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The Minnesota Timberwolves had been entertaining about replace talks for Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon and had “severe” discussions a pair of deal for the seven-year NBA venerable in January, per Marc Stein of the New York Cases.
Stein renowned that the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets also remain entertaining with Orlando a pair of Gordon deal. He also wrote that the Timberwolves’ severe January hobby occurred before Gordon suffering a left ankle sprain that kept him sidelined for 17 video games in February and March. He returned to the court docket for staunch on March 18 and has performed in every of Orlando’s last four video games.
Gordon has requested a replace prematurely of Thursday’s replace deadline, per ESPN’s Cut Friedell. The extinct Arizona huge name, who has spent his total profession with Orlando after the Magic selected him fourth overall in the 2014 NBA draft, is averaging 14.6 functions, 6.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists this season.
The Houston Rockets are also talking with Orlando about Gordon, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. They’ve reportedly offered a pair of first-spherical draft picks.
Love Stein, Charania also renowned hobby from the C’s, Nuggets and Timberwolves. He also mentioned the Portland Trudge Blazers being entertaining as effectively.
Gordon has but any other year remaining on his contract, with $16,409,091 ensuing from him in 2021-22, per Spotrac. He’s decided to be a free agent in 2022.
Given his impending free agency in 365 days, his desire to be traded and the 14-30 Magic’s struggles, Gordon looks liable to circulate. For now, Gordon remains in the beginning lineup for the Magic, who will play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday.