Josh Cohen's Analysis: This will obviously be the Magic’s most important NBA Draft since 2004 when they won the lottery and selected Dwight Howard with the first overall pick.

Most believe Orlando should disregard positional prerequisites and choose the best player available. While the college basketball season isn’t over yet, the consensus among most scouts and observers is that the two preeminent prospects are guards (per league policy prospects may not be mentioned until they declare for the draft).

If this remains precise by June’s draft and the Magic agree with this assessment, it won’t necessarily be a requirement to claim a top two pick. There are plenty of variables to consider, but other lottery-bound teams including Cleveland (Irving, Waiters) and Washington (Wall, Beal) are established at both guard positions. Therefore, even if the Magic pick third or fourth, it will be very possible to grab a more enviable prospect.




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