Cohen 8-Ball: Assessing Magic's Draft Direction
Cohen’s Analysis: Many feel the small forward position is the spot that needs the most upgrade. However, that assessment profoundly depends on the development and growth of Maurice Harkless, who has recently shown more flashes of what he can eventually be. The intangibles are there as is the athleticism. But is Harkless the perfect “role player” or he can he evolve into an imposing force on both ends of the floor. Some are adamant that Maurice will be a borderline All-Star in a few years, while others aren’t convinced he has enough of an offensive repertoire to be that impactful.