Aaron Gordon will remain in Orlando and Magic Twitter is very happy about it.
Whether it was Orlando fans expressing their joy with the signing, opposing fans showing their disappointment because their team didn’t sign Gordon, or media types complimenting the Magic on the contract, a majority of the tweets about Gordon re-signing were overwhelming positive.
This is now the second consecutive “Twitter reacts...” story where the response to a move the Magic made was nearly universally praised on social media, following the drafting of Mo Bamba. That wasn’t the case in previous editions, so let’s hope it shows the Magic are finally moving in the right direction.
While you’re at it, be sure to check out our other “Twitter reacts...” stories on significant moments in the Magic’s offseason:
We now add Aaron Gordon to the list (and coming soon: “Twitter reacts to Mario Hezonja leaving the Magic”).
The tweets below are the best of the best that Twitter had to offer about Gordon re-signing with the Magic. Feel free to share any others worth seeing if the comments below...
BAG SECURED! Aaron Gordon has has agreed to a four-year, $84 million deal with the Orlando Magic. pic.twitter.com/nOSpNrg39L— Be Magic Or Be Gone! (@BeORLMagic) July 2, 2018
Aaron Gordon to remain in Orlando (why) on a 4 year $84M deal via @ShamsCharania— NBA Quick Report™ (@NBAquickreport) July 2, 2018
Aaron Gordon's four-year max was $114,093,280. This might be one of the best values in free agency so far. https://t.co/SiODE41kSh— Dan Feldman (@DanFeldmanNBA) July 2, 2018
What the #Magic get with the Aaron Gordon contract:— Nicky Football (@ESPN580Nick) July 2, 2018
1) 1 of 12 plyrs in NBA that averaged 17.5pts & 7.6reb in 17-18.
2) 2-way player that can be best defender on team
3) Improving player; 28%-33% 3pt 2016-17 to 17-18
4) Easily trade-able contract in case J. Isaac blows up.
I wrote about how much I don’t like Aaron Gordon re-signing with the Magic for both sides https://t.co/Hlp83AFzfn— Rohan Nadkarni (@RohanNadkarni) July 2, 2018
Lebron’s move West just opened a spot on the Eastern All Star squad at the forward position. I’ve got a candidate to replace him:— DoYouBelieveinMagic (@DYBinMagic) July 2, 2018
Very fair deal for the Magic. They did well here. Gordon's market just dried up. Glad he is back...— Orlando Magic Daily (@OMagicDaily) July 2, 2018
*Whispers into the ether, sure to get jumped in mentions:— Robert Flom (@RichHomieFlom) July 2, 2018
I don't think Aaron Gordon is all that good.
The magic were waaay overdue for a smart decision and finally the day arrived!— DANNYRAYPHINFAN (@PHINSWILLBEBACK) July 2, 2018
For the last couple of years, I've felt that Aaron Gordon really wants to be in Orlando and to make it work with the Magic. He's as close as the team has had to a face of the franchise since they traded Dwight Howard, and he owns that responsibility.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 2, 2018
One key thing to note about Aaron Gordon's new deal with the Orlando Magic: It's a very tradable contract in the future. If Jonathan Isaac blows up and they don't fit together, the Magic have a very nice, tradable piece in Gordon at that number.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 2, 2018
Notorious B(amba) I(saac) G(ordon) mode activate!— Cigamodnalro (@cigamodnalro) July 2, 2018
If Aaron Gordon played basketball half as well in real life as he did in Uncle Drew, he’d be the free agent of the summer— bryan ebbrecht (@bcebbrecht116) July 1, 2018
With Hezonja gone (NYK) and AG coming back...— David Baumann (@DavidBaumannORL) July 2, 2018
A bonafide point guard is what the @OrlandoMagic need now.
PG - ____________ /D.J. Augustin
SG - Evan Fournier/T. Ross
SF - Jonathan Isaac/J. Simmons
PF - Aaron Gordon/Biz
C - Mo Bamba/Vuc/Birch#PureMagic
Aaron Gordon at $20 Million per year is great. If he gets a max contract his stats compared to his value will deem him overrated.— KrispyFlakes (@KrispyFlakes2k) June 28, 2018
Remember when Aaron Gordon had leverage? pic.twitter.com/NUPIwzVhCX— Cigamodnalro (@cigamodnalro) July 2, 2018
After 6 years of losing the #PureMagic finally get a win. The market wasn't able to drive up price for Aaron Gordon & Magic get a deal. Question now is can Orlando build a winner over 4 years so he'll stay next time around. At 22 years old Gordon isnt close to his ceiling— Pat Welter (@PatrickWelter) July 2, 2018
Under the radar move, it was leaked that the Lakers were going after Aaron Gordon and then an hour later Gordon signed w the Magic for $80 mil. I see you Gordon s agent.— El Plethora (@ELPlethora) July 2, 2018
Aaron Gordon's going to be one of those careers we wish we could hit the reset button on when it's done.— At Least I Have Fulham (@AndyGlockner) July 2, 2018
Don’t let the Lebron signing distract you from the fact that Aaron Gordon re-signed with ORL. Bout to take over the East #WeAreMagic— Trip Blanco (@TripBlanco) July 2, 2018
Rob Hennigan was GM for the Magic for nearly five years, from July 2012 to April 2017. And yet unless Aaron Gordon re-signs, not one of his draft picks is still with the team.— Mark Deeks (@MarkDeeksNBA) July 2, 2018
I like Aaron Gordon. That being said, yikes— AFunkyDiabetic (@FunkyDiabetic1) July 2, 2018
The Aaron Gordon contract takes us over $1 billion spent on the first day of free agency. pic.twitter.com/OhotksSwfC— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) July 2, 2018
Former Mr. Basketball Aaron Gordon (San Jose Archbishop Mitty) gets 4 yrs, $84 million from Orlando Magic. One of the most dynamic athletes we've covered in the last 15 years. Great pay day for him. pic.twitter.com/TYavkCWhuc— Cal-Hi Sports (@CalHiSports) July 2, 2018