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Mack1085 last won the day on July 14 2016

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  1. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Memphis fans would freak out if their FO drafted the guy with the biggest injury concerns in the lottery. I'd be surprised if they went down that road. JJJ seems more likely.
  2. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    You don't think you could trade back to get him? I haven't seen any projections with him that high.
  3. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    So Jabari is the only guy picked at a higher position than #6 right?
  4. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Arguments about the last few games of the season are really tedious at this point. Sacramento won 2 more games than us and got the 2nd pick. They got lucky last night and we didn't. The focus should be hitting with this high pick (because #6 is still high in this draft), developing Aaron and Isaac, finding the right coach for our team, and picking a direction now that Weltman and Hammond are out of their season of evaluation. You don't need the #1 pick to be successful.
  5. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Who do the anti-Young contingent want at 6 if Doncic, Ayton, Bagley, JJJ, Bamba are all gone?
  6. Vogel is gone - Who should be our next coach?

    There are a couple things going for us if we want Nurse and so do the Raptors... 1) Weltman knows Nurse from his time in Toronto and it must have been positive if we're pursuing him now 2) There are VERY low expectations in Orlando vs. the Raptors who finished #1 in the East and had their head coach fired 3) Know what you're getting into here (a rebuild) vs. the unknown future of the Raps. Are they going to burn it down this summer? 4) Florida weather 5) Tax laws Of course there are obvious drawbacks as well - not the least of which is that we aren't good and have no clear line of sight to being good.
  7. Vogel is gone - Who should be our next coach?

    Looks like we'll have more competition for Nurse.
  8. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    Bridges reminds me of Otto Porter. He'd be a great role player to have on this team with Bridges-Gordon-Isaac switching everything 2-4 defensively. I'd just be a little disappointed to come out of this draft without getting a guy who has an "Alpha" personality and the skills to match. On the flipside, I do like adding winners to this franchise.
  9. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    You only don’t resign Gordon if you think his contract would be so incredibly out of line with his value that he would be unmovable without giving up additional assets (the Biyombo situation). I’m not sure opting to let him walk for nothing but the flexibility of being ~$10M under the cap this summer is really worth it for us.
  10. 2017-2018 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Seems more likely that rival teams are trying to get someone to offer AG the max. If everyone thinks we would match anything, they wouldn’t want to tie up their FA dollars during the matching period. So putting it out there that we wouldn’t match would encourage teams to make an offer, tying up cap and likely forcing us to pay him more if we match.
  11. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I accept your apology. I appreciate your thoughts and takes on Magic basketball and apologize if my pushback came across as obstinate. My strawman comment was unfair to you. I recognize that a lot gets posted and it's tough to respond to every nuance of every post.
  12. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    "Yeah you're 100% wrong on this" is condescending in tone - especially when we're interpreting what someone said and not facts like 2+2=4. If you posted something from Hammond after that interview where he says, I have no doubts that Isaac has the drive to an all-time great in this league, then I would be 100% wrong. And if that quote is out there - GREAT! I'm a Magic fan! I want him to be great.
  13. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

  14. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    I really don't believe those quotes are comparable. Our GM literally said "Does he want to become an All-Star?" And it was after glowing praise of him being a good kid. Not a potential all-time great. And neither of you have even acknowledged the AG comment. But that's fine - if you hear those literal questions as figurative cliches then we can agree to disagree. I don't see the drive though and at the very best your arguments only work to lessen my assertion that our GM doubts it - which isn't exactly the same thing as proving his drive to be great exists. And by the way ?4thewin - it's unfortunate you feel the need to be condescending on a board where you like to make strawmen arguments and then don't acknowledge when they get challenged or exposed as flawed. Makes this a really enjoyable experience.
  15. 2018 NBA Draft Thread

    That is not the same quote at all. That Jrue quote is sports cliche. But there is no questioning his drive. In fact he says he loves to be in the gym in that quote. I feel like we heard a ton about Gordon’s drive to be great after his rookie year. From others and from him. Where is that for Isaac?