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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#861 » by RookieStar » Sun May 2, 2021 11:27 pm

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thelead wrote:Throw whatever stats you want to throw out but we were sitting with the second worst record with 9 games to go and we controlled our own floor at the 6th pick. When do we start sitting players for 'rest' like the other teams (minus the Wolves) have done?


The Magic have 9 guys healthy right now. 8 players are flat out not healthy enough to play. Who else can they rest exactly?

They also still control their own destiny for the 2nd worst record and 6th pick floor.

Lose in Detroit and magically (no pun intended) all is right in the tanking world again.


I really think those that were pissed at Cole(or any young rook) winning the game wants us to do the OKC route and sit Cole RJ WCJ down and sign some 10-day GLeague player and replace them every 10 days until the season ends.
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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#862 » by BCS » Sun May 2, 2021 11:51 pm

Yesterday's win is what it is....I had them winning one of the mem game and sixers game to end the season. The win that hurt us really bad recently was the Cavs one. By winning that 1, it pretty much put is in a position of only being able to win 1 more which we already did. Everything from now on has to go perfect, there is no cushion. Lose Out and hope that by the last game of the season we are locked into a position where maybe we can actually root for the young guys to end the season with a win.

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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#863 » by basketballRob » Mon May 3, 2021 2:19 am

OKC can cut it to 1 with 16 seconds left.

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Post#864 » by basketballRob » Mon May 3, 2021 2:46 am

The Kings go up 1 game on the Bulls. They also have 3 games against OKC left. So the Bulls without Vuc and Lavine, probably won't catch them. So the Bulls will likely end up 7th or 8th, depending whether or not they win more games than Toronto.


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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#865 » by mattyBoi » Mon May 3, 2021 3:39 am

We do this EVERY TIME. This is what cost us Luka and Trey last time.
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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#866 » by richi_v25 » Mon May 3, 2021 4:16 am

The NBA literally went out of its way and implemented new rules to stop tanking so why are you guys getting so worked up over a win? In 2019 the Pelicans won the lottery with a 6% chance, if it's meant to be it will. This is meant to be entertainment so enjoy it.
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Post#867 » by pepe1991 » Mon May 3, 2021 5:44 am

This draft isn't deep enough to hope to get Bulls 8th pick, i don't care if they draft top 4 and we get unprotected 2022 pick from them.
Prediction day after Vuc, Gordon, Evan departure - most fans who are celebrating birth of new rebuild will be crying how rebuild is painful before 2022-23 season ends.
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Post#868 » by drsd » Mon May 3, 2021 7:48 am

Sacramento and Toronto both won making the Bulls the 7th worst team.
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Post#869 » by basketballRob » Mon May 3, 2021 11:17 am

Lavine and Vuc are both game time decisions tonight against the 76ers. If they lose, they'll be a full game behind the 8th spot with 7 games left.

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Post#870 » by basketballRob » Mon May 3, 2021 11:23 am

pepe1991 wrote:This draft isn't deep enough to hope to get Bulls 8th pick, i don't care if they draft top 4 and we get unprotected 2022 pick from them.
Almost sounds like when the draft leveled off and we picked Sabonis with the 11th pick. Then Siakam, Levert, and Brogdon were picked after that.

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Post#871 » by Nyce_1 » Mon May 3, 2021 12:54 pm

I swear, that injury report better have Ennis, Ross, Okeke, WCJ on there, later today. Tonight is a MUST LOSE game. Seriously, don't **** around.
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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#872 » by Knightro » Mon May 3, 2021 1:11 pm

Nyce_1 wrote:I swear, that injury report better have Ennis, Ross, Okeke, WCJ on there, later today. Tonight is a MUST LOSE game. Seriously, don't **** around.


Everyone but WCJ is out. Ennis, Ross, Okeke, Porter and MCW are all out.

And the case could be made that he's actually hurting more than he's helping by playing on his bum ankle.
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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#873 » by Knightro » Mon May 3, 2021 1:14 pm

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pepe1991 wrote:This draft isn't deep enough to hope to get Bulls 8th pick, i don't care if they draft top 4 and we get unprotected 2022 pick from them.
Almost sounds like when the draft leveled off and we picked Sabonis with the 11th pick. Then Siakam, Levert, and Brogdon were picked after that.


The flatten out remark happened in 2017 for what it's worth.

Weltman said it when the Magic traded away the 25th pick that year. Guys picked after that included Kyle Kuzma, Derrick White, Josh Hart, Dillon Brooks and Monte Morris.
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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#874 » by Nyce_1 » Mon May 3, 2021 1:40 pm

Knightro wrote:
Nyce_1 wrote:I swear, that injury report better have Ennis, Ross, Okeke, WCJ on there, later today. Tonight is a MUST LOSE game. Seriously, don't **** around.


Everyone but WCJ is out. Ennis, Ross, Okeke, Porter and MCW are all out.

And the case could be made that he's actually hurting more than he's helping by playing on his bum ankle.

Thanks. I've been out of pocket the last few days so haven't seen updated injury report.

Cole/Randle
Harris/RJ
Bacon/Brazdeikis
Wagner
WCJ/Bamba

Is that it? Damn, and we still beat Mem with that (minus new guy). I'm really worried. Our only hope is our guys go COLD and some of theirs go off.
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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#875 » by drsd » Mon May 3, 2021 1:56 pm

Nyce_1 wrote:Is that it? Damn, and we still beat Mem with that (minus new guy). I'm really worried. Our only hope is our guys go COLD and some of theirs go off.


A starting five of Anthony/Harris/Bacon/Wagner/Carter is not a recipie for "lot's of wins". Add to that that the Magic has essentially no bench, there will be a lot of games were the opponent second-unit puts the game out of reach.

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Post#876 » by Nyce_1 » Mon May 3, 2021 2:16 pm

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Nyce_1 wrote:Is that it? Damn, and we still beat Mem with that (minus new guy). I'm really worried. Our only hope is our guys go COLD and some of theirs go off.


A starting five of Anthony/Harris/Bacon/Wagner/Carter is not a recipie for "lot's of wins". Add to that that the Magic has essentially no bench, there will be a lot of games were the opponent second-unit puts the game out of reach.

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I agree, but i was specifically talking about vs Detroit; our bottom-feeder competitors. I don't worry about other teams, but versus other tanking teams, it's a concern. if we can lose tonight, we *SHOULD* be ok rest of the season.

*no telling what new injuries other teams will have or how many will rest guys once playoff seeding is set.
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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#877 » by Viper1500 » Mon May 3, 2021 2:20 pm

richi_v25 wrote:The NBA literally went out of its way and implemented new rules to stop tanking so why are you guys getting so worked up over a win? In 2019 the Pelicans won the lottery with a 6% chance, if it's meant to be it will. This is meant to be entertainment so enjoy it.

I don’t understand why people don’t get it.

We are not tanking for a top 3 pick, per say. We are tanking so we don’t fall from 5 to 7. Finishing bottom 3 would almost guarantee a top 5 pick.


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Re: Race for Ping Pong Balls 

Post#878 » by thelead » Mon May 3, 2021 2:44 pm

Viper1500 wrote:
richi_v25 wrote:The NBA literally went out of its way and implemented new rules to stop tanking so why are you guys getting so worked up over a win? In 2019 the Pelicans won the lottery with a 6% chance, if it's meant to be it will. This is meant to be entertainment so enjoy it.

I don’t understand why people don’t get it.

We are not tanking for a top 3 pick, per say. We are tanking so we don’t fall from 5 to 7. Finishing bottom 3 would almost guarantee a top 5 pick.


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It's too many variables for people to grasp until it hits them in the face?
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Post#879 » by thelead » Mon May 3, 2021 2:45 pm

Jerami Grant and Cory Joseph both out tonight....
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Post#880 » by MagicFan101 » Mon May 3, 2021 2:48 pm

Get the loss tonight and all tank sins are forgiven!

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