Theres no equivalent of Dwight Howard or Shaquille ONeal for the taking in this year's NBA Draft. Not even close.
So while the Orlando Magic and good-luck charm Pat Williams would have been ecstatic to emerge from the draft lottery Tuesday night in New York with the No. 1 pick, like they did in 2004 and in back-to-back years during the 1990s, this isnt the worst year for the ball not to have bounced their way.
Let the Cleveland Cavaliers wrestle with the questions about whether Nerlens Noel will return by Christmas from a torn left ACL or has the type of body and shooting touch required for the pro game. The Magic, at No. 2, can explore any number of options before the night of June 27 without the intense scrutiny that comes with picking first.
Should the Cavs have misgivings about the health of the 6-foot-11 Noel, who spent one season at Kentucky, it could create an interesting situation for the Magic, who have never owned a second pick in their history.
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