penny_nz wrote:I'm with you man, with the lotto odds being flattened out it's so very unlikely the bottom 3 teams will get the top 3 picks. I we think one of the top 3 players is THE piece to go with Fultz / Cole, Chuma, Isaac etc, then you move and get it. Use both 1sts, future firsts (ours or Bulls / Denver) and hell even throw in T Ross, one of Bamba or WCJ (whoever you're not committing too). No point waiting for future luck and wasting valuable years with our current players if you think that player is attainable.
Obviously don't mortgage the farm, but make your own luck
Play out the rest of this season and ideally get some clarity on whether or not Hampton, Anthony, Carter, Okeke and Bamba can be rotation players next year. It would be great if all five of them all get there. But if some of them don't, so be it.
Then once the draft lottery rolls around, hopefully the Magic can get a little lottery luck and get into the top 4. But if they don't, so be it. Trade up. Make something happen. Figure it out.
Create your own luck.