The Orlando Magic have been searching for a franchise player since trading Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers ahead of the 2012-2013 season. In the nine years since, Orlando is 255-464 overall — the worst record in the NBA over that time.
The Magic have had four top-five picks and three top-eight picks in the draft since trading Howard. None of those players have made an All-Star appearance for Orlando. The highest pick of that lot, 2013’s No. 2 overall choice Victor Oladipo, didn’t develop into a star until he was on his third team with the Indiana Pacers. Aaron Gordon, 2014’s No. 4 overall pick, was
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