Orlando Magic Star Aaron Gordon Formally Asks to be Traded
Aaron Gordon has been with the Orlando Magic since being drafted fourth overall back in 2014.
Expectations were definitely high, as his game received comparisons to that of Blake Griffin coming out of college. While Gordon may have not been able too reach All-Star level heights, he did turn into a nice player who often times seemed to be the odd man out in a lineup that included All-Star big man Nikola Vucevic.
His fit has becoming a large question mark and now, Gordon has formally asked the organization to trade him prior to the deadline.
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Sources close to the situation suggest that the Boston Celtics, who have seemingly been in on just about everyone, are the most active suitors for Gordon. Boston has already reportedly offered multiple first-round picks in exchange for Gordon. Evan Fournier’s name has also come up in discussion. The Magic appear to be showing interest for Marcus Smart but at this time, the Celtics appear reluctant to move the veteran guard.
The Denver Nuggets are another team that appears to be interested in Gordon who has one more season remaining on his contract following this year.
In 23 games this season, Gordon has averaged 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.