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14 hours ago, fan for too long 2 said:

T Ross hasn’t been good on d since we got him. This will not somehow transform and his effort on d has not helped his younger teammates. Y’all talk about culture, well one thing to vastly help that is to get rid of players who don’t guve a dam about that side of the floor. Ross, Bamba come to mind.

  I know i am the worst about talking about the past. We all remember the horrible trades that killed the Magic for half a decade. It revolved around Toronto just as much as OKC.

First the Henny trade to get Ibaka, not going to rehash that part but 3 Toronto things that just killed us. First Biyombo had that great series with Toronto, yet they were smart enough to know it was an aberration, the Magic GM, not so much. Then the trade knowing they had us over a barrel. We got Ross, an extremely one dimensional NBA player even though he had a great NBA body, athleticism and length. I think at the time i wanted Wright or Powell so i'm not the brightest.  However we got Ross, who many on this forum knew was just a one trick pony. Many here on this forum wanted Siakam. Remember, Siakam was picked at 27, not a lottery pick. So getting him for trading a then premier PF was completely within reason. Kudos to all the forum people that remember these posts, you guys know basketball way better then me. Sadly some of them no longer post here. 

 The other part i remember complaining about at the time, but you might not remember. Not only did Toronto trade us Ross, they had two first round picks. We got one, the higher one. I remember being angry that Henny couldn't even get the best pick. That pick? OG Anunoby. This alone probably changed the history of the Magic, as we traded away the player we got with our pick. This was the famous start of the draft flattening out meme. Rumors say the new guys wanted to get one of Justin Jackson,John Collins or OG if one of them fell. None did and we  drafted a stash euro who we thought we might keep but was traded away that day. Kuzma was famously right there at the time, but so were White and Hart.

So all we got was super streaky, never plays defense Ross and a pick from Philly that i think we did trade for something, i always forget. All because Toronto just put a masterclass on our franchise.

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5 minutes ago, Jay Magic said:

 

Anyone know how he did overall vs the play and with Chet? Saw some highlights, not that this kind of play matters at all. 

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Malachi Flynn scores 73 points at @thecrawsover as his team The Sonics beat PNW Rain 115-108. Flynn was just 8 points from The Crawsover ProAm scoring record held by Isaiah Thomas (81)

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1 hour ago, Natesroom said:

Malachi Flynn scores 73 points at @thecrawsover as his team The Sonics beat PNW Rain 115-108. Flynn was just 8 points from The Crawsover ProAm scoring record held by Isaiah Thomas (81)

In other words - no defense basketball. 

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7 hours ago, TreyMachine said:

Anyone know how he did overall vs the play and with Chet? Saw some highlights, not that this kind of play matters at all. 

He and Chet were on the same team.

5 hours ago, TreyMachine said:

In other words - no defense basketball. 

Well, yea... It's Pro-Am. Doesn't mean it's not fun. Guys who can get their own shot are always going to put up buckets in Pro-Am basketball but id rather be reading/seeing stuff about a 50 piece than the stuff that came out about THT and John Collins in the Drew league.

 

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I am very confident in saying that Paolo is going to be a generational superstar.

His footwork is absolutely outrageous. He is a 3 level scorer. And he wants it.

He is gonna be all star this season 

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