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  1. 4 points
    Franz is averaging 25pts over the last 3 games.. Onwards and upwards young fella
  2. 3 points
    You can try to find silver linings in this cloud but I won't be convinced it means anything until this team starts winning, which it hasn't for 10 years. We've been finding the same kind of silver linings every year we've been losing. Being a fan doesn't mean blind loyalty; the fact that I've been posting here for the past 10 seasons when most sane people have stopped following the Magic is enough to qualify. We weren't winning when Suggs and Anthony were playing. We've only been without players due to Covid for 6-7 games, and we actually won 2 of them, better than we were doing with the group who were held out. Yes you can find individual positives but whether it amounts to anything depends on future development and a bunch of things coming together and I will not assume that's going to happen. So let's wait a year and see if your optimism is rewarded, or if what I consider my realism turns out to be correct. In the meantime, lets lay off the personal insults such as "delusional". And Happy New Year to all of us, BTW. We may argue about the best approach but at heart we few remaining diehard Magic fans all want the Magic to be good again some day, hopefully sooner rather than later.
  3. 3 points
    Actually found my answer on StatMuse (funny how Dennis Scott has no picture lol) https://www.statmuse.com/nba/ask/rookie-highest-scoring-game-orlando-magic-ever Franz is tied for third behind Shaquille O'Neal 2/16/1993 ORL @ DET 46 Dennis Scott 3/8/1991 ORL vs DEN 40 Franz Wagner 12/28/2021 ORL vs MIL 38 Shaquille O'Neal 1/23/1993 ORL vs DAL 38 Shaquille O'Neal 1/18/1993 ORL @ PHI 38 Cole Anthony 5/16/2021 ORL @ PHI 37
  4. 3 points
    Franz being blitzed by the Bucks and double teamed and he was still tearing them apart. He is a rookie looooool I dont care what anybody says. Health permitting we have our franchise rookie there for sure. The FRANZCHISE finishes with 38 points (12/19 FG, 4/7 3PM), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks. Franz just put up 38 against Jrue, Giannis and the Bucks. All NBA defence players and scoring in all different ways. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. SUPERSTAR IN THE MAKING!!
  5. 2 points
    TD Garden - Boston, MA Sunday, January 2nd at 6:00 P.M. TV: Bally Sports FL 17-19, 4th in Atlantic Division | 7-29, 5th in Southeast Division
  6. 2 points
    I’ve never liked seeing Vuc playing for our team, because I believe he is a little too soft and it was just hard for me to root for him. BUT, I would’ve been ok with trading for some all-stars that were on the market like Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan etc. and see what happened if they were paired with Vuc. I always wanted to take a big swing on either direction. As Luke said, the evaluation, mediocrity years were the worst ones
  7. 2 points
    Who's Injured and Who's In Covid-19 Protocol I was wondering why there was no explanation why so many Magic players were out and for such a long period of time. So, I searched ESPN, and this is a break down of each of those players' situation or status. ***IS SOMEONE ABOUT TO BE TRADED?*** BJ Johnson and Anthony--only 2 players listed as "out" without an explanation. What does this mean? Orlando Magic Injuries - Source: ESPN
  8. 2 points
    The Bulls are a fun story because we basically could’ve had their roster. When anyone suggested trading for some fringe all stars to play with Vuc and see what happened they were treated like idiots, though. DeRozan and Lavine were ridiculed by fans and media and now they’re playing with a chip on their shoulder
  9. 2 points
    Nice to know we have our superstar in FRANZ WAGNER!!!! WE GOT 1!!!!!!!
  10. 2 points
    Our full strength second string would be Suggs, Harris, Ross, Okeke, Bamba They would obliterate the g league players. Stop it lol
  11. 2 points
    I think it’s more that they’re disciplined and play within a system rather than constantly freelancing. How many turnovers did Gravett have in four games?
  12. 2 points
    https://www.theringer.com/nba/2021/12/20/22846234/nba-covid-replacements-seven-observations
  13. 1 point
    While I still think that the Bulls are possibily going to fail on playoffs (we'll see), adding fringe all stars was surely an option. The problem for me was accepting mediocrity for all those consecutive season... the evaluation ones. If you believe you've a contender, act accordingly and make trades to complete it. If you don't believe that, sell high and rebuild fast. Being a 8th seed year after year is a complete waste of time.
  14. 1 point
     Amway Center - Orlando, FL Thursday, December 30th at 7:00 P.M. TV: Bally Sports FL The Magic Is Sending THIS Message To The Bucks
  15. 1 point
    Yes I understand you can’t get past the fact we have a horrible record but you’re still failing to realize why we have said record. You also just focus on all the negative things instead of finding any positives in a lost season. What’s the point of being a fan if you’re just going to be negative all the time? Again we’ve been without our leading scorer Cole Anthony for a good amount of games, without arguably one of our best on ball defenders in Suggs, and without 2 of our starters in Fultz and JI. Those guys come back and our bench becomes a lot better because we usually start to lose the lead once our starters sit out and the current bench guys come in. Not to mention we are a very young team with players still trying to figure out their respective games and a new coach/system. Add in the recent games players have missed due to Covid and what were you expecting? I would say the few positives would be Gary Harris finally finding his game, Cole Anthony being a legitimate scorer, and more importantly Franz Wagner showing us how versatile he is and how good he will become in the future. I would love to win more games but that’s kind of impossible to do with the way this season has gone. Also Wagner can’t force guys to make shots when he passes it to them which is why he had such a low number of assists and the turnovers were a result of him being the only guy capable of creating his own shot. He was also getting fouled when he drove to the basket against one of the better defensive teams in the league and not getting any calls which is why he had 3 turnovers. If we are healthy next year we won’t have the worst record in the NBA simple as that.
  16. 1 point
    We’re about to be 7-29. How about we stop singing our praises for how great we’re going to be until we can actually win some games? Not a curmudgeon. Just reflecting reality rather than fantasy.
  17. 1 point
    Fultz and Isaac for me too also. Management are playing it safe especially with J.I. Markelle is going to be fantastic when he is back. I guarantee his shots finally good. Watch... our Management r killing it. We need to nail the pick in 2022 and we are set!!!!!
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  19. 1 point
    We're not but I consider that more as a function of our ability to create open looks. Cole, Franz, WCJ, Bamba, Chuma (maybe? Last season at least who knows now) even RJ are all about average to above average positional shooters. Most of the best shooting teams have guys that attract so much defensive attention they get other players open so that good shooters are taking good shots. At the moment we don't have anybody who does that for us. It might be Franz though in the future, and I mean that seriously.
  20. 1 point
    Yeah C'mon dude. That bench would shred other NBA benches. If Banchero hit the floor running like other recent NBA star rookies the first unit would be firmly in the middle of the pack.
  21. 1 point
    I agree with you, JJZFL when you said that the Lakeland guys were playing better than the ones who were starting. Remember, we won 2 games in a row when they played major minutes.
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  23. 1 point
    I would say this is too early, but we started our 2021 draft thread in early February this year. So we’re not too far ahead. Also, looking back at that thread, I would like to point out how accurate, generally speaking, the top of the draft was from how we were talking about it in February.
  24. 1 point
    End of game situation. Will we keep passing or revert to hero ball?
  25. 1 point
    The Lakeland guys are really bringing the effort! I like the Tim Frazier signing as well. Decent, veteran PG to come in and run some offensive sets.
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