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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 was arguably the best player on the Magic roster against the Cavs on Monday, scoring 11 points with six rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one 3-pointer.
He played some very good defense on LeBron James in the second half tonight and there's a pretty good chance he's moved into the starting lineup. Coach Scott Skiles mentioned back in the preseason he liked putting Gordon out there next to Tobias Harris, but he went away from it due to Evan Fournier stepping up. Now, Gordon has a chance to move into the first unit with one of the guards moving to the bench. Due to his tremendous upside, he's worth a speculative add in almost all standard leagues. Nov 23 - 10:17 PM

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Aaron Gordon played down the stretch against the Kings on Saturday with six points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 21 minutes.

He played some tough defense on DeMarcus Cousins and the offense looked fine with him out there, so maybe that'll help coach Scott Skiles trust him a little more. Although, Skiles probably doesn't trust his players as far as he can throw them and he's not that strong either. Still, Gordon is an appealing stash, but requires some patience.
Nov 21 - 7:54 PM

Aaron Gordon scored 12 points with seven rebounds, two assists and three steals in 31 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

Channing Frye got into foul trouble and Gordon picked up some extra run. He is getting a little bit of a boost here because Jason Smith (knee) and Victor Oladipo (concussion) are out, but he's playing well despite some sub-par shooting. He's still more of a stash.
Nov 14 - 9:26 PM

Aaron Gordon blocked a career-high four shots against the Jazz on Friday, adding 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

Please play him more, Skiles. Gordon can really fill it up and this four-block game tonight is why it's just so tough to let him go. Gordon is now getting some minutes next to Tobias Harris, but that wasn't happening before the Victor Oladipo injury. He's still more of a stash for most owners in hopes coach Scott Skiles unleashes him, especially since Channing Frye actually wasn't bad tonight.
Nov 13 - 9:39 PM

Aaron Gordon started the second half in place of Victor Oladipo (concussion symptoms).

Gordon did play next to Tobias Harris at all in the previous four games, so this is a big change for coach Scott Skiles. If Gordon can get more minutes there, he'll get a nice boost in fantasy value. We'll let you know how he does tonight.
Nov 11 - 8:21 PM

Aaron Gordon played just 17 minutes again on Monday, hitting 1-of-5 shots for four points, two rebounds, two assists, a block and four fouls.

Gordon just can't seem to get more than 17 minutes from Scott Skiles on most night, but scored 19 points last Wednesday when he saw 32 minutes. We still like the idea of stashing him if you have room, but until the minutes get up to 25, he should be on most fantasy benches.
Nov 9 - 9:57 PM

Aaron Gordon played 22 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

He had three offensive boards and continues to the energy guy for the Magic off the bench. Of course, Evan Fournier is showing no signs of slowing down, which means we won't be seeing much of Gordon next to Tobias Harris -- this lineup still hasn't happened yet even though coach Scott Skiles said he liked the idea in the preseason. AG's upside is very high, but it will take plenty of patience for his owners.
Nov 8 - 12:18 AM

Aaron Gordon played just 12 minutes in Friday's win, scoring five points on 2-of-8 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds and one block.

Gordon has tremendous upside as a player but maybe we're a bit ahead of ourselves on calling him a must-hold player. He certainly fits the profile of a guy that you want on the end of your roster, so do what you can to keep him, but whether it's Scott Skiles' rotations, the Magic's depth or questions about Gordon's ability to keep his percentages in the right spots -- there are a few ways this could be a bumpy ride for owners.
Nov 6 - 10:00 PM

Aaron Gordon scored a career-high 19 points against the Rockets on Wednesday during a 119-114 loss, adding eight rebounds, one assist and one block.

He was great in his 32 minutes, making 7-of-11 from the field and playing good perimeter defense. Gordon played just four minutes on Tuesday because his second foul was a charge and coach Scott Skiles benched him the rest of the way -- you could argue Ryan Anderson flopped on it, too. Gordon's upside is extremely attractive, so he should be owned. Of course, you'll need some patience with Skiles calling the shots.
Nov 5 - 1:28 AM

Aaron Gordon played just four minutes on Tuesday, finishing with two points and two rebounds.

Scott Skiles has been a fantasy enemy for years and we could be heading down that road again. Eventually you have to think that Gordon will be turned loose and start going off, but for now, he's not playable. We're not ready to tell you to drop him in most leagues, but if you have to to get a hot free agent, it might make sense given his low usage rate thus far.
Nov 3 - 10:53 PM

Aaron Gordon played a season-high 25 minutes against the Bulls on Sunday, scoring four points, with seven boards, one assist, two steals, two blocks and three turnovers.

Gordon gave the Magic a spark off the bench and basically forced coach Scott Skiles to give him some extra minutes tonight. Gordon didn't play more than18 minutes in his first two games, but his role should continue to grow as the season progresses and he should be owned in almost all leagues. The guy is going to be a stud once the Magic set him loose.
Nov 1 - 10:45 PM

Aaron Gordon hit two clutch free throws on Friday night and said he plans on making many more.

Gordon was terrific in his 18 minutes on Friday, making all four shots from the field for 15 points with three rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer. After having major issues at the line at Arizona, Gordon is already up to a career 72.0 free throw shooter. It seems like it won't be long before the Magic unleash him and his ceiling in fantasy is as high as any player you could have selected after pick 100, which makes him worth owning just about everywhere.
Oct 31 - 1:58 PM

Aaron Gordon hit all four of his field goal attempts (including a three) to finish with 15 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 18 minutes on Friday.

Gordon had five fouls or he would have gotten a bigger piece of this double-overtime thriller against the Thunder. He has one of the stranger stat sets in the league -- with athleticism to get to the rim for lobs but a lot of rawness between there and the 3-point line, where he dabbles and has a roughly 25 percent career mark. He has a chance to be a 1-1-1 guy if all goes well, and then percentages become an issue for him to overcome. We've called him a must-own guy and that may be optimistic, but if you're going to play fast and loose like that he fits the profile.
Oct 31 - 12:21 AM

Aaron Gordon will be the first sub off the bench for the Magic against the Thunder on Friday.

It makes sense because Evan Fournier in the starting lineup spells trouble against Kevin Durant. Gordon was everywhere in his 17 minutes in the opener, so expect him to be over 20 tonight. He should be owned in all leagues.
Oct 30 - 5:28 PM

Aaron Gordon exited Wednesday's game after getting hit on the head during a dunk attempt, but he returned to finish with 12 points, seven boards, one assist and one block in 17 minutes.

Phew. Gordon bruised his right foot during a dunk attempt recently and the last thing he needs is another injury-related setback -- he appeared to have a black eye after tonight's hit, but should be in no danger of sitting out Friday. Gordon is a good bet to play substantial minutes whether or not he's starting, and makes for a high-upside pickup if he's still floating on any waiver wires.
Oct 28 - 10:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Elfrid Payton
2C.J. Watson
3Shabazz Napier
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Evan Fournier
3Devyn Marble
4Tyler Harvey
SF1Aaron Gordon
2Mario Hezonja
PF1Tobias Harris
2Channing Frye
3Andrew Nicholson
C1Nikola Vucevic
2Dewayne Dedmon
3Jason Smith