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  1. Bogdan Bogdanovic 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    C Webb doesn't know anything.
  2. Anthony Davis Season Outlook 2017-2018

    Yea, we should just change the name of this thread to... The AD Injury Watch & Fantasy Owners Emotional Support Group 2017-2018
  3. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    Mario's best minutes have come from the PF position. Which is AG's spot. Also, J Simmons was literally JUST paid by the magic in the summer. The same summer that they decided they didn't like Mario. Honestly, I get everyone wanting Mario to continue being Super Mario, but every single arrow points to a big, fat NO. I get it. I have him too. I want him to keep doing this and be an amazing waiver pickup. Unfortunately, he's not going to, because Magic not only have no incentive to play him, they have incentive to NOT play him. The less other teams notice and take interest in Mario, actually BETTERS the Magic's chances to resign Mario. If I was the Magic, I'd be hoping to put him back into small minutes, and hoping he sucks in those minutes. That way, he won't command more $ than his rookie option, and THAT would allow me to resign him. We all just need to prepare for the huge, inevitable drop off that's coming after the ASB. Sad. Face.
  4. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    In a keeper I'd totally try to get Mario. He'll definitely put up some good numbers in a good situation. It's almost next to impossible that he'll get 25-30+ min when Vooch and AG are back. Let alone when you also add Isaac and Ross into the pot. Plus the fact that as was previously discussed, Magic not only have no reason to showcase him, it's actually beneficial for them if Mario loses value in the eyes of the league. (Though it's probably too late for that. Magic just screwed themselves by not picking up his option).
  5. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    they have not much else to hope for so....
  6. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    Found an interesting article that explains it (little bit older, but seems it's still same in new CBA): When a team declines an option on a rookie scale contract, two important things happen: 1. The player in question will be an Unrestricted Free Agent after that season. 2. The amount of the option that the team declined is the most the team that has the player when that contract ends can pay him the following summer. The CBA puts that second restriction on to avoid a situation where a franchise could game the rookie scale by agreeing with a player to decline an option and paying them a higher salary, presumably on a longer deal. Remember that second round picks do not have this rule which explains why the Rockets could have matched Chandler Parsons’ big contract after declining a small team option. This salary restriction includes exceptions like the Mid-Level and Bi-Annual or even cap space- teams cannot pay more for that season than the option would have been, simple as that. Major League Baseball goes the other way here and allows players to replace low salary and arbitration years (often in exchange for signing away free agency years) but the NBA’s soft cap and smaller rosters make this restriction a smart one. Additionally, the team also has a cap hold for the amount they would have paid the player under his rookie scale contract for the following season, though they can renounce it to clear the space. Let’s use Thomas Robinson as an example. Portland had a team option for the 2015-16 season that would have paid T-Rob about $4.66 million. Declining it means that Robinson will be an Unrestricted Free Agent this summer free to sign with anyone he likes without matching or compensation. While he can sign with any of the other 29 teams for whatever amount he likes from his minimum to his maximum, Robinson cannot come to any agreement with Portland that would have his first-year salary higher than that approximately $4.66 million amount. In an interesting twist, it appears that Article VII, Section 6(m)(4) of the CBA puts that salary limitation on the team that has the player when his rookie scale contract ends rather than the team that declines the option. This would mean that if Portland traded Robinson during this season, the salary restriction would shift from the Blazers to the team that acquired him. This situation seems awfully unlikely but is fun to ponder nonetheless.
  7. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    Yea.. if it wasn't for the Magic being so ridiculously dumb, Hezonja would've been a great dude to hold onto for rest of season. I'm just very glad I'm not a fan of the Magic lol. They've lost threw away Oladipo, Harris, signed like 3 centres to big contracts at the same time... lol, gave up on Payton, stupidly gave up on Hezonja... It really is endless lol.
  8. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    I think it was Zach Lowe's podcast or Josh Lloyd or something where I heard it, but yea. I didn't know until I heard it too. Apparently, if you decline the rookie option, the team that declined the option can only resign him at that exact price. Whereas because he's an UFA, other teams can sign for whatever they want to. So yea, it's pretty much exactly as you say. Any team who declines a rookie option, is pretty much automatically forfeiting a player they've been developing. Which is why it's totally a bonkers move for a rebuilding team like the Magic to decline ANY of their players' rookie options, even if the player was total crap. (which is what Hezonja was last year, but they should no way have declined it) I'm not 100% on this, because I'm just relaying information I heard, but (either Zach or Josh) was very matter-of-fact about it. Wasn't like a matter of opinion. So it seems like it's just one of those weird quirks of the CBA. And pretty much why you like NEVER see an NBA team decline a rookie option. And proof how how just total crap the Magic organization is. His rookie option would've been for $5,167,231, so it isn't a tiny number, but considering the potential he's showing, he should be able to potentially get more. So in this scenario, it kinda would make sense for the Magic to tank his value as much as possible, so that his value at least matches the above number. That way they'll have a chance to be able to resign him come summer. Edit: Asked both dude's on twitter, got reply from Josh Lloyd saying "yes". It really is too bad, because Hezonja has shown what he's about this year. It likely won't be on the Magic next year, but hopefully he can go somewhere he can be trusted and blossom. Depending on where he ends up, I'd def put him on my draft board.
  9. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    To follow up, he shows potential, he's super young. He's an unrestricted FA in the summer, and Magic can only pay him his rookie salary if he chooses to stay. Not gonna happen unfortunately =(
  10. Mario Hezonja 2017-18 Season Outlook

    The most the magic can pay him is his rookie salary because they declined picking up his rookie option. There's no way he's staying in Orlando for that amount.
  11. Josh Jackson 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    At least... it wasn't 0/13? =D
  12. Josh Jackson 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    hold on to your seats everyone. here it comes. lol 2/13 and counting. If he can go 10/10 from here on out, he can get to 12/23!
  13. Luke Kornet 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    Currently more like Kornetsa.................. Jury's still out whether the word can be completed or not lol. At least Linsanity lasted a few weeks lol.
  14. Myles Turner 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    As crap as this guy has been.. it ended up being a better choice than going with Porzingis in the 2nd round lol. At least if you're in a h2h league.
  15. Taurean Prince 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    Yea.. it's true. When he had trash games earlier in the season, coach still gave him minutes in the 30s. He's not getting that leash anymore. One too many times being complete trash. I hate this guy... Can't drop in a 14 teamer because of upside, but every one of these pure trash games is SO HURTFUL PRINCE STOP DOING THIS PLEASE STOP!