Victor Oladipo reminds me of Dwyane Wade, which is one of the reasons why I believe the Orlando Magic will take him with the No. 2 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.
Even if Nerlens Noel is available (our draft guru, Joe Kotoch, has Alex Len going No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his latest Mock), the Magic have no need for Noel because they already have Nikola Vucevic, who may just become the best center in the Eastern Conference (Brooklyn Nets and Indiana Pacers fans may disagree.)
I also believe the Arron Afflalo-Eric Bledsoe trade is going to go down, which would give the Magic a starting five of Bledsoe, Oladipo, Tobias Harris, Nikola Vucevic and a power forward to be determined.
That’s my call on the No. 2 pick, and I also discuss the Bobcats shopping Michael Kidd-Gilchrist with the idea that they’ll be able to get Otto Porter with the No. 4 pick in this podcast on the Afternoons With Scott Anex show in ESPN 580-Orlando.