We're 15 days away from the NBA Draft, and I'm absolutely going to go into more detail as it approaches, but for right now, I wanted to gauge your ideas about which position Orlando Magic GM Otis Smith needs to address the most, specifically in the draft. Orlando holds the 29th and 59th overall selections.
Initially, the answer may seem obvious. Jameer Nelson is the only point guard Orlando has under contract for next season, as veteran backups Jason Williams and Anthony Johnson will both enter free agency next month. However, the answer might be more complicated. J.J. Redick and Matt Barnes, two of the Magic's top three perimeter players, can both leave via free agency, which would leave only Vince Carter and Mickael Pietrus. And though Orlando has 5 talented big men in Dwight Howard, Marcin Gortat, Rashard Lewis, Ryan Anderson, and Brandon Bass, only Howard and Lewis are guaranteed to be in Orlando once the season starts, and they'll need backups.
Another aspect of this question to consider is which routes Smith should take to address these needs. Free agency is also an option, as he'll have both the mid-level exception and the biannual exception at his disposal. However, this poll pertains specifically to the draft.
For simplicity's sake, there are only three options in the poll attached to this post: "point guard," "wing," and "big." "Wing" refers to players at either small forward or shooting guard, while "big" includes power forwards and centers.
The summer: where having two off-day open threads in one day happens.