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  1. CTMagicUK

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Are we really going to pretend that making basketball decisions for an NBA team is anything at all like running a conventional business?
  2. CTMagicUK

    2024 Off-season Thread

    His job is to build a roster to achieve the goals of the ownership which is (we hope) ultimately to win a championship. That'll make fans happy in the process, but it's not Jeff Weltman's job to do or say things to appease fans, nor should it be. That would not be a worthwhile way to run a sports franchise because a large percentage of fans are clueless.
  3. CTMagicUK

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Just so we're all clear. Jeff Weltman can hardly say "yea man we're absolutely desperate for 3 point shooting" before heading into free agency or trade talks because if he did the price for all the shooters goes up. His job is not to say things that make you happy. Let's evaluate at the end of the off-season before we get our pitchforks out.
  4. CTMagicUK

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Neither Shams or Woj could pin down who we were picking number 1 overall until 10 minutes before it happened. Whatever is out there being reported about us is coming from agents not our front office. Klay for 20-25 million for a maximum of 2 seasons? Sure. Klay anywhere near max money for 3 or more seasons? Terrible.
  5. Yea that game was officiated like ass but it's whatever. Tough to get a Franz Wagner no show in your biggest game of the season. Can't wait for all the "trade Franz" talks from dumb Magic fans this off-season. I'm proud of the team for this season, best season in a long time. We'll be back and we'll be reloaded.
  6. Kevin Pelton article on the keys to game 7: https://www.espn.co.uk/nba/insider/story/_/id/40084269/nba-playoffs-2024-decide-game-7-four-key-factors-ahead-magic-cavaliers
  7. Yea I'm sad we won't get a David Steele/Jeff Turner broadcast today but on the bright side we might get a Mike Breen BANG call.
  8. Game 7! We all know the deal. Game 7. On the road. Win or the season is over. I'm proud of the team for getting here and let's go pull this one out. Cavs are currently -3.5 point favorites. Game is on ABC in the US. Projected starting lineups: Cavs: Darius Garland Donovan Mitchell Max Strus Evan Mobley Jarret Allen Injury Report: Dean Wade, Ty Jerome, Craig Porter all OUT, Jarrett Allen is QUESTIONABLE (but will likely start if healthy). Neither Mobley or Mitchell on the current injury report. Magic: Jalen Suggs Gary Harris Franz Wagner Paolo Banchero Wendell Carter Jr. Injury report: Gary Harris is QUESTIONABLE (but likewise will likely start if healthy) Tomorrow there'll either be a Celtics game 1 game thread or an off-season thread. Either way it's been a hell of a season everybody. Appreciate you all for keeping this place active throughout.
  9. Never been more delighted to be wrong on my initial feelings of the game. Everyone came to play. Franz, Paolo, Jalen were all awesome. Wendell I thought was terrific. Cole made some big plays. It felt like when Mobley got hurt the Cavs (Mitchell) upped their urgency because they're unsure if they'll have Mobley or Allen in game 7 so to stave off their (Mitchell's) push and pull this one out felt big. What a gutsy win. Whatever happens in game 7 I'm proud of this team. Side note: has anyone's stock improved more by missing a game than Gary Harris? Without whom we had literally no idea what to do to slow down Donovan Mitchell.
  10. I had to try and be positive for the starter but I'm going on record and saying I'm not confident about this game. This is the first time this young team have been in this type of lose and go home situation and I'm concerned guys are going to tighten up and we'll have a rough offensive night again and it'll be enough for Cleveland to squeak past us. Hope I'm wrong. Would love to force a game 7.
  11. We all know the deal. 3-2 down. Lose and go home. Win and force game 7. Whatever happens I'm proud of the boys. We are currently -4.5 point favorites. Game is on ESPN in the US. Projected starting lineups: Cavs: Darius Garland Donovan Mitchell Max Strus Evan Mobley Jarret Allen Injury Report: Dean Wade, Ty Jerome, Craig Porter all OUT, Jarrett Allen is QUESTIONABLE (but will likely start if healthy). Magic: Jalen Suggs Gary Harris Franz Wagner Paolo Banchero Wendell Carter Jr. Injury report: Gary Harris is QUESTIONABLE (but likewise will likely start if healthy) Let's go.
  12. CTMagicUK

    2024 NBA Draft Thread

    Yea my thought process with the comparison to Austin Reaves was that as he went toward more of an on-ball PG role (and, you'll know this better than me but it's my understanding Domask took on some tough defensive assignments too this season) the 3 point %s fell and that in the NBA with much less ball handling responsibility and generally more space you might see the jumper tick back up.
  13. CTMagicUK

    2024 NBA Draft Thread

    Random one but I quite like Marcus Domask as an undrafted free agent flier if he's not drafted. Think he'll end up being a better shooter than he showed in college when he moves to an off-ball role, kind of like what happened to Austin Reaves (though obviously id be very surprised if he was as good as Reaves, it's not a player comp just a situation comp). 6'6, plays defense, solid passer.
  14. CTMagicUK

    2024 NBA Playoff Thread

    It doesn't really matter who the consensus FA target is.
  15. CTMagicUK

    2024 NBA Playoff Thread

    Also yea I want to make an off-season thread but I feel like it's bad karma to make one while we're still fighting.
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