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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
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Aaron Gordon (ankle) will not participate in full-contact drills at the start of training camp.
He tweaked his ankle in a recent workout, but it's not believed to be serious. In fact, Magic GM Rob Hennigan said that Gordon is fully expected to play in the preseason games. Gordon is fine and this shouldn't dissuade owners from spending a mid-round pick on him. Sep 26 - 12:28 PM

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Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said Aaron Gordon "tweaked" his ankle during a recent workout.

"It’s not serious, but he may be a partial participant in the early goings," Hennigan said. "But we’re not quite sure there yet." It sounds like he will be limited in the early stages of training camp, but the good news is that he's not expected to miss any preseason games. The injury doesn't sound serious and shouldn't discourage owners from taking him in the middle rounds.
Sep 23 - 11:12 AM

Frank Vogel indicated (again) that he wants to put the ball in Aaron Gordon's hands, a role that he gave Paul George in Indiana.

"Yeah. Let's see what he can do," Vogel said of Gordon. "I think he's more of a 4 than Paul was. Paul is more of a 2/3. Aaron's more of a 3/4. But I've seen a lot on tape that I think that he can do a lot of similar things." Gordon will be starting at small forward and will spend time at the four as well, so it sounds like his minutes are safe despite the arrival of Serge Ibaka. Gordon wants to be more of a scorer this season and will be running some pick-and-roll sets, so he's on the radar as a breakout candidate in the middle rounds.
Sep 22 - 1:32 PM

Aaron Gordon said that he's looking to "take on a bigger scoring role" this upcoming season.

"I think he wants me to do a whole lot of everything," Gordon said of what Frank Vogel is asking of him," from defending to distributing to scoring. We’re going to need to score the ball this year and I’m looking to take on a bigger scoring role." Gordon added that he's dedicated this offseason to improving as a ball-handler, passer and shooter, and he expects to run a lot of pick-and-roll sets under Vogel. Gordon is primed for a breakout season, making him a high-upside mid-round selection.
Sep 7 - 11:23 AM

Frank Vogel said that he intends to put the ball in Aaron Gordon's hands "a lot," and he intends to use Gordon like he utilized Paul George in Indiana.

"If Serge Ibaka weren't here, Gordon would be my power forward," Vogel said. "But Serge is here. Aaron is going to be playing [small forward]. We are going to put the ball in his hands a lot. We're going to use him like Paul George." PG-13 posted a usage rate of 30.1 last season, but George is a substantially better ball-handler than Gordon. AG will start the year as the team's small forward, but it'll be interesting to see just how long that experiment lasts, as it will provide very little spacing for Orlando. Turnovers could be an issue for Gordon, but he could also be in for a career-year.
Source: ESPN
Jul 27 - 11:05 AM

Aaron Gordon said coach Frank Vogel is looking for him to play some point forward.

Gordon said he's talked to his new coach a couple times with Vogel sending him some clips of Gordon. The No. 4 pick of the 2014 draft hasn't really done much as a ball-handler, but the Magic are really going to need someone to make plays with Victor Oladipo on the Thunder. Gordon is expected to start at small forward, so he might have some decent value.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 16 - 7:42 PM

Magic GM Rob Hennigan said that Aaron Gordon can play both small forward and power forward.

"We see Aaron as an extremely important piece to what we're doing," he said. "It's about his versatility...he can really impact the game in a lot of different ways." Hennigan specifically mentioned Gordon's "defensive range and athleticism," and he's expected to start the season as Orlando's starting SF while also backing up Serge Ibaka at PF.
Jul 11 - 2:41 PM

Frank Vogel said that he expects Aaron Gordon to start at small forward for the Magic and play "a lot at the backup four" this upcoming season.

This is excellent news for Gordon as his fantasy value was headed in the wrong direction upon the arrival of Serge Ibaka. It sounds like Vogel would like to give Gordon a significant role during his third NBA season, and he'll make for an intriguing late mid-round selection on draft day after putting in averages of 12.0 points, 7.3 boards, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game after the break last season. This news, however, isn't great for Mario Hezonja's outlook.
Jul 7 - 5:09 PM

Magic head coach Frank Vogel said Aaron Gordon has the tools to succeed in the NBA.

This will make the "Free Aaron Gordon" crowd happy. "Aaron Gordon has the tools to succeed in today's NBA," Vogel said in an interview on SiriusXM NBA. After a season during which former Magic head coach Scott Skiles played yo-yo with Gordon's minutes, the 20-year-old could have a breakout 2016-17 season under Vogel after averaging 11.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.7 blocks as a starter in 2015-16.
May 24 - 11:04 AM

Aaron Gordon (concussion) returned in a bench role on Wednesday, finishing a road loss with 22 points (9-of-17 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), five boards, two steals, one assist and one block in 24 minutes.

"I love playing," Gordon said before the game. "There’s no reason not to play." It's great to see AG healthy as he heads into the offseason, and his reserve role tonight was likely just a means to easily limit his playing time. He averaged 11.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks as a starter, adding 0.6 threes in just 28.6 minutes. Scott Skiles can be a buzz-kill but Gordon is still poised for a big 2016-17 campaign.
Apr 13 - 11:14 PM

Aaron Gordon (concussion) will come off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

It's not currently clear if Gordon will have a minutes cap, but his return to action will cut into the playing time of Ersan Ilyasova, Andrew Nicholson and Mario Hezonja. With the reserve role, Gordon will be a bit of a risky DFS target.

Aaron Gordon (concussion) and Nikola Vucevic (leg) will be game-time decisions for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Hornets.

Gordon has passed all the steps in the concussion protocol testing, and is just awaiting final clearance from the league, and Vucevic said that he's planning on giving it a go so both these guys are probably closer to probable for tonight's game. With Victor Oladipo (concussion) unavailable, both Gordon and Vucevic figure to be busy on offense. Check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off.
Apr 13 - 1:24 PM

Aaron Gordon has passed all the steps in the league mandated concussion protocol testing, and the Magic are currently awaiting a final consult with the league.

It sounds like there's a chance Gordon could return to action for Orlando's regular-season finale against the Hornets on Wednesday, which would more than likely result in Ersan Ilyasova returning to the bench. With Victor Oladipo (concussion) set to spend Wednesday's game on the sidelines, and Nikola Vucevic's (leg) status still up in the air, Gordon could see a major role on offense if he is able to play tonight. Stay tuned.

Aaron Gordon (concussion) will not play on Monday against the Bucks.

He is not likely to play on Wednesday. Andrew Nicholson and Ersan Ilyasova should get most of the minutes at power forward, but it's tough to trust coach Scott Skiles. Gordon should be dropped in re-draft leagues.
Apr 11 - 5:23 PM

Aaron Gordon (concussion) is not in Orlando's starting lineup on Sunday.

Ersan Ilyasova will get the start at PF and is worth a look as a cheap DFS play, while Andrew Nicholson should also absorb extra playing time with AG out. Scott Skiles hasn't ruled him out for Orlando's final two games, but it doesn't seem likely that he'll return for a meaningless game vs. the Bucks on Monday.
Apr 10 - 4:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Elfrid Payton
2D.J. Augustin
3C.J. Watson
4Nick Johnson
SG1Evan Fournier
2Jodie Meeks
3C.J. Wilcox
4Kevin Murphy
SF1Aaron Gordon
2Mario Hezonja
3Aaron Bowen
4Damjan Rudez
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Jeff Green
3Branden Dawson
4Arinze Onuaku
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Bismack Biyombo
3Stephen Zimmerman