Speaking of which, what do you all think we do with JJ, his contract being non-guaranteed and all if we get rid of him, I believe, on or before July 7th? I love him and I think $6.19 million is just about the right price for him, but if this team goes into the mentality of getting rid of Dwight and starting over, do you think we hold onto him for potential trade bait still or just let him go?
I don't follow the Magic nearly enough to understand the current trade value Magic players have to your team. My biggest pet peeve on here is when an outsider (meaning someone from outside your main team's forum) comes in and tells you what you should do.
So, instead of doing that, I want to ask everyone about three players specifically: JJ Redick, Ryan Anderson, Hedo Turkoglu.
Would a package of Boozer/Korver/Brewer/1st be enough to net all three of those players? It would work financially as well (inserting the fact it would be partially a sign & trade for Ryan Anderson).
I'm wondering this because I see some people saying they'd like to just cut ties with Redick (even for a 2nd round pick), and some seem to like Big Baby more than Ryan Anderson.
The trade is tough, and I'm sure my fellow Magic fans will just bash Boozer and point out to his awful contract. I don't think he's as awful as most, but that contract is bad. It makes Hedo's look like an absolute bargain. Korver and Brewer are just nice pieces, and that first round pick isn't landing anyone amazing.
If Boozer wasn't such a bad contract I wouldn't be terribly opposed to it, but if Dwight leaves and we're stuck with Boozer, then it becomes an awful trade. It would just be adding too bad of a contract for a team with such a questionable future.
A more traditional PF playing along Dwight, a PF that can score from midrange as well as Boozer can, would help, for sure.
But yeah, I don't think many people here will be fans of it.
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And might D'Antoni be able to bring along his old point guard Steve Nash to Orlando? Might that keep Dwight Howard in town?.Brian K. Schmitz @MagicInsider
Hearing whispers that Mike D'Antoni would be very interested in a vacant Magic coaching job.
I mean, if Mike D can get Nash to Orlando and keep Dwight, then what the hell. I don't really care too much for him, but that makes it worth it. At the very least, we'd be a lot more fun to watch...since Stan is more down to business and defense-oriented, and Mikey is much more up-tempo and offensive oriented.
I would be with it too if he reels in Nash, which makes Dwight stay, but other then that Stan is the better coach.
A JJ interview about how he thought the season went and talks about Dwight for anyone interested.
Another Dwight rumor:
According to Ric Bucher Dwight still wants out because ownership has not been checking on him his since his back surgery,and Bucher said this could be the final straw that Dwight leaves,he said he still prefers Brooklyn#1.
So it's now 3 insiders (Bucher,Stephen A,Broussard)who has said Dwights wants out this summer for Brooklyn.
Did you see how ANGRY Stephen A. was when Dwight decided to stay for 2012-2013???
Would the Magic FO be interested in doing a Boozer for Turkoglu/Redick package then?
Maybe they were concerned with the playoffs
Such a baby. "They weren't given me attention...boo hoo".
And, I don't doubt it. I do think he wants out, and I think besides maybe a week or two this season, he has for a while now.
You can't make that trade if Dwight doesn't commit. Hedo expires before Boozer, and Redick is our best asset.
We don't need Boozer,Big Baby is probally a better player than Boozer right now,and is less cheaper so NO to Boozer.
Meh. Baby had a great playoffs....but Boozer is a better player. Thing is, Boozer gets paid 3X the amount Baby does...that's why it's not worth it.