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  1. 10 points
    I hope Lebron fails miserably as a Laker
  2. 9 points
    Yeah coz it was Devos family’s fault for Shaq turning down more money from the Magic (which was offered) and for D12 being a douche bag. The Magic have been committed to being a classy and philanthropic organization, and they are willing to spend on players, build state of the art arena, and if not for bad luck (Nick Anderson free throws and early Jameer return) we may have been more competitive. We may not be perfect but we’ve given our heart to this organization and are still committed to doing so by bringing top notch management that has helped both Toronto and Milwaukee.
  3. 8 points
  4. 8 points
    Nice to be back here. Been a while.. I'm from Estonia. This guy can ball, in Estonia he played in Kalev/Cramo and in VTB United League, they batteled strong teams from Russia (CSKA, Himki, Zenith and so) He played very well against them. I'm pretty excited to see him play in summer league.
  5. 7 points
    I dated a girl with a lazy eye for a while. Unfortunately she was seeing other guys on the side....
  6. 7 points
    Some people can’t be pleased and apparently don’t understand you don’t fix a bottom feeder trash team in 1 trade or 1 draft. Trust the process. Let it happen. This move made us slightly better and saved us a little money. Idk why people are complaining. It’s just a little move with little risk with possibly a little reward. Who cares? This isn’t gonna be the last move we make before the season starts. R-E-L-A-X
  7. 6 points
    You would think someone having the worst shooting season of his career would focus on improving his shot instead of spending the next 2-3 weeks practicing dunks.
  8. 6 points
  9. 6 points
    Don’t get too excited; they don’t play until tomorrow
  10. 6 points
    I'm just going to be blunt and say anyone advocating a Westbrook trade at this point just doesn't know anything about basketball. I get that people are unhappy with Vucevic--I guarantee you'll be even more unhappy when Westbrook is on our team and needs to be paid 46 million dollars at age 35.
  11. 6 points
    The Gordon hater is here—to eat crow. Gordon has been the best player on our team this series and the 1 guy whose gone 110% on both ends every game. If only other players were elevating their playoff play on the big stage like he’s been doing. Oh well.
  12. 6 points
  13. 6 points
    We should rest Grant for the rest of the season.
  14. 6 points
    Have you all hit your heads recently? After years of unanimous agreement that Vooch needs to go, you’re now comfortable rebuilding around him? Last few years with no viable replacement on the roster: “TRADE HIM, GUY SUCKS. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.” This year after just drafting his obvious, high-ceiling replacement: “Well let’s not get too hasty here... I mean the guy has been playing pretty well.” Does it not alarm some of you that even in Vooch’s “good” year, we’re still 20-28 in the weakest Eastern Conference in recent memory? What part of his Renaissance has translated to anything meaningful results-wise?
  15. 6 points
    I legitimately might cry if we get kemba. Family is all from Connecticut. Most of my best sports memories are from UConn games. Some of my last memories of my Dad are excitedly talking about kemba. He died from terminal cancer in his early 50s a few days before kembas big East tournament run. My mom is convinced his death had some karmic sway over that championship run. Kemba is as close to a holy figure you can get in my family.
  16. 6 points
    I feel like calling either of them cancers is a bit to much. These aren’t bad guys embarrassing the franchise off the court getting suspended and what not. I think Vuch is a baby. I don’t really have a problem with Evan. I always liked him more than most. I’m just ready for a change. He’s the best natural scorer on this team so if we lose him we better bring some offense back. Vuch is a baby but he was happy to resign with Orlando when he could have left. He’s been a good guy in the community and always speaks highly of Orlando. Don’t get me wrong I’m ready to move on for sure—but when we trade him I think it would be entirely unfair to view his time here as a cancer.
  17. 6 points
  18. 5 points
    I'm a Gordon fan. I've said before he's very valuable beside Isaac. He also seems to be starting to thrive off of Fultz. I'm very glad we didn't trade him, because I want to see how he and Fultz and Isaac progress together for a while longer before I would let him go. If Chuma is really good, maybe you have to cash in that chip eventually and use Gordon to improve. But we don't know yet if we even can afford to lose Gordon, in my opinion, considering how well he plays off of the two best future pieces we have. To me - and I think most of the board agrees - the main goal moving forward should be getting away from Evan and Vuc running the offense. I don't even think we have to get rid of both of them to do that. I like a lot of what I see from our offense when just Vuc is out, and the same when just Evan is out. One of those guys alone isn't enough to freeze out Gordon and Fultz; but, together, they are too comfortable with running the same inefficient two-man game they have for years, especially in important end of game situations. I much prefer the way we've seen a few times when Fultz and Gordon take control at the end of games. I really think Gordon and Fultz together can be special, if we let them figure it out together. But that requires the training wheels (Vuc/Evan offense) to come off.
  19. 5 points
  20. 5 points
    Some of you guys need to figure out what the end goal is and then figure out whether your moves are designed to achieve that goal. Golden State plays a style built to maximize the strengths of Steph and Klay. They need spacing and movement. More shooters multiplies the effectiveness of those two guys. Something as simple as Harrison Barnes going into a shooting slump destroyed their offense and cost them a title. Sacramento was being built to play fast. To use conditioning as a weapon to maximize the strengths of Fox and hield as well as all of their athletes. The main reason they've struggled this year is a change in that philosophy due to their change in coaching. Boston is built around interchangable wings and high level team passing. They need high IQ players and good passers at all positions to take advantage of off ball cuts. San Antonio is built to exploit the mid range game that defenses are built to give up. Specialized players. Well defined roles. Competency. Houston. Get to the rim, get to the foul line, shoot high volume threes. Slow things down. Play off harden isolations. Do you want to build around fultz and Isaac? What does that mean? Fultz is an athletic guard who can get to the rim but can't shoot. So you want to pair him with a pick and roll/pop partner in the half court. He can't shoot which means you want the ball in his hands a ton. He's fast with the ball so you want to feature transition a bunch. Isaac is versatile on both ends. He can play 3 positional roles on both ends. He's good at creating deflections and turnovers. How do you take advantage of that? You surround him with other versatile players. If you take a super versatile player like Isaac and surround him with typical positional players you force Isaac into a typical role himself. The best way to take advantage of versatility is with more versatility. This is why MCW looks better here than in other places. So if the goal is to build around fultz and Isaac you need to find wings that are big who can defend multiple positions, cause deflections, run, and play off ball. You need a center who can set good screens, move well both laterally and down the court, with either proficiency as a rim runner or a shooter. You need a bench that mostly compliments that style with allowances for some counter cultural situational players that aren't perfect fits if you have enough coverage where it's not going to be a disaster if they have to start due to injury.
  21. 5 points
    At least we don't have to see any more AG for Westbrook trade ideas.
  22. 5 points
    “Vuc has shown interest with Boston. It appears to be a mutual thing.” Pass it on so it makes the news circuits.
  23. 5 points
    Not sure wether to believe this or not.
  24. 5 points
    I'm so happy we got Bamba and not Wendell Carter
  25. 5 points
    We have a historical commonalilty. I like you have been a Magic faithful since day 1. I still remember writing out the $200 check one night in 1986 for season tickets for the 1989 season and my new bride of three years saying (not an NBA fan at that point) "Are you out of your mind, can we get that money back?" I had been an NBA fan since the early 1960's when my dad, who knew a local sportswriter, would get free tickets (only way we could go) to Cincinnati Royals games. The days of terratorial draft picks (yes they existed), Wilt (virtually unstoppable), Russell (the only one who could contain Wilt)and the Celtics, The Big O, 2000-3000 fans per game max. We would sneak up and get better seats as the game progressed, ushers did not care back then and let kids be kids! I watched the NBA and the finals along with the other 500 league fans (lol!) in the 1970's until it's resurgence with Magic and Larry. Anyway when it was time to select the seats before the 1989 season fans were invited down to the arena. So a Magic rep. takes my wife and I to our assigned seats and one of them had all the camerea hardware setup bolted in. They were good seats center court 35 rows up. But now impossible due to the camera. So she profusely apologized and had us wait. She returned and motioned for us to follow her where she proceeds to walk down the stairs towards the court and asks us if our new seats (at the free throw line 8 rows from the floor) would be satisfactory. I was so tempted to say "is this the best you can do" but I had already died and gone to heaven once that day (with the seats) so why press "fate"! That row of seats included the seats of the now deceased sports attorney Robert Fraley and Payne Stewart's seats (he was a huge fan) (May they rest in peace) so as I watched games my wife would converse with Ian Baker Finch, Corey Pavin, Orel Hersheiser, even Dr. J once (they had to pick me up off the floor that evening) and other pro athletes about things other than basketball. My wife and I also had an appearance on the ESPN 30 for 30 show about the Magic. The scene is the night the Magic had their 2nd #1 pick in back to back years (1993) and selected Chris Webber. That night the Magic opened up the arena for season ticket holders and fans and it was packed. Rumors had swirled that day about a potential trade with most fans favoring drafting and keeping Webber. Well we were at the arena and when the trade was announced we stood and yelled our disapproval. We were quite animated, enough that the local news showed our antics that night (only people shown) on the 11 pm news. We hoped nobody saw it and it would shrink into anonymity. Anway a couple of years ago when ESPN did the 30 for 30 show our nephew (who was not even born at the time) sends us a text with the video (25 years later) attached and says, "Hey Uncle Mark and Aunt Lee Anne is this you on this video". Holy sh.... it returned!!!!! You can watch it at the 31 minute mark (I think) when Pat Williams announces the trade. My wife looked at the video again and said, "Hey who is that idiot next to me". I calmly replied, "Honey, that idiot is me, your husband" Then she alarmingly said, "Tell me what I am doing with my fingers" I said, to her relief, you are booing with your thumbs down! Who knew! We are now known as the "professional protestors" in our family. "Call us" if you need a cause protested! So I mention this for two reasons. I can never "move on" from the Magic. Too much history and memories. I have to trust this management knows what they are doing. I hope we are aggressive on draft night, But if Vuch remains I think he will be dealt at the trade deadline. That is the first reason. Second reason is to thank any dad on this site who has taken his kid to a Magic game. You may have given them the gift of the NBA that will last a lifetime. I know my dad (rest in peace also) did. And I treasure that gift every season!