Originally Posted by MTing
I agree but that doesn't mean they won't come in with a 'revenge' mentality. This is the NBA after all and upsets happen all the time. We should have beaten a undermanned Timberwolves team but we did not. Our team is still working out its kinks so don't be surprised to see a more competitive game.
Also I think Joe and Deron will eventually get on the same page. Even D-Wade and LeBron needed a few games to get used to each other, so will they.
I see your point, but the Magic team is way worse than the Nets team so I aint really worried. It takes Deron, Johnson and Brook Lopez all having a below 30% FG shooting for us to lose. The Wolves are 4-1 right now, Rick Adelman is doing a magnificent job in terms of coaching. Different story, although blowing 22pts lead is kinda unacceptable.
I am sure they will get used to each other. Remember Wade and Lebron actually do not fit each other pretty well on the same team, both of them need the ball in their hands. Good news for us is that Joe Johnson can play without the ball, just like his old days in Phoenix Suns. He just has to adjust a bit since its been a while since he played with a ball-dominant PG.