Report: Magic interested in Eric Gordon and Jamal Crawford, still plan on keeping Evan Fournier

Last week’s trade of Victor Oladipo to the Oklahoma City Thunder has left the Orlando Magic thin at shooting guard.

The team acquired Jodie Meeks from the Detroit Pistons this week, and general manager Rob Hennigan has said that re-signing Evan Fournier is a major priority, but the Magic aren’t done yet. Per Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops and the Associated Press, Orlando is interested in Eric Gordon and Jamal Crawford.

Gordon, the often-injured sharpshooter from the New Orleans Pelicans, had multiple surgeries to repair his right fractured ring finger and played just 45 games last season. But in 32.9 minutes per game, Gordon averaged 15.2 points while shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc.

Crawford, meanwhile, is coming off winning his third Sixth Man of the Year Award. The Los Angeles Clippers guard averaged 14.2 points in 79 regular-season games, and he averaged 17.3 points in the playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Fournier, a restricted free agent, would be locked in as the starter if the Magic can retain him, but Gordon and Crawford would be nice additions behind the 23-year-old.

Marcelo Villa

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.

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