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2020 NBA Draft Thread: Who will it be for the Magic at #15?

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Come join the discussion as we inch closer to finding out who the Magic will pick in this year’s draft!

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Who, What, When, TV


Your Orlando Magic will be selecting 15th overall in the first round of tonight’s NBA Draft. The 2020 NBA Draft is scheduled to begin airing on ESPN at 7:30 PM EST (preview show), with the first round beginning at approximately 8:00 PM EST.


Draft Day transaction


The draft is still just over two hours away, but the Magic have already made a move which will affect their approach this evening.

The organization announced this afternoon that they have traded their second round pick (number 45 overall) to the Milwaukee Bucks for two future second round picks.


History of the 15th pick


The Orlando Magic have selected 15th overall three times in franchise history: Matt Harpring (1998), Steven Hunter (2001), and Reece Gaines (2003).

Notable 15th overall selections in the last thirty years: Al Jefferson, Maurice Harkless, Kelly Oubre Jr., Kawhi Leonard, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Steve Nash.


The candidates


The following players have been connected to the Magic, either through various mock drafts from experts in the industry, or through face-to-face workouts/interviews with Orlando. Aaron Goldstone’s scouting reports for each player are included:

-Tyrell Terry, 6-2 guard
-R.J. Hampton, 6-5 guard
-Cole Anthony, 6-3 guard
-Tyrese Maxey, 6-3 guard
-Saddiq Bey, 6-8 forward
-Kira Lewis Jr., 6-3 guard
-Aaron Nesmith, 6-6 wing



What do you think Magic fans? Who will Orlando select at number 15? Or will they trade up in the draft? Trade down/out?

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