Prior to last season's draft Houston had no superstar players, a few middle of the pact 1st rd draft picks, and the inability to attract any big name free agents. Aside from the above Houston was also far from a playoff contener. However, instead of following a popular ideal of "tanking" for the chance to draft a 17 year old players who wont be ready to contribute to a championship for at least 4 years, Houston aggressively pulled off a trade for James Harden using an unprotected draft pick they got from Toronto for Lowry, Kevin Martin (a player with similiar skill sets to Aaron Affalo), and one of their draft picks Jeremy Lamb. Because Houston was able to pull off a bonafide all-star with Harden they were successful with attracting the biggest free agent on the market to sign with their team and are now one of the favorites to represent the West after making a couple more transactions.
My main point is to everyone who constantly post about Magic needing to have the worse record so we can possibly draft Wiggins should pump their breaks just a little.
Orlando has a few young assets worthy of developing, a likely lottery pick to entertain trading for a superstar (Rondo) who may not be happy where they are, and the upcoming cap space to solicit the top free agents the next few years.