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    Who Will Become Really Good First? Jazz or Magic?

    Both have very talented young cores, but lack a defined star. Which team becomes a legit playoff team sooner? I'll just be listing young players with upside as the "core" of team.



    Jazz core: Dante Exum, Enes Kanter, Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors, Alec Burks, Rodney Hood, Rudy Gobert, Jeremy Evans.

    Magic core: Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon, Tobias Harris, Mo Harkless, Elfrid Payton, Nikola Vujevic.

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    Magic. East is better now but the west is fkn loaded

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    Magic because of Defense

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    Jazz should be a tad further ahead at this point considering Hayward and Favors are entering their 5th years. None of that young core for Orlando is as experienced. Are they further ahead? IDK. I think they're both gonna struggle again this year. Magic might just finish with a better record because of the East. I also think they have a bit better depth and defensive potential.
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    I don't believe the Magic will ever be more than first round fodder. They don't have any shooting. You can't win in today's NBA without shooting. Yes, they signed Channing Frye, but he'll have no space to operate with the other guys on the floor. Taking him Phoenix, a shooter's paradise, and sticking him in Orlando is going to murder his numbers.
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    I think the Jazz, only because of how sold I am on Exum as a prospect. I'm not a huge fan of Aaron Gordon, and while I like Oladipo a lot, I don't think they have the shooting they need moving forward. They should be a plus defensive team very soon, but they are going to struggle on the other end of the court. And trust me, as a Bulls fan, I'm totally qualified to render that opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinnsanity View Post
    I don't believe the Magic will ever be more than first round fodder. They don't have any shooting. You can't win in today's NBA without shooting. Yes, they signed Channing Frye, but he'll have no space to operate with the other guys on the floor. Taking him Phoenix, a shooter's paradise, and sticking him in Orlando is going to murder his numbers.
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    The magic might never be an elite offensive team, but the tools are there to be elite defensively. As far as shooting, that's why rob drafted hard working players. They're still so young and still developing.

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    To answer the OP's question, I think the jazz are further ahead right now, but I like the magic's potential better.
    Also, you forgot abut Fournier.

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    Magic blew it by not taking Exum..Jazz never get free agents tho

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    I'm biased, but I definitely think Jazz. They have more balance between offense and defense. They have 5 pgs/wings with potential (Burke, Exum, Burks, Hood and Hayward) and three bits with potential (Kanter, Favors and Gobert).

    I like what Orlando is doing, but the Jazz will be a better team. More balance and more depth.

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    I think both had mediocre off seasons and drafts so I'm unsure

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    jazz are in troube. paying Heyward 15 mil with Favors and Kanter up for deals soon isnt a good start. Ill take the MAgic here bcuz i think the Gordon/Vuc duo is being really underrated in terms of potential and fit. But Sixers over both (not even being a homer)

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    Quote Originally Posted by spreadeagle View Post
    Magic blew it by not taking Exum..Jazz never get free agents tho
    Give me Gordon and Payton over Exum and McDourmett/Saric. The magic made the right choice. I'm not in love with Exum's potential. I like him, and his game, but he's still a project too.

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