ezzzp wrote:Skin wrote:Why is saying that "signing Vuc will help the Magic" not anymore a sign of special clairvoyant powers than saying "signing Vuc will hurt the Magic"?
Stop being a hypocrite. Your bias is equally as prevalent. The only difference is you are not taking any approach to alternate solutions so it's easy to take a backseat and criticize other ideas that may carry more risk/downside or more reward/upside.
My position has been that a competitive context is the most proven method to develop players and build up asset value. That is not my bias, its the philosophy of the best player development franchises in the NBA, which also happen to be THE BEST franchises in the NBA. In fact the first time I heard about that research was at a panel discussion at the Sports Analytics Conference dedicated to player development. That's the statement and position of the best player development minds in the NBA...not my bias.
Within that context, I have stated that retaining Vucevic and Ross is the most realistic way for the Magic to maintain that competitive context. But I have also even proposed Mike Conley trade and stated a key reason for that was to avoid reliance on Vucevic to maintain that competitive context. It has always been about the competitive context specifically for player development and asset management purposes.
Stop trying to spin it like its about some Vuc fanboy bias in order to draw attention away from fact that you and MagicMatic's theories keep getting destroyed.
It’s not a “theory” that there is no star foundational player in this roster to build around. Nobody that is a fan of the Magic would say that there is a clear and definite go-to option, moving into the future of this franchise, with any real certainty.
You are proposing we acquire Conley to play with Vuc as a way of acquiring the star player we are missing. That assertion neither addresses the lack of a primary foundational piece, nor does it better utilize the draft as an option. It’s merely stating that keeping competitive attracts free agents and better develops players. Player development is based on the individual and their ceiling.