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The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft  

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45 votes 2 voters 34 items

List Rules Vote based only on career success with the Orlando Magic. Only picks made since the NBA/ABA merger (since 1977).

The history of Orlando Magic first-round draft picks goes back to 1989, when the team joined the league. Orlando has yet to win an NBA championship despite adding a few top talents in the NBA draft throughout the years. Two trips to the NBA Finals ended with them falling short, and the franchise is still hoping to win a title. 

Top-overall picks Dwight Howard and Shaquille O’Neal, two of the best NBA players of all time, headline the list of all Orlando Magic draft picks. While the Magic have added a few other solid role players, all-time NBA draft busts such as Daniel Orton and Geert Hammink have hurt the cause. 

Which of these players had the best overall impact on the Magic franchise? The stats below reflect only the players’ time spent with Orlando, and that is what you should base your vote on. Did this player help improve the Magic organization?

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1
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 2 (2013)

Stats
224 games played, 15.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.0 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2014)

2
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 1 (2004)

Stats
621 games played, 18.4 ppg, 13.0 rpg, 2.2 bpg

Achievements
6× NBA All-Star (2007–2012)
5× All-NBA First Team (2008–2012)
All-NBA Third Team (2007)
3× NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2009–2011)
4× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009–2012)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2008)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2005)

3
Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Mohamed Bamba

Draft selection: 6 (2018)

Stats
47 games played, 6.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg

4
Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 6 (2017)

Stats
102 games played, 8.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg

5
Mario Hezonja is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 5 (2015)

Stats
219 games played, 6.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg

6
Dennis Scott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Dennis Scott

Draft selection: 4 (1990)

Stats
446 games played, 14.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.3 apg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1991)

7
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 11 (2006)

Stats
396 games played, 9.2 ppg, 1.9 apg

8
Nick Anderson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Nick Anderson

Draft selection: 11 (1989)

Stats
692 games played, 15.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.5 spg

9
Aaron Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 4 (2014)

Stats
341 games played, 12.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.2 apg

10
Andrew Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 19 (2012)

Stats
247 games played, 6.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg

11
Courtney Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 22 (2008)

Stats
77 games played, 8.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg

12
Bison Dele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 10 (1991)

Stats
69 games played, 7.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg

13
Mike Miller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 5 (2000)

Stats
194 games played, 14.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.5 apg

Achievements
NBA Rookie of the Year (2001)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2001)

14
Michael Doleac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 12 (1998)

Stats
207 games played, 6.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1999)

15
Keyon Dooling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 10 (2000)

Stats
188 games played, 8.4 ppg

16
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 1 (1993)

Stats
Never played for Magic

17
Brooks Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 27 (1994)

Stats
71 games played, 3.6 ppg

18
Matt Harpring is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 15 (1998)

Stats
59 games played, 7.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Achievements
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)

19
Anzejs Pasecniks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 25 (2017)

Stats
Never played for Magic

20
Courtney Alexander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 13 (2000)

Stats
Never played for Magic

21
Curtis Borchardt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 18 (2002)

Stats
Never played for Magic

22
David Vaughn III is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 25 (1995)

Stats
68 games played, 2.1 rpg, 2.6 rpg

23
Dario Šarić is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft
Dario Šarić

Draft selection: 12 (2014)

Stats
Never played for Magic

24
Daniel Orton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 29 (2010)

Stats
16 games played, 2.8 ppg

25
Fran Vázquez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Orlando Magic First-Round Picks In The NBA Draft

Draft selection: 11 (2005)

Stats
Never played for Magic