Aaron Gordon makes donation to help mitigate impact of coronavirus-forced school shutdowns
Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon has donated an undisclosed amount to the Homeless Education Fund at the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools to help mitigate the impact of school shutdowns due to coronavirus.
In a video, the Magic high-flyer asked people to help as well.
Aaron Gordon said he has donated an undisclosed amount to the Homeless Education Fund at the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools to help mitigate the impact of coronavirus-forced school shutdowns. In a video, Gordon asked folks to help also at https://t.co/y0C23F1dZK.
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Jazz All-Star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell, Detroit Pistons big man Christian Wood, Brooklyn Nets superstar small forward Kevin Durant and Boston Celtics combo guard Marcus Smart tested positive as well.
Before the season got suspended, Aaron Gordon and the Magic were in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 30-35. Gordon, who once again got robbed at the Dunk Contest this year in Chicago, is averaging 14.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 58 games for the franchise.
The 24-year-old California native is shooting 43.3 percent from the field, 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free-throw line.
While NBA owners would love to resume the season in the summer, it might not happen since more and more people in the NBA (and general population for that matter) are testing positive for the coronavirus.
Orlando made the playoffs last season, during which the team fell to the Toronto Raptors in the first round in five games. If the season resumes, the Magic will look to clinch a postseason spot again.