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  1. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    No to Lauri. Yes to Sexton
  2. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    It sounds like the Bulls are trying to add on a first with Lavine just to get someone to take on that contract… Yeesh
  3. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Yeah, I’m curious to see what we’ll do especially with WCJ’s injury history like you mentioned. I just don’t see the 5 spot being that big of a weakness that you blow half or more of our cap space on a guy that doesn’t raise our ceiling that much. If it’s Hartenstein or nothing, sure bring him in, but we can’t prioritize him over guys that fix bigger weaknesses. I’d be perfectly happy with our center rotation being the same as it was last year, a mix of WCJ, Moe, JI and Goga
  4. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Morning thoughts on the big day… We’ve had close to 15 years of consistent hurt since the Dwightmare. Very few things have gone right in that time and most of them have gone very very wrong. We hear us linked to our first big name FA in forever and the natural response is he’s using us to boost his value to someone else. I get it, and I’m trying to avoid feeling it too. Paolo and Franz have changed things, folks! PG followed Paolo on instagram a couple weeks ago and I believe they worked out together. We already have a good roster to sell to George, we don’t need to say “you’re the piece that’s gonna help us get more pieces” like Philly and LAC will. Also, PG recently spoke about playing basketball the right way as a desire of his. I don’t think he has any desire to play with Embiid and his foul-baiting BS. Not to mention Embiid’s health issues and the limitations that puts on the Sixers ceiling. I’m cautiously optimistic going into this evening, and regardless how it turns out, it’s a damn good thing for this franchise that we have a seat at the table for one of these discussions. It’s been a long time.
  5. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I don’t like the idea of spending a boatload on Hartenstein or any other Center unless we’re trading Wendell.
  6. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I think one of the best things if George comes here is that it’s as a FA, and we still have all of our assets to make secondary and tertiary moves. We have all of our picks, we have a slew of young talent that would be appealing in deals. We also won 47 games last season and we’d be pretty much running it back except with Paul George, Anthony Black and Tristan Da Silva replacing Gary Harris, Markelle Fultz and Joe Ingles in the rotation. It’s been a long time, y’all, but it’s a great time to be a Magic fan!
  7. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    PG has been so outspoken on podcasts about how much he loves Mosley and Paolo. I’m strapped in. I think it’s happening… and if it does, it’s huge. Horace Grant in 1994 huge
  8. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    https://x.com/shamscharania/status/1807190129544503565?s=46&t=O_48d3F9zIM7WbaIMp7sdQ
  9. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    To be fair, Paul George has played primarily as a 6’10” shooting guard for most of his career.
  10. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    According to Shams, the Lakers, Clippers and Mavericks are interested in Klay. No mention of us.
  11. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I don’t disagree. And it’s possible PG is the shiny object that isn’t our goal. The rumor mill is predicting Philly is the favorite. We could be looking at multiple guys, or trying to absorb a max contract into cap without having to give up pieces in a trade
  12. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    GSW is out of the PG sweepstakes. As soon as he opted out of his contract it limited the options to just teams with cap space or the Clippers who have his bird rights. It’s either us or Philly for him, I bet.
  13. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Strap the eff in, y’all. The only reason to decline Moe would be to open up the space to sign a big time FA and then extend Moe long term by using one of the cap exceptions. Feels like PG13 is a legitimate chance. Wow
  14. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    I’m confident we’re signing KCP at this point, just not sure on what else we’re working on.
  15. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    We let Kevon go, but we did extend a qualifying offer to T Queen making him a restricted FA
  16. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    This has to be the precursor to a Trae trade right? They obviously are tanking
  17. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Sad that we weren’t willing to meet that price. Dejounte would’ve been a great fit on the floor, but we’re too worried about our locker room I think to bring in another alpha.
  18. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Feels like to me it’s KCP and hopefully a trade to go along with that signing. I don’t think Klay comes here over somewhere more marketable, Philly, Denver and Dallas all taking over the rumor mill. Also think PG wants too much for too long for us to sign or trade for him.
  19. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Re-signing your own players deadline is tomorrow. So if there’s no news on Goga, Harris, Fultz or Chuma by then, assume all 4 are gone and strap in for Sunday. I believe it’s also the deadline to either accept or decline Moe and Joe’s team options, but not 100% on that.
  20. All Eyes On Me

    2024 NBA Draft Thread

    It’s crazy. It’s such a fun story for LeBron’s legacy, but it’s so bad for Bronny. He’s got no chance to be a pro. He wouldn’t even have been drafted if his last name was Smith. And even if he was a 2nd round talent, to have an agent strong arm him to a team when he shouldn’t be in the league at all is just career suicide. Imagine him in a locker room with kids that busted their ass to get here when his daddy isn’t around to protect him.
  21. All Eyes On Me

    2024 NBA Draft Thread

    Rich Paul is supposedly calling all teams on the clock and telling them if they draft Bronny he’s going to Australia to strong arm his way to the Lakers. Klutch is bad for basketball.
  22. All Eyes On Me

    2024 NBA Draft Thread

    Finally draft a 45% 3 point sniper and trade it away for a future 2nd. I think the myth of us being unpredictable can finally be put to bed. Weltman and Parker are as predictable as it gets.
  23. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    KCP has officially declined his player option.
  24. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    Hartenstein would probably be worth $25-30 million of that cap space, and he’s younger, so he’d want a longer term deal. We’ve already got Wendell on at $12 million. Are we really convinced that Hartenstein makes our team twice as much better as WCJ? Klay is appealing if it’s short term big money, like 2 years with a team option. My top option would be to trade for a young PG like Garland, Dejounte, Trae, or Sexton that can help with multiple bigger weaknesses we have than Hartenstein. Paolo said it himself earlier this off-season, he wants to be less of the primary distributor next year and management seems to have promised him as much.
  25. All Eyes On Me

    2024 Off-season Thread

    We have so many bigger needs than Hartenstein. Use the cap space to actually address weaknesses and bring back Goga to back up WCJ. To me signing Hartenstein would be like Hennigan signing Biyombo to a huge deal when we already had Ibaka and Vucevic on the roster.
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