NBA Draft: Magic look at Noel, McLemore, Burke

Magic officials already have scouted the likes of Kentucky Wildcats center Nerlens Noel, Kansas Jayhawks shooting guard Ben McLemore and Michigan Wolverines point guard Trey Burke for months and months. Until now, however, the Magic and other NBA teams haven’t been permitted to sit down and speak with any draft prospect.

General manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general managers Scott Perry and Matt Lloyd are conducting the Magic’s player interviews, which began Wednesday night. Each team may interview a maximum of 18 players, and the Magic are likely to speak with Noel, McLemore and Burke, in addition to 15 other players in 30-minute sessions.

Hennigan would not comment about his team’s goals for the combine, but the interviews will play a critical role for the Magic, especially since many players won’t participate in the on-court drills scheduled for Thursday and Friday at a Chicago gym.

Source: Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel