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Aaron Gordon
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No. 50 - Denver Nuggets
Position Power Forward / Small Forward
Personal information
Born September 16, 1995 (1995-09-16) (age 26)
San Jose, California
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 235 lbs (107 kg)
Career information
High school Archbishop Mitty (CA)
College Arizona (2013–2014)
NBA Draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career 2014–present
Career history
20142021 Orlando Magic
2021–present Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
  • Third-team All-American – SN (2014)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2014)
  • Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year (2014)
  • USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2013)
  • McDonald's All-American Game MVP (2013)
  • First-team Parade All-American (2013)
  • 2× California Mr. Basketball (2012, 2013)


Aaron Addison Gordon (September 16, 1995) is an American Power Forward for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He was both runner-up of the 2016 and 2020 Slam Dunk Contest.

High school career

College career

Professional career

Orlando Magic (2014–2021)

On June 26, 2014, Gordon was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. He played for 11 games until fracturing his bone in his left foot. After missing 32 games, he returned in January 2015 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. On April 4, 2015 he recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in a 97–90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Gordon was the runner-up to Zach LaVine in the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest. On April 13, 2016 in the Magic's season finale, Gordon tied his career high of 22 points in a 117–103 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

Gordon scored a career-high 33 points in a 113–108 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on December 14, 2016. On April 12, Gordon had 32 points and 12 rebounds in a 113–109 win over the Detroit Pistons in Magic's season finale.

On October 24, 2017, Gordon scored a career-high 41 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds remaining, to lead the Magic to a 125–121 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

On July 6, 2018, Gordon re-signed with the Magic. In the season opener of the Magic on October 17, Gordon had 26 points and 16 rebounds in a 104–101 win over the Miami Heat. On November 18, he scored 20 points in the first quarter against the New York Knicks. On January 2, he had a career-high nine assists in a 112–84 win over the Chicago Bulls.

Gordon was once again runner-up in the Slam Dunk Contest, losing to Derrick Jones Jr. during the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend.

Denver Nuggets (2021–present)

On March 25, 2021, Gordon and Gary Clark were traded to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for guards Gary Harris, R. J. Hampton and a future first round pick.

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