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  1. Emory889

    2014 Free Agency Watch Thread

    It's funny that players keep passing on Chicago. Great city, great coach, a solid group of players including a pg that might still be a superstar. It's a perfect fit for Melo. I don't get it.
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    Does Henny know what he is doing poll?

    I would counter that by pointing out that the Magic have plenty of capspace to sign players now and Hennigan is using restraint by not committing to big long term contracts. If he is resisting the temptation to offer Haywood 12 million a season then I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he's not going to going Rashard Lewis on us again and bid against himself.
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    Summer League Thread

    I don't know if Roman and Osby will be solid NBA players or not but they don't look like the usual stiffs that we used to draft in the second round. Throw in O'Quinn and Hennigan is starting to develop a reputation of finding functional players late in the draft.
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    Does Henny know what he is doing poll?

    Draft more Kentucky players, I would assume.
  5. I hope not. I'm pretty much good with him signing anywhere else.
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    Does Henny know what he is doing poll?

    Short term moves without a long term plan is a recipe for having to buy out Hedo's contract.
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    Summer League Thread

    Didn't you just say it was only one game like 3 posts ago? Did you somehow forget that fact when not talking about a former Kentucky player?
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    Welcome Ben Gordon- Magic Sign Ben Gordon for 2 years $9M

    Someone needs to give DOM a back rub or a smooch or something for that post. Perfectly said.
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    Welcome Ben Gordon- Magic Sign Ben Gordon for 2 years $9M

    Can you at least admit that his responses to the Kaman signing and the Gordon signing lack consistency?
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    2014 Free Agency Watch Thread

    How is Patterson defensively? I really don't know much about him other than what I've read in this thread.
  11. I think we do. I'll be surprised if drafting Payton ends Oladipo's time at the position.....especially with Jameer waived.
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    2014 Free Agency Watch Thread

    I think people in this thread are realizing why I put Eskobar on ignore a long time ago. Now if I could only get everyone to stop quoting him.......
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    NBA Draft Grades - Negative (Pelton and Others)

    The writer seriously believes he was an "extremely risky pick" in the top 10? The kid would have been selected first overall in last years draft. He has no idea what he is talking about.
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    2014 Free Agency Watch Thread

    It wasn't sarcasm. Junkie might be the biggest Kentucky homer on this forum.
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    NBA Draft Grades - Negative (Pelton and Others)

    Please don't sit here and pretend that you weren't the biggest wannabe insider on this forum a couple of years ago. Emailing every beat reporter who would respond back to you, hanging off of every word that Otis Smith's son said, sending pms to every insider on this forum to "compare notes" to include RevTY and Catman. Don't act like you are above being an insider because that's precisely what you were dying to be known as. Your claim to fame for all that hard work: "breaking the Brandon Bass signing" exactly 5 minutes before John Denton released his story on the subject. Good work. Huh, I see Catman already called you on some of your nonsense.
  16. If I'm the Thunder GM, I'm tripping over myself to try to sign him.
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    2014 Draft Thread

    They deliberately held McGrady out of the last 15 games of the season. I smell a little tanking in that decision.
  18. Wow, this was surprising news to me. I love Jameer and wish him the best of luck. The last guy from the finals team is gone....hard to believe.
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    NBA Draft Grades - Negative (Pelton and Others)

    So seriously Junkie, you were citing Chad Ford as a credible source of information the entire time leading up to the draft. Are you really going to ignore the fact that he really liked our draft simply because he had a positive outlook on it? You know that is hypocritical, right? If his opinion mattered before the draft it should matter now.
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    2014 Draft Thread

    I think Parsons is a solid player. I just don't think you add higher priced free agents when you don't have an alpha dog superstar locked up first. Sacrificing that financial flexibility prematurely doesn't make sense to me. What happens if we sign Parsons and then in a year sign Carmelo (I know, I'm just using his name as a hypothetical)? They probably don't play that well effectively and we are looking to move Parsons contract. I think you sign the major free agent you want and then sign the minor free agents that compliment his game after the fact.
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    Goodbye

    I think he reached back into the 60s and is asking you if you said "uncle". He's got a lot of internet credibility tied up in this argument.
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    NBA Draft Grades - Negative (Pelton and Others)

    So, if I got this right, Pelton thinks the Magic had the worst draft in the league last night strictly because of shooting. Lets forget for a second that the Magic came away with 2 top 10 prospects that fill positions of need for this team, the Raptors reached hard for a player that probably would have been available in the middle of the second round. Are you kidding me? It really does feel like Junkie has been subtly trolling this forum for several years.
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    Welcome to Orlando, Elfrid Payton!

    Yeah, I think Gordon could walk onto a NBA court tomorrow and be a better defender than Griffin. Lets hope his offensive game improves like Griffin's did.
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    2014 Draft Thread

    And Rasheed Wallace. All of those guys were roleplayers with the possible exception of Billups. Good players but not great players. The point I was making it that if Gordon's floor is a more athletic (and bigger) Ben Wallace then I'm happy with that pick. We aren't trying to win a championship next season. Next season is about player growth and seeing improvement on the court. We are probably 2 years away from conversations about contending....maybe one year away from the playoffs. So even if you don't think the players listed above aren't on the roster - and I personally think you are off on that assessment - it doesn't matter because the Magic still have 2 years of development and additional player acquisition (including a crap ton of cap space) to go before we reach that point. BTW, I don't think that is Gordon's floor simply because he can finish at the rim. Something Wallace could never do with any consistency. Still, the Pistons won a championship by starting a guy at center that was a complete non factor on the offensive end.
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    2014 Draft Thread

    He reminds me a lot of Oladipo in the way he went from unheralded prospect to lottery pick by working hard.
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