This deal reportedly does not mean Boston is out of the Aaron Gordon sweepstakes, though.
The Celtics have serious interest in the Magic forward, per multiple reports, and according to Keith Smith of Yahoo! Sports, the two teams are still talking about a Gordon trade despite the Fournier deal.
Per a source: Acquiring Evan Fournier doesn’t take Boston out of the mix to trade for Aaron Gordon. Celtics and Magic are still engaged in discussions for Gordon.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) March 25, 2021
Gordon is “eager” to be traded to the Celtics, according to The Athletic. The C’s aren’t the only team showing interest in the 25-year-old veteran, however. The Denver Nuggets also are in the mix and reportedly have “emerged as the leading candidate” to get him.
Gordon is averaging 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game this season, along with a 37.5 shooting percentage on 3-point attempts. He is signed through the 2021-22 season, so he’s not a rental.
The trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Thursday.