OrlMagic05 wrote:purpleswordfish wrote:New ownership that actually wants to build a winner. Instead of the current ownership that is happy to put a tanking abomination on the floor year after year. As soon as they got the new building they wanted, they stopped caring about the product on the court.
So you prefer the 2019-2020 Magic? The 8th seed to lose 4-1 in the 1st round over and over again while drafting at #15 every year? What benefit does this have? At least now we have the chance to draft a top player in back to back years. Yes, sometimes that doesn't work, but guess what never works, being a stagnant 8th seed team.
Yes I prefer that. To become good, mediocre sits beforehand. If the Magic had been healthy all year, Orlando would be a totally different team this year. All management choices would have been different with a 2020/21 Magic that makes the playoffs.
Moving forward, the goal in 2022/23 must be to make the playoffs (or play-ins, if that is still there). But in doing that, the Magic will not be "good". The team would be a 35-42 win squad. That's the upside.
Look at Cleveland this year. That's the kind of year the Magic should look towards. For me, do not look at New York Atlanta, flash in the pan rosters last year, as neither roster is not built for growth.