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Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece

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Re: Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece 

Post#21 » by psimanic1 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:48 pm

Can we expect to see him tonight?
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Re: Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece 

Post#22 » by Manolito » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:13 pm

New players won´t be available tonight, Gordon´s trade is not even official yet. They will play on Sunday
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Re: Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece 

Post#23 » by FilNugsFan » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:08 pm

I wasn't that high on Gordon to be honest especially after reports came out that he prefers a big market. But wow! In just 2 games, we're already seeing the impact he has brought to the team.

AG's arrival seemed to have revitalized the team especially the starters. His intensity already has fed off his teammates. That extra bounce and confidence in each of them have been noticeable.

Still a small sample size, but I guess it's safe to say that AG makes us a better team. Exciting times ahead for Nuggets Nation.
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Re: Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece 

Post#24 » by skywalker33 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:19 pm

Jerami WHO ??????
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Re: Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece 

Post#25 » by Manolito » Fri Apr 2, 2021 8:28 am

Allow me a bit a ego search at Nuggets trades thread. Not big merit, I think it was really obvious

30th December 2018
Manolito wrote:Hi guys, would you trade for Aaron Gordon?

There ist a logjam at Orlando backcourt and they could consider that Isaac has higher ceiling.

AG x Barton + Lyles + Juancho (with AG & MPj we would not need him) + IT2 (Idk if he has now any value).

Obviously Barton should be recovered and fully healthy before suggesting such offer


15th February 2019
Manolito wrote:What about Aaron Gordon x Barton + Beasley + Juancho?


13th February 2020
Manolito wrote:It has been reported that Magic had been trying to move Aaron Gordon at the deadline and Nuggets had some interest on him. I think he could be a good piece to add next summer, specially considering Nuggets have to beat LeBron - Davis & Kawhi - PG. He might be an insurance for Michael Porter jr and a lineup him and Grant would be elite in defense.

Barton + salary filler (KBD?) x Gordon would be a great deal. Gordon still have two years in a friendly contract


21st November 2020

Manolito wrote:I agree we have the assets and cap flexibility to find the starting PF in a trade. My proposals

Aaron Gordon
PJ Tucker
Thaddeus Young


Obviously Prio1 would be Gordon, but a rotation Tucker - Green is pretty solid IMO


29th November 2020

Manolito wrote:Am I the only one thinking about Aaron Gordon as a perfect fit?

I don't think the package Barton plus Monte is enough, probably a FRP should be added although I would hate that (maybe two swaps are enough?)
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Re: Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece 

Post#26 » by NuggetsWY » Fri Apr 2, 2021 12:10 pm

Manolito wrote:Allow me a bit a ego search at Nuggets trades thread. Not big merit, I think it was really obvious

30th December 2018
Manolito wrote:Hi guys, would you trade for Aaron Gordon?

There ist a logjam at Orlando backcourt and they could consider that Isaac has higher ceiling.

AG x Barton + Lyles + Juancho (with AG & MPj we would not need him) + IT2 (Idk if he has now any value).

Obviously Barton should be recovered and fully healthy before suggesting such offer


15th February 2019
Manolito wrote:What about Aaron Gordon x Barton + Beasley + Juancho?


13th February 2020
Manolito wrote:It has been reported that Magic had been trying to move Aaron Gordon at the deadline and Nuggets had some interest on him. I think he could be a good piece to add next summer, specially considering Nuggets have to beat LeBron - Davis & Kawhi - PG. He might be an insurance for Michael Porter jr and a lineup him and Grant would be elite in defense.

Barton + salary filler (KBD?) x Gordon would be a great deal. Gordon still have two years in a friendly contract


21st November 2020

Manolito wrote:I agree we have the assets and cap flexibility to find the starting PF in a trade. My proposals

Aaron Gordon
PJ Tucker
Thaddeus Young


Obviously Prio1 would be Gordon, but a rotation Tucker - Green is pretty solid IMO


29th November 2020

Manolito wrote:Am I the only one thinking about Aaron Gordon as a perfect fit?

I don't think the package Barton plus Monte is enough, probably a FRP should be added although I would hate that (maybe two swaps are enough?)

:tooth :bowdown: I'll confess, I wasn't a fan of Gordon and I was wrong, based on his first games. It sure did seem like he was an ISO player looking to score and he can score.

The really nice thing is that he seems to have welcomed a totally different role in Denver. He's brought more motion to our offense and our defense - it would be great if everyone learned from him. IMO our team's defense has been improving this year in terms of switching and covering; but Gordon seems to have pushed our team defense to a new level.
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Re: Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece 

Post#27 » by TunaFish » Fri Apr 2, 2021 1:35 pm

Gordon's defense in the Clippers game was outstanding. It's the difference in why the Nuggets are so much better than before the trade deadline.
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Re: Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece 

Post#28 » by Manolito » Fri Apr 2, 2021 2:12 pm

NuggetsWY wrote:
Manolito wrote:Allow me a bit a ego search at Nuggets trades thread. Not big merit, I think it was really obvious

30th December 2018
Manolito wrote:Hi guys, would you trade for Aaron Gordon?

There ist a logjam at Orlando backcourt and they could consider that Isaac has higher ceiling.

AG x Barton + Lyles + Juancho (with AG & MPj we would not need him) + IT2 (Idk if he has now any value).

Obviously Barton should be recovered and fully healthy before suggesting such offer


15th February 2019
Manolito wrote:What about Aaron Gordon x Barton + Beasley + Juancho?


13th February 2020
Manolito wrote:It has been reported that Magic had been trying to move Aaron Gordon at the deadline and Nuggets had some interest on him. I think he could be a good piece to add next summer, specially considering Nuggets have to beat LeBron - Davis & Kawhi - PG. He might be an insurance for Michael Porter jr and a lineup him and Grant would be elite in defense.

Barton + salary filler (KBD?) x Gordon would be a great deal. Gordon still have two years in a friendly contract


21st November 2020

Manolito wrote:I agree we have the assets and cap flexibility to find the starting PF in a trade. My proposals

Aaron Gordon
PJ Tucker
Thaddeus Young


Obviously Prio1 would be Gordon, but a rotation Tucker - Green is pretty solid IMO


29th November 2020

Manolito wrote:Am I the only one thinking about Aaron Gordon as a perfect fit?

I don't think the package Barton plus Monte is enough, probably a FRP should be added although I would hate that (maybe two swaps are enough?)


:tooth :bowdown: I'll confess, I wasn't a fan of Gordon and I was wrong, based on his first games. It sure did seem like he was an ISO player looking to score and he can score.

The really nice thing is that he seems to have welcomed a totally different role in Denver. He's brought more motion to our offense and our defense - it would be great if everyone learned from him. IMO our team's defense has been improving this year in terms of switching and covering; but Gordon seems to have pushed our team defense to a new level.


In ORL his offensive role was considerable bigger than his real ability, therefore his gaps were clearly visible.

Nevertheless, he is a perfect glue guy. Obviously he has to work on his 3P and FT, but Jokic will make his life easier on offense and his % will improve because he will take more uncontested shots. He is very active cutting to the rim and has quite decent BB IQ.

His real value is on D. His defense skills are elite, both on and off the ball, he is extremely versatile and can guard every single player in the league except big centers. He is the perfect complement to MPJ and both will benefit from this synergy.

My only concern is that he is FA in 2022.
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Re: Aaron Gordon, The Missing Piece 

Post#29 » by The Rebel » Fri Apr 2, 2021 11:01 pm

Manolito wrote:
NuggetsWY wrote:
Manolito wrote:Allow me a bit a ego search at Nuggets trades thread. Not big merit, I think it was really obvious

30th December 2018


15th February 2019


13th February 2020


21st November 2020



29th November 2020



:tooth :bowdown: I'll confess, I wasn't a fan of Gordon and I was wrong, based on his first games. It sure did seem like he was an ISO player looking to score and he can score.

The really nice thing is that he seems to have welcomed a totally different role in Denver. He's brought more motion to our offense and our defense - it would be great if everyone learned from him. IMO our team's defense has been improving this year in terms of switching and covering; but Gordon seems to have pushed our team defense to a new level.


In ORL his offensive role was considerable bigger than his real ability, therefore his gaps were clearly visible.

Nevertheless, he is a perfect glue guy. Obviously he has to work on his 3P and FT, but Jokic will make his life easier on offense and his % will improve because he will take more uncontested shots. He is very active cutting to the rim and has quite decent BB IQ.

His real value is on D. His defense skills are elite, both on and off the ball, he is extremely versatile and can guard every single player in the league except big centers. He is the perfect complement to MPJ and both will benefit from this synergy.

My only concern is that he is FA in 2022.


The thing that has surprised me about Gordon has been his attitude. He choose his college based on them agreeing to play him at SF, he insisted on playing SF for years in Orlando and made demands on his role. Now a lot of young players that have a little success at each level start develop an attitude and you hope they grow out of it, but there is no guarantee. Going from the face of the franchise to a 2nd option and traded to become a 4th option is tough even for those without huge egos, him being happy with it is a huge thing from where he was a few years ago.

I also did not expect him to be so good on defense, I knew he was the best defender on the Magic and was asked to guard any perimeter player that they needed, but with him focusing on that end he is better than I remember.

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