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  1. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Florida's testing is way up, and cases are up yet its deaths per day are not seeing an increase.
  2. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Someone tell Weltman their exposed to risk of injury everytime they step on the court - practice or game.
  3. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I hope you all are right and NO is would be interested.
  4. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    If you are NO, do you want a ball dominant expensive 5 when your future is built around a young ball dominant 4? I'd rather have cap space than Vuc if I'm NO. As I say, I'm in favor of anything... but I think we are stuck with him for at least another year. Hope I'm wrong.
  5. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    It is really depressing when you look at possible landing spots for Vuc. Really few that make sense. Sort of makes you wonder what the market was really like for him last off-season. I just don't see upside to keeping Vuc and Fournier. Getting the 7th or 8 seed is fools gold. I'd rather get a higher draft pick to add to Isaac, Fultz, etc. I'd rather have cap flexibility. I'd rather make decisions on Bamba (increased minutes) and Gordon (increased usage as a facilitator). So yeah. I'm dealing Vuc to just about any landing spot and praying that deal convinces Evan to opt out.
  6. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Do you really care who SRP might be? Vuc's headed out. Yes. Do it.
  7. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I'd like for him to join his friend in Utah, for what ever that's worth. You think he wants to be there enough to opt out (Crossing fingers)?
  8. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Yeah. Sorry everyone. Apparently I inadvertently started this ruckus.
  9. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Are you sure they were blacked out. Maybe Hulu was doing you a favor stopping you from wasting your time on terrible football when better entertainment choices exist. Then again, Hulu has let me watch the Magic games this season without a problem (lord knows there are better entertainment choices at times) and with as many empty seats as the Seminoles and Bucs have had in recent seasons, they probably were simply blacked-out. Maybe it was Hulu rejecting all things Winston.
  10. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I wasn't initially a big believer that being slighted again in the dunk contest would have a significant impact on Gordon's in game play. I'm starting to come around. By all accounts he is a very nice person who is able to fit in well in a team setting by finding and filling an open niche. If being slighted in the dunk contest ticked him of sufficiently to give an edge to his personality, to make him believe he can't rely on people to give him what he has earned, to motivate him to attempt to impose his will on the Magic and the NBA in general, we may look back at that dunk contest and have to pat D-Wade on the back for finally breaking Gordon out of his shell and making him the player the Magic hoped he could be. Hulu has FSFLA.
  11. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Bamba is making a pretty good case who needs to go. I'm guessing you don't keep one without the other. This team doesn't need a disillusioned vet presence. Try and put them both in position to compete for a title and turn the page to beating them to it.
  12. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I know there is a sample size argument, but going back to a previous discussion about whether it is good for the team if Gordon takes more shots... Gordon's minutes have gone up every month and he is up to 36.6 minutes a game in February. The increased minutes have him taking 15.1 shots a game in the 10 February games. The Magic are 5-5 and Gordon has led them in scoring in 3 of those 5 wins. He only took 15 shots or more on 5 occasions and the Magic went 3-2. Gordon led the Magic in scoring in 4 out of the 5. Only 2 out of those 5 games did he take the most shots (Magic went 1-1 when he took the most shots). on the season buddy ball is averaging 31.2 shots per game. In the February losses buddy ball accounted for an average of 31.2 shots per game. In February wins they accounted for 32.6 shots per game. So it doesn't appear Gordon is getting the extra February shots at the expense of buddy ball. Getting away from just February, in Magic wins this season, Gordon plays 2.2 minutes more per game and takes 1.2 shots more per game than when the Magic lose. My impression of Gordon is he is a great teammate willing to do the little things and defer to the vets. That's the definition of a role player. Role players are great and some of them have long careers, but there is a huge difference between being a role player and accepting the challenge of being accountable to the team for putting it on your back every night. That's Gordon's next step in my opinion. To do that he has to get the shots.
  13. Wilbur

    2020/21 Magic Free Agents - who comes back?

    Sorry. He's just that forgettable to me.
  14. Wilbur

    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    Julius Randle has gotten more shots per game each year he has been in the league. He is up to 16 a game this year. TJ Warren is getting 14 shots a game and has averaged in excess of 12 since his 3rd year in the league. At 22 Gordon got 15 shots a game and averaged 17.6 PPG. The bet thereafter was that he would improve his efficiency. He did exactly that as a 23 year old reducing his SPG from 3 by 1.5 the next season. Not coincidentally, his PPG went down, but his APG went up by 1.4. This year he is getting even fewer shots. It is a recipe for an argument of he can't earn his shots vs. his shots are being stolen. Vuc has gotten 16+shots a game in 4 of the last 6 seasons and hasn't been less than 13.7 in any of them. In seasons where he has gotten more than 16 shots a game he is averaging 19 PPG. Gordon's gotten about 13.5 shots a game on average the last 3 seasons and averaged 16 points... playing in an offense suited to Vuc. Vuc is 5 years older and way less suited to a future with an offense built around Fultz, Isaac, Okeke and Bamba. Thus, I'm going with stolen. I d do not want to see Gordon traded for his 25 year old season, watch him get the most SPG he has gotten in his career (like Oladipo did in Indiana when he turned 25) and wonder why he never got that opportunity here (like I do about Oladipo).
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