Last season, the Orlando Magic finished with the league’s worst record and were rewarded with the #2 overall pick in the 2013 Draft via the lottery.
They selected Indiana Hoosiers’ guard Victor Oladipo, who, along with Philadelphia 76ers’ point guard Michael Carter-Williams, are the top candidates to win the Rookie of the Year Award.
Oladipo was a fine way to start to continue their post-Dwight Howard rebuild, but the Magic need to keep acquiring talent and will eventually need a superstar.
One way the Magic can find that star is through the draft.
This season, the Magic have a record of 19-48, third-worst in the NBA. They likely won’t catch the 76ers or the Milwaukee Bucks in losses, but don’t appear to be catching anyone else in victories, meaning they will likely wind up with the third-best odds to get the top pick.
If the Magic do indeed land the top pick, ESPN’s Chad Ford via Hoops Hype, believes they will select Kansas Jayhawks’ forward Andrew Wiggins.
The Magic likely would take Wiggins if they get the No. 1 pick. If not, they’d likely opt for someone who isn’t even playing in the NCAA tournament: Australia’s Dante Exum.
During the season, Wiggins averaged 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game.