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A round-up of Draft-related Orlando Magic content

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Some of the OPP writers held an NBA Draft roundtable to discuss what the Magic should do and what will make the night a success or failure.

Our Preston Ellis writes that the Magic should trade up for Luka Doncic and hosts a podcast with final NBA Draft predictions.

Our Aaron Goldstone concludes his insightful NBA Draft Deep Dive columns with a look at Hamidou Diallo and Grayson Allen. At the bottom of the story are links to all of the players that Aaron featured.

A pre-Draft, Magic-themed Q&A session with Cole Zwicker of The Stepian. If you haven’t read this yet, you absolutely should before the Draft.

In the SB Nation mock draft, our Zach Oliver selected Mo Bamba and made some trades to grab a second lottery pick.

A list of the Magic’s pre-Draft workouts.

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel answers questions about the Draft in his Magic Mailbag.

The NBA Draft will test the Magic’s decision-makers pattern of selecting players who are tall for their position, Robbins writes.

Trae Young loves to prove doubters wrong, Robbins writes.

Jeff Weltman says the Magic have had exploratory trade discussions as the Draft approaches, Robbins writes.

Experience is helping Jeff Weltman and John Hammond evaluate Draft prospects, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.

The Magic hope to find gems with a pair of second round picks, Denton writes.

Michael Porter Jr. has superstar potential if healthy, Denton writes.

Talent evaluators are intrigued by Jaren Jackson Jr.’s all-around talent, Denton writes.

Trae Young says he could definitely see himself fitting in with the Magic, Denton writes.

Collin Sexton is confident his talents will translate to the next level, writes Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com.

Wendell Carter Jr. believes he is the best big man in the Draft, Cohen writes.

Jeff Weltman and the Orlando Magic are ready for the eagerly awaited Draft, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.

Second-round targets for the Magic, courtesy of Rossman-Reich.

The Magic must pick the best player available, writes Muhammed Jumani of Orlando Magic Daily.

Trading up from the sixth pick would be a wise move for the Magic, writes Zach Palmer of Orlando Magic Daily.

Mo Bamba could add to the Magic’s long history of centers, writes Cj Kania of Orlando Magic Daily.

Luke Duffy or Hoops Habit wonders if there is any way for the Magic to get Luka Doncic, or if the Magic would really take Wendell Carter Jr., or if Magic fans would be happy with Collin Sexton. Or does it have to be Trae Young?

The Magic have reportedly engaged in trade talks with the Atlanta Hawks for the third pick in the Draft, writes Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops.

Woj reported that the Magic’s choice between Trae Young and Collin Sexton is “razor-thin.”

In ESPN’s mock of the perfect draft for every NBA team, the Magic select Michael Porter Jr.

The nine players in the 2018 NBA Draft that will not fail, courtesy of The Ringer’s Chris Vernon.

The most promising players in the Draft according to the computer of Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight.com.

The Final big board of the top 100 players in the Draft, courtesy of Jackson Hoy of The Stepian.