Aaron Gordon was a star in the league a few seasons ago.
Still young, Gordon’s numbers have been hurt by Orlando’s consistent improvement. He’s down from 17.6 points two seasons ago to 14.0 points this season. He’s taken a backseat role, watching his attempts per game plummet from 14.9 to 12.5.
While those may not be helped in Golden State, the young gun would get the opportunity to play on a team that will be competent. And, if the cost is a first-round pick, the Magic would be able to take another shot at finding the future of their franchise.
Gordon, like Oubre and Smart, is a capable shooter, something the Warriors may prioritize this offseason. The forward in his sixth season made just 1.2 threes per game on a mere 30% from deep. During his best season, he notched 2.0 on 34% from deep.
He needs to get into an organization that brings out his best attributes. That could be Golden State, but the cost may have to come down before the Dubs look into trading for him.
All three are possible and would be welcome additions, but the Warriors only have limited cap space and one 2020 first-round pick to use to bring in a player that’d noticeable improve their roster.