The Orlando Magic have several talented, young players like center Nikola Vučević, forward Tobias Harris and guard Victor Oladipo and are armed with two more first round picks in the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Magic, who have won just 43 games in the last two seasons, want to soon begin turning their young talent into victories.
Steve Kyler doesn’t believe the Magic will be trading for any future picks because they are young enough and want to begin turning the corner towards a winning team.
Future picks have value because of the unknown, and it also allows you to push an asset down the road. If you are well fed right now, a great meal means nothing… in 20 hours when you are hungry or starving it might mean more. The Magic do not need another asset this year, in fact you might argue that the Magic don’t need the 12th pick based on all the young guys they have today.
I do not see a scenario in which Orlando moves the Laker pick or a scenario in which Orlando is involved in the Lakers pick unless its to move up to 7 in exchange for the 12th and maybe the Lakers pick. I doubt they do it, because they have the 4.
Most project the Magic to grab Australian point guard Dante Exum or former Oklahoma State Cowboys’ point guard Marcus Smart with the fourth-overall selection and then address their shooting problems with the 12th-overall selection. Former Michigan Wolverines’ swingman Nik Stauskas, former Duke Blue Devils’ forward Rodney Hood and former Kentucky Wildcats’ swingman James Young are all potential options.