NBlue wrote:Tanking would be, perhaps, the dumbest move imaginable for this team but its not shocking at all to see this forum go here. So myopic of late.
You want to see 2 rookies develop against live fire and place them in the best chance to grow and succeed in the league: Don't tank.
You want to see if AG can either (a) reach that next level or (b) increase his value for a trade: Don't tank.
You want to see if Vooch can either (a) be selected as an allstar or (b) increase his value for a trade: Don't tank.
You want to maximize the value of Evan for a potential midseason trade: Don't tank.
You want to maximize the positioning of the team to have JI and Fultz coming back next year with a chance to compete at the top of the East with a solid coach and continuity: Don't tank.
There is no viable argument that it would make sense to tank now. In addition to the foregoing the damage that would do to the institutional culture of the organization would be devastating. The clear answer is that this team should do everything it can to maximize the value of its players during the first half of the season prior to the deadline and then see where they are and evaluate at that juncture what, if any, trades will make them better going in to next year.
Its frankly striking to see the paucity of rationale thought on this board these days. This used to be a fun spot for good Magic talk.
This post made me laugh. Thanks.
Orlando won’t actively tank like Philadelphia did. It’s not even really viable.
Wanting vets gone, and a higher draft pick, is a better direction than the floundering this franchise has been doing since Dwight left.
The “institutional culture” argument is beyond ridiculous. TALENT wins in the nba, not some arbitrary metric calculated on W/L player emotions. Los Angeles just won a championship by adding two top 5 players in 1 season.
Where is all that “institutional culture” in San Antonio we heard about for years? Oh yeah that’s right, it all magically left with Tim Duncan and their 3 HoF players. Convenient.
Want to know when this message board was “a fun spot for good Magic talk”? When Orlando had a top 5-10 player in the nba (Dwight) and The Magic were contending.
How else do you suggest this organization return to that success? You are either suggesting more of the same last 7 seasons, or you aren’t being realistic about acquiring said talent.