What do you think of the Wesley Iwundu pick? Did the Magic make the right pick?
Palmer: I am a lot less excited about the Wesley Iwundu pick. While I think Iwundu was a worthwhile pick, there were other guys available who will likely contribute more from day one, and probably for their entire careers. On the bright side, Iwundu has some nice skills to work with, including being able to bring the ball up in transition. I wonder if that is something the Magic are going to try and emphasize in free agency.
Doyle: I was not too familiar with Wesley Iwundu, but I like his potential as a role player on this team. He is smart and is willing to defend. The Magic have been terrible at defending the perimeter and he should be able to help out in that department. He is a player who does not have a high ceiling, but he should be able to contribute right away. I like that in a second round pick. Taking a sure thing after drafting a player like Isaac is a logical move. I just hope the team gives him a chance to play this year.
Rossman-Reich: With those later picks in the Draft, I had my eye on players who could make an immediate impact and play a role for the team. With limited cap space, the Magic would have to find players who can fit and play a role pretty immediately. Wesley Iwundu fits that perfectly. He was a four-year player at Kansas State who got better each year. While his shooting and scoring needed some work, his defense is almost certainly ready to make an impact in the NBA. And it looks like he fits the profile for a Magic wing player. I had eyed Iwundu late in the draft process after word got around he was impressing in workouts. It is easy to see why in the video. I think Iwundu will push for a role very early on in his career with the Magic. Especially if he figures out how to shoot effectively.
Flynn: Iwundu fits the mold that the new front office covets in a lengthy wing. After the Magic took Isaac at No. 6 I was hoping for them to take a big man or a point guard with their later picks to set up replacements if they are able to move some hefty contracts on their roster. But, Iwundu on his own seems like a fine pick that may be able to contribute defensively.