Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon is gaining traction in the market ahead of the March 25 trade deadline. The Houston Rockets have emerged as a potential suitor as they are reportedly currently in talks with the Magic who are asking two-first round draft selections in exchange for the 25-year-old bruiser.

Via Shams Charania of The Athletic:

“As far as the Gordon market, the Rockets and Magic have engaged in talks on a Gordon deal to Houston for two first-round draft picks, sources have told The Athletic. No deal is imminent on this front as of this writing, but there have been significant talks.”

ESPN‘s Zach Lowe also came out with a similar report stating that it would take multiple draft picks in order for the Magic to ship Gordon away to another team. However, Lowe claimed that Orlando's ongoing talks with the Rockets have already hinted that a deal between the two teams could be imminent in the coming days.

Amid the swirling rumors, Gordon remains to be a huge part of the team as he is averaging 14.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists for the Magic in 23 appearances this season. However, he was slowed down as he previously encountered an ankle injury in early February which caused him to be out for several weeks.

The Magic continues to struggle midway through the 2020-21 season even with Gordon playing alongside an All-Star-caliber player in Nikola Vucevic. The team is currently nabbing a 14-28 record for the 14th spot in the Eastern Conference.

As the Magic continues to build on their rebuilding efforts, it would be better for them to trade away a serviceable player like Aaron Gordon in exchange for future draft assets. On the other hand, the organization that would get their hands on the athletic forward will definitely receive a player who is ready to make an impact right away.