Cohen Courtside: Storylines vs. Raptors
Josh Cohen’s Analysis: It’s going to inevitably be a frequent debate for the rest of the season. While losing is frustrating, in the NBA, sometimes the only way to make drastic improvements is to hit the bottom before surging to the top. The worst result for a team is to be the ninth or 10th best team in a conference. That insinuates you were mediocre but not worthy of a high lottery draft pick. With all the injuries piling up, you have to wonder if it could prove that more conventional “rebuilding” will benefit the Magic later on.