In NBA trade deadline news that will break the internet, an Aaron Gordon trade is going through the process with the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic.
This news was broken on the mean streets of the social media by Stadium, as well as some other reporters. Don't click on cited links? Here's the proof:
The Orlando Magic are progressing on a trade to send Aaron Gordon to the Denver Nuggets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 25, 2021
This would, obviously, take the Boston Celtics off the Aaron Gordon trade market. Then again, progressing on a trade is vastly different than actually making one happen. Where there's smoke, though, there's usually fire.
Another report more strongly said the deal was done:
Aaron Gordon Trade Details Via Woj
Gary Harris, RJ Hampton and a first-round pick to the Magic for Aaron Gordon, source tells ESPN. https://t.co/VWMUVCokeS
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 25, 2021
With the NBA trade deadline set to die a glorious death at three o'clock on the east coast, teams like the Nuggets and the Magic will continue to scour the earth for players, deals and draft picks.
As it stands now, it does look like the Nuggets are the favorites to land the Magic big man as the NBA trade deadline inches closer to its demise.
Nevertheless, we're likely to get that sweet Aaron Gordon trade before the NBA trade deadline is up, likely leaving a basketball loving planet breathless and without time to fully comprehend what it could mean for either team in the long term. Both Magic and Nuggets fans are holding their collective breath right now.