The Magic won't be able to pass up Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore -- a potential superstar -- with the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA draft.

Or so says Chris Mannix, the national NBA insider for Sports Illustrated.

"I just think McLemore has real superstar quality," Mannix said on our Open Mike radio show Wednesday. "He's been compared favorably to Ray Allen. I think he's a more athletic version of Ray Allen. He certainly finishes better than Ray. After a couple of years, he could really blossom into one of those franchise 2 guards."

The argument against McLemore is that the Magic already have a decent veteran shooting guard in Arron Afflalo, but is that's certainly no reason to pass on McLemore.

"The Magic have needs everywhere," Mannix said. "They have a lot of good, young talent, no question about it, but there's not anybody on that roster where you say, 'We're not going to take this specific position.' I think you have to take the best player on the board."

Mannix believes McLemore will be available because the Cavaliers will almost certainly take Kentucky center Nerlens Noel at No. 1.

The Cavs' backcourt is locked with Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters," Mannix said. "Noel is just the sort of defensive presence they need to upgrade the worst defensive team - in terms of field goal percentage - in the league."

That's what one NBA insider thinks, but what do you think?

To listen to our entire interview with Mannix, click here.

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