Magic general manager Rob Hennigan told the media that he’s heard several “tempting” trade offers for the second pick, which offers he would evaluate in the hours leading up to Thursday’s Draft. He also said that if he did not trade the pick, he expected the player he selects with it to be with the team on opening night.
So does that mean that the Orlando Magic may select Trey Burke? The University of Michigan guard has received a lot of attention from the Magic from the beginning. It was thought that the Magic may back off drafting Trey Burke because of a pending deal with the Clippers for Guard Eric Bledsoe. Many media reports had reported a deal involving Bledsoe and shooting guard Aaron Affalo was eminent. But as Magic General Manager Rob Hennigen told the media yesterday he would be “stunned” if a trade occurred involving Bledsoe:
“So if we’re about to make a trade with them, I guess I missed that memo.” To be specific, Hennigan said he talked with L.A. “a little after the Combine,” which took place in Chicago in late May. He said those talks were “exploratory in nature and nothing specific, really. I don’t know where that stuff’s coming from.”
If Orlando does select Trey Burke then the Pistons will likely draft CJ McCollum, Micheal Carter-Williams with the 8th overall pick.