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  1. 5 points
    Best thing about payton being traded is not having to hear you talk about hating his floppy hair anymore
  2. 5 points
  3. 5 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'.
  4. 4 points
    Basically, my hypothesis is we could trade vucevic for a point guard and we'd be fine
  5. 4 points
    Quick question. Before, the mobile version of the forum would quick jump to the first unread post in a given thread. Now it only goes to whatever page you select. Is there a way to get back to how it was? Makes keeping up on convos a lot easier if I miss some things, especially once the season is under way.
  6. 3 points
    Hasn’t Payton always played well when there’s zero pressure, the season is over, and the game isn’t on the line? People acting surprised about his numbers in PHX when they’re getting blowout every night doesn’t make sense to me. He did the same thing here. What happened last year after the all-star break? Payton put up numbers. We still were getting blown out. He picks and chooses when he wants to play an engaged brand of basketball and all to often that’s when the season is already tanked.
  7. 3 points
    This is the greatest thing ever made by a human. All credit to the genus, TrueMagicFan07.
  8. 3 points
    No. Us being terrible at money and asset management, and not being great at drafting is why we are where we are today. Imagine for a moment we're building around Oladipo and Gordon right now, with Sabonis as a nice bench asset. Imagine we didn't give up two 1sts and a 2nd for Elfrid Payton. Imagine we didn't pay Bismack Biyombo all the money in the world. Imagine we traded Vucevic two years ago when he was still an asset people would give something for. Ditto for Evan Fournier. Imagine if, instead of Elfrid Payton and Mario Hezonja, we had drafted any one of Jusuf Nurkic, Gary Harris, Rodney Hood, Clint Capela, Willie Cauley-Stein, Myles Turner, or Kelly Oubre; any of those guys would have been somewhat reasonable picks for us, drafted within the next ten picks and would not have been considered major reaches. Would we be competing for a championship this year? Not likely. But we'd be a playoff team, young, with lots of assets to get better, and not drowning in bad contracts. We were fine at tanking. We had 3 picks in the top 5. Two have turned into really good players, one an All-Star. Unfortunately, we got rid of the All-Star for Terrence Ross, we botched the 3rd top 5 pick, and we spent all our excess money on garbage.
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  11. 3 points
    It is going to be so interesting to see what happens with Young because it is going to seem so obvious in hindsight. If he's a superstar, it'll be: "Of course he's amazing! You can't put up stats we've never seen before with those physical limitations unless you're a prodigy! He did it as a freshman too. With the way the league has trended toward outside shooting, he was the obvious first pick." If he's disappointing: "Well I mean they should've seen this coming. A small dude like that with no athletic advantage? He put up a bunch of empty stats on a team without great prospects because he was allowed to do whatever he wanted."
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  13. 3 points
    Or, we will hit the lotto, draft Ayton, have him carry us to the Finals before losing, and then lose him to the Lakers.
  14. 3 points
    I agree with this 1000%. I'm even willing to take doncic just to get the ball out of Payton's, Evan's and anybody else on this team's hands. Ep has really disappointed me this season. If he was truly committed to being an all star. He would have improved his attitude and cut that dam hair. I know people have a right to wear their hair anyway they want, but not when is becomes detrimental to your ability to do a job. And you cannot make me believe it isn't.
  15. 3 points
    I heard him yell "BORTLES!" before shooting it. Maybe that's his problem.
  16. 3 points
    Here's an embedded link. You're going to want sound for this
  17. 3 points
    "But why would I want this sack of money which is guaranteed to have at least $500 in it when I can trade it for a different sack of money with $0-650 in it? There's a chance it has more money!!"
  18. 3 points
    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all wishing every magic fan a new winning team in 2018!!! Peace on earth good will toward all!
  19. 3 points
    Ummm. I’m not sure this reads the way you meant it to read.
  20. 3 points
  21. 3 points
    Relax. This is all part of our plan to get down really big so that the starters get "mad" and make a big comeback in the second half that only falls short by 10 or so.
  22. 3 points
  23. 3 points
    Nah Mauro sacrificed his foot for the win. Who of you will match his sacrifice when we play golden state?
  24. 3 points
    Your #29 ranked league pass team. Nothing exciting here
  25. 3 points
    I'm stupidly hyped about this season and I can't tell if that's a good thing or if I've just forgotten all the lessons learned over the past 5 years.
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  28. 2 points
    No. The team played better defense with Gordon in but not Payton. That includes minutes against bench players, minutes against starters when Payton wasn't in the game, and minutes against starters when Payton didn't play. Payton only played 28.6 mpg for us. It's not like Vogel had him shadowing the other teams starting point guard. And it'd be one thing if it was exclusive to great point guards but your point falls apart when the Tomas Satoransky's of the league burn him too.
  29. 2 points
    It really does happen a lot. A lot of people thought Klay Thompson was a reach where he was drafted; he was a low-ceiling guy who wasn't supposed to be able to keep up defensively and would just be a spot-up shooter. Eric Bledsoe was a 2-guard with not enough handles to play PG and not a good enough passer. Paul George couldn't get his own shots. Kawhi Leonard was too unskilled to play SF. Draymond Green was, hilariously, not considered even a good defender, on top of being too small to play PF. Khris Middleton was too slow. C.J. McCollum was too small to play SG. Rudy Gobert was too skinny and didn't play hard enough. Gary Harris wasn't a good enough ball handler and was too small. Rodney Hood was too skinny to play SF and not quick enough to play SG. Myles Turner ran funny. Devin Booker didn't have a good enough 1st step to get his own shot, and he wasn't 'long' enough. Malcolm Brogdon was slow, couldn't jump. Just how good the late gems in the draft are varies, but there always are some. And often as not there are a couple potential stars there.
  30. 2 points
    We need to figure out how much of vucevic's defensive issues are Payton related (maybe it had no impact but we need to find out). We need to figure out Fournier's true offensive impact. Can his offense be replicated collectively by the other wings or does he really have a tangible impact? We need to see additional growth of Gordon on the offensive end. We need to see Isaac actually play.
  31. 2 points
  32. 2 points
    This team will be fully healthy soon and we will win ourselves out of a top 3 pick and probably even a top 5 pick. Which is literally what we continue to do every freaking year.
  33. 2 points
    Who cares about the stats anyway. All you have to do is watch the games and it's obvious that EP is not the starting PG that we need for the future. The modern NBA calls for a PG that is a threat to take and make the open outside shot at a decent percentage. Also a lot of PGs feast on EP.
  34. 2 points
    There is nothing wrong with that. I am glad to hear that they are not closing any doors. This is the only way you can explore the market and see the value of your players and even if there is a 99% chance they dont trade him at least you are doing your due deligience as the GM. As long as you dont write it on a board
  35. 2 points
    Last thing he needs is more stress on his shoulder...
  36. 2 points
    I guess you missed the part about young player showing promise, and yes, we DO want 2 top 5 picks in this draft! If we do entertain moving AG it will probably be for a young player PLUS a top pick this year and probably 1 or 2 other good picks. We have to stop forgetting that we are the worst team in the NBA at the moment and whatever we do, we won't be worse than we already are. We have very few assets and if we don't use some of them you'll get to watch Payton's hair bounce up and down, Vuc not play D, and us sucking badly with no light at the end of the tunnel again next season.
  37. 2 points
    never underestimate our ability to suck
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  40. 2 points
    We are in the right spot for a brand new front office to clean house and rebuild. As a franchise to be here after 6 years is embarrassing.
  41. 2 points
    Guys, sorry to jump in here, but I’ve got style.
  42. 2 points
    We have sole possession of 3rd right now and there is no reason for us to win even 1 more game. We HAVE to tank and get a top 5 pick!!!
  43. 2 points
    Meh, I'm tired of seeing this team lose. I'm rooting for wins. Tired of the losing culture here.
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    Gordon will go off tonight. 42 pts 13 rebounds 4 blocks.
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  47. 2 points
    Now we know why Skiles quit............... LOL
  48. 2 points
    Something has snapped in my brain when watching Vooch. It's like I've been bottling it up all this time and now I just can't take it anymore.
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