Do the Magic really have a better youth core than the Pels?

As the 2022-23 season comes to an end, the media revolving around the franchises of the Great League have been asked to give their opinion on various topics related to NBA news. Among the most surprising results of these polls, the one that attributes to the Orlando Magic a core of young people more promising than to the Pelicans. There is a big debate.

This is a result that we did not see coming. Among the journalists questioned, 20% believe that the young core of the Magic is the most promising in the NBA, against 17% for the Pels. It remains tight, and far behind the 43% of the Grizzlies, but here is a postulate which is surprising.

A brief inventory is in order. The future of Orlando today, who is it? Naturally comes to mind the name of Paolo Banchero (20 years old)who largely assumes the expectations of him for his rookie season. Franz Wagner (21 years old), for his sophomore season, already exceeds 20 pawns per game in scoring. Rear, Bol Bol (23 years old), Markelle Fultz (24) or Jalen Suggs (21)have enough to constitute a supporting cast talented if sores leave them alone.

With currently the 26th record of the League on the Disneyland side, it is not excluded that all these beautiful people will be joined by another youngster in the next draft. Unless the board of the Magic decides soon to set up a small transfer of families to climb in the hierarchy of the Eastern Conference?

Let’s stay in the South of the States, but by moving a little more towards the West. In New Orleans, we already know a little more clearly who the bosses are. Zion Williamson (22) and Brandon Ingram (25) have the future of all of Louisiana between their big hands. To go to war, the two ex-Dukies are accompanied by soldiers of the future: Jose Alvarado (24 years old), Trey Murphy III (22), Naji Marshall (24) and Herb Jones (24)among others.

In the city of Lil Wayne, the reconstruction is also at an advanced stage, since the Pels have already found their “not-yet-burnt-but-well-experienced” veterans to bring their experience to Willie’s squad. Green. Hop, CJ McCollum (31) and Jonas Valanciunas (30) in the bazaar. A skillfully built workforce that now allows NOLA to be in the fight for the podium in the West, something that we had not seen in the bayou since the Chris Paul era almost fifteen years ago.

The competition is certainly fierce. The Grizzliesthem Celtics where the Cavs for example are not the least endowed in terms of talent and future. the Thunder with a Canadian accent, Rockets who see in Jalen Green and Alperen Sengun the reincarnation of the T-Mac / Yao duo, or even the Pistons and Spurs who find that their colors would go rather well to Victor Wembanyama, hope to insert themselves into the discussion in the months to come. But all the same, the prospect of a Zion – Bol Bol duel in a series of NBA Finals, we can say that it looks good, right?

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Do the Magic really have a better youth core than the Pels?

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