Orlando Magic 2010 Mock Draft Update, Vol. 1.5: Point Guards Aplenty

As I continue to try to get a better idea of whom the Orlando Magic could target with the 29th pick in this year's NBA Draft, I thought it might be useful to take another quick look around the internet to see what the experts are saying. As a quick follow-up to Thursday's post on the subject, here are what three more mock drafts say about Orlando's potential pick. Two of the three players didn't appear in Thursday's report, and all are point guards.

Player Ht. Age Pos. From Comparison
(NBADraft.net)
Site
Armon
Johnson
6'03" 21 PG Nevada Antonio
Daniels
The Baseline
Eric
Bledsoe
6'02" 19 PG Kentucky Keyon
Dooling;
Marcus
Banks
FanSided
Terrico
White
6'05" 20 PG Mississippi NBA FanHouse

For me, White's the most interesting player on the list. I mean "interesting" in the literal sense, not necessarily because I believe he'd make sense with the Magic. But at 6'05", he's tall for a point guard. If he learned the Magic's offense and developed into an adequate distributor, he could stay on the court long enough to deploy his physical tools on defense. Though he only defended 24 isolation possessions this season, according to Synergy Sports Technology, opponents scored on just 8 of them.

Offensively, the best fit of the three players here might be Bledsoe. He's a knock-down jump-shooter, scoring 1.081 points per shot at the college level, which Synergy deems "excellent." Though shooting won't necessarily translate to the pro game, you have to think that his catch-and-shoot figures would hold up, which would make him quite useful. He scored 1.198 points per shot in those situations, including a blistering 1.333 when left open. For comparison, Rashard Lewis (1.369) and Mickael Pietrus (1.361) were the only Magic players to exceed that efficiency this season. Granted, comparing shooting efficiency across the pro and college game, with their different rules and styles of play, might be perilous. But those stats are still worth considering.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Join Orlando Pinstriped Post

You must be a member of Orlando Pinstriped Post to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Orlando Pinstriped Post. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker