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Magic pick Michigan shooter at No. 32, trade 35th pick to Lakers

As expected, the Orlando Magic didn’t use both of their second-round picks in Thursday’s NBA draft.

They did, however, choose forward Caleb Houstan from Michigan. He’s a 6-8 shooter who averaged 10.1 points in his only season and made 35.5% of his 3s.

The Magic traded the No. 35 pick to the Los Angeles Lakers for a 2028 second-round pick and cash, a league source told the Orlando Sentinel earlier in the day.

Orlando announced the trade Thursday afternoon.

The second-round pick will be the better pick between the Lakers’ 2028 second-rounder and the 2028 second-round pick the Washington Wizards owe the Lakers as part of the five-team trade (Brooklyn Nets-Indiana Pacers-San Antonio Spurs-Lakers-Wizards) that sent Russell Westbrook to Los Angeles in August 2021.

The Magic took Paolo Banchero with the No. 1 pick.

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