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2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25)

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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#481 » by Knightro » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:09 am

KillMonger wrote:i'd be shocked if anyone trades out of this top 5 it's very strong, with that kind of talent i just don't see it....


We'll see. Everybody has a price. There's very good talent in the top 5, but there's no LeBron or Luka level absolutely can't miss guys IMO.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#482 » by The Real Dalic » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:09 am

This team is much more balanced and exciting now. Way better defensively too. Clifford is too good a coach to lose games too. Which is unfortunate. I wish we could lose games and keep Cliff. But I don't think that can happen. The only issue I have with Cliff is rotations sometimes. But he's really underrated around here.

My hope is that these are honeymoon games while the other team is also insanely injured.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#483 » by KillMonger » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:10 am

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Ducklett wrote:No GM in their right mind is trading out of the top 5 unless you suggest we trade a Harden-like package for it.


I don't agree with this.

You don't think a team would trade 4 for something like 7, 11 and a future 1st? I definitely do.

I think the Magic will absolutely be able to move up if they are so inclined.

i'm not so sure....for me personally i would take any one of this top 5 over last year's number 1 pick Anthony Edwards....or ball.....or wiseman.....i guess it depends on how a team in the top 5 feels about the players in this draft....me i think anyone of this years top 5 go number 1 in last years draft
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#484 » by Knightro » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:11 am

MagicStarwipe wrote:One thing to beware of... they said on the broadcast that Harris will be available to play once they get back to Orlando.


Anthony too.

My guess is that Randle and Hampton both get squeezed.
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Post#485 » by Dub_Sax » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:12 am

So let me get this straight, y'all pro tankers are hoping we LOSE games and that way we can get LUCKY and have a better CHANCE for a good pick?



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Post#486 » by KillMonger » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:16 am

Dub_Sax wrote:So let me get this straight, y'all pro tankers are hoping we LOSE games and that way we can get LUCKY and have a better CHANCE for a good pick?



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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#487 » by Knightro » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:19 am

My guess on the rotation after this West Coast trip...

G: Anthony -> MCW
G: Harris -> Ross
F: Ennis - Porter Jr
F: Okeke -> Birch
C: WCJ -> Bamba

Hampton, unfortunately, I think will get the squeeze.

If it were me...

Anthony -> MCW
Harris -> Hampton
Ennis -> Ross
Okeke -> Porter Jr.
WCJ -> Bamba

with Birch out.
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Post#488 » by The Real Dalic » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:19 am

WCJ and Bamba both played well again. Okeke continues to provide a lot to this team as well. RJ's speed is unreal! He's so fast! We haven't seen someone that fast in a long time, if ever.

Can't wait to see this team next season with Fultz and Isaac back out there with them. Not to mention I can't wait to see Anthony and Harris out there with these guys as well. This team seems to be more together than any other team since we've traded Dwight as well. We used to never see our bench go as crazy as they have been recently for wins.
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Post#489 » by Skin » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:24 am

fendilim wrote:Anyone else feel bad for Mo? New guy comes in, and already gets more minutes. Has to be a wake up call for him right? If only he plays as much effort as WCJ..

Feel bad for him but GREAT for us! Hopefully he'll sign an affordable extension.
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Post#490 » by Dub_Sax » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:26 am

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Dub_Sax wrote:So let me get this straight, y'all pro tankers are hoping we LOSE games and that way we can get LUCKY and have a better CHANCE for a good pick?



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Post#491 » by KillMonger » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:27 am

Dub_Sax wrote:
KillMonger wrote:
Dub_Sax wrote:So let me get this straight, y'all pro tankers are hoping we LOSE games and that way we can get LUCKY and have a better CHANCE for a good pick?



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Post#492 » by Skin » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:27 am

Dub_Sax wrote:So let me get this straight, y'all pro tankers are hoping we LOSE games and that way we can get LUCKY and have a better CHANCE for a good pick?



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So let me get this straight, ya'll anti-tankers are hoping we WIN games and that way we can get UNLUCKY and have a better chance for a bad pick?
Markelle Fultz, Jalen Green, Chuma Okeke, Jonathan Isaac, Wendell Carter Jr.
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#493 » by Knightro » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:27 am

The Real Dalic wrote:WCJ and Bamba both played well again. Okeke continues to provide a lot to this team as well. RJ's speed is unreal! He's so fast! We haven't seen someone that fast in a long time, if ever.

Can't wait to see this team next season with Fultz and Isaac back out there with them. Not to mention I can't wait to see Anthony and Harris out there with these guys as well. This team seems to be more together than any other team since we've traded Dwight as well. We used to never see our bench go as crazy as they have been recently for wins.


The Magic are some lottery luck away from being a super interesting next year.

Can I interest you in something like...?

G: Fultz, Anthony
G: Harris, Green, Hampton
F: Ross, Barnes
F: Isaac, Okeke
C: Carter, Bamba
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Post#494 » by Ducklett » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:29 am

Knightro wrote:
The Real Dalic wrote:WCJ and Bamba both played well again. Okeke continues to provide a lot to this team as well. RJ's speed is unreal! He's so fast! We haven't seen someone that fast in a long time, if ever.

Can't wait to see this team next season with Fultz and Isaac back out there with them. Not to mention I can't wait to see Anthony and Harris out there with these guys as well. This team seems to be more together than any other team since we've traded Dwight as well. We used to never see our bench go as crazy as they have been recently for wins.


The Magic are some lottery luck away from being a super interesting next year.

Can I interest you in something like...?

G: Fultz, Anthony
G: Harris, Green, Hampton
F: Ross, Barnes
F: Isaac, Okeke
C: Carter, Bamba


LOTTO LUCK LOL?! BHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Post#495 » by The Effect » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:31 am

bigdogdylan5 wrote:
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bigdogdylan5 wrote:Yea but we can’t control that.

BUT.............We can

Lol so are we suppose to call NOLA before the game and tell them to play Zion. I get your point we want to sit our guys too but I would argue Ross was counter productive and Randle couldn’t hit the broadside of a barn. We’re we suppose to sit Chuma and Carter?

So why couldn't we bench ross? Why is he out there at all? Why not give those minutes to bacon and RJ?
We saw last game how uncommitted this team is to a tank when they started and played a hurt MCW and had him in late when he ended up making the most important plays in the win, why not sit him and commit to going young?

There's alot we can do to fully commit to a rebuild, but instead this team can't figure out what their plan is
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Post#496 » by Dub_Sax » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:32 am

KillMonger wrote:
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KillMonger wrote:welcome to the nba my guy
Nah bruh, that's not the nba. To quote Cliff, that's what "bad franchises" THINK the nba is.. don't get it twisted..

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Post#497 » by Dub_Sax » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:35 am

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Dub_Sax wrote:So let me get this straight, y'all pro tankers are hoping we LOSE games and that way we can get LUCKY and have a better CHANCE for a good pick?



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So let me get this straight, ya'll anti-tankers are hoping we WIN games and that way we can get UNLUCKY and have a better chance for a bad pick?
Play to win! PERIOD. It's much better than the alternative..

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Post#498 » by The Effect » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:35 am

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KillMonger wrote:i'd be shocked if anyone trades out of this top 5 it's very strong, with that kind of talent i just don't see it....


We'll see. Everybody has a price. There's very good talent in the top 5, but there's no LeBron or Luka level absolutely can't miss guys IMO.

So now we are giving up assets to get something we could get for free by playing the cards right?
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Post#499 » by KillMonger » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:35 am

Dub_Sax wrote:
KillMonger wrote:
Dub_Sax wrote:Nah bruh, that's not the nba. To quote Cliff, that's what "bad franchises" THINK the nba is.. don't get it twisted..

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you forgot that we're also a franchise that's been on the treadmill for a decade.....with one of the league's highest payrolls while being on the league's worst teams....the issue is deeper than players and coaches brodie
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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 48: Orlando Magic (16-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (21-25) 

Post#500 » by Knightro » Fri Apr 2, 2021 4:37 am

The Effect wrote:So why couldn't we bench ross? There's alot we can do to fully commit to a rebuild, but instead this team can't figure out what their plan is


With MCW and Birch sick and Mane out with a hamstring injury, the Magic only had 9 healthy players tonight.

Not sure who exactly they're supposed to be sitting out for tanking reasons when they only have that few to begin with. It's just not realistic.

And based on how they both performed tonight, it stands to reason that the Magic would have won even easier had they played Hampton more than they played Randle. So you'd still be mad at the lack of tanking.

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