CHOICE A: Your team is the No. 1 seed in the playoffs but your perennial All-Star and MVP candidate will be a free agent in the upcoming summer and there are indications he may leave if a championship is not won

CHOICE B: Your team is the No. 8 seed in the playoffs and while you don’t have any current established All-Stars, you do have an assemblage of young, blossoming and inexpensive talent to build with

Josh Cohen’s Analysis: This is not comparing/contrasting the Heat and the Suns, for instance – two franchises that may fit in these respective choices. I think being the No. 1 seed with a chance to win a title – even if the pressure is sky high and your reputable superstar is threatening a departure – is a far more advantageous position to be in than being a one-and-done playoff team with an uncertain future.

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