Cohen 8-Ball: Projecting Path to Title Contention
Josh Cohen’s Analysis: From the rise of Arron Afflalo to the surprise of Nikola Vucevic to the resurgence of Jameer Nelson to the rapid development of Andrew Nicholson, there is a lot of promise in Orlando. While losing is frustrating and sometimes heartbreaking, it also can be inadvertently rewarding come draft lottery time. Remember, the least popular spot in the NBA is the middle of the pack. A high draft pick is often essential to evolve.