Knightro wrote: BaunceyChillups wrote:
ogmagicfan wrote:Magic are absolutely gonna be a top 3 worst team in the NBA this season, if anything they’re probably favorites for the worst..
They were *barely* a bottom 3 team last year even with Bacon leading the team in minutes and literally no point guard on the roster for a good number of games. There is 100% a scenario where Suggs is relatively good from day 1, all the young players see some improvement and a healthy Isaac propels the team to a 27-30 win situation. That's not likely because injuries will happen and development is not linear, but it's definitely a possibility.
They played over 60% of the season with veterans and a coach who were trying to win.
They went 6-22 after the trades, which is a .214 winning percentage.
Extrapolate that over 82 games and that's a 17-18 win pace.
For argument's sake, let's say they won't be quite as bad as that because they have guys coming back from injuries and such and you an probably add 4-5 wins to that.
That's still low 20s in wins.
So say we keep up that pace
How many wins will JI, Fultz, Suggs, wagner and improved Cole\Hampton\Okeke add?
Id say those guys are good for another 10 wins
So not impossible to see this as a 30 win team.
Will they? probably not, but its not impossible and it wouldnt surprise me one bit
Personally id prefer another 15-20 win season and getting a shot at Banchero\duran\chet or Bates if hes eligible, but i dont think its a forgone conclusion that we will be that bad