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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    While there is plenty of blame to go around, it was mostly Ben Simmons. The guy falls apart when pressured. He can't he shoot, but he is supposed to be a facilatator, someone who does all the little things. As soon as he misses free throws, which he does a lot he completely shuts down. No defense, no passing he just freezes. Tobias had a bad game as well but they played great defense on him. The other guys just missed. Ben shot 4-14 from the free throw line, that's it game over. Embiid is an all time talent. Guy is amazing to watch. Gonna waste his time in Philly unless they trade Ben.
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Some good info and videos on likely draft targets. https://beyondtherk.medium.com/2021-nba-draft-orlando-magic-big-board-1d8878dec55a
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    A guard that can get 10 points in 10 minutes and is 6'6 is valuable. Yes advanced stats showed Bacon as one of the worst players in the league, because he played too much. A guy making 1.6 million is a deep bench player. I seriously doubt we let him walk. At worst we pick up the option and trade him to a team that needs a body.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    Gordon will fill his role next year on that team, but yeah he just isn't very good offensively. Biggest reason is in his head, last few years i thought his shooting stroke looked pure but he just can't knock down open shots. He might have had some good games in Denver but his shooting % has plummeted since the trade. Last night all those misses cost them the game. He also plays small. When his shot doesn't fall he doesn't make up for it around the basket. Four rebounds last night, the guy still hasn't developed around the rim. Like i said when he was here, the guy doesn't have that elite step to get those 6-8 easy points at the rim every game. We all thought he did but were wrong. He only makes it to the basket with a perfect pass or if he is wide open.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    Bucks setting the NBA back 20 years. I thought it was still the 3rd quarter when i saw the score. They led the league in points in the regular season and were twelfth in 3P%. Obviously they miss superstar guard Donte DiVincenzo
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    2021 Off-season Discussion Thread

    OMG, i was reading a thread on another forum and they had this link to a list of free agency in the infamous cap spike year, 2016. So many bad players signed to so much money. https://www.sbnation.com/nba/2016/6/30/12052290/nba-free-agent-signings-tracker-2016-rumors Probably 10 awful signings for every 1 decent signing. Just dozens of bad contracts, what a **** show. Obviously we are near the top of the worst but Portland,Lakers,Bulls,Mavericks,Rockets and Pelicans really stand out. Next time we have some cap room we better make it count.
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    2021 Off-season Discussion Thread

    I just can't see why people would want Penny, besides nostalgia.
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    2021 Off-season Discussion Thread

    If we somehow went after a college coach it has to be Jay Wright. NBA retread, Kenny Atkinson, or Jorger.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    I'm just gonna quote this because this is 100% the kind of moves a losing franchise does over and over again. Let's hope the Magic get lucky in this draft because i still do not believe the newer front office is any smarter then the last regime. Case in point, in r/nba there was a post about how deep the 2018 draft was. So i read all the names in the thread and googled the draft to remind myself. https://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_2018.html It really was one of the better drafts of the new millennium. And we got Bamba and Frazier. Look how many useful players were taken in that draft. Seems like at least 10 were in the playoffs this year! And we had Bamba who couldn't even get 5 minutes a game here. Even worse look at the players right around where we took Frazier. Carter,Brunson,GRAHAM,TRENT JR,Mitchell Robinson and farther down, Brown,Shake Milton ,Melton all useful players and we got a **** sandwhich back in 2018. SMDH. I had to edit since i'm beating a dead horse. Imagine if you will, that we had lost that last game to Washington, and had the 3rd pick in that draft. I can easily imagine our GM still drafting Bamba that day. Knowing what kind of players they like. In some ways they completely failed in 2018, but still have jobs because of ping pong balls. If they had picked Bamba 3rd they would have been fired already, just like the Kings front office. 3rd edit. Obviously this draft makes me a little crazy. If our front office is so brilliant drafting a hurt Chuma to sit out a year, why didn't they do the same thing with Michael Porter Jr? Remember that draft MPJ was considered a top 5 talent, teams were just worried about his injury. Is not hyperbole to say MPJ was kind of like Embiid. Embiid was a slam dunk to be the number 1 guy his draft based on talent alone, but went 3rd because of his injury worries. MPJ was at the time of the draft considered one of the most offensively gifted, NBA ready prospects since Tatum. And when he came back after sitting, he was! Guy had an NBA ready jumpshot during his rookie year!
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    Yeah, he is real good. Just has that "it" factor that everyone wants but cannot put into words. The kid played basketball all his life, his parents played, he chose to stay close to home and go to Oklahoma. Absolutely dominated in College. Fun to watch, i hope he plays well vs Philly. If Reddish and Okongwu reach their potential on the defensive side, this Hawks team will be a handful for years.
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    I guessing you referencing the NBA Mitchell. If so, i agree. We need to the rare prospect who comes out and is a 20 point scorer as a rookie.
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    2021 Off-season Discussion Thread

    It was all over once they acquired Kemba. His contract has 2 more years remaining and the Celtics do not want to pay what would be a franchise record luxury tax next year. With Kemba's contract they simply couldn't compete with other teams offers. Expect the Celtics to try to move him but probably won't be able to till it's an expiring.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    Yeah that guy couldn't play. He wasn't even anything. Just a boy who wanted to be a basketball player.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    I didn't watch the game, just looking at the box score. Can't beat a team that shoots over 50% from 3. Clippers are in trouble. Just goes to show you, we need to build a complete team. Even teams with super stars can have match-up problems. Beverly and Morris have regressed big time, they are not starter worthy. Ibaka and Rondo are old and all the retreads they have like Batum and Jackson were losers who were benched on bad teams because of poor play.
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    2021 Off-season Discussion Thread

    He has a good chance to still be here. He is a minimum player, who logged a ton of minutes this year. He is big enough to be a back up at the 2 and 3 spots. If i had to bet on it i would say he is still with us come August. Availability is a trait teams desire. They pick up his contract and when training camp roles around if we are still overloaded at guard can always flip him to a team that has an extra forward. It's possible.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    I saw the first half then went to bed. Yeah, the Heat really benefited from the Bubble last year. They need another big, and another shooter. They traded that big for a shooter who's injured. It's over.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    Again this shouldn't be in here but above me are two links. The bottom link is the one that ran all season until the draft. The top one is the actual draft day thread. Fun for laughs.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    If i remember correctly for most of the college basketball season, most of the sub wanted Trea. Then a lot changed after the season was over and leading up to the draft. Half the sub switched to Bamba, Simply because every single mock had us taking Bamba. He was a ranked, mocked player before the season ever began. It's a business for these guys to grade these prospects starting when they are in highschool. i noticed they rarely drop these guys unless they have an injury or a terrible freshman season. In other words if they are a top prospect in highschool, they use those rankings on the NBA draft. This is one of the reasons why i dislike how people fall in love with these very rigid player Rankings. I went back and googled some mocks. It's true most of these experts had Trea going lower in the draft. It made no sense to me, he was the most electric player in basketball that whole season. He was literally being compared to Curry. And still the experts had all sorts of players going before him.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    Great freaking game. Middleton is simply the most underrated player in the NBA.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    On the other hand he is about to cost his team the game. Better get it to Middleton next possession.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    OMG why call that kind of foul in the last minute of the game. 10 second foul.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    Elfrid Payton account spotted! LOL, just kidding. Yeah i agree. I don't think i ever said this but i wish we had gotten Butler somehow after he left Philly. If only he was a Disney freak like the Lopez brothers.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    Giannis got hurt, stayed in two possessions but motioned to be taken out. They replayed the screen where he got hurt but couldn't see how. Man that sucks. I would be more willing to root for the Heat if Oladipo was playing but i just can't root for them, lol.
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    2020-21 NBA Playoff Discussion Thread

    Yeah, it's only close because Bucks are shooting 16% from 3. And while a lot of that is Heat defense, they are just missing. They better get it together quick.
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