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Report: F Aaron Gordon requests trade from Magic


NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 16: Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic dribbles during the second half against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 16, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Forward Aaron Gordon formally has asked for a trade from the Orlando Magic, The Athletic reported Monday.

The Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets have shown interest in acquiring Gordon, per reports.

The NBA trade deadline is Thursday.

Gordon, 25, is in the third season of his current four-year, $80 million contract. He becomes an unrestricted free agent following the 2021-22 season.

Gordon erupted for a season-high 38 points in Orlando’s 121-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. He followed that up two days later with just 12 points in a 112-96 setback to the Celtics.

Gordon is averaging 14.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 23 games this season for the Magic (14-28), who have lost 10 of their last 11 games heading into Tuesday’s contest versus the visiting Nuggets.

–Field Level Media

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