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  2. 5 of the 7 top assist games in Cole's career happened in April and the "tank phase" of the season. Damian Lillard and Kyrie Irving had low assist, high turnover games as rookies but they worked out fine (for the record I don't believe Cole will ever be as good as Dame or Kyrie they're just examples of score first PGs I thought of to check). Also looking at someone's boxscore assists and turnovers doesn't give an accurate reflection of their development as a playmaker because so much of that is about context. I didn't watch the game but maybe he didn't get assists because guys missed shots, or because Philly stayed home in the pick and roll and let Cole beat them, or because Philly disrupted a lot of the actions that would lead to easy assists, or any number of other reasons.
  3. Natesroom

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    I forgot about ross, lol
  4. ROCK LEGENDS PHOTOGRAPHERS

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    You are exactly right! We had devastating injuries and it was definitely time to move on from the guys that couldn't get us past 1 win in the1st round and put a more competitive team together. Adding in 2 top 10 picks in a strong draft will put us in a great position to field a young, high energy team that has a future. If we can have 7 guys that consistently have the same fight as Cole and RJ have we are gonna be a dangerous team!
  5. gobucsmagic

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Ha. After re-thinking I edited that post to say we’re fighting for a playoff spot, which in the East these days doesn’t even require a .500 record
  6. CTMagicUK

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    I'm as optimistic as anyone but I think a bunch of stuff will have to go in our favour for me to believe we're a .500 team next season.
  7. gobucsmagic

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Injuries made the team terrible, and it was time to move on from Vuc, Ag, Fournier. There was no master plan coming in to tank the season as you continue to try and frame it
  8. gobucsmagic

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    If healthy and with a top 4 pick we’re fighting for a playoff spot next season
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  10. ROCK LEGENDS PHOTOGRAPHERS

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    The rest of us are thinking/hoping we are getting TWO good ones to build around!
  11. JJZFL

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    No. I do avoid counting on hitting the Florida lottery for my retirement, though. Plan realistically and then if you get some luck, that’s icing on the cake. Getting a transformative player in the draft after you’ve made your team terrible is at best a very long shot, and not something I would want to incorporate into my expectations.
  12. ROCK LEGENDS PHOTOGRAPHERS

    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    I would take Cade with #1 but if we get #2 you have to go with Mobley!
  13. And I don’t believe it’s something that can be turned on and off easily. It’s not like: “We’re tanking now so go ahead and hog the ball but next year start passing “. Becoming a good facilitator takes time, practice, and a specific mindset. All of those aspects of his development have gone backwards in the “tank phase” of this season.
  14. ROCK LEGENDS PHOTOGRAPHERS

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Based on your consistent negative thinking you should probably avoid anything in life that requires a little luck :D
  15. TrueMagicFan07

    OFFICIAL GAME THREAD - Magic @ 76ers - Sunday, May 16, 2021

    ^This. I saw that last in the box score at the end of the game. I kept posting during the game that Cole was not passing the ball and was determined to make every shot while the ball was in his hands. There is nothing positive about his scoring a lot of points and not allowing his teammate to help (team basketball). If Cole does that next season and he gets injured, who will pick up the slack (if Markelle is not ready to go).
  16. CTMagicUK

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    I'm not really thinking anything concrete. But I think Cade affords you a lot of lineup flexibility. You could run Fultz/Cade or Fultz/Cole/Cade or Cade/RJ or Cade/Ross or Fultz/Ross/Cade or any number of lineups in between.
  17. TreyMachine

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Are we expecting to drop Ross? I'm not opposed but we need SOME sort of veteran presence on this team. haha
  18. Natesroom

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    So you're thinking 1 and 2 - Fultz and Cade, chuma, Isaac, carter? Backup Cole, RJ, #8 from chicago, Wagner or whoever, Bamba
  19. CTMagicUK

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Cade can easily play the 2 or the 3. By the nature of being a 6'7 guy who plays like a PG and also makes shots from all over the court at a high level he fits with virtually any other individual backcourt piece.
  20. Soul Bro

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    I’m not sure we’d make a trade for a big name as much as we’d move guys like Ross and Bamba.
  21. Soul Bro

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    I actually think Cade would win a starting backcourt job. It reminds of the Luka and Smith/Brunson situation. If my memory is correct, it didn’t take long for Dallas to put the ball in Luka’s hands. What makes this situation with Cade more predictable is I don’t think Markelle will be healthy to start the year. That’s how I’d see things playing out.
  22. All Eyes On Me

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    I think he’d come off the bench to begin with and eventually start in the backcourt next to Markelle. I also think it’s just way too early to make any sort of call, I’ve got a pretty strong feeling we make a trade or two this summer. We’ve got a ton of tradeable assets to make a move if a big name becomes available
  23. Natesroom

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    If we drafted cade, how does that work with our current lineup and positioning?
  24. Soul Bro

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Well we’ve tanked hard to end the season with the roster WeltHam threw out there. I’m very curious to see if the balls fall our way.
  25. JJZFL

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    We agree on that. Good to find areas of agreement.
  26. Anthony with 6 turnovers to 2 assists while chucking up 25 shots. We’ve seen a pattern developing towards the end of this season where he facilitated more and more poorly. Given that he’s supposed to be a point guard it’s definitely something to be concerned about. It’s the kind of negative development I worry about when the team stops caring about winning and everyone focuses on their own stats.
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