The Orlando Magic will be one of the teams to watch during the NBA Draft, which is just two weeks away.
The Magic own two first round picks in the draft, the fourth-overall selection and the 12th-overall selection.
It seems like the Magic have their eyes on Australian point guard Dante Exum, former Oklahoma State Cowboys’ point guard Marcus Smart and former Indiana Hoosiers’ big man Noah Vonleh with the fourth-overall pick, but the 12th-overall pick is still a question mark.
According to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops, former Connecticut Huskies’ point guard Shabazz Napier and former Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajun’s point guard Elfrid Payton worked out for the Magic on Wednesday.
Orlando Magic have brought in Shabazz Napier and Elfrid Payton for workouts today, league sources say. #NBADraft
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 11, 2014
The Magic also brought in a local product, former Central Florida Knights’ shooting guard Isaiah Sykes, for a workout.
Great workout with the Orlando magics today blessed to have had the opportunity to workout for there… http://t.co/6gzskRTmK4
— Isaiah Sykes (@IsaiahSykes_3) June 11, 2014
Napier led the Huskies in scoring (18.0 points per game), rebounds (5.9 per game) and assists (4.9 per game) last season. He also recorded 1.8 steals per game and shot 42.9% from the field, 40.5% from beyond the arc and 87.0% from the free throw line. He measured in at 6’1 and 175 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’3.25 at the NBA’s Scouting Combine. He is ranked as the 28th-best prospect in the draft according to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express.
Payton put up 19.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.3 steals per game and shot 50.0% from the floor, but just 25.9% from beyond the arc and 59.0% from the free throw line. He measured in at 6’3.75 and 185 lbs. with a wingspan of 6’8. He is ranked as the 25th-best prospect in the draft.
Sykes is 6’5 and 205 lbs. He averaged 17.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.7 steals per game while shooting 47.7% from the field, 40.0% from beyond the arc and 54.2% from the free throw line.