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NBA Draft 2011: Why the Orlando Magic Should Be Excited About the 53rd Pick

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NBA Draft 2011: Why the Orlando Magic Should Be Excited About the 53rd Pick
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According to the Orlando Magic's official website, there are five options that are all probable for the Magic to draft with the 53rd overall pick.

The history of the second round is promising, and many current NBA stars were selected past the 30th pick. Players such as Marc Gasol (48th pick), Monta Ellis (40th pick), Trevor Ariza (43rd pick) and even Manu Ginobili (57th pick), were all selected in the second round and have gone on to become household names in the NBA.

With regards to the history of the second round, is it that far fetched to think that the Magic could acquire a player who can immediately help their team move forward and bring them to championship calibre?

In terms of needs, the Magic would most likely want to find a 2 or 3 shooter who has some promise on the defensive end, and experience playing at the college level. Or they could attempt to draft another big man who could work with Brandon Bass, in case they fail to impress Dwight Howard and he eventually leaves to free agency.

But with regards to the five players mentioned, they all have shown they have the potential to emerge in the NBA.

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