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2017 NBA Draft: Orlando Magic select Jonathan Isaac

The Magic bolstered their defense with the selection of Isaac.

NCAA Basketball: Wake Forest at Florida State Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

With the sixth pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the Orlando Magic selected Forward Johnathan Isaac out of Florida State.

Isaac, a 6’11” combo forward, spent one year at Florida State, averaging 12 points, and 7.8 rebounds per game.

A defensive menace, Issac has the potential to step right into the Magic starting lineup next to Aaron Gordon and form a formidable defensive front court. Isaac has the ability to guard four positions, and once his body continues to fill out, could have the chance at guarding all five spots. He moves extremely well, and his length — he owns a 7’1” wingspan — will make it tough on any player.

The selection of Isaac does bring forth a big question: What does this mean for Aaron Gordon’s future? Neither Gordon nor Issac are known as knock down shooters, and will need to make a big step forward if they hope to play together.

The Magic will next select at 25th, followed by 33rd and 35th barring a trade.