CHOICE A: Your team is the No. 6 seed in the playoffs with a slight chance to advance past the first round but practically zero chance of getting to the conference finals and your team is made up of mostly veterans and proven commodities that may be at the end of their prime

CHOICE B: Your team is in the draft lottery but has only a 5 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick. If they don’t move up, they will have the No. 8 pick

Cohen’s Analysis: Well, these are both very undesirable and unappealing positions to be in. In both cases, you are probably getting stuck in the middle of the pack in the league with little room to grow. But if I had to pick one, I would go with choice A and live in the moment and enjoy a decent playoff run. Choice B, on the other hand, just seems rather uninspiring and the chances of landing a perennial All-Star with pick No. 8 is too dubious.




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