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Magic’s Aaron Gordon requests trade

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - MARCH 19: Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic dribbles in the first half against the Brooklyn Nets at Amway Center on March 19, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon has reportedly formally requested a trade, sources tell Jared Weiss and Sam Amick of The Athletic.

Per Weiss and Amick:

Aaron Gordon is ready for a relocation, as sources tell The Athletic that he asked Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman for a trade through his representative in February.

The Boston Celtics have been working hard to acquire Gordon:

Sources say the Celtics, whose significant struggles this season appear to have increased the pressure to add another impactful player in time for the playoff push, have been among the teams engaged with the Magic about a possible Gordon deal. Gordon, who is one of the most sought after players at the deadline, has also been at the center of talks with Houston, Minnesota, Denver and Portland, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The Magic have maintained their asking price of “multiple first-round picks or a pick with a good young player.”

One of the other teams interested, the Houston Rockets, have also been in talks with the Magic about acquiring Gordon.

The two teams have discussed a deal involving two first round picks, according to Shams Charania.

No deal is imminent, but the talks have been “substantive.”

Gordon, 25, is averaging 14.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in 23 games, as the Magic sit at 14-28, next to last in the Eastern Conference.

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