The NBA season is reaching its halfway point, and for the Orlando Magic, their team evaluation has already begun.
With their underwhelming 15-35 record, and a revolving door of roster movements, there seems to be yet another change brewing.
The Magic are rumored to be shopping Aaron Gordon in hopes that they can catch a deal before the market deadline comes and goes, according to The Athletic's Michael Scotto.
If in fact this rumor is true, the Magic would be giving away an all-around frontcourt threat in Gordon, the team's leading scorer (18.6 ppg) and second on the team in rebounds (8.3 rpg).
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Despite missing 32 games his rookie season with a foot injury, Gordon has proven to be a player to watch as he gradually matures. Since his 2014 NBA debut, the 6-9, 220-pound forward from Arizona, known for his athleticism, has added an increasingly efficient jump shot, making his game even more impressive. It is no doubt at all, that wherever Gordon ends up, his role on that team will be one of great use, but the question is, if the word on the street is true, where is Gordon's next potential home?
The Wizards seem to have a missing link within their roster, which probes the question on whether they have taken a look at possibly acquiring the positionless athlete.
There are number of ways that they can adjust their roster to better equip them for playoff success and Gordon could very well be the necessary piece to the puzzle. The one asset John Wall has not had during his NBA career — unlike his freshman season at Kentucky — is an athletic forward who can finish alley-oops. But with the team already investing in Otto Porter, and with the front office high on Kelly Oubre Jr., the possibility of Gordon to the Wizards is probably not incredibly high.
The race for the Eastern Conference title is arguably up in the air, and if the Wizards can play their cards right, such an acquisition could make for a dangerous squad in the post season.