Aaron Gordon On Magic’s Great Start & His Goal Of Becoming The Best Player In The League

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Aaron Gordon On Magic’s Great Start & His Goal Of Becoming The Best Player In The League


Magic forward Aaron Gordon was poised to have a breakout year in each of the last two NBA seasons. While he certainly improved, it wasn’t a breakout performance in either year, until maybe after Serge Ibaka was traded to the Toronto Raptors earlier this year.

With the move to the power forward position, Gordon played far better, visually and statistically. This season, Gordon is able to play power forward for all 82 games, doing what he does best cutting, rolling, dunking and rebounding. And it looks like this year indeed will be his breakout year, while becoming the Magic’s next franchise player.

Before the start of the season, Gordon said his goal isn’t only to become the Magic’s next franchise player, but also the NBA’s best player. That’s what he told John Denton of Magic.com.


“My game is going to continue to get better and there’s still no ceiling for me. I’m looking to be the best in the NBA at some point in my career, so I’m going to continue to improve and continue to help my team get wins.”


Now, 6 games into the season, Gordon has career bests all around his statsheet, as he’s averaging 22.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.3 blocks, while shooting 55.2% from the field and 77.8% from the line. The Magic have won 4 of their first six games and have impressed the whole league. Godon was asked how he feels about his team’s overwhelming start and said, that he is not too excited about it yet, but also that the season has been fun so far:


“People aren’t going to take us lightly and if they do, we’re going to blow them out,’’ boasted Gordon. “This is just a good group with a good vibe and good energy. Everybody is playing together so well and it looks like we’re having fun, huh?’’

Via John Denton of Magic.com


We’ll have to wait and see if the Magic and Gordon are able to sustain the strong start.

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