HoopsHype Aaron Gordon rumors

October 19, 2014 Updates

Drew, a 24-year-old journeyman hoping to make the Sixers’ roster, and Aaron, a 19-year-old prized rookie for the Magic, were on the same court together at the NBA level on Saturday night in Allentown, Pa. The two were first on the floor together late in the first quarter, but weren’t guarding each other because of their position differences. Saturday’s game marked a moment that the two highly competitive brothers have dreamed of and discussed since they used to battle in the backyard of their San Jose, Calif., home years ago. Drew got the upper hand on Saturday, scoring 16 points and grabbing six rebounds in Philadelphia’s 95-84 defeat of the Magic. Aaron, who played extended minutes the night before in a defeat of Detroit, played just five minutes on Saturday and did not score. ``I’m really proud of (Drew) because he’s going through a lot of trials in his life and to see him out there with a NBA jersey on, it means a lot to me,’’ Aaron said. NBA.com

October 12, 2014 Updates

Gordon likely will collect most of his points this season in the same fashion: by running the floor and through hustle plays. What excites Magic executives and coaches, though, is Gordon's skill as a defender. They regard him as a potential lockdown defender on the wing, and they love that Gordon views himself that way, too. Team officials believe a youngster's shooting can be developed. Orlando Sentinel

September 1, 2014 Updates

What do you expect from Aaron Gordon? Jacque Vaughn: He's a great addition to the culture that we have. We're really about having unselfish guys. He's a defensive-minded guy, who has a great athletic ability. He'll grow on the offensive end of the floor. He's a guy who will come to work every day and that's what we're looking for. HoopsHype

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The Orlando Magic have signed rookie forward Aaron Gordon and rookie guard Elfrid Payton, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. Gordon was selected by Orlando in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft. Payton was selected by Philadelphia in the first round (tenth overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft. He was then acquired by Orlando in exchange for the draft rights to Dario Saric, a future first round draft pick and a future second round draft pick. Both will participate in the 2014 Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, taking place at the Magic’s practice court at the Amway Center from July 5-11. NBA.com

Josh Robbins: Magic have signed Aaron Gordon & Elfrid Payton. Their contracts will be at 120% of their draft slots' rookie-scale amounts. Twitter @JoshuaBRobbins

Steve Kyler: House keeping... Magic sign both Aaron Gordon & Elfrid Payton to rookie contracts, both will play in Orland Summer League starting Saturday. Twitter @stevekylerNBA

June 26, 2014 Updates
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June 23, 2014 Updates

Aaron Gordon averaged 12.4 points and eight rebounds last season as a true freshman for Arizona. The athletic 6-foot-9, 225-pounder had a 39-inch vertical leap at the draft combine. He has been fine-tuning his jumper with basketball trainer Charlie Max Torres, who also trains Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson. Gordon, 18, is receiving consideration from the Orlando Magic (pick No. 4) and is not expected to get past the Sacramento Kings with the eighth selection, sources said. "If and when I reach my full potential, I think I will be better than everybody [in this draft]," Gordon said. "I think I will have an edge." Yahoo! Sports

June 22, 2014 Updates

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