[Charlotte, NC] After long review on what to say after Tuesday’s game between the Orlando Magic (25-15) and the Charlotte Bobcats (5-31), I have decided to skip the usual recap. Instead, I’m going to preach.
With less than 10 days until the trade deadline, it is officially time to blow this team up, New York Knicks-style.
Magic fans are fooling themselves if they think we have a chance at the title. What a joke. NO CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM COULD LOSE TO A TEAM AS BAD AS CHARLOTTE. Period.
And, not only did they lose to the bottom-dwelling Bobcats, but they lost by an extra-pathetic 16 points to what is by far the worst team in the league. That, plus the nail biter against a similarly horrible Toronto Raptors team the night before says this team is not ready for prime time.
Corey “Spaghetti” Maggette put up an astounding 29 points in 29 minutes. How does that happen to what is supposed to be one of the toughest defenses in the league? I could only imagine what would happen if the Orlando Magic played this way against a real team.
Ryan Anderson continues to be a bright spot for the Orlando Magic
You know, a real team like the Chicago Bulls. Whom they play tonight. Now, I’m not big on the Bulls – personally they remind me of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the LeBron James era – but at least they know how to win.
I hope the Magic can get their act together soon, otherwise it is gonna be an ugly future for the Magic. The only starters putting up consistent numbers are Ryan Anderson and Dwight Howard, both of whom recorded double doubles against the Bobcats (Anderson had 14 and 11, Howard 15 and 17).
Everyone else – except for maybe J.J. Redick (grit, FT%) and Von Wafer (shooting 47.5%) – should be traded to another team or possibly dropped to the D-League. Grow a pair, Magic GM Otis Smith … do something soon! Especially if you want to convince Mighty Dwighty to stay.
The Orlando Magic play their next game in Chicago against the tough-as-nails Bulls. Star Derrick Rose is beat up, but I still expect Da Bulls to win.
My Prediction: Bulls 98, Magic 85
By: Mike Yesenko/Sunshine Slate
Images: Orlando Magic