Report: Lakers interested in Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon

Mar 7, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

While the Los Angeles Lakers seemingly await a decision from LeBron James, they are busy looking for help elsewhere to hopefully join him in purple and gold next season.

Unlike years past, the Lakers appear to be interested in pursuing restricted free agents. They are reportedly trying to set up a meeting with Houston Rockets big man Clint Capela. Now, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears, the team has interest in Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon.

Gordon is still just 22 years old, and has the physical tools and skill set to potentially break out soon at the NBA level. Gordon averaged 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds in 32.9 minutes per game last season with the Magic. Gordon is also a quality defensive player with plenty of versatility, seemingly making him a good fit with the Lakers and their tendency to switch a lot defensively.

Even if Gordon signs a lucrative offer sheet with the Lakers, the Magic will have the chance to match it and keep him in Orlando.

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