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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.91
    Originally posted by chuckc14
      Originally posted by Broncolanche
      I have but two words as it pertains to Orlando from this trade: Ewing. Theory.


    I think the same theory could be applied to Houston considering who they got rid of...


This doesn't qualify for the Ewing Theory. McGrady would've had to leave as a free agent and Reece Gaines would've had to lead Orlando to playoffs for it to qualify. There isn't anything in there that involves a trade.

Also, I think Orlando will be lucky to win 30 games next year, unless they get some better guys or if Dwight Howard is a lot better than I think he's going to be. I think Howard over Okafor (short-term) is going to look like a disaster for Orlando.

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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.64
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    This doesn't qualify for the Ewing Theory.


Actually it fits perfectly, according to your link.

    Originally posted by Bill Simmons

    Eventually, we decided that two crucial elements needed to be in place for any situation to qualify for "Ewing" status:

    1. A star athlete receives an inordinate amount of media attention and fan interest, and yet his teams never win anything substantial with him (other than maybe some early-round playoff series).

    2. That same athlete leaves his team (either by injury, trade, graduation, free agency or retirement) -- and both the media and fans immediately write off the team for the following season.


1. McGrady receives lots of media and fan interest despite his team being terrible.

2. He left his team by trade and you just said they won't win 30 games.




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ARGH! When I read (or skimmed) the list of examples, there wasn't ONE (except arguably the Mariners) of his top ten Ewing Theory examples that involved a trade. Bastard.



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Rudoublesedoublel: For Flea or any other Orlando fans, what do you all think of Keith Bogans? Does he have a future in Orlando? As a UK mark, I really hope that he has a chance to be succesful ala Tayshaun Prince in Detroit or Jamaal Magliore in New Orleans.

He definitely has potential - in my opinion he was a better College player than Prince, but was rated "mediocre" coming into the pros. I think he is a steal and someone you would want on your roster - the problem is, the Magic have a horrible history of 1. failing to develop young players and 2. if they happen to be any good at all, they get TRADED. Good example - he played quite a bit last year, but his experience mainly consisted of running down the court, watching T-Mac shoot a flyer and then run back down to not play defense...repeat cycle and lose games in a row by the dozen.

The bright side is the new Powers That Be appear to have a plan in place, which means Bogans may maybe only get 15-18 minutes, but they will be quality vs. quantity. The one thing I don't want to see is a team that needs a direction and a safe way to wins games / get some confidence start playing the style of ball that allowed Detroit to win the Championship.

Congrats to them winning, but I would rather go blind than to watch them turn the most exciting game there is into an abortion. Pat Reilly tried that nonsense and got bitch-slapped...Larry Brown got lucky. Although, that last game, where they free-wheeled, shot the fucking ball and scored 100 points was fabulous, but the rest was garbage. I hope the Magic do not go that direction, but I could understand if they did...I can't see another team beating Detroit next year (barring injury). That includes the West, depending on what happens with Shaq. SHOOT! CRZ: "Defense is for SUCKAS!". Damn right.

JayJayDean: Also, I think Orlando will be lucky to win 30 games next year, unless they get some better guys or if Dwight Howard is a lot better than I think he's going to be. I think Howard over Okafor (short-term) is going to look like a disaster for Orlando

I thought the same thing - until they got J. Nelson in trade and sent T-Mac packing. 30 games? I'll take that bet. Already having exposed myself as a crowing fanboy Magic catfish in an earlier post, I'll bet they go .500! Give me odds and I bet they win more games than T-Mac plays next year! Enough already, we are not supposed to be talking Basketball this time of year anyway...

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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Thanks for the info on Bogans, I hope he has a future there. I don't know if I'd say he was better in college than Tay though - Keith had a rough junior season that really hurt his stock; at the same time, he probably had better intensity at all times than Tay.

The best thing about Bogans and his Tubby pedigree is that he believes in playing defense - that should keep him in the league.
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