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Aaron Gordon moves to Magic's starting lineup against Heat, according to report

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Gordon will replace Dewayne Dedmon in Orlando's first five.

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Aaron Gordon
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The Orlando Magic have tweaked their starting lineup for the penultimate game of their season, reports John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com. According to Denton, rookie forward Aaron Gordon will take Dewayne Dedmon's place in the starting lineup when the Magic visit the Miami Heat on Monday night.

Gordon, the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, is averaging 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 45 appearances. In his six starts to date, he's improved those numbers to seven points and four boards.

Dedmon's move to the bench comes as a surprise, as he's started every game for which he's been healthy since March 4th, spanning 15 appearances.

Tipoff between the Magic and Heat is set for 7:30 PM Eastern on Fox Sports Florida and ESPN 580 AM in the Orlando market.

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