Aaron Gordon the 19-year-old first round pick of the Orlando Magic in 2014 has been lighting up the Orlando Summer League, showing everyone why the Magic used the fourth overall selection last year on the former Arizona Wildcat. Gordon did not see the floor much as a rookie, but that was due to a foot injury that required surgery rather than a lack of ability. In three games this Summer, Gordon has averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds, nearly three assists and almost 2 blocks per game. Despite the competition lacking overall, Gordon was clearly the best player on the court and looks to improve off a forgettable rookie campaign.

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The Orlando Sentinel reports that Gordon will be held out the rest of the Magic’s Summer League games┬áto focus on the upcoming season. Gordon still needs a lot to work on and is not guaranteed minutes under new head coach Scott Skiles, who prefers to play a veteran lineup. Gordon’s natural athletic ability allows him to compete with other big-men in the NBA for rebounds and at 6’9 he wins a lot of battles, but he will need to improve his shooting in order to be a game-changer at the next level. If he can find a consistent offensive game and work on his free throw shooting, Gordon can develop into a 20-10 player, but it will take time and dedication. Leading the NBA Summer League in points and rebounds shows the ability is there.

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