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  1. hootie249

    2024 All-Star Weekend

    A trade between our two teams would never happen. Same division. You telling me they gonna trade us Young so he can play against them 4 times a year right when Paolo is entering his prime? If a trade happens the most likely is San Antonio. Different conference and they can send all sorts of goodies back plus the Atlanta's own picks. I could see Portland as well. Portland could decide they don't want to rebuild. They can keep vets like Simons,Ayton,Grant and add Trae to the mix. Young might finally unlock Aytons potential. Grant is a solid vet and Simons is a bucket. All three of those guys are signed for more then two years so they would have a solid 3 year run to see what they could get out of them. I did a trade machine for them and it works with Brogdon,Williams and either Sharpe or Scoot but not both. That would be the sticking point i'm sure. If Atlanta got back Sharpe,Williams and Brogdon they could start winning now and still get a few firsts from Portland.
  2. hootie249

    2024 All-Star Weekend

    All these really big trades the last 7 years have been awful except for the Anthony Davis trade, The Mitchell trade and the Paul George trade. We can get players without giving up everything. I don't think we need a star just some pieces. You don't have to give away the whole house for those players. I cannot see a trade for Trea that wouldn't involve too much. It's possible it's just i can't see Atlanta doing it unless it's a godfather offer.
  3. hootie249

    2023-2024 Season Thread

    Well said. I think the Markelle as a starter ship has sailed. Cole has also regressed as a point guard and Suggs is a shooting guard. I don't think we can wait past this summer to secure the veteran point guard this team has needed for ten years. Nuff said.
  4. hootie249

    2023-2024 General Game Thread

    Defense in the 4th quarter has kept us over .500 this year. let's see what happens.
  5. hootie249

    2023-2024 General Game Thread

    Both teams playing like it's the playoffs. Wow. Those young guys know they are on national T.V.
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    2023-2024 General Game Thread

    Suggs is on a mission!
  7. hootie249

    2023-2024 General Game Thread

    Pretty good start. Chet looks ridiculous. LOL. Thunder are very disciplined. Out guys look poised.
  8. hootie249

    2023-2024 General Game Thread

    Holy ****! Time to buy a lottery ticket.
  9. hootie249

    2023-2024 General Game Thread

    Go Magic! Hope everyone is healthy. Can't wait to watch Isaac and Goga shut down Chet! On another note i never get to watch Shai so looking forward to that as a basketball fan.
  10. hootie249

    2023-2024 General Game Thread

    Yeah at this point it doesn't even matter if he plays well the rest of the season. He has had his time and his contract actually ending is a good breaking point. Guy was a bust, you can blame the secret injury,the real injuries,the Sixers or his mother. Good guys can be busts. Markelle is like water in a desert. When you have nothing,even some stale sulphur tasting water will tase like the best you ever had. We do play better with Markelle because this team has lacked a good point guard since DJ left. Having a guard who doesn't turn it over and can actually dribble and pass is important. But he really can't do anything else. He almost turned into a lethal mid range guy, but barely. He is supposed to be a good penetrator and play maker but his injures ruin this and team chemistry. If your in and out of the line-up and can't shoot your basically Ben Simmons. And Ben at least showed he had all-nba defense and passing at one time. To me the funniest thing is the Sixers drafted two guys at number one who can't shoot. The Magic could and should learn a lesson from all that. We have already given up the pick that was Tyrese Maxey and five years. i expect us to play well and will be thrilled if Markelle stays heathy the rest of the season. However, if our big summertime plan is re-signing him i will be pissed.
  11. hootie249

    2024 NBA Trade Deadline Thread

    Brogdon and Tyus not being traded is kind of weird. Tyus only makes sense if they promised him a contract. Wizards have no point guards and there is a salary floor so if they promise him a starting job it's the only reason i can see why he is still there. Brogdon is a little strange but like Murray i think they assume better deals to be had in the offseason.
  12. hootie249

    2024 NBA Trade Deadline Thread

    Uh yes that's my point. We have actual talented players now. We had garbage in the last decade before the bubble. Look if Gary and Ingles shoot like we know they can and Cole gets out of his funk we could have another 9 game win streak. Would guys like Burks or Hield have been better? Who knows but they always shoot around 40% and i just used them as examples. If we miss Fultz for a long time again would it have been wise to get a Monte Morris or a Dennis Schroder? I guess we will find out. And these guys were small deals, not big moves.
  13. hootie249

    2024 NBA Trade Deadline Thread

    Uh we do have a chance at an upset or a close series this time. Last two times we made the playoffs we knew there was no chance. Because we had almost no talent. This team is full of talented individuals and they can get hot for one series. look at the Heat this decade. It's all mental. Heat players have went nuclear in the playoffs despite many of there best players being non shooters or no names.
  14. hootie249

    2024 NBA Trade Deadline Thread

    I hardly ever post anymore and i am still a huge fan. Saw that win here in Denver, i know they will do better in the second half. Seems obvious with getting healthy and having all the home games. That said, i am starting to feel they were more lucky then smart with the rebuild. We do need shooters, why not get one?
  15. hootie249

    2024 NBA Trade Deadline Thread

    Should have got a shooter at least. I won't even mention for the 50th time how we haven't had a good point guard since Jameer. Oh wait i mentioned it.