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  1. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Thanks for posting that video. I don't have a lot of basketball experience, so it was very educational for me. IMO, the great thing about our situation with Fultz and Augustine is I don't believe Augustine is going to give up his starting role without a fight. He has worked too hard for it. If Fultz wants it, he's going to have to earn it, and the Magic will be better for it because both guys will be playing their best because of the competition.
  2. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I feel the same way. MCW's playing style may be a little unorthodox, but he is laying it on the line every play. That kind of energy is contagious, so maybe it will rub off on some other guys like Bamba (who I hope can turn it up a notch or two this year).
  3. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I was just watching AG's after game press video and I got the sense that the preseason was sort of wearing on them. They are probably chomping at the bit and probably can't wait until the games start for real. I think we will see much more energy and focus this Wednesday. Excited!!
  4. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I agree. There is nothing wrong with being a high energy guy who is our best defender and on offense gets his points off of cleanups, and behind the arc. I am sure he is excited to try out some of the moves McGrady taught him, but shooting from the high post or elbow isn't one of his strengths. Naturally, I hope the light comes on for him, and he suddenly becomes an offensive monster, but the only way I see it is if he just sticks to shooting 3's. That's one area I think he has improved on. Besides, what's wrong with being a 3 and D guy? Everybody should understand their role.
  5. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    Interesting discussion. I realize we are young, but what is a reasonable expectation going forward for this roster? Have we assembled a pretty good team with the potential to be good, or are we going to have to make some serious moves and try again?
  6. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    No doubt Fultz just needs some time. I like that he plays within himself and doesn’t try and get too cute. If he can just drop it off to Ross for a three, he does.
  7. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I know we are talking defense right now, but regarding how I think Fultz can help us on offense Clifford said the other day on the Orlando Pinstriped Post Podcast that by the numbers the best thing you can do (regarding NBA offense) is: 1) Get to the free-throw line 2) Shoot a layup 3) A corner three Fultz should be able to help us with 1 & 2, but might not be able to hit the corner three right now because he seems more comfortable getting his points in the paint; however, that doesn't mean he can't drive and pass it to someone who can, right? If he can stay healthy I think he might get most of his minutes late in the game when it's on the line.
  8. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    Naturally, I hope Fultz develops a consistent outside shot, however, what is more important to me is if he can get into the paint, draw a foul, and hit his free throws. If he can do that and help create open looks for our other guys I will be happy.
  9. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I was really surprised when Weltman said that Fultz has only played in 33 games these last 2 years and is only 21 years old. He's just a pup. Not sure how he will turn out, but I can't say enough about how pleased I am with how the Magic have handled his situation. I am hoping coach Clifford is the perfect coach for him and can help him maximize his potential.
  10. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I was surprised at how big he got over the summer.
  11. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I think what I am excited about the most with Fultz is the pace we will hopefully play with. If all goes well it could lead to our offense being more efficient.
  12. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I was just thinking that, too! It’s good talking about meaningful Magic basketball.
  13. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Would it be within reason to say that at least early on we should temper our expectations that Fultz will be more of a facilitator than scorer?
  14. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Oops. Sorry about that, ya'll. I missed it. On on a different note, do you think Clifford will tweak his offensive scheme, and if so, how?
  15. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Anyone else see the rumors where the Magic are batting away any trade offers for JI? Nice to see us determined to hang on to the guy. I am really excited to see how much he has developed over the summer!
  16. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Nice!
  17. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    It looks to me like he is pain-free when he shoots. My expectations for Fultz being part of our rotation this year have moved up from doubtful to hopeful. :-)
  18. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Getting excited about the season. Looking forward to and hope it's on TV. :-)
  19. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    If you were going to advise Gordon, what would you have him work on to help him take the next step?
  20. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    It's surprising to see that Gordan is only 24. It seems like he has been around forever. The article has an interesting take on Gordon's ceiling in that it isn't going to be as high as we all once hoped. That reality of that hit me in the face like a brick. I had always hoped that Gordon would be one of those that would have a breakout season. I still love the guy though. He's a gym rat, has a great attitude, is athletic as hell, and has one heck of a work ethic. I think Clifford is doing wonders with him and utilizing him in the right way. His 3 point shot has improved and his athleticism allows him to take advantage of unplanned opportunities. Even though he isn't our go-to guy, I see him as our glue guy, and IMO every team needs players like that. What about you? Are you happy Gordon is on our team, or is he someone you would trade away, if we could, for a more consistent/ productive scorer?
  21. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Did he apologize for screwing over the Magic and their fans?
  22. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I know it doesn't translate, but maybe Fournier will come into our season with more confidence and consistency in his shot.
  23. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Consistency?
  24. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I would have preferred it if our guys would have stayed home and worked on their game. I think that would benefit us more this season.
  25. Just a regular Magic fan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    No doubt. Glad to see him putting on some muscle! JI looks like his body type is the kind where he will have a hard time keeping on weight. I am jealous. Wish that were me, LOL.
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