The Orlando Magic may be open for business on the trade market this offseason and Aaron Gordon is their most intriguing trade chip. Quite a few teams would have interest in acquiring Gordon if he is placed on the block. One of those teams could be the Golden State Warriors.
Bleacher Report named Gordon as the perfect trade target for the Warriors this offseason. It makes a lot of sense and would give Golden State a nice option in the front-court to go along with a back-court of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reported “a little smoke on the Warriors and Gordon front” in August, and the idea of a so-called “death lineup” with him and Draymond Green at the 4 and 5 is tantalizing.
Gordon has had a very successful tenure with the Magic, but his numbers went down this season. He averaged 14.4 points per game to go along with 7.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists. That points per game average was down from 16.0 in 2018-19 and 17.6 back in 2017-18.
Despite the drop in production offensively, Gordon is still a very capable scorer. He can get to the rim with his extreme athleticism and can stretch the floor from the three-point line as well. Those qualities would have to attract the Warriors.
His fit with the Magic simply isn’t what it once was. Playing with the Warriors would allow Gordon to play in the up-tempo style of offense that he thrives in. A front-court of Gordon and Draymond Green would be intriguing, to say the least.
A starting lineup of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, and Aaron Gordon would be fun to watch. They wouldn’t have a lot of size, but the speed and athleticism would be scary.
Other teams will have a lot of interest in Aaron Gordon as well, but the Warriors might very well be the best fit out there. Only time will tell if the Magic are actually open to dealing him, but if they are, keep a close eye on Golden State.