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  1. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Draft Thread

    Interesting to note that of the players that have turned into something really good (and while the record is solid it's not bullet proof - proving as usual noone is) that it has taken each of these guys a few years to get going. Yet we have a fan base who has done nothing but beat the hell out of Mo. Why people cannot be patient with these young kids (And they are) is beyond me.
  2. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Off-Season Thread

    All we can hope is that the main reason we stood pat is ownership mandate to squeeze the roster for some playoff revenue and the exposure that brings. Hopefully they can happily argue that middle of the road is going to crap out out into out-of-playoffs purgatory probably this coming year and we have no choice but to change course.
  3. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Off-Season Thread

    more than about time
  4. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Draft Thread

    It doesn't matter what article it is, anywhere, we are an afterthought and noone gives a crap about what would make us better.
  5. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Draft Thread

    you gave me a new reason to watch the nbl. cheers!
  6. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Playoffs Thread

    It's ridiculous how hot and cold he can be. Look over his regular / postseason stats when you said that and he's up and down like a yo yo. this year has been solidly crap in and out of the bubble though,
  7. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Draft Thread

    Noone is as good at digging as yourself for information it seems lol
  8. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Playoffs Thread

    I'm 50/50 because it's still a bit debatable that we would have beaten the Celtics if they had KG. I used to argue that it didn't matter because we had Jameer out too, but I honestly just don't believe anymore that he was anywhere as vital to our success as KG was to Boston's for those couple of years. He scared the bejesus out of opponents until 2010. We didn't have to worry about that given Dwight scared the s*** out of everyone else most nights but both Dwight and Jameer had moments where they just didn't perform up to standard and not having to deal with KG being so consistent and unfazed was a massive help. The rest of our guys that year were streaky as well... not complaining though because I miss those days when we had guys who would at least perform most of the time instead of once in a blue moon.
  9. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Draft Thread

    Just to keep up the tradition of the board... not a reputable site.
  10. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Playoffs Thread

    Since the bubble began I've been wondering is this just a streak in a place where there's little outside life or distraction or is this a young dude turning a corner who is going to lead the league in scoring once James Harden starts to decline.
  11. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Off-Season Thread

    What I like about this President / GM Combo is that they have plenty of experience and some gravitas amongst their peers and hopefully even if we don't make the top of the mountain soon, as a fan base it would be great to have a good front office in place for an extended period of years. And hopefully that can come with a period of sustained success instead of small blips like in the past. We may luck into something huge again, but the only way it will sustain is with a steady base. I know the success of this group is pretty tenuous I just don't want us to bottom out with no plan to get better. At this point anyway, because I think it would just look pretty silly right now?
  12. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Off-Season Thread

    I wonder if the culture we had when we were 'winning' was wrecked the moment we traded for Vince...
  13. South_Aussie_Magic

    2020 Official Off-Season Thread

    I am fairly certain that is not what is being said. I have to agree with CT that we have had plenty of trouble getting and keeping free agents so turfing Vuc as much as it sucks from an overall basketball perspective is what would look better to others around the league at the time. We don't have the luxury to wheel and deal like the Magic culture would definitively better us and attract people. Doesn't mean we can't trade them, but not valuing guys as assets and letting people walk is clearly not the team's MO now. I didn't want it to be this way either. A couple of years before and we had no culture to speak of and I guess the option was there more to just divest themselves of everything. I think we acknowledge Vuc's contract year probably was the nail in the coffin that we wouldn't blow it up. The playoff berths are worth something to ownership, the players involved and honestly the city too. I go through periods of patience and impatience, but having a fire sale a couple of years back may have just made us look more like the Kings, Wolves and the pre-Lacob Warriors instead of paying off any better than our current situation
  14. South_Aussie_Magic

    Playoff predictions

    Man I thought I got everything wrong lol I'll go Lakers 4-3 just because. Don't know if i said east but still putting Boston 4-3 because it just doesn't seem fair that Miami have done so much so quickly.
  15. South_Aussie_Magic

    Playoff predictions

    From a franchise perspective sure. I can't bring myself to feel ill will to any of the players on either team though. Especially Kemba.
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