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  1. 4 points
    Suggs made The NBA All Defensive Second Team. Go Magic!!!
  2. 3 points
    I’ve never understood the idea that people don’t believe Paolo is a 1A scorer. “We need another scorer” suggests you want someone who is going to take the ball OUT of Paolo’s hands. When building a TEAM, you can’t just put a bunch of greater scorers together who need the ball. Give me 1 or 2 guys that need the ball in their hands then add 3 guys who play a combination of good defense, make smart passes, and hit open jump shots. THATS IT! Look at the make-up of Denver, Golden State, or Boston as a great template. trading for superstars /big scorers in my mind is overrated. The cost today with the Mitchell, Gobert, and Durant trades are just wild and (IMO) not worth it in the long run. Look at Brooklyn, Phoenix, Chicago, and either LA team. All of them mortgaged their futures to bring in the star scorers on individual teams and IT HASNT WORKED! Why? Because there are little things on the stat sheet that don’t show up that are NEEDED to win - more than just scoring points.
  3. 2 points
    Tyus is at the top of the "Let our Boys grow but get a vet list!" If we truly believe or our gm believes in everyone on this team getting better i have no doubt they could and should get him. He is another ballhandler who could prevent turnovers and shoot the 3 when open and still young. It's a freaking no risk move. No risk at all. Promise him the starting Point Guard spot. Don't worry about when it's not his anymore.
  4. 2 points
    Agree! We definitely need a starting PG that can steer the ship while AB gets up to speed. AB is going to be great, but he isn't at the level YET to run the team for the season. We need a seasoned vet to help bring him along.
  5. 2 points
    I wouldn’t argue with that. My point is I don’t want to depend in a big way on AB becoming that guy next season. Way too big a risk from my standpoint.
  6. 2 points
    Get a veteran Mike Conley-like PG for 2 years and let AB keep growing. Y'all were the same people calling for Jalen's head after his Rookie Year. AB is a great athlete with a high IQ and high work ethic. He'll be fine.
  7. 2 points
    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. 2 points
    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?!
  9. 2 points
    With that PG rotation we aren’t going to improve.
  10. 2 points
    Hyper-Athlete. High IQ. Great motor. Gym Rat. Name me one player with all 4 of these qualities who didn't turn out to be a great basketball player. If the answer is "I can't," then you bet the farm in 2-3 years minimum Anthony Black figures this out.
  11. 2 points
    If that’s the course, i’d rather sign Tyus Jones.. At least he can stroke it for real…
  12. 1 point
    I wouldn’t say getting three 1st rounders and an additional 1st round swap is pennies on the dollar ❤️
  13. 1 point
    Some guys fill up the stat sheet but are not winners. Lavine and Vuc (as much as I hate to say it) are two of those players. They score / score+rebound but don't impact that small ways games are won, especially on the defensive end - and Lavine it feels like isn’t a guy a lot of other guys like the play with. This isn't NBA 2K. Pass.
  14. 1 point
    When we signed Cole to his extension, I thought it was a win for both sides. Unfortunately, now I think it was ultimately a win for Cole’s side. After 4 years in Orlando, he’s not shown he can play consistent, efficient, winning basketball. Looks like we still have 2 more guaranteed years on his deal for a total of around 26mm. Not a ton of money, but I hope we move on from Cole via a trade this summer.
  15. 1 point
    After reading up on him, I’m on the Tyus Jones train. Led the league how many times in assist-to-turnover ratio, is a 40% 3PT shooter, and was a pretty strong winner wherever he went (outside of the Wizards, whom I’m sure it’s been hell for him). He’s 28. Give him a 3 year deal stronger than anyone else will give him and call it a day. He can help train up AB and Jalen and greatly improve our offense immediately by consistently stretch the floor for Paolo and Franz. I have defensive concerns, but he’s athletic and a competitor so I think he can thrive in a good system and opportunity.
  16. 1 point
    Aaron Gordon's brother died in a car accident. RIP
  17. 1 point
    Would be an awesome pick up for us
  18. 1 point
    Magic brass care far too much about culture. One good player can be a locker room cancer if attitude isn't there. D-Lo feels like a risk from that perspective, at least from what I know about him. If this were NBA 2K I would be open to it as he's a great offensive player, but defense and effort are questionable, which won't fly with this team.
  19. 1 point
    https://x.com/statdefender/status/1795431906529656853?t=6Yf30IpUwPLFEcvSPVYeYw&s=19 Top 6 is all our players hahaha wow
  20. 1 point
    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.
  21. 1 point
    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
  22. 1 point
    That luka step back 3 dagger to win game 2 is a thing of beauty. Paolo should take note.
  23. 1 point
    From my standpoint, planning to start AB as PG on a playoff caliber team is a huge risk. When he did play point he would mostly pass it to Paulo once he got past mid-court and then go run to the corner. He is not the quick, penetrating, decisive playmaker that we need to help Paulo and Franz. Will he get there some day? Obviously some people here think he will. That would be nice, but you can’t risk the next season on the hope that it will happen Gets us an above average PG and we take a big step forward next season.
  24. 1 point
    You’d be surprised what a competent pg who can get into the paint and shoot the 3 would do for this team. Are they all stars definitely not. However having a veteran pg who can contribute on offense would be a step in the right direction for this young up and coming team. Plus it would give AB control of the second unit where he would see plenty of minutes without getting too over whelmed. When he shows he’s ready to be a full time starter you just insert him with the 1st unit and let the vet run with the 2nd unit. I honestly don’t see the fit with Ingram here. He would take too many shots away from our young duo because he plays a lot of 1 on 1 basketball, doesn’t necessarily set his teammates up to score, and is always injured at some point in the season for an extended period of time.
  25. 1 point
    Neither Nembhard nor McConell are those type of players that make us contenders. Id rather see AB develop into that guy.. I stand by my words. We don’t necessarily need a PG. We need a player that can handle the ball in half court and that can break defenses down. It would be nice if that is a guard. I don’t see a realistic solution (except of Monk) so i wouldn’t be mad if we would swing for Ingram. If it works out, we have a unique team that cannot be guarded by the majority of NBA teams.. That length, that scoring, is just too much to handle. Who is gonna stop Ingram, F. Wagner and Banchero? Not happening. Especially if Suggs and WCJ continue to improve their shooting.
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