The first of two top-eight picks are certain of the Orlando Magic. With the No. 5 picks within the 2021 NBA Draft, the Magic selected Jalen Suggs of Gonzaga. The 6-4 guard averaged 14.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in his lone season at Gonzaga while guiding the team to the National Championship game. He shot 50.3 percent from the sector, including 33.7 percent from three on 3.5 attempts per game.
Even with point guards Markelle Fultz and Cole Anthony on the roster, the Magic couldn’t expire taking Suggs when he fell into their lap, adding another floor general into the combination. The Magic’s pick was believed to be the primary mystery of the draft, with the top-four seemingly set in the stone leading up to the draft. But the Toronto Raptors surprisingly pickled Florida State University’s Scottie Barnes just before Orlando with the fourth pick within the draft.
Cade Cunningham went first overall to the Detroit Pistons. Jalen Green went second to the Houston Rockets. Evan Mobley went third to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Magic even have the No. 8 picks, with players like Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody still on the board.