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Magic could move on from Aaron Gordon?

Aaron Gordon has been a mainstay in Orlando for the last half-decade or so, but his time could soon be running out.

Sam Amick of The Athletic reported on Friday that rumblings persist that the Magic might move on from the 24-year-old forward, noting that he may have too much overlap in his game with Jonathan Isaac to keep around long-term.

“There is chatter coming from Orlando,” one executive said this week.

Gordon, who was drafted by the Magic No. 4 overall in 2014, is now in his sixth season with the team. He has shown only modest improvement over the years though and appears to have backslid this season with averages of 13.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game on just 41.0 percent from the field.

The 6-foot-8 Gordon is currently in Year 2 of a four-year, $80 million deal. With Orlando stuck in perpetual mediocrity though (notwithstanding their 42 wins and Southeast Division title last season), they may have to shake things up one way or the other.


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