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Aaron Gordon | Forward | #00

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (20) / 9/16/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 220
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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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. Jul 27 - 11:05 AM
Source: ESPN

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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.
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

Aaron Gordon (concussion) could return this season depending on how fast he recovers according to coach Scott Skiles.

Gordon has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Heat, and the Magic have three games left on their schedule after Friday. The Magic don't have any reason to rush Gordon back, so his owners should drop him until we hear he is cleared to return. Andrew Nicholson has been playing really well and could get an extended look in the short term, and it's possible that Ersan Ilyasova could move into the rotation again as well.
Apr 8 - 11:15 AM

Aaron Gordon (concussion) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Heat.

Gordon will now need to clear the league mandated concussion protocol testing before he can return to the court, and with just three games remaining on the schedule for Orlando after Friday's game, there's a chance he could spend the remainder of the year on the sidelines. Gordon's absence will open up some minutes for Ersan Ilyasova, Andrew Nicholson and Mario Hezonja.

Aaron Gordon scored 14 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

He might finally be out of his shooting slump with two productive offensive games in his last three. Gordon's offensive consistency hasn't really been there after a tremendous run earlier in March, but he is still showing enough upside to be owned in all leagues.
Apr 1 - 11:10 PM

Aaron Gordon had 20 points, but just four rebounds and a steal on 9-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's easy win over the Nets.

It's hard to complain about this game from Gordon and his line would have likely been better had the score not been so lopsided. He shot it lights-out and the Magic are just playing for the tank at this point, so hopefully they let Gordon keep doing what he does until the final game.
Mar 29 - 10:56 PM

Depth Charts

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