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NBA Draft 2014: How Orlando Magic's picks, trade affect their depth chart

The Magic had a busy Draft. Days before the free-agent period begins, Orlando Pinstriped Post looks at how Thursday's moves shoot up their depth chart.

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The Orlando Magic stayed active in the 2014 NBA Draft, acquiring four players and sending away one. Here's Orlando Pinstriped Post's best guess as to what the team's depth chart looks like before the free-agent period opens on July 1st. The names of players without guaranteed contracts for the 2014/15 season are italicized.

Point guard: Jameer Nelson, Elfrid Payton, Ronnie Price
Shooting guard: Victor Oladipo, Evan Fournier, E`Twaun Moore, Doron Lamb, Roy Devyn Marble
Small forward: Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris
Power forward: Kyle O`Quinn, Aaron Gordon, Andrew Nicholson, Jason Maxiell
Center: Nik Vučević, Dewayne Dedmon

According to ShamSports' salary database, Nelson has a partial guarantee for the season ahead. The contracts of Dedmon, Lamb, Maxiell, O'Quinn, and Price are non-guaranteed. Once his signing becomes official, the same will likely be true of Marble, a second-round pick. Finally, Orlando must decide whether or not to make Moore a restricted free agent. The depth at that position would seem to make Moore and Lamb expendable.

Orlando also has a logjam at power forward, one which appears to shift Harris to small forward more frequently. Harris creates better offensive mismatches at the former position, but the Magic now have a lot of player-development capital invested in ensuring Gordon's success.

Starting Harris or Gordon at power forward instead of O'Quinn would move he two-year veteran back to the bench behind Vučević. It could also make Dedmon expendable, depending on what other cuts the Magic make.

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