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Cohen: 2013 Redo Draft

Cohen: 2013 Redo Draft

What would the 2013 draft board look like if there was a redo? Instead of Anthony Bennett, who would the Cavaliers select with the first overall pick? OrlandoMagic.com's Josh Cohen assesses what the new top 10 draft order would be. Read Feature
 Rising Stars Mock Draft

Rising Stars Mock Draft

With the field set for the 2014 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which will include the Magic's Victor Oladipo, it's now up to Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal to determine the rosters. Josh Cohen offers his mock draft. Read Feature | Oladipo Selected
Cohen: If There Were No Draft Lottery....

If There Were No Draft Lottery....

What would rosters have looked like or currently look like if a draft lottery didn't exist in the NBA? Where would guys like Shaquille O'Neal and Chris Webber have started their careers? Josh Cohen analyzes. Read Feature
Predicting East All-Star Reserves

Predicting East All-Star Reserves

Who will join starters LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Dwyane Wade and Kyrie Irving on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team? Josh Cohen offers his predictions on the reserves. Predicting East All-Star Reserves | Around the Association
NBA Stars in High School

NBA Stars in High School

What did some of the NBA's biggest stars -- past and present -- look like when they were in high school? Some of these screenshots will amaze you? Also, check out the Evolution of NBA Players gallery. NBA Stars in High School | Evolution of Players
George Needs More MVP Cheer

George Needs More MVP Cheer

We all know Paul George is having an unbelievable season. But is he getting enough credit? Most people believe the MVP award will come down to either LeBron James or Kevin Durant. But doesn't George deserve more recognition for the honor?

2014 Slam Dunk Participants?

We are still about two weeks away until the league decides the participants in this year’s All-Star Slam Dunk competition. But if one had to predict the field, it could go a little something like....

Pistons, Celtics to Talk Trade?

With Greg Monroe rumored to be potentially available in a trade and with the Pistons previously rumored to be interested in trying to acquire Rajon Rondo, would Detroit and Boston partner up and consider a blockbuster deal?
Pacers, Heat Conf. Final Not Guaranteed?

Conf. Final Not Guaranteed?

We all assume the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat will clash in the Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight season, which is completely rational for a wide range of reasons. But as one executive recently commented, there is one other team lurking.

Kidd Coach of the Year?

While it is still a long shot for it to happen, could Brooklyn's Jason Kidd, who dealt with enormous backlash and criticism earlier in the season, be considered for the Coach of the Year Award? The Nets have seemingly turned their season around, but is it enough?

Will Knicks Trade Melo?

With the New York Knicks struggling this season and with Carmelo Anthony set to become a free agent in the summer, will NY consider trading its perennial All-Star by the deadline? Read Analysis
Cohen: 2013 Draft Class Projections

Cohen: 2013 Draft Class Projections

Get analysis of the top 15 draft selections from the 2013 class based on their performance so far in the early portion of their rookie seasons and read some bold predictions on each player. 2013 Draft Class Projections | 2014 NBA Draft Stipulations

Cohen: If Draft Trades Were Denied

Wait, what? As OrlandoMagic.com's Josh Cohen writes, if draft day trades were denied or simply didn't exist, things would look a lot different in the NBA. Kobe Bryant in New Orleans? Chris Webber in Orlando? That would have been weird. Read Feature
Cohen: 2014 Draft Stipulations

Cohen: 2014 Draft Stipulations

As there seems to be in most years, there are plenty of stipulations for the 2014 NBA Draft. Learn more about which teams will be swapping draft picks, forced to relinquish picks and find out how these draft picks were moved from prior deals. Feature

Blazers Contenders or Pretenders?

The Portland Trail Blazers are the NBA's best surprise this season. But do they have what it takes to legitimately contend for a championship or are they going to come back to earth in the postseason? Read Feature

Cohen: Reviewing 2010 FA Class

It's been over three years since the unforgettable 2010 free agency frenzy, which featured players such as LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire and Joe Johnson. What are the results? Josh Cohen offers his assessment. Cohen 8-Ball

Future Plans for Rondo & Love?

Things seem cloudy in Boston and Minnesota as it relates to their respective superstars. Are Rajon Rondo and Kevin Love a part of their team's long term plans or could we see a big trade in the coming weeks or months? Read Feature

Regret in Atlanta & Charlotte?

Both the Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Bobcats have played solid basketball for much of this season. But when the season is over, are they both going to regret making their big free agency splashes from last summer? Read Feature

Raptors Buyers or Sellers?

With the Toronto Raptors surging after trading Rudy Gay in December and considering they play in a very weak division, could we see the Raptors add a piece or two by the trade deadline to bolster their playoff chances. Read Feature
You're A Big 90's NBA Fan If...

You're A Big 90's NBA Fan If...

Grew up watching the NBA in the 1990's? Still celebrate the days of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Hakeem Olajuwon? You probably still have posters on your walls and their jerseys in your closet. But you really know you were a big 90's NBA fan if...READ

Cohen: Debating Scenarios

Read OrlandoMagic.com's Josh Cohen as he dissects some fascinating scenarios that all 30 teams will have to debate and decide on at one point or another, including decisions that involve the draft, free agency and trades. Cohen 8-Ball
Cohen: Ranking U.S. Olympic Teams

Cohen: Ranking U.S. Olympic Teams

With USA Basketball in the process of evaluating all the talent and deciding who will represent the country for the upcoming competitions in the next three years, Josh Cohen ranks U.S. Teams from years past. Cohen 8-Ball
Cohen: Ranking Funny Interviews

Cohen: Ranking Funny Interviews

From Allen Iverson's "practice" rant to Hedo Turkoglu's uncanny one-word description to his performance to LeBron James confirming his past, there have been some amusing interviews in NBA history. Josh Cohen ranks his best

Cohen: Ranking Best From 90s

The 90s were a great time in the NBA. There were so many all-time great elite players, including Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway. OrlandoMagic.com's Josh Cohen ranks the top 15 from that decade. Cohen's Rankings
You've Had Success in NBA When...

You've Had Success in NBA When...

How does a player know if he has accomplished big things in the NBA? Well, we countdown the 15 most significant items for NBA players to look out for when evaluating their overall success in the league. You Know You've Had Success in NBA When...

Cohen: Ranking Players from 2000s

Where does Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Nash, Tracy McGrady and LeBron James rank when you evaluate the best players from last decade (2000-09)? OrlandoMagic.com's Josh Cohen has his rankings. Ranking Best from 2000s
Cohen: Best Player Rivalries

Cohen: Best Player Rivalries

It's become apparent over the past week that the matchup between Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams is becoming one of the best player rivalries in the NBA. Josh Cohen assesses the best budding rivalries in the league. Cohen 8-Ball
       

HEADLINES

If Draft Lottery Didn't Exist
Predicting East All-Star Reserves
And the Slam Dunk Participants Could Be...
George Needs More MVP Cheer
Pistons, Celtics to Talk Trade?
Pacers, Heat Conf. Final Not Guaranteed?
Kidd Coach of the Year?
Will Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony?
Are Blazers Contenders or Pretenders?
Regret in Atlanta & Charlotte?
Will Celtics Move Rondo, Wolves Deal Love?
Raptors Buyers or Sellers?
2014 NBA Draft Stipulations
2013 NBA Draft Class Projections
Debating Interesting Scenarios
If They Went to College
No Draft Day Trades?
And the Award Would Go To...
NBA Trade Proposals
Reviewing 2010 Free Agency Class
Best Current Player Rivalries
Then & Now Physical Transformations
Ranking U.S. Olympic Teams
Ranking Best 90s Players

Ranking Best Players in NBA History Tallest Players in NBA History If They Went to College  Evolution of NBA Players