December to remember? Brian Schmitz's...

December to remember? Brian Schmitz's memo to the Magic heading...

There are 11 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Dec 7, 2008, titled December to remember? Brian Schmitz's memo to the Magic heading.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

To: Magic From: Brian Schmitz OK, hope you're all packed for the big trip West and didn't stay up too late at Dwight Howard 's house celebrating his 23rd birthday Saturday night/Sunday morning.

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Balm, FL

#1 Dec 7, 2008
Play your hearts out boys. This is the TIME to play your A game. GO MAGIC!!!

Flagstaff, AZ

#2 Dec 7, 2008
Good memo. I hope the Magic players read this, or know of the upcoming situation (playing a whole brutal month, and having to do it very good) some other way and are getting ready. Im as big a Magic fan as another, but I don't think they're focused enough to win these first few tough games, and then I think they'll get into it better and finish out the rest of December good. Ofc, I'd like for nothing more than to be proven wrong and Magic go undefeated in December!

San Pedro, Philippines

#3 Dec 8, 2008
If they will win 80% of their games in this West Coast Journey, then we can say that the Magic will be the team to watch this coming playoff in April 2009. But I still personally believed that they lack PF who can add muscles inside the paint. They can trade Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu to Portland for Jarryd Bayless and Ike Diogu. Orlando will get the needed muscles inside with future all-star point guard while Portland will get a steady point guard and a additional small forward who can shoot 3's to open up the lane for Aldridge and Oden.......

Deland, FL

#4 Dec 8, 2008
Good trade, it would completely wreck our team, but great trade. Remember, we have Dwight, if he plays great, we can win almost every game.

Columbia, LA

#5 Dec 8, 2008
This is one heck of a tough stretch and I agree, it will expose our need for some more muscle down low. DH is great but he could use the help of another big.

Think I said this last year but it still applies: With one added physical PF this team goes from pretty good to pretty scary.

Walsall, UK

#6 Dec 8, 2008
Tryus thomas in an orlando uniform anyone? if we're lucky the bulls haven't seen any footage of JJ since college and they'll gladly make a trade, job done!=)
Cocoa Beach Fan

Springfield, MA

#7 Dec 8, 2008
No doubt, this will tell us where we rank as a team.

I'll tell you, everyone keeps saying we need another PF. I think Tony Battie has been exceptional this year coming off the bench. We didn't have him last year, so we already have one more big than we did last year.

I would love to see us go 8-4 the rest of December, but even if we go 6-6 during this tough stretch. we would still end the month at 21-11, ten games over .500.

We are a good road team, so let's win a couple here out West, starting tonight.


#8 Dec 8, 2008
"The truth will set you free!"


West Monroe, LA

#9 Dec 8, 2008
By the end of this month we will know if the Magic are a true contender or if they are a pretender. It is as simple as that. End of discussion.

Lufkin, TX

#10 Dec 8, 2008
i dont know why....people on this forum are against the MAGIC adding a PF. Tony Battie has done good but him and Gortat can just play back up like 10-12 minutes here and there. DH is good but he NEEDS the help to take them double/triple teams off of him plus his free throws.....lets not go there.

So what do we have for trade Hedo and Jameer......Jameer i wont mind losing but Hedo...he is the only one that moves the ball around and enjoys driving to the basket...instead of just shooting off those 3' we really dont have much to work with. Reddick can go but we wont get anything decent back (i mean you can propose dumb trades like Tyrus THomas for Reddick and Lebron for Reddick...but in the real world it wont work!

United States

#11 Dec 8, 2008
one thing about brian you cant fix stupid

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