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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 had a surgical procedure to repair a fractured jaw on Tuesday.
He suffered the injury while with his family and was "horsing around with older brother," according to the team. Gordon should still be fine for training camp, but the team has not revealed a timetable. He was an absolute monster in Orlando Pro Summer League, averaging 21.7 points and 11.7 boards. We'll watch him closely in training camp. Jul 17 - 4:56 PM

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Aaron Gordon will be shut down for the rest of summer league.

He has nothing left to prove as one of the best players at the event. In three games, Gordon averaged 21.7 points, 11.7 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.7 blocks and 2.0 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. He does have some issues to work out at the charity stripe and he doesn't have a clear path for consistent minutes, but the Magic may have to figure out a way to get him on the floor.
Jul 8 - 5:00 PM

Aaron Gordon had yet another solid showing during Tuesday's Summer League game vs. the Grizzlies, posting 22 points on 8-of-19 shooting, to go with three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and five turnovers.

Gordon was also a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe, and he continues to destroy the lesser competition at Summer League. He has clearly put a lot of work into this game this offseason, although he'll be fighting for minutes with Tobias Harris next season, which really limits his upside. Still, he could be worth a late-round flier in deep leagues in next year's fantasy drafts if he can keep up his play.
Jul 7 - 3:56 PM

Aaron Gordon looked fantastic again on Monday against the Thunder, scoring 21 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer on 8-of-11 from the field.

Again, he struggled from the line, making just 4-of-8 from there. However, his mid-range game looks like it's from another world while he has been destroying his man off the dribble. Gordon has clearly put in the work and he's not ready to concede his minutes to the number of forwards on the Magic roster right now. He's becoming a late-round flier at this rate.
Jul 6 - 5:12 PM

Aaron Gordon started his summer league with a bang against the Clippers on Saturday, scoring 22 points with 18 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

The bad news here is he only made 4-of-10 from the line, so that continues to be a big problem for him. He had a lot of confidence in his mid-range jumper, which was a big question for him coming into this offseason. Gordon is an athletic freak and has length to defend, so an improved jumper would go a long way. That said, he's really in a tough spot for playing time with Tobias Harris coming back.
Jul 4 - 3:05 PM

Interim head coach James Borrego spoke highly of rookie Aaron Gordon, and he believes that he has a bright future in the NBA mainly because of his potential on the defensive end.

"Every good team, every championship team, has that type of player, and Aaron's one of those guys," Borrego said. "He absolutely believes he can be a top-level defender, a premier defender — someone we can put on our opponent's best player, whether it's a 1, 2, 3 or 4. And that's realistic for him. That's not us dreaming something up. That's a reality." Gordon showed flashes this season, and though he averaged just 5.2 points and 3.6 boards in 17.0 minutes per game, it should be noted that he was slowed down by a foot injury. Gordon isn't worth drafting in standard leagues just yet, but his play in the Orlando Summer League could change things.
May 6 - 10:06 AM

Aaron Gordon will take part in Orlando Summer League in July.

He was starting to come on and get minutes, but Gordon's offensive game is really raw. He potentially could be a fantasy stud and making his free throws this season was big for him. For now, Gordon isn't worth drafting in standard leagues yet and a lot will have to do with Tobias Harris.
Apr 17 - 6:36 PM

Aaron Gordon made 2-of-14 from the field for five points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 32 minutes against the Heat on Monday.

He got the start tonight and will likely start again vs. the Nets on Wednesday. Obviously the shooting line stinks, but the other stats and the usage rate are encouraging. Keep an eye on him on Wednesday and over the summer because he does have a nice upside.
Apr 14 - 1:18 AM

Aaron Gordon will start in place of Dewayne Dedmon against the Heat on Monday.

He's been playing minutes in the mid 20s and could be closer to 30 tonight. Gordon hasn't been doing much on offense and his season usage rate is only 15.2, so he's not going to do much with points. He could have an impact with boards, steals and blocks, though.
Apr 13 - 6:18 PM

Aaron Gordon didn't score in 23 minutes against the Knicks on Saturday with four boards, two steals and one block.

He was stuffed by Jason Smith tonight and really didn't take any good shots with his five attempts. Gordon is getting minutes and he has a very high ceiling, but he has to work on developing his game and learn how to use his athleticism to his advantage. Just keep an eye on him over the summer.
Apr 11 - 9:42 PM

Aaron Gordon scored 13 points with six rebounds, three assists and one turnover on 5-of-8 from the field in 24 minutes.

He made all three attempts from the line and his improvement from there should not go unnoticed. Gordon just 42.2 percent from the line at Arizona last year, but now he's up to 72.9 percent in his rookie season. People around the Wildcats said he was a good free throw shooter in practice and apparently he was just in a funk last year. Gordon is on the radar for standard leagues next season and in deep leagues this season.
Apr 10 - 9:37 PM

Aaron Gordon logged his first career double-double against the Bucks on Saturday, finishing with 10 points, 12 boards, one assist and two blocks in 29 minutes.

The 12 boards were a career-high for the rookie, and it was also the second consecutive game in which he played 29 or more minutes. It appears that the Magic are going to give the rookie a long look down the stretch, and it should be noted that Channing Frye and Kyle O'Quinn didn't crack the rotation again tonight. If you need a big man, give Gordon a look.
Apr 4 - 11:26 PM

Aaron Gordon matched his career high with 30 minutes against the Wolves on Friday, adding seven points, six boards, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

Channing Frye is out of the rotation and Dewayne Dedmon's minutes are down, so Gordon could wind up playing close to 30 minutes going forward. He's still going to be a sub-par producer on both percentages, so he is not going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Give him a look in deeper points formats.
Apr 4 - 1:58 AM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) is available to play vs. Phoenix on Wednesday.

Gordon has missed the past two games and he's dealt with nagging injuries for most of his rookie season, so the Magic aren't likely to give him heavy minutes in his return. Andrew Nicholson loses the most with Gordon in the rotation, though Channing Frye may also see a slight dip in playing time.
Mar 4 - 5:20 PM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) was limited at practice on Tuesday, and he is considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

The rookie has missed the Magic's last two games, and they have absolutely no reason to rush him back before he is 100 percent. Gordon is averaging just 15.5 minutes per game this season, so he won't be a reliable option in almost any league until his role grows significantly. Leave Gordon on the wire and expect Channing Frye and Andrew Nicholson to soak up his minutes if he remains on the shelf for Wednesday's game.
Mar 4 - 10:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2C.J. Watson
3Shabazz Napier
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Ben Gordon
4Devyn Marble
5Tyler Harvey
SF1Tobias Harris
2Mario Hezonja
3Melvin Ejim
PF1Aaron Gordon
2Channing Frye
3Andrew Nicholson
4Dewayne Dedmon
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Jason Smith