In the Orlando Magic’s next film session, coach Frank Vogel might want to play, replay and re-replay a sequence involving Aaron Gordon from early in the third quarter of their victory Saturday night.
Gordon drove parallel to the baseline, past Elfrid Payton, and then Gordon elevated, only to be confronted by Phoenix Suns center Alex Len.
But then an unusual thing happened.
Instead of forcing a low-percentage shot, Gordon dished to teammate Nikola Vucevic in the lane, and Vucevic scored on an easy two-handed dunk.
It was one of eight assists for Gordon.
Not only was it a career high for him, but it should serve as a roadmap for him for the future.