he wanted to compete. His hip injury doesn't sound serious and he could be back after missing the last two games.
Feb 2 - 2:50 PM

Aaron Gordon (hip) will not play against the Lakers on Wednesday and Marreese Speights will start in his place.

Well, this is an interesting move with Speights getting a start. Gordon's hip injury didn't look bad this weekend, but now he'll miss his second straight game. He should be considered questionable for Saturday against the Wizards. Mario Hezonja and Speights are risky plays while Khem Birch should get the backup center minutes.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Speights actually leads the Magic in usage rate with Gordon and all other inactive/non-rotation members off the floor. He holds a healthy 30.2% usage with a 0.96 FPPM mark, and if he's able to come close to matching those totals in a spot-start, he should have a nice shot at exceeding value. Mario Hezonja should still see ample run off the bench.
Jan 31 - 5:17 PM

Aaron Gordon (strained left hip flexor) will not play Tuesday vs. Houston.

Gordon logged 40 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Pacers, but was unable to practice on Monday due to the hip injury, and he'll likely miss Wednesday's game against the Lakers as well. Mario Hezonja is expected to replace Gordon in the starting lineup Tuesday night. Hezonja has started nine games for Orlando this season and is averaging 14.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.7 minutes over those nine starts. He's worth considering as a DFS option on Tuesday.
Jan 30 - 1:02 PM

Aaron Gordon is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Houston with a strained left hip flexor.

Gordon likely picked up the injury while dropping 22 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday. Gordon did not practice on Monday, but it sounds like he's day-to-day. Expect an update after the morning shootaround. If Gordon can't play, Mario Hezonja would likely start in his place and has fared well in that role this season, averaging 14.2 points in nine fill-in starts.
Jan 29 - 1:46 PM

Aaron Gordon scored 22 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes during a 114-112 loss to the Pacers.

To end the game, he got fouled with seven seconds left with the Magic down two. Gordon missed the first and missed the second on purpose, which dropped him to 3-of-8 from the line today. Gordon has resembled a more traditional power forward lately with four straight double-doubles while he's also struggled mightily from the line in that span. He'll need to get the FT% fixed to be an early-round guy going forward, which is certainly possible.
Jan 27 - 9:54 PM

Aaron Gordon hit 6-of-17 shots and 2-of-7 3-pointers for 16 points, 12 rebounds, one steal, zero blocks and a career-high seven turnovers in Tuesday's unfortunate 105-99 loss to the Kings.

Gordon's overall line wasn't too shabby, but his shot selection has been really bad and the turnovers were atrocious. His shot selection has been poor, at best, for most of January and he entered tonight's game at just 34 percent for the month. If he'd stop taking wild shots and focus on becoming an efficient player, it probably wouldn't take much to fix what is broken. The good news is that he's double-doubled in four of his last five games, but hit just 27-of-86 shots (31%) in them. The reality is he's like a gunslinger in the Wild West out there right now, but maybe things will get better in February.
Jan 23 - 9:31 PM

Aaron Gordon's shooting woes continued on Sunday as he went just 5-of-17 from the field and 1-of-2 from the stripe on his way to 11 points, 13 boards, four assists and two turnovers in 38 minutes.

Gordon has been connecting on just 33.6% of his shot attempts over the past eight games, although he’s still been effective with averages of 16.5 points, 8.5 boards, 2.3 assists, 1.3 triples, 0.8 steals and 2.4 turnovers per game. We should see a regression to the mean with his jump shot soon enough, and the steals numbers should also start trending up as well. A favorable matchup against the Kings on Tuesday could help him to start moving in the right direction.
Jan 21 - 4:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D.J. Augustin
2Shelvin Mack
SG1Jonathon Simmons
2Terrence Ross
3Arron Afflalo
SF1Evan Fournier
2Mario Hezonja
3Wesley Iwundu
4Jamel Artis
PF1Aaron Gordon
2Jonathan Isaac
3Khem Birch
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Bismack Biyombo
3Marreese Speights