The Orlando Magic have a major need they need to fill. With the shooters available in this draft, there can certainly find some options in the draft.
For most casual NBA fans, the NCAA Tournament is the first time everyone sits down to get a good look at the NBA Draft prospects. These are high-pressure games and they tend to get the most attention and stick with fans, at least.
Especially for players in the middle of the first round, this is a time they rely on to solidify their spots in the Lottery, rise up draft boards or get a second look that can stay with scouts and decisionmakers, let alone fans, for a long time.
A lot of the books on these players are written for these players. The NCAA Tournament is just another chapter. But it is an important one. Last impressions in meaningful games can help a lot of players.
Especially when they come from mid-major schools. And especially for teams looking for players who are ready to step up to the plate immediately.
But now we do not have those tournament games to finalize opinions — or form first impressions, as they might be.
With those seasons over, draft boards have some clarity and the Orlando Magic can at least begin to target who they want to take.
Who are the Magic looking at? Who should the Magic be looking at?
Undoubtedly, Orlando has to get their draft night right (whenever it happens). It is not clear what the league will look like and what the Magic will be able to do. Financially, the Magic will have more limited cap room than they might initially anticipate.
While the Magic absolutely should stick to their values in the draft and find a player that fits their comfort zone and eye, they also need to find a player who can help and contribute to the roster. Beyond just Chuma Okeke, whom the Magic certainly will expect to step in and fill a role.
Undoubtedly, the Magic have needs to fill. They desperately need reliable shooters. And that can be something they can find where they are likely drafting at No. 15.
With the NCAA season over and much of basketball around the world shuttered, here are a few guys the Magic should be looking at as they continue to refine their draft process.