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Denver Nuggets | #50 | Forward











6'8" | 235lb | 26 years

Player Bio


2019-20 SEASON: Appeared and started in 62 games with Orlando, averaging 14.4 ppg., 7.7 rpg. and 3.7 apg. in a team-high 32.5 minpg.…Ranked 24th in the NBA in rebounding…Led (or tied) the team in scoring nine times, in rebounding 16 times and in assists nine times…Scored in double figures 48 times, 20+ points 14 times and 30+ points once, including a season-high 32 points on Dec. 4 vs. Phoenix…Scored game-winning basket and free throw with 1.1 seconds left on Jan. 13 @ Sacramento…Had 20 double-doubles…Recorded first career triple-double on Feb. 28 vs. Minnesota with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists…Had 10+ rebounds 21 times, including a season-high 14 rebounds on Dec. 11 vs. L.A. Lakers and Jan. 6 vs. Brooklyn…Dished out a career-high 12 assists on Feb. 28 vs. Minnesota…Had at least one steal 37 times and two-or-more steals 13 times, including a season-high three steals on Mar. 8 @ Houston…Had at least one blocked shot 28 times and two-or-more blocks eight times, including a season-high three blocked shots three times, the last on Aug. 5 vs. Toronto…Made his 500th career NBA free throw on Nov. 5 @ Oklahoma City…Recorded his 400th career NBA three-point field goal made on Dec. 27 vs. Philadelphia…Scored 5,000th career NBA point on Feb. 26 @ Atlanta…Played in his 400th career NBA regular season game on July 31 @ Brooklyn…Passed Bo Outlaw (2,160) for seventh on the Magic’s all-time three-point field goals made list on Nov. 6 @ Dallas…Passed Hedo Turkoglu (2,221) for sixth on the Magic’s all-time rebounding list on Dec. 3 @ Washington…Missed 11 games due to injury: missed three games (Nov. 23-27) due to a right ankle contusion, two games (Dec. 30-Jan. 1) due to a sore left Achilles, one game (Jan. 10) due to right calf tightness, one game (Mar. 2) due to right knee inflammation and four games (Aug. 7-13) due to a strained left hamstring…Finished as runner-up during Slam Dunk contest at NBA All-Star Weekend to Miami’s Derrick Jones Jr.…Missed the 2020 NBA Playoffs due to a strained left hamstring.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 403 career NBA regular season games (314 starts), all with Orlando, averaging 12.8 ppg., 6.4 rpg. and 2.4 apg. in 28.6 minpg….Also appeared and started in five playoff games, averaging 15.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 3.6 apg. and 1.20 stlpg. in 32.8 minpg.

2018-19: Played and started in 78 games with Orlando, averaging 16.0 ppg., 7.4 rpg. and 3.7 apg. in a team-high and career-high 33.8 minpg.…Tied for 23rd in the NBA in minutes played and tied for 36th in rebounding…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 17 times, in rebounding 15 times and in assists 15 times…Scored in double figures 68 times, had 20+ points 24 times and 30+ points once…Pulled down 10+ rebounds 20 times, including a career-high-tying 16 rebounds on Oct. 17 vs. Miami…Had 19 double-doubles…Dished out ten assists on Feb. 5 @ Oklahoma City…Had at least one steal 44 times and two-or-more steals 12 times…Had at least one blocked shot 41 times and two-or-more blocks ten times…Dished out 500th career NBA assist on Nov. 30 @ Phoenix…Hit his 300th career NBA three-point field goal on Dec. 30 vs. Detroit…Played in his 300th career NBA game on Jan. 6 @ L.A. Clippers…Scored his 4,000th career NBA point on Mar. 8 vs. Dallas…Passed Tracy McGrady (2,067) for eighth all-time on the Magic’s career rebounds list on Mar. 30 @ Indiana…Passed Tony Battie (205) for seventh all-time on the Magic’s career blocked shots list on Mar. 2 @ Indiana…Missed four games due to injury: missed one game (Nov. 11) due to a sprained left ankle, one game (Nov. 28) due to low back tightness and two games (Jan. 19-21) due to a sore low back…Also appeared and started in five playoff games, averaging 15.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 3.6 apg. and 1.20 stlpg. in 32.8 minpg.

2017-18: Played in 58 games (57 starts) with Orlando, averaging a career-high 17.6 ppg., a career-high 7.9 rpg., 2.3 apg. and 1.02 stlpg. in a team-high 32.9 minpg.…Tied for 22nd in the NBA in rebounding, tied for 34th in scoring and ranked 39th in minutes played…Led (or tied) the team in scoring a team-best 20 times, in rebounding 18 times and in assists three times…Scored in double figures a team-best 56 times, had 20+ points 16 times, 30+ points four times and 40+ points twice, including a career-high 41 points (14-18 FG, 5-5 3FG, 8-10 FT) on Oct. 24 vs. Brooklyn...Became the first player in Magic history to score 40+ points while going 5-of-5-or-better from three-point range…Tallied 40 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block on Nov. 29 vs. Oklahoma City…Became the 13th player in Magic history to score 40+ points in a game, the fifth player (O’Neal, McGrady, Howard Vučević) to record 40+ points and 10+ rebounds in a game and the sixth player (Anderson, Howard, McGrady, O’Neal, Scott) to record multiple 40+ point games…Also became the third player in the NBA since 2012-13 to tally 40+ points and 10+ rebounds at age 22 or younger (Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns)…Had 10+ rebounds 17 times…Recorded 17 double-doubles…Recorded a career-high-tying four blocks on Nov. 27 @ Indiana…Logged a career-high 45 minutes on Dec. 6 vs. Atlanta…Scored 2,000th career NBA point on Oct. 24 vs. Brooklyn… Missed 24 total games due to injury: missed two games (Oct. 20-21) due to a sore left ankle, seven games (Dec. 9-13; Mar. 9-16) due to a concussion, five games (Dec. 17-26) due to a strained right calf, nine games (Jan. 30-Feb. 14) due to a strained left hip flexor and one game (Apr. 6) due to a sore right calf.

2016-17: Played in 80 games (72 starts) with Orlando, averaging 12.7 ppg., 5.1 rpg. and 1.9 apg. in 28.7 minpg.…As a starter, averaged 13.2 ppg., 5.2 rpg. and 2.0 apg. in 29.3 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring 12 times, in rebounding eight times and in assists three times…Scored in double figures 49 times, had 20+ points 12 times and 30+ points four times…Had 10+ rebounds seven times, including a career-high-tying 16 rebounds on Mar. 31 @ Boston…Recorded seven double-doubles…Recorded a career-high-tying four blocks on Mar. 17 @ Phoenix…Missed two games (Feb. 9-11) due to a bone bruise in his right foot…Participated in the Slam Dunk contest at NBA All-Star Weekend.

2015-16: Appeared in 78 games (37 starts) with Orlando, averaging 9.2 ppg., 6.5 rpg. and 1.6 apg. in 23.9 minpg.…As a starter, averaged 11.1 ppg., 8.2 rpg. and 2.2 apg. in 28.6 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring five times and in rebounding 20 times…Scored in double figures 38 times and had 20+ points five times…Had 10+ rebounds 15 times, including a career-high 16 rebounds on Feb. 1 @ San Antonio and Mar. 7 @ Golden State…Recorded 12 double-doubles…Posted his first career 20+ point/10+ rebound game on Mar. 11 @ Sacramento…Recorded a career-high four blocks on Nov. 13 vs. Utah and Feb. 7 vs. Atlanta…Recorded a career-high six steals on Feb. 19 vs. Dallas…Missed four total games due to injury - Missed one game (Dec. 8) due to a sprained right ankle and three games (Apr. 8-11) due to a concussion…Finished as runner-up during Slam Dunk contest at NBA All-Star Weekend, losing in a “dunk-off” to Minnesota’s Zach LaVine.

2014-15: Played in 47 games (eight starts) during his rookie campaign with Orlando, averaging 5.2 ppg. and 3.6 rpg. in 17.0 minpg.…As a starter, averaged 6.8 ppg. and 4.6 rpg. in 25.1 minpg….Ranked among all NBA rookies in rebounding (11th) and blocked shots (8th)…Led (or tied) the team in rebounding twice…Scored in double figures six times…Recorded first career NBA double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds on Apr. 4 @ Milwaukee…Made his NBA regular season debut on Oct. 28 @ New Orleans, tallying 11 points, three rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot in 28 minutes…Made his first NBA start on Jan. 25 vs. Indiana, tallying nine points, four rebounds and one blocked shot in 21 minutes…Missed 34 games due to injury: Missed 31 games (Nov. 17-Jan. 14) due to a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot (underwent surgery on Nov. 21), one game (Feb. 4) due to a sore left foot and two games (Feb. 27-Mar. 1) due to a sprained right ankle…On the Inactive List once.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Orlando in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft.


COLLEGE CAPSULE: Played and started in all 38 games during his only season at the University of Arizona, averaging 12.4 ppg., 8.0 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.03 blkpg. in 31.2 minpg….Helped the Wildcats to a 33-5 record, a Pac-12 regular season championship and an Elite Eight appearance in the 2014 NCAA Tournament…Led Arizona in rebounding (seventh in conference), while ranking second in both scoring and blocked shots (11th in conference)…Named First Team All-Pac-12 and the 2013-14 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year…Also earned Third Team All-American honors by The Sporting News and Honorable Mention by The Associated Press…Was one of six finalists for the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Year Award.


Full name is Aaron Addison Gordon…Older brother, Drew, played collegiately at New Mexico and UCLA…He later played professionally in both Turkey and Italy in 2013-14, and also has NBA Summer League experience with Dallas, Sacramento and Utah...Father, Eddy, played basketball at San Diego State and signed as a free agent with the NFL’s New England Patriots as a tight end…Sister, Elisabeth, played collegiately at Harvard…Recognized for his tremendous efforts in the Central Florida community as the co-winner of the Rich and Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award in 2019…Sponsors CodeOrlando STEM learning program, which provides a hands-on, in-depth look at how technology is designed, developed and implemented across many aspects of daily life…CodeOrlando was developed by Gordon and his family as a way to lift underserved students out of generational poverty, and to introduce more under-represented African-American, Hispanic and female students to the fascinating and fast-growing world of technology in the greater Orlando community…Hosts basketball clinics for underserved youth in both Central Florida and Northern California…In 2020, provided funding to Orange County Public School's Homeless Student Fund,, and made a donation to My New Red Shoes in his hometown, the Bay area of California. My New Red Shoes,, provides well-fitted shoes and clean clothing to children in need…Sponsored the Magic and Amway's Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution event for underserved families in 2020...His donation helped provide 475 Thanksgiving dinners to local families in need…Supports Special Olympics meeting athletes and participating in their annual fundraising Gala in 2017 and 2018…Supports the Magic’s Hoops for Troops week participating in a community service project in 2018 to with service members…In 2018, appeared in the movie Uncle Drew, playing the role of Casper…Sponsored and distributed 475 Thanksgiving meals to underserved families in 2018…Hosted 50 children from City of Orlando’s After School All-Stars Program to see the premiere in downtown Orlando…Chosen to the 2016 USA Men’s Select Team…Earned MVP honors while leading the United States to a gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships in Prague, averaging team-highs of 16.2 ppg. and 6.2 rpg., while shooting 61.2 percent from the field…Teammates on that U19 team with Elfrid Payton…Named MVP of the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes…Also earned MVP honors at the 2012 Under Armour Elite 24 Game…Led Archbishop Mitty High School to consecutive state titles in 2011 and 2012…Became only the fourth, two-time California Mr. Basketball selection since 1979, joining John Williams, Jason Kidd and Tyson Chandler…A three-time San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury Player of the Year, and the first-ever, three-time WCAL Player of the Year…Finished his high school career with 2,386 points and 1,666 rebounds, both records for his school, conference and the Central Coast Section…As a senior, averaged 21.6 ppg., a school-record 15.7 rpg. and 3.3 blkpg., leading Mitty to a 28-6 record and a runner-up in the CIF Open Division…Also led Team USA to a gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, averaging team-highs of 17.0 ppg., 11.2 rpg. and 3.2 blkpg….Enjoys cooking in his spare time, with his favorite dish being macaroni and cheese…Likes to read during his spare time…Would be an NFL player if he wasn’t in the NBA…You can follow him on Twitter: @Double0AG and on Instagram: @aarongordon.