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Post#821 » by MagicFan101 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:00 pm

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I'm really enjoying this about it - I started following the NBA after Jordan's decline (he was on the Wizards, we had T-Mac) so I never got to experience how good he was first hand. I appreciate that a lot of what you see on the documentary is highlights but he could make basketball beautiful to watch.

I also think Scottie Pippen could have been an MVP in today's league. AG should aspire to play the game the way he did.


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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#822 » by drsd » Mon May 11, 2020 4:35 pm

Lot's of high-volume but accurate three-ball conversations made me look something up.

What players in the NBA this season went for Fournier's 40.6% three ball on 6.7 three-ball attempts per game?

Including Fournier, it was 8 NBA players: Karl-Anthony Towns, Bojan Bogdanović, Danilo Gallinari, Evan Fournier, Terry Rozier, Tim Hardaway, Dāvis Bertāns, Duncan Robinson.




NBA.com: 40.6% three ball on 6.7 three-ball attempts per game




p.s. looking at Bertāns' stat-line, offensively I would be happy if Orlando traded Aaron Gordon for him in a straight-up SnT deal. Is there a single NBA forward more complimentary to Isaac today ??? How is Bertāns' defense?




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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#823 » by MagicFan101 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:24 pm

Question:

If you had to pick Trae Young or Ja Morant to be your PGotF to the start of franchise who would it be?

Memphis has a bit more going for them roster wise but they have a tougher conference so perhaps that evens out?

Trae gets far more headlines but Ja gets far more wins so far in their careers.

Interesting choice I feel. I have a favorite of the two but clearly would love to have either one.
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Post#824 » by drsd » Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:50 pm

MagicFan101 wrote:Question:

If you had to pick Trae Young or Ja Morant to be your PGotF to the start of franchise who would it be?


Both are not good defenders and neither has a physical skill set suggesting even average-capacity to play NBA defense. So: I go with scoring over assists: Young.

Young could easily be a regular 30 mpg guy. For Orlando, he would be surrounded with a huge amount of help defense.


For Orlando, I like Fultz over both Young or Morant.

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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#825 » by J-Mezzy » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:42 pm

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MagicFan101 wrote:Question:

If you had to pick Trae Young or Ja Morant to be your PGotF to the start of franchise who would it be?


Both are not good defenders and neither has a physical skill set suggesting even average-capacity to play NBA defense. So: I go with scoring over assists: Young.

Young could easily be a regular 30 mpg guy. For Orlando, he would be surrounded with a huge amount of help defense.


For Orlando, I like Fultz over both Young or Morant.

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Really? You are that high/confident on Markelle?
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Post#826 » by drsd » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:23 am

J-Mezzy wrote:Really? You are that high/confident on Markelle?


High-on: no.

But he is a better fit to Orlando, in that he actually plays defense. I cannot see a offense-only guard like Young or Morant on this roster with WeHamm in charge of the roster.


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Post#827 » by j-ragg » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:08 pm

Markelle Fultz fits this Orlando Magic team better than Trae Young or Ja Morant.

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Post#828 » by MagicFan101 » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:26 pm

j-ragg wrote:Markelle Fultz fits this Orlando Magic team better than Trae Young or Ja Morant.

I've read everything now.


Yeah. I’m thrilled to have have Fultz here given we gave up next to nothing to acquire him but we still have a lot of question marks. Ja and Trae are much farther along as this stage. That comment is ridiculous.
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Post#829 » by j-ragg » Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:31 pm

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j-ragg wrote:Markelle Fultz fits this Orlando Magic team better than Trae Young or Ja Morant.

I've read everything now.


Yeah. I’m thrilled to have have Fultz here given we gave up next to nothing to acquire him but we still have a lot of question marks. Ja and Trae are much farther along as this stage. That comment is ridiculous.

I mean a star prospect is really what we need more than anything. Ja fits that bill alone. Then thinking about our offensive concerns, to not want Trae because of his defense (when we have a roster put together of mostly young guys who play defense but don't create offense) is hilarious.
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Re: Around the NBA, 2019/20 Edition 

Post#830 » by zaymon » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:07 pm

j-ragg wrote:
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j-ragg wrote:Markelle Fultz fits this Orlando Magic team better than Trae Young or Ja Morant.

I've read everything now.


Yeah. I’m thrilled to have have Fultz here given we gave up next to nothing to acquire him but we still have a lot of question marks. Ja and Trae are much farther along as this stage. That comment is ridiculous.

I mean a star prospect is really what we need more than anything. Ja fits that bill alone. Then thinking about our offensive concerns, to not want Trae because of his defense (when we have a roster put together of mostly young guys who play defense but don't create offense) is hilarious.

Obviously Fultz is nowhere near Young or Morant right now, but if we could build a theoretical player for our team, with Weltman philosophies in mind, he would be closer to healthy Fultz than the other 2 guys.
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Post#831 » by Blue_and_Whte » Thu Jul 2, 2020 10:17 pm

Morant and Young are generational talents. I like Markelle but come on man.

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