Cohen’s Analysis: It’s a long season and it’s impossible to know for certain what will transpire as the year progresses. Can the Magic exceed expectations, defy the critics and justifiably chase a playoff spot this season? It’s not unthinkable. But even if this season turns out playoff-less, that result could lead to more down the road. Let’s not forget that next June’s NBA Draft could be a special one and the opportunity to grab another hot shot prospect could help transform the Magic into a championship contender sooner rather than later.




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