The Magic have the second pick in the Draft, which can often involve as much intrigue as the first. Will Orlando go with point guard Trey Burke, sharpshooter Ben McLemore, defensive whiz Victor Oladipo, do-everything forward Otto Porter or will center Nerlens Noel fall into their laps.
You see, intrigue. It is a very similar choice to the one Cleveland has, except cleveland has all the options on the table available with that first pick.
And, obviously, the Magic have a big decision on their hands. One that could very well shape the franchise's future in measurable ways. The player Orlando drafts in late June should be a part of the team's future.
With now about four weeks before the Magic actually sit down in the war room deep within the bowels of Amway Center (OK, their offices are actually on the Founder's Level) nobody has any clue what direction the Magic will go. In fact, there is not much information coming out of Amway Center these days.
It is still widely assumed the Cavaliers will take Nerlens Noel with the top pick in the Draft. Where the Magic go is anybody's guess. And it seems like the Magic want it to stay that way.
The only thing we seemt o know at this point is that Trey Burke has scheduled a workout with the Magic in the very near future. Outside of that, not much information has been released regarding Orlando's final evaluation plans. Chad Ford of ESPN.com reported the Magic are very interested in Burke and "showing significant interest" in Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams (h/t Evan Dunlap of Orlando Pinstriped Post).
It would be safe to assume that the Magic may try to bring all the point guard prospects in at one time to match them up against each other in workouts (this is typically done in draft workouts). There is nothing to confirm that Carter-Williams or anyone else is on their way to Orlando for a workout in the near future. The Magic are not releasing the names of the players they are bringing in for individual workouts and interviews in Orlando.
The Magic also have various options with the pick in trading it or using their traded player exception (which expires August 10) to secure a pick later in the Draft. Orlando could be doing its homework and finding players later in the Draft that it wants. C.J. McCollum's name has been bandied about as a player the Magic are interested in that could go lower in the Draft.
The one thing Magic fans should expect is for the franchise to remain tight-lipped.
After the embarrassment of the Dwight Howard fiasco, with its various leaks and rumors going around and then Stan Van Gundy publicly airing some of the Magic's dirty laundry, the organization has tried to button things up a bit. Rob Hennigan and Jacque Vaughn are affable, for sure, but they play their cards close to the chest and often speak in cliches.
Without the media's constant presence, I would assume the Magic are happy to operate through their process and their preparations without much media attention.
That does not help me fill this page with posts, but it is understandable.
All Magic fans can do without this flow of information is have faith Hennigan is doing his work.