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  1. Barnabas Smith

    2018-19 Official Season Discussion Thread

    Things are definitely running better with MCW at the helm. I am okay with him being a distributer and rebounding, but it sure would be nice if he could shoot.
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    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    Appreciate the info. Personally, I am glad to hear it. I prefer that we be patient with our new players. In the past, I felt we gave up or traded guys too soon only to have it come back and bite us in the backside. I am hoping our new management team will approach things different.
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    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    If we are going to be better without Vooch, I think it's going to have to come through the draft or a trade. Bamba is too weak and raw, and Birch too limited. Can we afford to wait while Bamba develops and builds up his core strength (if he can)? On a different note, this brings up another question I have and maybe one of you knows. Was there any truth to Bamba being on the trading block? If so, that speaks volumes, to me, about how Weltman and Hammond feel about him now that they have gotten to know him better.
  4. Barnabas Smith

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    Thanks for the thoughts! I think you make a great point because positions are so interchangeable in today's NBA. The guy I really like is Coby White, but he will probably be long gone before we pick. I started looking at mid round guys this morning and was watching highlights of Bol Bol today. I think he very well could be the BPA where we pick. If so, then we should take him even though we have Issaic and Bamba. Since Disney is a sponsor we can call our team, "The attack of the clones." LOL!
  5. Barnabas Smith

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    Would you consider a center if Vooch left via free agency? What do you think of Mo Bamba now that we have seen him play a little bit? Do you think he will work out or should we give another guy a try?
  6. Barnabas Smith

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    I realize things will change and players will move a bit, but nbadraft.net has Clarke as a 2nd round pick. What draft site do you prefer?
  7. Barnabas Smith

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    What is your draft philosophy? Do you prefer BPA, or drafting for position? This year, what do think is our biggest need? Center? Shooting guard?
  8. Barnabas Smith

    Magic Vs. Cavs - Thursday, March 14th @ 7:00 P.M.

    I hope so. He seems to be hitting the three a lot better these days, which is critical in our offense. I also think he is a difference maker on defense. He really is embracing his role and wants to guard the other team's best player. There is a lot to like about AG. I am glad we are being patient and gave him a contract extension instead of letting him walk like we did Oladipo who blossomed into a type of player we have wanted all along. Weltman and Hammond seem to have their act together much more than Hennigan.
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    Magic Vs. Pelicans - Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00 P.M.

    Definitely thankful for the DVR or I wouldn't be able to watch any games due to my work schedule. I think the Magic are a fun team to watch again. Clifford has them actually playing as a team. When we do that, and manage to have energy and play good defense, we are hard to stop. It's going to be a close race with Miami for the final playoff spot. All we can do is try and take care of our business and see where everything falls. We seem to be turning the corner. Even if we don't make the playoffs this year, I am excited about next year!
  10. Barnabas Smith

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    I just watched his highlights on you tube. He looks really good and has nice size. I think I like his energy the best.
  11. Barnabas Smith

    2019 NBA Draft Thread

    I like White, too. He has a nice stroke and a quick release. I hope Hammond can make an exception because he doesn't really fit their prototype. We sure could use the help at SG, and I don't think it would be too long for him to displace Fournier.
  12. Barnabas Smith

    Magic Vs. Cavs - Thursday, March 14th @ 7:00 P.M.

    It's taken years, but AG is starting to come on when it comes to threes. I think Ross has been a good example on how to improve your jump shot. I am hoping AG is an even better shooter next year if he works on it all summer like Ross did last year.
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    Magic Vs. Cavs - Thursday, March 14th @ 7:00 P.M.

    I hope so, but our defense energy needs to get better. For a while there before the break, we were shutting teams down. Now, teams are able to drive into the paint and a lot of times get an easy 2 points. It could be that some of our guys are nursing injuries and they are taking a toll. We know about AG, but JI seems to have dropped off a little bit. On the plus side, Vooch seems to have gotten back into the swing of things. When he's off his game, the whole offense seems to bog down.
  14. Barnabas Smith

    Magic @ Wizards - Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 PM

    Too bad Briscoe got hurt. He plays with an edge, and the other guys seem to have more energy when he's on the floor.