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NBA Draft 2014: Orlando "leans" Andrew Wiggins with top pick, analyst says

If Orlando lands the first overall pick in June's Draft, it's likely to select Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins, says one ESPN analyst.

Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
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In a video interview with TrueHoop founder Henry Abbott, ESPN scribe Chad Ford says he believes the Orlando Magic are targeting Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins in the 2014 NBA Draft.

"What I get out of Orlando right now is that it leans towards Wiggins," Ford says, after noting that Orlando's top positional priority is for a point guard. "You can put Victor Oladipo at the point, where they've really been training him all year, and you can put him in the backcourt with Andrew Wiggins, and you're talking about one of the most freakishly athletic backcourts in the NBA from day one."

In his freshman season, Wiggins has averaged 17.4 points, six rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 2.1 combined steals and blocks on 44.9 percent shooting from the floor and 35 percent shooting from three-point range.

At 19-48, Orlando owns the league's third-worst record through Sunday's games. Were the Draft Lottery held Monday, the Magic could pick no worse than sixth in June.

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