Gordon registered 16 points (7-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two steals, and one rebound in 36 minutes during Monday's 131-112 loss to the Raptors. Gordon has been solid since sliding to power forward, exceeding his scoring average in 12 of 16 games after the All-Star break. The departure of Serge Ibaka has allowed Gordon to spend more time at his natural position, and he is thriving as a result. Expect him to continue playing plenty of minutes as the Magic look to build some momentum heading into the offseason.
Coach Frank Vogel said Gordon (hip) would play Friday against the Pistons, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Magic listed Gordon as questionable on their injury report heading into Friday while he nursed a sore left hip, but the 21-year-old apparently went through morning shootaround without incident and has been given the green light to suit up Friday. Expect Gordon to assume his usual role at power forward, which should afford him around 28-to-35 minutes if the Magic are able to stay competitive throughout the evening.
Gordon is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Pistons due to a sore left hip, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports. After averaging 15.9 points in his previous 10 games prior to Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Gordon was held to seven points on 3-of-8 shooting in 29 minutes during the loss. The injury may have played a part in Gordon's poor performance, and while it doesn't seem to be a major concern, it could potentially shelve him Friday. Expect the Magic to provide a follow up on Gordon's status shortly before the 7:00 p.m. ET tip off, but if he can't go, the team could be forced to rely more on Mario Hezonja and Damjan Rudez at power forward. Gordon's top backup, Jeff Green (back), is also listed as questionable Friday.
Gordon posted 17 points (4-7 FG, 9-11 FT), four assists, three rebounds and one block across 32 minutes in a 112-109 overtime win over the 76ers on Monday. Gordon has now scored 17 points in back-to-back games and has recorded 15 points or more in eight of 11 contests in March. The athletic forward was especially effective getting to the charity stripe Monday finishing with a career-high nine free throws. Gordon's game has really flourished since Orlando was able to slide him from small forward to power forward after the team traded Serge Ibaka on Feb. 14. Gordon is averaging 14.7 points and 5.4 rebounds since the trade, making him a decent fantasy option in most formats to close out the season.
Gordon tallied 17 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four blocks and one steal across 34 minutes in a 109-103 win over the Suns on Friday. With the trade of Serge Ibaka to the Raptors freeing up Gordon to see a full-time role at his more natural power forward position, it's no surprise that his production has taken off. In his 13 appearances since the Ibaka trade, Gordon is averaging 14.6 points (on 47.7% shooting from the field), 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29.2 minutes per contest. While fantasy owners were probably hoping for more production in the rebound category from the third-year player, it's hard to complain with his scoring average up nearly three and a half points from before the trade.
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