Orlando also sends draft rights to Andriuskevicius to Cleveland; Obtains draft rights to Gortat from Phoenix
Magic Select Travis Diener in Second Round
In addition, the Magic selected center Martynas Andriuskevicius (mar-TEE-nas on-droos-KE-vee-choos) in the second round (44th overall) of the 2005 NBA Draft, then traded his draft rights to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a 2006 second round draft pick and cash considerations. Later, Orlando obtained the draft rights to forward-center Marcin Gortat (MAR-chin GOR-tat) (57th overall) from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for cash considerations.
Diener (6’1”, 175, 3/1/82) appeared in 120 career games during four seasons at Marquette University. He averaged 14.1 ppg., 5.1 apg., 3.1 rpg. and 1.32 stlpg. during his career, while shooting .413 (284-687) from beyond the three-point arc and .837 (385-460) from the free throw line.
Diener finished as Marquette’s career leader in three-point field goals made (284), second in assists (617), third in scoring (1,691 points) and eighth in steals (158). He was named to the All-Conference USA First Team twice (2003-04, 2004-05), the All-Conference USA Second Team once (2002-03) and to the league’s All-Freshman Team (2001-02). Diener also helped Marquette reach the NCAA Final Four in 2002-03.
Gortat (6’11”, 240, 2/17/84) was selected to the Polish National Under-22 team after having played basketball for only six months. During the summer of 2004, he was invited to play for the Polish National Team. Gortat spent the 2004-05 campaign with RheinEnergie Koln in Germany’s Bundesliga I league, averaging 5.2 ppg. and 3.8 rpg. in 29 games. He also played in 12 games during ULEP Cup action, averaging 8.4 ppg., 4.5 rpg. and 1.25 blkpg.