Cohen's Analysis: Those who follow forthcoming draft prospects will convince you that the 2014 NBA Draft will rival the 2003 class when LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were all selected in the top five.
There are two prospects in particular that are expected to be franchise superstars and will make their future NBA teams title contenders in a few years. As one executive recently described it: “There will be two teams who generally never play on Thursdays right now be playing on Thursdays a lot starting in 2014-15.” This referring to the fact that the best teams with the top stars are shown on TNT regularly.
With this particular draft to potentially be so substantial and rewarding, should the Magic try to acquire unprotected draft picks for 2014? One source at this past trade deadline had said, “Teams are extremely reluctant to give up 2014 picks because of how impactful it may be.”