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Aaron Gordon | Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (19) / 9/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Arizona

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Aaron Gordon (foot) is going to be re-evaluated around the beginning of January, and if he shows progress he could return to the court before the All-Star break.
We hope this is the case as the NBA has been plagued with injuries this season, especially with rookies such as Julius Randle, Marcus Smart, and Doug McDermott. However, when Gordon does eventually return the Magic will more than likely ease him back into action and he won't see enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Dec 14 - 9:48 AM

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Aaron Gordon (left foot) had surgery to repair his fifth metatarsal on Friday and will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks.

There is no timetable to return, but players tend to miss significant time with his injury. Gordon's college teammate, Brandon Ashley, suffered this injury last season and he did not make it back for the Wildcats during their NCAA run. Brook Lopez also had this issue in a previous season and didn't return from the December injury. Gordon should be cut in just about all re-draft leagues. Expect Channing Frye and Tobias Harris to get most of the minutes at the forward spots.
Nov 21 - 5:59 PM

Aaron Gordon (foot) stated during a recent interview that his foot doesn't hurt at all, and he could probably be playing right now, but is sitting as a precaution.

Gordon is scheduled to see a foot specialist in Charlotte on Friday, and we'll likely get a more definitive timetable for his return after that visit. While he is sidelined Channing Frye and Tobias Harris will continue to see heavy minutes for the Magic with Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) also out.
Nov 21 - 2:46 PM

The fracture in Aaron Gordon's left foot was sustained prior to Saturday's game.

X-rays showed a fractured fifth metatarsal in his foot, but Gordon actually sustained the injury prior to coming out of the game. Gordon admitted his foot was bothering him for "some time," but he didn't let anyone know about it until it was too late. It's a good reminder that players are almost always more optimistic about their injuries than they should be. Gordon is in a walking boot and will see a foot specialist in North Carolina this week to determine the best course of action.
Nov 17 - 11:13 AM

Aaron Gordon suffered a fracture in his left foot on Saturday, and is out indefinitely.

It is apparently the fifth metatarsal in his left foot and he is expected to be further evaluated in Orlando on Tuesday. In a season that has already seen two gruesome injuries to rookies Julius Randle and Marcus Smart, it only got worse on Saturday as there is no telling if Gordon will return this season. We will update his status as soon as we know more but in the meantime, Channing Frye and Tobias Harris will get all the minutes they can handle at PF.
Nov 16 - 11:34 AM

Aaron Gordon was spotted wearing a walking boot on his left foot after the game on Saturday.

This injury came out of nowhere and there are no details as to that exactly happened. We will update his status as soon as we know more and if he ends up missing time, Channing Frye and Tobias Harris would log big minutes especially with Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) still out. Gordon finished Saturday's game with six points and three boards in 14 minutes.

Aaron Gordon made 6-of-9 from the field and all three free throws for 17 points against the Wolves on Friday, adding six rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

He's come along a little faster than expected and his minutes should be on the way up as the season goes on. Although, once Kyle O'Quinn (ankle) comes back, it'll be tough to count on Gordon. Feel free to give him a look until that happens in deeper leagues.
Nov 8 - 12:00 AM

Aaron Gordon played 18 minutes off the bench on Thursday with four points, four boards and one assist.

He is very active out there and the Magic could use him on defense at almost any position. However, his offensive game is going to be a project, so Gordon is not worth owning in most leagues.
Oct 30 - 10:11 PM

Magic rookie Aaron Gordon finished his NBA debut with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, one steal and one block.

Orlando used the No. 4 pick on Gordon and they don't have pretensions of making the playoffs so his role should quickly increase, and he made the most of his 28 minutes tonight. Kyle O'Quinn is starting at PF ahead of him for now, and Channing Frye will likely assume the job once he's healthy, which makes Gordon more of a watch-and-see player in standard leagues.
Oct 28 - 10:43 PM

Aaron Gordon continued to show semi-surprising 3-point range in Friday's exhibition win, knocking in two triples with 14 points and eight rebounds in 33 minutes off the bench.

Gordon wasn't afraid to shoot from deep in college but he has really stepped up his attempts during the preseason here, which is odd because he is a terrible free throw shooter and radioactive in standard fantasy leagues as a result. Dynasty owners can consider taking a flier on him with the hope he can figure out the charity stripe.
Oct 17 - 11:34 PM

Aaron Gordon was impressive on Wednesday night against Flamengo as he posted 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting in 26 minutes.

He nearly double-doubled on the night with nine rebounds while also adding three assists, a steal, and a block. Gordon got a lot of run tonight but will find minutes tough to come by in the Magic's rotation. While he may come on strong later in the season, he is not a viable option in standard leagues just yet.
Oct 15 - 11:09 PM

Aaron Gordon hit just 2-of-9 shots in Monday's preseason game, but both of them were 3-pointers as he finished with nine points, seven boards, one steal and one block in 23 minutes.

Gordon's percentages project to be bad enough that his fantasy prospects are dim this season in a crowded frontcourt. But the fact that he's taking and hitting 3-point shots is a nice wrinkle if he can ever get his overall shot figured out.
Oct 13 - 10:26 PM

Aaron Gordon looked great against the Pacers on Friday with six points, three rebounds, three assists, two steal and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

He didn't do much in a halfcourt set, but thrived in transition. Gordon is a major project and can't shoot free throws, so he's not an option in most fantasy leagues just yet.
Oct 10 - 9:50 PM

Aaron Gordon started for the Magic in Tuesday's preseason game and had six points, eight rebounds and a block on 2-of-6 shooting in 29 minutes.

He's not expected to start during the regular season, but saw nice run tonight and got some good experience. Channing Frye was out with a knee injury and Moe Harkless came off the bench, but they're both expected to get playing time in front of Gordon on most nights, meaning he's not someone you want to be targeting in drafts.
Oct 7 - 11:30 PM

Magic beat writer John Denton feels that rookie Aaron Gordon must "greatly improve on his shooting and ball-handling skills" to make coach Jacque Vaughn's rotation.

"[Gordon] heads into his first NBA season knowing that he will have to fight for minutes because of the talent ahead of him on the roster," Denton writes. The Magic are expected to start Channing Frye at PF and Tobias Harris at SF, but they also have Moe Harkless and Andrew Nicholson coming off the bench. Gordon has a bright NBA future and he should make the rotation as a rookie, but he's not a reliable fantasy asset this season.
Sep 24 - 12:33 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Victor Oladipo
2Elfrid Payton
3Luke Ridnour
SG1Evan Fournier
2Ben Gordon
3Willie Green
4Devyn Marble
SF1Tobias Harris
2Moe Harkless
3Aaron Gordon
PF1Channing Frye
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Dewayne Dedmon