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  1. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    Ehhh.... defense in a pro-am is going to be a little bit different than against the NBA pros lol Jimmer Fredette also threw up scary numbers at one time.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    Magic get: DM Jazz get: Isaac, Suggs, Hampton, Cannady, 2023 1st, 2025 1st, 2027 1st What would you say?
  3. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    Yup. Your number 1 draft pick has a limp. He looked better than the #3 draft pick in almost every way. Even though it was ugly, he helped the team to a gutsy win in OT. Might as well give him some rest and gear up for the season. I could care less about summer league. Winning a SL championship means nothing. It's not even helpful for the organization because it's not your starting lineup on night 1 of the regular season. Of course, everyone wants to see the #1 v #2 but I'm not worried about it. Let's just get the W when we play them in a few months. Let the starters continue to build rapport off-court and start working out together, come into camp with good chemistry and build toward that future. We have a lot of things to be excited about! Don't sweat the small stuff.
  4. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    See I think its the opposite. I want a strong distributor with Paolo, Franz, and WCJ. For me, I think this (assuming we make no other moves) is the best starting group Fultz / Anthony / Cannaday Suggs / Harris / Hampton F. Wagner / Ross / Okeke Paolo / Isaac / Bol WCJ / Bamba / M. Wagner
  5. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    Fultz / Suggs / Anthony / Hampton / Harris / Cannady / Ross Gonna have to make some room here. Who would you prefer (assuming we won't make some out of no-where trade for Mitchell) be your starting PG / SG? Who is the bench PG / SG?
  6. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    I would love Bridges but I'm not sure what we would need to give up. Gotta make way at the guard spot somehow unless Hampton is willing to be 3rd string.
  7. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    Isaac/Hampton and lots of picks for Mitchell.
  8. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    But isn't that the point? We have the youth. We need the vet presence. Isaac's value is higher to us, so lump him in to a blockbuster trade to get more out of his trade value that he might get if he was in a package with Ross and just one other team.
  9. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    The jpg won't upload but this trade worked in the trade machine lol Magic Recieve: Seth Curry and Joe Harris Nets Recieve: Russ Westbrook, Harrison Barnes, Jeremy Lamb, Jonathan Isaac, and Horton-Tucker (3 first-round picks, 3 second-round picks... including our 2024 1st) Lakers Recieve: Kyrie Irving and Terrance Ross Kings Recieve: Kevin Durant Thoughts?
  10. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    I agree with this. I think chemistry is also huge. Our team has been fun to watch because Franz, Cole, and Suggs have brought some youthful energy and swag like we had in the early days of Dipo, AG, and Harris. I'm hoping that having the same team and adding Paolo will just boost morale and chemistry even more. Then healthy play combined with positive energy, chemistry, and youth will translate to the floor too. I believe our FO and Coaching staff are doing a great job. We will be a free agent destination soon. I'm still expecting some kind of package to loosen up the guards a little. Maybe Ross/JI/Hampton for another vet and pick?
  11. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    Ehh... "untapped potential" is always a GM's favorite phrase haha but that also means players need to unlock that. We said the same thing about Hezonja. He was supposed to be Luka lol
  12. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    I agree. It’s weird though. In the past we’ve done poor with player development (Dipo, Harris, etc). However we are seemingly doing well with Fultz. I’m hoping that we continue to take those steps. However I do feel like we need to clear up the guard spots. Not sure how that’ll clear up.
  13. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    I got the Warriors i guess that’s a good thing haha
  14. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    Yeah and I just don’t know who would add him. What if he’s traded back to Oklahoma City haha
  15. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    I’ve always been a fan of Joe Harris but I think he’d just take minutes away from Paolo and Fran Maybe Patty Mills if we clear up our log jam at guard?
  16. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 Off-season Thread

    Durant asking for a trade probably means Kyrie will be traded at some point. And Beal is going to be a free agent. Also read that the Heat are not likely to bring back Oladipo. This is going to be a wild offseason
  17. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I agree with all of this. Although, I don't know if I want to resign Harris. I think he's not the player he once was in Denver. I would like to see us aim high for a guy like Miles Bridges or maybe even get another solid vet like TJ Warren or Patty Mills (if we shrink our current guard issue haha). What about letting Bamba and Lopez walk and bring back Dwight Howard for maybe one final year and let him retire on a high note?
  18. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Everyone continues to harp on the management because they don't do what is expected or flashy but I really believe the management makes smart decisions, unlike previous leadership (clear up the whiteboard Henny!) ... I do think we need to figure out something with our guards because Cole, Suggs, Fultz, and RJ is too much need for one basketball. I don't want us to get rid of Ross either because I love his vet voice in that locker room but I think he'll probably be packaged to a contender. I'm an eternal optimist so while I personally wanted Smith on this team, I think Banchero has the best overall offensive game which is something we need. He isn't great on defense...but we've been focusing on defense in the draft for so long, it's good to draft offense heavy and let the rest of the team help out. Here is what our roster looks like as of now: PG - Anthony/ Fultz / Hampton / Cannady SG - Suggs / Ross SF - Wagner / Okeke / Houstan PF - Banchero / Isaac C - WCJ / Wagner / Bol Bol Free Agents: Gary Harris, Mo Bamba, Robin Lopez Two Way: Brazadeikis, Schofield I personally want to see the Magic make a few moves to perhaps offload Fultz, Ross, and Isaac. The one player I would love to see the Magic make an offer on would be Miles Bridges because I think his development fits our core, his athleticism provides something we need, and he's a high-energy guy who would fit in well with the rebuild.
  19. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I like what Detroit did and I think Houston had two good picks in the first round but they also made a really stupid move IMO by getting rid of Christian Wood. I think Houston will still be on the struggle bus this year. OKC has the benefit of having 100 million draft picks in the next 3 years. But trading 3 of them away for #12 really confuses me. I'm also SUPER low on Chet. I know that is the best fit for them but something in me is saying bust with him. I literally was hoping the Magic would take anyone but him. I think Memphis also had the benefit of multiple picks. While I like what they did, I don't believe they have room for all of those guys, so some of them are going to be bundled up into something or the second-rounders will be cut. However, the difficulty is that this team is already pretty good, so that talent will likely be riding the bench for a minute. So, don't mistake heavy activity for wisdom. While some of those teams had good draft nights, I don't think OKC made the most brilliant moves, they just flexed all the picks they had. Houston had 2 good picks but still a shaky foundation. Memphis is meh just because how much will those picks shake up a team that is poised to run at the WCF. Detroit made good moves. It'll be interesting to see how they continue to rebuild.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    How are we feeling everyone? Lol good night for us! Glad to view the comments saying to avoid Chet. I never saw the hype. Even watching him in college, I think he excelled in HS cause of size, struggled in college cause of weight, and will ultimately be a bust in the pros because of talent.
  21. Was this the best our team has looked all year? I didn't catch it live, but watching highlights and seeing the box score...seems like it was a great all-around night for the guys.
  22. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 NBA Trade Deadline Thread

    I think the whole "really disappointing trade deadline" talk is a bit overblown. We weren't going to do anything massive right now anyway. Could we have made some type of combo package and gotten something, sure...but what do you really want at this point? More draft picks? I honestly think the vet presence of Gary Harris, Robin Lopez, and Terrance Ross is more valuable to our young core now than they are for whatever we could've gotten for them and still been a bottom 5 team. We need vets to teach our young guys how to be professionals. Cole is mature for his age because of his dad, but the others need help. Let Bamba and WCJ continue to develop with playing time. Cole, Suggs, and Franz continue to shine. And it's just a waiting game for Fultz and JI. There wasn't any more that I think we could have made that would have made sense. I'd rather us go hard after a big FA than make some silly trade.
  23. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 NBA Trade Deadline Thread

    Nets get: G Harris, Lopez Magic get: J Harris, Claxton, J Johsnon
  24. TrueBlueDrew

    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Okay... can we talk about how toxic the Philly culture has to be? Ben Simmons is a little bit of a diva, obviously...but he wants nothing to do with a team that is consistently fighting for top 3 in the East. We got Fultz for cheap and even though he's been injured, I think its fair to say that he's been more productive for us than he ever was in Philly. Something has to be off in that culture for some players to just shut down who obviously have skill.
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    2021-2022 Orlando Magic Season Thread… Let’s Goo!!!

    Hey all, its been a minute since I've been on the forum but I'm trying to keep up with the team as often as possible. Do we have a general consensus? Are we surprised at the record? Hopeless? Hopeful? Waiting for Fultz/Isaac? Or has that shipped sail and full embraced the young bloods?
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