Orlando Magic select Aaron Gordon – Notes and Fan Reaction
With Australian point guard Dante Exum on the board, many believed the Orlando Magic would sprint to the podium to make him the fourth-overall selection.
Instead, the the Magic surprised everyone by selecting former Arizona Wildcats’ power forward Aaron Gordon. Gordon is a fantastic athlete and should be a very good defender in the NBA.
Aaron Gordon said he was surprised that Orlando picked him. He found out five minutes before the pick. He said his workout there was great.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 27, 2014
He is a very poor offensive player, averaging 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game shooting 49.5% from the field, 35.6% from beyond the arc and 42.2% from the free throw line in is only year with the Wildcats. His poor shooting means he will be a work in process and it will certainly be some time before he becomes a solid NBA player, if that happens.
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Aaron Gordon is a great interview. I’ll give him that. #Magic Kid is ready to jump in and get to work.
— Adam Papageorgiou (@adamosgp) June 27, 2014