Holding two second round picks -- 41st and 47th overall -- the Orlando Magic are going to have a chance to find a diamond in the rough and add to their depth.
As I previously wrote, second rounders are valuable, despite not having the highest ranked players. They bring forth non-guaranteed deals, and open up the opportunity for teams to use their picks on draft-and-stash players.
With needs across the board, the two second rounders the Magic have could allow them to address one or more of the needs they aren't able to with the 11th pick.
Below are some options that the Magic could look at in the second round.
Stephen Zimmerman, PF/C, UNLV
A consensus top-10 player coming out of high school, Zimmerman had an up-and-down year at UNLV. He showed off his potential on the offensive end in the pick-and-roll and pick-and-pop game, but struggled in the same scenarios on the other end. Zimmerman showed some upside as a rim protector blocking nearly two shots a game, but has some limitations still. He lacks the explosiveness that many rim protectors have, which could hurt him with the physical nature in the NBA.
Overall, Zimmerman is a low-risk, high-upside pick in the second round. His ability to score with his back to the basket, as well as in the PnR and PnP make him valuable on the offensive end. He has work to do defensively, but could work as a solid backup center option.
Malcolm Brogdon, SG, Virginia
One of the best players in college basketball last season, Brogdon has been slipping down draft boards due to a hand injury. Brogdon sports a big, strong frame that allows him to guard multiple positions, which helped him earn ACC Player of the Year honors. The 6-foot-5 guard improved his shooting each year, knocking down a solid 43 percent of his catch-and-shoot opportunities in his final year with the Cavaliers.
Brogdon likely ends up as not much more than a 3-and-D player in the league, but that's okay. He's not going to be asked to create his shot, something he struggled to do in college, which will definitely help him shorten his learning curve in the NBA.
Dorian Finney-Smith, F, Florida
Another five-year college player, Finney-Smith did it all for the Gators. As a focal point of the offense, the 6-foot-8 small forward showed off an improved shooting stroke over his final two years, knocking down 42 percent of his shots from three over his last two seasons with the Gators. He's a solid defender, and has prototypical size for a small forward at the next level.
Much like Brogdon, Finney-Smith isn't the strongest creator on the offensive end, but can do it in spurts. He likely projects as a 3-and-D type player as well, that brings some added versatility to lineups, with the ability to play power forward in smaller lineups thanks to his good size and strong rebounding ability.
Gary Payton II, PG, Oregon State
With Elfrid Payton's inconsistent play, and C.J. Watson's injury plagued year, the Magic's point guard play was a big issue last season. While Payton II wouldn't necessarily step in and start for the team, he would inevitably be able to make an impact as a reserve guard. Watson can play off the ball, which would open up more minutes for Payton, as pesky defender just like his father.
Payton II has great size, and is one of, if not the best rebounding guards in the draft. He has a nose for the ball, and can make plays in the open court, something the Magic will inevitably want with the likelihood of them pushing the pace this season. He has some issues with his jump shot, but with the likes of Mario Hezonja, and Watson also on the bench, his shooting issues wouldn't be felt nearly as much.
Ben Bentil, PF, Providence
One of the most improved scorers in the country, Bentil formed a one-two punch with Khris Dunn for Providence this season. Bentil can score in multiple ways, and could be a valuable, versatile piece in the PnR game. He doesn't have great physical tools, but has good overall length for a power forward.
Like many college players, he has some work to do on the defensive end. He's not a good rebounder either, which would be an issue, even with Orlando's guards strong rebounding abilities. He'd fill a need as an offensive power forward for the team, but would still leave some things to be desired.