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  1. 4 points
    All young players seem like they have unlimited potential. I remember some of the very same sentiments 7-8 years ago when Gordon and Fourier and Harris were young. Players got better elsewhere after leaving the Magic because they had better teams to play with, and sometimes better coaching. You cannot fall into the trap of not making moves to better the team because of fear that one or another player that you trade away will become a star. That is a recipe for stagnation. There is no reason to believe that the current group of young players (excluding our draft picks, since we don’t know who they will be) will amount to something great or even good. All options need to be on the table if something good presents itself.
  2. 4 points
    Bamba straight to work with Coach https://twitter.com/OrlandoMagic/status/1415345602582433796?s=20
  3. 3 points
    9 days until the draft. It can't get here quick enough. You better believe that regardless of what I've said all year and even how I might react on draft night I will no doubt talk myself into whoever we pick by the end of the weekend after the draft.
  4. 3 points
    I’m not sure I understand why taking Suggs at 5 in this stage of the rebuild means anything at all for the guard group in general. I heard skepticism about taking Suggs at 5 on a podcast this week and I don’t understand it. We don’t know anything about the long-term feasibility of Markelle, Cole, or RJ at this point. Kelle is coming back from a major injury, Cole could peak as a microwave guy, and RJ has an immense spectrum of outcomes. We are not even close to a point of passing on talent simply because we have other guys who play guard. If Suggs falls to 5, you draft him and evaluate the players over the coming years to decide who gets extended and who doesn’t.
  5. 3 points
    Perhaps the greatest gift of this "rebuild" is not getting new players but a new coach. Time will tell...
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  7. 3 points
    I really like this answer, especially the part about playing with space and the pass. We have seen way too much one on one ball hogging leading to low percentage shots while the rest of the team stands around doing nothing. If he really means to put a stop to that, that’s a big step in the right direction from my standpoint.
  8. 3 points
    Haha, I don’t doubt it. I’d bring Dwight and CP3 to Orlando next season just for the humor
  9. 3 points
    Thrilled with this hire! I don't think we could have done any better. I wanna see him tell Le Bron to go F himself again!
  10. 2 points
    Congrats to the Bucks! What a great series!
  11. 2 points
    So at 5 and 8 we take two guys who are athletes and defensive standouts but not reliable scorers? That might work on a team that has some shooters but I don’t know that it would work well for us
  12. 2 points
    I hate this from the NBA because honestly I think the Suns will lose tonight. But I really don't want to be talking about Scott Foster if it happens. Of course you could look at this the other way. Foster makes some questionable calls tonight in favour of the Suns. Its the perfect opportunity to discredit the idea that Foster has an agenda against Paul and on top of that the NBA gets that very lucrative game 7.
  13. 2 points
    I don’t think I’ve been this excited for a head coaching hire since Stan Van Gundy. The more I read, I believe he’s exactly what we need and feels a lot like the early days of Doc Rivers.
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  15. 2 points
    I personally don’t have a problem of trading our “core” of the last several years, as I don’t believe they would have ever been truly competitive (even with Vooch as an “all-star”). I also have no issue playing young guys like Wagner over average guys like Bacon. What I DO have an issue with is letting the team play selfish and bad basketball without accountability (e.g. Anthony at times). Given all of the change, I give Cliff some grace, but he was responsible for the team culture. Edit - This is also the reason Atkinson would have been a good fit, as he found a way to inspire and develop young players in Brooklyn that needed a second chance.
  16. 2 points
    Of course there is an answer. I agreed with the moves we made. Right afterwards we made efforts to be competitive and we played very well on a tough West Coast road trip. After that, at some point a decision was made to go in a different direction, play a lot of development league players, and not be competitive. This was done to avoid winning “meaningless” games as you and others called for constantly. That is tanking. In my opinion it hindered the development of our team. Players hopefully will never “phone it in” but they develop a mindset where they expect to lose and don’t trust their teammates. All of this is conducive to more losing basketball in the future. Tanking can easily beget more losing and more tanking, unless you get extremely lucky in the draft, and even that is far from a guarantee of turning things around. To develop a team properly, you need to try to win every single game. The “heart and hustle” team is a good example of how that approach can create the right foundation for winning in the future.
  17. 2 points
    If I’m a new coach looking for an opportunity, a team that has had 4 different coaches in the past 5 years isn’t desirable
  18. 2 points
    Someone may have posted this already but what are the wingspans of our coaching candidates?
  19. 2 points
    Wonder if it's the same kind of 'serious candidate' as Penny or actually a serious candidate lol
  20. 2 points
    We have to somehow break the mold of drafting people that we hope will learn to shoot. There are players out there that can already put the ball in the basket and we need some of those!
  21. 2 points
    It bodes well for me. It means he has a serious chip on his shoulder. And is hungry to prove people who don't believe in him wrong.
  22. 2 points
    I agree with this. Didn't he also say that "in a few years, he'd love to go to the NBA but it isn't now." Doesn't that just tell the people at Memphis...you're just a stepping stone? lol I'm super glad he's staying.
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  24. 1 point
    Why has this not been announced yet? I'm too impatient. I just want to hear all the press quotes and get unreasonably excited.
  25. 1 point
    Yes you could draft 2 Mitchell's or Tatum's and this team is probably not going to make the playoffs. And that is best case scenario. We are going lose a ton of games next year. How much fun it is to watch depends on the guys already here.