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Aaron Gordon | Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (19) / 9/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Arizona
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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
Source: NBA.com

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Aaron Gordon tweeted that he wants everyone to buy his jersey for his 19th birthday.

After being drafted, he said he picked No. 00 because it represents how wide he wants the fans' eyes to be when they see the Magic play. Gordon is an athletic freak, but he'll really have to work on his shooting before he becomes a reliable fantasy factor in standard leagues.
Sep 20 - 10:23 AM

Aaron Gordon scored seven points vs. the 76ers on Saturday with five boards, one assist, one block and four turnovers.

He looked a bit out of place and was careless while handling the ball. Gordon would probably work better as a power forward, but the Magic did give him some run at both forward spots today. He shot 1-of-2 from the line and missed both shots from deep. Owners in standard leagues can probably pass on him while he likely has some growing pains.
Jul 5 - 3:06 PM

The Magic officially signed overall No. 4 pick Aaron Gordon on Wednesday.

Gordon averaged 12.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in his freshman season with the Arizona Wildcats, earning himself Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors. He's a phenomenal athlete and a terrific defender, and shouldn't have trouble carving out minutes despite the presence of Moe Harkless, Tobias Harris and Andrew Nicholson at the SF and PF spots.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 2 - 1:50 PM

Aaron Gordon said he wants to win Defensive Player of the Year at some point in his pro career.

The Arizona Wildcats had some of the best defense in the country last year and it had a lot to do with Gordon's motor and help defense. The Magic obviously love him based on their selection at four, but it's still unclear if they will play him at the three or four. The rookie is also going to wear jersey number double-zero because it "represents how wide I want the fans' eyes to be when they see all of us playing." He can fill the stat sheet and we'll be watching him closely at Orlando Summer League next month.
Jun 28 - 12:27 AM

Magic take Arizona forward Aaron Gordon with the fourth pick of the NBA Draft.

He's a terrible free throw shooter, but possibly the best athlete in the entire draft. He's not a great shooter, but gets the job done and even hit 35.6 percent of his 45 shots from beyond the arc in his freshman season. He's a bit of a ‘tweener at 6’9," but that may end up working in his favor, as he can play either forward position. He's a great defender and still put up averages of 12.4 points, 8.0 boards, 1.0 blocks and 0.9 steals last season. The Magic have a lot of forwards, but Gordon looks ready to make a significant contribution as a rookie.
Jun 26 - 8:03 PM

Aaron Gordon is "almost assuredly" to be drafted ahead of Noah Vonleh and Julius Randle, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Interesting. Vonleh has been on the rise in workouts, but Gordon has been no slouch either. The U of A standout offers serious upside with tons of athleticism and a tremendous motor. All three guys are likely to go in the top 10 tonight.
Jun 26 - 6:49 PM

Arizona forward Aaron Gordon will work out with the Celtics on Thursday.

Reports from last week stated the Celtics are "locked in" on Gordon with the sixth pick in the draft. He registered some freakish numbers on paper, including a 3.0 body-fat percentage at a Lakers workout last week and a 39-inch max vert at the NBA Draft Combine. While Gordon did shoot just 42.2 percent at the line in games, the word on the street is that he has been better in practice and could show improvement once he turns the corner in that department.
Jun 11 - 4:24 PM

Arizona forward Aaron Gordon worked out for the Jazz on Saturday.

New head coach Quin Snyder was in attendance to check out the U of A freshman. Gordon reportedly won't get past the Celtics at six, but the Jazz could grab him at five. While they do have two good, young big men, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter didn't co-exist very well last season.
Jun 7 - 3:51 PM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge is "locked in" on drafting Arizona F Aaron Gordon with the No. 6 pick in this year's draft, according to SI.com.

Ainge wouldn't tip his hand without motivation and there's always the possibility that he'll use the pick as trade bait. If they do wind up selecting Gordon, they'll add an athletic PF to an existing stable of young big men which includes Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Vitor Faverani.
Source: SI.com
Jun 4 - 1:40 PM

General manager Mitch Kupchak and owner-executive Jim Buss attended the workouts of Aaron Gordon and Zach LaVine this weekend.

If Gordon is still around for the Lakers at seven, he could wind up as their pick. He was impressive at the NBA Draft Combine with some fantastic workouts and his body of work at Arizona makes him a near lock to go in the lottery. As far as fantasy goes, it'll be tough to target Gordon due to his woeful foul shooting.
Source: LA Times
May 24 - 6:06 PM

The Magic and Celtics interviewed Arizona forward Aaron Gordon on Friday at the NBA Draft Combine.

The Magic had the third-worst record in the NBA and will almost certainly have a shot to take Gordon whenever they land in the draft lottery on May 20 while the Celtics have the fifth-best chance for the top pick. Gordon is a freak athlete and does show skills in multiple facets of his game, but he'll need to improve on his shooting at the line.
May 16 - 2:53 PM

Arizona forward Aaron Gordon will declare for the NBA Draft, according to Yahoo! Sports.

He was terrific during the tournament and projects as a lottery pick. Gordon does have some major issues at the line with a putrid 42.2 percent from there, but added averages of 12.4 points, 8.0 boards, 1.0 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.5 triples on 49.5 percent from the field in his freshman season with the Wildcats. He's not quite NBA ready yet, but he has major potential and he'll be on the radar in fantasy leagues depending on his landing spot.
Apr 14 - 3:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Elfrid Payton
2Luke Ridnour
3Peyton Siva
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Willie Green
4Ben Gordon
5Devyn Marble
SF1Tobias Harris
2Moe Harkless
PF1Channing Frye
2Andrew Nicholson
3Aaron Gordon
4Romero Osby
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Kyle O'Quinn
3Dewayne Dedmon