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poll: are you personally pleased with the outcome of this season

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Are you personally pleased with the outcome of this season

Yes: the Magic gave us a second consecutive playoff birth
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13%
Maybe: this was one of the worst playoff teams ever, but the Magic did win a game
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18%
No: blow it up
42
69%
 
Total votes: 61

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Post#61 » by zaymon » Sat Sep 5, 2020 6:49 pm

Xatticus wrote:
zaymon wrote:
MartinsIzAfraud wrote:Fairytale land for sure

Miami got Butler for Richardson. We will propably have to wait 1-2 years, and trade for expiring, but i can see it happen. Its better to overvalue your players than undervalue i thought we learned that lesson.


Miami got Butler because he agreed to sign there. He was a free agent. Philly facilitated the sign-and-trade to avoid losing him for nothing.

We had our fair share of free agents in the past. Its not like everybody tries to avoid Orlando. If we build a winning atmosphere, we will give ourselves a chance.
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Post#62 » by tiderulz » Sat Sep 5, 2020 6:58 pm

zaymon wrote:
Xatticus wrote:
zaymon wrote:Miami got Butler for Richardson. We will propably have to wait 1-2 years, and trade for expiring, but i can see it happen. Its better to overvalue your players than undervalue i thought we learned that lesson.


Miami got Butler because he agreed to sign there. He was a free agent. Philly facilitated the sign-and-trade to avoid losing him for nothing.

We had our fair share of free agents in the past. Its not like everybody tries to avoid Orlando. If we build a winning atmosphere, we will give ourselves a chance.

we havent had a good player really choose us since Rashard, and we had to massively overpay for him. Horace Grant came to us for payday. Grant Hill actually chose us but was injured. McGrady took the first high paycheck out of Toronto. We are just not a free agent destination right now. we are the place older vets come to retire with the Disney life. Young players dont care about the family city of Orlando
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Post#63 » by J the Drafter » Sat Sep 5, 2020 7:35 pm

tiderulz wrote:
zaymon wrote:
Xatticus wrote:
Miami got Butler because he agreed to sign there. He was a free agent. Philly facilitated the sign-and-trade to avoid losing him for nothing.

We had our fair share of free agents in the past. Its not like everybody tries to avoid Orlando. If we build a winning atmosphere, we will give ourselves a chance.

we havent had a good player really choose us since Rashard, and we have to massively overpay for him. Horace Grant came to us for payday. Grant Hill actually chose us but was injured. McGrady took the first high paycheck out of Toronto. We are just not a free agent destination right now. we are the place older vets come to retire with the Disney life. Young players dont care about the family city of Orlando

We didn’t need to pay Rashard as much as we did.
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Post#64 » by MagicFan101 » Sun Sep 6, 2020 1:44 am

Def Swami wrote:The distinction with Miami is that not only are they a destination city, but they do the scouting, drafting, player development of a small market team like the Spurs or Thunder. Hate on the Heat as much as you want, but they're a model franchise.

If you're going to be a small market team that wants to win games, being great at those things is a prerequisite to be relevant. Otherwise you're the Sacramento Kings.
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Yes, this is part of what I touched on with the Knicks vs. Brooklyn. The Knicks should be a premier franchise based on destination so that factor alone is clearly not enough. As you laid out in more detail, you need to also have right management team in place.

One of these two can be obtained by any franchise. It isn’t quite that simple. Elite owners / GMs / Presidents don’t grow on trees. Still, it should be **possible** for every franchise to have this.

Unfortunately, not every franchise can be an LA or NY. We are handicapped on that side of the equation and some fans here seem to refuse to accept this.
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Post#65 » by SD2042 » Sun Sep 6, 2020 10:39 pm

Def Swami wrote:The distinction with Miami is that not only are they a destination city, but they do the scouting, drafting, player development of a small market team like the Spurs or Thunder. Hate on the Heat as much as you want, but they're a model franchise.

If you're going to be a small market team that wants to win games, being great at those things is a prerequisite to be relevant. Otherwise you're the Sacramento Kings.
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Or the New York Knicks.



Anyways, you're on point that teams like ours need to do a better job placing better experts around the organization for this franchise to be successful. We have not been a consistent winning franchise in quite a while. The brain trust in the organization isn't top notch. As such, the Magic are in the position they are in. It's hard to think this franchise wants to get better in the long term. Maybe they do. Maybe they don't. If they do, they need to try harder because this franchise has become the Detroit Pistons of mediocrity. I personally refuse to deal with mediocrity. If this team refuses to do better by themselves, their players, and the fans, then what is the point to continuing follow this team if they come across like a bunch of personnels who don't give a damn if this team succeeds or fail to fulfill their obligation to be a successful franchise.
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Re: poll: are you personally pleased with the outcome of this season 

Post#66 » by The Real Dalic » Sun Sep 6, 2020 11:15 pm

Meh. We did okay this season. But everything that's been going on has been turning me off from the league in general.

Also, Small market teams besides the Spurs only have 5-8 year windows before stars decide to leave us while giving certain teams their entire careers to win a ring. You guys know which teams. Starting to find no reason to care about the NBA between all those reasons.

Would much rather watch the MLB and NHL which I love much more than the NBA where every team has a virtually equal chance to not only win, but to retain their talent.
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