Aaron Gordon will be a restricted free agent this offseason and he plans on having discussions with other teams.
“Obviously, I’ve got to talk to other teams,” Gordon said Thursday in a telephone interview with the Orlando Sentinel. “I’ve got to do the due diligence. But we’ll talk to the Magic, and I do believe that they’re going to offer me something fair. And, hopefully, we can go from there. But I have to do the due diligence and see what’s going to be the best fit for myself.”
A max deal for Gordon would begin at $25.3 million in Year 1. If Gordon re-signs with the Magic on a max, it could be worth up to $148 million over five years.
“We’ve worked hard to establish a relationship with Aaron and learn him and he learn us,” Magic President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman told the Sentinel. “And, obviously, a big part of this is just having relationships with his representatives and just having discussions with him as we move forward and start to see if there’s a middle ground that we can reach and strike a deal. And we’re hopeful that we can do that.”