With nearly 24 hours before the NBA Draft, the Magic are still weighing every option available to them and have narrowed their list to a handful of players, Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said in a pre-Draft press conference Wednesday at Amway Center.
With the Draft closing in, most of the work has been done and now it seems it is about waiting to see what happens when the Magic are finally on the clock.
"We've done I'd say 99 percent of the work up to this point," Hennigan said. "There are still a few discussion points we have to work through I think. We're going to take the player we feel is the best player for us. Whoever Cleveland takes, we'll not be able to select that player but we'll have our order thereafter and work off of that."
Cleveland is thought to be interested in taking Nerlens Noel, Alex Len or Otto Porter. Noel and Porter have been in Orlando for individual workouts and interviews. There is no information suggesting the Magic have had much contact with Len. Assuming the Cavaliers take Noel, it is widely assumed the Magic would select between Ben McLemore and Victor Oladipo.
None of this could mean anything as Hennigan repeated the Magic will pick the player they feel best fits their organization and best fits the Magic regardless of whether they worked the player out or not.
"I think we tried to be as thorough as we can," Hennigan said. "We tried to do as much research as we can. At the same time, the amount of guys we brought in for consideration for our pick is indicative of the kind of draft it is."no comments