April 12, 2018, 11:34 pmAaron GordonPF, Orlando Magic
Aaron Gordon only played one quarter in Wednesday's season-ending 101-92 victory over the Wizards, scoring 11 points with three 3-pointers, three rebounds and a block.
Gordon came roaring out of the gates this season, and while his shooting start was obviously unsustainable he was cruising along to an early-round finish before the injuries struck. A sore left ankle cost him the second and third games of the year. He missed two December games because of a concussion and suffered a right calf strain in his first game back that shelved him for five more contests. Nine games were lost because of a hip flexor strain at the end of January. Another concussion, his third in two years, cost him five games in March. Mercifully, a sore right calf in April only kept him from playing in one game. The move to power forward did Gordon tons of good when he was on the floor, and AG was able to establish career-highs in all of the standard fantasy counting stats. He wound up as a top-70 per-game player but was only top-120 in total value, as those injuries limited him to only 58 games. Still, Gordon had several of the versatile, eye-popping lines that owners dream about. Had it not been for injuries, Gordon looked well on his way to a top-50 finish, even as his shooting slipped.