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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    Who the ***** is Aminu? Did we sign a new player?
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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    Would be nice if Clark could chip in a point or two. I kinda feel bad for the guy. I doubt he even gets a ten day contract once this year is up.
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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    This guys gets it. Can't win without decent PG play. Either trade for a vet or start tanking. I wish we could get George Hill.
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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    If there was more post ups and less 3's taken i would swear i was watching a game from the 90's. Fun but messy game. Obviously with Fultz and Evan healthy this season we would be around .500. We want to be better. Fultz was turning the corner, he really hadn't arrived. Nice story, good young man. He really needed to have this whole season to show his worth.
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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    Lol that Ross shot! Go Magic.
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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    Ouch! I thought we were about to have another injury. Nice hustle by Ennis. I thought those last two 3's were going in.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Exactly! Got to get em before they blow up. I bet 3 years ago the Celtics would have loved Vucevic or Gordon. Heck, 2 years ago. They already had Tatum and Kyrie and Smart. Now no matter if they win a title or not Tatum and Brown are staying in Boston. Two way wings are the hardest type of players to get. Brown and Tatum play defense and score. Ainge's biggest mistake was signing Kemba for 34 million a year. Kyrie and Hayward were worth taking a shot at, no harm in trying to make them work. However Kemba is way to much a defensive liability to pay that much money. Throw in his small frame and injury concerns. When you build a team around a small point guard they pretty much have to be Seth Curry or Damien Lilliard level on offense.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    I think at this super early juncture Cole is being outplayed by no less then 3 point guards drafted after him this draft. Maxey,Quickley and Pritchard. Magic gonna Magic. I thought he looked good that first week when he had less pressure. However every red flag expressed before he was drafted is on full display. Can't shoot, can't finish plays out of control. I still think he has a natural flow to his game so i still have high hopes.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Yeah and seriously there is no easy solution to fix it. I mean we literally locked up not one but two offensively challenged players before the season even started. It's hard to even fathom how stuck the Magic are with this team.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Eh it would be great but the PR looks bad. He has basically been perma benched the whole season and was arrested in November. He will get another shot, it won't be from the Magic.
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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    Hey there is a game today and the Magic are favored. Don't ask me how.
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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    This is why these super teams exist. That man just didn't miss! It was infuriating and intoxicating at the same time!
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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    I watched most of the game. It was special. Vucevic should set every Magic record. Buy that man a drink!
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    If we were just fans of a player and not the team i would love to see AG in Denver or Phoenix. Halliburton ain't going anywhere, but they could really use AG also.
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    2020-2021 General Game Thread

    There is a great post on reddit about how the Warriors rested Steph the entire year with his injury. The same injury Vooch had back in the 2017-2018 season. Vucevic came back in the middle of the season and averaged over 30 minutes a game for 20 straight games. They finally rested him the last 6 games, and we still won 3 of them.Just enough to drop to number 6 in the draft.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    The thing that is driving me crazy are the Nets,Philly and to a lesser extent the Rockets and OKC These franchises have made mistake after mistake. Especially Philly and the Nets. The Nets had a decade where they gave up a ton to pay over the hill former all stars and still managed to find and draft assets and make the playoffs. Now they are going to destroy us for years. Kyrie and Harden are playing saturday by the way. Philly completely whiffed on several high draft picks,lol we have two of them. The two they hit on had huge injury concerns, which i guess could give us hope. One of the "hits" is a non shooter but is an all star and coveted trade piece. They have had two gm scandals, hired a third gm who sucks.Turned over the team twice since that first playoff run with Embiid.Acquired and lost a star. Went through a season with hardly any good shooters and made the playoffs. Hired another gm and here we are. I look at that team and see at least 4 or 5 players who could drop 25 on a given night. 4 shooters, including the league leader, one superstar and at least 4 players who can be a point guard on any given night. What are we doing? I'd say without hyperbole our two best players are Vooch and Evan. We've had them for 8 years and it took us 5-6 years to develop them. Our 3rd best player has taken 7 years to develop. It's insane.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    We are the east coast Kings and even they backed doored into Fox and Halliburton. Watch them rise up once Harrison is off the books and they give up on Bagley.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    This goes back to Henny, I am more and more convinced he had a vision and the front office told him to hold the line, so he messed everything up and went back to Presti. After giving up our best assets. Not saying he was good, more of a scout, not a gm. His last few moves make no sense unless he was in some sort of clash with ownership. So in comes weltham and they are told to hold the line. I realize how my posts sound and I guess I could be banned but I'm soooo upset with the Magic and the NBA.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Our front office is clueless.The Fultz gamble was super low risk and judging by the return Philly got, one of the only offers. Simmons was literally immediately unplayable and instantly out of the league. Think of the stiffs still in the league. And his contract wasn't the only non guaranteed contract being traded. All Philly cared about was creating cap space. He did not work out, sorry to be negative...he needed to stay healthy and produce and make strides. He stayed healthy for a bit but sorry Magic brethren he only started because Augustin is better as a back up. All of their draft picks were textbook mocked picks. Culminating with Bamba, at the time the 3rd best center picked when we drafted him. 4th best big man if you count Bagley. If your picking 6th do you pick a guy who is already 3rd or 4th best at his position? We needed a point guard,shooting guard small forward the last drafts. So we drafted a project center, a hurt power forward and then in this last draft...finally a point guard. Because we had too! No backup. And now that backup is the starter. Unbelievable poort asset management. These guys are jokers. I want to stay positive but man even if we stayed slightly more healthy, Fultz was seriously flawed! You get a vet behind him, not a rookie. Even if Gordon hits, he is a power forward! Build a freaking team dip****s. Now we just signed two hurt players and Okeke is a non factor! Could have had Keldon or Okpala or even a college player of year with Clarke! Yeah maybe we even screw up and get Little or Porter jr, or Bazley but it just shows they do not even make the choices worth being wrong over. Damn!
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    This is a good post i forgot about that, although i said that a month ago. Most of the players signed right before the season cannot be traded yet. This is why i didn't think Harden would get traded yet. He kind of forced their hand. After the first week of February they would have had more options. And yes Lavert was definitely worth a gamble. Dinwiddie would have been a great target if he didn't get hurt.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Seriously never mind, some of you guys are never going to get it. Cavs and Pacers made themselves better, we didn't. It's that simple.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Houston is going to go all out to lose this year and retain their protected pick. Despite the OKC trade they own their own picks in 2022 and 2023. They are going to tank and tank hard and probably pay the minimum salary the next 3 years. Whatever the salary floor is, i'm betting Tillman Fertitta is going to fill his pockets back up. At least our team spends money.I feel a little bad for Wall and Wood. Oh well being millionaires takes the sting out of it.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    The ESPN website has gone to **** the last few years but they already updated the trade machine. It shows Harden,Kyrie and Durant making over 113 million alone. Looking at the remainder of the roster i just don't see it. Its real bad. I mean, Harris has been real good this year but not great, he is not a classic two way player. Jordon has been ok but he lost the starting job to Allen. After that pure crap. Once they get an injury exception for Dinwiddie they have 13 players, so i can see them picking up some waived players.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Yup Crazy trade.They went for the full rebuild. The first 2 pick swaps won't convey and the first two picks will be late rounders. Pretty good bet the next two pick swaps and first rounders are just as good as Boston had the last time. History has a weird way of repeating itself.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Yogi Ferrell waived by the Cavs after the trade. After i listened to Josh Robbins this morning, he said the magic won't waive anyone since all 15 contracts are guaranteed. Also said the Covid injury exception won't work for us because we have MCW and Evan coming back soon. According to him we can't even do a ten day with 15 contracts on the roster.
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