Orlando Magic draft history
The Orlando Magic first participated in the National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft on June 27, 1989, about five months before their inaugural NBA season. The NBA agreed with the National Basketball Players' Association to limit drafts to two rounds from 1989 onward. Before each draft, an NBA draft lottery determines the first round selection order for the teams that missed the playoffs during the prior season. Teams can also trade their picks, so some years a team could have more than or less than two picks.
The Magic were given their two picks in 1989. They selected Nick Anderson with the eleventh overall pick and Michael Ansley with the 37th pick. In 1992, the Magic won the NBA Lottery and with the first pick, they drafted Shaquille O'Neal, who went on to be selected as an All-Star a record-tying 14 consecutive times. In 2004, the Magic drafted a future All-Star, Dwight Howard. Throughout the years, the Magic had traded away some of their picks as well as traded for other teams' picks. As a result of the various trades, the Orlando Magic had three first round picks in 1998 and 2000.
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- On October 10, 1990, Orlando acquired center Mark McNamara and first round pick in 1991 from San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Sidney Green.
- On June 30, 1993, Orlando traded the rights to Chris Webber to the Golden State Warriors for the rights to Anfernee Hardaway (Memphis State, 3rd overall pick) and first round picks in 1996, 1998 and 2000. The first round pick in 1996 was later traded to the Washington Wizards.
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- On September 22, 1992, Orlando traded Stanley Roberts to the Los Angeles Clippers in a three-team trade with the New York Knicks for a 1993 first round draft pick from the Knicks and a 1994 first round draft pick from the Clippers.
Brown, Clifton (1992-09-23). "BASKETBALL; Knicks Get Trade, Thanks to Roberts". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
- On June 25, 1997, Orlando traded the rights to Eric Washington along with the 1999 second round draft pick to the Denver Nuggets for the rights to Jason Lawson (Villanova, 42nd overall pick).
- On January 21, 1999, Orlando traded Johnny Taylor and the draft rights to Keon Clark to the Denver Nuggets for a first round pick in 2000.
- On February 19, 1999, Orlando traded Rony Seikaly and Brian Evans to the New Jersey Nets for David Benoit, Kevin Edwards, Yinka Dare and the 1998 first round draft pick.
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- On November 2, 1996, Orlando traded Jon Koncak, Donald Royal and Felton Spencer to the Golden State Warriors for Rony Seikaly, Clifford Rozier and a 1999 second round draft pick.
- On September 22, 1999, Orlando traded the draft rights to Laron Profit to the Washington Wizards for a 2001 second round draft pick (#32).
- On June 2, 2001, Orlando traded its 2001 first round pick to the Houston Rockets for the Rockets' 2001 first round pick.
- On June 27, 2001, Orlando traded the draft rights to Omar Cook to the Denver Nuggets to fulfill "a previous obligation".
"Orlando Trades Rights to Omar Cook to Denver". NBA.com/magic. Retrieved 2008-04-01.
- On June 26, 2002, Orlando traded the draft rights to Curtis Borchardt to the Utah Jazz for the draft rights to Ryan Humphrey and Jamal Sampson.
"Magic Acquire draft Rights to Ryan Humphrey and Second Round Pick from Utah". NBA.com/magic. Retrieved 2008-04-01.
- On June 23, 2004, Orlando traded the draft rights to Anderson Varejão along with Drew Gooden and Steven Hunter to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Tony Battie and two future second round draft picks (#44 in the 2005 NBA draft and #54 in the 2007 NBA draft).
"Magic Acquire Tony Battie, Picks from Cleveland". NBA.com/magic. 2004-06-23. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
- On June 28, 2005, Orlando traded the rights to Martynas Andriuskevicius to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 2006 second round draft pick and cash considerations.
- On June 28, 2006, Orlando traded the draft rights to Lior Eliyahu to the Houston Rockets for cash consideration.
"Magic Select James Augustine With 2006 Second Round Pick". NBA.com/magic. 2006-06-28. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
- On June 28, 2007, Orlando traded the draft rights to Reyshawn Terry to the Dallas Mavericks for the draft rights to Milovan Raković, (Mega Ishrana Serbia), 60th overall pick).
"Magic Obtain draft Rights to Milovan Raković From Dallas". NBA.com/magic. 2007-06-28. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
- "2007–08 Orlando Magic Media Guide" (PDF). Orlando Magic. September 4, 2007. Retrieved March 18, 2008.