Cohen: Interesting Draft-Day Swaps & Trades
Josh Cohen’s Analysis: After an unforgettable draft lottery shocker in 1993, in which the Magic secured the No.1 pick with a 1.5 percent chance, Orlando chose Chris Webber before trading him to Golden State for Penny Hardaway, the No. 3 pick, and three future first round draft picks. Orlando ascended immediately with Penny, advancing to the NBA Finals in 1995. Crushing injury problems derailed Hardaway’s career by the time he left the Magic, while Webber finally lived up to his potential once he joined the Kings in the late 90’s.