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  1. TreyMachine

    2022 Off-season Thread

    I’m curious to know if Gary Harris has been promised a larger role. If you think about it, he’s actually the best fit with Markelle Fultz as a great outside shooter and scorer. Cole and Suggs work a lot better because Cole can shoot and Suggs can drive / pass. Neither really works as well with Fultz as Harris does. I wonder if we sold Harris on a one year deal with a player option to let him both see what we’re building and to increase his value on the market. No one ever agrees to a short term deal at 26 unless there is the expectation more value can be created at next contract.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    I’m curious to see how much money. I have to imagine this is either a good amount of money for a short amount of time (2 years) to let him prove himself when fully healthy, or we really believe in paying him well to be a backup SG (I don’t think he starts, does he?)
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    I think if anything, these re-signings are indicators that we believe in the locker room chemistry that is being built and that, with time, this team can be a real force. when you start winning games with a young squad, the veteran pieces will come. I think that’s what we’re doing very patiently. And I don’t mind it.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    Here's something fun to do: "What Front Office Should You Run?" I got OKC, and I'm very proud of that. I'd love to know if anyone got something different here. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34168434/nba-free-agency-2022-which-front-office-run-take-our-quiz
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    How is he a diva? The man literally called himself “a god” after being criticized following his first round exit this year. It takes a lot of primadonna arrogance to get to the point where you refer to yourself in such a manner out loud in front of everyone.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    “Golden State, please take me back. I promise I’ll be good.”
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    I liked the guy at the beginning of his career, but he has an ego like no other (even Lebron) and is not worth the headache. I don’t think he’s ever going to win another championship, and those two in GS in my mind have asterisks.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    As I’ve stated multiple times, you don’t spend money just a fill up the cap, otherwise you end up paying someone like Bismack Biyombo $70M+. You sign the right players and look at the estimated cost of keeping your players on rookie deals in the next year or two as well. I could see us just resigning Mo Bamba or signing a back up big man and that’s it. I don’t think we spend money this year just for the sake of spending money because we have the cap space.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    Super cool information. Would love to see him on the magic now if it happens.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    I haven’t watched much of Hartenstein, but my understanding is he’s a guy who is consistently giving energy, is a great team defender and rebounder, and has good offensive consistency. In my mind, all I had to hear was he gives a ton of effort and I liked him already more than Mo, as there are too many stories of big men who play with poor energy during their contract and magically start giving effort their contract year. I wont be hoodwinked here for our team. Give me the proven guy with energy any day over a guy with potential who has only flashed it in his contract year.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    For as much as I hate Cole's general game (streaky, hero ball, ball movement goes to die), the guy is really good at building excitement and fun amongst teammates. Never bad having a great "culture guy" as long as he humbly embraces the role he's given by the team (in my mind, 6th man).
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    2022 NBA Summer League Thread

    If true, this makes me think much better of RJ, both as someone who is hungry and who is a leader. I’m not big on RJ - I think he has a low BBIQ and got by most of his career on great athleticism. I still don’t know if he’s in the league in 3 years, but this is much better news than my assumption of “no one play summer league except RJ… we need you to get more reps.” Perhaps he’s spinning it that way but that was my natural assumption when I saw the roster.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    I think we renounced Bamba to get maximum salary space. I think, and I really do believe it, we’re a great shooting scorer away, along the development of a front court, from being top 4 in the East of everyone is healthy. Add Beal to this team and we’re a playoff team next year and a top team in the East in 2 years. edit: I’m not saying I think we get him. I’m saying we renounced Bamba’s rights because it gives us maximum salary and flexibility and I think it would be shrewd to go after someone like Beal. But I think we’re maybe a year or two away from being ready to carry those higher expectations.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    Could we be going after him as an Alpha scorer to pair with our front court?
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    See, I also see this as long-term flexibility. We'll need to sign some of our young guys to bigger, better deals, and the last thing we want is to overpay someone on a 4 year deal (like Brunson) and then we over the cap when we extend our young core. If anything, I think we get dead weight - as Detroit did - along with draft picks from teams who want to go hard after free agents this season in a "win now" mode. That's what I hope we use it for. I'm doubtful we trade for a star or sign a big name free agent with the young guys we have whom need minutes.
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    2021-2022 General Game Thread

    No, but I’ll really enjoy watching our team with a deep playoff run in 2-3 years with our 7 top 10 draft picks leading the rotation rather than consistent 1st round exits when we made it over the last decade.
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    2021-2022 General Game Thread

    I’m just going to highlight these last two in light of what just happened in the draft lottery and draft. We tanked and because of it, the odds were in our favor. Sha-BAM!
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I imagine if we start getting good again (we’re talking consistent winning and playoffs) they HAVE TO bring a radio broadcast team back for all of those listening on the road or without a cable option, right? Can you run a successful team with city support without access to a radio broadcast?
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    Trade Thread

    Reading the last page is depressing. We all had such high hopes for a Ross trade and trading 2 picks to get back into the first. Lol
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    Knicks are always in “win now” mode, and after what just happened in the draft, I can see them making an aggressive offer to get any sort of buzz to “win now.” Speaking of which… with that “always try to win but get stuck in mediocrity” mentality… when have the Knicks last drafted in the top 3 outside of RJ Barrett?… Patrick Ewing in the 80’s? Just be glad we confidence we have a long term plan, unlike Knicks fans.
  21. Didn't we used make "Welcome" posts to new members of the Magic? Only seems appropriate, as these guys might help usher in a championship to O-Town. WELCOME ROOKIES! Excited to see what both bring to the team!
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I still want to know what Jabari was thinking when the Magic didn’t pick him.
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    Really appreciate the analysis, CT. I’ve only watched game tape of Jabari so far. Paolo in some sense excites me more due to his alleged passing and finishing, but it’s so hard for me to judge whether defensive effort can truly be taught, which scares me for Paolo. Some guys just naturally “leave it all out there” (whom I interpreted to be Jabari) while others will give as much effort as they can when the ball is in their hand, then save their energy for when they have the ball again (whom I interpret to be Paolo). Defensive effort concerns scare me as you have to play both sides of the ball to win. But hopefully with the right coaching and competitive spirit, we’ll be okay.
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    2022 Off-season Thread

    So when does summer league start and can / should someone make a thread?
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    2022 NBA Draft Thread

    I think a part of my thinking Paolo doesn’t want to be here is that Paolo just has resting “I’m not excited” face.
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