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  2. TrueMagicFan07

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I agree 110%, JJZFL. I have posted the same assessment of AB as a starting point guard from day 1 last season. I just don't see what some of our posters/fans see in AB. It's his passing the ball to Paolo and then running to the corner that has been my issue with him. Yes, he is not bad defensively. He is allegedly 6'7", one inch shorter than Magic Johnson. AB will never develop the same IQ and basketball ability like Magic Johnson and some of the point guards playing in the league today. Some of you brought up some stats from last season claiming AB shot lights out. Well, I either missed or fell asleep during those games. Someone posted a clip highlighting and claiming what a great basketball player AB was in college. I know these were highlights, but all I saw was AB dishing/passing the ball. I kept watching for him to shoot the ball. Not once did he do that. It was all passes.
  3. Soul Bro

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Just jumping on here to see if we’d traded for Garland or Simons yet ❤️
  4. Jay Magic

    2024 NBA Draft Thread

    Jonathan Mogbo
  5. Yesterday
  6. Jay Magic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    https://x.com/statdefender/status/1795431906529656853?t=6Yf30IpUwPLFEcvSPVYeYw&s=19 Top 6 is all our players hahaha wow
  7. Jay Magic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    https://x.com/statdefender/status/1794752405646766267?t=zJWv3CLvisVzgx0YrxpiMg&s=19 AB BEST Defensive rookie in the league this season.. Chet 2nd AB the table setter.. the 3 point shooter.. the scorer.. the menace defender next to Jalen
  8. MagicMan1979

    2024 Off-season Thread

    This is why I think we will need to make a trade for our PG assuming we don’t sign Paul George. I’d go for a high end talent not just a stop gap hoping AB is good someday. We all know the names out there. Some are more gettable than others. I think someone like Murray or Garland would be great and would cost us the same in a trade as Ingram. They just fit our core much better than BI. There are quite a few guards on the market though with Mitchell being my personal pipe dream.
  9. orlandoholic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I think we are on the same page!! hear me out please.. We are basically saying the same thing as i am, . I am also saying, and been saying this for a long time, that we need another playmaker. Back then, i would get heat that Franz would be that playmaker. Yadadayada. It came to the point that people went at me and said that Franz is as good as Luka. This was during the world championship on his international duties. I pointed out the struggles with Franz. (this was on another fan internet site) Well i got on here and also got some heat of my takes/observations on Franz.. Well ok, back to the point. Yes we need another Playmaker!!! Yes.. The only difference in our opinion is that you attach being a playmaker to a guard position. I‘m looking at players that are playmakers, regardless if it’s a guard or a wing. I’m saying with the physical gifts Franz and Paolo have, we’d be able to play a Wing playmaker next to them. We don’t have to rely on a guard. Ingram is a well enough playmaker to make this team special. Especially if Franz is able to be that Ginobili type player again! Only reason i’m looking at Ingram is that he has 1 year left and he might control his destiny if he limits his teams he’d sign an extension. Also i’m attaching Monk to any scenario. He is an underrated playmaker who can play the pick and roll And what are the other playmakers that are realistically available? My best fit is still Simons, but is he available? To what price? People on here are screaming for Klay Thompson or other shooters!? What is that going to do? We don’t even run plays for pure shooters. Okay doesn’t have the playmaking. The other only realistic option is PG13 who is love. But i don’t think he’ll end up leaving the Clippers. And if so, i see the Lakers signing him if Lebron leaves. Maybe Miami or something like that. I don’t see him leaving to a young team. And if so, i see him returning to OKC.. So if your goal is to add a playmaker. Name me realistic options, please?!
  10. Jamesdin

    Lively or jett

    Jett is the spot up shooter we need. he makes close to 50% on spot-up threes in the G-league. Coach better know how to integrate him next season, give him Houstan and Okeke's minutes.
  11. Jamesdin

    2024 NBA Playoff Thread

    6 conference finals appearance in 8 yrs for the celtics and 2X they advanced to the finals. Hoping we can have this consistency but ultimately we win the ship in shorter time if possible.
  12. harryfromphilly

    2024 NBA Playoff Thread

    Its amazing how much coaches who know how to use time outs can affect the game.
  13. JJZFL

    2024 Off-season Thread

    You keep saying repeatedly that we don't need a PG, but ignore the statistics posted in my post above that show that our current playmaking was untenable. I will happily concede that a dynamic guard like SGA to break down defenses would be sufficient, it doesn't have to be a "traditional PG", whatever that means. SGA also has Giddy as another playmaker. Regarding Doncic, he may run the pick&roll better than any NBA player in history, and if not, he's in the top 3. He was second in the NBA with 9.7 APG this past year. Jalen Suggs had 2.7 APG. If we want to drive Paulo from the team, then try to make him play point forward. Gordon had the same complaint when we tried to make him play point forward. Paulo's already said he wants someone else to "set the table". We played 3-4 big lineups plenty during the season and playoffs, and offensively they often didn't work at all. Honestly I'm stunned that anyone would argue that we don't need much better guard play, and that a PG lineup of Suggs/AB/Fultz would be a good thing (worst thing imaginable), when our playoff series clearly showed just the opposite. Edit: For those who can't see the NBA University post on X from May 6 that I posted above, here is the text: NBA University @NBA_University Jalen Suggs used 18 possessions as the pick-n-roll ball handler in the playoffs. He shot 1/9 FG (11.1%) & turned the ball over 38.9% of the time. Generating 0.33 points per possession Suggs + Harris cannot coexist as a backcourt with their combined lack of on-ball initiation. 2:20 PM · May 6, 2024 ·
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  15. orlandoholic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I agree, we don’t need to be overly aggressive with a PG..
  16. orlandoholic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Like i said in my post before. Ingram is a guy who can „set the table“.. Watch the games. You rarely see ball dominant traditional PG that are important. Look at.. Dallas, shoot they don’t even have a true PG on their roster. Irving is a SG in reality and Luka is a SF playing PG. He isn’t a PG. Celtics, don’t rely on traditional PG.. Both White and Jrue are more Combo Guards and Tatum and Brown carry the load The Wolves are the closets team to have a relevant traditional floor general PG. But Conley isn’t a main vocal point. They run about everything through Ant. Conley functions as their secondary ball handler. OKC, the hottest young team. They don’t have a traditional PG on their team. SGA is also more of a SG. The days of PGs are over imo. You just need players that have the ball handling skills in the half court to create for themselves or others.. Only knock i have with Ingram, he needs to be more of a passer when he breaks down defenses. The formula for the Magic, you just can’t guard three 6.10ft+ players that can handle the ball. Now don’t get me wrong. This is highly dependable on how Franz and Paolo develop their ball handling. With Paolo im sure he’ll make that step this offseason. He has no international duties and his work ethic is great! Oh and a PG rotation of Suggs, AB and a cheap contract Fultz is a heck of a rotation! The other scenario with OG would also work, but it’s more reliant of Paolo and Franz. It’s not ideal on offense but the defense would be insane. This scenario would be reliant on also bringing in Monk. Imagine finishing NBA games with Suggs, Franz, OG, Paolo and Isaac on defense!!
  17. Jay Magic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    AB is PG we need end of...
  18. JJZFL

    2024 Off-season Thread

    How many times can we ignore the obvious and make the same mistakes? We need to prioritize the areas that need improvement the most, rather than adding to our strengths. Paulo has already said himself that he would like someone to “set the table” rather than him and Frantz having to try and do everything themselves. Before anything else, we need a PG on this team. Suggs can be a great 2, but he is simply not a PG.
  19. orlandoholic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    playoffs show that the NBA is heading into a new era.. Defense will be granted is is becoming more and more welcome. The fans demanded it this season after the NBA had become a joke, and the NBa reacted midseason already. We need to anticipate this trend. Also i noticed that no longer the floor general PG is actually needed. What you need is at least two players that can handle the ball and break defenses down. Ideally they have great Bball IQ.. So i stand by my words. The best case right now would be to add Ingram. But it doesn’t seem realistic, as other teams like Cleveland are looking to add Ingram. Looks like Garland/Ingram trade is happening. Best case remains Monk and Claxton, and it i stand by my words that we need OG on this team if he becomes available.
  20. Jamesdin

    2024 NBA Playoff Thread

    Dallas would have 2 clutch player on their arsenal. Look what they are doing on the best defensive team in the league. I’m favoring dallas over boston. Boston will be the ultimate 2nd place of this decade
  21. JJZFL

    2024 Off-season Thread

    With that PG rotation we aren’t going to improve.
  22. Mauro Pedrosa

    2024 NBA Playoff Thread

    That was amazing. Luka is one of the scariest dudes in the league down the stretch. I hope they have enough weapons to beat Boston in the finals
  23. orlandoholic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I’m a believer that players have to be in the right environment and locker room.. Poole got into the wrong situation imo. I think he’d be a better player on our roster, where the locker room and coach created an environment of accountability and togetherness. The Wizards are like the Magic a couple of years back. The AG and Oladipo and EP days, everybody tryna be a superstar
  24. Luke_FfS

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Well, maybe not a great % of us, but the fans always tend to believe we've made a master move.. until showed differently. Everyone was in love with Poole tough, and look what happened. Wasn't the point of the post anyway! :P
  25. A Better DJ & Photographer

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I would bring back Mo instead of the other 3!
  26. orlandoholic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Is that correct that we could have up to 69 mil in cap space? That’s obviously if we decline options of Ingles, M. Wagner too.. In that case, we have to do that and heck we could end up in a FA and add Monk, Claxton and OG Anonuby (OG would then probably require the Magic to sign and trade Cole in that deal) PG: Suggs, AB, SG: F. Wagner, Monk, J. Howard SF: Anonuby, J. Howard, Houstan PF: Banchero, Isaac, C: Claxton, WCJ I could see us bringing back Fultz, Bitadze, Okeke on cheap deals. We also have our draft pick and draft Tristan Da Silva, McCain or a developmental player This team would get it done in the regular season and it would be great in the playoffs. That defense is unmatched in the NBA
  27. orlandoholic

    2024 Off-season Thread

    No i don’t think so.. That summer was just a disaster. I wasn’t happy with anybody signed and so was the fans i interacted with on a board! Hennigan was a inside job (conspiracy theory of course)
  28. Jamesdin

    2024 NBA Playoff Thread

    That luka step back 3 dagger to win game 2 is a thing of beauty. Paolo should take note.
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