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Re: Magic(15-39) @ Grizzlies(35-18) 

Post#226 » by Optimus_Steel » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:16 am

Great effort tonight. We lost but its a loss im proud of. Hark man he is gonna be a good one, a real good one.
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Post#227 » by jamesgrenard » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:20 am

After getting a lot of criticism for the yield they got for Howard, Orlando's looking really good. They identified a very good, cheap, & young center prospect in Nikola Vucevic, a wing with some potential in Harkless, 3 1st Round picks, and they're gonna be bad enough this year to have a Top 3-4 pick of their own. Next year you're looking at a core of Vucevic, Top 3-4 draft pick, a ton of cap space, and Hedo's large, expiring contract to move as well. They did very well for themselves in that trade and will be amongst the better young teams in the NBA in 2 years if they don't f**k up their high draft picks.

Vucevic, Harkless, Nicholson are gonna combine to make about $5.2M next year. That's how you rebuild. People are very impatient, but they know what they're doing.
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Post#228 » by IGotDaMagicInMe » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:21 am

OrlandO wrote:It's unfortunate race enters your mind before the obvious reasons why they would be frustrated... like I said, your reasoning for bringing up the race card was uncalled for. Afflalo has played more than ever and Ryno was outplaying everybody not named dwight.


You're right. The reason My mind went to race is because when I thought about it I noticed the obvious similarity that both players are white and connected the situations to my personal experience, where nearly every time I saw a white guy outperform a black guy the black guys' friends absolutely tore into him and made fun of him for it. As I said in the original post, it was partly in jest (winky face) and I was reading too much into it. I was just relating a common occurrence I have seen to the situation, I'm sorry if that offended anybody :oops:
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Post#229 » by OrlandO » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:29 am

jamesgrenard wrote:Vucevic, Harkless, Nicholson are gonna combine to make about $5.2M next year. That's how you rebuild.

Meanwhile Jason Richardson is being paid $6 million to play below average and sit out a year due to injury...
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Post#230 » by Gomagic44 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:35 am

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OrlandO wrote:It's unfortunate race enters your mind before the obvious reasons why they would be frustrated... like I said, your reasoning for bringing up the race card was uncalled for. Afflalo has played more than ever and Ryno was outplaying everybody not named dwight.


You're right. The reason My mind went to race is because when I thought about it I noticed the obvious similarity that both players are white and connected the situations to my personal experience, where nearly every time I saw a white guy outperform a black guy the black guys' friends absolutely tore into him and made fun of him for it. As I said in the original post, it was partly in jest (winky face) and I was reading too much into it. I was just relating a common occurrence I have seen to the situation, I'm sorry if that offended anybody :oops:


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Post#231 » by backasswards » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:45 am

How did Moe look tonight? Was he attacking with the ball? Hitting jumpers? Or was he being opportunistic and getting put backs and making cuts like usual?
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Post#232 » by I Rasharted » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:50 am

jamesgrenard wrote:After getting a lot of criticism for the yield they got for Howard, Orlando's looking really good. They identified a very good, cheap, & young center prospect in Nikola Vucevic, a wing with some potential in Harkless, 3 1st Round picks, and they're gonna be bad enough this year to have a Top 3-4 pick of their own. Next year you're looking at a core of Vucevic, Top 3-4 draft pick, a ton of cap space, and Hedo's large, expiring contract to move as well. They did very well for themselves in that trade and will be amongst the better young teams in the NBA in 2 years if they don't f**k up their high draft picks.

Vucevic, Harkless, Nicholson are gonna combine to make about $5.2M next year. That's how you rebuild. People are very impatient, but they know what they're doing.

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Post#233 » by InFlames » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:07 am

jamesgrenard wrote:After getting a lot of criticism for the yield they got for Howard, Orlando's looking really good. They identified a very good, cheap, & young center prospect in Nikola Vucevic, a wing with some potential in Harkless, 3 1st Round picks, and they're gonna be bad enough this year to have a Top 3-4 pick of their own. Next year you're looking at a core of Vucevic, Top 3-4 draft pick, a ton of cap space, and Hedo's large, expiring contract to move as well. They did very well for themselves in that trade and will be amongst the better young teams in the NBA in 2 years if they don't f**k up their high draft picks.

Vucevic, Harkless, Nicholson are gonna combine to make about $5.2M next year. That's how you rebuild. People are very impatient, but they know what they're doing.


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Post#234 » by ChosenSavior » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:15 am

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jamesgrenard wrote:After getting a lot of criticism for the yield they got for Howard, Orlando's looking really good. They identified a very good, cheap, & young center prospect in Nikola Vucevic, a wing with some potential in Harkless, 3 1st Round picks, and they're gonna be bad enough this year to have a Top 3-4 pick of their own. Next year you're looking at a core of Vucevic, Top 3-4 draft pick, a ton of cap space, and Hedo's large, expiring contract to move as well. They did very well for themselves in that trade and will be amongst the better young teams in the NBA in 2 years if they don't f**k up their high draft picks.

Vucevic, Harkless, Nicholson are gonna combine to make about $5.2M next year. That's how you rebuild. People are very impatient, but they know what they're doing.


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Post#235 » by ChosenSavior » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:24 am

backasswards wrote:How did Moe look tonight? Was he attacking with the ball? Hitting jumpers? Or was he being opportunistic and getting put backs and making cuts like usual?


He honestly did a little bit of everything tonight. Played within himself for most of the game and was really aggressive when necessary. His improvement from game to game has been awesome to see.
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Post#236 » by D12VCMagic » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:02 am

jamesgrenard wrote:Vucevic, Harkless, Nicholson are gonna combine to make about $5.2M next year. That's how you rebuild. People are very impatient, but they know what they're doing.


Indeed. It is also why JJ Redick HAD to be traded. You can't committ the 6-8 million a year he is going to get for four more years or so when you're rebuilding. Especially when we are already giving Jameer that kind of money. This is the stage of rebuilding where you want young and cheap players, it is why we had to let fan favorites and quality players like Anderson and Redick go.
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Post#237 » by Def Swami » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:16 am

Had to keep up with this game on twitter. Heard good things about Moe. Glad to see him coming into his own. The Legend of Moe Harkless continues...
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Post#238 » by arsenal6106 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:09 am

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Yes, he was very good. I like Nick and all, but commentary is not his talent. I hope Tony helps out more in that area.


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Post#239 » by drsd » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:46 am

Another good loss. Team plays together and scappy, and coach makes sure an L goes up.
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Post#240 » by Beard » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:07 pm

Harkless is going to be a star in this league in four years time.
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Post#241 » by magickingdom » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:35 pm

All race issues aside. According to my wife and daughters JJ was the best looking guy on the team. That is why they are pissed that he is gone.
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Post#242 » by JBSouthpaw » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:49 pm

I know it's about the young guys, but some of my favorite scenes from last night were of either AA or Harrington cheering/prodding/encouraging on the young guys. AA especially showed some real passion, I'm glad I'm a fan of this team, starts from the top down.
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Post#243 » by OrlandO » Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:48 pm

JBSouthpaw wrote:I know it's about the young guys, but some of my favorite scenes from last night were of either AA or Harrington cheering/prodding/encouraging on the young guys. AA especially showed some real passion, I'm glad I'm a fan of this team, starts from the top down.

AA is getting better at the leader stuff... Earlier in the season he wasn't handling losses well at all. Kind of just depressed in interviews and talked about what needs to change. Lately, he's still disappointed in losses, but he's finally starting to point out positives in losses and make encouraging comments about the younger guys.
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Post#244 » by craig01 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:16 pm

Nice try last night....
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