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Haynes: Talks Between the Blazers & Magic Have “Diminished”

According to Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes, the Trail Blazers’ pursuit of Aaron Gordon have cooled off.

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NBA Trade Deadline week has kicked off with a plethora of rumors connecting the Trail Blazers to Magic forward Aaron Gordon. According to Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes, Portland’s pursuit of Gordon has hit a snag. On Monday, Haynes revealed that talks between the Blazers and Magic have lost momentum.

Talks have diminished between Orlando and the Portland Trail Blazers, a source said. The Denver Nuggets are still interested, but there isn’t desperation to make a move, sources said.

Outside of the Nuggets and Blazers, Haynes explained that the Rockets nearly landed Gordon. According to the report, the deal was nixed in the final stages of negotiations.

One key party with knowledge of the talks disputed that it nearly reached the point of completion. It would have likely involved Victor Oladipo. However, any team that seeks a trade for the Orlando Magic versatile forward would prefer to have some assurances that Gordon would agree to an extension, sources said.

Earlier today, a report from The Athletic revealed that Gordon asked for a trade back in February. Through 23 outings this season, Gordon is averaging 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

You can read the full story from Haynes at Yahoo Sports.