Why The Orlando Magic Do The Deal
Frankly, this all depends on Orlando’s vision. Do they want to lean into jumbo ball? If so, this could be an intriguing concept.
Following this deal, the Magic could field some of the biggest lineups in the NBA.
Imagine a lineup of Wendell Carter Jr., Paolo Banchero, Franz Wagner, Barrett, and Markelle Fultz. The Magic would have plus positional size at every position.
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For that matter, they could select 6’7 Anthony Black with their sixth overall pick and really establish that identity. Of course, they shouldn’t simply draft Barrett because he’s big and can play the 2.
They need to also buy into his upside. With that said, he has flashed a solid, well-rounded skillset at times for the Knicks.
Should they part with him?