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  1. jmmagicfan

    Trade Thread

    So, I don't know that we would be interested, but this works on the trade machine sight, and gets us a couple of veterans in their final year, and a 2023 draft pick from Phoenix for helping swing a KD trade. Nets get TRoss and Mikal Bridges, and 2025 (top 3) protected first from Phoenix Suns get Kevin Durant Magic get Jae Crowder, Dario Saric, and a 2023 (top 3) protected first from Phoenix
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    Guess we aren't all the same and it isn't rigged - I got the Celtics! How did they know I'm originally from the Northeast?
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Shaq is a hard no for me!
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I've got to say, I'm definitely interested in this kid. Can he be the "next" Michael or Kobe? Maybe not; but the fact that he has the confidence to state his goals, and name Michael/Kobe/Zach Levine (?) as his inspirations/players whose games he studies definitely says something about him - and yet the quotes don't come across as arrogant, just driven. Oh to be a fly on the wall in the gym, workout rooms, and interviews!!! I think someone is going to pull a surprise pick in the top three, and one of the projected top-3 bigs is going to fall to 4th or even 5th. I don't know if Sharpe or Ivey (or even a bigger shocker?) is going to make that jump; but I just feel it in the air. I don't think Presti will pony up the #2/#12 to move up that one spot, but I think Houston with the #3/#17 just might be in the mix. I think the phones are probably really heating up about now.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Since Houston has #3 and #17, I might have a little more patience - maybe until #20, as it takes a little while to write it up, and send it in.
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    Trade Thread

    Welcome back! He may have been talented, but I think he had the BBIQ of a rock!
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I wouldn't mind seeing us do a trade with Houston - they get #1 and #35, and we get #3 and #17. This is highly dependent on what we think of Banchero, Ivey, and/or Sharpe. If we think one of them has star-potential equal or greater than Smith/Holmgren it could be a very good move. I also looked at possibly doing larger deals that included TRoss, RJ Hampton, and our #32, and the Rockets Eric Gordon and Kevin Porter, Jr. in there as well. I know Porter has had some behavior issues, but maybe our culture would help to bring him onto the straight and narrow?
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    I think he has the potential to be a multi-time winner of the 6th man award. He always plays with energy, and when he is hot he is almost unstoppable. He is almost a smaller, younger version of TRoss. I think he could be a third guard, playing almost starter minutes, backing up both PG/SG positions a la Vinnie "Microwave" Johnson in his Detroit Pistons Bad Boy days. I can see him as a fill-in starter when there is an injury, but I don't know that I believe in him as a full-time starter. I don't think he has the game control ability as a PG that Fultz has, and he is under-sized for a full-time SG. I think as a 6th man, he could be a dominant force off the bench.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    Okay, that is really scary - I'm seeing almost exactly my thoughts and things I've said in someone else's words! 100% agree!
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Yes and no. I would argue that we only have one, true PG in Markelle Fultz. I think that Suggs, Anthony, Hampton, (and Cannady) are all more combo guards than they are true points. Of the three under contract (Cannady unguaranteed), Suggs is probably the next closest to a true PG. As far as PF go, all three of Isaac, Okeke, and F Wagner are to varying degrees combo forwards. I think of Franz as more of a 3/4 and Isaac/Okeke as more of a 4/3. I would class Isaac as a PF, but he did play quite a bit of SF with Gordon at the PF. Currently under contract we look like this: Fultz/Suggs/Cannady (not-guaranteed) Anthony/Hampton F Wagner/Ross Isaac/Okeke Carter/M Wagner (not-guaranteed) Bamba and Bol are "regular" Restricted Free Agents (if we make the Qualifying Offers), Brazdeikis and Schofield are "2-way" potentially Restricted, and Harris and Lopez are straight Free Agents. Not to put too fine a point on this, but I am far more interested in talent right now than I am with fit, so when we get to the second round, I don't care what position they play, I want the Best Player Available at both of those slots. Whether your definition of BPA is "Highest Upside", or "Ready to Contribute". Maybe you even go with one of each. Personally, I like David Roddy as a ready-to-contribute player; though not necessarily the highest upside or position of need. If we go with one of the three "bigs" at #1, then hopefully we find some competent wings and/or true backup PG either in the second round or through free agency. I'm not sold on Hampton at all, and I'm not confident with our SG/SF depth. We have a lot of guys who CAN play multiple positions, I'm just not sure they should at this point of their careers. I think a little more focus on playing/learning one position might help some of our young guys.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Alternately, they want one of the three bigs, or Ivey; and they are trying to use reverse psychology to get someone above them to take Sharpe!
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    2022 NBA Playoffs!

    I would have to agree with the comparison; but I still would love to have Seth on our team, even if he is Curry Lite! I was really hoping we would try to get him in the free agency or trade market a couple of years ago.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Supposedly VW is 7’2”, 229 lbs, but yes they do seem to have very similar frames.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Two sacks - one on each shoulder!
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I’d be more interested to hear about leg strength and core, because that’s what you need to box out and rebound in the NBA. Back when I was in my late teens I was 5’10” and weighed about 175. I worked in a horse stable and regularly carried a 100 pound feed sack on each shoulder from the storage room in one barn to the feed room in the other (about 100 yards). Believe me when I say the leg and core strength mattered a lot more than just arm/lifting.
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