Nuggets acquire Aaron Gordon from Magic

Mar 25, 2021, 10:50 AM | Updated: 11:19 am
ORLANDO, FLORIDA - JANUARY 04: Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic shoots a three pointer during ...
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The Denver Nuggets continued to bolster their front court on Thursday, making a blockbuster trade to acquire Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic, per 104.3 The Fan Nuggets Insider Matt Moore.

Denver also receives forward Gary Clark from the Magic, Moore reports, while shipping away guards Gary Harris and R.J. Hampton, along with a first-round pick.

The move comes on the heels not only of a trade earlier Thursday — wherein Denver acquired former fan favorite JaVale McGee from the Cleveland Cavaliers — but also reports they had been linked to Gordon earlier this week.

Since coming to Denver via a draft day trade with the Chicago Bulls, Harris had spent his entire seven-year NBA career with the Nuggets before Thursday’s trade. In 387 total games, Harris averaged 29.1 minutes a night, 12.0 points, 2.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds.

Denver also departs with the highly touted rookie R.J. Hampton, whom the team acquired in a draft-day trade from the Milwaukee Bucks. In 25 games this season, Hampton averaged 2.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.


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