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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#1681 » by Chanel Bomber » Thu Apr 1, 2021 6:38 pm

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Chanel Bomber wrote:Hey Magic fans, first of all, I'm glad your franchise finally hit the reset button, I think it was the right decision. I thought you guys won the Vucevic trade. In any case, good luck to y'all.

As a Knicks fan, I was wondering what your thoughts were on Elfrid Payton since he was drafted by Orlando and played the first 3.5 years of his career for your team.

Any memories or impressions you want to share?

biggest memories of him.....he always seemed to start playing well after the season was over. When we relied on him in the early part of the season he would disappear. Would give you a decent game and then the next 5 he was invisible.

Yeah that's why you can't get too excited when a player does well in meaningless games with nothing at stake. I know Payton is the champion of that, he did it in New Orleans too.
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Post#1682 » by Rainwater » Fri Apr 2, 2021 7:30 am

It's completely night and day how AG is being used in Denver in comparison to Orlando. He was asked to be the point forward/creator taking jumpers in Orlando. However, in Denver he just focuses on Defense and just cuts and gets open. All of his points were assisted last night. Let this be a realization how important stars are to a team.
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Post#1683 » by pepe1991 » Fri Apr 2, 2021 7:56 am

Rainwater wrote:It's completely night and day how AG is being used in Denver in comparison to Orlando. He was asked to be the point forward/creator taking jumpers in Orlando. However, in Denver he just focuses on Defense and just cuts and gets open. All of his points were assisted last night. Let this be a realization how important stars are to a team.


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Post#1684 » by penny_nz » Sat Apr 3, 2021 12:55 am

Just opened up my NBA app, saw Raps 108 Vs GSW 56, end of 3rd q ... Actually restarted the app the make sure it wasn't glitched
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Okeke / Isaac / WCJ front court for the future.
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Post#1685 » by Optimus_Steel » Sat Apr 3, 2021 12:56 am

The GS/Tor game: 2 & 3 quarter scoring was 81-30 in favor of Tor.....

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Post#1686 » by basketballRob » Sat Apr 3, 2021 12:59 am

I think Golden State is tinkering with the idea of tanking.

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Post#1687 » by basketballRob » Sat Apr 3, 2021 1:24 am

Fournier hitting some baskets now.
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Post#1688 » by RookieStar » Sat Apr 3, 2021 1:42 am

So.. Mitchell isnt playing against the bulls cuz of thier airplance accident? But he is present when they go up against us?
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Post#1689 » by Nyce_1 » Sat Apr 3, 2021 2:08 am

RookieStar wrote:So.. Mitchell isnt playing against the bulls cuz of thier airplance accident? But he is present when they go up against us?
He's playing vs Bulls.
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Post#1690 » by RookieStar » Sat Apr 3, 2021 2:30 am

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RookieStar wrote:So.. Mitchell isnt playing against the bulls cuz of thier airplance accident? But he is present when they go up against us?
He's playing vs Bulls.


Ah good. That means he i sure to be against us
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Post#1691 » by Knightro » Sat Apr 3, 2021 2:48 am

basketballRob wrote:I think Golden State is tinkering with the idea of tanking.


Not sure why.

They're in the play in spot right now and they're 22-19 when Curry plays and 1-7 when he doesn't. Once he heals up, they'll be competitive.
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Post#1692 » by Last Guardian » Sat Apr 3, 2021 3:30 am

basketballRob wrote:I think Golden State is tinkering with the idea of tanking.

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Toronto is supposed to be tanking as well and they win a game by 53.
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Post#1693 » by thelead » Sat Apr 3, 2021 3:30 am

The bulls are terrible. BD is a bad coach and their team is poorly constructed.
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Post#1694 » by Bensational » Sat Apr 3, 2021 3:43 am

Fournier had a rough 1st half in Boston tonight starting like 1-6 or something. Must have gone perfect in the 2nd half cos he finished 8-13 and 7-11 from deep. Good on him for snapping that slump!
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Post#1695 » by RookieStar » Sat Apr 3, 2021 3:54 am

So its nly Vuc who hasnt won yet. Im sad for him.

BTW, Aminu isnt being played?
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Post#1696 » by thelead » Sat Apr 3, 2021 3:59 am

RookieStar wrote:So its nly Vuc who hasnt won yet. Im sad for him.

BTW, Aminu isnt being played?

His team sucks and he isn't a difference maker. He was better off here with Clifford.
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Post#1697 » by RookieStar » Sat Apr 3, 2021 5:02 am

thelead wrote:
RookieStar wrote:So its nly Vuc who hasnt won yet. Im sad for him.

BTW, Aminu isnt being played?

His team sucks and he isn't a difference maker. He was better off here with Clifford.


vuc or aminu?
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Post#1698 » by thelead » Sat Apr 3, 2021 5:05 am

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thelead wrote:
RookieStar wrote:So its nly Vuc who hasnt won yet. Im sad for him.

BTW, Aminu isnt being played?

His team sucks and he isn't a difference maker. He was better off here with Clifford.


vuc or aminu?

Vuc isn't much of a difference maker. You already see it on the Bulls. The modern NBA just isn't made for bigs like Vuc.

Aminu is straight trash. He's already racking up DNP's over there :lol:
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Post#1699 » by Rainwater » Sat Apr 3, 2021 8:42 pm

thelead wrote:
RookieStar wrote:
thelead wrote:His team sucks and he isn't a difference maker. He was better off here with Clifford.


vuc or aminu?

Vuc isn't much of a difference maker. You already see it on the Bulls. The modern NBA just isn't made for bigs like Vuc.

Aminu is straight trash. He's already racking up DNP's over there :lol:


You are absolutely correct. Vuc is a decent player but not the type to carry a team and the same thing could be said about LaVine. He was only an also all star because he played with the magic. Vuc should be the 3rd or 4th option on a good team. Him playing second fiddle won't lead you anywhere.
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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#1700 » by Nyce_1 » Sun Apr 4, 2021 5:06 am

Great upcoming week for the ping pong balls.
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