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  1. jmmagicfan

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    True, more than a few guys can say they won the dunk contest, including TRoss - but only one guy can say he got cheated out of it twice!
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I'll go even further, I would like to see him sit Evan for the fourth quarter and go with Fultz/MCW at the point, with Ross/Iwundu at the 2. I would like to see a bit more of Ennis as well. I would like to see this line-up at some point. Fultz/Ross/Ennis/Gordon/Birch - just because Birch is the only guy on the team who can set a decent screen most of the time. Sub Bamba in that line-up, and you leave him out at the 3-pt line, run pick & roll with Gordon/Fultz, or running Ross off of staggered screens. I think we could be so much better with a motion offense.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    No she's not, and it was truly awful - screechy, off-pitch, and her tonal quality sucked. I always wondered what idiot allowed that fiasco to begin with. It should never have even been scheduled!
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Actually, it is a fairly difficult song to sing well. It requires a fairly wide range; so managing it in a full chest voice is very difficult, and maneuvering the "break" from chest to head voice while interpreting the dynamics of the song is difficult. There is a big difference between singing it in a large group of people, and managing it as a solo. I did not personally hear Chaka Khan's attempt, but it is a shame that she wasn't sufficiently self-aware to know that it is now beyond her capability. Most singers lose some of that upper register as they age, as the vocal chords require constant care and maintenance. Frequently they gain additional notes in the bottom registers, but a shortening of the "width" of range is also common, which is why older singers don't usually sing the hits from their youth in the same key, or with the same vocal dynamics.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    We'd both have to make it to the East finals for us to meet, based on the current standings. I suppose we could meet in the second round if we pass Brooklyn for 7th seed and they pass Boston for the 3rd seed. I like the optimism from Catalina Maria, but yeah, it seems pretty unlikely we will meet the Heat in the playoffs.
  6. So this summer the front office has a lot of work to do, depending on who opts in, and who doesn't. My question is, who do we try to keep, knowing that we have limited options to add players, since we may be over the cap (if Fournier and Ennis opt in), and we may have a lot of spaces to fill? Below is our list, based on position, not by preference. Augustin - Free Agent Carter-Williams - Free Agent Fournier - Player Option Frazier, Jr. - Team Option Iwundu - Restricted Free Agent Ennis - Player Option Clark - Restricted Free Agent Okeke - First Round Guarantee First Round Pick (#15 or 16) We also have restricted rights to Daquan Jeffries, BJ Johnson, and Vic Law (assuming Johnson and Law aren't waived this season). Assuming that Fournier and Ennis both opt in, that puts us about $260K over the $115M cap for next year with ten players under contract. If we decline Frazier's option, add Okeke, and add our FRP, that puts us somewhere around $122M, with 12 players under contract. That leaves three roster spaces open with four of our own free agents unsigned. Who, if any, do we try to bring back? Augustin, Carter-Williams, Iwundu, and Clark would then be our four remaining, current roster free agents. You almost have to bring back either Augustin or Carter-Williams; or you have to replace them with a different, veteran, backup PG - even if your First Round Pick is a PG, that still only leaves you with Fultz and a rookie PG. I think DJ is at the point where he isn't going to get a new contract the size of his cap hold; but will he settle for less, and if so, how much less? Enough less to make him worth bringing back? Since Carter-Williams is on a veteran-minimum contract, and Iwundu/Clark are Restricted, is anyone going to offer any of them more than we can, or more than we should?
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    2020/21 Magic Free Agents - who comes back?

    You realize you counted Ross twice?
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    2020/21 Magic Free Agents - who comes back?

    Kind of where I am at, too. I think MCW is brought back, as Clifford really likes him a lot. I'm just not sure he is what we need as a backup PG. I'm not sure if DJ is either, though. I like Iwundu, but not sure if they bring him back, especially if both Fournier and Ennis opt in. I think Clark is a good, probably cheap emergency backup at the PF position, which is why I can't rule him out completely either. Like I said, with the pending free agents/opt in/opt outs and a mid-1st pick (again), they really have their work cut out for them this summer - probably more than the last couple.
  9. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers! Feel better soon!
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I agree - I think many people are going to be pleasantly surprised. I'm just trying to keep my expectations in check for him as well.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    "A Morris brother without the baggage and a higher basketball IQ" is something I would take almost any day, certainly compared to some of what we have seen on our bench the last few years. Even a more productive Joe Ingles isn't a bad addition. I definitely got a chuckle over the Morris brothers comment! Baggage indeed!
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    A) There isn't much in the actual trade-deadline to enjoy, but B) You must be either a sadist who enjoys watching people suffer, or a masochist who enjoys the suffering, too. Having said that, yes I think this forum is certainly prone to wild mood swings and could probably use some medication for bi-polar disorder.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    Yeah, I don't see GS going for this, and I'm not sure about giving up Gordon/Iwundu/Birch/1st/2nd for Oubre/Bridges/Saric. It seems like a lot to give up for that return to me.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    DPE? Are you talking about the injured player exception we picked up for Aminu? I thought that could only be used for a one-year contract player, and I didn't think it could be combined. Or is there another exception you are referencing?
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    No it's not, it's flat with a MAGIC barrier around it that 1) keeps all the water from pouring off the sides and 2) transports you to the other side without any noticeable change in time or alignment, thereby giving the illusion of the earth being round. Oh, and all the pictures of the moon, and the earth from space/the moon were faked, too! I'm also selling some ocean-front property in Kansas, and a bridge in Brooklyn at reasonable prices, if anyone is interested.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Gortat is currently out of the league, Kyle O'Quinn settled for a 1-yr contract with Philly just off the top of my head.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    https://tradenba.com/trades/_vywVcszZ Magic get: Covington, Culver, Jordan Bell, and Josh Hart T-Wolves get: Fournier, Birch, and Frazier (or Jefferson) Pelicans get: Iwundu We could also throw in either of our 2nd round picks as well, if necessary. This would probably make our rotation: Fultz/MCW/Augustin(i) Ross/Culver/Hart Covington/Gordon/Ross/Johnson(2WP)/Frazier(if Jefferson traded) Gordon/Clark/Law(2WP)/Jefferson(if Frazier traded)/Isaac(i)/Aminu(i) Vucevic/Bamba/Bell Puts Gordon primarily back at the PF, which is his better position, and you rotate Clark and Culver (or Hart) in early and bring Gordon and Ross back in when you rest Fultz, Covington, and Vucevic.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Quick question if anyone knows (I'm looking at you FFTW), since Chuma Okeke did not get a rookie contract last year, is he locked in at the rookie scale for 2019/2020, or does he now get the rookie salary based on the 2020/2021 rookie scale? I'm pretty sure he gets the 20/21 scale, but I've actually read both.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    It kind of sounds like this might be/have been the plan all along - otherwise we probably would have signed him to the second 10-day before the Heat game.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    https://tradenba.com/trades/6IqTeF7xx Aminu/Jefferson/1st round pick to Minnesota for Covington/Reid Helps with our current depth/injury situation - for Minnesota, they get a first round pick, save some money, and have Aminu as a backup going forward.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    Thankfully you have no power for personnel decisions for this team - with moves like that we would be the Knicks.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    No. There, I said it. I like Tobias Harris in a vacuum, and I like Thybulle; but I don't like the combination better than I like the Gordon/Fournier combination. I think Harris is way over-paid, and you would be under that contract for 5 seasons. I'm not sure he is a true, first option player who can consistently close for you either.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Okay, I have to say we have done this well this year. First, we get Mozgov removed, so his salary that we were stretching ends up not counting at all; now we manage to get a disabled player exception for Aminu. It doesn't give us a roster space, but between to two, we have some funds to work with and (probably) not go into the luxury tax. I'm assuming we are going to sign Clark to a second, 10-day soon, and possibly for the rest of the season, unless we see someone else come up we like better. Also of interest, no word yet on a DPE for Jonathan Isaac - so maybe the NBA doctor(s) project him as coming back this season?
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    Don't think Denver would do it, but you could flip Birch and the Lakers 2nd rounder for Beasley. The numbers work, and they don't really have a backup center.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    I don't have Insider, and was wondering who they had written about, so thanks for the list!
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