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If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take?

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Who should they take?

Nerlens Noel
29
21%
Ben McLemore
32
23%
Shabazz Muhammad
20
15%
Marcus Smart
38
28%
Cody Zeller
2
1%
Otto Porter
1
1%
Anthony Bennett
5
4%
Other
10
7%
 
Total votes: 137

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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#136 » by IGotDaMagicInMe » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:10 pm

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IGotDaMagicInMe wrote:I see smart's floor as Kyle Lowry, I'm not sure about ceiling, I'm being extremely optimistic here and I'm probably dreaming, but a name I'll throw out there for his ceiling is Jason Kidd, I'm not too sure about that one though :oops: , I can't find a comparison I like. What y'all think?


He's more Billups than Kidd


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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#137 » by tiderulz » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:46 pm

magicman123 wrote:
IGotDaMagicInMe wrote:I see smart's floor as Kyle Lowry, I'm not sure about ceiling, I'm being extremely optimistic here and I'm probably dreaming, but a name I'll throw out there for his ceiling is Jason Kidd, I'm not too sure about that one though :oops: , I can't find a comparison I like. What y'all think?


He's more Billups than Kidd


that isnt a bad thing. Billups wasnt the passer Kidd was, but a good defender, smart player and deadly when needed.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#138 » by eyriq » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:56 pm

Smart still strikes me as the no brainier here.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#139 » by OrlandoMagician » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:49 pm

I like the look of Oladipo. Looking forward to watching him for Indiana tonight.

Where is he projected to go in the draft? Looks a real athlete, defender, transition scorer.

Also, why does NBADraft.net think we'll draft Zeller with the #2? I just don't see it. -- http://nbadraft.net/2013mock_draft

^^ There's some bizzare selections in their mock draft. Washington drafting Smart? (They have Wall). Us drafting Zeller? (Vucevic). Cleveland drafting Noel? (they have Thompson and Zeller, but couuuld happen because he might be the best player available to them. I still see them taking a wing scorer though).
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#140 » by oakfanintheeast » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:15 pm

Muhammad, or MCW.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#141 » by IGotDaMagicInMe » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:45 pm

OrlandoMagician wrote:I like the look of Oladipo. Looking forward to watching him for Indiana tonight.

Where is he projected to go in the draft? Looks a real athlete, defender, transition scorer.

Also, why does NBADraft.net think we'll draft Zeller with the #2? I just don't see it. -- http://nbadraft.net/2013mock_draft

^^ There's some bizzare selections in their mock draft. Washington drafting Smart? (They have Wall). Us drafting Zeller? (Vucevic). Cleveland drafting Noel? (they have Thompson and Zeller, but couuuld happen because he might be the best player available to them. I still see them taking a wing scorer though).


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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#142 » by OrlandoMagician » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:43 am



Oladipo tho....

Man, 5 steals, clutch defense and transition buckets. And the kid has insaaaane hops, just springs above the rim.

What's his outside game like though? Is there enough to his offensive arsenal to suggest he could be a legit scorer (as well as defender, cos he's clearly got the knack there!) in the NBA?
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#143 » by The Real Dalic » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:48 am

I'm OK when it comes to picking players in the draft (more bad than good) but I say I would really like to draft Shabazz. But I'd be happy with anyone on that list.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#144 » by IGotDaMagicInMe » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:51 pm

Smart is hurt :(
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#145 » by Noonskadoodle » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:55 pm

IGotDaMagicInMe wrote:
OrlandoMagician wrote:I like the look of Oladipo. Looking forward to watching him for Indiana tonight.

Where is he projected to go in the draft? Looks a real athlete, defender, transition scorer.

Also, why does NBADraft.net think we'll draft Zeller with the #2? I just don't see it. -- http://nbadraft.net/2013mock_draft

^^ There's some bizzare selections in their mock draft. Washington drafting Smart? (They have Wall). Us drafting Zeller? (Vucevic). Cleveland drafting Noel? (they have Thompson and Zeller, but couuuld happen because he might be the best player available to them. I still see them taking a wing scorer though).


Because that a crappy site, It isn't perfect, but I use draftexpress


NBAdraftnet this early usually just places players in spots due to their big board, not team needs. Once the draft spots are locked they start filling in their mocks with team needs.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#146 » by OrlandoMagician » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:54 am

I'm slowly getting on board the Oladipo bandwagon.
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Post#147 » by drsd » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:05 am

OrlandoMagician wrote:I'm slowly getting on board the Oladipo bandwagon.



Usually trading down in a draft is a terrible idea. But if Orlando could flip their top pick for soething like #8 and #15, then GM Hennigan could take the Big-Ten's unquestioned two best players: Oladipo and Burke. That would be ace. By 2014/15, Orlando\'s starting five could be all born 1989 or sooner: Burke/Oladipo/Harkless/Nicholson/Vučević.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#148 » by JBSouthpaw » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:08 am

McLemore faced off vs. Smart last night (team wise)

Neither had a great game.
Smart was 2-14, but made 11 of 14 FTs, ending w 16 pts. fouled out in 2nd OT
McLemore was 3-12 for 7 pts.

I'd like to see more assists from Smart, but I do love how he consistently gets to the FT line.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#149 » by Mule Tears » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:59 pm

Marcus Smart. Think of Gilbert Arenas in his prime.
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Post#150 » by OrlandoMagician » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:42 pm

I have a question regarding Oladipo:

Does he generate enough of his own offense? E.g. off the dribble, in isolation, spot-up threes etc? He is, after all, a shooting guard. I know he plays stellar defense, has an elite motor and is a top athlete, but it's his all-round offensive game I'm concerned about. Gets out in transition damn well though.
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Post#151 » by JBSouthpaw » Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:19 pm

Well,
now with only 1 PG on the roster for next year (Nelson)
and 2.5 SGs (AA, Moore (maybe Jones or Lamb not sure if next year contracts guarnteed for either)
2 SFs (Harkless, Harris) Maybe Turk (buyout)
2 PFs (Davis & Nicholson) Maybe Harrington (buyout)
2 Cs (Vuc & O'Quinn)

I would think we are leaning towards PG in the draft.
I'd like to see us buy another pick (our 2nd rounder goes to CLE, we get GS but should be pretty late) or trade our extra 2nd round next year for a late 1st and get another big maybe Jeff Whitey or Mike Muscala. Some team may not want another guaranteed contract (Utah has 2 picks, so does ATL). OKC gets Toronto's pick as well (currently #8) plus their own.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#152 » by Tayswagzzz » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:28 pm

Smart moved up to number 2 on the mock draft, with us selecting him. Interesting. He's gone up like 6 spots
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#153 » by OrlandoMagician » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:05 pm

According to NBADraft.net the Thunder have the 10th pick?! Where'd they get that from? Any way we can send them an Afflalo or anything and get in on that?

Would make drafting Smart and Oladipo a real possibility.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#154 » by Hogified05 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:10 pm

If I had to pick I'd go with Smart, his competitiveness and size are above average for a pg. And we need a pg bad, let him come off the bench next year as meer starts. Then the following allow him to start and keep meer to mentor and be a above average back up pg.

With this being said I hope like all hell we do not get the number 1 pick this year. There isn't a sure fire franchise changer in the draft, maybe one could grow into one. 2014 is the year to have it. Jabari and Wiggins you can fight over and possibly Randle could be in the fight for it. Depending on the draft order and team needs we could get Smart at possible 4 or 3.

Maclemore doesn't really do it for me at the 1 spot. Zeller thou would be interesting at one to me. He would be a good compliment for Vuv as he is more of a scorer and Vuv could make up for Zeller's lack of rebounding. Two skilled 7 footers would be hard to turn down. As far as Noel, I've been through the whole sign them to the team on crutches no thank. cough Grant HIll cough.
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Re: If the Magic get a top draft pick, who should they take? 

Post#155 » by magicman123 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:18 pm

OrlandoMagician wrote:According to NBADraft.net the Thunder have the 10th pick?! Where'd they get that from? Any way we can send them an Afflalo or anything and get in on that?

Would make drafting Smart and Oladipo a real possibility.


Toronto's pick, they traded for Kyle Lowry, and Houston traded that pick during the Harden trade
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