The NCAA Tournament is over and with it most of the playing file on the prospects who will be in the NBA Draft is complete.
Teams and personnel will break down that film but begin to focus on the intangibles and personalities of the players as they prepare for the NBA Draft Combine in May and look ahead to the finalizing of the draft order to come with the Lottery.
The bulk of the draft prep work is then done. But there is still a lot to do to get ready for draft night. There is still a long way to go.
Still, while the confetti is still falling on UConn’s national championship victory, it is good to take stock of what the Magic’s draft board looks like and who they might consider taking.
The NCAA Tournament is over and it is time to update our Orlando Magic NBA Draft Big Board as the draft process moves toward its final phases with playing files completed.
Back when the NCAA Tournament started, the Magic were sitting in fifth in the Lottery standings with at least the hint they could get the best prospects outside of the top three.
The Magic have been winning a lot since and sit in eighth, although their decision to sit their starters suggests that is no longer the biggest aim for the team. They could end up anywhere from fifth still to eighth or even ninth if they win two more games the rest of this season.
Either way, the way this draft shakes out, Orlando is going to have to do their homework on a lot of players. And with the potential for two picks in the Lottery this year, the Magic have a lot of options in front of them.
This is an updated list from our first big board just before the NCAA Tournament. This ranking is based on who the Magic would value and rank on their board based on team fit, talent level and needs.