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  1. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    The hand clapping was for you, fan for too long, in agreement of what you said . The comment you made in response to what p4twin posted was too funny. I wanted to post your sentiment about 'you know who'.
  2. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    **EDIT - The quote above was from a post by ?4thewin. I made a mistake in copying and pasting the quote.
  3. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Hello Pica, how did you know? I had just turned on my computer and decided to check in on the TBN message board. The first thing I saw was, 'where can I buy 2 tickets for 10/23?'. I'm thinking. . .that 2nd ticket must be for me. . .10/23 is my birthday. Thanks, Picagus6! hahaha! True story.
  4. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    **SEE TOV BELOW* (Per Game) https://www.basketball-reference.com/players/i/isaacjo01.html
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    2019 Offseason Thread

  6. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    The comment that 'fan for too long 2' made brings to mind Charlie Ward who played football and basketball at fsu and with the ny knicks. They both (Isaac and Ward) have something in common. Ward also preached while playing in the nba. In his rookie year, he played sparingly. He developed into a top notch point guard for the knicks. Read more . . . "Ward played sparingly in his rookie year under head coach Pat Riley, but the Knicks organization referred to him as "the point guard of the future." When assistant coach Jeff Van Gundy took over the head coaching position, Ward's time on the floor began to increase, becoming the primary backup for point guard Derek Harper. He became a fan favorite in New York for his hard work ethic and unselfish play. During his NBA career, Ward established himself as a good three-point shooter, a reliable ball distributor, and a respected floor leader. In Game 5 of the 1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Miami Heat, with the Knicks holding a 3–1 series lead, Ward tried to box out P. J. Brown. When he tried to get inside after the free throw shot, Brown became frustrated, then retaliated by lifting Ward up and body-slamming him." About Ward's Preaching Work "Off the court, Ward became known for his extensive charitable work through groups like the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In 2001, while playing for the Knicks, it was discovered that Ward had made disparaging comments about Jews during a Bible-study session." (Ward apologized and was forgiven by the Jewish community.) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Ward Edit: Isaac and Ward has/had similar potentials in their rookie year in the NBA. They both have their spirituality that help(ed) them to BELIEVE that through hard work and perseverance, anything is possible.
  7. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Yeah, I've read where a few posters had that (autocorrect) happen to them. I'm sorry, but that was too funny coming from you, ?4thewin. I had to go there. Edit: I believe that you're a good sport about it.
  8. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    In other words, does it mean that Jeffries could end up in a similar situation as Humphries? Meaning he could end up on the g-league team. Something he wants to avoid.
  9. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Could you please elaborate or explain what you mean by this?
  10. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Oops! we posted at the same time in reference to Humphries going to the g-league team.
  11. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    About Adam Humphries' Signing: league sources told foxsports.com.au. Source: Fox Sports "The Exhibit 10 contract was introduced in the most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement, with Humphries’ best-case scenario being if he makes the Magic’s 15-man roster. The next best: a two-way deal. If Humphries attends camp and is waived before the regular season begins, then he’d be designated to the Magic’s NBA G-League affiliate, the Lakeland Magic. If that scenario pans out and Humphries spends 60 days with the club, then he’ll receive a $50,000 bonus." https://www.foxsports.com.au/basketball/nba/isaac-humphries-signs-exhibit-10-deal-with-orlando-magic-sources/news-story/abde8e2cafe9be6f9bc7eb05a2305f62 So, isn't it possible that the plan is to set up a path where Humphries will end up in the Magic's NBA G-League (in Lakeland)?
  12. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I'm sorry, Krish. I didn't mean to offend you. I was not suggesting that the question you asked about whether Jeffries had signed yet was posted 1080 times. I should have made it clearer that I noticed the question only maybe 4 or 5 times within the last few days after Summer League when there were discussions and concerns by several other posters as to whether Jeffries would be signed. It was intended to be a compliment and is much needed to lighten things up (for me) in more ways than one. In other words, it helped to lift my spirits.
  13. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    So funny, Krish! It cracks me up every time you post that question, especially when I look at your avatar. At times, a fellow poster, 'The Boss', does the same to me when he says something funny while I'm looking at his avatar. Edit: What I mean by this is: You never say anything else (which is okay with me.) It reminds me of the movie "Are We There Yet?"
  14. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Thanks, mmf08. It was kind of you.
  15. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I have been reading up on Markelle Fultz's diagnosed injury--symptoms and treatment. I am a female and I am not an athlete, but after reading articles from professional medical outlets, I have a similar problem that Markelle has. My pain is a result of injuries I had in Feb. 2017 and Feb. 2018. The first injury was from a fall down steps. My head hit the floor real hard. I jammed the left side of my neck, injured the left shoulder, and sprained my left ankle. A year later, I was rear ended and it made the previous injury worse. Several years ago, before the 2 accidents, I was tested and diagnosed with nerve damage. I am currently seeing a neurologist and neurosurgeon and was told that the nerves are being affected by the neck and shoulder injuries. I was given 3 options for treatment: 1) physical therapy, 2) surgery 3) injections. The doctors do not recommend surgery. I have had physical therapy twice. The physical therapy helps, but I still can't lift or move things with the left arm without some discomfort. I cannot bend my left arm backward without discomfort. Thoracic Outlet Sydrome (TOS) "Fultz, 20, has battled injuries in the two seasons since he was selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 N.B.A. draft, and has not played since Nov. 19. He also missed 68 games last season. In a statement updating Fultz’s status, Dr. Daniel Medina, the Sixers’ vice president of athlete care, said that after a series of consultations with specialists across several disciplines, Fultz had received a diagnosis of thoracic outlet syndrome. A statement provided to ESPN by Fultz’s agent, Raymond Brothers, went further, saying that the diagnosis was neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, which Brothers said “affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, thus severely limiting Markelle’s ability to shoot a basketball.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/04/sports/markelle-fultz-injury-76ers.html Treatment for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome If symptoms persist after physical therapy and injections, surgery may be recommended. Surgery can involve cutting small muscles of the neck (anterior and middle scalene) and removing the cervical or first rib. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/thoracic-outlet-syndrome Edit: I know that Fultz is young and an athlete, but this type of injury might hold him back--whether it's the beginning of next season, most of next season, or the entire season.
  16. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    ^^^This
  17. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Who played more backup minutes last season, Birch or Bamba? I know you're going to say Bamba did not because of Injuries. Here is the thing, the times that Bamba played, I wasn't feeling him. Most of the time, he looked confused (to me). He grabbed a few rebounds but his body language was that of a basketball player that needs more time to develop and make adjustments to playing basketball on a professional level. Now, he may have worked on it during the off season. However, time will tell. Working on your game by yourself is not the same as practicing with a team.
  18. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Okay, got it.
  19. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Okay, so maybe struggle is not the term I'm looking for. I think what I should replace 'struggle' with is 'not a fit' on this team. Example, when Wade joined up (again) with LeBron in Cleveland. Wade struggled to fit on the Cavs team. Is that a good example?
  20. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I know that he (Aminu) won't be a starter. But things happen such as, foul trouble or injuries (Isaac and Gordon tend to get into early foul trouble.) Aminu is a 2-way player at sf and pf. Who will be his backup if and when he starts to struggle.
  21. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    **Spot-On** (bold type)
  22. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    People jumped all over me when I questioned whether Aminu filled a need on this team. I actually watched some of Portland's games when they played the Magic during the regular season and while watching them play Golden State in both the regular season and the playoffs. Aminu is better at defense than offense. People look at youtube highlights and believe this is the way a player plays all the time. Aminu played on a good team surrounded by very good players like Lillard, McCollum and others who were able to cover up any deficiencies or inconsistencies of Aminu. I have Hulu that has the DVR feature. I played back a playoff game between the Blazers and Golden State where Aminu seemed lost and was benched in the 1st quarter. I watched the game up through one half of the 3rd quarter. He did not start the 3rd quarter. (By the way he was one of the starting 5 on the Blazers.) My concern was and still is that what we need is to fill a need for offense.
  23. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Why? Explain, please.
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    2019 Offseason Thread

  25. TrueMagicFan07

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I will be following him when I get a chance, during the regular season, and the Magic or GS are not playing a game. No, I'm not a Celtics bandwagoner. I am not a fan of the C's, but I will be rooting for Tacko. I want him to do well. For me, it will be a feel-good story. . . people not giving him a chance to make it in the NBA. He played for UCF last season___a cinderella story as the Knights made history playing in the 2019 NCAA basketball tournament. Much like back in the day. I watched players like Darryl Dawkins (Chocolate Thunder), Julius Erving (Dr. J), Earl 'the pearl' Monroe if their games were being televised. I was not a fan of their teams, I just enjoyed watching those guys play. Daryl Dawkins was the first NBA Player to bring down and smashing the backboard glass. By the way, Tacko's full name is Elhadji Tacko Sereigne Diop Fall.
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