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Mack1085 last won the day on July 12

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  1. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I believe I want the same thing at ?FTW - for people to have good discussion and disagreement about basketball here. I think that can happen by saying when you think an argument is faulty or even outlandish without the accusations of malintent. Now maybe that’s not what he meant when he said it, in which case I’m making him aware that it is at the very least how I perceive it and it’s off-putting as a member of this forum. And frankly I think it’s a good reminder for all of us (myself included).
  2. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Just so I’m clear, this is meant as a statement on the quality of an argument where the split is 60/40 instead of the purported 50/50 and not meant to malign his character at all?
  3. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    This is just one guys opinion, but I’m pretty tired of reading the “you’re intellectually dishonest” type of comments anytime someone has an argument someone else disagrees with or thinks is faulty. Comments like that and ones similar really don’t advance the conversation and they just assume bad intent that isn’t there. If you think the argument is faulty you can point that out without maligning character.
  4. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    If there really is a glut of point guards in the NBA, we should be able to land a decent one next summer as one of the only teams with an open starting spot. This was just a bad summer to need a starting PG.
  5. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Or both - which is the argument against overpaying with picks today.
  6. Summer League Thread

    I’ll be curious to see if he matures a bit around Conley and Gasol. Noticed him pouting on the court a couple times last night when he had post possession and didn’t get the ball. Threw his hands down and just walked away while the play was still happening. He’s super young, but it’s not clear to me what his role will be on that veteran team. That could be a bumpy transition.
  7. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Can I just say that I really like the way Ross has been representing the Magic this summer? In the gym with the young guys in Orlando and now flying out to Vegas and watching them in Summer League games. I know we all love expiring contracts but he is honestly one I’d love to retain if the price is right. Probably our best guard defender and seems like a good glue guy.
  8. Summer League Thread

    They used Isaac at the 5 last night in the second quarter when JJJ was the biggest guy Memphis had out there. His defensive versatility is incredible.
  9. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Thanks. I missed that. So it looks like we have $6.7 of the MLE remaining. Slightly more than than what we are paying Simmons per year.
  10. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Jerian Grant for the less favorable second round pick for two years isn't bad. We got the 11th pick in the second round for less than half a season of Elfrid Payton, so that alone doesn't seem like an overpay for a full season of Grant. From what I've read, the Mozgov-Biyombo portion of the trade was essentially done to make the salaries work so we wouldn't have to give up a developing player like Birch or Iwundu in the deal. If you're disappointed we haven't gotten a clear starting caliber PG this offseason I think that's perfectly reasonable. But if you think this was a bad trade and you're focusing on the Mozgov-Biyombo portion, I think you're overreacting to the names. Biz did not make a net positive contribution on the floor for us last season. If Mozgov takes minutes Biz was getting that would be reason for concern. But if Bamba and Birch are taking those minutes, I don't think we've lost anything by swapping guys out who are going to sit at the end of the bench. Our future cap situation is no worse and no better. And we added a mid-first round talent who is a replacement level player for picks that don't usually return that value. We still have our full MLE and the bi-annual exception if there is Jonathan Simmons type of deal out there this upcoming week, so Grants contract doesn't hurt us in that department either. Bottom line: It's a perfectly fine trade from a value perspective. If you still want to see our FO do more to address the PG position, that's totally reasonable. But this trade does not prevent them from doing that.
  11. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    So this trade puts us at 15 players under contract plus Justin Jackson who is still unsigned. Do guys we send to the G League count against our 15 player max for active roster spots? Trying to figure out what we’d need to do from a roster perspective if we still tried to use our $8.5M/yr MLE.
  12. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    So we saved $1M this season and $500k next plus we get a year of Jerian Grant and his RFA rights next summer for Biz? If that’s the deal it’s a pretty good one given the lack of production we expected from Biz this year and our need at PG.
  13. Summer League Thread

    Where did you see Magic1234?!
  14. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Dang! ESPN app isn't working in NY for some reason