2. Nickeil Alexander-Walker
If the Magic want to draft for fit, Nickeil Alexander-Walker is a good bet. As a combo guard he can slot into various lineups on or off the ball. His size (6’5.5″, 204 pounds) and length (6’9.5″ wingspan) are a solid foundation for a big modern guard.
Skill-wise, he has a great package too. Out of the pick-and-roll he makes crisp passes and smart reads at a high level. He’s a threat off the ball as well, as evidenced by his 37.4 percent clip on 3-point attempts last season. He also did it on 155 attempts, which is by no means a small sample.
Alexander-Walker won’t wow you with freakish athleticism or nasty moves, but he won’t frustrate you either (unless you’re rooting for the other team). He’s not a poor athlete, but his game simply isn’t predicated on that.
Next to all of Orlando’s long athletes, that may be just what the doctor ordered. He can manage the offense in a way that few Magic guards have done in recent memory. In addition, he can space the floor much better than Augustin or Grant could, complementing those lanky bigs.
Alexander-Walker is intelligent, composed and efficient.