26. Orlando Magic

The 28th pick belongs to the Orlanda Magic who are represented by:

  Tom@Orlando .

This pick is via the New York Knicks in the Mark Jackson, Stanley
Robers and Charles Smith three way trade with the Los Angles Clippers.
With that pick the Magic select:

  Sam Cassel, SG, 6-3, Florida State

1993 Usenet Draft Team Report
Team:  Orlando Magic

Team Needs

Orlando's needs were discussed in my report for the #1 pick, so I won't
repeat myself here.  With the first pick, the Magic addressed their need
for a quality PF. This pick could be used to find an understudy PG to
back-up and then take over for Scott Skiles.  The Magic might also look to
address any weaknesses they feel might be created in creating enough salary
cap room to sign Webber.

Although Orlando would like to address these needs, I believe that they will
have one and only one goal in determining their selection with this pick -
to draft the player that has the best shot of still being in the NBA three
seasons from now.
Our selection:

Sam Cassell

When I look at Sam Cassell I see the player Orlando hoped they were getting
when they traded for Steve Kerr.
Other possible selections:

At this position its too hard to predict.  There could be any number of
"desirable" players still left.

PG's/players_who_might_learn_to_be_PG's that might be available and desirable
include Nick Van Exel, Lindsey Hunter, and Sam Cassell.  Other players that
the Magic have mentioned in pre-draft interviews as under condsideration 
should they still be available - Thomas Hill, Rex Walters, George Lynch,
Corie Blount, Anthony Reed, Rich Manning, and Conrad McRae, and Evric Gray.
In addition, the Magic could be looking at James Robinson.

Other possible moves:

The pick could be thrown in to help sweeten a deal to move one of the Magic's
players, helping to free salary cap dollars for Webber.  Also, Orlando could
try to package this pick with one or both of next year's #1's, to move up in
the '94 draft.
Draft Summary:
7.  Sacramento
    Pick: Rodney Rogers, PF, 6-7, Wake Forest
8.  Milwaukee       
    GM's: Brian Saunders 
          Morgan Edwards 
    Pick: Malcolm Mackey, PF, 6-11, Georgia Tech
9.  Denver
    GM's: John Exby 
          Rick Grubin 
    Pick: Ervin Johnson, PF, 6-11, New Orleans
10. Detroit (from Miami in John Sally trade)
    GM:   Rob Skrobola 
    Pick: Alan Houston, SG, 6-6, Tennessee
11. Detroit
    GM:   Rob Skrobola 
    Pick: Acie Earl, C, 6-10, Iowa
12. L.A. Lakers
    GM:   Cliff Slaughterbeck 
    Pick: Bobby Hurley, PG, 6-0, Duke
13. L.A. Clippers
    GM:   Cliff Slaughterbeck 
    Pick: Vin Baker, SF, 6-10, Hartford
14. Indiana
    GM:   Doug Mraz 
    Pick: Scott Burrell, SG, 6-7, UCONN
15. Atlanta
    GM:   Kevin Metz 
    Pick: Terry Dehere, SG, 6-4, Seton Hall
16. New Jersey
    GM:   A. Borges Sugiyama 
    Pick: Douglas Edwards, PF, 6-9, Florida State
17. Charlotte
    GM:   Bren Bailey 
    Pick: Chris Mills, SF, 6-6, Arizona
18. Utah
    GM:   Michael Wendt  
    Pick: George Lynch, SF, 6-7, North Carolina
19. Boston
    GM:   Orin Day 
    Pick: Greg Graham, SG, 6-4, Indiana
20. Charlotte (from San Antonio for J.R. Reid)
    GM:   Bren Bailey 
    Pick: Lindsey Hunter, PG, 6-2, Jackson State
21. Portland
    GM:   Mike Northam 
    Pick: Luther Wright, C, 7-2, Seton Hall 
22. Cleveland
    GM's: W. Scott Klingensmith 
          Brian Young 
    Pick: Joe Harvell, SF, 6-7, Mississippi
23. Seattle
    GM:   Christopher Beck 
    Pick: Rodney Dobard, PF, 6-9, Florida State
24. Houston
    GM:   Brian West  
    Pick: Thomas Hill, SG, 6-5, Duke
25. Chicago
    GM:   Christopher Gattuso  
    Pick: Rex Walters, SG, 6-3, Kansas
26. Orlando (from NY in Mark Jackson, Stanley Roberts trade)
    GM    Tom@Orlando 
    Pick: Sam Cassel, SG, 6-3, Florida State

Next Up:
27. Phoenix
    GM:   Jason M Shachat 

Craig Simpson - Usenet Draft Commissioner