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CTMagicUK last won the day on October 15 2017

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  1. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Everything I read puts me more and more on the SGA train. At this point if we pick 6 or higher I think he should definitely be in the conversation. If he falls to like 13 or 14 we should be throwing everything we have into trying to get back in for him. He reminds me of what I hoped Dante Exum would be when I thought he would be a star. Smooth, long, always under control even at speed, solid playmaker. He excites me more than a lot of other guys in the mid to late lotto range.
  2. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Moving up from 19 to 10-13 is much more possible though. With 19, our two second rounders and basically everyone not named Gordon or Isaac to use in deals I feel like you could get from 19 to the back end of the lottery if you really felt SGA was your future PG. You might have to make several trades to gather the pieces but it could work. It wont happen but it's nice to think about.
  3. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    That's an interesting case for SGA. I like the sound of it. The question then becomes where would you pick him? If we get pick 4 or 5 do we pick from whats left of Ayton/Doncic/Bagley/JJJ/Bamba or do you believe in him enough to "reach"? Would we trade back with I don't know the Bulls to 8 and pick SGA there? I have no idea how this draft is going to go honestly. Especially picking 4 or 5. Honestly I just hope we get some lottery luck, then I can pretty much narrow our pick down to a couple of guys and avoid all the uncertainty.
  4. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I can imagine he's probably spent most of his NBA money already.
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I had the exact same final.
  6. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Doncic vs Ayton is interesting for us. They both fill a position of great need but the choice is one that pulls the whole franchise in either one direction or the other. Doncic is all about whether he can overcome athletic limitations to continue to be the kind of player he is in Europe in the NBA. You'd think at the least he'll probably be like a solid starter with the potential to be a generational offensive talent and a sort of "safe but hopeful" upside of like a Peja Stojakovic type career. If you draft Doncic and he reaches his potential the focus is on getting a big defensive PG who is happy to play off ball and shoot 3s and can guard some 2 guards. You'll also probably need a conventional defensive big man (unless you believe in Birch?). With Doncic as the main facilitator and long athletic players like Isaac and Gordon around him you've potentially got the core of a successful team for a very long time. With Ayton I really have no idea how to project him. You watch him in college and he's just so dominant on offense and on the glass and his size and frame make you think he's going to be like a David Robinson or something but he's not really shown the defensive skills you want from a 7'1 center so then it becomes about if you can teach him those things and believe he can be good enough on defence (in a defence critical position in my opinion) to not invalidate what he does on offense and the glass. If he can't you've basically just drafted another Vuc situation. I think Ayton is always going to be a double double big at minimum given the minutes and then it's just a question of how big those numbers are and how impactful he becomes on both sides of the ball. If you draft Ayton the focus is very much still on trying to find a point guard who can share the ball and get it to Gordon, Isaac and Ayton in the positions they need to be in. But you'd hope that with those 3 in the front court they might be able to make up for some defensive limitations of the PG and there's the makings of a great defensive team there somewhere I think. If we get the opportunity to pick either id be ecstatic. If we get the choice though it won't change the fact that long term we'll still need to address the point guard position. If we don't draft one I don't think we'll be able to find much of an upgrade this summer. Next summer there's guys like Corey Joseph, Patrick Beverley, Jeremy Lin, Spencer Dinwiddie and Kemba who I think would all be upgrades but I dunno how much cap room we'll have and whether we'll look like an attractive destination for free agents by then or not.
  7. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I like Vince Edwards in round 2. Looks a prototypical bench wing to me. Long, athletic, solid rebounder and 40% ish from 3. Then again I basically always talk myself into a guy out of Purdue in round 2. Last year was Swanigan and year before was AJ Hammons. This year its Vince Edwards and I'm a big fan of Carson Edwards if and when he comes out too.
  8. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Honestly hoping for Ayton at this point. Doncic would be wild but not sure he's a Hammond type pick. Ayton is raw defensively but in theory a front 3 of Isaac, AG and Ayton is super athletic and exciting. Then draft a PG in the second. I like the poise of Jalen Brunson if he comes out.
  9. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Stackhouse is an interesting choice. No idea if he'd be a good coach or not but I'm totally checked out of basically everything about this franchise except AG and Isaac at the moment so a new coach might be a breathe of fresh air.
  10. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    We most definitely didn't trade the pick Sac used for DeAaron Fox. Pretty sure that's incorrect. The pick wouldn't have conveyed to us due to protections.
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    It's the passing and post moves of JJJ that impressed me in the second vid. To be so young and to have such fluid post moves and the ability to make passes on the move. Exciting.
  12. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    You know I think id be ok if we ended up with any of Bagley, Ayton, Doncic, Sexton, Young, JJJ and Bamba. To varying degrees obviously but we're seriously devoid of talent so I'll take anybody good.
  13. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I think JJ Barea is a pretty harsh comparison personally. There's nothing wrong with Barea as a spark plug bench PG sure but Barea wishes he could see the floor like Trae. Youngs passing and vision are what set him apart from a lot of other PGs in my opinion. I think even if he doesn't become some Steve Nash or Steph Curry type player he can be an above average point guard of the calibre (Not comparing styles at all) of Rubio or Jeff Teague. You're right though he might need a year or two to settle into the league which could be an issue.
  14. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Kings waiving Papagiannis (sp?). It's nice to know another organisation is as incompetent as us.
  15. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I've basically given this season a miss already and im already starting to feel like this for next season.