Cohen 8-Ball: Best Model for Magic?
Cohen’s Analysis: It happened in the NFL this past year. Peyton Manning gets injured, the Colts get the No. 1 pick and sitting there is the quarterback of the century, Andrew Luck. Yep, “lucky.” This happened once in the NBA. Back in 1996, David Robinson got hurt, missed most of the season and the Spurs won the draft lottery. Tim Duncan has worn black and silver ever since. San Antonio also is the first franchise to jackpot on the pool of foreign talent. When everyone else backed away from players overseas, the Spurs ran toward it. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili should have been top five draft picks. Instead San Antonio won two big prizes at unsuspecting draft slots.