Aaron GordonHt/Wt: 6' 9" / 220 lbs
2014 Draft Profile - Aaron GordonGordon is a highlight reel waiting to happen. His athleticism is jaw dropping, and is a key contributor one a winning team. At 6ft9, 220lbs, he wont turn 19 until September, his skill set and size translates perfectly in today's NBA. He can play the wing or PF in today's commonly used small ball lineups. His running and jumping forces the defense to get back quick and defend the cup. The athleticism is matched with high effort play makes him a terrific rebounder and impacts on defense and hustle play. There is still alot of refining to do in Aaron's game but he has a nice stroke with 3pt range and with more reps should be an adequate catch and shoot threat from 3.
Gordon should have no problems providing value to the NBA, he has the tools of a top 5 pick but his ceiling as an offensive player has questions. His FT% is dreadful and hinders the amount of touches he gets in iso or postup situations.
Gordon might be a bit of a project year 1, but will have no problem making an impact defensively or on the glass, his athleticism and hustle play alone will allow him to be a 10-14pt scorer, if he can become an average FT shooter and add substance in the form of a consistent shot, post up, or iso game there is potential to be a 20pt scorer and All Star.
Right now a comp would be Josh Smith with less character issues.
Player profile submitted by: Tom Patterson - March 7th
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