2023 NBA Mock Draft: Mavericks go defense, Pistons surprise at 5

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11. Orlando Magic (via Bulls) select Gradey Dick

The Magic desperately need shooting after finishing 27th in attempts and 24th in 3-point percentage last season. Could one of the best options in this class still be available with their second lottery pick?

Dick shot 40.3 percent from 3-point range on 5.7 attempts per game during his lone season at the University of Kansas. The 6’8 wing should be more than a 3-point specialist too. He competes hard on the defensive end but may struggle to stay in front of ball-handlers. Still, Dick has a high basketball IQ and some scoring chops beyond his shooting.

Gradey Dick will be a starter in the NBA for a decade, and there is potential for him to turn into more. Getting a surefire starter with a league-ready skill at the 11th pick is fantastic value. Dick may never earn an All-Star nod, but he figures to be a consistent contributor over the length of his NBA career.

If the Orlando Magic exit the 2023 NBA Draft with two outstanding wings with complementary skill sets, they could be a dangerous team in a few years. They will need time to grow and develop, but Gradey Dick offers them a high-floor option to boost their rebuild.