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Gordon Active vs. Oklahoma City
Sunday, Jan. 18
The Orlando Magic confirmed that Aaron Gordon is active for tonight's game vs. Oklahoma City:
Gordon was originally listed as questionable, via NBA.com.
Gordon Inactive vs. Grizzlies
Friday, Jan. 16
John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com has the latest on Gordon:
Denton originally reported that Gordon would be available for Friday's game.
Gordon Discusses Recovery
Monday, Jan. 12
Bruce Pascoe of Tucson.com provided a statement from Gordon discussing rehab drills in his attempt to stay in shape:
'The first couple weeks were a struggle,' Gordon said. 'I had to find something to do besides basketball. I wasn’t traveling. I was in crutches and a splint. It was not fun. Getting from point A to point B, not being able to put weight on my foot was a struggle, and it was frustrating to watch my team play.'
Gordon did what he could. He worked out his upper body in the gym without moving his legs. Then he sat in a chair, for hours, shooting close-in jump shots, with mind-numbing repetition.
There was nothing else he could do.
'It was mostly shots off the wall,' Gordon said. 'You don’t have the luxury of a rebounder when the team is away, so you set up a chair and just shoot against the wall. Work on rotation, and work on your mechanics. I did that over, and over, and over.'
Gordon Remains Out, May Return Soon
Friday, Jan. 9
Mike Trudell of Lakers.com provides an update on Gordon's status and shows the rookie warming up prior to the team's game against the Lakers:
Gordon Returns to Team
Saturday, Dec. 27
John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reported that Gordon returned to the team on Saturday:
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reported a few days ago that Gordon was walking without a boot, which was a sign of progress:
The fourth overall pick in the NBA draft, Gordon has appeared in 11 games this season, averaging 5.8 points and three rebounds in 15 minutes a night.
Although few expected Orlando to be a playoff contender even in the weak Eastern Conference, the Magic are not out of playoff contention. Once Gordon returns, they might become a legitimate contender for the top eight.