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Report: Magic shopping around No. 2 pick

Jun 8, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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If it’s a draft without a superstar, and if the Cavaliers are already shopping around the No. 1 pick, I guess this shouldn’t surprise us.

The Orlando Magic are shopping around the No. 2 pick, reports Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel.

That No. 2 pick is probably going to be Ben McLemore out of Kansas, but guys like Otto Porter or Victor Oladipo could jump up into that spot. If you’re a GM in the lower lottery and really want one of those guys, and you have an asset you can throw in to swap picks, it could happen.

Thing is, there are not teams willing to give up much of anything to move up in this draft. There are no franchise changing players in this draft, and GMs are not going to give up two assets to get one unless there is something special.

Which is to say, the Magic are going to shop this around but it’s not likely going to matter much.

  1. fatcamper - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    As a Magic fan I’m not enjoying the OKC model of rebuilding. At this rate we are going to need to be bad for 10 years before we play well again.

    • jacksonkane - Jun 9, 2013 at 2:29 AM

      What’s the OKC model of rebuilding? I am not following how their rebuilding was any different than any other team.

  2. 13arod - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    fatcamper the magic have good guys and the lost most of there games beteween 1-10 points they will be back in the playoffs soon

  3. JMClarkent - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    If this were a better draft, they would be set. I like Affalo, Harkness and Vuce – you get the right Pg (maybe get a bit of a sleeper like Illiard) and things are interesting.

    • dondada10 - Jun 8, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      Trey Burke can be that guy.

  4. cluelessdufus - Jun 8, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    you don’t need a franchise player at there rate, take the pick and get a role player they never hurt

  5. readysethike - Jun 8, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Tobias Harris is a damn good player just wait and see

  6. trezz8 - Jun 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    How about the ‘T’ Wolves #9 and Derick Williams

  7. themagicfanguy - Jun 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Trey Burke is Jameer Nelson 2.0. We don’t want or need that.
    McLemore, Oladipo, or trade it away.

    • ibreathefootball - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:41 PM

      I wish I could double like this one

  8. saint1997 - Jun 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    No! Draft McLemore – wait a year – then draft one of the 3 amazing point guard prospects in next years class!! Much smarter than trading this away (unless maybe you can get Bledsoe back for it – then it’s nice)

  9. lastdukestreetking - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Burke is decent but not worth the #2 pick. Magic may go after Gordon assuming CP3 resigns with LAC. Afflalo would be a nice fit with LAC where he’s not “the man.” Magic start Gordon, McLemore, Harkless, Harris, Vucevich. A young team that can grow together.

  10. sportsnut101 - Jun 8, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    If okc didn’t trade maynor they coulda traded maynor. Lamb n 29 th pick for it

    But okc should jump on this they have 12 pick n 29 th pick they not keeping both due to salary reasons

    They also have perry jones who was first round pick. Okc only trade up if potter or mclemore is there otherwise trade up for McCullough. Kid pg/sg

  11. vstyle23 - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    Jameer is a solid point gaurd so stop the Nelson hate. Oladipo I believe is going to be a stud. He’s real raw right now and under some food coaching he’s going to be a superstar. Watch!! Magic, Olidipo. I haven’t been that impressed with McLemore, that’s not to say that he won’t be good but I’m more interested in Olidipo.

  12. themagicfanguy - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Solid? If by solid you mean a major defensive liability, and a volume shooter who shot less than 40% last year then yeah… Solid I guess.
    Look, I love that Nelson is a stand up guy and has been with the Magic forever but he’s NOT good enough to be a starter. Period.
    It’s not hate, it’s the truth.
    Trey Burke is another volume shooter who is undersized and a defensive liability. We DON’T want or need that.
    Trey Burke WILL NOT go as high as #2, its ridiculous to even think it. It’s Mclemore, Porter, or Oladipo.

  13. ibreathefootball - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    How could you not want to draft Ben McLemore? Nerlens Noel should be a later 1st round pick based on what I saw last season. Look at Anthony Davis, and look at Damian Lillard. Both excellent players, but Lillard is able to do more things to help try to win.

  14. 00maltliquor - Jun 9, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    That would be a smart move. If it were possible, I’d try to see if I could sucker Michael Jordan and trade him this pick for his next years 1st rounder.

    See if it will entice him to go #2 AND #4 in this lame year, take the loss, but make up for it next year where the draft pool won’t be so broke. You know the Bobcats aren’t making the playoffs next year (and will be a top 5 bad team), so it’ll be a safe bet.

    Plus, MJ seems like the kinda guy to bite the bait with his fantastic drafting prowess…………………

    • cflip376 - Jun 9, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      Only problem is that, Rich Cho is the gm and MJ has seemingly stepped back. There no way in hell a lottery team is going to trade a pick in a draft that is being projected to be like the 2003 draft. Doubt Jordan would even if he was didn’t step back. In Jordan defense he was going to get Brook Lopez until Larry Brown intervened and LB also got him to trade a future 1st rounder for some international guy whose long gone now.

      • 00maltliquor - Jun 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

        Rich Cho is his puppet. Jordan got strings on everyone in that organization.

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