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2014 NBA Draft: 5 Players Orlando Magic Should Target at No. 12

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5 Players Orlando Magic Should Target at No. 12

Nik Stauskas 2014 NBA Draft
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The Orlando Magic could use some serious help in the 2014 NBA Draft. After all, they did finish with the third worst record in the league this past season. With that in mind, let’s take a look at five players who the Magic should target at pick No. 12.

Adreian Payne

Adreian Payne 2014 NBA Draft
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Adreian Payne

Adreian Payne 2014 NBA Draft
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Adreian Payne could go lower in the draft, but his talent is worth the No. 12 pick overall. He stands at 6-foot-10, is athletic and can shoot the long-ball. He has the talent and ability to go in the top 10, but I am sure his older age (23) is hurting that a bit.

James Young

James Young 2014 NBA Draft
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James Young

James Young 2014 NBA Draft
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If James Young was a more consistent shooter this season, he would have likely been a lock for the top 10. That is just speculation, though. Regardless, he still has pretty a good shot and he can definitely get to the rim. His famous dunk over the Huskies in the national championship game proved that.

Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas 2014 NBA Draft
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Nik Stauskas

Nik Stauskas 2014 NBA Draft
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Nik Stauskas is definitely one of the best shooters in this draft class. After all, he did shoot 44.2 percent from the three this past season and made 92 threes in the process.

Gary Harris

Gary Harris 2014 NBA Draft
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Gary Harris

Gary Harris 2014 NBA Draft
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Gary Harris is also a great shooter. However, he could go in the top 10. He is also a great scorer. What makes Harris so special is the fact that he is just as good on the defensive side of the ball as he is on the offensive side of the ball.

Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott 2014 NBA Draft
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Doug McDermott

Doug McDermott 2014 NBA Draft
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Doug McDermott had an awesome career at Creighton and was the best player in college hoops this season -- won the Naismith. His career would scream top-10 pick and hopefully that is the case for his sake. However, he is still a player the Orlando Magic should keep an eye on. McDermott is a phenomenal shooter from anywhere on the court and he can contribute right away.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.