NBA Draft 2013: 5 Players Orlando Magic Should Trade Down to Obtain

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Apr 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Louisville Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng cuts down the net after Louisville won the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four against the Michigan Wolverines at the Georgia Dome. Louisville Cardinals won 82-76. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

6) A Few Other Names Worth Looking at

Other big men to consider as rotation 4/5s would be Gorgui Dieng of Louisiville, Lucas Noguiera from Brazil, Mason Plumlee of Duke and Kelly Olynyk of Gonazaga.

Onlynk is projected to go highest of these four, but Dieng likely has the highest upside.

Dieng is a late-comer to the game of basketball, but seems to be handling it all right.  It took a while to get a grasp on goal tending and zone defense, but Dieng swam, rather than sank, by and large.  He’s an elite athlete and could be a major game-changer defensively. His offensive upside is limited, but not so much that he would be a career liability on that end necessarily.

Noguiera is an interesting player due to his speed and quick feet. Coming from a country that plays so much soccer in Brazil, this is hardly surprising.  Think Tiago Splitter with a much different complexion (for whatever that matters).

Plumlee figures to be a Tyler Hansbrough type impact player in the NBA, and that basically warrants mid-first round selections. It also implies there’s not much to be excited about.

Olynyk appears to be pretty goofy in appearance, but he could eventually be a surprisingly good center.  At the minimum, he is a big body and a solid backup.  That tends to land late lottery, at least in weaker drafts like this one.  Teams may be wary, though, to draft another Gonzaga player high though after the astounding bust of Adam Morrison.