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  1. Justin Jaudon

    Magic Vs. Suns - Wednesday, Dec. 4th at 7:00 P.M.

    I suppose we should expect this from such a night-and-day team, but the night-and-day feeling of the fans here is fun to watch. Not five days ago AG was terrible, "what's wrong with AG?" was everywhere; not ten games ago Fournier was horrible, he needed to go, he was holding back the whole team; Ross was a trainwreck, we shouldn't have re-signed him; beginning of the season, Vuc was soft, shouldn't have re-signed him. I get it. I really do. But some of us need to recognize that a slump is sometimes just that. AG started in a slump (the whole team did), then started playing better and everyone laid off of him for a while. Then he got hurt, wasn't great on offense when he came back, and people were asking, "what's wrong with him?" I don't know; maybe he was coming off of an injury. Fournier was dominant in FIBA, so everyone was curious to see if he'd come out with that kind of confidence this year. He came out in a slump like everyone else (though, actually, he was our best player the first few games), so he was hated (he's kinda always hated here, but I think that might be partly that some of us hold it against him the team choosing him over Oladipo). The guy has been damn good more often than not this season, and we should recognize that. The only guys we all consistently get behind are Fultz and Isaac. We are an inconsistent offensive team. We have a ton of inconsistent offensive players. But I think we have a shot to make some noise this year so long as we don't play Toronto in the playoffs again (assuming we get there), and the whole team doesn't go cold at the same time again.
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    I still don't understand why Doncic should upset anyone on this board. There was nothing we could do to get him. It's not even like we weren't tanking the end of that year. Short of literally forfeiting the game, I don't see how we could have done more to lose. This is a wierd running thing with this board that I don't understand. Isn't there enough to complain about with the terrible moves this team has actually made without blaming them for something they couldn't control?
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    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    We could have offered anything we wanted, anything they wanted, the Devos family jewels, even the rights to Fran Vasquez, and it wouldn't have mattered. Dallas made us completely irrelevant in that trade. They had the pick ahead of us. There was nothing we could do.
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    Magic @ Pacers - Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 P.M.

    It was in no way sarcasm. Clearly the major difference with Evan Fournier and Terrence Ross, compared to Kobe Bryant, is that Kobe was a team player. Evan, Ross, and Kobe...all 6'7", 205-210 lbs. That's just science. They should be just as good. And they would be, except they clearly only care about themselves. I mean, look at Kobe's record as a team mate. Look at Durant's. Look at Jordan's. Jordan cared about his team so much he came back after they started to struggle when he quit on them to go play baseball (it had nothing to do with the fact that he sucked at baseball). And then when the owner threatened to do something he didn't like a few years later, he quit again. For the team. All for one and one for all, that was MJ. Durant? Oh my Lord, this guy was so team oriented he waited until the last two teams he quit on actually lost a series BEFORE he quit. Nothing says team player like waiting until your team is wrecked by injuries to tell them you found someone else. Also, Durant:6'9", Aaron Gordon:6'9". Gordon should be ashamed of himself. And Kobe? This man loved his team so much he chased off the most dominant big man in a generation. For the team. I mean, sure Shaq was still a dominant monster who was at times basically un-guardable. But he was also fat, and stealing Kobe's thunder. And clearly the best thing for the team was for Kobe to be the star. Kobe wasn't fat. It's hard to watch the selfishness of guys like Fournier and Ross taking wide open shots and missing them sometimes, when guys like Kobe, Durant, and Jordan have shown us all that team players make all their wide open shots. I too have seen those guys miss shots at the end of games. But they were being fouled, by three players at a time, and they each had a hangnail, and the flu, and diabetes, and - if I remember correctly - Jordan only had one eye. And still, nine times out of ten, they put in the effort and found a way to make those shots. Our guys are a bunch of lazy, selfish, jerks. Imagine if you had Kobe, along with the best Center of the generation, and All-NBA veterans at PF and PG. With Kobe's team-oriented leadership, you couldn't lose. You certainly couldn't fail twice.
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    Magic @ Pacers - Saturday, Nov. 23rd at 7:00 P.M.

    Yes, clearly missing shots is indicative of not being a team player. If they were putting the team first, they'd never miss at the end of games. I mean, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, what comes to mind? That's right, great team players. That's why they were so clutch. Durant? Clutch as hell. And no one is more about the team than Durant.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    Don't play with my emotions.
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    Magic Vs. Wizards - Sunday, Nov. 17th at 6:00 P.M.

    This is some serious Gordon hate right here. Gordon has been fine during this stretch. He hasn't had a legitimately bad game since, like, Milwaukee. He had an 18-13-7 line against Philly. If you think Gordon is supposed to get 20 every night, then... sure, he's terrible... let's trade him for a bag of chips. Seriously, what is wrong with you?
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    Magic Vs Spurs - Friday, Nov. 15th at 7:00 P.M.

    This. For sure. I expect to see him run things more as the season progresses and the team is more comfortable that he can run the offense without his youth costing us games.
  9. Justin Jaudon

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Because some people really, really dislike Aaron Gordon.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    Aminu is exactly what we need coming off the bench for Gordon and Isaac. It's very clear we put a high value on defensive versatility at the Forward spots. And a lot of teams are structured the same way, which is why Aminu has so much trade value for a bench guy. He was a good pickup.
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    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    You bastard! Stop playing with my emotions like that. That's bloody brilliant!
  12. Justin Jaudon

    2019-2020 Official Trade Ideas Thread

    I can't figure out how I feel about a DeRozan trade idea. I think he'd be an upgrade in a vacuum over Fournier. But can you cover for a Fultz/DeRozan backcourt with the average shooters we have elsewhere in the starting lineup? If Fultz was even an average shooter, I think it could work. But he's not. Do you bench him? DJ/DeRozan/Isaac/Gordon/Vucevic has got to be a playoff roster, right? You're not really giving up on Fultz, just putting him where he can best succeed, with the second unit. Don't even change their minutes. But can he come back from that? Is it worth the possibility of hurting Fultz to get the team another year of playoff experience. And who would the trade be for? I would assume Fournier, but what filler even works? Aminu? Who could we reasonably get to replace Aminu?
  13. Justin Jaudon

    2019-2020 Official Regular Season Thread

    Don't play with my emotions.
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    Magic @ Mavericks - Wednesday, Nov. 6th at 8:30 P.M.

    To be fair, our defense is usually scary good when Isaac and Gordon are on the floor together. That's why Aminu makes sense. We can play the same way without the massive dropoff. Gordon shouldn't be untouchable, but how he fits with Isaac makes him VERY valuable to this team. Fultz showed last night how well he can fit into that defensive potential. We need what we've all known we needed: upgrades at 2 and 5. But mostly at 2. Vuc can at least offset his defensive troubles with offense (now, if he can't figure out how to get back to last year's production on that end, he's an albatross, but hopefully he starts hitting 3's again, which will do the trick I think). Fournier needs to be our sixth man. I've been calling for that for years, and it needs to happen. He's a hard worker who CAN do a lot offensively, albeit inconsistently. He's better than Ross, I think, because of his more varied offensive game. We should have drafted Mikal Bridges. We might be beating teams 90-85, But that defense would be stifling. We'd be like the Thibs-era Bulls, but hopefully healthier. And with the Fultz/Rose comparisons...
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    Magic @ Mavericks - Wednesday, Nov. 6th at 8:30 P.M.

    I have a feeling he'll have more. Maybe not quite this good, but plenty more close. Dude is legit.
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