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Post#522 » by RookieStar » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:05 pm

^^^ |Kinda agree.. I don't even follow him. I will probably if he take shis team deep in the NCAAT
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Post#523 » by Ducklett » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:06 pm

I am so very excited to pick at 14 this year.
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Post#524 » by RookieStar » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:32 pm

Is anyone still watching the GL Ignite team? Green is shooting up the boards. In the beginning everyone kept saying he is just a slasher/driver due to his athleticism. However past few games he has been showing some range.. he can do pull-ups, off the drible, catch and shoot etc etc.

I wouldn't mind him being our choice if we can't get Cade...
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Post#525 » by Magicfanatic82 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:47 pm

RookieStar wrote:Is anyone still watching the GL Ignite team? Green is shooting up the boards. In the beginning everyone kept saying he is just a slasher/driver due to his athleticism. However past few games he has been showing some range.. he can do pull-ups, off the drible, catch and shoot etc etc.

I wouldn't mind him being our choice if we can't get Cade...

Green has that "it" factor. Our team could use that kind of excitement. We are a rough team to watch.
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Post#526 » by MagicMatic » Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:18 am

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Let’s get used to this range.
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Post#527 » by RookieStar » Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:49 am

Wow Keon Johnson fell that far?
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Post#528 » by basketballRob » Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:27 am

RookieStar wrote:Wow Keon Johnson fell that far?
Isn't Springer putting up better stats?

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Post#529 » by drsd » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:57 am

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Let’s get used to this range.



I do hope the Magic drafts a back-court player. If Orlando makes the play-in and makes the playoffs, then yes it is this range. With the hardest NBA schedule to close out the season, the Magic could easily close out the season as the about the 6th worst team and thus have the best odds to draft 7th (with a collective ~36% chance to draft top-4).


EDIT: at #7, Orlando looks to be considering between Jalen Green, Ziaire Williams, and Moses Moody. GIven Orlando's needs Moody slots in nicely. Scottie Barnes is absolutely the guy Orlando does NOT need.
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Post#530 » by drsd » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:13 am

If Orlando wins the draft lottery, does the team go with Jonathan Kuminga or Cade Cunningham? Assuming Fournier moves on and Gordon is traded, either fits team needs.
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Post#531 » by KillMonger » Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:39 pm

drsd wrote:If Orlando wins the draft lottery, does the team go with Jonathan Kuminga or Cade Cunningham? Assuming Fournier moves on and Gordon is traded, either fits team needs.

Cade, but it’s closer than expected.....honestly if you land top 5 you should be comfortable with any prospect you get....they all have high ceilings, in the top 5 there isn’t really a wrong decision


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Re: Official 2021 NBA Draft Thread 

Post#532 » by zaymon » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:04 pm

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drsd wrote:If Orlando wins the draft lottery, does the team go with Jonathan Kuminga or Cade Cunningham? Assuming Fournier moves on and Gordon is traded, either fits team needs.

Cade, but it’s closer than expected.....honestly if you land top 5 you should be comfortable with any prospect you get....they all have high ceilings, in the top 5 there isn’t really a wrong decision


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Post#533 » by MagicMatic » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:05 pm

drsd wrote:If Orlando wins the draft lottery, does the team go with Jonathan Kuminga or Cade Cunningham? Assuming Fournier moves on and Gordon is traded, either fits team needs.


Cade or Suggs. Both can play either guard position. They can run and create offense. Someone will have to absorb that usage from Fournier. Isaac is the starting PF when healthy with Okeke backing him up.

Kuminga only makes sense to me if they believe he’s truly a SF at the next level that can space the floor and contribute with assist #s. Basically asking the question “does a Kuminga and Isaac pairing look great as our F’s?”

The bigger question is whether or not Ross steps in at SG if Orlando doesn’t draft Fourniers replacement.
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Post#534 » by KillMonger » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:15 pm

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drsd wrote:If Orlando wins the draft lottery, does the team go with Jonathan Kuminga or Cade Cunningham? Assuming Fournier moves on and Gordon is traded, either fits team needs.

Cade, but it’s closer than expected.....honestly if you land top 5 you should be comfortable with any prospect you get....they all have high ceilings, in the top 5 there isn’t really a wrong decision


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or all ale wrong. Every single one of them have some major flaw.

sure but the premise of what i was saying is if you're in the top 5 and you miss out on one you shouldn't be upset....if you miss out on cade are you really going to be upset if you end up with suggs? or kuminga? or mobley? Green? i think i would be fine if anyone of those guys are the consolation prize
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Re: Official 2021 NBA Draft Thread 

Post#535 » by zaymon » Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:54 pm

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KillMonger wrote:Cade, but it’s closer than expected.....honestly if you land top 5 you should be comfortable with any prospect you get....they all have high ceilings, in the top 5 there isn’t really a wrong decision


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or all ale wrong. Every single one of them have some major flaw.

sure but the premise of what i was saying is if you're in the top 5 and you miss out on one you shouldn't be upset....if you miss out on cade are you really going to be upset if you end up with suggs? or kuminga? or mobley? Green? i think i would be fine if anyone of those guys are the consolation prize

From our point of view yes but i am certain front office have more defined tiers.
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Post#536 » by RookieStar » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:28 pm

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RookieStar wrote:Wow Keon Johnson fell that far?
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Maybe..but if you were total noob and didn't know anybody there, watching TEN games it's kinda Keon that would always draw your eyes to. Also, having insane athletic ability doesn't hurt.

But yeah, the TEN guards are both having an impact.
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Post#537 » by RookieStar » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:35 pm

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Let’s get used to this range.



I do hope the Magic drafts a back-court player. If Orlando makes the play-in and makes the playoffs, then yes it is this range. With the hardest NBA schedule to close out the season, the Magic could easily close out the season as the about the 6th worst team and thus have the best odds to draft 7th (with a collective ~36% chance to draft top-4).


EDIT: at #7, Orlando looks to be considering between Jalen Green, Ziaire Williams, and Moses Moody. GIven Orlando's needs Moody slots in nicely. Scottie Barnes is absolutely the guy Orlando does NOT need.
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Number 7? Jalen Green? Sorry but as it is trending right now, Jalen Green might be unavailable at number 3 at worst.

Also..if we do get #7? I want all you guys to concentrate on Bouknight. Right now he is gimpy but if he is fully healthy.. I think he should be our pick.
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Post#538 » by KillMonger » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:10 pm

RookieStar wrote:Wow Keon Johnson fell that far?

if we're out of the top 5 he's a favorite prospect of mine....athleticism that jumps off the page but he isn't just an athlete with no skills....i'm keeping an eye on him to see his progress
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Re: Official 2021 NBA Draft Thread 

Post#539 » by RookieStar » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:42 pm

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RookieStar wrote:Wow Keon Johnson fell that far?

if we're out of the top 5 he's a favorite prospect of mine....athleticism that jumps off the page but he isn't just an athlete with no skills....i'm keeping an eye on him to see his progress


Same..for now I have Bouknight after the top-5 but I know once Zaire gets his legs under him or when TEN makes some noise, both of them have a great chance to leapfrog him in my eyes
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Post#540 » by MagicFan101 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:51 am

RookieStar wrote:Also..if we do get #7? I want all you guys to concentrate on Bouknight. Right now he is gimpy but if he is fully healthy.. I think he should be our pick.


Honestly, Bouknight was completely off my radar.

I took your advice and watched some highlights.

Alright, I like what (little) I see. I’ll tune into some UConn games and try to catch some more.

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