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NBA Draft 2013 rumor: Magic haven't "ruled out" taking Cody Zeller with second pick, according to report

The floor-spacing forward reportedly visited Orlando for a workout on Monday and the Magic may take him with the second pick in Thursday's Draft.

Cody Zeller
Cody Zeller

The Orlando Magic continue to research potential NBA Draft prospects in advance of Thursday's event, and as Andy Katz of ESPN reports, they continued that research today by hosting Indiana power forward Cody Zeller for a workout. Further, Katz says Orlando "hasn't ruled him out at no. 2." The Magic are apparently "casting a wide net" in their pre-Draft preparation.

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Zeller, who played center at the NCAA level, averaged 16.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 blocks in his two seasons as a Hoosier. He earned Consensus All-American Second Team honors for his performance as a sophomore.

Katz's report comes mere hours after Chad Ford, an ESPN colleague, said Orlando would likely select Kentucky center Nerlens Noel if he's still available when the Magic pick. The Cleveland Cavaliers own the first pick and may use it on Noel.

Orlando Pinstriped Post readers selected Zeller as the 10th best prospect, and their third-favorite big man, on the Community Draft Board.

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