5 Last-Minute Rumors for the Orlando Magic in the 2014 NBA Draft

NBA Draft Rumors: 5 Last-Minute Orlando Magic Whispers

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The 2014 NBA Draft is fast approaching, and the Orlando Magic have some big decisions to make with the No. 4 and No. 12 pick in the draft. Let's look at what the Magic could do with their picks.

5. Take a Chance on Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid
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5. Take a Chance on Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid
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The safest pick is taking Dante Exum with the fourth selection, as the Magic desperately need to solve their point guard woes. But if Joel Embiid is still on the board when Orlando is on the clock, the Magic will not hesitate to snatch him up despite his health issues.

4. Get Bold and take Aaron Gordon with the No. 4 Pick

Aaron Gordon
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4. Get Bold and take Aaron Gordon with the No. 4 Pick

Aaron Gordon
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The Magic need size up front, and it would not surprise me at all if they take Gordon with the fourth pick. Gordon may be a tad raw, but his athleticism and scoring touch around the rim would be most welcomed on the Magic front line.

3. Take Julius Randle for More Size Upfront

Julius Randle
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3. Take Julius Randle for More Size Upfront

Julius Randle
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As with Gordon, Randle may be a tad too raw for the Magic to select with the fourth pick, but if he is around at No. 12 and the they go with Exum as the fourth pick, look for the team to take the talented Kentucky forward. Just like Gordon, Randle would add size and toughness to a Magic front line that needs both.

2. Go After Tyler Ennis at No. 12

Tyler Ennis
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2. Go After Tyler Ennis at No. 12

Tyler Ennis
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If the Magic select Embiid or another big man at No. 4, look for the team to set their sights on Ennis at No. 12. Ennis is just what the Magic need as a talented floor general who can create his own shot.

1. Take Marcus Smart With the No. 4 Pick

Marcus Smart
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1. Take Marcus Smart With the No. 4 Pick

Marcus Smart
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The Magic need a point guard, and Smart has proven himself throughout his college career to be a capable floor leader. He can be a tad volatile at times, but he is a gifted talent the Magic have been high on since the end of the season. Don't be surprised if Orlando calls Smart's name at No. 4.

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