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How many Aaron Gordons does it take to grab a rebound?
More than one. Apparently.
Summer league hasn't been especially kind to Gordon. His debut was one to forget—though he did have one insane block—but his second game was a bit more encouraging.
Game No. 3 wasn't so inspiring, though.
The Orlando Magic rookie missed all three of his shots, finishing with just four points, courtesy of an uncharacteristically efficient foul-line performance (4-of-4). Everything about his game was off, from offense to defense.
Most disturbing was his inability to battle for position when chasing rebounds. To call him inactive would be a gross understatement.
This is someone who, at 6'9", should be able to play power forward. When he fails to grab a single board like he did Tuesday, people are going to talk. They're going to talk even more knowing he hasn't shown much polish on the offensive end.
And some of that talk is going to be mean-spirited.
Lucky for Gordon, this is only the summer league.
Talk, much like his performance, means very little.