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Aaron Gordon | Forward

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (20) / 9/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Arizona
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Aaron Gordon (jaw) said he's in the best shape of his life despite not being cleared for contact.
He is likely going to be cleared in the next week. The Magic were the worst team in the NBA at stopping small forwards, so Gordon figures to help out in that regard. After his awesome summer, he's worth a look in the later rounds of drafts. Oct 9 - 8:00 PM

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Aaron Gordon (fractured jaw) could return in 7-10 days.

Gordon is reportedly in great shape and there is a possibility that the 20-year-old may return earlier than expected. While Gordon doesn't have much of a track record, he makes for an interesting late-round flier in standard fantasy leagues as he should see plenty of minutes on a young Magic squad.
Oct 6 - 12:07 PM

Aaron Gordon (jaw) will not play on Saturday.

He suffered a broken jaw this summer and is getting close to a return. Gordon tore it up in Summer League and perhaps the most important part is that he looked good as a small forward, too. He's a very interesting pick in the late rounds.
Oct 3 - 6:33 PM

Aaron Gordon says he's "95-100 percent" recovered from jaw surgery.

Gordon was a beast in Summer League and is one of our favorite breakout candidates. He should be primed for a great year.
Sep 29 - 9:59 PM

Magic coach Scott Skiles believes that Aaron Gordon will eventually be able to defend guards as well as forwards.

Skiles will try various lineups during training camp and could settle on a frontcourt of Nikola Vucevic, Gordon and Tobias Harris, which Gordon said would be "a nightmare" for opponents. He's still limited by a fractured jaw but should be 100 percent in a few weeks, and he's a compelling target in the later rounds.
Sep 27 - 8:09 PM

Aaron Gordon (jaw) will be cleared for contact in about two weeks.

Gordon is still able to do a lot of things at training camp, so the injury isn't a big deal. There is a good chance that Gordon could win the starting power forward spot over Channing Frye, and he helped his case with a dominant showing at the summer league. Head coach Scott Skiles said that he is confident that Gordon will be a key player on the team, so he is shaping up to be an excellent late-round flier.
Sep 27 - 12:27 PM

Aaron Gordon said the jaw fracture from July shouldn't badly interrupt his offseason momentum.

He was arguably the best player at Summer League and his on-ball game was top notch among small forwards. While he was in the draft process last summer, AG really wanted to be a small forward and he's likely put the work in to get his chance. Gordon has the potential to be a stat factory for blocks, steals and treys, so he's a fine pick late in drafts.
Sep 25 - 2:32 PM

Aaron Gordon (jaw) has been cleared for training camp.

The team will monitor Gordon's participation during full-contact, 5-on-5 scrimmages, but that's to be expected and he won't begin those until mid-October. The good news is that Gordon is ready to roll before training camp even begins, and owners need to be watching Gordon closely considering the type of production he could enjoy in his sophomore season.
Sep 21 - 10:23 AM

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel believes that Aaron Gordon should get the nod over Channing Frye in the starting lineup this season.

This is an opinion piece but in a one-paper town usually the columnists have a direct pipeline into management and they won't stir things up without feeling good about their angle. And in this case it's a good angle, as Gordon's upside is way more important than any short-term benefits Frye can provide -- not to mention the Magic desperately need his defense. We'll have to get a sense for how he'll be deployed under Scott Skiles, but he's definitely somebody to watch as we head into preseason.
Sep 12 - 10:19 AM

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

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