Gordon was set for a big pay day coming off a career-best season with the Magic in 2017-18, and Orlando elected to waste no time re-signing one of the NBA's best young talents. Gordon averaged 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game (both career highs) last year and, most importantly, added a somewhat consistent three-point shot to his offensive arsenal, hitting 33.6 percent of his shots from behind the arc. The biggest concern for Gordon heading into the first season of his new contract is health, as he appeared in just 58 games last season while nursing numerous injuries. If Gordon can stay healthy, he is in line to take a major step forward both as a scorer and rebounder as a star in the Magic's frontcourt.
This was Gordon's best season of his young, four-year career as he increased his points- and rebounds-per-game average greatly from last year. The former Arizona one-and-done was injury prone for most the season though and produced a career-worst 1.8 turnovers per game. There is debate whether the Magic will pick up Gordon's qualifying offer that is on the table for next year but regardless, the 21-year-old should be a significant contributor to any team in 2018-19.
Gordon will be on a minutes restriction for Wednesday's season finale against the Wizards, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Though coach Frank Vogel didn't go into specifics, he noted that Gordon would play "not big minutes". That doesn't come as too much of a surprise, as the team wants to limit Gordon's potential for injury in a potentially meaningless game. As a result, he makes for a risky DFS option.
Gordon recorded 12 points (5-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 31 minutes during Monday's 102-86 loss to the Bucks.
Gordon saw 31 minutes of playing time Monday, a welcome sight for his owners. The silly season is upon us and with the resting of players a key issue when it comes to fantasy, Gordon has only missed one game since March 20. What happens for the final regular season game is anyone's guess but hopefully he will be rolled out as per normal.
Gordon recorded 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-5 FT), two rebounds, three assists, three steals and one blocked shot in 27 minutes during Sunday's 112-101 loss to the Raptors.
Gordon unexpectedly returned from a calf injury to play a full complement of minutes in a losing effort. He is expected to end his fourth season with career bests in points, rebounds, assists and total minutes. Gordon will be a restricted free agent in the offseason but the Magic are expected to retain Gordon as the centerpiece of their offense.
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