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Re: 13/14 Wizards [0-1] - Spurs go 'all-in' for title

Postby mrmoves20 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:00 am

The Spurs look great! I'm liking this story more and more!
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [0-1] - Spurs go 'all-in' for title

Postby Mark. on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:19 am

Yeah real power move by the Spurs!

Atlanta looks solid still too. Would probably have Danny Green starting though, that is a small back court right now.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [0-1] - Spurs go 'all-in' for title

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:46 pm

3/11/13

Washington Wizards [0-1] vs Toronto Raptors [0-2]

Wizards grab first win in home opener

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WAS - 30 27 25 26 108
TOR - 20 29 22 23 94

Player of the Game: Rudy Gay
(34pts, 3reb, 4ast, 1blk)


Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 34
Jose Calderon - 18
Andrea Bargnani - 16
Nerlens Noel - 16
Bradley Beal - 16
John Wall - 15
Landry Fields - 13

Assists
John Wall - 15
Jose Calderon - 6

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 6
Amir Johnson - 6
Landry Fields - 5
Bradley Beal - 5


Wooo! Finally managed a win on my own! :mrgreen:
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [0-1] - Spurs go 'all-in' for title

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:48 pm

Durant35 wrote:Damn. Spurs are definitely contenders. Nice signing of Liggins! Did you see how he plays with the Thunder?

They do look pretty scary. A little bit of foul trouble and they aren't so tough though. :cheeky: Glad I'm in the eastern conference.

Liggins has been pretty good lately. Hopefully he can learn a bit from Tony Allen here and become my Sefolosha.

mrmoves20 wrote:The Spurs look great! I'm liking this story more and more!

Thanks. :) I always like to have teams follow a strategy rather than just randomly trading for players.

Mark. wrote:Yeah real power move by the Spurs!

Atlanta looks solid still too. Would probably have Danny Green starting though, that is a small back court right now.

I always read about Josh Smith moving to Dwight's team. So why not do it in this game and give them a new big three to replace Duncan, Ginobili and Parker.

I just did that line-up by ratings.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [1-1] - First win of the season

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:08 pm

7/11/13

Toronto Raptors [0-3] vs Washington Wizards [1-1]

Wall continues his great early season form in Toronto

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TOR - 25 16 21 31 93
WAS - 35 23 17 30 105

Player of the Game: Rudy Gay
(20pts, 10reb, 4ast, 2stl, 3blk)


Top Scorers
Landry Fields - 22
Rudy Gay - 20
John Wall - 19
Bradley Beal - 18
Kyle Lowry - 18
Nerlens Noel - 16
Andrea Bargnani - 14
Amir Johnson - 11
Derrick Favors - 11
Patrick Patterson - 10
Jose Calderon - 10

Assists
John Wall - 15
Kyle Lowry - 11
Jarrett Jack - 5
Jose Calderon - 5

Rebounds
Rudy Gay - 10
Derrick Favors - 7
Kyle Lowry - 7
Andrea Bargnani - 6
Amir Johnson - 5
Landry Fields - 5
JJ Hickson - 5
Bradley Beal - 5


Wall is averaging 17 points and 15 assists in the three games so far. (17/16, 15/15, 19/15) :cool:
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [2-1] - Pair of wins against Raptors

Postby Durant35 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:33 pm

So you're gonna pattern the Wizards with the Thunder?
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [2-1] - Pair of wins against Raptors

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:36 pm

Durant35 wrote:So you're gonna pattern the Wizards with the Thunder?

Sure.

Gay = Durant
Wall = Westbrook
Beal = Harden
Noel = Ibaka
Liggins = Liggins

Not the same levels, but similar types of players. Beal needs to stop shaving too :cheeky:
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [2-1] - Pair of wins against Raptors

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:21 am

Yeah you have built up a squad very similar to the Thunder. Could work :) You also forgot to add in Favors as Perk :P Haha he is a clear upgrade there!

In your recaps I wouldn't mind seeing the top shot blockers and thieves as well if you feel like it :P
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [2-1] - Pair of wins against Raptors

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:08 pm

9/11/13

Washington Wizards [2-1] vs Detroit Pistons [3-0]

Wizards defend homecourt against unbeaten Pistons

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WAS - 26 22 24 30 102
DET - 24 20 24 27 95

Player of the Game: John Wall
(21pts, 4reb, 15ast, 2stl, 2blk)


Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 22
John Wall - 21
Nerlens Noel - 19
Chauncey Billups - 19
Brandon Knight - 17
Rodney Stuckey - 14
Cody Zeller - 11
Bradley Beal - 11
Derrick Favors - 10
Andre Iguodala - 10

Assists
John Wall - 15
Brandon Knight - 5

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 8
Robin Lopez - 7
Chauncey Billups - 7
JJ Hickson - 6
Greg Monroe - 5



Iguodala picked up his 4th foul early in the 2nd quarter and his 5th early in the third. He fouled out halfway through the fourth.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [2-1] - Pair of wins against Raptors

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:14 pm

Mark. wrote:Yeah you have built up a squad very similar to the Thunder. Could work :) You also forgot to add in Favors as Perk :P Haha he is a clear upgrade there!

In your recaps I wouldn't mind seeing the top shot blockers and thieves as well if you feel like it :P

I didn't compare Favors to Perkins because I didn't want to insult him. :fruity:

I usually don't include blocks or steals in my recaps because there aren't always that many to mention. If someone has a big blocks/steals game I usually mention it under the recap. Maybe I'll try it in the next game. Probably would only take less than a minute of my life to do. :wink:
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [3-1] - Iggy & Billups come to town

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:33 pm

Haha all good if you don't just thought that especially with Noel in your team there could be some good blocks numbers coming up. I always send up increasing blocks sliders, by default the game hardly lets you get any. Great win by the way!
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [3-1] - Iggy & Billups come to town

Postby mrmoves20 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:40 pm

A comparison to Thunder isn't bad at all. It's actually pretty similar. Strong start, BTW. You're a solid Top 5 team in the East.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [3-1] - Iggy & Billups come to town

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:04 pm

Hope this strong start continues throughout the whole season!
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [3-1] - Iggy & Billups come to town

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:37 pm

10/11/13

Chicago Bulls [5-1] vs Washington Wizards [3-1]

Wall & Beal set new career highs in Chicago

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CHI - 25 24 27 22 98
WAS - 20 25 34 31 110

Player of the Game: John Wall
(15pts, 2reb, 20ast)


Top Scorers
Derrick Rose - 37
Bradley Beal - 34
Rudy Gay - 23
Taj Gibson - 18
Nerlens Noel - 17
John Wall - 15
Richard Hamilton - 11

Assists
John Wall - 20
Jarrett Jack - 5

Rebounds
Taj Gibson - 9
Patrick Patterson - 8
Rudy Gay - 7
Derrick Favors - 7
Joakim Noah - 7
Nerlens Noel - 6

Steals
Derrick Rose - 4
Taj Gibson - 3
Richard Hamilton - 2

Blocks
Derrick Favors - 3
Luol Deng - 2
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-1] - Trip to Chicago

Postby mp3 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:48 pm

Damm 20 assists for Wall, Nice going.

Great start to the season too!
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-1] - Trip to Chicago

Postby Durant35 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:44 pm

YEAAAH! Hopefully Wall becomes the next Rondo!
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-1] - Trip to Chicago

Postby Mark. on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:31 am

Yeha Wall is incredible so far this season! Nice win too (Y)
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-1] - Trip to Chicago

Postby Phil89 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:52 pm

mp3 wrote:Damm 20 assists for Wall, Nice going.

Great start to the season too!
Durant35 wrote:YEAAAH! Hopefully Wall becomes the next Rondo!
Mark. wrote:Yeha Wall is incredible so far this season! Nice win too (Y)

It's really good this season because Wall doesn't even need to be a big scorer. I've got Gay, Beal and Noel all taking over that from him.

Wall is good at driving to the rim and drawing a double-team. Then you can just find the open guy and get an open shot. :)

He's averaging like 17/16 this season so far :crazyeyes:
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-1] - Trip to Chicago

Postby Phil89 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:19 pm

Awww yeah! :D






Not sure if I'll have highlights from every game, but if something cool happens I'll make sure to save it. (Y)
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-1] - Trip to Chicago

Postby Phil89 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:14 pm

Oh and speaking of being similar to the Thunder, I'm hoping I can copy the turnaround they made between the 08/09 and 09/10 seasons. They went from third bottom (23-59) to pushing the Lakers to 6 games in the first round of the playoffs (50-32) in just one season.

Last season I went 27-55, now I'm hoping for 40-45 wins. I feel it's a realistic goal as the east is weaker than the west and my team is a lot deeper this year.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-1] - Trip to Chicago

Postby Phil89 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:11 pm

13/11/13

Miami Heat [3-2] vs Washington Wizards [4-1]

Heat stop Wizards' streak dead with clinical display

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MIA - 32 20 29 31 112
WAS - 21 17 19 30 87

Player of the Game: LeBron James
(30pts, 5reb, 6ast, 2stl)


Top Scorers
LeBron James - 30
Dwyane Wade - 23
John Wall - 20
JJ Hickson - 16
Nerlens Noel - 15
Rudy Gay - 12
Bradley Beal - 11
Chris Bosh - 10

Rebounds
Derrick Favors - 12
Nerlens Noel - 8
Dwyane Wade - 6
Joel Anthony - 6
Mario Chalmers - 5
LeBron James - 5

Assists
John Wall - 11
Mario Chalmers - 10
Jarrett Jack - 8
LeBron James - 6

Steals
Dwyane Wade - 4
Tony Allen - 2
Derrick Favors - 2
Mario Chalemrs - 2
Shane Battier - 2
LeBron James - 2
Erick Green - 2

Blocks
Chris Bosh - 2
Rudy Gay - 2






Wall fouled out with 2 minutes left in the game. It felt like they were getting all the foul calls, but maybe that's just because I was losing. :(
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - Tough game in Miami

Postby Durant35 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:07 am

An upset over the win would be nice, but this team isn't quite ready to compete for the top yet. :D HEAT'S TOO GOOD.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - Tough game in Miami

Postby mp3 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:14 am

About toplay the Heat myself, not looking forward to it lol
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - Tough game in Miami

Postby Mark. on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:16 am

Tough loss. Still like how your team is playing though. How is Noel playing on defense?
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - Tough game in Miami

Postby Phil89 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:42 am

6.3 RPG, 0.5 SPG, 1.2 BPG in 20 minutes per game. He's my top rebounding (by 0.1 :cheeky: ), but he needs to improve that. I generally suck at rebounding though so maybe it's just me. His offense is really good so far, averaging 16.5 PPG and shooting 69%.

The crazy thing is that Rudy Gay is averaging 23.3 PPG on 70% shooting. :shock:

Beal is scoring 16.8 PPG at 63%. Wall is scoring 17.8 PPG at 61%. As well as getting 15.3 APG. :bowdown2:
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - Tough game in Miami

Postby mrmoves20 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:55 am

Phil89 wrote:6.3 RPG, 0.5 SPG, 1.2 BPG in 20 minutes per game. He's my top rebounding (by 0.1 :cheeky: ), but he needs to improve that. I generally suck at rebounding though so maybe it's just me. His offense is really good so far, averaging 16.5 PPG and shooting 69%.

The crazy thing is that Rudy Gay is averaging 23.3 PPG on 70% shooting. :shock:

Beal is scoring 16.8 PPG at 63%. Wall is scoring 17.8 PPG at 61%. As well as getting 15.3 APG. :bowdown2:


Those are crazy numbers for your players, I think.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - Tough game in Miami

Postby Mark. on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:56 am

Yeah those are some crazy offensive numbers. Perhaps bump the difficulty level but at the same time increase your defensive and rebound sliders?
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - Tough game in Miami

Postby Phil89 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:14 pm

13/11/13

Sources: Love wants out of Minnesota

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Star Minnesota forward Kevin Love has apparently lost faith in the direction the team is going and wants an immediate trade to a contender.
This news has alerted the likes of the Lakers, Heat, Thunder, Knicks, Bulls and Nets. It's unclear at this stage if he has a preferred destination.
Love has been amongst the top tier of rebound grabbers in the league in the last few seasons. He also has added an outside shot to his game.
It's unlikely that the Timberwolves will be looking for young pieces as they are trying to break out on their seemingly endless rebuilding cycle.
This is another example of a small market team's star player wanting to move to one of the league's powerhouses. It happens a lot nowadays.
Dwight Howard, Chris Paul and Eric Gordon are just a few that have forced through trades in recent seasons. It's a shame for their team's fans.



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12/11/13
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Breaking: Kevin Love has requested a trade to a contender. Allegedly stated lack of ambition from management as motive
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This news has alerted LAL, OKC, MIA, NYK. Also in the picture are BKN, BOS, LAC + CHI. No preference stated at this point
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Sources say he wants to play w/ college buddy Westbrook in OKC. Others say Lakers are front runners. We'll see in next few days


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Y! Sources: Lakers confirm interest in Love. Kupchak been in discussions with Kahn today. Looking for third team with assets to help
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Kobe only Lakers player off limits. Gasol + Nash could be shipped to third team. Talks still in early stages though, say Y! Sources

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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - Tough game in Miami

Postby Phil89 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:17 pm

Mark. wrote:Yeah those are some crazy offensive numbers. Perhaps bump the difficulty level but at the same time increase your defensive and rebound sliders?

I get what you're saying, but I just lost a game by 25 points. Maybe I could just take more jump-shots instead. :wink:
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - No Love in Minnesota?

Postby Durant35 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:35 pm

Hope Love goes to OKC! Ibaka at the 5, Love at 4.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - No Love in Minnesota?

Postby hova- on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:52 am

Good run with your revamped team. Love should go to LA and be the new franchise player there ;)
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - No Love in Minnesota?

Postby SuperHueyNewton on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:49 am

I like the Love drama. Nice start, and who knew the Pistons would start off perfect?
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - No Love in Minnesota?

Postby Phil89 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:19 pm

14/11/13

New Orleans Hornets [3-5] vs Washington Wizards [4-2]

Wizards get blown out for second straight game

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NOH - 26 30 24 21 101
WAS - 25 17 24 16 82

Player of the Game: Kevin Seraphin
(19pts, 11reb, 1ast, 3stl, 3blk)


Top Scorers
DJ Augustin - 20
Kevin Seraphin - 19
Nerlens Noel - 17
Rudy Gay - 16
Bradley Beal - 14
John Wall - 13
Greivis Vasquez - 10
Ryan Anderson - 10

Rebounds
Kevin Seraphin - 11
Anthony Davis - 10
DJ Augustin - 7
Nerlens Noel - 7
Derrick Favors - 7
John Wall - 6
Al-Farouq Aminu - 5

Assists
John Wall - 12
Greivis Vasquez - 10
DJ Augustin - 5

Steals
DJ Augustin - 3
Kevin Seraphin - 3
Anthony Davis - 2

Blocks
Kevin Seraphin - 3
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - No Love in Minnesota?

Postby Phil89 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:50 pm

Durant35 wrote:Hope Love goes to OKC! Ibaka at the 5, Love at 4.

It could happen, but I think the Lakers are favourites right now. I'm not sure OKC have the pieces to get him without losing Ibaka. Not that I'd hate giving them an unfair deal for old time's sake. :fruity:

When a big name player is available and the Lakers are interested, I think they are always favourites though. We'll see.


hova- wrote:Good run with your revamped team. Love should go to LA and be the new franchise player there ;)

My offense has collapsed a bit in the last two games, but I'm happy with my new team so far. If it doesn't improve in the next 5-10 games I may look at acquiring another bench scorer. Daequan Cook is injured right now and I'm missing his offense off the bench, so maybe that's a missing piece.

Kupchak vs Kahn at the negotiating table. :cheeky:


SuperHueyNewton wrote:I like the Love drama. Nice start, and who knew the Pistons would start off perfect?

I always like adding real life situations to my games. I figured that after another terrible season in Minnesota he'd want out. And he wouldn't want to go to another poor team, so the Lakers, Thunder, Knicks etc. all make sense.

Pistons got Iggy and Billups in the off-season. Guess that's helped them.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-2] - Tough game in Miami

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:40 am

15/11/13

Sources: Love dealt to Lakers

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14/11/13
Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA
Tentative deal agreed between LAL, MIN + TOR. Lakers get Love, Kirilenko + Budinger from T-Wolves and Calderon from Raptors
Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA
Raptors acquire Nash, Gasol, Meeks + Duhon from Lakers. T-Wolves get Lowry, Bargnani, Fields + A.Johnson from Raptors
Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA
T-Wolves also receive two future first round draft picks from the Lakers in the deal. Just awaiting league confirmation now


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15/11/13
Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo
Thunder were involved in talks. Allegedly offered Perkins, Martin, Tony Mitchell + picks. Timberwolves wanted more value
Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo
OKC were unwilling to give up Ibaka + Lamb. KD + RW obviously off-limits. They didn't want to break-up a championship team that much



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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - No Love in Minnesota?

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:48 pm

16/11/13

Lakers get Love, Nash returns home and T-Wolves reload

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Mitch Kupchak has done it again. The man who got Dwight Howard to Los Angeles 15 months ago has today brokered a deal to land them Kevin Love.
He has acted quickly to acquire a star player to replace the recently departed Howard. Dwight signed with San Antonio as a free agent last month.
In the trade the Lakers get Love, Andrei Kirilenko and Chase Budinger from the Timberwolves. They also got Spaniard Jose Calderon from the Raptors.
Toronto acquired Canadian hero Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, Jodie Meeks and Chris Duhon from the Lakers. Gasol and Duhon are on expiring contracts.
Minnesota received Kyle Lowry, Andrea Bargnani, Landry Fields and Amir Johnson from the Raptors. Also two future first rounders from the Lakers.
Early media and fan reaction is that Kupchak has outplayed both David Kahn and Bryan Colangelo in this deal. Should that really be a surprise though?


The Lakers were labelled as championship favourites by some people last season after acquiring both Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in the off-season.
It didn't go as planned for them though as they only managed the third seed and were knocked out in 7 games by Love's Timberwolves in the first round.
Things got even worse in the off-season when Howard opted to test free agency and subsequently signed a long-term deal with the San Antonio Spurs.
No real effort was made to replace him at the time. Now their 2-7 start to this season has forced them to reassess their direction and make this move.
Luckily for them a superstar player became available. Kevin Love had become increasingly unsettled in Minnesota recently and finally demanded a trade.

Their main aim in this deal was to fill the giant hole in their frontcourt left by Howard. They did that and also improved other areas in their team too.
Kirilenko gives them an alternative to Metta World Peace at the small forward position. He can also play power forward if they want to play small ball.
They also got themselves a productive veteran to replace Nash as the team's play-maker. Calderon has shown that he can get triple-doubles in the past.
Kobe Bryant is still the centrepiece of the franchise, but his deal is expiring and they had to look to the future. Love gives them an insurance policy.
Most people expect them to be big players in the free agent market next season, with Hill, Jamison, Blake, Kirilenko and Kobe coming off the books.
They still have flexibility to sign a star player or two, but also have Love who they can build around after Kobe decides to retire in the coming years.
It's something of a homecoming for Love, who was born in Santa Monica and attended UCLA for a season before nominating for the 2008 NBA draft.


Minnesota come out of this deal having lost their superstar, but they have ensured that they won't drop off by acquiring some established players.
Replacing Love in their frontcourt are two solid contributors, former number one pick Andrea Bargnani and former Pistons big man Amir Johnson.
It's the worst position a small market team can be in; their star player demanding a trade. Minnesota is just the latest team to experience this.
Usually teams just try to get draft picks and young prospects to facilitate rebuild projects. The Timberwolves wanted to remain competitive though.
They replace the 32 year old veteran Kirilenko, whose deal was expiring this season, with the 25 year old Landry Fields who is on a reasonable deal.
Getting Lowry too gives them a very nice backcourt rotation combining with Shved, Rubio and Roy. Luke Ridnour isn't the worst fifth option either.
They actually reached the conference semi finals last season, but were eliminated by the Clippers. They're 4-4 so far this season and looking good.


Toronto complete a move that they tried to do at the start of last season and that has been talked about his whole career, bringing Steve Nash home.
Canadian basketball's favourite son will play for a team from the country where he grew up for the first time. Merchandise has been selling quickly.
He may be 39 and in his 18th NBA season, but he is still an elite point guard who can control games. It's pretty likely that he'll retire with the Raptors.
These days he is averaging just short of a double-double per game with 7 points and 8 assists. He can still be dominant on any given night though.

Many fans have wanted the Raptors to trade Bargnani for a while and get rid of his big contract. It's been done now and the Raptors shed more too.
Getting the expiring deals of Gasol and Duhon in return saves them nearly $17 million next season. Meeks is on a cheap deal too which helps them.
A bonus of acquiring Gasol is that he can mentor Jonas Valanciunas and help him develop into the powerful big man that the Raptors need him to be.
With Bargnani now gone, the team will be built around a talented core group of Valanciunas, Terrence Ross, Ed Davis and high-flyer DeMar DeRozan.
Toronto haven't made the playoffs since 2008 and it was probably time for a fresh start. Hopefully their new-look team can get them a top 8 seed.
They have started this season poorly though, sitting second bottom in the conference with a 2-6 record. Things can only get better at this point.



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LA Lakers receive
Kevin Love - 25 - PF - $30.41m - 2 years (90)
Andrei Kirilenko - 32 - SF - $10.00m - 1 year (77)
Jose Calderon - 32 - PG - $15.89m - 3 years (73)
Chase Budinger - 25 - SF - $13.20m - 4 years (73)

Projected line-up:
Jordan Hill - Kevin Love - Andrei Kirilenko - Kobe Bryant - Jose Calderon
Bench:
Antawn Jamison, Chase Budinger, Metta World Peace, Samuel Dalembert, Lorenzo Brown, Mike Moser, Steve Blake


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Minnesota receive
Kyle Lowry - 27 - PG - $6.21m - 1 year (86)
Landry Fields - 25 - SF - $13.73m - 2 years (77)
Andrea Bargnani - 28 - PF - $23.00m - 2 years (74)
Amir Johnson - 26 - C - $13.50m - 2 years (72)
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Lakers 2015 first round pick

Projected line-up:
Andrea Bargnani - Derrick Williams - Landry Fields - Brandon Roy - Ricky Rubio
Bench:
Kyle Lowry, Alexey Shved, Amir Johnson, Luke Ridnour, Dante Cunningham, Greg Stiemsma, Gorgui Dieng


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Toronto receive
Steve Nash - 39 - PG - $19.00m - 2 years (82)
Pau Gasol - 33 - PF - $19.29m - 1 year (79)
Jodie Meeks - 26 - SG - $12.64m - 5 years (70)
Chris Duhon - 31 - PG - $3.92m - 1 year (66)

Projected line-up:
Pau Gasol - Ed Davis - Terrence Ross - DeMar DeRozan - Steve Nash
Bench:
Jonas Valanciunas, Jodie Meeks, Chris Duhon, Linas Kleiza, John Lucas, Alex Oriakhi, Aaron Gray

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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Love trade completed

Postby Durant35 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:12 pm

Didn't expect Toronto to come into the picture. Lakers are a beast again!
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Love trade completed

Postby SuperHueyNewton on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:35 am

Not sure how I feel about this trade. I find it strange the Lakers general manager can get some of the most impossible trades to go through. Raptors on the other hand are given a player they can put hope in and raise up Jonas V
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Love trade completed

Postby Martti. on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:38 am

Bailing out the Lakers. :D
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Re: Mr Kerr goes to Washington [0-5] - Two veterans sign

Postby Phil89 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:36 pm

16/11/13

Kobe to remain a Laker for life after signing extension

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Laker fans have something else to cheer about, with superstar Kobe Bryant signing a two-year extension only hours after they landed Kevin Love.
Negotiations had apparently been ongoing for several weeks and it's thought that Kobe was informed of the move for Love as it was happening.
Some questioned whether Kobe would move on to chase a sixth ring next year after Dwight Howard left him to carry the burden for the Lakers.
But with Love has joining him in Los Angeles, he has decided to remain with the team. He even selflessly took a 50% pay cut to help the team.
The extension is worth nearly $32m over two years. Considering that he's earning over $30m this year, it's a huge amount to leave on the table.
Despite being 35 years old, he is still averaging 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists per game. He is currently ranked sixth in the league in scoring.
The Lakers have started the season with a 4-7 record and will have to get a move on if they hope to make the playoffs and challenge for a title.
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Postby Durant35 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:01 pm

:applaud: classic Kobe. Sad that he's about to retire. :cry:
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Kobe news

Postby Mark. on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:59 am

Love the blockbuster! Still feel the Lakers made out like Bandits once again though! How did they manage AK and Calderon on top of Love I dunno!
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Kobe news

Postby #thierry on Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:06 pm

Loving the Nash-Pau duo in Toronto. Will Gay join them too? :cheeky:
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Kobe news

Postby Phil89 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:41 pm

Durant35 wrote::applaud: classic Kobe. Sad that he's about to retire. :cry:

He's still got a few years left. :wink:

Mark. wrote:Love the blockbuster! Still feel the Lakers made out like Bandits once again though! How did they manage AK and Calderon on top of Love I dunno!

It had a lot to do with getting salaries to add up. I kind of viewed Kirilenko as an expiring veteran, probably underrated his value in the deal. :oops:
I'll just blame David Kahn. :mrgreen:

Thierry • wrote:Loving the Nash-Pau duo in Toronto. Will Gay join them too? :cheeky:

I have to re-sign Wall and Favors next season, so I'll have to reassess my wage structure before the trade deadline to see if I can afford to keep Rudy. I'd like to keep him though.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Kobe news

Postby Mark. on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:24 am

Phil89, True fair enough, and yeah deffo a Kahn move!
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Kobe news

Postby Phil89 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:09 am

For some reason I keep putting off my next game against the Thunder. :wink: I'll get round to it soon though.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Kobe news

Postby Mark. on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:19 pm

Phil89 wrote:For some reason I keep putting off my next game against the Thunder. :wink: I'll get round to it soon though.


Come on toughen up :P
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Kobe news

Postby Phil89 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:39 pm

I think it's 50% because I know it'll be a really tough game to win and 50% because it'll be weird playing against Durant for the first time ever. :|

Also, I've been busy writing a recap of my last dynasty and that's taking up a lot of my time.
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-3] - Kobe news

Postby Phil89 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:06 pm

17/11/13

Washington Wizards [4-3] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [7-3]

Defending champions prove too much for Wizards to handle

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WAS - 24 22 25 31 102
OKC - 31 23 24 33 111

Player of the Game: Kevin Durant
(30pts, 5reb, 2ast, 5stl)


Top Scorers
Kevin Durant - 30
Jeremy Lamb - 25
Rudy Gay - 25
John Wall - 16
Nerlens Noel - 15
Bradley Beal - 15
Kevin Martin - 15
Serge Ibaka - 10
Russell Westbrook - 10

Rebounds
Serge Ibaka - 11
Kevin Durant - 5
Derrick Favors - 5

Assists
John Wall - 12
Russell Westbrook - 9
Kevin Martin - 5
Rudy Gay - 5

Steals
Kevin Durant - 5
Kevin Martin - 4
Jeremy Lamb - 2

Blocks
JJ Hickson - 2



Durant picked up his 5th foul in the third quarter, but remained in the game. I could have won if he had of gone to the bench like everyone else does.
And Perkins was injured, so Lamb started. I really wish Perkins hasn't been injured. :(
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Re: 13/14 Wizards [4-4] - Durant returns home

Postby Mark. on Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:03 pm

Tough loss man. Who would have thought an injured Perkins lost you the game!
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