Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline

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Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:34 pm

The Orlando Magic had trade discussions involving Aaron Gordon ahead of the deadline last week. The Golden State Warriors were one of the teams engaged in talks as the Magic had interest in D'Angelo Russell during the 2019 offseason.


“They were trying, and they tried hard to get something done with him at the deadline," a source said of Gordon. "All that gets brought back into focus once the season is over and you have a good idea what the market is for him.”


Gordon has not been trying to get traded as he's been content with the situation.


Gordon signed a four-year, $76 million contract with the Magic in 2018, but his fit with Jonathan Issac in the Orlando frontcourt is less than optimal.


The Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks are mentioned as three teams who could pursue a trade for Gordon in the offseason.

Via Sean Deveney/Heavy.com

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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#2 » by alienpick » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:30 pm

I like his fit with the Warriors better than Wiggins.
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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#3 » by eLo » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:36 pm

yea they mentioned four but say three :P
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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#4 » by Cassius » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:11 am

Call the Kings: Take Buddy or Bogdan.

Problem solved.

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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#5 » by Bentley1225 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:43 am

Do a straight swap for Kelly Oubre Jr.
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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#6 » by Adam Stern » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:38 am

Bentley1225 wrote:Do a straight swap for Kelly Oubre Jr.


Why would Phoenix do that?
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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#7 » by Pickled Prunes » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:09 am

He's still in ORL, so they clearly didn't try that hard. Most teams would have given something up for him. I think the real story is that they tried hard to use Gordon as bait to fleece another team. No go on that.

But what is up with this dude anyway? I don't think he has taken the off-season seriously since he got paid.
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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#8 » by The_Hater » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:28 am

Adam Stern wrote:
Bentley1225 wrote:Do a straight swap for Kelly Oubre Jr.


Why would Phoenix do that?


Why would Orlando do that?
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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#9 » by The_Hater » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:33 am

alienpick wrote:I like his fit with the Warriors better than Wiggins.


For sure, but the Wiggins deal came with an aLmost surefire lottery pick as well, Orlando wasn’t making that kind of deal.
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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#10 » by Stevy » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:34 am

Bentley1225 wrote:Do a straight swap for Kelly Oubre Jr.


I love this idea. Kelly would be a greater fit next to Isaac. I think they could really co-exist in the starting Five. Make it happen Hammond.
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Re: Magic 'Tried Hard' To Trade Aaron Gordon Before Deadline 

Post#11 » by cdubbz » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:16 pm

alienpick wrote:I like his fit with the Warriors better than Wiggins.


same here. But don't see why the Magic would want Wiggins unless Gordon was demanding a trade and was unhappy.
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