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Magic draft players they feel can grow with the franchise

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic's recently hired president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman entered the first draft with his new team looking to add players who can grow with the rebuilding franchise.

With the No. 6 pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, the Magic selected Florida State forward Jonathan Isaac. The 6-foot-10, 210-pund forward is long and athletic with lots of potential, but he still has a lot of growing to do physically after spending just one season in college . Isaac is the first step in the building process for Orlando's revamped front office that also includes veteran general manager John Hammond.

"We're a growing team and he's a growing player," said Weltman, who has assumed control of a Magic team that has missed the playoffs five straight seasons. "I think tonight was really about adding the right kind of people and getting the chance to select a guy like a Jonathan Isaac who really has tremendous potential."

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Leaders
Points: Evan Fournier17.2
Rebounds: Nikola Vucevic10.4
Assists: Elfrid Payton6.5
FG%: Elfrid Payton47.1%
Steals: Terrence Ross1.12
Blocks: Bismack Biyombo1.12
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.6 (22)
Rebounds: 45.5 (28)
Assists: 23.6 (23)
FG%: 46.7% (25)
FT%: 76.6% (7)
3P%: 36.8% (24)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 101.1 (27)
Rebounds: 43.2 (19)
Assists: 22.2 (18)
FG%: 44.0% (29)
FT%: 74.7% (24)
3P%: 32.8% (29)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Washington 49 33 .598 --
x-Atlanta 43 39 .524 6.0
Miami 41 41 .500 8.0
Charlotte 36 46 .439 13.0
Orlando 29 53 .354 20.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/3/2017 Marcus Georges-Hunt Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/3/2017 Patricio Garino Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/3/2017 C.J. Wilcox Waived
2/14/2017 Terrence Ross Traded For Serge Ibaka
2/1/2017 Anthony Brown 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Injuries
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