As the trade deadline looms over the NBA, the new front office of the Orlando Magic is reportedly low-key shopping forward Aaron Gordon.
“The new regime of Jeff Weltman and John Hammond has left no stone unturned with the deadline approaching,” wrote Michael Scotto of The Athletic, “including quietly gauging the trade market on Aaron Gordon, league sources told The Athletic.”
This is a move we recently advocated, simply because we felt Orlando isn’t ready to pay Gordon like a franchise cornerstone. This, despite the big man having a career year. Gordon is averaging 18.4 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from three.
Needless to say, a team that’s looking to build a long-term contender and does believe in Gordon should definitely kick the tires on what it would take to make a play.