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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 started Wednesday's game and played 33 minutes, finishing with 11 points (3-of-9 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and one block.
Gordon will be playing more PF with Serge Ibaka out of town, but coach Frank Vogel is leery of throwing him into the fire due to concerns about his perimeter defense. It was Jeff Green defending LaMarcus Aldridge in the first quarter tonight, but that didn't work either as LA went off for 13 early points. No matter how you slice it, Gordon's outlook is considerably brighter with Orlando actively seeking ways to unlock his potential down the stretch. Feb 15 - 10:00 PM

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Magic head coach Frank Vogel said that with the departure of Serge Ibaka, he'll be deploying more small ball lineups.

Assuming Vogel wants to keep his job, this should mean more minutes for Aaron Gordon at the four-spot, which will be a major boon to his value. It's plausible that the Magic could go with a starting five of Elfrid Payton, Evan Fournier, Terrence Ross, Gordon and Nikola Vucevic, but Ross and Ibaka will need to clear their physicals before they can suit up for their new team.
Feb 15 - 12:14 PM

Magic GM Rob Hennigan said that Aaron Gordon will see some more minutes at the four-spot with Serge Ibaka no longer a part of the equation.

Per basketball-reference, Gordon has spent just four percent of his total playing time at the four-spot this season (down from 60 percent the previous year), and anyone who has watched Orlando games this year can see how uncomfortable Gordon feels running things at the three. Ultimately the decision of where Gordon logs most of his minutes will be made by Frank Vogel, but so far Vogel has shown an unhealthy infatuation with the 30-year-old Jeff Green. Hopefully, that trend stops now.
Feb 14 - 6:07 PM

Aaron Gordon (foot) returned to action on Monday with eight points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and five turnovers in 29 minutes.

Gordon missed two games with his injury but he was back in the starting lineup tonight, sending Mario Hezonja to the bench. He returned with a fine line, chipping in enough boards, assists and defensive stats to please most owners. The trade deadline could bolster his value overnight if Orlando manages to deal Serge Ibaka and/or Nikola Vucevic, reportedly with a view toward opening up more minutes for Gordon at PF.
Feb 13 - 10:23 PM

Aaron Gordon (foot) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Miami, sending Mario Hezonja back to the bench.

Gordon has spent the past two games on the sidelines, but he'll be back out there without a minutes limit tonight, so feel free to get him active. Hezonja could be headed for DNP-CD status as a reserve, so he's not a great target in any setting tonight with Gordon active.
Feb 13 - 6:39 PM

Aaron Gordon (foot) is a game-time call on Monday vs. the Heat.

Gordon has missed two games in a row, but he's making progress and was able to go through the morning shootaround. He wants to prove that he's healthy enough to play so that he can participate in the dunk contest, so he has some extra motivation. If Gordon gives it a go, Mario Hezonja could be back in the doghouse. For what it's worth, Magic reporter John Denton said Gordon is expected to play.
Feb 13 - 12:06 PM

Aaron Gordon (foot) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Heat.

It would make a lot of sense for the Magic to hold Gordon out until the All-Star break, but he has some motivation to return because he wants to show that he's healthy enough for the dunk contest. If Gordon misses his third straight game, the Magic could give Mario Hezonja another long look on Monday. To be clear, Super Mario is not a great pickup.
Feb 12 - 2:13 PM

Aaron Gordon (foot) will not play Saturday vs. the Mavericks.

This will be the second straight game Gordon has missed. Mario Hezonja started in place of Gordon on Thursday but was not overly impressive. Mario finished with three points, four rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes. Coach Frank Vogel has not been high on Hezonja, so it will be interesting to see if he gives Mario another chance to start, or opts to insert Jeff Green in the starting lineup instead.
Feb 11 - 12:58 PM

Coach Frank Vogel said Aaron Gordon (foot) felt "a bit better" on Friday, but remains day-to-day.

Gordon sat out Thursday's game. Vogel did say he was hopeful that Gordon would be able to suit up for Orlando's next game, which is Saturday vs. the Mavs. Mario Hezonja drew his first start of the season in place of Gordon against the 76ers on Thursday. However, Mario finished with just three points, four rebounds and three assists in 18 minutes. Either Hezonja or Jeff Green would likely start if Gordon can't go on Saturday.
Feb 10 - 1:11 PM

Coach Frank Vogel said the team hopes Aaron Gordon (foot) will be able to play Saturday against the Mavs.

Gordon said he's day-to-day and hinted that there's a chance he won't be able to dunk in the dunk contest next weekend. Mario Hezonja will get his best chance under Frank Vogel, but he's still only worth a look in deep leagues.
Feb 9 - 6:07 PM

Aaron Gordon (foot) will not play on Thursday vs. the 76ers.

Assuming Jeff Green (personal) is back with the Magic, he should get the bulk of Gordon's minutes tonight -- Mario Hezonja started the second half of Tuesday's game with Green out and played 15 minutes after Gordon went down with the injury, but he's been firmly behind Green all season. Gordon is day-to-day with a bone bruise in his right foot and should be considered questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Mavs, and it's a good sign that coach Frank Vogel doesn't expect it to hold him out of the dunk contest.
Feb 9 - 11:19 AM

An MRI revealed a bone bruise in Aaron Gordon's right foot, and he is being listed as day-to-day.

Gordon's return to the court will be dependent on how he responds to treatment, although it seems unlikely that he'll be able to suit up for Thursday's game against the 76ers. After Thursday, the Magic will have three more games before the All-Star break, and it wouldn't be shocking to see them just sit Gordon out in order to give him some extra rest heading into All-Star Weekend. Jeff Green figures to benefit most sans Gordon and there will be more minutes available for Mario Hezonja.
Feb 8 - 7:03 PM

Aaron Gordon (sprained right foot) is questionable to play Thursday vs. the 76ers.

Gordon was spotted sporting a walking boot after suffering the injury on Tuesday, and while he doesn't believe the injury to be serious, he's likely going to be looking at an extended absence here with the Magic playing for Ping Pong balls. Jeff Green will move into the starting five if Gordon can't give it a go Thursday night, and he'd make for an interesting DFS target with a favorable matchup against the 76ers. Mario Hezonja could also see more minutes off the bench. Stay tuned.
Feb 8 - 1:57 PM

Aaron Gordon's right foot is in a walking boot, but he doesn't think the injury is "serious."

Gordon didn't have X-rays but will be re-evaluated on Wednesday morning. This isn't the same foot that he fractured during his rookie season, but we simply won't know how serious the injury is until we get an update from the team on Wednesday morning. With the Magic going nowhere fast, they will be cautious with the forward. If he misses time, Jeff Green (personal) and Mario Hezonja could get a boost, but there are no great speculative pickups for standard-league owners.
Feb 7 - 10:51 PM

Aaron Gordon (sore right foot) is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets.

The good news here is that this isn't the same foot that he broke during his rookie season. Gordon was playing well in the first half with seven points, four assists, two rebounds and one triple, but his night is likely done. We don't know the severity of the issue, but we should have more clarity after the game. With Jeff Green (personal) out tonight, Mario Hezonja started the second half. There are no speculative pickups here.
Feb 7 - 9:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2D.J. Augustin
3C.J. Watson
SG1Evan Fournier
2Jodie Meeks
3C.J. Wilcox
SF1Terrence Ross
2Jeff Green
3Mario Hezonja
4Damjan Rudez
5Anthony Brown
PF1Aaron Gordon
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Bismack Biyombo
3Stephen Zimmerman