Cohen 8-Ball: Assessing Magic's Draft Direction
Cohen’s Analysis: With Glen Davis presumed out for the rest of the season with a fractured foot, Andrew Nicholson will get a plethora of playing time. If the Magic draft a “big” with their First Round pick, it would suggest that both Big Baby and Drew are valued as dependable “role players” rather than starting lineup difference-makers. Some believe Nicholson will transform into an influential force in the league because of his offensive prowess. His fancy footwork, silky touch around the basket and reliable 15-foot jumper are distinctive. Others, however, wonder if he will be able to overturn those defensive liabilities.