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Ghostbusters and Men In Black already had some success on TV as Saturday morning cartoons. Could easily see them adapted to TV as they can be episodic and serial, important elements for shows like these. Just don't remake Ghostbusters, it is perfect the way it is.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 10 Movies That Need to Be Turned Into TV Shows
@JeffAtFSOhio That one was not so crazy, in my opinion. I was not looking for a run-of-the-mill buzzer beater. Magic played good defense on the play, he hit the shot. His team lost the series anywhere, so it does not register for me.
Then again, I am a Magic fan and it was already asking a lot of me to put Game 1 of the 1995 Finals in the 10.
3 months ago on The 10 craziest finishes in NBA history
It was just an impressive performance from the Spurs. They were so in tune and so connected on both ends of the floor (minus those 19 turnovers). They turned it on with that 17-0 run in the second and it was game over. The Magic were frustrated trying to figure out how to crack the defense. Never could do it. They were, like me, kind of at a loss for words after the game when talking about the Spurs.
3 months, 1 week ago on San Antonio Spurs 109, Orlando Magic 91: Tim Duncan emerges
@knickfan212 That is what I have read from all reports. Can't tell if Mike Woodson was right or if someone mis-tweeted that Felton was starting at shooting guard. That might be until Shumpert gets back.
1 year, 5 months ago on Ray Felton: "I've got a big chip on my shoulder"
@MTH I think we will see Ayon and Vucevic competing for that center spot all year long. Vucevic has more long-term potential (because of age). Ayon spent the majority of his professional career overseas. So I think Ayon knows who he is as a player. Vucevic could really be a part of the plan for the future (likely as a backup, but still a good piece).
1 year, 5 months ago on What can we expect from Nikola Vucevic? | September
@CollegeWolf Yeah, I don't think he will change. So much talent and potential wasted. I have no idea why things didn't work out for him in Miami. Another reason why these kids should stay in school and learn a bit more.
1 year, 5 months ago on It's not easy being Beasley
@Jeff Fox Do you have a link, Jeff? Would love to hear more about Jerami.
1 year, 5 months ago on 54 Days to Tip Off | September
@Virginia Perkins Kobe certainly will not take what Dwight pulled last year in L.A. Unfortunately, Stan is enjoying his free time in Orlando. Not coaching the Magic.
1 year, 5 months ago on Behind the awkward Stan Van Gundy/Dwight Howard press conference
@jtshoopsblog It might have been because I was young, but my memories of Horace Grant are a lot fuzzier. He was dealing with a nagging injury from the conference semis and was in there more for his defense. The loss in the 1995 Finals was more of Hakeem just destroying Shaq.
The other thing to remember about that Rockets team is that they were not a true 6-seed. I believe they had a few injuries early on in the season that really put them behind the 8-ball. Then they acquired Clyde Drexler mid-season for Mario Elie. They came back from a 3-1 deficit in the second round against the Suns too. That was not a bad Rockets team.
@jtshoopsblog The Magic are putting a premium on the draft, so they want to have as much information as they can. If Noel or Mohammad are deemed ineligible, they lose some information. I have a feeling Hennigan will tread lightly.
1 year, 6 months ago on Two top prospects under NCAA investigation | August
@Florida Fred I don't think you are in the minority. Most people recognize that Otis Smith is the one that got this team into this mess. A new GM is likely to bring in a new coach. Plus the Magic are all in with Dwight Howard... and Dwight and Stan seem to be a no go. It sucks.
1 year, 10 months ago on Magic Wands: Stan Van Gundy's swan song? | May
@MattBostian I asked this question of a few people. For as few ping pong balls as you would get for being the last team out, you might as well take the extra money you get from the Playoffs and have virtually the same pick. Right now the Magic would pick 20th in the Draft. Most would argue there is not much of a difference between 15-25 in the Draft.
1 year, 10 months ago on Missing Superman | April
@Magician1378 Don't know why Wafer did not play. SVG expressed regret after the game in not playing him more. Don't know what good it would have done. the team just looked lifeless in general.
Duhon is still clearing up some things in "his house" as he describes it after his suspension. Don't really know what is up there. But Van Gundy wanted to give Ish Smith a look at the backup point guard. This was a good chance to do it. He played real well. Dribbles and freelances too much, but that might be what this second unit needs.
1 year, 11 months ago on Back to Earth, one brick at a time | April
Game 6 of that series was one of the worst officiated games I have seen in my lifetime. The building was just as loud with hatred that night. Thanks for sharing the memory Eddy. There are far too many good memories in the O-Rena to recount. Still sad to see it go. I forgot to even look at the remains when I was down in Orlando this weekend. :'-(
1 year, 11 months ago on Au revoir, O-rena
@roberts1966 Otis is very much on the chopping block this summer too. He definitely has not escaped fault here. We will see what happens this offseason.
1 year, 11 months ago on Distractions, questions of effort lead to Van Gundy's murky future | April
@MattBostian Yeah, it is all about how you define improved. And I think Ryan should be considered -- it takes something special to go from bench to starter like this. I am taking Greg Monroe. He has taken a lot of leaps this year and looks like a legitimate post player for the Pistons.
Probably it comes down to Anderson and Lin though. They have the raw numbers and buzz.
1 year, 11 months ago on Ryan Anderson is not the Most Improved Player | March
@JAYoung I think these are all very fair points. I think Stan's greatest shortcoming as a coach is one of his biggest assets -- his perfectionism. You can't blame a coach for feeling a little hesitant to go with lineups and players he is unfamiliar with when his clear object is to win a championship. There are not many teams that could win at the level the Magic want to win at with an assortment of young players.
It is not that Stan Van Gundy has any animus toward rookies or young players -- look at Courtney Lee -- he just does not have confidence in them to perform at the level he needs them to. He has more certainty of what he can get out of Hedo Turkoglu and Jason Richardson than he does out of Earl Clark and DeAndre Liggins. If he had a full training camp and normal practice time, maybe things would have changed.
This is not to say that perhaps SVG should have tinkered with his lineup a bit or been more willing to try guys. He just doesn't have the comfort with some of the new players.
The real problem is that the roster is poorly built. There are not many players who can do more than one thing and the ones that can are underperforming.
1 year, 11 months ago on Magic Wands: Leadership Questions in Orlando | April
@Sherrod I don't remember exactly how I voted (clearly I did vote for Reggie), but I definitely feel like his position on the list is really shaky. He was the best player on his team, but had just one Finals appearance (when he wasn't the best player on his team). Yeah, Jordan was there the same time, but you can't tell me Reggie was at the same level as Jerry West or George Gervin.
Miller had one elite skill. Probably the best shooter of all time. But I don't have a problem leaving him off a top 10 list. He was a fairly one dimensional player when you look at his career.
1 year, 11 months ago on Top Ten NBA Shooting Guards of All-Time | Basketball
@RCognition Explain Courtney Lee then. Or J.J. Redick.
Players can earn Stan's trust. Younger players have a longer way to go than veterans, for sure. But it is not impossible. Not having any practice time is not helping guys like Liggins. Van Gundy does seem to like him a lot though. Will be interesting to see how the team handles him this summer.
1 year, 11 months ago on The tough search for Liggins' opportunity | March
@Magician1378 Yes, the only free agents this summer will likely be Anderson, Liggins and Orton. Nelson has an ETO, but I don't think he will exercise it. Liggins, I would expect to sign the qualifying offer the Magic will give him (for the minimum).
The stretch provision is still very theoretical. But it is going to play a role. I have asked some people about it, and nobody still knows how it will be used.
The stretch provision is a new tool in the collective bargaining agreement that allows teams to get out of bad contracts. What happens is you can waive a player under this provision and stretch out the cap hit over two times the remaining years plus one.
So, for example, let's say the Magic want to waive Jason Richardson after next season. He has 2-years, $12 million left on his deal. The Magic could stretch his cap hit when they waive him so that their cap hit is $12 million over five years instead of $12 million over two. That is $2.4 million per year rather than $6 million per year. Big difference in cap hit.
1 year, 11 months ago on Now what? | March