Had Marcus Smart decided to leave Oklahoma State after his freshman year and enter into what was perceived as a weak NBA draft, he might well have gone to the Orlando Magic with the No. 2 overall pick.
One year later, there's a decent possibility of him ending up with them after all.
Smart has worked out twice for the Magic since they found out last month at the draft lottery that they'll be picking behind Cleveland, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. It wasn't until this past week that they brought in Dante Exum, the other point guard being given serious consideration by them.
Unlike Exum, Smart has a body of work with which front-office personnel and fans have become familiar. He also has a body more commonly associated with NFL outside linebackers or possession-type wide receivers than someone who hands out assists.
But just as Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker have faced questions about their subpar games when their respective schools were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament before the ...