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  1. Odin

    Magic vs Philly

    So, a few things I have been thinking about: Only 2 players had bad games, Fournier and Bamba. Best game by Iwundu in his young career. If he can do that more often, he will be in the league for a while. Simmons really needed that game. Isaac was huge during that run. Ross is a boss. Vuch is legit beginning to demand serious respect. Not only offensively, but he was a big part of the reason Embiid went ice cold in the second half. Gordon just does so many nice things on the court now. How many of his passes ended with the receiving player getting fouled? Also, some legit defense. Loved that block where he just ripped the ball away from the other guy.
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    Magic vs Philly

    Nah, love Ross off the bench.
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    Magic vs Philly

    The Magic suck, didn’t you know?!? Ross is here, baby!
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    Magic vs Philly

    Ross. Duh.
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    Magic vs Philly

    Ross!
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    Magic vs Philly

    Hell yeah Isaac!
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    Magic vs Philly

    Gordon grabbing rebounds and pushing the pace really helps open things up for the team.
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    Magic vs Philly

    There were a couple spots where he should have shot- like when he got right under the basket.
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    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Well maybe if I did more research I would have known that.
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    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    I like Simmons, but Augustin is probably more beneficial to our team. His shooting is really helpful. Edit: I just learned that D.J. Augustin's middle name doesn't even start with a J. His name is Darryl Gerard Augustin. I feel like I have been lied to.
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    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    It is only on 87 shots in his career so far, which is a decently small sample size. But it is not nothing.
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    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Hmm. Gut reaction is that we seem to be getting the slightly worse end of that deal- which probably means that it is fair. Breaking it down, Fournier is still young, but Fultz is obviously younger with higher potential. Chandler would add extra cap space going into next year. Fournier is currently better and would be the perfect offensive player for Philly to acquire. We are probably not hurt too much by this though with how Ross has been playing. Fultz fits our timeline, and has the potential to be good even if he does not re-find his shot. He is shooting 31% so far this year from 3 (ok, he has only taken 13 and made 4 so super small sample size), but that suggests that it isn't as broken as people seem to make it out as. Also, he is already pretty good around the rim, finishing 65% within 3 feet so far in his career (both this year and last year)- that is something young guards often struggle with. (Some examples for reference: Kemba has never even passed 60%, Curry didn't until his 6th year, Oladipo didn't until last year, Iving didn't until last year, Rondo only hit that mark once, in his 4th year, CP3 didn't until his 8th year). I think I might actually be pretty excited if we swung a trade for him.
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    Magic @ wizards

    He's one of those guys that moves well and looks like he should at least be decent. I'd love for him to be able to put it together to be at least a true rotational player. Also, am I the only one that thinks it is a little weird to see Dwight all the sudden all tattooed up?
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    Magic @ wizards

    Nice play by Augustin.
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    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Whereas we seem to have a plethora of guys that want to be the man, even if their talent doesn't match, the Wolves seem to have a plethora of guys that seem to not want to be the man, even if they have the "talent level". Honestly, even though we kinda suck, I think I prefer the attitude of our guys to that.
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    Magic @ Knicks

    Gotchya. I guess I have read too many people that seem to think Lowe irrationally hates the Magic. Surprise, national writer writes that a bad team has issues. That's not hating. That's just telling the truth that you don't want to hear.
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    Magic @ Knicks

    And JJ Barea is solid. Maybe too harsh with them. I think the rest are fair. Which makes me wonder why we are the team that gets so much crap about our PG situation when there other teams with similarly bad to as close to as bad PG situations. Grant is obviously not great, but lineups with him in them trend positive, with his top 4 lineups by minutes all positive. https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/g/grantje02/lineups/2019
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    Magic @ Knicks

    Everything he said about the Magic in his last article was pretty true though. I mean, I don't think we have the worst PG situation (we just played the Knicks, who don't have much going on there either), but the team is definitely and obviously being held back by the current PG rotation. Teams I think are probably in the running for worst PG rotation: Magic Knicks Suns Bulls Spurs Other teams with weak PG situations: Clippers Pistons Pacers Pelicans Mavs (Though I guess Doncic is basically their PG?)
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    Magic vs Pistons

    Gordon was pretty fantastic outside of his forced shots in the first half and a few bad turnovers. Made some great passes, played fantastic defense against just about everyone, etc. I think he outplayed Griffin, though not by a huge margin.
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    Magic vs Pistons

    Clifford ran too long with that bench group. When it wasn’t working, he should have mixed some starters in.
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    Magic vs Pistons

    ROSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    So, just looking at tonight- we have a "winnable" game, but not necessarily a "game that we should win". It might be a good barometer for where we are. Fivethirtyeight gives us a 56% chance.
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    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    That isn't how EFG% works.
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    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Ross has an EFG% of 47.5%. He has definitely had some good games, but overall, that is in the bottom 3rd of the league in efficiency. Not sure that is a "great start" offensively. Sadly enough, we have only 3 players who have EFG%'s above league average- Vuch, Bamba, and Gordon.
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    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Sometimes certain pieces work together even if they don't work outside of that configuration. Grant often looks fantastic in that line-up, but barely looks like an NBA player otherwise. Bamba actually gets to play center, which I think helps. Simmons is an energy guy even when his shot isn't going (as it hasn't been), which keeps everyone else playing at a higher level. Gordon brings the overall talent level up. I'd say we don't have enough minutes with Martin to see if he really improves that line-up or not.
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