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  1. hootie249

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Then you didn't watch the playoffs last year.Basically Siakam got to play like an actual power forward last year with Gasol and Kawhi in Toronto. So you are half right. Basically the big difference is Siakam dominated in the paint and his decision to either drive or shoot came much faster then Gordon's. He finished better and through contact. Now i want Gordon to do these things too, but it's possible he is going to remain more of an outside wing player in Orlando. Even if he does, he has to finish around the basket and take it to the hole quickly when the opportunity presents itself.Maybe draw a foul or something. Right now he is great when he spots up and he passes well, but as others have pointed out when he drives there are holes in his game.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    Watch tape of Siakam? He made the leap last year i always hoped Gordon would make. Time will tell.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    As someone said earlier in this thread, the rebuild is over. This is going to be the first year in forever that we actually go in expecting to make the playoffs. I think our team will be fun to watch.If Fultz can just be good on defense and hit his foul shots we will be better. If he can actually hit his shots, we will be alot better. Other then that big thing is keeping Dj and Fournier healthy. If Ross stays in peak form and Evan treats this year like a contract year we will ball out! I feel confident in Gordon and Isaac taking another step forward too. Go Magic!
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    2019 Offseason Thread

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    2019 Offseason Thread

    Bamba and Fournier to the Wizards for Beal. Who says no? I'll even throw in an unprotected first!
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    Khem does things that Boston hopes Theis, Williams and Williams will do for them. Going back to last year, most Boston fans have been saying the team lacks size. Danny must have felt the same, i stand by what i said, Kanter has the height and weight of a true center. Even if he has been benched for poor defense and screens, he has the athleticism and size to do better, it's why teams keep playing him.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    Boston is not a good example. Khem is really just a big forward, Boston has many forwards. They needed a true center. While Kanter is known to have poor defense he is a near 7 footer over 255 pounds.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    I like how you can be positive and still be honest. I feel we will be better then last year, but are still looking for a star. It's that simple. I'll take the Playoffs and the hustle. Way better then being a perennial rebuilding team. I like our team and we still have room for growth. That being said, i think we only have two real X-factors on the team. Isaac and Fultz. I honestly think everyone else on the team are what we see already, even Bamba. I want to be wrong but i do not see a star in him, possibly a player who only gets there on his second contract. Sure, i think Gordon and Evan can play their asses off and earn an all-star game one year.I think if Gordon had looked like Siakam in that series i would be singing a different tune Siakam looked like the future star, not Gordon. Hopefully one of our players turns into that franchise guy.Until then i look forward to the playoffs, maybe we can be the 2004 Pistons!
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    Great article.I will admit i didn't see this version of the team developing.I'm happy with our direction, having a plan and sticking to it is a good thing. Still, we have to have another lucky year with health and either Bamba or Fultz better show something before the New Year. Go Magic!
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    This article talks about the best fit for Carmelo.The writer suggests the Magic are the second best spot for Anthony. https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/carmelo-anthony-free-agency-ranking-all-30-nba-teams-from-best-to-worst-fit-to-sign-the-veteran-forward/ The national media does not watch this team.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    This is why i get so upset about the near misses in the last 3 drafts. We were so close to that transcendent player.Hopefully one of our guys rises above.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    Even in best case scenarios why is Fultz always placed as a starter? Dj is the starter!
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    Fultz will bolster the bench. If he gets his Mojo back and stays healthy all year then we can dream.The easiest path to a better team is Fournier having a career year like Vucevic,Ross and DJ had last year. It's the right time for him and he's the right age.I hope he can do it. It's not as interesting or as fun as dreaming of Futlz but it's more likely to happen.Also i'm excited about Issac, the kid seems to have the right attitude.He could be our Garnett! Bring on training camp!
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    Will AG Become Elite?

    Watch Siakam, when he doesn't have a shot he goes to the rim and scores or gets fouled. This is what Gordon is missing to be a star.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

    The Pelicans are my new team to watch when i'm not watching the Magic. They are gonna be fun to watch next year and probably a real contender soon. The east still feels light years behind the west. Can't wait till training camp.
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