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Orlando Magic’s Draft History (2006-2015)

Over the past 10 NBA Drafts (2006-2015), the Orlando Magic have made 17 selections without yielding an All-Star.

The following table details Orlando’s track record by tiers, noting the number of All-Stars and starters selected, along with players who either never made the league or were out in five years or less:

Tier Picks All-Star All-Star Appearances Starter* Not in NBA
1-5 3 0 0 1 (33.3%) 0
6-10 1 0 0 1 (100%) 0
11-15 1 0 0 0 0
16-20 1 0 0 0 0
21-25 1 0 0 0 0
26-30 1 0 0 0 1 (100%)
31-40 1 0 0 0 1 (100%)
41-50 2 0 0 0 1 (50%)
51-60 6 0 0 0 5 (83.3%)
Total 17 0 0 2 (11.8%) 8 (47.1%)

*Starter criteria determined as an average of 50 or more starts, over at least 40 percent of the player’s career.

The following is the league average over the same tiers:

Tier All-Star Starter Not in NBA
1-5 12 (24%) 30 (60%) 3 (6%)
6-10 8 (16%) 30 (60%) 7 (14%)
11-15 2 (4%) 12 (24%) 8 (16%)
16-20 3 (6%) 10 (20%) 8 (16%)
21-25 2 (4%) 8 (16%) 15 (30%)
26-30 1 (2%) 5 (10%) 20 (40%)
31-40 1 (2%) 11 (11%) 52 (52%)
41-50 2 (2%) 8 (8%) 70 (70%)
51-60 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 87 (87%)
Total 32 (5.3%) 115 (19.7%) 270 (45.0%)

The Magic have drafted just two starters in 17 tries; both are recent picks in Victor Oladipo and Elfrid Payton.

Note that players are included with the team through any draft-day trades.  Some teams pick well but let an eventual starter leave for another, but that’s beyond the scope of this article.  Recently drafted players have yet to officially pass the “at least five years” test, but were considered as such if on a team’s roster by the end of the 2015-16 season.

Additionally, recent picks who have yet to join the NBA may still do so, but for this analysis are considered “out.”

Pick History 2006-2015

All-Stars: None

Starters: Victor Oladipo (2013-2), Elfrid Payton (2014-10)

Rotation Players: J.J. Redick (2006-11), Courtney Lee (2008-22), Andrew Nicholson (2012-19), Kyle O’Quinn (2012-49), Aaron Gordon (2014-4), Devyn Marble (2014-56), Mario Hezonja (2015-5)

Out in Five Years or Less: James Augustine (2006-41), Milovan Rakovic (2007-60), Daniel Orton (2010-29), Stanley Robinson (2010-59), Justin Harper (2011-32), DeAndre Liggins (2011-53), Romero Osby (2013-51), Tyler Harvey (2015-51)

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