Cohen 8-Ball: This or That?

Victor Oladipo and Michael Carter-Williams

 

OrlandoMagic.com’s Josh Cohen opens up a debate on intriguing topics on the Magic and the entire NBA.

Experience or Unproven Talent?
April 23, 2014

Whenever we analyze a playoff series, the term “experience” is nearly always used. It’s our most fundamental way of determining which teams have an advantage.

And while it’s always true that championship teams have a blend of goodies (savvy veterans and primed talent), it’s worth debating what is more valuable in the playoffs; experience or unverified talent?

Who would win a playoff series if these two imaginary teams were formed?

Team A:
PG: Andre Miller
SG: Ray Allen
SF: Tayshaun Prince
PF: Nazr Mohammed
C: Jermaine O’Neal

Team B:
PG: Michael Carter-Williams
SG: Victor Oladipo
SF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
PF: Kelly Olynyk
C: Andre Drummond

One team has a ton of championship experience but is aged and is all past their prime, while the other is filled with young promising talent that could all become stars in a few years.

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