Houndy wrote:I like this Palmer kid
Andrew wrote:Palmer is definitely coming into his own. Looks like you might miss out on the MVP, but perhaps Carlos can capture ROY honours.
Axel. wrote:Stan returning to form. Nice to see you won the nail-biter against Memphis. James Palmer sure is something.
megarover wrote:It looks like the younginS are starting to really take charge on the team. Palmer even took all of T-Mac's shine
Thierry • wrote:You have a solid appearance on your roster almost every year
Valor wrote:Mario Carlos skywalking in that dunk 49-11 is damn awesome
Andrew wrote:Strong round with a few players taking turns stepping up to lead the way. Par for the course.
Lamrock wrote:Though you're unlikely to post your best record to date, this might be the best squad you've put together so far.
Andrew wrote:70 may now be out of the question, but you're still going to finish with a very impressive record, the top seed in the West with homecourt advantage throughout the postseason and I have to believe another Larry O'Brien trophy.
Thierry • wrote:67+ wins is my prediction, impressive.
Valor wrote:Nice to see those old Warriors jerseys again Awesome game winner
Andrew wrote:A true all-around team effort against the Bucks.
Thierry • wrote:I am missing something, how old is Perko now?
Axel. wrote:Odd loss against Atlanta, but it's natural for every good team to have one every now and then. Nice to see Perko having monster games, crazy numbers. Looking forward to the playoffs.
The East Playoffs will be exactly how it reads.
The Lakers will have the 4th seed, pushing Minnesota and San Antonio down a spot.
Signature Skill/s: Post Proficiency
After to a slow start, Stan ended the season strong. His 10.1 points per game don't look spectacular on paper, but his efficiency was outstanding, as he shot 61.9 percent from the field. This led to him being selected on the All NBA Second Team. Stan picked up the slack when Taylor MacKenzie dropped off and he could well have an even bigger role next season.
Signature Skill/s: Post Playmaker, Dimer, Scrapper, Eraser, Break Starter, Defensive Anchor (too many?)
It wasn't one of his triple-double seasons, but Perko led the Nuggets in rebounds (9.3), assists (7.2) and blocks (2.2). Despite these seemingly moderate numbers, Perko continues to be someone with all the signature skills mentioned above. He was named to the All NBA First Team and the All Defensive Second Team.
Signature Skill/s: Highlight Film
Julian had a breakout year with the Nuggets. The sophomore scored 11 points per game and basically put Dennis Anderson out of the rotation. He's more of a post-up guy than a jump shooter, which is slightly unusual for a TNL wingman, but what he lacks in the shooting department, he more than makes up for in athleticism. It's more than likely that he'll lose his starting spot to Mario Carlos next season; but Julian Chandler's performance this season will go a long way to making him a key piece for future title runs.
Signature Skill/s: Shot Creator, Interceptor, Pick Pocket
T-Mac is on the wrong side of 30, and towards the end of the season, it was beginning to show. His numbers weren't bad - 15.3 points per game off 46.7 from the field - but his ability to show up offensively wasn't always a given. While he was inconsistent on the offensive end, he was already a threat on defense with his steals. He led the league once again in steals per game with 2.2, which led to him being selected to the All Defensive First team once again.
Signature Skill/s: Closer, Microwave
Palmer's reputation as Denver's clutch man continued to grow this season, making shot-after-shot when the team needed a closer. He was the Nuggets third best scorer, with 13.3 points per game at 42.6 percent (35.7 3pt) from the field. At this stage of his career, he's defined as a 4th quarter specialist. To make the next step up, he probably needs to be a more consistent shooter from the field and produce his 4th quarter intensity during the other three quarters of the game.
Signature Skill/s: Highlight Film, Hustle Points
Mario Carlos looks like he's going to be an outstanding player. His 13.8 points per game (55.5FG%) off the bench was good enough for not only the Rookie of the Year, but the 6th man trophy as well. This is a feat that only Taylor MacKenzie has achieved before him. Mario is a power forward stuck in an athletic swingman's body. He's extremely comfortable posting up, and he's pretty handy on the boards as well. He could be utilised at the 4 when the Nuggets are looking for a small lineup to run opponents out of the game. There's a similarity with Josh Smith, in that, if he develops an outside shot, he'll be unstoppable (thanks Steve Kerr).
Signature Skill/s: Microwave, Spot Up Shooter, Deadeye
Vince had another terrific season from beyond the arc, shooting 42.8 percent; he also shoots 47.6 percent from the field. When you compare him to Palmer, his numbers are generally better across the board. But as Denver look to develop Palmer, he'll have to settle for being a super-sub on one of the best teams of all time.
Signature Skill/s: Eraser
He may be the oldest man in the league, but he's still surprisingly one of the best centres. Still capable of the odd monster game on offense, and he's still a dominant force on defense. Howard might play until he's 45.
Signature Skill/s: Lockdown Defender
It was a turbulent season for Dennis; he began the season in the starting 5, then he turned into a bench warmer. He's only just starting to pick up consistent minutes again in his secondary position behind Borislav Perko. Despite being labelled as a contract, Anderson is a guy who can guard anyone from 1-to-4. His offense is a little lacking though.
Signature Skill/s: Shot Creator
Although used sparingly for most of the season, John Rice also has a bright future with Denver. When he was on the court, he proved to have an excellent midrange shot off the dribble and kept opponents honest from three point range. He's probably going to be a prospect for the Nuggets the next season or so, but he could very well get them 10-15 points off the bench on any given night.
Signature skill/s: Finisher
The former MVP was inactive for the best part of the season, but he played himself into the rotation in the last two games against the Kings. He could be an X-Factor for the Nuggets in this championship run.
Signature Skill/s: Hustle Points
Axel was somewhat of a forgotten man once again, as Perko's backup minutes generally went to a better perimeter shooter. When he does get minutes, he adds great rebounding on both ends.
Signature skill/s: Deadeye
Durant had some standout games during the season, providing a real spark off the bench. But when he was on, the Nuggets were weaker on the defensive end. If there was a way to combine his offense with Anderson's defense, you'd have yourself one helluva player.
Signature skill/s: Hustle Points
Lawrence was held back for most of the season, since between Stan and Dwight, the centre position was well covered. His athleticism (or lack of it) holds him back as well.
Signature skill/s: Scrub
It was really sad to see Jim Simon regress as much as he did in his sophomore season. It turns out though that his comparison to Adam Morrison; it was actually unfair to Adam Morrison. AMMO's second season saw him shoot 36 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from three: Jim Simon's second season saw percentages of 31.5 and 27.4. It's hard to label the last pick of an NBA Draft a bust, but percentages like that are unlikely to get you playing time for a cellar dweller, letalone the best team in the league. Prediction: he'll get his second ring and leave the NBA to play in Australia.
Andrew wrote:Nice idea incorporating 2K13's Signature Skills as part of the player review. Strong finish to the regular season, nice to see another Rookie of the Year in Denver. Best of luck in the Playoffs, hoping to see another championship to cap off the season.
Phil89 wrote:It's weird seeing Durant not even make your bench.
Good luck getting ring number ?.. I wanna say 13, but it's probably not quite that many? (There is like 7 seasons missing from the first post with the year by year table. I've lost track of how much jewellery you have acquired)
Mark. wrote:Good luck for your playoffs. Hard to comment on the match-up further than what your preview says as I have no idea who the players really are! Very impressive to have come this far
Phil89 wrote:A lot of brooms used out west. The top two from the east getting eliminated should help you if/when you make the finals. Logic suggests that anyway, I don't know what those teams are like in this game.
Good to see you were able to get some screenshots before the servers shut down.
The X wrote:Glad to see this one still going. How many seasons can you do in Live '10 dynasty mode? And secondly, do you think you'll get it all wrapped up by mid-year before the OE?
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