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“With the 16th pick...” pic.twitter.com/06pBGJ9jXW— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) June 21, 2019
The Magic used the 16th pick to select Chuma Okeke, a power forward from Auburn coming off a torn ACL, writes our Aaron Goldstone.
Jeff Weltman says that there’s no rush for Chuma Okeke’s return and that he was drafted as a long-term player for the Orlando Magic.
Our Orlando Magic mock draft round-up shows that experts had Chuma Okeke slated mostly for the late first round or second round.
The Magic invested in an athletic wing player who fits the franchise’s long-term plans, writes Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel.
Those who closely followed the NCAA Tournament are familiar with Chuma Okeke’s story and the lift he gave the Auburn Tigers, Parry writes.
The Magic went for a long-term payoff with their selection of Chuma Okeke, writes Josh Robbins of The Athletic.
The Magic plan to be patient with Chuma Okeke, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Josh Cohen of OrlandoMagic.com lists some of Chuma Okeke’s strengths.
Jeff Weltman’s full press conference after the Magic selected Chuma Okeke, courtesy of OrlandoMagic.com.
The Magic faced a best-case scenario, with prospects towards the top of most big boards still available, but they opted for the 3-and-D potential of Chuma Okeke, writes Michael Dugger of Orlando Magic Daily.
With the selection of Chuma Okeke, the Magic continued to show patience with their long-term plans, writes Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
Chuma Okeke became the first Auburn player taken in the NBA Draft since 2001, writes Josh Vitale of the Montgomery Advertiser.
Chuma Okeke’s dream is coming true in Orlando, writes Justin Lee of the Opelika-Auburn News.
Prior to the NBA Draft, the crew at SB Nation named Chuma Okeke one of the biggest sleeper picks.
Chuma Okeke was named an under-the-radar player to watch by Ethan Sears of the New York Post.
A pre-Draft profile of Chuma Okeke, courtesy of Auburn basketball community College and Magnolia.
Ricky O’Donnell of SB Nation gave the Magic a B+ for their selection of Chuma Okeke.
The Magic received an A- for their Chuma Okeke pick from Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated.
The Magic were given a D for their selection of Chuma Okeke in a draft grades story by Gary Parrish and Kyle Boone of CBS Sports.
The Lakers purchased the Magic’s second round pick and selected Talen Horton-Tucker, writes Silver Screen & Roll.