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Aaron Gordon | Forward | #00

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Gordon (sore ankles) will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's preseason finale against the Pelicans.
Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Serge Ibaka and Nikola Vucevic will be joining Gordon in the starting five for tonight's meaningless game, and it's looking like that'll be the starting lineup that the Magic go with on opening night. Gordon hasn't had the best preseason thus far, but he's going to get a ton of opportunity under Frank Vogel and remains a high-upside, mid-round target. Oct 20 - 5:29 PM

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Aaron Gordon (sore ankles) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's preseason game against the Pelicans.

If there's even the slightest concern that he's may be less than 100 percent, you can bet that Gordon won't take the court for Thursday's meaningless game. It is, however, important to note that Gordon is simply dealing with sore ankles so he should be just fine for opening night. Gordon could be in for a breakout year under Frank Vogel, so he's a high-upside guy to gamble on during the middle rounds.
Oct 19 - 12:57 PM

Aaron Gordon (sore ankles) his been ruled out for Tuesday's exhibition game against the Heat.

Gordon said that he's been dealing with soreness in both his ankles, but didn't seem all that concerned about it, simply saying that there's no reason to push it for a meaningless preseason game. He should be just fine when the regular season tips, and we like him as a high-upside, mid-round target with major breakout potential. With Gordon on the sidelines Tuesday night, Mario Hezonja could be in line for a start.
Oct 18 - 2:35 PM

Aaron Gordon said he loves "the idea of being more of a playmaker and taking on a bigger scoring role."

"That's something that I'm going to have to do for us to be successful and I'm ready for that," Gordon said. Coach Frank Vogel has said he's "going to ask him to do it all" this season, as well. While it hasn't clicked for him yet with just two assists in his 47 preseason minutes, the Magic will try to give him the rock. His upside is huge in the later middle rounds.
Oct 15 - 7:56 PM

Aaron Gordon scored 15 points with six rebounds, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes on Friday.

It's been a quiet preseason for Gordon, who is expected to be more of a focal point at small forward. In his two preseason games, he averaged 10.5 points, 8.0 boards, 1.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.5 blocks and 0.5 treys. The upside is huge for a guy who can potentially fill up the defensive stats, so give him a look in the later middle rounds.
Oct 14 - 10:04 PM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) played 20 minutes in his preseason debut on Wednesday, posting six points, 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and three turnovers.

Gordon started at SF tonight and he's expected to see plenty of minutes there throughout the season, now that Serge Ibaka is locked into the starting PF job. He has mid-round upside but can usually be acquired in the later rounds due to the post-hype discount.
Oct 12 - 9:41 PM

Aaron Gordon (sprained ankle) will be in the starting lineup for his preseason debut Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

Frank Vogel said that he's planning on giving Gordon, Elfrid Payton (hip) and Serge Ibaka (knee) "a lot" of minutes as they make their preseason debuts on Wednesday, and it'll be exciting to see how Gordon fares operating with a heavier usage rate under Vogel. Gordon was a mid-round guy after the break last year with averages of 12.0 points, 7.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals and just 0.9 turnovers per contest, and it's reasonable to expect across-the-board improvement during Year-3.
Oct 12 - 11:34 AM

Frank Vogel said that he intends to give Aaron Gordon (ankle), Serge Ibaka (knee) and Elfrid Payton (hip) "a lot" of minutes during Wednesday's preseason game against the Spurs.

The trio have been nursing minor injuries since the start of training camp, but they'll all be making their preseason debuts on Wednesday. Vogel has been hyping up Gordon, saying that he'll be using him in the same way that he utilized Paul George in Indiana, so he's a high-upside, mid-round target. Ibaka is in a contract year and looking to re-establish himself as one of the elite power forwards in the league, so he's a worthwhile early-round target. Payton should have more freedom sans Scott Skiles and Victor Oladipo, but his game translates better to points leagues.
Oct 11 - 3:01 PM

Aaron Gordon (ankle), Serge Ibaka (knee) and Elfrid Payton (hip) all participated during Sunday's practice.

"They looked like they need to get in better shape, which is as expected," head coach Frank Vogel said. "But all three of them have shown a little bit of what they can do, which is exciting." None of these guys were ever dealing with a serious injury, but it's still a positive sign to see all these guys practicing on back-to-back days without discomfort. The Magic are off until Wednesday, so there's a decent chance we'll see all three make their preseason debuts against the Spurs.
Oct 9 - 5:49 PM

Aaron Gordon (sprained ankle) returned to the practice court on Saturday.

There are many signs pointing to a breakout year for Gordon, most notably the fact that Frank Vogel continues to invoke Paul George's name when asked on how he'll use his versatile young forward. Gordon is worth targeting in the middle rounds, but keep in mind you may need to be even more aggressive given all of the surrounding hype.
Oct 8 - 3:49 PM

Aaron Gordon (sprained ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's preseason game against the Cavs.

There's just no reason for the Magic to play Gordon at less than 100 percent for a meaningless game, but he reportedly could return to practice "soon." It doesn't sound like he's dealing with anything serious, so it would be surprising to see this ankle issue linger into the regular-season. Gordon is going to have the ball in his hands way more often under Frank Vogel, so he's a breakout candidate worth targeting in the middle rounds.
Oct 5 - 11:49 AM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) and Elfrid Payton (hip) will not play in Monday's preseason opener.

Gordon rolled his left ankle before training camp and has been limited in training camp, but the Magic continue to say that the injury isn't severe. He wasn't expected to miss any preseason action at first, but the Magic will be cautious. We should get a long look at Mario Hezonja on Monday.
Oct 2 - 12:40 PM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) put in a non-contact practice on Friday.

He missed the day practice on Thursday and was limited for the night session. Gordon's ankle sprain sounds relatively minor, so he has a good chance to return in time for preseason action next week. The U of A product got his wish to play small forward and his coach has his back as a playmaker. He's a nice target in the middle rounds as a possible breakout player.
Sep 30 - 3:21 PM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) put in a limited practice on Thursday night.

It was a non-contact practice, so this isn't really an upgrade on his status. Gordon's ankle sprain is not scheduled to be evaluated again, so he's only day-to-day. With the Magic really talking him up as a playmaker, he's high-upside target in the middle rounds.
Sep 29 - 9:46 PM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) did not practice on Thursday.

Head coach Frank Vogel said that Gordon is "antsy" to return to the court, and GM Rob Hennigan said he expects Gordon to suit up for the preseason, so it sounds like he'll be cleared sooner rather than later. Gordon had a nice post-break showing last season, putting up mid-round value behind averages of 12.0 points, 7.3 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.1 steals, 0.6 blocks and just 0.9 turnovers per game, and it's reasonable to expect across the board improvement this season as he's fully unleashed under Vogel.
Sep 29 - 3:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2D.J. Augustin
3C.J. Watson
SG1Evan Fournier
2Jodie Meeks
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Aaron Gordon
2Mario Hezonja
3Damjan Rudez
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Jeff Green
3Arinze Onuaku
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Bismack Biyombo
3Stephen Zimmerman