As mentioned previously, the Orlando Magic have the luxury of waiting on a point guard if they so choose.
In possession of two lottery picks (No. 4 and No. 12 overall), the Magic could conceivably hold their breath and hope that a quality point guard lasts until the back end of the top 15.
And while he may not be an eye-popping talent like Dante Exum or Marcus Smart, Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton is the real deal.
Hailing from a smaller school, a la Portland Trail Blazers floor general Damian Lillard, Payton scorched the nets during his junior season to the tune of 19.2 points on 50.9 percent shooting from the field.
And while his outside shot still needs considerable work, Payton's ability to penetrate using his tremendous quickness will help mitigate the effects of his relatively broken perimeter stroke.
Payton's also demonstrated an ability to contribute in a multitude of ways on both ends of the floor.
According to Sports-Reference.com, Payton was the only player in the country last season to average at least 19 points, six rebounds and five assists, an impressive feat for a point guard standing 6'3'' and weighing 180 pounds.
On defense, Payton displayed an excellent work ethic as well, exemplified by his individual defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions) of 99.2 over the course of three seasons, per Sports-Reference.
Here's Bleacher Report's Adam Fromal with a breakdown of Payton's defensive strengths:
"Not only does he remain intense when settling down into his stance, but he flashes tremendous instincts, allowing him to poke away the ball when it's being handled without much care and to jump into passing lanes without a moment of hesitation."
He may not be a Rookie of the Year front-runner, but Payton seemingly has all of the tools necessary to be a long-term starter at the next level.