The Orlando Magic are barely getting by without their star players. Fortunately, it seems like one of their key men in Aaron Gordon will be making a return to the team sooner rather than later.
According to John Denton of Magic.com, Gordon is scheduled to do some spot shooting on Sunday to rehab his right ankle contusion. Depending on his performance, the high-flying forward is hopeful to make a return as soon as Monday when Orlando play the Detroit Pistons.
.@OrlandoMagic F Aaron Gordon (right ankle contusion) said he is scheduled to do "some spot shooting" on Sunday during ORL's practice in suburban Detroit. He said that session could set the course for his rehab going forward. He's holding out a slight hope he might play Monday.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) November 24, 2019
Having Gordon back is a huge boon for the Magic, who barely lost to the Indiana Pacers without him and Nikola Vucevic. He provides offense and athleticism that would greatly help the team snag winnable games away from equally ranked opponents.
Gordon is currently averaging 13.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game.
Moreover, he's developing so much as a player that the Magic considers him a vital part of their future. Multiple teams in the league have expressed their interest in acquiring his services, as a fast and powerful athlete at the frontcourt is a valuable asset in today's positionless basketball landscape. The Magic was quick to shoot down those inquiries, saying that they have no plans in moving Gordon on from the Magic.
Gordon's return will be a huge boost for the Magic, and they couldn't wait for him to play any sooner.