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250+ word summary about some people's logic about drafting Nerlen Noels...

Considering our team appears doomed for a long time, a lot of Magic fans have considered drafting 6 ft 10 in Kentucky F/C Nerlen Noels to solve our embarrassing defense. The most common idea I've heard was " If the Magic drafted him, then we would still get a high draft pick next year" which would be like a "double-lotto". While I won't mind if the Magic do select him as our player; I do not see the logic behind what they are suggesting. When you take a look at players that made a HUGE impact in their first year , their team didn't really make a major shift in draft location.

Example: PG Damian Lillard

He has played and deserved the Rookie of the Year award, yet his team will likely remain within a 5-spot draft range from their previous spot selection. The Blazers were winnning around 42% last year before drafting Lillard with a team a well rounded team, and they are winning at 47% so far with roughly less than 15 games to go.

Another point to call out would likely be that whomever we draft they will not likely play 27+ minutes to change our abysmal play. It would seem likely the lineup of Jameer, Aaron,( possibly Hedo) Davis, and Vucevic will take the bulk of the minutes. While a trade will likely be in the inevitable future, it would seem unlikely any player we draft start the majority of next season's game over any of those previously mentioned.

Note: This is not intended to mock anyone's views, but I want to see the responses people have on my 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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