Magic machine needs fine-tuning for c...

Magic machine needs fine-tuning for coming playoff run

There are 38 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 12, 2009, titled Magic machine needs fine-tuning for coming playoff run. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

How quickly can things change in the NBA ? Look at the Orlando Magic , Exhibit A. One day you're riding high, the next you're trying to remember how to correctly pronounce Tyronn Lue 's first name.

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rrlarry

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Feb 12, 2009
Wow this playoff picture is as confusing as Obama's stimilus package, we need the NBA and union to regulate a daily drug screen to players coaches and cheerleaders so there is no cheating in the run to the playoffs.
Matthew Abaddon

Orlando, FL

#2 Feb 13, 2009
The Magic need a miracle
virusxx

Parañaque, Philippines

#3 Feb 13, 2009
The magic must find a way to win without jameer nelson. They should have traded for Jerryd Bayless or Sergio Rodriquez of Portland. They are younger than Tyronne Lue. I still believe that they need power forward in the mold of JJ Hickson of Cleveland.
bsquare

United States

#4 Feb 13, 2009
Another little nugget ... Magic play 8 back to backs second half of the season. Crickeee.
Matthew Abaddon

Orlando, FL

#5 Feb 13, 2009
I would be impressed if we had home court first round
Aron

Orlando, FL

#6 Feb 13, 2009
virusxx wrote:
The magic must find a way to win without jameer nelson. They should have traded for Jerryd Bayless or Sergio Rodriquez of Portland. They are younger than Tyronne Lue. I still believe that they need power forward in the mold of JJ Hickson of Cleveland.
You're 100% correct and well said.
Voice of Reason

Orlando, FL

#7 Feb 13, 2009
We still need a valid STARTING pg....any thoughts on going after a miracle trade and picking up Andre Miller from Philly?
Aron

Orlando, FL

#8 Feb 13, 2009
Voice of Reason wrote:
We still need a valid STARTING pg....any thoughts on going after a miracle trade and picking up Andre Miller from Philly?
I don't think Miller would help this team as he is a very inconsistent player and Philly has been playing so much better now that Brand has been out. I think they are 5th or 6th in playoff seeding.

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#9 Feb 13, 2009
...ummm...And Worst of it all, We might face Detroit in the first round...
Dang....
There better be some kinda turnaround here that we havent yet envisioned just like CLEE and JAMEER skipping a grade.

Hmmm...Maybe JJ and Ty luee will start suprising us....
ummm..yeah...

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#10 Feb 13, 2009
Aron wrote:
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I don't think Miller would help this team as he is a very inconsistent player and Philly has been playing so much better now that Brand has been out. I think they are 5th or 6th in playoff seeding.
Besides, Orlando has JAMEER still. So going after a huge PG contract doesnt help this team in the future.
If you make a huge deal and JAMEER comes back, then what?
I have a feeling Magic will make due just like they have in the past with making CLEE and HEDO handle more.
Jon

Orlando, FL

#11 Feb 13, 2009
I think we can forget about home court against the celtics and cavs. If we can hold on to the 3 seed, I would be happy.
Jon

Orlando, FL

#12 Feb 13, 2009
O-MAGIC wrote:
...ummm...And Worst of it all, We might face Detroit in the first round...
Dang....
There better be some kinda turnaround here that we havent yet envisioned just like CLEE and JAMEER skipping a grade.
Hmmm...Maybe JJ and Ty luee will start suprising us....
ummm..yeah...
Weve got to beat Detroit sometime right? I think if we have home court, we can beat them. Theyve always had home court on us, well see when the tables are turned.
Aron

Orlando, FL

#13 Feb 13, 2009
Jon wrote:
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Weve got to beat Detroit sometime right? I think if we have home court, we can beat them. Theyve always had home court on us, well see when the tables are turned.
I'm hoping that the Hawks get the Pistons in the first round and we end up getting Philly. We shall see though. If we tank it hard, then you never know what may end up happening.

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#14 Feb 13, 2009
Phew....I just read all the posts here and man...
No doubt a very sorry game and lack of effort was evident....but obviously c'mon....
Seems like the MAGIC didnt show up at all.

After reading all these posts it seems like everybody has written this team off and assuming we'll be shooting 30%FG and 29%3pts for the rest of the season.
C'mon now...really?

The team needs to get over Jameers loss and make changes. Obviously they have been playing off of Jameer and now they need to go back to arroyo/dooling mindset.

People need to calm down here...jeez...its not the end of the world.

With the way we played and shot so poorly, we still made a run and got pretty close.
It was a very VERY ugly game still seems like we made it interesting at the end.
Hedo 2-12
Lewis 4-13
Peeches 3-12

Really....?? You think that will continue for the rest of the season.

Don't get me wrong....that was a VERY bad way to enter the all star break. But then again, we have a good excuse and I'm gonna use it.
Team still not over Jameer loss.

Ummmmm....DWIGHT....You better have something up your sleeve cause its going to be a shitty allstar if you drop a bomb at the dunk contest and tarnish the Superman image.
I honestly don't know how he is going to top Superman drama.

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#15 Feb 13, 2009
bsquare wrote:
Another little nugget ... Magic play 8 back to backs second half of the season. Crickeee.
Beleive it or not...that is what the Magic like....long rest is a killer for this team.
They always do better with back to backs.

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#16 Feb 13, 2009
Matthew Abaddon wrote:
The Magic need a miracle
Not really....Its just a mental thing.
Once they come to terms with Jameer gone, they'll settle and find another way.

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#17 Feb 13, 2009
Jon wrote:
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Weve got to beat Detroit sometime right? I think if we have home court, we can beat them. Theyve always had home court on us, well see when the tables are turned.
Optimism...I like it....besides if we lose in first round, might as well be Detroit right? lol
I really think we'll be fine.
Mentally we know we can go through first round and we'll be ready by then.
Jon

Orlando, FL

#18 Feb 13, 2009
Rashard has been in a slump lately. Dont count on him winnin the 3 point contest. We need him to pick up the scoring in Jameers absence.

“Life's a Beach”

Since: Dec 07

Cocoa Beach

#19 Feb 13, 2009
virusxx wrote:
The magic must find a way to win without jameer nelson. They should have traded for Jerryd Bayless or Sergio Rodriquez of Portland. They are younger than Tyronne Lue. I still believe that they need power forward in the mold of JJ Hickson of Cleveland.
j

Again, how do you know Otis didn't try and trade for these guys or anyone else. What would you have to giveup?

Who knows and I'm sure you're not in the loop of NBA GM's and know who is available and who's not.

Let's leave the GM job up to Otis and the rest of you Yahoo's root for what we have.

“Life's a Beach”

Since: Dec 07

Cocoa Beach

#20 Feb 13, 2009
Voice of Reason wrote:
We still need a valid STARTING pg....any thoughts on going after a miracle trade and picking up Andre Miller from Philly?
Yeah, I'm sure they want to trade him when they are in the playoff hunt. Yeah, maybe we could trade AJ for Andre Miller.....

See what I mean! Give me a break!

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