The Magic had the No. 1 overall pick three other times: nel 2004, 1993 e 1992. The Magic selected Dwight Howard in 2004, Chris Webber in 1993 and Shaquille O’Neal in 1992. Orlando would trade Webber to the Golden State Warriors for Penny Hardaway and three future first-round draft picks.
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Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic talks with the media after the 2004 NBA Draft at Madison Square Garden on June 24, 2004 in New York, New York. (Steve Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)
Orlando was 22-60 in the regular season and had a 14% chance of getting the No. 1 scegliere. Orlando had the No. 5 pick last year and selected Jalen Suggs.
Il Oklahoma City Thunder e Houston Rockets rounded out the top three. The Thunder had the No. 6 pick last year and took Josh Giddey. The Rockets had the No. 2 pick last year and selected Jalen Green.
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Orlando Magic president of basketball operation Jeff Weltman smiles after NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announced that the Magic have won the first pick in the 2022 NBA Draft during the 2022 NBA basketball Draft Lottery Tuesday, Maggio 17, 2022, a Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Nos. 4 attraverso 14 are as followed:
4). Sacramento Kings
5). Detroit Pistons
6). Indiana Pacers
7). Portland Trail Blazers
8). Pellicani di New Orleans (a partire dal Los angeles lakers)
9). San Antonio Spurs
10). Washington Wizards
11). New York Knicks
12). Oklahoma City Thunder (a partire dal Los Angeles Clippers)
13). Charlotte Hornets
14). Cleveland Cavaliers.
The draft will take place in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on June 23.
Gonzaga center Chet Holmgren (34) shoots against San Francisco forward Josh Kunen, sinistra, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Francisco, California, giovedi, Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
Chet Holmgren dei Gonzaga, Auburn’s Jabari Smith, Duke’s Paolo Banchero and A.J. Griffin and Purdue’s Jaden Ivey are among the top prospects entering the draft this year.