NBA mock Draft 2014: Magic projected to pick Dante Exum and Kyle Anderson, analysts say

Kyle Anderson - Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Two new mocks agree on Orlando's two first-round selections.

In a new pair of NBA mock Drafts posted Wednesday, Basketball Insiders publisher Steve Kyler and our good buddy Tyler Lashbrook of SBNation.com make two selections for the Orlando Magic, both of which picks address Orlando's need for playmaking.

With Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins off the board--Kyler has them going in that order, while Lashbrook pegs Wiggins as going first--the Draft experts pick Australian combo guard Dante Exum for Orlando third overall. Several mock Draft experts have Exum Orlando-bound because the 6-foot-6 star could team with Victor Oladipo to form a terribly athletic backcourt. Further, incumbent point guard Jameer Nelson will turn 33 in February, making him a questionable fit as Orlando's rebuild continues.

The players on whom Kyler and Lashbrook pass in favor of Exum include Joel Embiid, Julius Randle, and Marcus Smart.

With Orlando's second first-round selection, Kyler and Lashbrook pick UCLA point forward Kyle Anderson 12th overall. In his sophomore season, Anderson posted 14.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6.5 assists, and 1.8 steals on 48 percent shooting from the floor. Questions regarding Anderson's ability to produce at the NBA level linger, given his lack of a true position, but his unique combination of skills could prove enticing.

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