Golden State Warriors: 6 draft-day trades the team should consider

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A deal with the Magic

Warriors acquire: No. 15 + Aaron Gordon

Magic acquire: No. 2

While many of the other deals favor Golden State, this one will truly be among the fairest.

Gordon is a star, but in Orlando, his numbers have been declining over the last few years. The best season of his career was during the 2017-2018 season in which he averaged 17.6 points per game.

Gordon was aggressive from both the field and from downtown, averaging the most shots per game and threes per game of his career.

With other players being added that also have potential, Gordon’s numbers have plummeted. Nikola Vucevic has ascended his play. Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Issac have also stepped up. Gordon isn’t useless, but his use would continue to be less in Orlando.

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This deal makes sense for both sides, especially since Gordon would fall under the trade exception.