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  1. hootie249

    2022-2023 Season Thread

    I mean, he will be one of the next players to rumored to be traded as soon as this summer. In case none of you know, his current contract was not the max he could have gotten. The contract has one more year after this year. He cannot be extended this summer at max money. He can be extended for less, but that will not happen so he will be a season long distraction as the rumor mill kicks in. Will the Celtics risk losing Jaylen or trade him before he is a free agent. Of course he is exactly the type of player we should be looking at but who knows how this plays out. In my mind he wouldn't be moved this summer unless it was a godfather offer. Having two lotto picks would put us near the top but i don't think we have the players other teams have that we would be willing to trade.
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    The tourney wasn't really great for the few lotto players in it. Might have helped the fringe guys.
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    2022-2023 Rookie Watch

    If the Magic won the first pick in the lotto would you trade it for Sharpe? Honestly, great posting, amazing videos. So would you?
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    Oh yeah, definitely not basing everything on this, but it is good to see if players step up or not. I can only hope our team actually has people breaking down the tape. We all assume multimillion dollar organizations do this but every year teams draft guys that can't even play basketball on "potential". At least you can scout that aspect a bit in college ball. It will be a hot debate if we move up. A lot of the potential star players show little ability to shoot so far. Having multiple abilities like Grady Dick or Cason Wallace will help the team.
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    Great post, this is the guy i had my eye on before the tourny and he looked good. Unlike Miller,George,Black,Whitmore(injured) and a few others. Kentucky guards just know how to play, i hope Cason is high on our gm's draft board. Grady looked good but his team lost a tight one. Jarace Walker and Taylor Hendricks looked good and you just know if the Bulls pick falls back into the late lotto they will bring in the UCF kid for a workout.
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    I'll be watching that Kansas Game at work. Nick and Gradey. https://sidelinecue.com/nba-comparisons-for-the-top-prospects-in-the-2023-nba-draft/ Here is an article worth a look. It's ridiculous comparing these players to NBA greats. We know that won't happen with most of them, but the writer does understand skill sets of players.
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    Geesh, just about every guy i talked about in the tourney has had a poor shooting night except for Dick. Latest is Wallace, but he is displaying the all around game that Kentucky guards are known for. Purdue just went down. I only saw the last few minutes. You would think they can just get Edey a few lobs in crunch time, but they just fell apart.
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    Lots of high lottery picks having bad games in the first round. Also, Dick had a good game after a game he missed almost everything. That is a good sign for a shooter.
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    Forget Scoot for now. Not saying he isn't the prospect every article tells you he his but it's tournament time. You can see players on the floor this week, instead of a guy who played in a fake league and couldn't shoot.
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    Magic vs Heat - Sat., Mar. 11th @ 7 pm

    Looks like i have to watch the Replay of this game. Great win for the young guy!
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    Guys i watched the Kansas game last night in the hotel i work at. Gradey Dick had an awful game. So shooters sometimes have bad games, but watching him play he seems a step slow guarding smaller players. Great effort, but might not have the lateral quickness to be decent in the NBA. Also i was really wanting to watch Brice Sensabaugh this weekend but he was hurt the game Ohio State lost. He seems to have everything we wanted from Chuma, but Brice can shoot. He is definitely on my radar. Plus, he was born in Orlando.
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    Magic vs Jazz - Thurs., Mar. 9th @ 7 pm

    Saw an interesting article about the Heat on the ringer. Both of the runs they had, to the finals in 2020 and the near finals last year, were fueled by 3 point shooting. The Heats two best players are not 3 point shooters. You can see that tonight. However in 2020 and last year everyone else on the Heat were well above league average. Two take away's from this is every year is different. They are bad this year, but were fantastic during the run to the conference finals. You can produce around a few players who don't shoot the 3, but you do have to have some. We can find shooters and some of our players will get better. But Banchero and Fultz do not have to be drop dead shooters, just a threat, at least.
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    Well, they had Paolo number one forever last year and never wavered. Miller being mocked number 2 is not a big deal at all. 6 foot 8 wings who can score and take over games is the proto type player these days. Also with how our defense is looking we might have to take a guy like Walker, even though that seems redundant. Guys that scare me are the Twins for obvious reasons but more like the Keyonte George types. KG seems like exactly what we need but also seems like the guy who gets to the NBA and might do nothing against NBA level players and is a bad shooter.He would be the opposite of Gradey Dick, who shoots great right now but might get to the NBA and be Duncan Robinson at best. It's hard to evaluate these guys. I'm ready for the tournament. Edit. Part of my analysis is just expectation. I am leaning towards Wallace with one of our picks simply because the Kentucky guards always seem to be pretty good. Less bust potential. I have no other facts, just a feeling. LOL, good thing i'm not a scout.
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    2022-2023 Draft Thread

    Every year, in every draft the guys who are mocked at the top are not necessarily the actual top NBA players. Luckily we have great posters who watch these guys play! So my only hope is we take the correct guy. I don't care where we draft. I'm am tired of the concept that if we draft 1st we have to take Victor or second Scoot, although yes right now i'm leaning towards those picks. But that is only an example. What if we draft 5th,6th or 7th? Do we have to take a guy that's top 8 in some meaningless mock? What if we miss out on a Donavan MItchell,Booker,Haliburton type player because some Mock draft had them later? You want to get even more perplexed, what if we miss out on a Giannis or Jokic? My point is don't let the media control the narrative. We have only to look at last year as an example. The Magic took Paolo! Before the college season started he was probably maybe the consensus number 1 along with a few others, after the season, hype took over with Chet and Smith jr. The media also wanted the Magic to Draft Smith because of "shooting". It was like a rock rolling downhill until everyone thought we were taking Smith including our forum. Guess what, we didn't, and i'd bet all my money he will never approach best player in this draft. So don't let what they tell you be the end all of everything. I am constantly surprised how good the posters on this forum are at seeing talent. So if you guys love Dick or Wallace or Jett Howard i have no problem with the Magic taking them, even if they are mocked late lotto.
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    2022-2023 Season Thread

    Yeah i watched the presser on another sight, he just flat out said certain refs change the game and named the guy who hates him. LOL was great stuff. He was fined 30 thousand.