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  1. Draft day thread

    Let’s see us actually make some progress after these last six years and I’ll be a lot less critical. You think maybe Pollyanna is more appropriate? Every summer we have these grandiose ideas of how next season will be better but they don’t seem to actually happen.
  2. Draft day thread

    No, they’re knocking us because selecting scorers seemed to be low priority for the umpteenth draft in a row, and it’s an area we’re terrible at. They’re not focusing on a particular player. I think their criticism is mostly on target. All we seem to draft is lengthy players with underdeveloped offense. Jackson probably has the best shot of the bunch but as noted has many other weaknesses.
  3. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    I like building an identity also as long as that identity ultimately leads to a winning team. I don't expect it to happen in one year. But I worry about building around a core of not very good scorers. Not sure that leads us where we want to go.
  4. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    This assumes he'll have multiple offers to choose from. I guess we'll see soon enough if that's the case.
  5. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Be interesting to see if anyone agrees with you, and how much interest he commands at this point. Could he be headed out of the NBA?
  6. Draft day thread

    I wonder if Payton is headed out of the league.
  7. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    Let's see how it translates to game situations. I'd be thrilled if it turns out he is a good enough shooter to help space the floor and be a consistent threat. It's something we badly need.
  8. 2018 Official Offseason Thread

    But do you want every single player in the same mold, especially if that mold includes not shooting very well? I mean it's nice to have length but I doubt 5 long players who can't shoot would do very well against Golden State. In fact, I doubt those 5 will even make the playoffs at all.
  9. Draft day thread

    I love the optimism, which frankly we have almost every summer. Let's hope it translates into something more this year. For example, these past 6 years, we were basically done watching the team by the end of January (most years it was even before that). Will this team stay interesting through, say, March of this season? I'm not talking only about the W-L, although if we're really horrible, like 20-62 or something, I think we won't be too much fun to watch, because people tend to just give up in the second half of a season like that. It's more about something many of us have been talking about for years. Do we start to build a coherent identity and make some consistent progress towards whatever that identity is? Or are we a defensive powerhouse one game, and then give up 70 point halves the next few games? I haven't really seen any identity for the Magic for a long time, and I hope that changes. Some kind of progress towards a coherent vision of what this team is supposed to be could be fun to watch, even if the W-L isn't very good.
  10. Draft day thread

    That may work for the few of us in this forum but it won't work for the Magic fan base and Orlando media as a whole. It really doesn't matter what we think is fair. In pro sports, long droughts where the team doesn't win is unacceptable.
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    Some of those points were during garbage time. But within the next 4-6 weeks I imagine we’ll find out the answer to this.
  13. Draft day thread

    Not trying to be unfair to Weltman, but it’s been baking for over six years. At some point, requests for an unlimited amount of time for this cake to bake get stale. Magic fans can be forgiven for not wanting to watch another farce next season.
  14. Draft day thread

    You mean his 33.7% 3pt percentage last year? Honestly I think we badly overrate Mario. He was so bad during his first two years with us that if he even looks semi-competent, we think he’s great. I’m not sure how much interest he’ll have from anyone, including us.
  15. Draft day thread

    He’ll need the sense of humor if he’s playing on the Magic