Jeff Weltman Says Magic Trying For ‘Excessive-Character Man’ After Profitable Lottery
Orlando Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman mentioned his technique after profitable the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery, including that he is retaining all of his choices open.
“I do know we’ll have a number of attention-grabbing discussions with groups,” Weltman instructed ESPN. “Clearly we do not go into this factor trying to commerce our decide.”
Weltman was initially alleged to characterize the group on stage, however was changed by Jamahl Mosley on the final minute. The Magic initially had a 14% probability at getting the highest decide.
Weltman mentioned the attributes he is on the lookout for within the choice, although didn’t point out any particular names.
“We glance so as to add a extremely proficient, younger, high-character man to our expertise base and our roster. I’ve no expectations on it. Clearly, we’ll proceed to do our work. This actually does not change a lot of the way in which that we’ll method the draft.
“We’re simply actually excited to have the ability to fall in love with any individual and decide that participant,” added Weltman.
The upcoming draft represents the primary time the Magic have had the highest decide since 2004, once they chosen Dwight Howard.