Aaron Gordon

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Power Forward Age: 26-0d Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2014 College: Arizona Agent(s): Calvin Andrews (Klutch Sports Group)

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    Current Contract

    Aaron Gordon signed a 4 year / $80,000,000 contract with the Orlando Magic, including $76,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $20,000,000. In 2021-22, Gordon will earn a base salary of $16,409,091, while carrying a cap hit of $16,409,091 and a dead cap value of $16,409,091.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $80,000,000
    Average Salary: $20,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $76,000,000
    Signed Using: /Bird
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Bonus Cap Hit Yearly Cash Guaranteed
    2018-19 Contract details by year 23 $21,590,909 - $1,000,000 - $21,590,909 $21,590,909($21,590,909) $21,590,909
    2019-20 Contract details by year 24 $19,863,636 - $1,000,000 - $19,863,636 $18,622,159($40,213,068) $19,863,636
    2020-21 Contract details by year 25 $18,136,364 - $1,000,000 - $18,136,364 $6,583,749($46,796,817) $18,136,364
    2021-22 Contract details by year 26 $16,409,091 - $1,000,000 - $16,409,091 $16,409,091($63,205,908) $16,409,091
    Contract Notes:
    • $1 million annual unlikely incentives ($500k All-Star, $250k All-NBA, $250k All-Defense)

    Upcoming Contract Extension

    Player Option
    Non-Guaranteed
    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $86,640,001
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg. Salary: $21,660,000
    Signed Using: Bird
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Likely Incent. Unlikely Incent. Trade Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2022-23 Contract details by year 27 $19,690,909 - - $19,690,909 $19,690,909 $19,690,909($19,690,909)
    2023-24 Contract details by year 28 $21,266,182 - - $21,266,182 $21,266,182 $21,266,182($40,957,091)
    2024-25 Contract details by year 29 $22,841,455 - - $22,841,455 $22,841,455 $22,841,455($63,798,546)
    2025-26 Contract details by year 30 $22,841,455 - - $22,841,455 $22,841,455 $22,841,455($86,640,001)
    2026 Aaron Gordon Contracts, Salaries, Cap Figures 31 UFA  
    • 2025-26 Player Option
    • Total incentives $4.8 million
    • 2022-23: LTBE: $0, ULTBE: $1,200,000
    • 2023-23: LTBE: $0, ULTBE: $1,200,000
    • 2024-24: LTBE: $0, ULTBE: $1,200,000
    • 2025-26: LTBE: $0, ULTBE: $1,200,000

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $11,552,615
    Average Salary: $11,552,615
    Signed Using: Retained

    2014-2017Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $18,019,460
    Average Salary: $4,504,865
    Guaranteed at Signing $8,163,720
    Signed Using: Entry Level/Rookie
    Free Agent: 2018 / RFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for Aaron Gordon, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2014-15 Player Cash Earnings $3,992,040 - - - $3,992,040
    2015-16 Player Cash Earnings $4,171,680 - - - $4,171,680
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings $4,351,320 - - - $4,351,320
    2017-18 Player Cash Earnings $5,504,420 - - - $5,504,420
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings $21,590,909 - - - $21,590,909
    2019-20* Player Cash Earnings $18,622,159 - - - $18,622,159
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $6,583,749 - - - $6,583,749
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $11,552,615 - - - $11,552,615
    Est. Earnings
    (7 seasons)
    $76,368,892 - - - $76,368,892
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $16,409,091 - - - $16,409,091
    2022-23 Player Cash Earnings $19,690,909 - - - $19,690,909
    2023-24 Player Cash Earnings $21,266,182 - - - $21,266,182
    2024-25 Player Cash Earnings $22,841,455 - - - $22,841,455
    2025-26 Player Cash Earnings $22,841,455 - - - $22,841,455
    $179,417,984 - - - $179,417,984
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $69,785,143 - - - $69,785,143
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,583,749 - - - $6,583,749

    * earnings may include deduction of original cashed earned due to shortened season

  • Transactions

    Sep 27 2021Signed a 4 year $86.6 million contract extension with Denver (DEN) - includes 2025-26 Player Option
    Jun 9 2021Fined $2,000 for technical foul during DEN-PHX game (playoff)
    Mar 25 2021Traded to Denver (DEN) from Orlando (ORL) with Gary Clark for Gary Harris, RJ Hampton and 2025 1st round pick [top-5 protected, conveys to 2026 and 2027 with same protection]
    Dec 31 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during PHI-ORL game
    Feb 29 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during ORL-SAS game
    Dec 18 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during ORL-DEN game
    Nov 1 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIL-ORL game
    Dec 28 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-ORL game
    Jul 6 2018Signed a 4 year $80 million contract with Orlando (ORL)
    Jun 25 2018Orlando (ORL) extended $7,260,330 Qualifying Offer; becomes a Restricted Free Agents
    Apr 8 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during ORL-TOR game
    Nov 18 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-ORL game
    Dec 10 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during DEN-ORL game
    Oct 25 2016Orlando (ORL) exercised $5.5 million option for 2017-2018
    Mar 26 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CHI-ORL game
    Oct 25 2015Orlando (ORL) exercised $4.35 million option for 2016-2017
    Jul 2 2014Signed a 2 year $8.16 million contract with Orlando (ORL)
    Jul 2 2014Signed a 2 year $8.16 million contract with Orlando (ORL)
    Jun 26 2014Drafted by Orlando (ORL): Round 1 (#4 overall)
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for Aaron Gordon, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    06/09/2021 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during DEN-PHX game (playoff)
    12/31/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during PHI-ORL game
    02/29/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during ORL-SAS game
    01/26/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-ORL game
    12/18/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during ORL-DEN game
    11/01/2019 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $2,000 for technical foul during MIL-ORL game
    02/05/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during ORL-OKC game
    12/28/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-ORL game
    04/08/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during ORL-TOR game
    11/18/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-ORL game
    12/10/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during DEN-ORL game
    03/26/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CHI-ORL game
    - $24,000
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2020 DEN 50 27.66 0.463 0.335 0.651 1.54 4.14 5.68 3.22 0.66 0.68 1.92 12.36 24.77
    2019 ORL 62 32.53 0.437 0.308 0.674 1.73 5.94 7.66 3.68 0.82 0.63 1.61 14.42 30.42
    2018 ORL 78 33.74 0.449 0.349 0.731 1.65 5.71 7.36 3.71 0.73 0.72 2.08 15.97 31.18
    2017 ORL 58 32.91 0.434 0.336 0.698 1.50 6.38 7.88 2.34 1.02 0.78 1.84 17.62 32.33
    2016 ORL 80 28.71 0.455 0.288 0.719 1.44 3.63 5.06 1.88 0.81 0.50 1.13 12.74 23.13
    2015 ORL 78 23.88 0.472 0.298 0.668 1.97 4.53 6.50 1.60 0.76 0.71 0.85 9.22 21.50
    2014 ORL 47 16.94 0.447 0.271 0.721 0.98 2.62 3.60 0.70 0.45 0.47 0.81 5.17 11.56
    Totals 453 28.47 0.450 0.321 0.695 1.58 4.76 6.34 2.48 0.76 0.64 1.45 12.72 25.39