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  1. hootie249

    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Also here is an article almost a month old but at least it's positive. https://sircharlesincharge.com/2021/04/23/orlando-magic-rebuild-different/
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Here are a few links to new content. Maybe get us thinking more positive.
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    It's over after tonight and even with a loss it's totally about Lottery balls. There was always going to be a tank after deadline day, no need to argue about it.
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Yeah we never really tanked. The whole Scott Skiles hire changed everything. We absolutely tried to win that year. The Tobias trade was all about fixing the point guard situation and winning. Once Skiles left due to the infighting with Hennigan, it's obvious Martins told our gm he wanted to win, not tank. And the rest is history. I'm still convinced Henny screwed up the Oladipo trade on purpose, you'll never convince me otherwise. We semi-tanked the last month of 2016-2017. Not sure if i have the years correct but the season before Isaac's draft. So in short we tanked maybe 2 years total. The rest we were just real bad to mediocre. Can't win without talent. Overall, the culture has been bad as well. I think this was a good time for a change.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    I don't think Clifford is an offensive coach, however when we were totally healthy that one year his plays created open shots. The selfish play your all talking about is mostly due to talent and not having an alpha scorer on the roster or much in the way of real point guard play. Think about the whole rebuild except in Dj's one healthy career year. We either had some sub par, always hurt, bench worthy vet leading the team or an extremely green rookie or near rookie point guard. Evan through most of his time here was the second best ball handler on the team, outside of Vucevic on set plays. Vooch had the ball so many minutes because of necessity, not skill, he ain't Jokic.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Dwight served his one game suspension, he will obviously play Sunday but for how long? He is the only real center on the team besides Embiid. Sixers players i do not expect to get any minutes; Embiid,Simmons,Tobias and Green. It's possible one of these guys start but get ten minutes or less, but i doubt it. Thybulle is out with a real injury. Shake Milton is a good back-up and one of the few ball handlers they have outside the starting 5. Doubt he gets many minutes. This mostly leaves it up to the Sixers horrible bench frontcourt and Maxey,Korkmaz and Hill. I don't think WCJ and Bacon can go back to back 0-15. We better see plenty of Thornwell,Hall and Randle.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Oh the irony playing the last game of the season against Clark.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    In Heat news, Oladipo is out for the season officially now. Surgery on the right quadricep tendon. Same one from 2019 injury. I feel for the guy, he has had a tough run. Glad we dodged his injuries the last 3 years. This might help the Heat sign him for cheap, but how can you sign a guy this injury prone? They traded for him to get his bird rights, so my guess Heat sign him to a 1 year deal in the offseason. Anyhow on to the Hawks game.
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Trust in the lotto balls, lets not fight. We will win at least one of the 76'ers games.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    Yes we all obviously love the Magic, and love to post. However our season is winding down. Hope we can all focus on the playoffs for a month instead of non productive Magic speculation. After the season ends next week, the only big thing before the Lottery is If Clifford stays or goes. Let's get a good thread going about the postseason next week.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    I just want to see Aaron make it through a second playoff series healthy. I'm sure it will be a great talking point on these forums. As far as him ascending as an offensive player, it's starting to get a little late for that. I still think he has a great catch and shoot stroke so i think he still due a career year as a shooter. I just don't think we will ever see some consistency. Where he failed for me, is he just didn't have that first step to get to the basket for those 8-10 easy baskets each game. I mean, yeah he did some games but mostly being set up by team mates or a blown defensive rotation. Way too many times in transition i expected him to explode to the basket like other All-star forwards and he just couldn't do it. At first i thought it was mental, but he just doesn't have it like the better forwards. Add that to his inconsistent shooting and teams schemed to take that away from him. The shooting is mental, so if he can get some confidence on a winning team i expect next year to be his best.
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    2020-2021 Official Magic Season Thread

    So most likely some vets getting shipped out depending on BPA? IF we get Mobley, Bamba gone? If we Draft Green or Moody either Ross or Harris shipped out? What if we get the other Jalen or Kuminga. Try to keep one of either Wagner or Ignas?
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    OFFICIAL GAME THREAD - Magic @ Pistons - May 3, 2021

    I only want the number one pic because i don't think they can screw it up this year. The most important thing is picking the right player. If we had picked Shai-Gilgis Alexander during the Bamba draft this could be an entirely different team today. It's not even hindsight. We were coming off a year where CJ Watson,Shelvin Mack and DJ were on the roster. Only DJ was signed and he had been hurt alot. Then we picked up McW. We needed a point guard that draft. Once we missed out on Trea they panicked and just went with BPA and their weird fetish for length. In short, they better get the pick right.
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    It's all still up in the air. I just used the tankathon simulator. Pressed it 10 times and we were in the top four more then half of the time. You know what that means? Absolutely nothing. It's random, yes if i did it 10,000 times the teams ahead of us would be there more often. Yes we all understand how we can get pushed back farther, but what can we do? It's going to be a long time to till lottery night, at least this sub is realistic about all this. I'm starting to be a big fan of Moody and Giddey.
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