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2020-2021 Regular Season Game 51: Washington Wizards (17-32) at Orlando Magic (17-33)

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Re: 2020-2021 Regular Season Game 51: Washington Wizards (17-32) at Orlando Magic (17-33) 

Post#261 » by fendilim » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:27 am

yoyojw17 wrote:Russ having a good possible mentoring chit chat with Cole after the game. Kinda good to see respect for the young guys. Happy to see cole back.... Healthy and all.

Hampton looking better and better. Good game by him.

Yeah. I was surprised they were even joking to each other after Cole attempted to block Westbrook’s layup at the end of 3rd. Didnt know they know each other
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Post#262 » by ogmagicfan » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:27 am

Happy to see Bamba, Hampton, Cole get heavily involved & shots. Need to figure out a way to keep Okeke involved with other players coming back, hopefully this is just a one game thing. Good loss!
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Post#263 » by ogmagicfan » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:28 am

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yoyojw17 wrote:Russ having a good possible mentoring chit chat with Cole after the game. Kinda good to see respect for the young guys. Happy to see cole back.... Healthy and all.

Hampton looking better and better. Good game by him.

Yeah. I was surprised they were even joking to each other after Cole attempted to block Westbrook’s layup at the end of 3rd. Didnt know they know each other


Cole being a highly regarded high school prospect probably has something to do with that. Just a guess.
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Post#264 » by RookieStar » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:31 am

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yoyojw17 wrote:Russ having a good possible mentoring chit chat with Cole after the game. Kinda good to see respect for the young guys. Happy to see cole back.... Healthy and all.

Hampton looking better and better. Good game by him.

Yeah. I was surprised they were even joking to each other after Cole attempted to block Westbrook’s layup at the end of 3rd. Didnt know they know each other


Cole being a highly regarded high school prospect probably has something to do with that. Just a guess.


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Post#265 » by Knightro » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:39 am

I’m fascinated if Clifford’s decision to basically play all young guys + Ross the entire 4th quarter was just coincidence or an actual plan moving forward the rest of the season.

If it’s the plan, the losses are gonna pile up. Which isn’t a bad thing.
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Post#266 » by thelead » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:40 am

Knightro wrote:I’m fascinated if Clifford’s decision to basically play all young guys + Ross the entire 4th quarter was just coincidence or an actual plan moving forward the rest of the season.

If it’s the plan, the losses are gonna pile up. Which isn’t a bad thing.


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Post#267 » by fendilim » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:53 am

Or clifford realize we need the wizards to win the game
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Post#268 » by RookieStar » Thu Apr 8, 2021 1:53 am

Im just sad Okek3 couldnt continue his double digit scoring or his 2 man game with wcj. As someone said, once we took the ball off Chumas hands, he became less productive.
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Post#269 » by nymets1 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:11 am

I just picked up Wendell Carter when he was playing 30+ minutes per game and now he's back under 30 minutes tonight and he don't earn as much. I got him and Okeke on certain teams and starting to monitor RJ Hampton.
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Post#270 » by fendilim » Thu Apr 8, 2021 2:59 am

I think Clifford just decided to award Bamba the whole 4th cause he was playing well. Nothing to see here really.
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Post#271 » by Blue_and_Whte » Thu Apr 8, 2021 3:05 am

fendilim wrote:I think Clifford just decided to award Bamba the whole 4th cause he was playing well. Nothing to see here really.

Yeah that's what happens when you play well, you earn minutes. Its becoming more evident, as expected with regular minutes, that he's still a poor rebounder but he had an overall good game. Glad to see Cole back, but it was clear that these guys are still getting a feel for each other.
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Post#272 » by Ducklett » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:21 am

Blue_and_Whte wrote:
fendilim wrote:I think Clifford just decided to award Bamba the whole 4th cause he was playing well. Nothing to see here really.

Yeah that's what happens when you play well, you earn minutes. Its becoming more evident, as expected with regular minutes, that he's still a poor rebounder but he had an overall good game. Glad to see Cole back, but it was clear that these guys are still getting a feel for each other.


If Bamba is a poor rebounder that would make WCJ what?
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Post#273 » by Knightro » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:26 am

Ducklett wrote:If Bamba is a poor rebounder that would make WCJ what?


Plenty of things to justifiably criticize Bamba over, but rebounding isn’t one of them.

His career REB% is 17.7% and he’s been over 18% each of the last two years.

WCJ’s a *slightly* better offensive rebounder because he is typically closer to the basket than Bamba is, but Mo’s rebounding overall is one of the few things he does really well.
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Post#274 » by pepe1991 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:25 am

Good tank game, played young folks so fans are pleased and engaged, stil lost, witch is good long term.

As far as Bamba critique goes, rebounding really isn't one of them.

But, as i've said before, Magics starting lineup with Okeke and Wendell Carter simply gets killed in rebounds department. 5 Magic starters had 16 rebounds, 6'4 westbrook had 14 alone
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Post#275 » by drsd » Thu Apr 8, 2021 7:39 am

JBSouthpaw wrote:I want to see our young guys shine, I'm hoping Bacon/Ennis to screw up the win.



Well, this pair combined for 10 points in 36 minutes played.
(( They actually had the "best" plus/minus lines of all starters, whatever that means ))


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Post#276 » by drsd » Thu Apr 8, 2021 7:40 am

What a friggen ABA-style game. Orlando's horrible defense is not something pro-tankers should be wanting to see.

What a joke.
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Post#277 » by GelbeWand09 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 8:37 am

drsd wrote:What a friggen ABA-style game. Orlando's horrible defense is not something pro-tankers should be wanting to see.

What a joke.



Thats what you have to live with when you play so many rookies & young guys. Rookies cant defend in 95% of the cases. For every Isaac or Thybulle, you have 30 Anthony's or Hamptons. But thats normal. OKC with KD & Russ was the worst defensive team too in there first 1-2 years. They gonna learn to defend in the next 2-3 years.

You can tank with young guys and lose 115-130 or you take scrub vets & mid 20's g-leaquers & lose 80-100. I prefer the former for the rest of the season.
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Post#278 » by paperboymafia » Thu Apr 8, 2021 9:23 am

Was damn pleased to see we lost this one whilst playing all the youngsters, 10/10
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Post#279 » by KillMonger » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:03 am

i'm still laughing because bacon has pretty much become a meme
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Post#280 » by Blue_and_Whte » Thu Apr 8, 2021 10:30 am

Knightro wrote:
Ducklett wrote:If Bamba is a poor rebounder that would make WCJ what?


Plenty of things to justifiably criticize Bamba over, but rebounding isn’t one of them.

His career REB% is 17.7% and he’s been over 18% each of the last two years.

WCJ’s a *slightly* better offensive rebounder because he is typically closer to the basket than Bamba is, but Mo’s rebounding overall is one of the few things he does really well.

Bamba isn’t a good rebounder @17% centers should be around 20%. It takes energy, Effort, desire and physicality all thing he can control and improve but all things Mo lacked coming out of college. I still think he’s bad. Gets moved around a lot and takes himself out of position when chasing blocks.

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