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: