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  1. jmmagicfan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    Popovitch had a lot of good things to say about him this summer on the World Cup team; and if he has a breakout year his value will definitely exceed the $20M/yr average. The ONLY question will be if someone is willing to tie up their salary cap bidding for him as a restricted FA; or if he will have to settle for the qualifying offer or a short (1-2 yr) contract before becoming unrestricted. I expect the C's to come back with another offer sooner than later.
  2. jmmagicfan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    Multiple outlets reporting it, though it could all be from a single source.
  3. jmmagicfan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    Where did you see that? Never mind, I found it. https://nesn.com/2019/10/nba-rumors-celtics-offer-jaylen-brown-four-year-80-million-offer/
  4. jmmagicfan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    No, this post was strictly about “gunning”.
  5. jmmagicfan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    But your whole post wasn’t about passing up shots, it was that he should come in gunning. There’s a huge difference.
  6. jmmagicfan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I’m pretty sure the coaches plan isn’t to come in and start “gunning “.
  7. jmmagicfan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    Coach would yank you off the floor for gunning like that. He is playing as asked, and constantly working to put things in the coach had worked on. If he came in gunning, he better be shooting 50% overall and 40% from 3-pt., and even then he might get yanked if it’s detrimental to the team scheme and his job. I’m giving him a solid B+/A- so far.
  8. jmmagicfan

    2019 Preseason Thread

    I think we should start either Sam Vincent or Morlon Wiley!
  9. jmmagicfan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    No big surprise there. They never seem to like us until we start winning, and even then they beat the "surprising run from the Magic" drum.
  10. jmmagicfan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    So, we currently have our twenty player, training camp roster filled out, with our thirteen under contract, our two 2-way guys, and five Exhibit 10 contracts. If I am Melvin Frazier, I am working my a-- off right now training. We have four wings in camp on Exhibit 10 contracts all vying for those last two roster spaces, and that's not counting our 2-way guys (as they are a PG and a PF) or the other Exhibit 10 (PF/C). We have some serious options for filling out the regular roster without going into the luxury tax, including (possibly) cutting Frazier to make room for someone else, depending on what we can find. All of these options are now available since we are "deferring" signing Okeke until next season. Option 1 Sign two Veteran Minimum Deal players with 2+ years of experience; we pay $1,620,564 each, the league pays the rest. Retain Frazier until the deadline, and waive him in Apr/May if someone else becomes available. Option 2 Sign a Veteran Minimum Deal player with 2+ years of experience; we pay $1,620,564 league pays the rest. Also sign one of our 2-Way, Exhibit 10, or a 1-yr veteran minimum player to a minimum contract; either for $898,310 (rookie), or $1,445,697 (1 yr experience). Retain Frazier until the deadline, and waive him in Apr/May if someone else becomes available. Option 3 Sign two of our 2-Way, Exhibit 10 or 1-yr veteran minimum players to minimum contracts; either for $898,310 (rookie), or $1,445,697 (1 yr experience). Retain Frazier until the deadline, and waive him in Apr/May if someone else becomes available. Option 4 Sign three of our 2-Way, Exhibit 10 or 1-yr veteran minimum players to minimum contracts; at least one for $898,310 (rookie), and one or two for $1,445,697 (1 yr experience). Waive Frazier now. (Potentially waiving one of them later if someone else becomes available in April/May.)
  11. jmmagicfan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    We've already seen that they do, in limited time with Philadelphia, while playing at less than 100%.
  12. jmmagicfan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Was just looking back at this and wanted to reiterate that we got Fultz for Jonathan Simmons (who has yet to sign for next season anywhere), an early second round pick (that the 76ers didn't keep), and a top-20 protected (OKC) pick for next year's draft - which might become two-2nd rounders in '21/'22. Seriously, how did they pull that off?
  13. jmmagicfan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    The funny thing is, if he is finally healthy, it is like he's the #1 pick. Think about it this way, if he was just coming into the league out of college, he would probably still have gone top-2 or top-3. The way that the narrative is being pushed, I have to think they really are this confident that he is finally right and ready to go. I'm still cautious, but I have to say definitely more optimistic.
  14. jmmagicfan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I still like him at 235 because he is very young, and may still be growing. Also, his skill level at that size (and that wingspan/hands) actually allows him to play some backup at the 1, 2, 3, and possibly even some small-ball 4; but none of that really matters, since we sent him on to the Lakers. I wish we had hung onto him at least through the summer league, to see how he might have fit here; but we didn't.
  15. jmmagicfan

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I don't know about "great idea", but it certainly was a gutsy move. They picked a guy who might have been top-10 if he hadn't been injured; so if he comes back healthy you have a guy with a higher floor and higher ceiling than most of the available players chosen after him. They then managed to convince him to not tie up cap space this year, but to continue rehabbing and defer his rookie contract to next year. In a vacuum, those seem like pretty good, reasonable moves. Personally, I was disappointed at the time that we didn't take Nickeil Alexander-Walker, who went right afterwards at 17. I thought as a 2/3 he had a good floor/good ceiling, and filled a potential position of need. I was even more upset that we then managed to grab a player I was really high on, Talen Horton-Tucker, with our second round pick; and then basically gave him away to the friggin' Lakers. But, the scouting and front office have a lot more opportunity to see/research/interview these guys that we as fans don't have; so based on their track record with other organizations and the turn-around we experienced last season; I for one am going to give them the benefit of the doubt for now. As much as I liked NAW and THT, I'm not sure that either would have been able to get minutes in a rotation that already included Fournier/Ross/Isaac/Gordon/Iwundu at the 2/3. I would have been picking one (or both) of them with the idea that we might be losing Ross.
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