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Magic and the draft




Players Orlando should really target in the draft:

Malcolm Lee-6'-5" G from UCLA

Why should Orlando want him?

Can play the point or two, is an excellent defender, and has great speed.

Can Orlando get him?

They might have to trade back into the late first round to get him, but he may also be available when they do draft in the second round. Every team outside of Orlando and LA seems to have a young, fast, athletic PG. Fortunately, LA does not have a first round pick. Could he slip to Orlando deep in the second round? One can only hope so

Cory Joseph

6'3" Guard from Texas

Another tweener, but every PG seems to be now and days anyways. Lee is a better prospect, but Joseph would seem more likely to fall to them. FG% is bad but his 3PT% is over 40%. Very young. Also good size at the point.

Keith Benson

6'11" Center from Oakland

Great athlete  who runs the floor great. Nice range. Kind of thin to play center, could he be a PF? Defense is lacking, although he was double double machine and had 3+ blks. Should be there when Orlando picks. Orlando could put some pounds on him.

Jimmy Butler

6'-7" Forward from Marquette

Efficient scorer and a solid rebounder for a wing(6.3 rbs last years) and can play lock down defense. However does not have quickness, which is probably why he is not a first round pick on most boards. The only reason someone who averages 16 6 2 is not a first round pick is because of speed or athleticism.

Jaime Skeen

6'-9" Forward VCU

Great basketball IQ, great shooter(% are off the charts), and a great motor. Not a great athlete. But a solid rebounder, and has had knee problems in the past. But as many have shown, if you play hard and can shoot there is a place for you in this league. Also is just a big powerful player.

 

Most of this analysis is based off Chad Ford's grading and analysis of these players. All of these players seem likely for the second round. Thoughts?

This FanPost was made by a member of the Orlando Pinstriped Post community, and is to be treated as the opinions and views of its author, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

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