Cohen's Analysis: It’s impossible to forecast next season. But what we do know is that it’s impractical for a team to go from worst to first in just one season. It’s also unlikely for teams with the worst record one year to jump into the playoffs the following season.

There will certainly be improvement next season as it relates to the young player’s development. Nikola Vucevic, Maurice Harkless, Tobias Harris and Andrew Nicholson will all be better.

Perhaps the outcome next year will be determined off whether the Magic attempt to get even younger than they were this past season. Will Orlando try to swing a trade that involves any or all of its veterans in exchange for draft picks or promising, but unproven talent?




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