Magic forward Aaron Gordon out 4-6 weeks with ankle injury
Magic gamers Jonathan Isaac, Al-Farouq Aminu, Markelle Fultz and Chuma Okeke are all out long term with knee injuries.
Now, Orlando is dealing with something entirely brand-new.
A long-term ankle injury (to Aaron Gordon).
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
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Orlando (8-13, 12th in the Eastern Conference) has actually awaited the play-in race. However that was with Gordon.
The Magic are so annihilated at forward without Isaac, Aminu and now Gordon. Gary Clark is in line for a larger function. Khem Birch might likewise play more power forward, however he’s best at center.
Don’t anticipate the Steve Clifford-coached group to surrender. Nikola Vucevic is dipping into a near-star level. Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross can pitch in. Novice point player Cole Anthony has genuine ups with his genuine downs.
However this group is so thin now. It’ll be difficult to stay competitive.
This should push Orlando even further towards dealing Fournier – an approaching unlimited complimentary representative – prior to the trade due date. Perhaps even Vucevic and Ross, too.
Silver lining: The 2021 NBA Draft looks strong at the top, and the Magic never ever had grand expectations for this season, anyhow. However even with that requirement, all these problems are still quite discouraging.
Report: Magic forward Aaron Gordon out 4-6 weeks with ankle injury initially appeared on NBCSports.com
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.