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  1. hootie249

    2022 Off-season Thread

    Wiggins will be the prize. I could see the other 3 teams bidding heavily for him. Not us.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    I know i am the worst about talking about the past. We all remember the horrible trades that killed the Magic for half a decade. It revolved around Toronto just as much as OKC. First the Henny trade to get Ibaka, not going to rehash that part but 3 Toronto things that just killed us. First Biyombo had that great series with Toronto, yet they were smart enough to know it was an aberration, the Magic GM, not so much. Then the trade knowing they had us over a barrel. We got Ross, an extremely one dimensional NBA player even though he had a great NBA body, athleticism and length. I think at the time i wanted Wright or Powell so i'm not the brightest. However we got Ross, who many on this forum knew was just a one trick pony. Many here on this forum wanted Siakam. Remember, Siakam was picked at 27, not a lottery pick. So getting him for trading a then premier PF was completely within reason. Kudos to all the forum people that remember these posts, you guys know basketball way better then me. Sadly some of them no longer post here. The other part i remember complaining about at the time, but you might not remember. Not only did Toronto trade us Ross, they had two first round picks. We got one, the higher one. I remember being angry that Henny couldn't even get the best pick. That pick? OG Anunoby. This alone probably changed the history of the Magic, as we traded away the player we got with our pick. This was the famous start of the draft flattening out meme. Rumors say the new guys wanted to get one of Justin Jackson,John Collins or OG if one of them fell. None did and we drafted a stash euro who we thought we might keep but was traded away that day. Kuzma was famously right there at the time, but so were White and Hart. So all we got was super streaky, never plays defense Ross and a pick from Philly that i think we did trade for something, i always forget. All because Toronto just put a masterclass on our franchise.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    https://www.si.com/fannation/nba/fastbreak/news/the-orlando-magic-could-surprise-everyone-during-2022-23-nba-season?utm_source=reddit.com
  4. hootie249

    2022 Off-season Thread

    I used to think this was weird till i saw tons of teams carrying 17,18, 20 guys up till training camp. Still plenty of time in the offseason. Players get injured, some get traded 3 months after free agency, some get dropped. It's mostly the Magic that seemed to bring back the same guys for years. That's why we were so upset for so long. They never tried brining in fresh young faces for 5 years. It was mostly washed up vets and G-leaguers who obviously had no chance to earn playing time. So no worry with the roster spots, something will give.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    I think we all would love some excitement and star players and it's been one long boring decade. I think i was a poster over last 5 years begging for trades. But too many red flags with a Mitchell trade. Number one, never deal with Danny Ainge. It's pretty much a meme now. And not just the deals he makes but the ones he doesn't. I'm sure many of you never read other forums, trust me, Celtics fans hate and love him for it. So many trades he didn't make because he won't make a trade he doesn't win by a mile. Number two, is Donavan Mitchell abysmal on defense? I'm not sure but unless you're Curry or Jordan guards don't lead teams to championships. Yes we could probably build a team around him to hide the "D" but not if we trade Utah half those good players. Mitchell and Banchero seems like disaster on that end of the court. Number three, it's just too early. Yes Mitchell is young and signed so he technically fits the timeline. But not really. We need time for Suggs,Paolo and Wagner to get shots up. To build confidence and skills before some guy comes in and takes all their shots away.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nba/news/malachi-flynn-raptors-73-jamal-crawford-pro-am/zfmklso8yoadi8ultnk8us4e I didn't know anything about this Pro-Am so googled, this is one of the first stories to pop up. This guy is scary, 73 points!
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    It's just not the right time. We really have see what we have this year. However, now is the time to get excited. Magic are gonna have a fun team that also has true blue blood top young talent. Not much more news left to talk about as the trade season and summer league wind down. Here is a couple of links for diehards. https://www.spotrac.com/nba/transactions/?ref=trending-pages That is a good link if you want to click through a couple pages and see where two way or undrafted players went. Plus it has all the other extensions and free agent signings. I just find it interesting. This other link is an updated salary cap tracker. https://www.spotrac.com/nba/cap/?ref=trending-pages
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    There won't be a trade because you cannot win with Ainge. Simple as that. Guy has proved it time and time again. To trade with him might as well be signing your own resignation as a GM.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    The Magic easily have the assets to get Mitchell. I don't see our management being on board with a move this big. However,fear of missing out is a powerful force. Rarely does a top flight guard who has 4 years of contract left come up in trade talks. I don't know what to think.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Yeah and Ivey got hurt to, which is why the Magic shut Banchero down after limping out of the second game.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Let's face it Magic Crew, nothing to talk about. If you wanna piss on someone blame RJ because Paolo got hurt in overtime the other night. Summers done, at least two months before we hear about Isaac is maybe looking somewhat ok, yadda, yadda, yadda. Go watch football. The only bright spot is the Magic had national headlines, had national media talking about the team. Now with the media black hole that is Orlando it's going right back into oblivion for 2 months. Carry on.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    The next big timeline for him is training camp and then 10/31. One aspect of rookie contracts, all of them is the next season becomes guaranteed on this date. So not this season but the next you have till 10/31 to either pick it up or not. It's only 5 million but if he doesn't have a stellar training camp i can see it not being picked up.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Game ended perfect. Things looking up.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Admiral the tank commander? Yeah i hope we can keep him in the organization. I honestly don't know how the g-league and two way contracts work. We have a roster crunch that probably won't be solved until training camp. In what has to the biggest news of summer league so far, Sharpe tore his labrum. Shoulder injuries are pretty serious. We will be lucky to see him play in training camp, which means the public won't see him much for awhile. The one guy the world needed to see the most.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Paolo just had a steal and a 360 dunk! It's cool being able to see Murray. So far Banchero is winning that battle. Players i want to see are the players i liked if we dropped in the lotto. This kid in Sacramento,Ivey Mathurin and of course Sharpe.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Yup it's a 7.5 million buyout for Isaac,2 Million for Fultz and Harris,Bamba and Bol are team options so none of their money is guaranteed. The problem is Houston,Detroit and OKC set themselves up about the same. We all can have huge cap space if we renounce some players.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    It was really great to see the whole team there, being buddies, cheering the rookies. So many good pictures and videos.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Paolo looked great, Caleb Houstan looked awesome! He looked like Alan Houston! Also you have to watch the game to understand the stat lines. Paolo played around the perimeter the whole first half. Could have had ten assists if his excellent passes were not fumbled. The guards froze him out a bit in the first half and in the second half he was out a long time, got cold. When Paolo went back in late he was around the post more and they were feeding Caleb since he was hot. Paolo took 3 bad shots late that i don't think he takes normally. I think he just really wanted to get 20 and they just never game him enough shots earlier.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    Well it was fun to watch some basketball last night. I don't know what other games i will get to watch, you have to remember after this week it's so long NBA for a few months. Enjoy it while you can! So i watched the whole Magic game. It's funny how scouting reports are so dead on. In just a few minutes you could see Paolo had better individual moves then anyone on the court and decent BB IQ. He plays like a 6'10" guard. Shot looked good, high arc, semi fast release, needs work though. He made some amazing passes. His speed and quickness are a little less then you want from a number one guy. However that just isn't that important if you can control the game with your size, shooting and passing. And he did! So the bad parts of the scouting report were all on display as well. Hard to judge defense when nobody is playing it but as big he is not going to block or alter many shots. Plodding feet so he is going to have a hard time staying in front of some players on the perimeter, but just the elite ones because he moves lateral very well. All around looks good. Caleb Houstan, what can anyone say, he did exactly what he was drafted to do. So excited!
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Yeah he doesn't have that explosiveness and currently he has no rebounds, it was kind of weird he didn't get one that last posession. So yeah that was one of the reasons he wasn't a slam dunk to go number 1. I'll take the ball handling and shooting and passing. Wish he moved little faster but they can work on that.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    I'm not going to worry about that for a long time. it's an offensive league. Anyhow yeah i like what i see from Caleb so far. Tari Eason looking good. I like his physical tools, not gonna lie i wanted us to get him so bad.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Jabari just got around Paolo with a nice left hand layup. Not bad, not bad...
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    He sure looks the part. Ty Ty looking good as well.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Yeah gonna upvote you on this one. Hopefully that's what the coaches get from summer league. Hampton is not a PG. Looks like we are going to have to carry Canady for sure so if we get injuries i bet Hampton is the first to go. 4-4 now.
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Captain hook! also that wasn't a foul.
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