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  1. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I think Donovan Mitchell works in well with our timeline and need for dynamic scoring guard. With that being said, they just fired a pretty good head coach because he didn't work well with Mitchell. Cavs will do anything they can to keep him and with his injury history he would be dumb to not sign an extension for max money.
  2. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    A part of me thinks, assuming they can keep Maxey, I don’t know how objectively I can say Orlando is a better spot for PG then Philly with Embiid and Maxey as two all stars (and an NBA MVP). We’d have to cast him on the team vision, but I unfortunately think that - all other things considered - a “win now” PG joins up with Philly for 2-3 years rather than waiting / hoping the Magic make the jump to being a contender next year. With full health, Philly certainly is.
  3. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Boston isn't a Super Team in the true sense of a Super Team though. Brown and Tatum are bonafide stars drafted by their team, but Horford is a 38 year old former All-Star that plays smart team ball and hits open shots, and Holiday is 34 and while a 2-time All-star - he was 22 and then 32 for his two selections. What Holiday really brings to the team is 6 all-defensive selections and an NBA Sportsmanship Award and a 2x NBA Teammate of the Year Award (aka Leadership and Respect in the locker room). Patrick White just makes open shots and plays hard defense. And Porzingas is a matchup nightmare and former all-star, but he's always hurt. My point: this isn't Garnett+Pierce+Allen+Walker or James+Wade+Bosh, but a team that is built on TEAM FIT rather than star power. The All-Star selections are just a bonus that shows these players CAN lead a team or score but don't need to (and most importantly, most of these players don't need the ball in their hands to be effective). We can only hope the Magic brass can build a team organically and intentionally like the Celtics have.
  4. TreyMachine

    2024 NBA Playoff Thread

    Luka is the definition of a great offensive genius who just can't/doesn't even hit average defensively for the NBA. Curry at least tries. The number of times these 3 Finals games Luka has just been caught flat-footed on defensive and gotten blown by is unbelievable. I appreciate the fact that the Magic are betting on great defensive players to become good offensive players. All you have to do is have one or two of those good defensive/athletic guys pop to get a great TEAM. Luka is a great individual offensive talent, but he's not Jordan, Kobe, Lebron or even Ant, Giannis, or even Tatum. Those guys at least play good defensive even if their offensive prowess is slightly below his. Don't get me wrong- I'd take him, but I think Luka's ceiling (and maybe his team's ceiling) is only so high because of how bad he is on defense.
  5. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    This is why I'm also about finding the right pieces - not just guys who can score in bulk as good one-on-one players. The Nuggets and Boston are well built TEAMS whose chemistry is clearly great. That's the kind of formula the magic should be searching for. I'm just hopeful that we'll no longer have these teams of signing 2-3 great players and trying to put them together to win it when so much more is about your role players and team make-up. Phoenix and the Lakers have stumbled in grand fashion. Even Milwaukee has wiffed. I'd love to see more parody in the league with stars on each team and no superteams. I don't think I'll get it, but I'd love to see it.
  6. TreyMachine

    2024 NBA Playoff Thread

    Porzingis also is injury-prone and just in time, might be out for Game 3 of the series. I'm truly of the opinion that a body can't be stretched that significantly and not have medical issues over the years. I think Wemby will have the same issues as the unicorn that is Porzingis in the years ahead, just as Yao had injury issues a few years into the league. The only person who has generally avoided the injury bug early in their career being so athletic and lean is Kevin Durant, which was my biggest concern when he was drafted I recall. Every other extra tall skinny player in NBA history has become injury prone by their 25th birthdays!
  7. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    McClung is just too short. Weltman loves height and positionless basketball. I just don't see it.
  8. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I think in order to get Paul George here, we have to give him a max contract. That's a 4-5 year deal if I'm not mistaken. The guy is injury-prone and 34 years old. I could see us giving him a massive 3 year deal (to coincide with the start of Paolo's max contract) but I just don't see us giving him a long-term deal which is probably what he wants. With that being said, the only team that's really difficult to get through in the East is Boston (and maybe a healthy Milwaukee). If the Magic can convince George, who wants a ring, that the Magic are his best chance to get one with a young talented team, maybe he agrees to a deal on our terms?
  9. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Trae Young is a ball-dominant player with poor efficiency. Yes, he scores 25 with 10 assists per game, but what is his net rating when he's on Defense? What's his True Shooting Efficiency? We love to talk about PPG, RPG, and APG because it's the metrics that have been talked about since the 60's, but there is SO MUCH MORE to basketball than those per game numbers.
  10. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    The only thing I could CONCEIVABLY see us do this off-season is: 1) Take on a Salary Dump for a player with 2-3 years left on his contract and get some picks in return for taking on the contract (and maybe even cutting the player). 2) Overpaying a stop-gap PG for a 2 year stint (CP3, Jones) before maybe Anthony Black is ready to take over. I think we see how much money we're going to be paying Jalen Suggs, Franz Wagner, and Paolo Banchero in the next 2-3 years and they're not going to balloon their payroll so that they have a hard time paying those guys with the luxury tax (which Orlando won't want to hit because they're not a big market... think more "Moneyball" type management).
  11. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I for some odd reason only remembered them getting one or maybe two firsts out of the deal, and this being after he came off an All-Star campaign. The deal in hindsight makes the Spurs look like they knew what they had and came out like Bandits in that trade. I'll still reiterate - Murray and Young are both guys that need to have the ball in their hands and aren't THE guy on a championship caliber team as neither motivates or makes the players around them better. Of either, I'd take Murray, but I just think he messes with our team chemistry far too much from what I know about him.
  12. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Coach Pop traded away Dejounte Murray for pennies because he didn’t believe he had the mentality to become a great player on a championship team (likely too “me first” and uncoachable). Trae Young is a slower, worse shooting, worse defending, worse leader version of Steph Curry. Everyone had / has inflated his value because he shot a lot in college like Steph and had pretty long range comparable to Steph. But unlike Steph, his game requires to have the ball in his hands and he tends to be a pretty big defensively liability. Garland might be my favorite because his efficiency is higher, he’s younger, and he’s a competitor - but he too needs to have the ball in his hands to be effective (he would sometimes disappear from the offense when Donavan Mitchell decided to take over) and doesn’t necessarily make the players around him better. The most ideal scenario for me his Tyrese Haliburton to play alongside the Paolo / Franz duo but he’s not being traded anytime soon. A player like that though - a greater passer and great 3PT shooter, along with an above average shot creator - is all we need at the PG to take this team to the next level.
  13. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Some guys fill up the stat sheet but are not winners. Lavine and Vuc (as much as I hate to say it) are two of those players. They score / score+rebound but don't impact that small ways games are won, especially on the defensive end - and Lavine it feels like isn’t a guy a lot of other guys like the play with. This isn't NBA 2K. Pass.
  14. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I think Cole is a great locker room guy, selfless, and ultimately can score when called upon but doesn't HAVE TO anymore (which he forced in his first few years). I agree I think he's kind of reach his ceiling as a 2nd tier 6th man type of player as he's not much of a passer - but I certainly don't think we overpaid for him and I think he's still part of a winning team and basketball culture.
  15. TreyMachine

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I’ve never understood the idea that people don’t believe Paolo is a 1A scorer. “We need another scorer” suggests you want someone who is going to take the ball OUT of Paolo’s hands. When building a TEAM, you can’t just put a bunch of greater scorers together who need the ball. Give me 1 or 2 guys that need the ball in their hands then add 3 guys who play a combination of good defense, make smart passes, and hit open jump shots. THATS IT! Look at the make-up of Denver, Golden State, or Boston as a great template. trading for superstars /big scorers in my mind is overrated. The cost today with the Mitchell, Gobert, and Durant trades are just wild and (IMO) not worth it in the long run. Look at Brooklyn, Phoenix, Chicago, and either LA team. All of them mortgaged their futures to bring in the star scorers on individual teams and IT HASNT WORKED! Why? Because there are little things on the stat sheet that don’t show up that are NEEDED to win - more than just scoring points.
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