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  1. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I’m also am very excited about the potential of our bench: Fultz - could be huge.... perhaps the biggest mystery in sports right now. TRoss - The Human Torch - he adopted it, so must live up to it. Iwundu - I think he’s working more on shot creation and of course his 3pt shot; don’t forget he shot .376% this year. He’s a hard worker and I believe he’ll make more gains this summer. The D is very solid. Aminu - more length, upgraded D, does the small things and he can make some buckets when called upon. He will make others better. Bamba - been working with Drew Hanlen on his post game and should come in with 15/20lbs of extra muscle. They got a clip of him and the dude is so long that he basically drops it in the basket on a spin move; it’s exciting to think of his potential if he remains injury free and focused. I don’t see much of a drop off from the starters to this group. It will be interesting to see the groups that Clifford settles on as the season progresses; remember he said it’s important to find groups of players that mesh. We may be in for some surprises.
  2. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    They are probably looking for someone to bail out OKC. He’s not worth the money at his age and injury history. I am figuring our front office signed a 29 yo Josh Magette to mentor Jeffries and give our G league a boost. He looks like a very good distributor and may help the growth of other players; a strategic signing.
  3. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Your right, they’ve invested #6 pick in Bamba and they have to see what they have. I will be honest, I have my concerns but will remain optimistic. We know what Burch is: energy and good D, but he’s 27 and is better overall then Bamba at this current time unless Bamba has made huge gains this summer.
  4. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    It feels to me like we made the right moves this summer for a few reasons: 1. I still think Bamba is very, very raw; it takes a while for big men and point guards to acclimate to the NBA. Vooch’s contract is deescalating if we need to move him, it will not be easy but easier. We carry our momentum forward this year while 27 players switched teams and may not mesh just because it looks good on paper: see Houston and OC, we have an advantage. 2. Aminu is cheap by today’s standard and is a place holder for KeKe with moveable contract as mentioned by previous poster. He’s an upgrade from last year. 3. I think Fultz will show well, just a feeling. 4. MCW will again outplay his contract. 5. We will have better depth this year and familiarity with the system. 6. Our boys are hungry and it sounds like they are all in...... Areas of concern: shot creation, back court production and perimeter defense of guards of starting unit, shooting. Will Burch be discontented with lack of playing time?
  5. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    True, he was #2 behind Curry for 3 pt %, one of the best pg for assist/turnover ratio and a pretty good pick and roll player, but you’re right he definitely doesn’t stack up to TP in his prime. I wasn’t directing that to you, but in general.
  6. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    DJ takes a lot of crap, but his numbers aren’t that bad and I believe he was one of the best 3 pt shooters in the league this year as well as getting our team in their sets and being a great mentor on and off the court. It disappoints me that he doesn’t get the credit by most that he deserves. I love the guy and hope we can keep him around on the cheap after his contract is up.
  7. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Plus the team had continuity and had been together for a long time which is what we have bought into. I think we will be pleasantly surprised at what our guys are capable of. We definitely need to define our back court though.
  8. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    MCW is basically Nitilika, just older, but he’s only on a 1 year deal. We have to maintain as much flexibility as possible seeing how we have virtually none now barring a trade.
  9. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I would also argue the 2014 Spurs when Duncan and Parker were basically role players at that stage and Leonard was only in his second year. I remember watching the series it was a thing of beauty, the ultimate in selflessness and playing for the team. It was truly beautiful basketball.
  10. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    2004 Detroit Pistons
  11. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I think he’ll be better on D and I hope he has Nicholson’s post game; should be average 3 pt shooter.
  12. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Watching the pc and “The Chief” is big and long; he’s got that sleepy look. He could probably play 3 thru 5; that’s huge. We are going to have a top 5 defense.
  13. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    No doubt he was awesome shooting off the screen
  14. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I see us evolving into a team like the 2004 Detroit Pistons, they had no stars with players like B Wallace, Billups, Hamilton , R Wallace and Prince. A tough, gritty team who shared the ball and played for one another. Everyone embraced their role and played within themselves.
  15. Magicpassion

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Welcome to the board. While I agree with the sentiment of the posting, I wouldn’t call Aminu young as he will be 29 when the season starts and I doubt Fultz will start; at least for now, but I definitely share in your optimism. Welcome to the board :)
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