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  1. 4 points
    I guess Jeff isn't seeing the same thing that we all see every game so I thought I'd help him out. Dear Jeff, Vuc hasn't been injured and he still sucks on D. We are getting killed in the paint! By the way nice FA signing on Simmons. Dear Jeff, Biz has hands of stone. Please tell coach to stop running plays where he gets the ball at the top of the key. By the way nice signing on Speights. Dear Jeff, Fournier and Vuc play buddy ball and are holding back the development of our only real star. Please trade them. By the way, AA was a nice signing as a veteran presence in the locker room. P.S. Marios still sucks too. Trade him as well. Dear Jeff, Go out on the court and take a few 3 point shots wearing a baseball cap with no cardboard in the bill. If you can see the rim let us know. Just sayin'.
  2. 2 points
    He's really not. He just decides to be 25% of the time. The other 75% he causes huge issues that makes him unplayable. Nobody who is against vucevic disagrees with his peak level performance. He's objectively won games for us. But there's 1. A level of consistency that he doesn't show to be a starter 2. An attitude problem he shows that's detrimental to the overall success oid the team 3. A fatal flaw (interior defense) that we can't hide.
  3. 1 point
    If we couldnt handle Dipo at his worst we dont deserve him at his best. I'll see myself out.
  4. 1 point
    Henny was doing great until he started getting micromanaged. That's why I have nothing against Hennigan. He was just severely unlucky. The micro management along with the not losing out enough for REAL draft acquisitions screwed him over. The oladipo trade was a WIN NOW move to me due to the pressure our management and organization put on him to keep his job that he was going to lose anyway. I'm truly starting to believe our problem is management and ownership more than anything now. I can even extend this to the Van Gundy drama in which they placed Howard's priority in front of Van Gundy's priority which ultimately led to his axing. Then Otis Smith started trading assets for his best friends. Now we can't keep a coach for more than 3 years. The Magic players we put on court are skittish deer. The Organization has built up a reputation of starting decent then falling apart 25% of the way through the season. The culture here is severely....severely damaged. Its critical...the Magic are in a coma. Some people blame Hennigan for the culture he instilled here. You can say that's most likely the damage he caused but it's not only up to the GM to instill the culture.
  5. 1 point
    Henny had some nice draft picks, but he just mismanaged them. It's understandable because you can't predict the future. Things took a turn for the worst when he picked Elfrid Payton. Then the question of "can Payton and Oladipo play together?" was asked and he gave up on Oladipo because we had Fournier as insurance. We could've had Oladipo and Gordon tearing it up. Hindsight is a *****
  6. 1 point
    Indiana is the perfect place for Oladipo to be. It shouldn't be any other way and I'm happy for him. The popularity of Oladipo being a Hoosier is reemerging, but of course, with a higher pinnacle as an NBA player. From the highlights today, you can tell Vic takes pride in the culture in Indiana and being the guy leading the team. Oladipo is at 25 years of age now so everything has come together. The influence of westbrooks playing style has improved his patience with the ball. Oladipo is displaying better poise than westbrook and meshes well with his teammates. He looks under control and fully confident when considering his scoring strategy on drives. This isn't just on a sporadic basis. He's scored 20 points in over 18 games (26 games played) which makes him completely legit unlike any of our current players. We already know Oladipo's defensive reputation so he's probably top 25 player in the league now. From his emotional state, he loves to taunt which the Magic didn't allow him to do here. BE HIMSELF. Oladipo is enjoying the game and enjoying protecting home. You can tell he loves that town along with the attention. Expect him to be with Indiana for an extended period or for the rest of his important career years. I would be surprised if they trade him. Indiana's attendance is on the rise with the Oladipo show. After wins or critical buckets, he faces the crowd and points to the floor with pride. Never have I seen him do that as a Magic player.
  7. 1 point
    Important things you got right.... If we draft a point guard we need a bridge. I think not having a healthy, decent back-up right after we drafted Elfrid caused most of our problems. Just because we screwed up and let go of Harris and Oladipo too early doesn't mean we need to keep Elfrid.
  8. 1 point
    The only thing missing in Mario is his confidence. It's been destroyed here I am not sure he ever had it but it sure has not been enhanced by any of our coaches. But a coach has to show confidence In some players by letting them make mistakes and not yanking them. Mario seems to have never gotten that opportunity here, I hope maybe one day he will find it in himself or finds a coach who will.
  9. 1 point
    Let's batter this bird in Magic, deep fry her, and have ourselves an 8 piece yall!
  10. 1 point
    It is pretty clear that Vuch is still our best player
  11. 1 point
    He's not a bad player he's just not an every night starter.
  12. 1 point
    Remember when we all thought Mario was an nba player. Good times.
  13. 1 point
    Well lookie there... Mario actually looks like an NBA player tonight.
  14. 1 point
  15. 1 point
    In all seriousness, our roster stinks. Vogel is not the problem.
  16. 1 point
    Clifford isnt there to stop Dwight from taking 24 shots
  17. 1 point
    Are we really missing Jason Smith that much...?
  18. 1 point
    Someone in the Magic organization should apologize to us fans. I'm not joking.
  19. 1 point
    Stop with the tanking statements. No team has been successful yet with the tanking technique. Lets tweak our roster with some trades and we will be ok. Injuries are hurting us.
  20. 1 point
    Yeah it doesnt matter who starts or who coaches or who is injured, Weltman and Hammond have their work cut out for them
  21. 1 point
    He will be ok. Watching this team play today is giving me a non-traumatic concussion.
  22. 1 point
    The fact we didn't hear that he's out 2 days ago seems like a good sign
  23. 1 point
  24. 1 point
    Fournier is out?!!! Release the beast! Gordon!
  25. 1 point
    If Fournier is out for a while, this is a good opportunity. I really hope Isaac gets back soon, too.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    I think 20 ppg on trash efficiency is what most expected as the 1st option. The crazy bump in efficiency nobody expected.
  28. 1 point
    Literally nobody expected Oladipo to play like he's playing now. He was *horrendous* in that playoff series for OKC, there's a reason why everyone was shocked when Indiana did the trade.
  29. 1 point
    And he didn't even play that well. Effortless 24/15/1
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    AG is getting better at attacking the basket. Fournier is getting better at attacking the AG.
  32. 1 point
  33. 1 point
    Rumor has it Clifford is under the care of a proctologist to help him deal with this gigantic pain in his ass.
  34. 1 point
    Not necessarily, they also have the Bucks pick which is heavily protected and the Miami pick.
  35. 1 point
    Jordan bell or swanigan would be nice to have right now but oh yea that draft flattened out. Smh.
  36. 1 point
    Biz is who he is. Vogel should watch tapes of that Cleveland Toronto series that biz was so good in. That's how biz should be utilized.
  37. 1 point
    Holy crap this dude looks like slenderman
  38. 1 point
    We don't have a legit starting 5 now. Lol
  39. 1 point
    What’s hard is EP, Fournier and Vooch might try and have this killer mentality, but all of them look like they are limited physically compared to other starters around the league. Kemba torched EP, Fournier is regularly held in check by gritty players, and Vooch is a lumbering big. Add in the drag from EP’s hair, and these cats are just a step behind.
  40. 1 point
    Glad to see you actually quote the tweet rather than copy/pasting the text.
  41. 1 point
    Agree. They play without effort and too comfortable. They like to shoot the ball too much and not playing in the paint. That is why Vuch is not helping at all with our offense. He does the pick and rolls and likes to stay behind the 3 point line or just above the free throw line. He doesnt cut to the basket like Dedmond or even Oquinn did when they were playing for us. We need a more athletic and aggressive center. I see Vuch trying on occasions but it is not really his game. He is not even posting anymore. That could be on Vogel as well but my point is that he is not aggressive in getting to the basket and looking for the foul. Hence, the low rate FT line visits. Again, we need to make a move sooner than later. We cant just be too behind 500 to act. Making a major move too late will put us in a very bad position to eventually end shy of a playoff spot and with a very late lottery pick.
  42. 1 point
    Yeah. Kemba Dwight is one of the best pick and roll pairs in the league. Payton vuc is historically terrible at defending p&rs. Vucevic can't defend athletic centers Someone took a chunk out of my car door 6 months ago. Looks like they just slammed their door into it. I was pissed that day. I was mad for the next two weeks. Today it doesn't bother me. Tomorrow I'm not going to wake up to a undented door. Its not worth the energy to bother with because it just is what it is now. So is vucevic. we've discussed the same flaws in his game for years now. Can't be mad at him anymore with it because this is who he is. Be mad at management if they get a chance to get any non negative option long term for him and they hang on for the better deal.
  43. 1 point
    Yes. I heard that myself. Our league perception. lol
  44. 1 point
    Did I just hear someone in the crowd say, "That guy, really? " after Speights nailed a three?
  45. 1 point
    This bench...offense is dreadful. Oh my space deity.
  46. 1 point
    This team just has our number. Hopefully we're competitive.
  47. 1 point
    I'd take it. Would really hand the keys over to AG with Wes being a great catch and shoot, and Noel being a defensive specialist. It may not be equal value because of Fournier (Vuc has barely any value, no one wants slow bigs that can't play D). I'm really over Vuc and Fournier, the latter more so. Always loved Noel. I remember in NBA 2K12 (I think) I played a long association mode with the Magic (as I do every year). Someone made a realistic draft class for the following season and put it into the game. We ended up getting the number 1 or 2 pick and I took Noel and developed him into a beast over the next few years, since then I've always liked the guy (I had him into about year 3 in-game before he was even drafted into the NBA).
  48. 1 point
    Sign me up. I always liked Wes. And get an athletic big. Plus addition by subtraction. I'm strapped in.
  49. 1 point
    I kinda feel like Gordon is starting to realize that while he might be in good basketball shape, he's not yet in superstar play on both ends every night shape.
  50. 1 point