Time will tell if any of the players the Magic have acquired since dealing Howard will pan out. As far as star potential is concerned, I think their most recent pick Hezonja has the biggest chance to become something special. Vucevic is nice too. This year will be very revealing as they push for a playoff berth after four straight years in the lottery.
I think you’re overlooking the single biggest reason the Lakers won this trade, other than getting the best player in the deal. They didn’t pay Andrew Bynum. If Howard isn’t acquired then Bynum is extended and the Lakers are locked into paying a dude who did not play a single meaningful NBA minute after 2012.
in The Unexpected Winner Of The Dwight Howard Trade
8/18/15, 7:57 PM
I didn’t say anything about Mexico in my comment. I only meant to support the idea of putting the presumed strongest sides on opposite sides of the bracket. Would probably need to randomize the rest of draw though to avoid other conflicts of interest.
The Gold Cup definitely needs work, that’s for sure.
in Gold Cup: Changes Needed
7/22/15, 1:11 PM
in response to James Chelminski
Last month during the Women’s World Cup one criticism of FIFA was that they didn’t place Germany and the U.S. on opposite sides of the tournament bracket. Why wouldn’t you always at least give the two strongest sides a chance at meeting in the biggest game?