Players with best odds of becoming No. 1 pick

The Orlando Magic were selected No. 1 in Tuesday’s NBA draft, and the discussion of which player will be the top pick will heat up now that the order is settled.

The consensus is that Duke forward Paolo Banchero, Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren and Auburn forward Jabari Smith Jr. are the three frontrunners whose names will be called first on June 23. According to one report, the race could even now be between Holmgren and Smith.

With the best choice in tow, the Magic will ramp up their preparations by inviting those prospects in for workouts and interviews. The team will do their homework for each player to best determine who is the best long-term fit.

With the draft order in place, Rookie Wire took a look at the prospects with the best chance of becoming No. 1 according to Tipico Sportsbook. Odds will certainly change ahead of the draft, but here’s how things stand:

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Opportunities: +30000

Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Opportunities: +30000

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Opportunities: +20000

Jenna Watson/Indy Star

Opportunities: +20000

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Opportunities: +20000

Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Opportunities: +5000

Mitchell Leff-USA TODAY Sports

Opportunities: +3000

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Opportunities: +330

Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY sports

Opportunities: +125

Jake Crandall/The Montgomery Advertiser

Opportunities: -135

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