Aaron Gordon

Denver Nuggets, Power Forward
Age: 28-309d (Sep 16, 1995)
Exp: 10 Years
Country: US
College: Arizona
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2014
Agent(s): Calvin Andrews (Klutch Sports Group)
2024-25 Cap Hit

$22,841,455

2024-25 Cash

$22,841,455

Career Earnings

$134,735,074

2022-2025 Veteran Extension (CURRENT)

Aaron Gordon signed a 4 year , $86,640,001 contract with the Denver Nuggets, including $86,640,001 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $21,660,000. In 2024-25, Gordon will earn a base salary of $22,841,455, while carrying a cap hit of $22,841,455 and a dead cap value of $22,841,455.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $86,640,001
Average Salary:
$21,660,000
GTD at Sign:
$86,640,001
Total GTD:
$86,640,001
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Apron Salary Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Guaranteed Cash Cumulative
2022-23 27 $20,690,909 16.73% $20,890,909 $20,690,909 13.77% $20,690,909 $19,690,909 $20,690,909
2023-24 28 $21,266,182 15.63% $22,466,182 $21,266,182 12.87% $21,266,182 $21,266,182 $41,957,091
2024-25 29 $22,841,455 16.25% $24,041,455 $22,841,455 13.37% $22,841,455 $22,841,455 $64,798,546
2025-26 30
Player
$22,841,455 14.73% $24,041,455 $22,841,455 12.12% $22,841,455 $22,841,455 $87,640,001
2026-27 31
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2022-23 27 $19,690,909 $1,000,000 $200,000 $20,690,909 16.73% $20,690,909
2023-24 28 $21,266,182 - $1,200,000 $21,266,182 15.63% $21,266,182
2024-25 29 $22,841,455 - $1,200,000 $22,841,455 16.25% $22,841,455
2025-26 30
Player
$22,841,455 - $1,200,000 $22,841,455 14.73% $22,841,455
2026-27 31
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022-23 27 $19,690,909 $20,690,909 $20,690,909 $20,690,909 $21,910,000
2023-24 28 $21,266,182 $21,266,182 $41,957,091 $20,978,546 $22,316,364
2024-25 29 $22,841,455 $22,841,455 $64,798,546 $21,599,515 $22,841,455
2025-26 30
Player
$22,841,455 $22,841,455 $87,640,001 $21,910,000 $22,841,455
Contract Notes
  • 2025-26: Player Option (deadline 6/29/25)
  • Total incentives $4.8 million
  • 2022-23: LTBE: $0, ULTBE: $1,200,000 ($1,000,000 earned)
  • 2023-24: LTBE: $1,00,000 (62 reg games + 75% playoff + Finals, 62 reg games + 75% playoff + Championship), ULTBE: $200,000 ($0 earned)
  • 2024-25: LTBE: $0, ULTBE: $1200,000 
  • 2025-26: LTBE: $0, ULTBE: $1200,000
Source: Spotrac

2018-2021

Aaron Gordon signed a 4 year , $80,000,000 contract with the Orlando Magic, including $76,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $20,000,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $80,000,000
Average Salary:
$20,000,000
GTD at Sign:
$76,000,000
Total GTD:
$76,000,000
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2014-2017 Rookie

Aaron Gordon signed a 4 year , $18,019,460 contract with the Orlando Magic, including $18,019,460 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,504,865.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $18,019,460
Average Salary:
$4,504,865
GTD at Sign:
$8,163,720
Total GTD:
$18,019,460
Signed Using:
rookie-scale-exception
Free Agent:
2018 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$134,735,074

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2014 19
Active
$3,992,040
$3,992,040
2015 20
Active
$4,171,680
$8,163,720
2016 21
Active
$4,351,320
$12,515,040
2017 22
Active
$5,504,420
$18,019,460
2018 23
Active
$21,590,909
$39,610,369
2019 24
Active
$18,622,159
$58,232,528
2020 25
Active
Retained
$6,583,749
$11,552,615
$64,816,277
$76,368,892
2021 26
Active
$16,409,091
$92,777,983
2022 27
Active
$20,690,909
$113,468,892
Champion
2023 28
Active
$21,266,182
$134,735,074
Total      
$134,735,074
$134,735,074
2024 29
Active
$22,841,455
2025 30
Active / Player
$22,841,455
Total
$180,417,984
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2014
19
$3,992,040
$3,992,040
$3,992,040
2015
20
$4,171,680
$4,171,680
$8,163,720
2016
21
$4,351,320
$4,351,320
$12,515,040
2017
22
$5,504,420
$5,504,420
$18,019,460
2018
23
$21,590,909
$21,590,909
$39,610,369
2019
24
$18,622,159
$18,622,159
$58,232,528
2020
25
$6,583,749
$11,552,615
$6,583,749
$11,552,615
$64,816,277
$76,368,892
2021
26
$16,409,091
$16,409,091
$92,777,983
2022
27
$19,690,909
$1,000,000
$20,690,909
$113,468,892
2023
28
$21,266,182
$21,266,182
$134,735,074
Total
$133,735,074
$1,000,000
$134,735,074
$134,735,074
2024
29
$22,841,455
$22,841,455
2025
30
$22,841,455
$22,841,455
Total
$179,417,984
$1,000,000
$180,417,984

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $69,785,143 - - $69,785,143
4 $63,949,931 - $1,000,000 $64,949,931

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2015-16 ORL Dec 08, 2015 - Dec 08, 2015 0 Ankle
2016-17 ORL Feb 09, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 2 Foot
2017-18 ORL Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017 2 Ankle
2017-18 ORL Dec 09, 2017 - Dec 14, 2017 2 Concussion
2017-18 ORL Dec 17, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017 5 Calf
2017-18 ORL Jan 30, 2018 - Feb 21, 2018 9 Hip Flexor
2017-18 ORL Mar 09, 2018 - Mar 19, 2018 5 Concussion
2017-18 ORL Apr 06, 2018 - Apr 07, 2018 1 Calf
2018-19 ORL Nov 11, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018 1 Ankle
2018-19 ORL Jan 19, 2019 - Jan 22, 2019 2 Back
2019-20 ORL Nov 23, 2019 - Nov 27, 2019 3 Ankle
2019-20 ORL Dec 30, 2019 - Jan 02, 2020 2 Achilles
2019-20 ORL Jan 10, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020 1 Calf
2019-20 ORL Mar 02, 2020 - Mar 03, 2020 1 Knee
2020-21 ORL Jan 08, 2021 - Jan 08, 2021 1 Hamstring
2020-21 ORL Jan 24, 2021 - Jan 24, 2021 1 Hip
2020-21 ORL Feb 02, 2021 - Mar 10, 2021 15 Ankle
2020-21 ORL Mar 12, 2021 - Mar 12, 2021 1 Rest
2020-21 ORL Mar 14, 2021 - Mar 14, 2021 1 Rest
2020-21 DEN May 08, 2021 - May 10, 2021 1 Calf
2020-21 DEN May 14, 2021 - May 14, 2021 1 Rest
2021-22 DEN Dec 23, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021 3 Hamstring
2021-22 DEN Feb 02, 2022 - Feb 05, 2022 2 Hamstring
2021-22 DEN Mar 12, 2022 - Mar 13, 2022 1 Foot
2021-22 DEN Apr 10, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022 1 Hamstring
2022-23 DEN Nov 16, 2022 - Nov 21, 2022 3 Illness
2022-23 DEN Dec 27, 2022 - Dec 29, 2022 2 Shoulder
2022-23 DEN Feb 02, 2023 - Feb 03, 2023 1 Ankle
2022-23 DEN Feb 05, 2023 - Feb 06, 2023 1 Ankle
2022-23 DEN Feb 11, 2023 - Feb 25, 2023 5 Ribs
2022-23 DEN Apr 06, 2023 - Apr 07, 2023 1 Shoulder
2022-23 DEN Apr 09, 2023 - Apr 09, 2023 1 Shoulder
2023-24 DEN Nov 26, 2023 - Dec 01, 2023 4 Heel
2023-24 DEN Dec 28, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023 2 Face
2023-24 DEN Mar 25, 2024 - Mar 26, 2024 1 Foot
2023-24 DEN Apr 06, 2024 - Apr 09, 2024 2 Foot
  • Sep 27, 2021 Signed a 4 year $86.6 million contract extension with Denver (DEN) - includes 2025-26 Player Option
  • Mar 25, 2021 Traded 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]
  • Jul 06, 2018 Signed a 4 year $80 million contract with Orlando (ORL)
  • Jun 25, 2018 Orlando (ORL) extended $7,260,330 Qualifying Offer; becomes a Restricted Free Agents
  • Oct 25, 2016 Orlando (ORL) exercised $5.5 million option for 2017-2018
  • Oct 25, 2015 Orlando (ORL) exercised $4.35 million option for 2016-2017
  • Jul 02, 2014 Signed a 2 year $8.16 million contract with Orlando (ORL)
  • Jul 02, 2014 Signed a 2 year $8.16 million contract with Orlando (ORL)
  • Jun 26, 2014 Drafted by Orlando (ORL): Round 1 (#4 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Mar 26, 2016 for technical foul during CHI-ORL game $2,000
Dec 10, 2016 for technical foul during DEN-ORL game $2,000
Nov 18, 2017 for technical foul during UTH-ORL game $2,000
Apr 08, 2018 for technical foul during ORL-TOR game $2,000
Dec 28, 2018 for technical foul during TOR-ORL game $2,000
Feb 05, 2019 for technical foul during ORL-OKC game $2,000
Nov 01, 2019 for technical foul during MIL-ORL game $2,000
Dec 18, 2019 for technical foul during ORL-DEN game $2,000
Jan 26, 2020 for technical foul during LAC-ORL game $2,000
Feb 29, 2020 for technical foul during ORL-SAS game $2,000
Dec 31, 2020 for technical foul during PHI-ORL game $2,000
Jun 09, 2021 for technical foul during DEN-PHX game (playoff) $2,000
Oct 20, 2021 for technical foul during DEN-PHX game $2,000
Nov 21, 2021 for technical foul during DEN-PHX game $2,000
Nov 21, 2021 for technical foul during DEN-PHX game $2,000
Nov 21, 2021 for ejection (two technical fouls) from DEN-PHX game $2,000
Jan 15, 2022 for technical foul during LAL-DEN game $2,000
Jan 23, 2022 for technical foul during DET-DEN game $2,000
Feb 06, 2022 for technical foul during BKN-DEN game $3,000
Mar 28, 2022 for technical foul during DEN-CHA game $3,000
Apr 21, 2022 for technical foul during GSW-DEN game (playoff) $2,000
Apr 24, 2022 for technical foul during GSW-DEN game (playoff) $2,000
Apr 27, 2022 for technical foul during DEN-GSW game (playoff) $3,000
Oct 26, 2022 for technical foul during LAL-DEN game $2,000
Nov 09, 2022 for technical foul during DEN-IND game $2,000
Dec 18, 2022 for technical foul during CHA-DEN game $2,000
Dec 30, 2022 for technical foul during MIA-DEN game $2,000
Jan 17, 2023 for technical foul during POR-DEN game $2,000
Feb 26, 2023 for technical foul during LAC-DEN game $3,000
Mar 03, 2023 for technical foul during MEM-DEN game $3,000
Mar 14, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-TOR game $3,000
May 22, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-LAL game (playoff) $2,000
Nov 20, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-DET game $2,000
Dec 11, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-ATL game $2,000
Feb 04, 2024 for technical foul during POR-DEN game $2,000
Mar 07, 2024 for technical foul during BOS-DEN game $2,000
May 06, 2024 for technical foul during MIN-DEN game (playoff) $2,000
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 DEN 73 73 31.5 13.9 6.5 3.5 0.8 0.6 .556 .290 .658
2022 DEN 68 68 30.2 16.3 6.6 3.0 0.8 0.8 .564 .347 .608
2021 DEN 75 75 31.7 15.0 5.9 2.5 0.6 0.6 .520 .335 .743
2020 DEN 50 50 27.7 12.4 5.7 3.2 0.7 0.7 .463 .335 .651
2019 ORL 62 62 32.5 14.4 7.7 3.7 0.8 0.6 .437 .308 .674
2018 ORL 78 78 33.7 16.0 7.4 3.7 0.7 0.7 .449 .349 .731
2017 ORL 58 57 32.9 17.6 7.9 2.3 1.0 0.8 .434 .336 .698
2016 ORL 80 72 28.7 12.7 5.1 1.9 0.8 0.5 .455 .288 .719
2015 ORL 78 37 23.9 9.2 6.5 1.6 0.8 0.7 .472 .298 .668
2014 ORL 47 8 16.9 5.2 3.6 0.7 0.4 0.5 .447 .271 .721
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