Magic forward Aaron Gordon didn’t mince words when asked what kind of money he’s looking for as a restricted free agent this summer: the maximum amount.
Aaron Gordon's vision of an "ideal" contract in restricted free agency is a max deal. Story with video: https://t.co/ahVqxrfTZg.
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Gordon, 22, says it would be an “ideal” arrangement and hopes Orlando’s front-office agrees.
The Magic could offer Gordon—coming off averages of 17.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 58 games—a five-year, $148 million deal as of July 1.
Per the Orlando Sentinel:
“Ideal is max,” Gordon answered, referring to a maximum-salary contract. “God, that would be ideal: three letters.”
“Here?” the reporter asked, referring to the Magic.
“Yeah, definitely here,” Gordon said. “That would be ideal. If [General Manager] John [Hammond] and [President of Basketball Operations] Jeff [Weltman] made that investment, that would be definitely ideal: get those three letters on my name.”