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  1. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Last night against the Pacers I was watching both Bamba and Vooch defend the paint. Both keep their hands down which is perplexing to me. On one play Bamba bent down like a giraffe will do when it needs to drink water and had his arms out as far as they would go. I get he was trying to take away the passing lane, but all he did was give away any height advantage he has while the offensive guy just shoots over him. I am curious as to how a center is supposed to play it. Do they keep their hands mid-level so they can either reach down or extend high if they need to block a shot (right-hand shooter, block with the left hand; left-hand shooter, block with the right hand)? Or, should they keep both hands high at all times? One theory I have on why Bamba and Vooch don't put a hand up is: 1) Hand down, the player driving in the paint will shoot the floater 2) Hand up, the driver in the paint will keep the ball and go under the extended arm for a layup and possible +1 Maybe Vooch and Bamba are instructed to wait and try and block the shot after the player commits and as you said, they (Bamba especially) are slow to react. Not good for us.
  2. Just a regular Magic fan

    Magic Vs. Pacers - Sunday, Nov. 10th at 6:00 P.M.

    I think the reason we lost was our inability to defend the pick and roll in the 4th. I give their center a lot of credit. He sets a mean screen. They were hitting their shots and we didn't have an answer for it. We aren't good enough offensively to dig ourselves out of a hole very quickly, so once they got a good lead on us it was easy for them to close out the game.
  3. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I am not sure the defensive rating along with the offensive rating do much to accurately reflect an individual player’s performance. That said, I am looking for stats that will do that. Any suggestions?
  4. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Shifting gears a little bit in an effort to get more educated.... The screen and roll is a bread and butter play for a lot of players and sometimes it can give us trouble defending it. How do you think we are doing this year defending it? Are we getting better, staying the same, or are we getting worse? To my eye, I think Fultz and MCWs ability to fight through the screen is helping us, but I wanted to hear what others think.
  5. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Not saying he's killin it, but DJ leads our team in assists. Hopefully, Fultz's numbers will increase as the players get to know each other better, and he continues to assert himself. I have wondered if we should switch the roles of MCW and DJ coming off the bench. I think the pace of MCW as a PG may create openings for DJ, and since he is the superior shooter, that might create more points. I have also wondered about switching Fournier and MCW and giving JI a more prominent role in our starting offense. I am with you when it comes to AG. I think he may breakout. However, since he is sort of a bull in a china shop when he is taking it to the rim, I would like to see him vary his pace when he is working his way into the paint as Fultz does. That might create an advantage for him and also start getting him some of those officiating calls we are always perplexed about.
  6. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    With Augustine-Fournier-MCW-Chief-Birch coming off the bench in our 10 man rotation? If we drop it back down to Coach Cliff's preferred 9 man rotation, who do you think is the odd man out (short of injuries)?
  7. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Would we play him at SG? Right now he is playing SF about 80% of the time.
  8. Just a regular Magic fan

    Magic @ Mavericks - Wednesday, Nov. 6th at 8:30 P.M.

    Not saying I wouldn't want the guy, but with AG and JI, wouldn't Bogdanovic give us a log jam at SF/PF?
  9. Just a regular Magic fan

    Magic @ Mavericks - Wednesday, Nov. 6th at 8:30 P.M.

    No Augustine?
  10. Just a regular Magic fan

    Magic @ Thunder - Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 8:00 P.M.

    Lots of GMs get fooled by players in contract years. We were playing great late last year and they were hoping to keep the consistency. I am hopeful we have a way out should we need it.
  11. Just a regular Magic fan

    Magic @ Thunder - Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 8:00 P.M.

    I am surprised we even had a chance at the end. Our core ( AG, JI, Vooch, Augustine, Fournier, Ross, and Fultz) averaged about a 25% FG%.
  12. Just a regular Magic fan

    Magic @ Thunder - Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 8:00 P.M.

    I think AG is our glue guy. Do we really want to reduce his minutes from 29 to 13 per game?
  13. Just a regular Magic fan

    Magic @ Thunder - Tuesday, Nov. 5th at 8:00 P.M.

    I think that is good news. I like MCW's defensive tenacity. It's contagious.
  14. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    :-(
  15. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    At least we can say WeltHam have a plan, which is something I am not sure could be said about the previous guy. Considering the situation, I am not sure what else WeltHam could do.
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