Orlando Magic guard Mickael Pietrus h...

Orlando Magic guard Mickael Pietrus hopes to make up for lost time

There are 36 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Mar 29, 2009, titled Orlando Magic guard Mickael Pietrus hopes to make up for lost time. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The names of Kobe Bryant , LeBron James and Joe Johnson were evoked after the Orlando Magic signed Mickael Pietrus last summer as a free agent.

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Aron

Sanford, FL

#21 Mar 30, 2009
I like MP, but it's his fault he isn't starting. He has shown a lack of self control when driving to the basket, thus leading to his injuries. Right now he is playing like crap and deserves to be on the bench. His shooting stroke is way off. It's probably because his wrist still isn't 100%, like he said, but he needs to take his medicine and rest.

Lee has been the brightest shining star this whole season. Turkeyglue has played like crap all season long. Rashard has been up and down with his erratic play. Dwight has gotten into foul trouble and feuds with the refs all year long, although he is still producing at a high level. Granted Lee is just a rookie, but for a rookie he's producing at a very good level, this on a team stacked with SG's. It's been very impressive.
LMAO

AOL

#22 Mar 30, 2009
When Golden State dumped Pieface on Otis for that $24mil I told you all he was NOT a defensive player nor smart enough to learn SVG's game sets.
He is a bench sitter that has none NothingAtAll in six years... much like Hedo who has had One Good Year out of nine or Lewis who has had what? Maybe 3 good years?

Magic Journeyman team built by Otis will fold like my card table at the end of the poker game when they get up against a top 5 team.

That's not all bad guys as that gets them more time off to spend some of that Big Magic $$$$ they get from Otis, LOL.

I hope they all have a wonderful summer with the wives, girlfriends, families... and comeback next year to Still be a 8th or 9th ranked team again!

:)

“Orlando Magic........... ......”

Since: Jul 07

Magic land

#23 Mar 30, 2009
ADD wrote:
Pietrus is a waste of money for this organization. It's like the reincarnation of the injury bug we had for those recent years with you know who. Lee is consistent in his defense and Redick is actually coming into his own as a full player, offensive and defensive. Leave him on the bench. When we need a clutch defensive and offensive threat, I'll stick with Lee and Redick for the wing players.
The guy gives you 100% every second he is in the court.

To play that soon after a broken wrist shows his dedication and love of the game.

Yes ! he has been injured a lot this year but he got hurt playing hard on the court.

I just wish someone would teach him how too fall.
Tiffany

New York, NY

#24 Mar 30, 2009
pietrus wont see that much time,especailly since courtney steped up his game
baller

Orlando, FL

#25 Mar 30, 2009
pistons fans go away!

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#26 Mar 30, 2009
Did anybody see how Rafer Started yelling at CLEE when he was not at his spot against Boston?
That was freaking awesome to see....
And its only the beginning.....Once Rafer keeps getting confortable with the guys, watch him pump this team up in the playoffs.

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#27 Mar 30, 2009
Dang....
I doubt we'll be able to hold the #2 seed because that will take use winning the rest of the games unless Boston hits a stump on the road which I don't see them doing.
They have a very easy schedule remaining and only 1 tough game against Cavs.
We have more games remaining with some teams that we can easily take a night off.
I'd say 3seed is secure and 2 is not gonna happen.
Boston will not lost to some sorry team but Orlando could.
The rock

Oviedo, FL

#28 Mar 30, 2009
Pietrus is a solid player playing with an injury. This is what every TRUE fan wishes of his teams players. He is going to be great with us once he is healed. He can get to the basket better then anyone else on the team.

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#29 Mar 30, 2009
The rock wrote:
Pietrus is a solid player playing with an injury. This is what every TRUE fan wishes of his teams players. He is going to be great with us once he is healed. He can get to the basket better then anyone else on the team.
True indeed, his consistency is off due to being in and out of the lineup.
He'll be huge for us next season if not the playoffs.
Goose

Winter Park, FL

#30 Mar 30, 2009
I hope Iverson is playing with Detroit when it comes to the post season against Orlando. He will drag that team down and we should easily win the first four.

“If you say it, back it up”

Since: Jan 08

Ocoee, FL

#31 Mar 30, 2009
Next season, Pietrus won't even be able to touch C.Lee even if he is healthy. Hopefully, we can unload him for cap space. As long as he is healthy, Pietrus will always find a spot on some club.
Magic Fan Mark

Deland, FL

#32 Mar 30, 2009
Roberthenry wrote:
Thank God for Lee or we really would have been in deep ****.
Lets hope Pietrus can do a good job in the defensive end,
We still had Bogans. We would have kept him if Lee didn't work out.

I'm hoping Pietrus fits in better in the playoffs. You can tell that the injuries this year have really hurt his game. I love his energy and athleticism.

“Are You Kidding Me? SHAQ left?”

Since: Feb 08

Orlando[Alt.Springs]-Houston

#33 Mar 30, 2009
Michael in Ocoee wrote:
Next season, Pietrus won't even be able to touch C.Lee even if he is healthy. Hopefully, we can unload him for cap space. As long as he is healthy, Pietrus will always find a spot on some club.
That is also a possibility. Trade for a bruiser yet create additional wiggle room for Hedo's Moola!
Magic Fan Mark

Deland, FL

#34 Mar 30, 2009
Michael in Ocoee wrote:
Next season, Pietrus won't even be able to touch C.Lee even if he is healthy. Hopefully, we can unload him for cap space. As long as he is healthy, Pietrus will always find a spot on some club.
Why would we want to unload Pietrus? He can play either the SG or SF position and he is athletic and a good defender. We have room on the team and a need for both guys.
Magic Fan Mark

Deland, FL

#35 Mar 30, 2009
Trading for a "big bruiser" doesn't make sense to me. Our offense is crafted to have 4 guys on the 3point line. Where would you use a "big bruiser" in this offense?

We have two guys; Battie and Gortat that could play the big bruiser role if asked to but that is not how Van Gundy's offense is crafted.

Instead we have Rashard a SF playing at the PF spot. Van Gundy could correct this right now if he wanted but this is working and he will stick with it.
Luis

Plano, TX

#36 Mar 30, 2009
The pistons has owned us since Tmac infamous remark when the Magic were leading 3-1 in the 2002 playoffs when he said "it is so sweet to finally be in the second round" Thanks a lot Tmac for getting the Pistons fired up.

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