Both lost a lot (well, one more than the other), both drafted multiple All-Stars, and both developed their young cores into real NBA Finals contenders. Losing doesn’t always pay off, but this is what it looks like when it does. As a bonus: in a wing- and guard-dominated world, Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid, two 7-foot celestials, have cemented themselves as NBA Twitter royalty.
OrlandoMagic.com’s Josh Cohen ranks his top 10 shooting guards in the 2020-21 season. Click through this slideshow for full rankings and analysis. Note: The contents of this gallery have not been reviewed or endorsed by the Orlando Magic and do not reflect the opinions of the Magic’s Basketball Operations staff, partners or sponsors.
One of the league's youngest teams, the Cavs dropped 16 of their last 18 games to finish 22-50 — tied for the fourth-worst record in the NBA to guarantee Cleveland another spot in the draft lottery and another year hoping for the kind of luck that brought the franchise success before. The Cavs started the 2020-21 season with a goal of making the play-in tournament, but they fell far short and missed the playoffs for the third year in a row.