Pacers could be eyeing Magic’s Gordon this summer

The Indiana Pacers pushed eventual Eastern Conference champion Cleveland to a Game 7 in the first round of the playoffs last season.

According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Pacers are looking to improve their chances of advancing even deeper into the playoffs next season by potentially target restricted free agent Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic.

Gordon, 22, averaged 17.6 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 32.9 minutes in 58 games (57 starts) for the Magic last season, shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 33.6 percent from the 3-point line.

In his four-year NBA career, 6-foot-9, 220-pound University of Arizona product has averaged 11.4 points, 5.8 boards and 1.7 assists, shooting 45.1 percent overall and 30.9 percent from deep.

Gordon earned $5.5 million last season.