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  1. Some Toronto homer trying to convince himself - we know that feeling, from past experience! ;-)
  2. Yes, it does get mentioned frequently, but to the casual fan who doesn't (hasn't) watched a lot of college ball it might not be top of mind. Also, I think the "concentration" on basketball exclusively is a really good point to make. He has made some pretty impressive improvements to his game in that year, so that focus definitely points at more improvements to come/upside.
  3. What they showed was more of the lead-up to our announcement - the Amway crowd was going crazy chanting "Suggs, Suggs, Suggs..." before the commissioner got to the podium.
  4. We don't have to do anything with Bacon besides waive him. His contract isn't guaranteed yet, we have until August 9th. I would like to see if Harris can come back healthy, but since he is on the last year of his contract, he is probably a trade deadline move. MCW is cheap insurance, and a good defensive guy to plug in for specific times. I hope we bring back Franz' brother Moe Wagner as a cheap backup PF/C. I think he played well in that role at the end of the year and earned that shot.
  5. jmmagicfan

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    CBS/Kyle Boone has us with Barnes @5 Moody @8 Sharife Cooper @ #33
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    While that is true about JI missing so much, remember that Embiid was drafted in 2014, didn't play his first two seasons, only played 31 games his third season, and hasn't played more than 65 games most of the rest of his career. I'm not ready to write JI off yet, but definitely concerned and something to keep an eye on going forward.
  7. jmmagicfan

    2021 Off-Season Discussion Thread

    It does work on the NBA Trade Machine site, but we probably have to waive rights to all our free agents or something like that.
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    2021 Off-Season Discussion Thread

    Utah is apparently trying to clear cap space to re-sign Conley, and is rumored to be marketing Ingles or Bogdanovich. Orlando gets: Bogdanovich, and #30 Utah gets: Carter-Williams, #33, and 2022 2nd round pick (Indiana) Frees up about $15M for them, plus the cap hold/guarantee for #30, but only moves them back three picks. It works with Ingles, but that only frees up $9M for them, and Ingles has the better PER.
  9. jmmagicfan

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    So what you're saying is that Henman (with some Martins interference) didn't do a good job as GM? Probably why he's no longer here, and Martins doesn't have as much direct, basketball input as previously.
  10. jmmagicfan

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Suggs might still be there at #5, but nobody has projected Mobley to be outside the top 4. Bones is being projected as a late first-rounder now, I think I've seen as high as 23. I'm not sure this qualifies as a "realistic dream", but you can always hope I guess. For me, I will go with the following: #5 Suggs if he is available - Barnes if he isn't. #8 Giddey if he is available - Moody if he isn't #33 BJ Boston, JT Thor if either is available
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    That's what they did to me a couple years ago, picking Talen Horton-Tucker in the second round and then practically giving him to the Lakers of all teams! I was so pissed!
  12. jmmagicfan

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    He's 18, already has elite passing skills, was the 6th best rebounder in the NBL despite playing primarily from the guard position. His defense needs work, but in the game with the Australian team it already looked better. His shooting stroke looks pretty good, and it was improving toward the end of his season. He can potentially play three positions - PG/SG/SF. Oh yeah, his BBIQ is off the charts, and did I mention he's 18?!?
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    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    While I like Moody or Williams in a vacuum, I think Giddey has much more upside than either one of them, so I would be disappointed if we picked them.
  14. jmmagicfan

    2021 NBA Draft Thread

    Yahoo Sports latest draft #5 - Scottie Barnes #8 - Josh Giddey #33 - JT Thor Yeah, I'd be ecstatic if this was the result.