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Magic fill biggest need by drafting Paolo Banchero at No. 1 in NBA draft

4 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

When the Orlando Magic kicked off a rebuild in March 2021 centered around young talent, they could've only hoped to put themselves in this position.
The position to win the NBA's draft lottery last month. The position to select Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's draft .
Whether Banchero will live up to the long-term expectations of a No. 1 pick won't be answered immediately.
What is known is the drafting of Banchero is the single most significant decision the Magic's basketball operations leadership, led by president Jeff Weltman, has made since deconstructing the roster and...
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Magic take Duke's Paolo Banchero with 1st pick in NBA draft

Magic take Duke's Paolo Banchero with 1st pick in NBA draft

5 days ago   |   By WGN TV

NEW YORK - The Orlando Magic selected Duke freshman Paolo Banchero on Thursday night with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
After leading the Blue Devils to the Final Four in coach Mike Krzyzewski's final season, the 6-foot-10 forward was called first by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to begin the draft, beating out fellow first-year forwards Jabari Smith Jr. and Chet Holmgren.
Banchero, wearing a purple suit full of bling, received a loud ovation inside Barclays Center, where Duke lost in the ACC Tournament final.
The Magic were picking first for the fourth time and they've done well with...
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NBA Draft: Paolo Banchero Goes No. 1 to Orlando Magic

5 days ago   |   By NY Times

Banchero, a forward from Duke, helped his team reach the Final Four during this year's N.C.A.A. men's basketball tournament.
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