The fourth decide within the 2014 NBA Draft out of Arizona, Orlando Magic ahead, Aaron Gordon’s put up well being stats this season.
By 58 video games performed earlier than the coronavirus pandemic halted NBA video games, Gordon’s been averaging 14.Four factors, 7.6 rebounds, and three.7 assists per sport for the eighth seeded Magic.
With is strong numbers, some say that Gordon could possibly be traded throughout the NBA’s offseason.
In an article written by The Athletic’s Josh Robbins and Sam Vecenie it was steered:
“To me, Gordon is the odd man out, and I believe they might truly get a reasonably actual commerce package deal for him with two years left on his deal at a really affordable value because of the descending construction of his contract. That’s the route I’d take a look at, even supposing I believe Gordon might be the second-best asset on the roster behind Isaac.”
A month later, what’s the newest?
To that we flip to Yahoo Sports activities’ Keith Smith who appeared on a current episode of the Scoop B Radio Podcast.
A Florida resident with the heartbeat on what’s occurring throughout the Magic group, I requested Smith his ideas.
Take a look at notes from our dialogue under:
Keith Smith On Aaron Gordon and commerce rumors:
“I’m very assured that Aaron likes being right here. I believe now that the crew is beginning to play higher and into the playoffs final 12 months, it seems like they might’ve been or can be a playoff crew this 12 months once more and I believe he loved that a part of it. I believe he has a much bigger position and the way he’s grown into it right here and he’s by no means given us any cause to do something however, Orlando is the place he needs to be. He frequently says, “I wish to win right here. And I wanna win with these guys.” You recognize him and Evan Fournier, Nikola Vucevic and D.J. Augustin…they’ve all been collectively for some time so, that’s actual essential to assist lead that. Now so far as will he be right here, that’s a much bigger query and an attention-grabbing one. Finally, one thing’s going to have a break for the Magic with Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac. I simply don’t know the 2 of them, both one goes to shoot effectively sufficient for them to play that many minutes collectively as your beginning forwards. I believe that turns into actually a problem as a result of ground spacing is every little thing within the NBA proper now. For those who sag off these guys, it will get actually, actually robust and it’s going to place a variety of stress on Evan Fournier, Nikola Vucevic and Fultz ultimately. They’re all going to should knock down jumpers; Fournier is an effective shooter, Vucevic is an effective middle, however Fultz’s jumper may be very a lot a piece in progress so I believe that’s ultimately the place it’s going to go. I don’t assume that occurs now, as a result of Isaac once more obtained injured. He most likely gained’t play even when the season comes again. We’ll see possibly if the season comes again he might get on the ground, but it surely appears fairly uncertain. They’re going to offer it a minimum of yet another season with the 2 of them collectively and see how that roster comes collectively after which it’s going to be resolution time. So assume right here by means of the summer season except they get blown away with a commerce provide, however I believe subsequent 12 months can be a choice level.”
With a 30-35 report, the Magic maintain a 3 sport successful streak earlier than the coronavirus hiatus,. With notables like Markelle Fultz on Orlando’s youthful roster, the Magic went 6-Four in their final ten video games.