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  1. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 General Game Thread

    I was just able to watch the game from last night. I love how this team was playing for one another and not trying to play hero ball. Suggs and Franz Wagner look like completely different players from their SL and preseason games. Suggs looks so much more under control when he’s running the point and his tenacity on offense and defense is a welcomed sight. I firmly believe the Magic FO resigned Mo Wagner because his energy is so contagious and gets these young fellas motivated and fired up. I also believe it has helped his younger brother Franz become more comfortable on the court while he adjusts to the speed and physicality of the game. You can see him making winning plays on and off the ball and he just looks so much more comfortable out there. If his 3 ball starts to fall with more consistency he is going to be a dangerous weapon for us. If we come out and play with this intensity every night win or lose this team is going to grow before our very eyes. Also shout to to Mo Bamba and Wendell Carter for being able to coexist on the floor together and make a positive impact on both sides of the ball. Wendells individual defense on Randle really stood out to me and makes me think he can play the 4 on a regular basis. Cole Anthony was playing out of his mind but under control the whole game. He was getting his teammates involved and not looking to just score anytime he touched the ball. If he keeps this same mentality going forward and doesn’t settle for I’ll advised shots or drives to the basket we will start to see him have more games like this more often than not. Also TRoss was our savior in the 4th and love how he didn’t force anything and took what the defense gave him. Small sample size but this is the formula if the team wants to continue growing and improving moving forward.
  2. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 General Game Thread

    It’s because we are asking him to be a PG when he’s anything but that. He should be playing the 6th or 7th man role to bring a spark off the bench. He has no vision and dribbles the air out of the ball before making his decision to shoot or pass. We are setting him up for failure by allowing this. I’d honestly rather have Etwaun Moore running the point. At least he knows the concept of team basketball.
  3. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    MAGIC @ Spurs Official Game Thread 8.30 EST

    Fully agree here. We need him back in the worst way possible to take the ball out of Cole Anthony’s black hole of an offense hands.
  4. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    MAGIC @ Spurs Official Game Thread 8.30 EST

    Agreed, I just think the game is too fast for him right now and he’s also being out muscled by the guys that are guarding him. I was hoping he would look better for us starting off but we will have to temper our expectations from him until we get more of our starters back.
  5. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    MAGIC @ Spurs Official Game Thread 8.30 EST

    His handle worries me more than his jumper tbh. He’s too out of control with his drives and loses it more times than not when attacking the basket. He needs to seriously improve in order for him to be an impactful player for us.
  6. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    MAGIC @ Spurs Official Game Thread 8.30 EST

    They’ve been swallowing the whistle against the Magic all night and calling everything for the Spurs. Also Suggs looks lost out there on offense very indecisive and he can’t make anything at the rim or a simple pull up jumper.
  7. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    MAGIC @ Spurs Official Game Thread 8.30 EST

    These refs are terrible. How they clearly missed that Hampton 3 is baffling. Also Suggs handle is suspect he can’t hold onto the ball when driving into the lane.
  8. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    If Mo brings the same energy and defensive presence in the paint that he showed in preseason I wouldn’t hesitate to resign him as well. Both can stretch the floor and are still young enough to develop their games and compliment one another when playing on the court together.
  9. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    Once Fultz is back I don’t see Suggs starting at the 1. He will most likely slide over to the 2 which suits his game a lot better right now. His handle isn’t as tight as it should be for a PG and he has trouble getting by defenders consistently when they start to pressure him. Fultz is a much more natural play maker and Suggs looks more comfortable off the ball at this point in time.
  10. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    Yeah he isn’t looking very good right now. He’s too weak to play with these grown men. He always gets cut off on his drives and out muscled by any defender that gets physical with him. He’s definitely going to be a project and I wouldn’t expect much from him this season. Let him get a full year of strength and conditioning at the NBA level and things will get easier for him and hopefully the game slows down for him as well. His shot is nonexistent right now and he’s not getting to the rim to draw fouls and shoot free throws to gain that in game confidence.
  11. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    There are free streaming sites where you can watch most sports if you know how to find them. Shoot me a pm if you’re interested and I can give you a link.
  12. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    Not sure tbh don’t follow the Wizards much at all. I know the last team he played for was Boston for like 2 or 3 weeks before he was let go and we signed him. Either way glad our FO decided to bring him back he is looking like a good rotation player who does all the little things to help you win games.
  13. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    Those guys aren’t the end of the bench they are all G League players lol. We definitely won that game first and second unit. Hope we can continue this momentum into the next game and start the season off strong. We will need it with such a tough schedule.
  14. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    Mo Wagner was such an underrated pickup. Loved the intensity he brought to the second unit last year and it’s looking like he’s getting more comfortable within the offense. I know it’s preseason but we are looking good against the Celtics so far.
  15. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    Nothing to be concerned about it’s the first preseason game and guys are just trying to run the sets they’ve been working on in practice. He’s picking his spots and is trying to get his teammates involved. Nothing wrong with that at all.
  16. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    I wouldn’t worry about Moore he’s pushing the ball and playing with great pace. I agree with Bamba though if he brings it every night like this we may surprise a lot of people this year.
  17. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    This is the way
  18. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021 Off-Season Discussion Thread

    He also had an interview on Monday stating whoever wrote that article severely misrepresented him and he never started reading up on Black History and watching Trump to come up with his conclusion as to why he shouldn’t get the vaccine. People are so quick to judge and point fingers without understanding the situation, and at the end of the day it’s his personal choice to make regardless of what we think. JI’s only worry should be his ankles/acl not what people think about him being vaccinated or not.
  19. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021 Off-Season Discussion Thread

    Some of these comments are sad and cringe worthy all because someone chose to exercise their freedom of choice and speech. The fact of the matter is you can catch this virus having the vaccine or not. Some choose to potentially have milder symptoms by getting vaccinated. Others don’t feel comfortable putting something in their body that hasn’t been tested for very long and would rather let their body do the fighting like it has been doing for many generations before us. This is a personal choice and nobody should be put down for deciding for or against getting the vaccine. More love and less hate, Go Magic!
  20. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021 Off-Season Discussion Thread

    Ah darn no don’t think it is unless you buy the cross platform game.
  21. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021 Off-Season Discussion Thread

    Nice! I am currently downloading 2k22 on Xbox One and I’m looking forward to playing with the Magic. If you’re interested I play in an online 2K league that’s pretty active and we are going to be starting up another season soon and are looking for a few more players. Let me know and I can send you the details in a pm.
  22. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021 Off-Season Discussion Thread

    I wouldn’t mind that pickup at all tbh. He is all business when on the court and can be the exact gritty vet we need on the bench. He also plays team ball which some of our guys could use some more lessons on.
  23. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021 Off-Season Discussion Thread

    And the most important thing is his shot isn’t broken. He just clearly needs to put on some weight/muscle to hit that NBA 3 with consistency. Love all the little things he does though and I honestly don’t get all the hate he’s getting on here. Was he a reach perhaps but he isn’t a terrible pick by any means and can definitely be a glue guy later on in his career ala Kris Middleton that does everything needed on both sides of the floor to win games.
  24. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021 NBA Summer League Thread

    Cole Anthony still doesn’t get it. I’m scared this is going to carry over to the season because he’s playing exactly like he did starting his rookie year. He looks completely lost and outmatched out there.
  25. TrueMagicFanSince1987

    2021 NBA Summer League Thread

    I agree with you here. I saw the same thing, a guy who was trying to setup his teammates early and often. He only started looking for his shot whenever the game started to get out of hand but it was too late by then. He definitely has that IT factor and he has that star potential written all over him. Can’t wait until he plays with competent teammates who will hopefully finish the passes he makes to them. Fultz and Suggs is going to be a scary and tenacious backcourt that I can’t wait to see play together.
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