Magic star Aaron Gordon down with bubble in non-NBA cities
The COVID-19 pandemic has already shredded many NBA rosters and forced players to sit out games due to positive cases. Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon shared his opinion on the matter and jokingly claimed that he would be down to have a bubble in non-NBA cities like the Bahamas or Hawaii, given that they get to bring their families with them, via a post on Twitter.
It’s starting to get janky…I’d be cool with a bubble if it was in the Bahamas or Hawaii and we got to bring our family/wife or girlfriend
— Aaron Gordon (@Double0AG) January 13, 2021
Gordon and the Magic have also been lacking a handful of key players on their roster due to several injuries. Veteran swingman Evan Fournier continues to miss time due to a back injury while Michael Carter-Williams is still out due to a sprained left foot.
Al-Farouq Aminu is also on the sidelines due to a right knee injury while sophomore Chuma Okeke is still recovering from a bone bruise in his left knee. Both Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac are already ruled out of the season due to similar torn ACL injuries.
With all the absences, the Magic are now down to 11 active players on their roster including a couple of two-way players in Jordan Bone and Karim Mane. Orlando is currently on a three-game losing skid to account for a 6-5 record and fifth in the Eastern Conference.
The COVID-19 pandemic also caused the Magic’s game against the Boston Celtics to be postponed due to their opponents not being able to field a minimum of seven players on the floor.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Magic will visit the Celtics in the second game of a supposed back-to-back encounter on Jan. 15.