The upcoming Draft has become an afterthought for Magic fans since the Magic don't have any picks this year (1st rounder sent to Memphis, 2nd rounder owed to Sea/OKC for Lewis Sign-and-trade). The Draft is not anything real special this year but there are few guys I would like to say a few things about:
- Terrence Williams & Earl Clark look like Hedo and Shard part II. Williams is not as tall as Hedo but has a well rounded game like Turk's. Clark should be looking at Lewis' tapes to emulate his game as much as possible.
- 3 guys I like: Flynn, Lawson, Curry. 3 guys I don't like: Mullens, Daye, DeRozan.
- Did you know there are only 2 projected Centers for the 1st round?
- Every year, there are talented players that drop to the second round. Last year it was Chalmers, Mbah A Moute, Douglas-Roberts. The year before, it was Landry, Marc Gasol, Sessions. Looking at draftexpress.com's lastest mock, here are a couple guys I think the Magic should target if they are able to get a 2nd rounder somewhere: Patrick Mills-PG-St. Marys, AJ Price-PG-UConn, DaJuan Summers-F-G'Town
I wanted to start something involving the Draft because even though the Magic do not have any picks, what other teams do can affect the Magic. I thought the Kings and Raptors were the top teams that would try to sign Turk but it looks like the Blazers are now in the conversation. The Blazers are a bigger threat because of the draft picks, aggresssive GM, and an owner willing to pay whatever. Should be an interesting Draft night.