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PBT Podcast: Magic lottery

Orlando Magic win 2022 NBA Draft Lottery

CHICAGO,IL - MAY 17: Deputy Commissioner of the NBA, Mark Tatum and Head Coach Jamahl Mosley of the Orland Magic hold up the card of the Orlando Magic after they get the 1st overall pick in the NBA Draftduring the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery at McCormick Place on May 17, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Magic have won 11 playoff series in franchise history.

All 11 happened with a player they drafted No. 1.

After experiencing major success with 1992 No. 1 pick Shaquille O’Neal (and Penny Hardaway, who was acquired in a draft-day trade for 1993 No. 1 pick, Chris Webber) and 2004 No. 1 pick Dwight Howard, Orlando has once again won the NBA draft lottery.

Will the Magic select Auburn’s Jabari Smith, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren or Duke’s Paolo Banchero?

On the latest ProBasketballTalk, Dan Feldman and Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel (reporting from the lottery in Chicago) discuss the Magic’s decision, how getting the top pick changes the franchise’s trajectory and what this particular outcome – Magic 1, Thunder 2, Rockets 3 – means for the NBA: