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  1. 8 points
    I'll never forgive Weltman if we don't resign Mo Wagner in the summer. It's such an easy win. His brother is a superstar. He brings immaculate vibes. He's a solid bench big. Give him a 3 year deal and let's move on.
  2. 6 points
    In terms of building a legit team, the player we should be targeting with our money is Jaylen Brown. He'd fit beautifully next to Franz and Paulo.
  3. 6 points
    Amen. Before the season started I put down my marker for a successful season, which was whether we cared about the games in January and February, or if all the attention by then had shifted to tanking. By my criteria, this season is already a success.
  4. 6 points
    Just willing to wish you all, my fellow forum colleagues, Merry Christmas! Hope you all have a great time with your beloved ones, wherever you are!
  5. 4 points
    incredible. He just took over, cementing his legendary status. I truly can't stand Lebron and his ego and joyfully look forward to cheering on Steph in this match to embarrass them.
  6. 4 points
    If you are truly a Magic fan why do you keep posting this stuff about Sharpe? What the f*** is the point of all of this? I really don’t understand what you are trying to prove. There are many many many drafts where the guy we drafted was outshined by other players drafted later. But you keep harping on this one where we actually got a good possibly great player. Please for the love of all good things, leave it be and just drive your family and friends nuts with this crap.
  7. 4 points
    Cole has drastically improved this year, at least on offense. I still don't want to commit to him long-term, at least not yet. Meanwhile, saying Suggs is having career high shooting numbers misses the big picture, imho. For a number 5 overall pick, he's been far worse than anyone expected, and even with his improvement this year, he's only shooting 41% and 31%. Furthermore, he's constantly hurt because of the reckless nature with which he plays the game. As a fan, I was elated when we picked him at 5, but I'm not sure he'll make it in the league, at least as a starter, unless we see significant improvement.
  8. 4 points
    I would argue we have three guys who legitimately serve as “go-to” guys in crunch time: Fultz, Franz and Paulo. What a gift. All of them are better in crunch time than the previous crew of Evan, AG and Vooch.
  9. 4 points
    The Jameer disrespect is out of control in this post
  10. 4 points
    1. Paolo Banchero | Orlando Magic Stats: 19.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 3.6 APG | ROY odds: -950 Best-case All-Star comp: 2014 Blake Griffin Previous ranking: 1 Banchero is running away with Rookie of the Year honors, not just due to his scoring prowess as he's also proving capable of winning at the NBA level too. After starting the season 5-20, the Magic are 19-15 since Dec. 5, likely putting them out of the Wembanyama sweepstakes and into the fringes of the play-in game conversation. Banchero is already one of the NBA's most lethal young shot-creators and has been difficult for even elite defenders to contain in the open floor with his combination of size, strength, skill and aggressiveness. He's an excellent ball handler who can pass on the move, finish aggressively through contact, shoot off the dribble and has terrific touch and creativity around the basket, giving him significant potential initiating pick-and-rolls and pushing off the defensive glass. Better decision-making is the next key in Banchero's development. He relies too much on his iso-pullup game and hasn't been as effective with his 3-point shot (28%) as he needs to be with the way defenses are sagging off him, passing up open jumpers on the perimeter. Defensively, Banchero's basketball instincts, strength and mobility have allowed him to be more effective than most thought he would be early on in his career. He still has some lethargic moments off the ball and isn't a good enough rim protector or rebounder to see as many minutes at center in the modern NBA, but he has held his own more often than not, especially one-on-one. Surrounding Banchero with more shooting will be a priority for Orlando moving forward, but the Magic are already ahead of schedule with the depth of talent they've acquired. It has allowed them to notch some impressive victories this season and gives their fans significant reason for optimism. Banchero looks like the gem of the 2022 NBA draft class thus far and still has considerable room to grow long-term. Jonathan Givony is an NBA draft expert and the founder and co-owner of DraftExpress.com, a private scouting and analytics service used by NBA, NCAA and international teams.
  11. 4 points
    He is still the rookie of the year by far. Zach Lowe went on a rant on his Pod Cast this week about people complaining about his efficiency when he talked about The Magic for a 5 minute stretch. He basically said that people who watch him play can see how he is obviously a future star. His ball handling, first step, free throw rate are very special. I still wouldn’t take anyone of the last three drafts ahead of him. I do think him and a Franz need this break. We forget how hard the grind of The NBA season is on young guys. I also think both will be much better next year as their bodies mature.
  12. 4 points
    2 6 foot 10 players having 0 rebounds is absolutely *****ing inexcusable
  13. 4 points
    Markelle Fultz is who Rob Hennigan thought Elfrid Payton was.
  14. 4 points
    As for Bol, he seems to be maturing and is very early in his career. He could be very valuable if he keeps trending in the right direction.
  15. 4 points
    5-16 in 21 games without Markelle, 11-10 in 21 games with Markelle. Only 3.5 games out of the play-in with 40 games to go.
  16. 4 points
    I'm a bay area native, and I will be at the game tonight. Let's go, Magic!
  17. 4 points
    WCJ saying Issac can play right now and gushing about all his talent …”IF” he does return at some point good luck finding playing time for all those bigs …man would I ever like to see him on the court again just to see what we got
  18. 4 points
    Paolo up to 31% from 3 on the season. Worth keeping an eye on because that was supposed to be a weakness for him but here he is only 3% behind Jabari Smith who's whole deal was shooting. Also he's 12th in the NBA in Free throw attempts. Every single other player in the top 15 is, or has been, an All Star.
  19. 4 points
    That’s 3 consecutive wins against teams with winning records and that are playoff caliber …we bash a lot but gotta give credit when it’s due
  20. 4 points
    Like a black hole in space, no light escapes; in Cole’s case the basketball goes to him and rarely comes back out as anything but a shot. He doesn’t like to pass the ball to anyone else.
  21. 3 points
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  23. 3 points
    I’ve posted it before, Fultz is the most important player on the team not because he’s the best player, but because he makes the game easier for everybody else.
  24. 3 points
    Addition by subtraction. I'm fine with minimal moves right now and here is why. The problem with the Magic is less a lack of talent and more that they're still figuring out how to win on a consistent basis. Anyone got time for a story? For anyone who watches hockey, they remind me A LOT of the Edmonton Oilers about 7 years ago. They had the most insane lottery luck in history. They got the #1 pick 3 times in a row and the league had to change the rules. Then they go and win that **** again by basically landing hockey's LeBron James in Connor McDavid. After McDavid's 1st season you had this embarrassment of riches in high picks with all this potential in McDavid, Hall (a 1st overall), Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins (a 1st overall), Draisaitl (a 3rd overall), and now they've got the 4th overall pick with yet another high scoring player from Finland falling into their lap. They moved on from a 1st overall named Yakupov who was like the NHL's Mo Bamba except the guy skated like he was being chased by bees. Brought nothing to the table. Magic have Isaac, Fultz, Banchero, Wagner, Suggs, Anthony (maybe Bol too) and it's very possible the Bulls are gonna **** the bed and the Magic wind up picking something like 6th overall AND let's not forget lightning could strike twice and they win the #1 pick again. It's a potential embarrassment of riches and potential. Imagine Wemby here for 2 seconds on top of whoever we'd land if the Bulls crap out. It's insane. The point is the Oilers went and IMMEDIATELY *****ed everything up and plundered their treasure for basically nothing. They could not have done worse. Hall was arguably one of the best even strength scorers in the game and he got traded for defensive help that didn't do enough. Eberle and Yakupov got traded for basically absolutely nothing players who did not help the team. The guy from Finland is an oversized goof that watches the game happen around him. And to replace the scoring power they lost and the GM, went after an old flame on the wrong side of 30 he had when he won the Cup in Boston in 2011 in Milan Lucic -who is considered one of the worst free agent signings in NHL history because he had 1 good year and his career took a tailspin ever since. Their GM was a guy named Peter Chiarelli and it has been hailed as among the worst roster management of the in modern era. This took place in like 2016. And the Oilers have LITERALLY only just now gotten out of that mess. The point is the Magic aren't under the gun to win it all right now. We're finally recovering from the Dwightmare and rebuilding from our rebuild. This is the most hope we've had in ages. Sit on your cap space. Let the young guns get better. Pray to God you get lucky. Don't plunder your riches. Not yet. Wait for it. Wait for the right moment to come by. This was always gonna be the last year in the wilderness. Ride it out
  25. 3 points
    we should resign moritz and keep bros playing together for their whole careers