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Orlando Magic win draft lottery, get No. 1 pick in 2022 NBA Draft

Orlando Magic win draft lottery, get No. 1 pick in 2022 NBA Draft

The Orlando Magic have won the NBA Draft Lottery and now have the top pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Going into the lottery, the Magic had the best chance to win it at 14% along with the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

It's the third time in franchise history that the Magic have the first selection in the draft. The previous times were in 1992 (Shaquille O'Neal), 1993 (Chris Webber) and 2004 (Dwight Howard).

ANALYSIS: The Magic now have its choice of talented players to add to its young core that includes Franz Wagner and Jalen Suggs who just finished their first seasons in the league.

Those choices include Auburn forward Jabari Smith, Gonzaga forward/center Chet Holmgren, Purdue guard Jaden Ivey, Duke forward Paolo Banchero, and Iowa forward Keegan Murray.

BasketballNews.com currently has Smith ranked as the top selection in the upcoming 2022 NBA Draft.

 

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