2013 NBA Draft: Twin Towers Options May Be Attractive to Orlando Magic

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Apr 10, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Cody Zeller at the press conference for the NBA draft. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

The twin towers concept hasn’t been the most popular in the game of basketball, either at the NCAA level or the NBA. It’s certainly had success, from Ralph Sampson and Hakeem Olajuwon to Tim Duncan and David Robinson—but the movement never really gained steam, and maybe it isn’t the most conventional way of forming a frontline.

But could it ultimately be the best prospect that the 2013 NBA Draft affords the Orlando Magic?

Nikola Vucevic proved himself to be the starting center of the future. In his first full season as an NBA stater, Vucevic finished No. 2 in the league in rebounding, while posting a double-double and emerging as the starter after originally being slated for a time-share with the departed Gustavo Ayon.

Vucevic has all the makings of a future All-Star, but the Magic do have options as to how the team will seek to shape its frontcourt. Tobias Harris and Andrew Nicholson both saw time starting at the 4-spot, but Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan may look to some of the 4/5 prospects in this draft to form a far different frontcourt.

Alex Len, Cody Zeller and Nerlens Noel are all projected to be top-five picks in the draft, and all three should be capable of playing some center. Len is likely the only who may be ready to assume full-time duties at the 5-spot, but the fact remains that all three are long, able-bodied NBA big men.

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