Gordon and Johnson drafted

Aaron Gordon

Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson were drafted on Thursday night. Read on to see where they went and what Gordon thinks of his future in Orlando.

Arizona saw two players drafted on Thursday night, as Aaron Gordon went to the Orlando Magic with the fourth pick and Nick Johnson went to the Houston Rockets at 42.

Complete exhilaration, excitement, genuine happiness," Gordon said upon being drafted.

Gordon already knows a few players on the Magic and wants to have an identity surrounding their overall effort.

"We're not going to have any quit," Gordon said. "I know Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris don't want us to have any quit, so we won't have any. We are going to give people problems. We are going to be young, athletic, and fast."

Arizona fans certainly know plenty about Gordon, but he wants the Magic to know what he is bringing to Orlando.

"My motor," he said. "I will always give it my all and if I am not giving my all, somebody better tell me. Also being able to do different things on different parts of the court. I also play along other types of players well."

There was plenty of peculation on Thursday to where Johnson would go, but he found a good fit with the Houston Rockets.

It's no secret that the Rockets want to improve their perimeter defense while also adding some space on its offensive sets, both of which they struggled to do last season. Enter Johnson, who should have a legitimate opportunity to compete for playing time.

With the addition of Johnson, Houston gets a player that averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per game last season and was named a Consensus First-Team All-American, First-Team All-Pac-12 and the Pac-12's Player of the Year.

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