since the magic are not gonna sign rasheed now, and turk is long gone. im hoping we can get mcdyess or bass . so if you was a gm who would sign?
Bass is young and Mcdyess is not. Therefore get Bass.
we can get him.
Bass is more popular than McDyess right now so it depends on how much money you can offer.
If I were the Mavericks I would resign Bass.
Magic have enough young talent on that roster already, I would be shocked to see Bass sign there. I would think the Magic would like to add a veteran to the roster. McDyess still has some game too.
Although I think Bass and McDyess would help make the Magic definite title winning threats. Both of them are role guys who would look great as the tough rebounding 4 next to Dwight. If either of them sign with Orlando, teams are in trouble. Without Turkoglu, they lose that extra match-up problem their front court provided before, but with a guy like Bass or McDyess, it most likely would not hurt them. With Hedo and Shard you had two guys who were 6'10 or bigger, but neither provided much help on the boards, and against the Lakers one was constantly neutralized. If you get a guy to play 4 next to Dwight and move Shard to his more natural 3 spot, than the Magic will be extremely difficult to beat. Being a fan of different teams to win other than Orlando, I definitely hope against them signing a Bass or McDyess, but if they do, than they might do more than just get to the finals.
i think either Bass, or McDyess will go to Portland.
i wouldn't sign either of them...I would rather go after Big Baby
Bass, he's younger and more athletic
I think either guy would be a great addition, but I think that McDyess would not only be able to play with Howard, but also play some center when Howard is out. He is a way better and probably going to be a much cheaper upgrade over Gortat.
Don't get me wrong though. I would love to see someone as athletic and physical as Bass next to Howard. Speaking of Bass, I heard he was interested in New Orleans. Why in the world would he go back there? He didn't get any playing time until he left them and the same coach is there.
By the way, No on Big Baby. He's not as good as either of those two. He's a nice role player that's probably going to get overpaid for a good playoffs. We have seen how that tends to work out for teams. Jerome James made a fortune on it. The same almost happen to Bonzi Wells (Kings got lucky), but he's not even in the league anymore.
I would sign McDyess because I feel he would go to Orlando for less money than Bass will. He also has championship experience and would be an excellent back-up/injury starter since Battie is gone and if Gortat doesn't re-sign. I think the Magic need a decent rebounding big man of the bench that can also score when needed. Mcdyess fits this mold opposed to Glen Davis, who can score but is a very poor rebounder for his size. The Magic already have plenty of scorers.