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2012 NBA Draft Grades: ESPN's Chad Ford Give Magic B-

The 2012 NBA Draft is in the books and all of the draft experts out there are handing out their grades. The Orlando Magic had the No. 19 and 49 picks in the draft and used them to select Andrew Nicholson out of St. Bonaventure with their first pick, and then took Norfolk State's Kyle O'Quinn in the second round.

These two picks were good enough for ESPN's Chad Ford to give the Magic a respectable B- grade:

In GM Rob Hennigan's first NBA draft, he decided to play it safe and ended up with two solid picks.

Nicholson has a little David West in him. He's a big who can get after it in the paint and step out and hit jumpers. In fact, I'd say Nicholson is an even better shooter. He really needs to get in an NBA weight room, but he's got a chance to outperform his draft slot. I'm not sure how he fits next to Ryan Anderson (they're very similar players) but thought he was a solid get here.

I could say the same about O'Quinn. There's nothing fancy about his game. Like Nicholson, he's not a great athlete. But he's long and he can get it done in the post. I wish the Magic had added more athleticism (I felt like Teague would've been a stronger, albeit riskier, selection here) but you can't blame a guy who's been on the job for only a week for being conservative.

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