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Orlando was the subject of unrelenting draft night trade talk, but wound up staying put with the No. 19 pick. Center Dwight Howard remains in blue and white for another day.
Regardless, the selection of St. Bonaventure power forward Andrew Nicholson (pictured) is a bit of a head-scratcher here.
Nicholson has the skill set to be a successful NBA 4, but he enters a stuffed Magic frontcourt that includes incumbent Ryan Anderson and Glen Davis. Anderson received a qualifying offer just a few hours prior to the draft, according to The Associated Press (h/t SI.com).
Standing at just 6'9", Nicholson is too small to play the role of a Howard replacement, and after looking to extend Anderson, where exactly does he fit?
With the murky fate of Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, Orlando could have used Thursday night to sure up their backcourt. Instead, new general manager Rob Hennigan went with another power forward.
Their second selection, Norfolk State's Kyle O'Quinn, has good value but is simply not the right fit for a Magic team stockpiled with bigs.
All in all, Orlando had a pretty rough night. They weren't able to leverage Howard, and they made a few puzzling picks.