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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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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

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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

Aaron Gordon (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

With Gordon out, Channing Frye will likely see some extended minutes, and Moe Harkless will have the opportunity to enter the rotation. Frye will draw a favorable matchup against the Hornets, but his struggles with consistency throughout the season makes him a risky play in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 4:36 PM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

With Gordon sidelined, Channing Frye will see a healthy heaping of minutes. However, with season averages of just 7.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game, Frye can't be viewed as anything more than a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues.
Feb 27 - 10:39 AM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against the Hawks.

Gordon left Wednesday's game with a sprained right ankle he suffered during a nasty fall and was unable to return. While the rookie can be left on the wire after averaging 3.6 points and 1.4 boards in 10.0 minutes over his last five games, Channing Frye would be in line for a bump in playing time if Gordon sits on Friday.
Feb 26 - 11:00 AM

Aaron Gordon (ankle) will not return on Wednesday due to a sprained right ankle.

He had a nasty fall in the game and asked to come out. Gordon's injury didn't look too bad, but he should be considered questionable to play on Friday. With Gordon out, it'll be more of Tobias Harris and Channing Frye.
Feb 25 - 8:33 PM

Aaron Gordon played just 17 minutes against the Wizards on Monday with five points and one steal.

The Magic went small tonight and it didn't really work out. Gordon does have a chance to put up numbers once the Magic fall out of the playoff race, but he's not on the fantasy radar in standard leagues due to poor shooting.
Feb 9 - 9:42 PM