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2018 NBA Draft Lottery: Orlando Magic awarded sixth pick

The Magic will pick sixth for the second straight year

NBA: Lottery Draft Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

For the sixth straight year, the Orlando Magic found themselves watching the ping pong balls bounce around in hopes of winning the number one pick in June’s NBA Draft.

Much like the previous five years, the Magic will not hold the top pick in this years draft. The Magic will pick sixth overall, after going into the night with the fifth best odds.

The Magic held an 8.8 percent chance of winning the top pick, and a 29.1 percent chance of being awarded a top-3 selection.

Holding the sixth pick puts the Magic in a slightly precarious position. With needs throughout the roster, the Magic will have their work cut out for them come late June.

Point guard is, arguably, the Magic’s biggest need, and the sixth pick will likely give them the chance to take one of Collin Sexton or Trae Young. They could also look to take one of the talented big men in this years class, including Texas’ Mo Bamba, or Duke’s Wendell Carter.

This will be the second straight year the Magic have held the sixth pick after they picked Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac in last year’s draft.

Below is the entire lottery order.

  1. Phoenix Suns
  2. Sacramento Kings
  3. Atlanta Hawks
  4. Memphis Grizzlies
  5. Dallas Mavericks
  6. Orlando Magic
  7. Chicago Bulls
  8. Cleveland Cavaliers (Via Brooklyn Nets)
  9. New York Knicks
  10. Philadelphia 76ers (Via Los Angeles Lakers)
  11. Charlotte Hornets
  12. Los Angeles Clippers (Vis Detroit Pistons)
  13. Los Angeles Clippers
  14. Denver Nuggets