This is getting to be crunch time for the NBA Draft.
With one week to go, workouts around the league are finishing up and trade discussions that were cursory at one point will start to get serious. The Orlando Magic are already pretty deep into their draft process and are getting ready to put a bow on what they will do with the fifth and eighth picks.
It could be a chaotic evening for the Magic. Falling out of the top four put the Magic in a bit of a bind debating between sticking with the conventional wisdom of taking a player like Jonathan Kuminga with higher upside or sticking with a cultural fit like Scottie Barnes.
The team certainly wants to start its rebuild with the most talent it can find. And that could lead to plenty of moving going on.
The Orlando Magic have been busy with their draft preparations and are expecting a busy final week before a big day on NBA Draft night.
Magic assistant general manager Matt Lloyd said on the latest episode of Orlando Magic Pod Squad he is seeing the conditions that could lead to an active trade night.
That does not necessarily clue into the Magic’s thinking. Lloyd said the drop-off and relatively equal talent after that first group would suggest teams might be willing to move around depending on who they are or are not enamored with.
“I have a feeling…