The NBA is gathering in Chicago this week to begin to look more formally ahead to the 2020 season. The league’s first official event that looks ahead to next season takes place.
The teams that missed the playoffs gathered for the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday. And for the first time in seven years, the Orlando Magic will not have a representative in the room.
Their draft strategy this year will be a little different. They are not looking to stockpile the top-end talent and pick the best player available. Instead, they are going to look for a player who fills a need to help keep them in the playoff picture.