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Re: [Sixers] - Conference Finals Preview

Postby Phil89 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:57 pm

10/5/17

Philadelphia 76ers [8-2] vs Cleveland Cavaliers [8-1]

Sixers barely hold on to win thrilling game one

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PHI - 26 25 21 22 94
CLE - 26 15 21 28 90

Player of the Game: Tony Wroten
(12pts, 2reb, 7ast, 2stl, 1blk)
(6-8 FG, 0-0 3PT, 0-0 FT)


Top Scorers
Kyrie Irving - 27
LeBron James - 23
Brandon Ingram - 13
Tristan Thompson - 12
Iman Shumpert - 12
Dario Saric - 12
Eric Gordon - 12
Tony Wroten - 12
Devin Booker - 12
Jahlil Okafor - 10
Kevin Love - 8

Rebounds
LeBron James - 11
Tristan Thompson - 7
Brandon Ingram - 7
Jahlil Okafor - 7
Dario Saric - 6
Kyrie Irving - 6

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 9
Kyrie Irving - 8
Tony Wroten - 7
Iman Shumpert - 6

Steals
Tristan Thompson - 3
Kyrie Irving - 2
Anderson Varejao - 2
LeBron James - 2
Iman Shumpert - 2
Tony Wroten - 2

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Nerlens Noel - 5
Samuel Dalembert - 2
Brandon Ingram - 2
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Re: [Sixers] - Sixers win exciting series opener

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:19 pm

12/5/17

Philadelphia 76ers [9-2] vs Cleveland Cavaliers [8-2]

Wroten comes up huge for Sixers late in game two

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PHI - 19 29 25 25 98
CLE - 27 20 20 29 96

Player of the Game: Brandon Ingram
(20pts, 4reb, 2ast, 3blk)
(9-15 FG, 2-4 3PT, 0-0 FT)


Top Scorers
LeBron James - 22
Brandon Ingram - 20
Tony Wroten - 17
Kevin Love - 17
Eric Gordon - 16
Dario Saric - 13
Kyrie Irving - 13
Tristan Thompson - 13
Iman Shumpert - 10
Otto Porter - 8
Devin Booker - 8
Jahlil Okafor - 8

Rebounds
LeBron James - 8
Kevin Love - 7
Dario Saric - 6
Jahlil Okafor - 5
Tristan Thompson - 5
Kyrie Irving - 5

Assists
LeBron James - 10
Mo Williams - 6
Eric Bledsoe - 5

Steals
Kevin Love - 4
LeBron James - 3
Dario Saric - 2

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Nerlens Noel - 6
Brandon Ingram - 3
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Re: [Sixers] - LeBron can't prevent Sixers taking 2-0 series lead

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:31 pm

14/5/17

Cleveleand Cavaliers [8-3] vs Philadelphia 76ers [10-2]

Final margin flatters Cavs as they pull away late to win game three

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CLE - 27 26 20 33 106
PHI - 26 23 22 22 93

Player of the Game: Kyrie Irving
(24pts, 1reb, 7ast)
(9-18 FG, 1-1 3PT, 5-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Kyrie Irving - 24
Brandon Ingram - 18
Tony Wroten - 15
Tristan Thompson - 15
Kevin Love - 13
LeBron James - 13
Eric Bledsoe - 12
Nerlens Noel - 12
Andre Iguodala - 11
Iman Shumpert - 11
Anderson Varejao - 8
Jahlil Okafor - 8

Rebounds
Tristan Thompson - 11
Kevin Love - 9
Nerlens Noel - 9
Jahlil Okafor - 8
LeBron James - 7
Iman Shumpert - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 8
Kyrie Irving - 7
LeBron James - 7
Nerlens Noel - 5
Tony Wroten - 5
Iman Shumpert - 5

Steals
Kevin Love - 3
Tristan Thompson - 3
Iman Shumpert - 2
LeBron James - 2

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Nerlens Noel - 4
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Re: [Sixers] - Cavs grab game three win

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:47 pm

16/5/17

Cleveland Cavaliers [9-3] vs Philadelphia 76ers [10-3]

Cavs finish strong to level series at 2-2

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CLE - 21 22 26 30 99
PHI - 22 23 28 22 95

Player of the Game: LeBron James
(19pts, 2reb, 11ast, 3stl, 1blk)
(7-11 FG, 2-2 3PT, 3-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Kevin Love - 21
LeBron James - 19
Kyrie Irving - 14
Eric Gordon - 14
Brandon Ingram - 14
Jahlil Okafor - 13
Iman Shumpert - 13
Dario Saric - 12
Tristan Thompson - 12
Eric Bledsoe - 11
Nerlens Noel - 10
Tony Wroten - 8

Rebounds
Kevin Love - 12
Jahlil Okafor - 9
Nerlens Noel - 7
Tristan Thompson - 6
Anderson Varejao - 5
Dario Saric - 5

Assists
LeBron James - 11
Kyrie Irving - 7
Eric Bledsoe - 6
Brandon Ingram - 5
Mo Williams - 5

Steals
Iman Shumpert - 3
LeBron James - 3
Jahlil Okafor - 3
Eric Gordon - 2
Kyrie Irving - 2

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Re: [Sixers] - Cavs level series at 2-2

Postby Phil89 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:10 pm

18/5/17

Philadelphia 76ers [10-4] vs Cleveland Cavaliers [10-3]

Brilliant team effort helps Sixers grab crucial game five win

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PHI - 25 29 34 26 114
CLE - 20 26 19 33 98

Player of the Game: Brandon Ingram
(17pts, 4reb, 7ast, 1stl, 2blk)
(7-12 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Kyrie Irving - 31
LeBron James - 19
Brandon Ingram - 17
Eric Gordon - 17
Eric Bledsoe - 12
Nerlens Noel - 12
Tony Wroten - 12
Andre Iguodala - 12
Kevin Love - 11
Anderson Varejao - 10
Iman Shumpert - 10
Jahlil Okafor - 9
Matthew Dellavedova - 8

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 7
Kevin Love - 7
Anderson Varejao - 6

Assists
Kyrie Irving - 9
Brandon Ingram - 7
Eric Bledsoe - 7
Eric Gordon - 5

Steals
Anderson Varejao - 3

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Jahlil Okafor - 4
Samuel Dalembert - 2
Brandon Ingram - 2
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Re: [Sixers] - Sixers grab crucial game five win

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:08 pm

20/5/17

Cleveland Cavaliers [10-4] vs Philadelphia 76ers [11-4]

Sixers headed to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2001

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CLE - 21 22 22 20 85
PHI - 26 21 28 17 92

Player of the Game: Eric Gordon
(22pts, 3reb, 2ast, 1stl)
(10-12 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Kyrie Irving - 25
Eric Gordon - 22
Kevin Love - 14
LeBron James - 14
Brandon Ingram - 13
Iman Shumpert - 11
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Tony Wroten - 10
Andre Iguodala - 9
Mo Williams - 9
Nerlens Noel - 8

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 9
Jahlil Okafor - 6
Anderson Varejao - 6
Kyrie Irving - 5
Iman Shumpert - 5
Brandon Ingram - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Tony Wroten - 6
Brandon Ingram - 6

Steals
LeBron James - 4
Kyrie Irving - 3
Tristan Thompson - 2

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Jahlil Okafor - 6
Nerlens Noel - 3
Brandon Ingram - 2
Tony Wroten - 2
LeBron James - 2
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Re: [Sixers] - Sixers grab crucial game five win

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:09 pm

20/5/17

Both top seeds win through to 2017 NBA Finals

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Western Conference



1. Oklahoma City Thunder [63-19] vs 3. Golden State Warriors [56-26]

Results
GSW @ OKC - 105-116
GSW @ OKC - 91-113
OKC @ GSW - 118-100
OKC @ GSW - 88-89
GSW @ OKC - 86-121

Oklahoma City won the series 4-1



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Eastern Conference


1. Philadelphia 76ers [59-23] vs 2. Cleveland Cavaliers [52-30]

Results
CLE @ PHI - 90-94
CLE @ PHI - 96-98
PHI @ CLE - 93-106
PHI @ CLE - 95-99
CLE @ PHI - 98-114
PHI @ CLE - 92-85

Philadelphia won the series 4-2
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Re: [Sixers] - Sixers are headed to the NBA Finals!

Postby Phil89 on Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:55 pm

20/5/17

2017 Playoffs - NBA Finals Preview

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Western Conference

1. Oklahoma City Thunder [63-19] vs 1. Philadelphia 76ers [59-23]


The 2017 NBA Finals appear to be a classic case of David vs Goliath. The reigning champions from Oklahoma City, led by two-time reigning league MVP Kevin Durant and fellow superstar Russell Westbrook, will be out to defend their title and end the fairy-tale run of the Philadelphia 76ers. It won't be an easy task though as the Sixers are an extremely well-organised unit and don't rely on one or two star players to win games.

The Thunder swept Miami in the 2016 Finals and continued that impressive form into this season, eventually finishing with a league-best 63 wins. They deservedly go into this series as heavy favourites, mainly due to the fact that they have a significant advantage in both playoff experience and talent. Having home-court advantage is also a major reason why most fans believe that they will go back-to-back.

Philadelphia didn't make it this far by riding their luck though. They are a well-coached group who know exactly what their strengths are and how to play to them effectively and efficiently. You could even argue that they have a deeper bench than Oklahoma City as well. The likes of Devin Booker, Dario Saric, Andre Iguodala and Tony Wroten have all in great form during their playoff run so far and could be key to their hopes of winning this series.

It should be an fascinating series as it pits the best offensive team from this season against the third best defensive team. The Sixers will be relying on big men Jahlil Okafor and Nerlens Noel to protect the paint and limit Oklahoma City's inside scoring. On the other end, the Thunder will be without Steven Adams as he is expected to miss the entire series due to a thigh injury. Philadelphia will surely try to exploit Enes Kanter's weakness on the defensive end all series long.




Stats Leaders
Thunder
Points: Kevin Durant - 31.1
Assists: Russell Westbrook - 8.9
Rebounds: Enes Kanter - 11.1

76ers
Points: Jahlil Okafor - 16.3
Assists: Eric Bledsoe - 8.8
Rebounds: Jahlil Okafor - 7.9


Oklahoma City
Starters
Enes Kanter - Serge Ibaka - Kevin Durant - Dion Waiters - Russell Westbrook
Bench
Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow, Kyle Singler, Leandro Barbosa, Nick Collison, Josh Huestis, Mitch McGary
Inactive
Richie McKnight, Steven Adams (Injured: Broken Left Thigh - 1-2 weeks)



Philadelphia
Starters
Jahlil Okafor - Nerlens Noel - Brandon Ingram - Eric Gordon - Eric Bledsoe
Bench
Devin Booker, Andre Iguodala, Dario Saric, Tony Wroten, Marvin Williams, Samuel Dalembert, Jerami Grant
Inactive
Pierre Jackson, Danny Granger




2016-17 Season Series

November 13th, 2016 - Philadelphia @ Oklahoma City (87-107)

March 15th, 2017 - Oklahoma City @ Philadelphia (97-101)

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Re: [Sixers] - 2017 NBA Finals Preview

Postby Phil89 on Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:38 pm

22/5/17

Oklahoma City Thunder [12-5] vs Philadelphia 76ers [12-4]

Spectacular collapse sees Sixers hand game one to Thunder

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OKC - 26 20 17 27 90
PHI - 31 22 22 13 88

Player of the Game: Kevin Durant
(32pts, 6reb, 4ast, 3stl, 3blk)
(13-23 FG, 0-2 3PT, 6-6 FT)


Top Scorers
Kevin Durant - 32
Brandon Ingram - 27
Russell Westbrook - 16
Dion Waiters - 15
Jahlil Okafor - 15
Eric Bledsoe - 12
Dario Saric - 10

Rebounds
Dario Saric - 9
Jahlil Okafor - 7
Eric Bledsoe - 7
Enes Kanter - 7
Kevin Durant - 6
Brandon Ingram - 6
Dion Waiters - 5

Assists
Dion Waiters - 9
Russell Westbrook - 9
Eric Gordon - 7
Eric Bledsoe - 7

Steals
Enes Kanter - 5
Kevin Durant - 3
Russell Westbrook - 2

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Kevin Durant - 3
Nerlens Noel - 3
Serge Ibaka - 2
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Re: [Sixers] - 2017 NBA Finals - Game 1

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:14 pm

24/5/17

Oklahoma City Thunder [13-5] vs Philadelphia 76ers [12-5]

Saric leads Sixers to comeback win as they level series 1-1

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OKC - 22 29 24 24 99
PHI - 27 19 30 31 107

Player of the Game: Eric Bledsoe
(17pts, 4reb, 7ast, 1blk)
(7-10 FG, 1-1 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Russell Westbrook - 27
Kevin Durant - 20
Eric Gordon - 19
Eric Bledsoe - 17
Enes Kanter - 16
Brandon Ingram - 15
Jahlil Okafor - 12
Dion Waiters - 12
Tony Wroten - 8
Mitch McGary - 8

Rebounds
Enes Kanter - 9
Dario Saric - 6
Nerlens Noel - 5

Assists
Russell Westbrook - 11
Eric Bledsoe - 7
Devin Booker - 5

Steals
Russell Westbrook - 4
Devin Booker - 3

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Jahlil Okafor - 2
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Re: [Sixers] - 2017 NBA Finals - Game 2

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:22 pm

26/5/17

Philadelphia 76ers [13-5] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [13-6]

Ingram stars as Sixers grab game three win

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PHI - 28 29 27 31 115
OKC - 19 27 31 26 103

Player of the Game: Brandon Ingram
(21pts, 7reb, 6ast, 1stl, 1blk)
(9-14 FG, 1-5 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Kevin Durant - 28
Dion Waiters - 22
Brandon Ingram - 21
Jahlil Okafor - 17
Tony Wroten - 17
Anthony Morrow - 16
Russell Westbrook - 16
Devin Booker - 14
Eric Bledsoe - 14
Eric Gordon - 9
Enes Kanter - 8
Serge Ibaka - 8

Rebounds
Jahlil Okafor - 9
Kevin Durant - 7
Enes Kanter - 6
Brandon Ingram - 6
Nerlens Noel - 5
Russell Westbrook - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Tony Wroten - 7
Brandon Ingram - 7
Devin Booker - 7
Dion Waiters - 7
Russell Westbrook - 7
Kevin Durant - 5
Cameron Payne - 5
Eric Gordon - 5

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Serge Ibaka - 2
Dion Waiters - 2

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Nerlens Noel - 4
Jahlil Okafor - 2
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Re: [Sixers] - 2017 NBA Finals - Game 3

Postby Phil89 on Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:56 pm

28/5/17

Philadelphia 76ers [14-5] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [13-7]

Thunder fight back in game four to level series at 2-2

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PHI - 29 26 27 26 108
OKC - 25 30 31 29 115

Player of the Game: Kevin Durant
(31pts, 6reb, 6ast, 1stl, 1blk)
(12-20 FG, 3-4 3PT, 4-6 FT)


Top Scorers
Kevin Durant - 31
Brandon Ingram - 26
Russell Westbrook - 22
Jahlil Okafor - 18
Tony Wroten - 17
Kyle Singler - 15
Dion Waiters - 14
Enes Kanter - 10
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Eric Gordon - 8
Dario Saric - 8
Anthony Morrow - 8

Rebounds
Jahlil Okafor - 10
Kevin Durant - 6
Serge Ibaka - 6
Russell Westbrook - 5
Enes Kanter - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Dion Waiters - 8
Cameron Payne - 8
Kevin Durant - 6
Russell Westbrook - 5
Devin Booker - 5
Tony Wroten - 5

Steals
Enes Kanter - 3
Anthony Morrow - 2

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Nerlens Noel - 2
Brandon Ingram - 2
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Re: 2017 NBA Finals - Sixers vs Thunder [Game 4]

Postby Phil89 on Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:47 pm

30/5/17

Oklahoma City Thunder [14-7] vs Philadelphia 76ers [14-6]

Sixers grab vital 3-2 series lead with impressive win in game five

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OKC - 30 22 20 21 93
PHI - 29 29 24 24 106

Player of the Game: Jahlil Okafor
(19pts, 5reb, 4ast ,2stl, 5blk)
(9-11 FG, 0-0 3PT, 1-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Kevin Durant - 20
Enes Kanter - 20
Jahlil Okafor - 19
Brandon Ingram - 19
Russell Westbrook - 18
Nerlens Noel - 17
Andre Iguodala - 11
Dario Saric - 11
Dion Waiters - 11
Serge Ibaka - 8
Eric Gordon - 8

Rebounds
Mitch McGary - 8
Enes Kanter - 8
Serge Ibaka - 8
Nerlens Noel - 8
Dario Saric - 5
Jahlil Okafor - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 15
Tony Wroten - 7
Dion Waiters - 6
Russell Westbrook - 5
Eric Gordon - 5

Steals
Kevin Durant - 5
Eric Bledsoe - 2
Andre Iguodala - 2
Jahlil Okafor - 2
Russell Westbrook - 2

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Jahlil Okafor - 5
Tony Wroten - 2
Marvin Williams - 2
Brandon Ingram - 2
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Re: 2017 NBA Finals - Sixers vs Thunder [Game 5]

Postby Phil89 on Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:44 pm

1/6/17

Philadelphia 76ers [15-6] vs Oklahoma City Thunder [14-8]

Sixers are NBA champions after thrilling win in game six

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PHI - 27 24 25 24 100
OKC - 21 22 29 26 98

Player of the Game: Devin Booker
(19pts, 5reb, 3ast, 1stl, 3blk)
(5-10 FG, 3-6 3PT, 6-6 FT)


Top Scorers
Kevin Durant - 33
Russell Westbrook - 19
Devin Booker - 19
Enes Kanter - 16
Eric Gordon - 15
Dario Saric - 12
Tony Wroten - 12
Jahlil Okafor - 10
Brandon Ingram - 10
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Anthony Morrow - 9
Mitch McGary - 8

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 7
Jahlil Okafor - 6
Serge Ibaka - 6
Enes Kanter - 6
Devin Booker - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 8
Andre Iguodala - 7
Kevin Durant - 5
Dion Waiters - 5
Russell Westbrook - 5
Tony Wroten - 5

Steals
Serge Ibaka - 4
Russell Westbrook - 3
Kevin Durant - 2
Enes Kanter - 2

Blocks
Devin Booker - 3




Final minute of the game

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Re: 2017 NBA Finals - Sixers vs Thunder [Game 5]

Postby Phil89 on Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:45 pm

7/6/16

Sixers win first title in 34 years after overcoming reigning champions Oklahoma City

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2015 NBA Finals Results


1. Oklahoma City Thunder [63-19] vs 1. Philadelphia 76ers [59-23]

Results
PHI @ OKC - 88-90
PHI @ OKC - 107-99
OKC @ PHI - 103-115
OKC @ PHI - 115-108
PHI @ OKC - 106-93
OKC @ PHI - 98-100

Philadelphia won the series 4-2




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Finals MVP

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Just over eleven months ago Brandon Ingram was sitting inside the green room of the Barclays Center alongside the other top prospects from his draft class. He entered the night with hopes of being a top three pick, but eventually fell down to the eighth selection. Moments after being picked by the Sixers, a visibly emotional Ingram was interviewed by ESPN's Lisa Salters as he walked down off the stage. He first thanked the Sixers for showing faith in him, but then promised the seven teams who had passed on him that he would make them regret their decision.

It was a bold statement to make, but it was one that was ultimately proved to be true. Ingram today won an NBA championship with Philadelphia and was also named the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player for being the best player in the NBA Finals. He became just the second player in the history of the NBA to win the prestigious award in their rookie season, after Lakers legend Magic Johnson in 1980.

If you had predicted any of this only a couple of months ago you would have been laughed at. Ingram suffered a broken right leg on March 11th after he fell awkwardly whilst attempting to grab a rebound against Indiana. It forced him to miss the final six weeks of the regular season and the opening round of the playoffs against Atlanta. He returned in the conference semi finals against New York, coming off the bench with a minutes restriction and slowly worked his way back to full fitness and confidence. His remarkable recovery spurred the Sixers on to reach their first NBA Finals in fifteen years.

Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant arguably had a strong case for winning the award as he was statistically the best player in the Finals by some margin, but it's rare these days that the voting panel give the trophy to a player from the defeated team. Most neutral fans and commentators seemed relatively happy for Ingram to receive the award though.
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Re: Sixers end 34 year title drought with thrilling win

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:59 pm

15/6/17

Kevin Garnett headlines 2017 retirements

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It's always sad when a legend of the game retires. This year it was Kevin Garnett who departed the NBA after a highly distinguished career. The forty-one year old said that he struggled with this decision, but ultimately his body wouldn't allow him another season and he had no choice but to hang up his boots.

After twenty-two unforgettable seasons in the NBA, Garnett finishes up in the top fifty all-time in all the major statistics. He is 17th in total points (25,684), 9th in total rebounds (14,474), 49th is total assists (5,392), 16th in total steals (1,845) and 19th in total blocks (1,987). Garnett was a perennial all-star, but his greatest individual achievement came in 2004 when he was named the Most Valuable Player. Perhaps his most cherished memory though will be his role in helping the Celtics win the 2008 championship against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Garnett's departure means that only Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki and Pau Gasol remain from the wonderful class of big men who dominated for over a decade after the turn of the new millennium. We're getting to a point where all the stars from the early 2000's are retiring. Last year we lost Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce, Steve Nash and Vince Carter. Next year we could lose the likes of Duncan, Nowitzki, Gasol and Manu Ginobili. But that's just the way life works. The old make way for the new, and we have to find new heroes to cheer for.

Career Achievements

- NBA champion (2008)
- NBA Most Valuable Player (2004)
- 15× NBA All-Star (1997, 1998, 2000–2011, 2013)
- NBA All-Star Game MVP (2003)
- 4× All-NBA First Team (2000, 2003, 2004, 2008)
- 3× All-NBA Second Team (2001, 2002, 2005)
- 2× All-NBA Third Team (1999, 2007)
- NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2008)
- 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2000–2005, 2008, 2009, 2011)
- 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2006, 2007, 2012)
- NBA All-Rookie Second Team (1996)
- J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2006)
- 4× NBA rebounding champion (2004–2007)
- Minnesota Timberwolves all-time leading scorer




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Postby Phil89 on Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:33 pm

20/6/17

2017 Draft Lottery

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2017 Lottery Draw


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Confirmed 2017 NBA Draft Order


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01.) ↑4 Phoenix Suns
02.) ↓1 Dallas Mavericks
03.) 0= Denver Nuggets
04.) ↓2 Detroit Pistons
05.) ↓1 Toronto Raptors
06.) 0= Milwaukee Bucks
07.) 0= Minnesota Timberwolves
08.) 0= Brooklyn Nets (via Boston)
09.) 0= Washington Wizards
10.) 0= Denver Nuggets (via Portland)
11.) 0= Miami Heat
12.) 0= Los Angeles Lakers
13.) 0= Sacramento Kings (via Brooklyn)
14.) 0= Utah Jazz



What an amazing outcome for the Phoenix Suns! They will be picking first in the draft for the first time in their franchise's history. This is also the first time in thirty years that they have actually moved up during the lottery draw. And what a time to do it. This 2017 draft class is widely considered to have three future star players in it; Josh Jackson from Kentucky and Duke pair Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum. With the bounce of a ping pong ball the fortunes of this franchise may have just improved dramatically.

As always, whenever a team rises, there must be a team that falls down the order. The main loser this year was the Dallas Mavericks. They endured a horrific season and finished with the worst record in the NBA, a full five losses worse than the second worst record. Having the second overall pick is certainly not a disaster by any means; especially in this particular draft; but after all the suffering their fans went through they would have loved to have the prestige of being able to pick first on draft night.

Denver landed themselves a top three pick for the second season in a row. It's also the third season in a row that they have a pick within the top seven. They are following the model used so successfully by Oklahoma City and Philadelphia of adding high-end draft prospects in consecutive years to form their team's core. It will be interesting to see which of the "big three" prospects they are left to pair with Emmanuel Mudiay (Pick 7, 2015) and Malik Newman (Pick 2, 2016).



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Postby Phil89 on Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:35 pm

27/6/17

2017 NBA Draft

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First Round - Top Ten Picks


Pick 1
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Josh Jackson - Shooting Guard - 21 years old - Kansas - 203cm - 92kg


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With the first pick of the 2017 NBA draft, the Phoenix Suns select... Josh Jackson from Kansas.

It's an interesting decision by the Suns, although they couldn't really go wrong taking any of the three standout prospects that were available in this draft. It seems as though a wing scorer was their top priority after they traded Devin Booker to Philadelphia on draft day last year. That trade saw them acquire Joel Embiid, Corey Sanders, George Papagiannis. They also received guard Kendall Marshall and big man Tomas Vaughn in that trade but neither of them are still on the roster.

Some people expected them to take Duke forward Harry Giles and pair him up with Embiid. General Manager Ryan McDonough probably felt that Jackson was a better fit though as veteran Ryan Anderson has already formed a solid partnership with Embiid. He was probably thinking that having a star wing player like a LeBron or Kevin Durant was better for his team in today's NBA than having two star big man.

Jackson is a highly skilled player blessed with outstanding athleticism, solid passing ability for his size and a competitive will to win. He averaged 27 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists in his only season in Kansas.

NBA Comparison: Tracy McGrady


Fan Opinion: "Awesome! I've been a Suns fan for 25 years and we've never had the first overall pick in that time, so I'm just over the moon that we get to add a future star tonight. I think Jackson is the right choice and I can see him pairing well on offense with Joel Embiid and Brandon Knight."



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Pick 2
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Harry Giles - Power Forward - 21 years old - Duke - 211cm - 101kg


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With the second pick, the Mavericks take Duke big man Harry Giles. You have to say that this is a brilliant selection for them as they have just landed a long-term replacement for legend Dirk Nowitzki. Giles very much fits the mould of the prototype for modern day NBA big men, just like Anthony Davis and Karl-Anthony Towns. He is a tremendous athlete, a great passer and a solid defender.

The main criticism of Giles during his college career has been about his shooting ability. But at least he will have plenty of opportunity to work on it in Dallas though as their roster is severely lacking quality. One potential thing working in his favour is the presence of former Duke point guard Tyus Jones on the team. Jones starred alongside Jahlil Okafor as Duke won the 2015 national championship game and his knowledge of how Giles will play should help the Mavericks in the future.

Perhaps the reason that he didn't go number one is due to his injury history. He had torn his ACL in both knees during his high school career, but it didn't appear to affect him during his college career. He averaged 30 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists per game with national championship-winning Duke team last season.

NBA Comparison: Chris Webber


Fan Opinion: "We haven't had much to cheer about since Dirk left, but right now we're all ecstatic with this news. Giles is gonna be a superstar!"



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Pick 3
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Jayson Tatum - Small Forward - 21 years old - Duke - 203cm - 93kg


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And the Nuggets take Duke wing star Jayson Tatum with the third pick. Tatum is a great fit for Denver's backcourt alongside Emmanuel Mudiay and Malik Newman. They are going to be a serious contender in a few years if that trio can all reach their potential and stay healthy.

Last season was pretty dire for the Nuggets as they finished 14th and only won 25 games. One bright spot for their fans though was the form of number two pick Malik Newman. He led rookies in scoring with 18 points per game and finished second behind Boston's Ben Simmons in the Rookie of the Year award. Some media personalities argued that Newman deserved to win the award as he had been named western conference Rookie of the Month four times during the season.

Tatum averaged 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game as he helped Harry Giles win the 2016 national championship game. He and Newman should get plenty of open shots with Mudiay dishing out assists at a rapid rate. He ranked fifth in the league in assists last season with 9 per game.

NBA Comparison: Grant Hill


Fan Opinion: "Tatum is a beast. Newman, Mudiay and Tatum are gonna lead us to the finals soon!"



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Pick 4
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Dennis Smith - Point Guard - 20 years old - NC State - 188cm - 86kg


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This is a tough spot for Detroit to be in. They already have Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings on their roster, and took Jamal Murray with the sixth pick last year. But the best player available is NC State point guard Dennis Smith and they couldn't really pass on him to take a player who would have been a better fit for their team, but who would have had a lower ceiling than Smith. They are unlucky because they had the equal-worst record last season, but fell to the fourth pick in the lottery.

It's not the worst problem in the world to have though. Smith is a great prospect with his combination of electric speed and scoring ability. He is a score-first guard, but he can certainly pass the ball. Smith's height may be an issue in the NBA, but he is actually taller than Chris Paul so his speed and athleticism should help him overcome that disadvantage. He is also someone who tore their ACL in high school and seems to have recovered from it fully.

It's more than likely that Detroit will look to trade one of their four point guards before the season starts in order to balance out their roster.

NBA Comparison: Chris Paul


Fan Opinion: "I'm not sure about this pick. We already had Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings and we took Jamal Murray at number six last year, so maybe we're looking at a trade?"



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Pick 5
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Rawle Alkins - Shooting Guard - 21 years old - Arizona - 193cm - 91kg


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The Raptors select Arizona guard Rawle Alkins with the fifth pick. Some people thought that they may have gone with Indian big man Thomas Bryant in order to give Jonas Valanciunas some help, but instead they decided to add a scoring wing instead. Alkins impressed at Arizona with his ability to finish at the rim and create his own shot.

Alkins is also a terrific defender. He uses his strength and lateral quickness to harass ball handlers and is also a great defensive rebounder for his size. At times he has also shown that he can be a competent rim protector due to his leaping ability. His game should translate well into the NBA given that he has a mature body.

Toronto finished 14th out east last season after only winnings 25 games. They had the first pick last year and took Jaylen Brown, then midway through the season traded veteran Kyle Lowry to Utah in exchange for Dante Exum. So they have a good group of young players including Exum, Brown, Alkins, Valanciunas, Norman Powell and Trey Lyles. They will be hoping to push back into the playoff conversation in the next year or two led by DeMar DeRozan.

NBA Comparison: Lance Stephenson


Fan Opinion: "I like this pick. Our future looks bright with Rawle Alkins, Jaylen Brown and Dante Exum balling with DD and JV."



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Pick 6
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Thomas Bryant - Center - 21 years old - Indiana - 211cm - 113kg


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This is a great spot for the Bucks to be picking and they land a gem in Thomas Bryant. They were always going to be hoping for either Bryant or Dennis Smith as those two filled their biggest needs. As it happens Smith went two picks before they got their shot, but they will still be thrilled to add Bryant to their team.

Bryant's main strengths are his great length, a great motor and his ability to finish around the rim. He is very passionate when on the court and has a big desire to win that made many NBA scouts fall in love with him. Some even went as far as to compare him to Kevin Garnett. Obviously it's way too early for such a comparison, but if Bryant can be even half as good as Garnett the Bucks will be delighted.

Milwaukee have one of the most exciting young rosters in the league which boasts the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, Khris Middleton and Skal Labissiere. If Bryant can develop into a dominant big man at NBA level then this team could be a serious contender for a long time. For now though he will be backing up Miles Plumlee as he learns what it takes to be an NBA player.

NBA Comparison: Chris Kaman


Fan Opinion: "Brilliant pick by Hammond. Bryant will be great for us. I'm also glad we didn't reach for someone like Thon Maker this early in the draft."



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Pick 7
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Buddy Hield - Shooting Guard - 23 years old - Oklahoma - 196cm - 96kg


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Minnesota take Oklahoma sharpshooter Buddy Hield with the seventh pick. The twenty-three year old guard is one the dying breed of prospects who completed all four years at college instead of just going the one-and-done route. Maybe it wasn't by choice though as he probably wasn't good enough to be drafted in the lottery in any of the past three drafts. He worked immensely hard to improve though and now he is a lottery pick.

Hield joins a Minnesota team on the rise. A team that suddenly looks pretty stacked on the wings with Andrew Wiggins, Wesley Matthews, Zach LaVine, Antonio Blakeney (Pick 9 from 2016 draft) and now Buddy Hield. Their roster is looking as strong as it has in years with Ricky Rubio and Deron Williams running their offense and the likes of Karl-Anthony Towns, Nikola Mirotic, Nikola Pekovic, Gorgui Dieng and Nemanja Bjelica roaming the paint.

Of course the big news in Minnesota right now is the retirement of legend Kevin Garnett. He had wanted to get the Timberwolves back into the playoffs before he ended his career but unfortunately they could only manage twelfth seed last season and his body didn't have another year in it. He leaves the franchise in good hands though. Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins look set to be superstars in the coming years and will play a massive role for the Timberwolves if they stick around.

NBA Comparison: Brandon Roy


Fan Opinion: "Decent move. I would have preferred Markelle Fultz, but at least Buddy can contribute from day one."



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Pick 8
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Markelle Fultz - Point Guard - 21 years old - Maryland - 196cm - 84kg


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Brooklyn select six-foot-five combo-guard Markelle Fultz from Maryland with the eighth pick. It's an interesting decision if they envision him playing point guard for them because they already have Aaron Brooks, Jerryd Bayless, Shane Larkin and Brian Roberts on their roster. And you would have to imagine that he won't be starting ahead of JR Smith at shooting guard.

Fultz has the potential to be the best player in this draft class though and you can understand why the Nets couldn't pass on him. He has so many things going in his favour, like his impressive height and length for his position and his immaculate ball-handling ability. He also possesses the ability to score from anywhere on the court. His athleticism and size allow him to the to the rim with ease, but he can also knock down shots from outside with sufficient regularity.

The Nets missed the playoffs last season by a single game and owner Mikhail Prokhorov will be expecting them to do better next season. They don't have much cap space to work with, so perhaps we'll see them make a big trade over the off-season to shake things up.

NBA Comparison: D'Angelo Russell


Fan Opinion: "Wooo! Welcome to Brooklyn Markelle. This guy is gonna be an all-star and lead us to a title one day."



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Pick 9
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Jonathan Jeanne - Center - 21 years old - France - 218cm - 95kg


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With the ninth pick the Washington Wizards select French giant Jonathan Jeanne. In a few years people may look back on this selection as being the steal of the draft if Jeanne can develop his offensive skillset and become a genuine two-way player. The Wizards will be hoping he develops into more of a Dikembe Mutombo, than a Hasheem Thabeet.

Jeanne is blessed with freakish physical attributes and abilities. His enormous wingspan allows him to be an elite shot blocker and rim protector. His size makes him extremely difficult for opponents to score over because he can easily block or alter their shots. Another strength of his is his hunger for rebounds at both ends of the court. And somewhat surprisingly he is also an extremely competent ball-handler for someone of his size.

Obviously he is far from the finished product though. Firstly, he has an incredibly lean body and poor lower body strength, so he will no doubt get pushed around by veteran big men early on in his career. But if he can spend a few Summers in the gym and add some more to his offensive repertoire, then the sky is the limit for this kid.

NBA Comparison: Samuel Dalembert


Fan Opinion: "I honestly know nothing about him. I guess we just have to hope he turns out similar to Rudy Gobert."



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Pick 10
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Grayson Allen - Shooting Guard - 22 years old - Duke - 196cm - 88kg


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The Nuggets make it three Duke players in the top ten by selecting shooting guard Grayson Allen with the tenth pick. After taking Jayson Tatum with the third pick it seems that they decided to add another shooter to help bolster their offense. They were one of the lowest scoring teams in the NBA last season.

Allen is a deadly outside shooter like fellow Duke alum JJ Redick. Allen however is much more athletic than Redick ever was and that will allow him to be a more complete scorer at NBA level. He joins an exciting young team where he won't have too much pressure on him. He can let guys like Emmanuel Mudiay, Jayson Tatum and Malik Newman take the double-teams and just get open in the corners for easy three pointers.

This could be bad news for Gary Harris. Last year's number two pick Malik Newman has cemented himself as the starting shooting guard in Denver and with Will Barton contracted for next season and Allen arriving, it may force Harris out. The twenty-three year old has only played four games in the past two seasons for the Nuggets and it seems likely that they will decline his team option for next season now.

NBA Comparison: Courtney Lee


Fan Opinion: "I'm assuming we just went for the best player available here. We already have Malik Newman, after all. I love the pick though."



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First Round - Continued


11.) Miami Heat - Isaiah Hartenstein - Power Forward - 21 years old - Germany - 211cm - 102kg

12.) Los Angeles Lakers - Jonathan Isaac - Small Forward - 21 years old - Florida State - 208cm - 86kg

13.) Milwaukee Bucks - Edrice Adebayo - Power Forward - 21 years old - Kentucky - 206cm - 109kg

14.) Utah Jazz - Jonathan Cowen - Center - 21 years old - Oklahoma State - 216cm - 131kg

15.) Atlanta Hawks - De'Aaron Fox - Point Guard - 20 years old - Kentucky - 193cm - 81kg

16.) Denver Nuggets - Kostja Mushidi - Shooting Guard - 21 years old - Germany - 196cm - 95kg

17.) New Orleans Pelicans - Sarunas Dabanovic - Small Forward - 21 years old - Lithuania - 201cm - 110kg

18.) Chicago Bulls - Johnnie Walls - Center - 21 years old - Marquette - 216cm - 118kg

19.) Orlando Magic - Frank Ntilikina - Point Guard - 21 years old - France - 196cm - 82kg

20.) Charlotte Hornets - Malik Monk - Shooting Guard - 22 years old - Kentucky - 193cm - 84kg

21.) Houston Rockets - Robions Kurucs - Small Forward - 21 years old - Latvia - 203cm - 91kg

22.) Toronto Raptors - Donnell Conner - Center - 22 years old - Georgia - 213cm - 123kg

23.) Dallas Mavericks - Wade Baldwin - Point Guard - 21 years old - Vanderbilt - 193cm - 92kg

24.) Detroit Pistons - Thon Maker - Power Forward - 21 years old - Australia - 216cm - 98kg

25.) San Antonio Spurs - Michael Drake - Power Forward - 21 years old - Florida - 208cm - 104kg

26.) Cleveland Cavaliers - Kris Dunn - Point Guard - 23 years old - Providence - 193cm - 93kg

27.) Indiana Pacers - Dwight Fordham - Small Forward - 21 years old - Wisconsin - 203cm - 100kg

28.) Philadelphia 76ers - Omer Yurtseven - Center - 21 years old - NC State - 213cm - 104kg

29.) Golden State Warriors - Chucky James - Power Forward - 21 years old - Texas - 208cm - 109kg

30.) Toronto Raptors - Marcus Newsom - Center - 21 years old - Michigan - 213cm - 113kg




Second Round


31.) Dallas Mavericks - Charles Berry - Power Forward - 22 years old - Georgia - 206cm - 100kg

32.) Utah Jazz - Richard Singleton - Small Forward - 21 years old - Oregon State - 208cm - 109kg

33.) Houston Rockets - Gheorghe Stefan - Small Forward - 21 years old - Romania - 203cm - 102kg

34.) Toronto Raptors - Lu Chan - Power Forward - 24 years old - China - 208cm - 107kg

35.) Phoenix Suns - Barry Karl - Power Forward - 21 years old - Alabama - 203cm - 102kg

36.) Milwaukee Bucks - Jackson Jones - Small Forward - 22 years old - Texas - 203cm - 107kg

37.) Boston Celtics - George Gale - Point Guard - 21 years old - Texas Christian - 193cm - 95kg

38.) Brooklyn Nets - Donny Hurley - Power Forward - 22 years old - Australia - 203cm - 119kg

39.) Washington Wizards - Karl Coles - Power Forward - 22 years old - Stanford - 206cm - 111kg

40.) Houston Rockets - Zach Bohannon - Center - 21 years old - Kentucky - 208cm - 126kg

41.) Atlanta Hawks - Claude Jefferies - Center - 23 years old - Massachusetts - 213cm - 118kg

42.) Los Angeles Lakers - Igor Chugainov - Power Forward - 23 years old - Russia - 206cm - 122kg

43.) Atlanta Hawks - Dwayne Watkins - Center - 21 years old - Pacific - 213cm - 121kg

44.) Utah Jazz - Bob Payne - Center - 22 years old - Michigan State - 213cm - 127kg

45.) San Antonio Spurs - Lloyd Newton - Point Guard - 21 years old - Michigan - 191cm - 82kg

46.) Oklahoma City Thunder - Luigi Oliverio - Power Forward - 21 years old - Italy - 206cm - 115kg

47.) Chicago Bulls - Simon Guerrero - Center - 20 years old - Indiana - 208cm - 112kg

48.) Sacramento Kings - Quincy Shelton - Center - 23 years old - Ball State - 216cm - 124kg

49.) Orlando Magic - Patrick Welch - Power Forward - 23 years old - Fresno State - 208cm - 114kg

50.) Charlotte Hornets - Rob Sheridan - Center - 23 years old - Louisville - 218cm - 131kg

51.) New York Knicks - Cody Nance - Center - 23 years old - Lafayette - 213cm - 112kg

52.) Boston Celtics - Kelvin Fortson - Center - 22 years old - Miami - 211cm - 111kg

52.) Utah Jazz - Jimmie Coleman - Center - 24 years old - Minnesota - 216cm - 127kg

54.) Chicago Bulls - Matyas Kaffka - Small Forward - 21 years old - Hungary - 201cm - 95kg

55.) San Antonio Spurs - Derrick Dawkins - Center - 23 years old - Northwestern - 218cm - 125kg

56.) Boston Celtics - Giovenco Oliverio - Power Forward - 21 years old - Italy - 208cm - 125kg

57.) Indiana Pacers - Keon Hill - Point Guard - 24 years old - Seton Hall - 188cm - 80kg

58.) Utah Jazz - Drew Weaver - Small Forward - 24 years old - Mississippi - 203cm - 107kg

59.) Oklahoma City Thunder - Wally Black - Power Forward - 24 years old - Texas A&M - 203cm - 107kg

60.) Golden State Warriors - Clark Larson - Small Forward - 23 years old - Virginia Tech - 201cm - 85kg



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Draft Trades

Milwaukee received: Draft Rights to Edrice Adebayo (Pick 13)
Sacramento received: Lance Stephenson, Bucks 2018 Second Round Pick


This was an interesting move by the Bucks. Stephenson only signed with them at the start of last season and had a very good season as the sixth man in Milwaukee. He averaged a career-high 15 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists per game despite the Bucks finishing thirteenth in the eastern conference with only 33 wins. He now finds himself on his fifth team in five seasons and will probably be hoping that he finds some security and stability in Sacramento.

It appears as though Milwaukee completed this trade because they are looking to free up cap room in order to target a big name free agent in the near future. It has been rumoured that they are planning to go after guys like Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry and Dwight Howard. They may struggle to convince any of those guys to join them though, being a small market team. But they do have an exciting young core that may present an attractive story to anyone they try to sign.

Milwaukee used pick 6 to take Indiana center Thomas Bryant and then used pick 13 to select forward Edrice Adebayo. This may suggest that they will be targeting a point guard in free agency.


Sacramento are clearly looking to get off the mediocrity treadmill and return to the halcyon days of the early 2000s. Adding Stephenson gives them a solid youngish-veteran who can lead their second unit alongside Marcus Smart. The Kings actually have a fairly deep guard rotation now as Stephenson joins the likes of CJ McCollum, Jordan Clarkson, Marcus Smart, Isaiah Briscoe, James Young and Tim Quarterman.

The Kings have officially moved on from the DeMarcus Cousins era after shipping him out to Boston just before the trade deadline last season. The bunch of assets that they received from the Celtics in that deal all settled quickly and helped them eventually finish sixth in the western conference with 42 wins. They caused the upset of the playoffs by knocking San Antonio out in the first round after six tightly-contested games. They were eliminated by Golden State in the conference semi finals, but did manage to at least win a game against the 2015 champions.

Now, with their confidence high after those post-season exploits, they are looking to go "all-in" as they feel that they have the talent to compete for a title. Another reason for strengthening their roster is that they are trying to convince star man Rudy Gay to re-sign with them long-term.


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Chicago received: Jamal Murray
Detroit received: Draft Rights to Thon Maker (Pick 24), Bulls 2018 First Round Pick


This is an excellent move by the Bulls. They now have a highly talented point guard prospect as backup for injury-plagued star Derrick Rose and all it cost them was two late first round picks. That said, Rose has averaged 75 games in the past two seasons, but Murray is definitely an upgrade over veteran Shaun Livingston and rookie Alen Tavcar as leader of the Bulls' second unit.

Chicago now have a good mix of experienced veterans like Rose, Jimmy Butler, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, and young guys like Murray, Bobby Portis and Shabazz Muhammad who can provide energy play off the bench. Murray was the sixth overall pick last season and the Bulls are getting great value in this trade.

Last season they won 51 games and finished fourth in the eastern conference. Things didn't go according to plan in the playoffs though and they were unceremoniously dumped out in the first round against the Knicks in just five games. However, most fans believe that signing a veteran free agent or two could really help them push on and become a legitimate contender next season.


For Detroit, this trade is more about clearing up a logjam at the point guard position after taking Dennis Smith with pick 4 than it is about them being unhappy with Jamal Murray in any way. Clearly they just felt that Smith is a better prospect than Murray and that keeping veterans Reggie Jackson and Brandon Jennings will give them a better shot at improving quicker on the court.

That is the key thing here. The Pistons want to get better after a disastrous 2016-17 season that saw them win only 25 games and finish dead last in the eastern conference. They have star man Andre Drummond locked in for three more seasons, but if they want to keep him happy they can't afford another terrible season. This is perhaps why they to swung for the fences and took mysterious Australian big man Thon Maker with pick 24.

Maker seemingly has the potential to be an all star power forward and if he pans out then he could form a delightfully devastating partnership with Drummond. There are fears that he has a huge bust potential and the Pistons are certainly aware of that risk. They trust their coaching staff and culture to develop him into an NBA-level player though.


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Philadelphia received: Draft Rights to Omer Yurtseven (Pick 28)
Toronto received: Draft Rights to Marcus Newsom (Pick 30), Cash considerations


The NBA champions make a fairly simple trade, sending some cash to Toronto in order to facilitate a pick swap and move up two spots late in the first round. Apparently Sam Hinkie was impressed with Yurtseven at North Carolina last season and decided to arrange this deal after the Raptors took him with the 28th pick.


This is a pretty solid transaction for the Raptors. They received almost $1 million for a two-pick downgrade and still picked up a promising seven-footer. Clearly adding frontcourt depth was their main priority after they took Rawle Alkins with the 5th pick as they also selected Georgia big man Donnell Conner with the 22nd pick.


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Dallas received: Draft Rights to Wade Baldwin (Pick 23), Kyle O'Quinn
New York received: Jordan Hill, Heat 2019 Second Round Pick (via Dallas)


It seems as though the Mavericks are already looking to build around number two pick Harry Giles. This trade gives them another bright young prospect and also gives them greater cap flexibility in the future. By swapping Jordan Hill for Kyle O'Quinn, they are basically swapping Hill's long-term contract for the expiring contract of O'Quinn.

Adding Baldwin is a good move by them because last season they relied on thirty-three year old JJ Barea and Tyus Jones to fill-out their point guard rotation. Now they will have two twenty-one year old guards competing to take over from Barea within the next year or so. That competitiveness should be a positive thing for their development. It could be a busy off-season in Dallas, depending on how fast Mark Cuban wants his team to improve.


The Knicks are a team headed in the complete opposite direction to the Mavericks and this trade shows their "win-now" mentality. Star player Carmelo Anthony is thirty-three years old now and will be getting anxious that his championship-winning window is coming to a close. Adding Jordan Hill gives them more frontcourt depth and a good energy guy off the bench.

This deal may have been discussed for some time judging by the fact that the Knicks selection point guard Wade Baldwin with the twenty-third pick, despite already having Rajon Rondo, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant on their roster. They must have been picking on behalf of Dallas, which is interesting because they could have also taken Kris Dunn or Thon Maker with that pick. Perhaps the Mavericks preferred Baldwin due to him being younger than Dunn and maybe they felt that Maker was unnecessary after they just took Harry Giles with the second pick.
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Re: 2017 Off-Season - NBA Draft Coverage

Postby Phil89 on Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:53 pm

30/9/17

2017 Free Agency & Off-Season Transaction Summary

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Atlanta
Re-Signed
Paul Millsap - 32 - PF - $21m - 1 year (Player Option)
Tim Hardaway Jr - 25 - SG - $20m - 4 years
Mike Muscala - 26 - C - $6m - 2 years
Walter Tavares - 25 - C - $1m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Chandler Parsons - 29 - SF - $48m - 4 years
Tyler Johnson - 25 - SG - $12m - 3 years
Josh Richardson - 24 - SG - $6m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
De'Aaron Fox (Pick 15)

Released
Dennis Schroder (Phoenix)
Tiago Splitter (Cleveland)
Thabo Sefolosha (Chicago)
Shelvin Mack (Washington)
Justin Holiday (Dallas)

Projected line-up: Al Horford - Paul Millsap - Chandler Parsons - Kyle Korver - Jeff Teague


Boston
Re-Signed
Darren Collison - 30 - PG - $10m - 2 years
RJ Hunter - 24 - SG - $1m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Terry Rozier - 23 - PG - $1m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Tony Allen - 35 - SG - $6m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
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Released
Marco Belinelli (Oklahoma City)
Perry Jones (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: DeMarcus Cousins - Ben Simmons - Jae Crowder - Avery Bradley - Isaiah Thomas


Brooklyn
Re-Signed
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - 22 - SF - $1m - 1 years (2yr Team Option)
Chris McCullough - 22 - PF - $1m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Kevin Martin - 34 - SG - $8m - 2 years
David Lee - 34 - PF - $2m - 1 year

Draftees Signed
Markelle Fultz (Pick 8)

Released
Carlos Boozer (Minnesota)
Bojan Bogdanovic (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Brook Lopez - Thaddeus Young - Nicolas Batum - JR Smith - Aaron Brooks


Charlotte
Re-Signed
Jeremy Lamb - 25 - SG - $46m - 4 years
Spencer Hawes - 29 - C - $6m - 1 year (Player Option)
Frank Karminsky - 24 - C - $3m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Michael Carter-Williams - 26 - PG - $18m - 3 years

Draftees Signed
Malik Monk (Pick 20)

Released
Anthony Bennett (Detroit)
Gary Neal (Portland)
Elliot Williams (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Al Jefferson - Dragan Bender - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Jeremy Lamb - Kemba Walker


Chicago
Re-Signed
Shabazz Muhammad - 24 - SF - $18m - 3 years
Tony Snell - 25 - SF - $16m - 4 years
Joe Johnson - 36 - SF - $5m - 1 year
Bobby Portis - 22 - PF - $2m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
John Henson - 26 - C - $15m - 3 years
Thabo Sefolosha - 33 - SF - $2m - 1 year

Draftees Signed
Johnnie Walls (Pick 18)

Released
Pau Gasol (Toronto)
Zaza Pachulia (Free Agent)
Kirk Hinrich (Free Agent)
Cameron Bairstow (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Joakim Noah - Taj Gibson - Joe Johnson - Jimmy Butler - Derick Rose


Cleveland
Re-Signed
Joe Harris - 26 - SG - $2m - 1 year

Free Agents Signed
Tiago Splitter - 32 - C - $10m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
Kris Dunn (Pick 26)

Released
Sasha Kaun (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Tristan Thompson - Kevin Love - LeBron James - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Kyrie Irving


Dallas
Re-Signed
Justin Anderson - 23 - SF - $2m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Tyus Jones - 21 - PG - $1m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Salah Mejri - 31 - C - $1m - 1 year (Team Option)
Maurice N'Dour - 25 - PF - $1m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
KJ McDaniels - 24 - SG - $22m - 4 years
Joffrey Lauvergne - 26 - PF - $18m - 3 years
Nik Stauskas - 24 - SG - $12m - 3 years
Justin Holiday - 28 - SG - $9m - 2 years
Luke Babbitt - 28 - SF - $6m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
Harry Giles (Pick 2)
Wade Baldwin (Pick 23)

Released
Chandler Parsons (Atlanta)
Kevin Martin (Brooklyn)
Devin Harris (Philadelphia)
Jeremy Evans (Free Agent)
John Jenkins (Free Agent)
Luis Scola (Retired)

Projected line-up: Enes Kanter - Harry Giles - Justin Anderson - KJ McDaniels - Tyus Jones


Denver
Re-Signed
Danilo Gallinari - 29 - SF - $16m - 1 year (Player Option)
Nick Johnson - 24 - SG - $6m - 2 years
Emmanuel Mudiay - 21 - PG - $3m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Jusuf Nurkic - 23 - C - $2m - 1 year (Team Option)


Free Agents Signed
Tyler Ennis - 23 - PG - $8m - 2 years
Spencer Dinwiddie - 24 - PG - $6m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
Jayson Tatum (Pick 3)
Grayson Allen (pick 10)
Kostja Mushidi (Pick 16)

Released
Joffrey Lauvergne (Dallas)
Gary Harris (Milwaukee)
Darrell Arthur (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Jusuf Nurkic - Kenneth Faried - Jayson Tatum - Malik Newman - Emmanuel Mudiay


Detroit
Re-Signed
Aron Baynes - 30 - C - $7m - 1 year (Player Option)
Seth Johnson - 21 - SF - $3m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Patrick Patterson - 28 - PF - $24m - 3 years
Anthony Bennett - 24 - PF - $12m - 3 years

Draftees Signed
Dennis Smith (Pick 4)
Thon Maker (Pick 24)

Released
Jodie Meeks (LA Clippers)
Brandon Bass (Orlando)
Spencer Dinwiddie (Denver)
Ryan Hollins (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Andre Drummond - Patrick Patterson - Seth Johnson - Ben McLemore - Brandon Jennings


Golden State
Re-Signed
Kevon Looney - 21 - PF - $1m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Robert Covington - 26 - SF - $1m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
JaVale McGee - 29 - C - $6m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
Chucky James (Pick 29)

Released
Andrew Bogut (Philadelphia)
Nik Stauskas (Dallas)

Projected line-up: Festus Ezeli - Draymond Green - Harrison Barnes - Klay Thompson - Stephen Curry


Houston
Re-Signed
Dwight Howard - 31 - C - $120m - 5 years
Sam Dekker - 23 - SF - $2m - 1 year (Team Option)
Clint Capela - 23 - C - $2m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Lucas Nogueira - 25 - C - $8m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
Robions Kurucs (Pick 21)

Released
KJ McDaniels (Dallas)
David Lee (Brooklyn)

Projected line-up: Dwight Howard - Cody Zeller - Evan Fournier - James Harden - Ty Lawson


Indiana
Re-Signed
Rodney Stuckey - 31 - SG - $7m - 1 year (Player Option)
CJ Miles - 30 - SG - $5m - 1 year (Player Option)
Shayne Whittington - 26 - C - $4m - 2 years
Myles Turner - 21 - C - $3m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Joseph Young - 25 - PG - $1m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Glenn Robinson III - 23 - SF - $1m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Jarnell Stokes - 23 - PF - $26m - 4 years

Draftees Signed
Dwight Fordham (Pick 27)

Released
Lavoy Allen (Milwaukee)

Projected line-up: Hassan Whiteside - Cheick Diallo - Paul George - Monta Ellis - George Hill


LA Clippers
Re-Signed
Beno Udrih - 35 - PG - $2m - 1 year

Free Agents Signed
Marvin Williams - 31 - SF - $21m - 3 years
Pierre Jackson - 26 - PG - $15m - 3 years
Damien Inglis - 22 - SF - $12m - 3 years
Jodie Meeks - 30 - SG - $10m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
-

Released
Chris Paul (Milwaukee)
Blake Griffin (Oklahoma City - Sign & Trade)
Matt Barnes (Free Agent)
CJ Wilcox (Free Agent)
Branden Dawson (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: DeAndre Jordan - Serge Ibaka - Wesley Johnson - JJ Redick - Cameron Payne


LA Lakers
Re-Signed
Nick Young - 32 - SF - $6m - 1 year (Player Option)
D'Angelo Russell - 21 - PG - $6m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Julius Randle - 22 - PF - $4m - 1 year (Team Option)
Anthony Brown - 25 - SF - $1m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
David West - 37 - PF - $2m - 1 year

Draftees Signed
Jonathan Isaac (Pick 12)

Released
Larry Nance Jr (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Timofey Mozgov - Julius Randle - Luol Deng - Louis Williams - D'Angelo Russell


Memphis
Re-Signed
Zach Randolph - 36 - PF - $24m - 2 years
Jordan Adams - 23 - SG - $2m - 1 year (Team Option)
Jarell Martin - 23 - PF - $1m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Russ Smith - 26 - PG - $1m - 1 year

Free Agents Signed
Adreian Payne - 26 - PF - $6m - 2 years
Sim Bhullar - 24 - C - $4m - 2 years
Nene - 35 - PF - $2m - 1 year

Draftees Signed
-

Released
Tony Allen (Boston)
Jarnell Stokes (Indiana)
Lowell Wilks (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Marc Gasol - Zach Randolph - Doug McDermott - Jordan Adams - Mike Conley


Miami
Re-Signed
Josh McRoberts - 30 - PF - $6m - 1 year (Player Option)
Justise Winslow - 21 - SF - $3m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
James Ennis - 27 - SF - $2m - 1 year

Free Agents Signed
Randy Foye - 34 - SG - $3m - 1 year
Henry Sims - 27 - C - $2m - 1 year

Draftees Signed
Isaiah Hartenstein (Pick 11)

Released
Josh Richardson (Atlanta)

Projected line-up: JJ Hickson - Chris Bosh - Justise Winslow - Dwyane Wade - Goran Dragic


Milwaukee
Re-Signed
Jabari Parker - 22 - SF - $7m - 1 year (Team Option)
Rashad Vaughn - 21 - SG - $2m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Chris Paul - 32 - PG - $130m - 4 years
Gary Harris - 23 - SG - $16m - 4 years
Lavoy Allen - 28 - PF - $12m - 3 years
Bryce Cotton - 25 - PG - $6m - 2 years
Shawne Williams - 31 - PF - $620k - 1 year

Draftees Signed
Thomas Bryant (Pick 6)
Edrice Adebayo (Pick 13)

Released
Greg Monroe (Sacramento)
Michael Carter-Williams (Charlotte)
John Henson (Chicago)
Damien Inglis (LA Clippers)
Tyler Ennis (Denver)
Johnny O'Bryant (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Skal Labissiere - Giannis Antetokounmpo - Jabari Parker - Khris Middleton - Chris Paul


Minnesota
Re-Signed
Nikola Mirotic - 26 - PF - $34m - 4 years
Deron Williams - 33 - PG - $8m - 2 years
Andrew Wiggins - 22 - SF - $8m - 1 year (Team Option)
Karl-Anthony Towns - 21 - C - $6m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
JaKarr Sampson - 24 - SF - $6m - 2 years
Zach LaVine - 22 - SG - $3m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Carlos Boozer - 35 - PF - $2m - 1 year

Draftees Signed
Buddy Hield (Pick 7)

Released
Adreian Payne (Memphis)
Kevin Garnett (Retired)

Projected line-up: Karl-Anthony Towns - Nikola Mirotic - Andrew Wiggins - Zach LaVine - Ricky Rubio


New Orleans
Re-Signed
Dante Cunningham - 30 - SF - $3m - 1 year (Player Option)

Free Agents Signed
E'Twaun Moore - 28 - SG - $6m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
Sarunas Dabanovic (Pick 17)

Released
Luke Babbitt (Dallas)
Chris Douglas-Roberts (Free Agency)

Projected line-up: Al Jefferson - Anthony Davis - Quincy Pondexter - Tyreke Evans - Jrue Holiday


New York
Re-Signed
Arron Afflalo - 32 - SG - $12m - 2 years
Dirk Nowitzki - 39 - PF - $6m - 1 year
Kristaps Porzingis - 22 - PF - $5m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Jamal Crawford - 37 - SG - $4m - 1 year
Jose Calderon - 36 - PG - $2m - 1 year
Jerian Grant - 25 - PG - $2m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Archie Goodwin - 23 - SG - $15m - 3 years

Draftees Signed
-

Released
Derrick Williams (Sacramento)

Projected line-up: Kristaps Porzingis - Dirk Nowitzki - Carmelo Anthony - Jamal Crawford - Rajon Rondo


Oklahoma City
Re-Signed
Steven Adams - 24 - C - $58m - 4 years
Anthony Morrow - 32 - SG - $6m - 2 years
Mitch McGary - 25 - PF - $2m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Blake Griffin - 28 - PF - $102m - 4 years (Sign & Trade)
Marco Belinelli - 31 - SG - $6m - 2 years
Ish Smith - 29 - PG - $4m - 2 years
Chris Kaman - 35 - C - $562k - 1 year

Draftees Signed
-

Released
Leandro Barbosa (Free Agent)
Josh Huestis (Free Agent)
Nick Collison (Retired)

Projected line-up: Steven Adams - Blake Griffin - Kevin Durant - Anthony Morrow - Russell Westbrook


Orlando
Re-Signed
Aaron Gordon - 22 - PF - $6m - 1 year (Team Option)
Mario Hezonja - 22 - SG - $4m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Elfrid Payton - 23 - PG - $3m - 1 year (Team Option)
Devyn Marble - 25 - SF - $2m - 1 year

Free Agents Signed
Omri Casspi - 29 - SF - $6m - 2 years
Brandon Bass - 32 - PF - $6m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
Frank Ntilikina (Pick 19)

Released
CJ Watson (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Nikola Vucevic - Aaron Gordon - Tobias Harris - Victor Oladipo - Elfrid Payton


Philadelphia
Re-Signed
Nerlens Noel - 23 - PF - $50m - 4 years
Andre Iguodala - 33 - SF - $12m - 2 years

Free Agents Signed
Andrew Bogut - 32 - C - $12m - 2 years
Devin Harris - 34 - PG - $8m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
Omer Yurtseven (Pick 28)

Released
Marvin Williams (LA Clippers)
Pierre Jackson (LA Clippers)
Danny Granger (Free Agent)
Samuel Dalembert (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Jahlil Okafor - Nerlens Noel - Brandon Ingram - Devin Booker - Eric Bledsoe


Phoenix
Re-Signed
Joel Embiid - 23 - C - $6m - 1 year (Team Option)
TJ Warren - 24 - SF - $3m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Dennis Schroder - 24 - PG - $31m - 4 years

Draftees Signed
Josh Jackson (Pick 1)

Released
Archie Goodwin (New York)
Kendall Marshall (Free Agent)
Tomas Vaughn (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Joel Embiid - Markieff Morris - TJ Warren - Josh Jackson - Brandon Knight


Portland
Re-Signed
Noah Vonleh - 22 - PF - $4m - 1 year (Team Option)
Pat Connaughton - 24 - SF - 1m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Gary Neal - 33 - SG - $8m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
-

Released
Chris Kaman (Oklahoma City)

Projected line-up: Alex Len - Noah Vonleh - Terrence Ross - Caris LaVert - Damian Lillard


Sacramento
Re-Signed
Rudy Gay - 31 - SF - $42m - 3 years
Marcus Smart - 23 - PG - $5m - 1 year (Team Option)
Willie Cauley-Stein - 24 - C - $4m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
James Young - 22 - SG - $3m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Greg Monroe - 27 - PF - $59m - 4 years
Derrick Williams - 26 - SF - $22m - 4 years

Draftees Signed
-

Released
Omri Casspi (Orlando)
Quincy Acy (Free Agent)
Duje Dukan (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Willie Cauley-Stein - Greg Monroe - Rudy Gay - CJ McCollum - Jordan Clarkson


San Antonio
Re-Signed
Patty Mills - 29 - PG - $18m - 3 years
Manu Ginobili - 40 - SG - $2m - 1 year
Kyle Anderson - 24 - SF - $2m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Amare Stoudemire - 34 - C - $4m - 1 year

Draftees Signed
Michael Drake (Pick 25)

Released
David West (LA Lakers)
Tayshaun Prince (Free Agent)
Jonathan Simmons (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Tim Duncan - LaMarcus Aldridge - Kawhi Leonard - Danny Green - Tony Parker


Toronto
Re-Signed
Dane Exum - 22 - PG - $5m - 1 years (Team Option)
Trey Lyles - 21 - PF - $2m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Delon Wright - 25 - PG - $2m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)
Norman Powell - 24 - SG - $1m - 1 year (Team Option)
Raul Neto - 25 - PG - $1m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Pau Gasol - 37 - PF - $22m - 2 years

Draftees Signed
Rawle Alkins (Pick 5)
Donnell Conner (Pick 22)
Marcus Newsom (Pick 30)

Released
Patrick Patterson (Detroit)
Lucas Nogueira (Houston)
Joe Ingles (Free Agent)
Bryan Caboclo (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Jonas Valanciunas - Pau Gasol - Jaylen Brown - DeMar DeRozan - Dante Exum


Utah
Re-Signed
Kyle Lowry - 31 - PG - $62m - 4 years
Gordon Hayward - 27 - SF - $17m - 1 year (Player Option)
Sergei Karasev - 24 - SF - $16m - 4 years
Rodney Hood - 25 - SG - $2m - 1 year (Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Xavier Henry - 26 - SF - $2m - 1 year
Jerome Jordan - 31 - C - $2m - 1 year

Draftees Signed
Jonathan Cowen (Pick 14)

Released
Amare Stoudemire (San Antonio)
Nene (Memphis)
Bryace Cotton (Milwaukee)
Tibor Pleiss (Free Agent)
Grant Jerrett (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Rudy Gobert - Derrick Favors - Gordon Hayward - Alec Burks - Kyle Lowry


Washington
Re-Signed
Kelly Oubre Jr - 21 - SF - $2m - 1 year (2yr Team Option)

Free Agents Signed
Shelvin Mack - 27 - PG - $15m - 3 years

Draftees Signed
Jonathan Jeanne (Pick 8)

Released
Tyler Johnson (Atlanta)
DeJuan Blair (Free Agent)
Kendrick Perkins (Free Agent)

Projected line-up: Marcin Gortat - Chase Jeter - Kelly Oubre Jr - Bradley Beal - John Wall






Off-Season Trades




Griffin heads back to Oklahoma City via Sign & Trade deal

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In a move that sent shockwaves around the league, beaten finalists Oklahoma City announced the sign-and-trade acquisition of star forward Blake Griffin from the Los Angeles Clippers. It is understood that the Thunder traded all-star forward Serge Ibaka, point guard Cameron Payne and a 2019 First Round Pick to the Clippers to complete the deal.

Getting Griffin is a massive coup for the 2016 champions. The seven time all-star was reportedly all set to sign a long term extension with the Clippers, but changed his mind earlier this week after superstar point guard Chris Paul decided to leave Los Angeles and join the Milwaukee Bucks. That shock decision left Griffin reconsidering his future in L.A. and ultimately led to him informing the Clippers that he intended to explore his free agency options.

Over the next few days, Griffin and his agent held discussions with at least eight teams; including Boston, Sacramento, Dallas, Phoenix, LA Lakers, Denver, Toronto and Oklahoma City. He allegedly turned down the offers from the Mavericks, Kings and Suns because he wanted to join a contender and turned down the offer from the Lakers because he didn't want to sign for the Clippers' biggest rival. Toronto failed in their bid to sign him because he reportedly didn't want to live in Canada, so far away from his family.


Neither Boston or Denver had the cap room to sign Griffin outright, but both immediately began exploring trade options in order to clear up the necessary space. The Nuggets had a trade for veteran forward Wilson Chandler lined up with an unknown team and were just waiting for a positive signal from Griffin before pulling the trigger on the deal. They saw Griffin as an ideal big man to add to their young core of Jayson Tatum, Emmanuel Mudiay and Malik Newman. Unfortunately, they never got a firm commitment from Griffin though and eventually moved on to other targets.

Boston wanted to create a "big three 3.0" consisting of Griffin, DeMarcus Cousins and Ben Simmons. They were reportedly ready to trade Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger to clear cap room and were in a similar situation to Denver in waiting for Griffin to commit to signing with them before confirming any trades. Boston quietly considered themselves as front-runners to sign him, that was until Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti decided to make an audacious late play to get him.

The Thunder obviously had no cap room to sign Griffin either, with star duo Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook earning a combined $50 million next season and improving big man Steven Adams set for a contract extension. Presti took a bold approach though and was prepared to offer a solid package to the Clippers to get a sign-and-trade deal done for Griffin. He convinced Doc Rivers that his offer of Serge Ibaka and Cameron Payne was the best that he was going to get and that by not trading Griffin to the Thunder, they would be risking losing him for nothing. Having both Chris Paul and Blake Griffin walk for nothing in the same week would have been a disaster for the Clippers.


After the framework of the trade was agreed with the Clippers, Presti then set about convincing Griffin that the Thunder were the right choice for him. Presti sold Blake on the notion that coming back home to Oklahoma would be the best move for him on and off the court. He would be joining a team that is a perennial contender, with stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook being amongst the top five players in the world. Presti pitched to him that the reason the Thunder fell short in the finals against Philadelphia was because they lacked a third star and that if Griffin joined, he could be that guy and help them win multiple titles in the future.

News broke a day after the meeting in Oklahoma City that Griffin had agreed to join the Thunder and it received a massive reaction from all around the NBA. It was the biggest off-season move since LeBron James and Chris Bosh decided to join Dwyane Wade in Miami in 2010. Suddenly there was a team with three genuine stars who were seen as the clear favourites to win the title. A lot of rival fans disliked the move because they felt it hurt the competitiveness of the league, whilst others welcomed it and were excited to see this new super-team play together.

In Oklahoma City itself the news was greeted with an amazing outpouring of happiness and celebration. Nearly 10,000 boisterous Thunder fans showed up a few days later when Griffin was officially introduced as an Oklahoma City player at Chesapeake Energy Arena. After putting pen to paper on his new $102 million four-year contract, Blake spent a solid thirty minutes signing autographs and conversing with fans. It didn't quite have the same level of pageantry that the Heat produced when they introduced their new team in 2010, but it was still an amazing atmosphere.

This new Thunder team is a completely different beast to the "big three" that Boston created in 2007. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were all in their early thirties when they came together, whilst Kevin Durant is 29 and both Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin are 28. All three are locked in for the next four years, so they could conceivably be contending for the next half-dozen years or more. It's hard to imagine that a team that won sixty-three games last season and reached the NBA finals could actually get better, but that is exactly what seems likely to happen.


The Clippers ultimately made the best of a terrible situation and salvaged some nice pieces. Ibaka is locked into a very well-priced deal for the next four seasons and Payne's contract is team-controlled for the next two seasons. The pairing of DeAndre Jordan and Serge Ibaka will give opponents nightmares due to their length and shot-blocking abilities. Youngster Cameron Payne will be thrust into the spotlight of being an NBA starter after two years of being Russell Westbrook's understudy. The former Murray State point guard has learned a lot from Russell in that time and certainly looks ready for the extra responsibility.

With their two star players gone, the expectations of the Clippers' fans will naturally have to decrease by a significant margin. Last season they finished with the fifth seed after winning forty-six games, but then crashed out of the playoffs after a 4-1 loss to Houston in the first round. It's hard to see how they can even reach the playoffs next season with their two main scorers gone. They will need to focus on limiting their opponents scoring in order to give themselves any chance at winning games. At least they have terrific perimeter shooters like JJ Redick, Courtney Lee and Jodie Meeks to place around Jordan and Ibaka though.

It will be interesting to see if they try to build around DeAndre Jordan and Serge Ibaka or if they decide to make drastic changes and enact a full rebuild. Courtney Lee, Ian Mahinmi, Wesley Johnson, Jason Smith and Beno Udrih all have only one year left on their contracts, whilst DeAndre Jordan has a player option after this season. If all of those guys leave and Jordan opts out, the Clippers will have about $40 million in cap room to spend. They could quickly turn things around if they managed to sign someone like James Harden, Paul George or DeMarcus Cousins.

It wouldn't at all be surprising to see Doc Rivers offer max-level contracts to restricted free agents such as Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid or former UCLA player Zach LaVine at the end of next season. The odds that any of those offer sheets aren't immediately matched by their current teams would be extremely slim, but it's worth a try. Perhaps he will target more realistic unrestricted free agents like Avery Bradley, Gordon Hayward, Brook Lopez or Danilo Gallinari in order to improve his team. Replacing Jordan with Lopez would certainly improve their scoring ability a great deal.


LA Clippers receive
Serge Ibaka - 28 - PF - $70m - 4 years (85)
Cameron Payne - 23 - PG - $2m - 1 year (TO) (80)
Thunder 2019 First Round Pick

Projected line-up:
DeAndre Jordan - Serge Ibaka - Marvin Williams - JJ Redick - Cameron Payne
Reserves:
Pierre Jackson, Courtney Lee, Ian Mahinmi, Wesley Johnson, Jodie Meeks, Jason Smith, Caleb Swanigan, Damien Inglis, Beno Udrih


Oklahoma City receive
Blake Griffin - 28 - PF - $102m - 4 years (88)

Projected line-up:
Steven Adams - Blake Griffin - Kevin Durant - Dion Waiters - Russell Westbrook
Reserves:
Enes Kanter, Mitch McGary, Anthony Morrow, Marco Belinelli, Kyle Singler, Ish Smith, Richie McKnight



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Oklahoma City dump salaries to ease cap pressure after acquiring Griffin

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Two days after sensationally acquiring Blake Griffin from the LA Clippers, Sam Presti completed another trade. This time it was a three-team deal with Dallas and Philadelphia that saw him dump a bunch of salary in return for some cheap assets. Oklahoma City sent big man Enes Kanter to the Mavericks and guard Dion Waiters to the Sixers. In return the Mavericks sent forward Maurice N'Dour and a 2018 second round pick to the Thunder, whilst the Sixers sent them forward Jerami Grant and a 2018 second round which they had originally acquired from Brooklyn.

With $74 million of the $90 million wage cap taken up by stars Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin, Oklahoma City couldn't really afford to re-sign Steven Adams and also keep Enes Kanter and Dion Waiters. Presti therefore decided to trade the latter two in order to allow the Thunder to be under the luxury tax threshold after they re-sign Adams. He sought out teams with enough cap room to absorb the contracts of Kanter and Waiters and tried to get the best deal he could for them without just straight dumping them for nothing.

Dallas were an obvious candidate with their enormous cap room and desire to build around number two pick Harry Giles. The Mavericks liked the idea of adding Kanter because he fit their new age profile, and because of his scoring and rebounding abilities. They weren't interested in Waiters though because they had already signed free agents KJ McDaniels and Nik Stauskas. So Presti had to find a third team to take Waiters and eventually a phone call to Sam Hinkie got the job done. Both the Mavericks and Sixers were willing to give up a young prospect and a second round pick to get the deal done.

The trade saves the Thunder $22 million this year and nearly $25 million next year, depending on whether or not they re-sign Grant and N'Dour. Now they basically have their three stars and Steven Adams locked in for the next four years, who will have to be surrounded by veterans on cheap contracts. They probably won't have a hard time finding experienced guys who are willing to take a pay-cut in order to compete for a ring.


Dallas will be happy to get a proven scorer and a guy who can take some pressure off of rookie Harry Giles. Owner Mark Cuban has made no secret of the fact that he doesn't want his team to tank and be at the bottom of the league for several years. He wants to add talent now that they have a potential superstar in Giles to build aroung. This off-season has been a mixed bag for them so far as they have added Enes Kanter, Joffrey Lauvergne, KJ McDaniels and Nik Stauskas, but have also lost Chandler Parsons to Atlanta. They'll definitely be better than they were last season though.


This is an interesting move by Philadelphia. Waiters has always been seen as a locker room problem during his career, but maybe Sam Hinkie believes that bringing the Philadelphia native back home will bring out the best in him. It's not a huge risk to take because Waiters will most likely be taking Jerami Grant's role as the third wing used off the bench after Eric Gordon and Andre Iguodala. His two-year contract also fits in well with the Sixers' overall plan. Everything Sam Hinkie is doing with this roster is focused on the 2019 off-season.

2019 is when Jahlil Okafor and Devin Booker will be eligible for contract extensions. The contracts of Eric Bledsoe, Andre Iguodala, Andrew Bogut, Dion Waiters and Devin Harris also all expire in 2019, whilst Eric Gordon has a player option that he can opt out of in 2019 as well. Only Nerlens Noel, Brandon Ingram, Dario Saric and Tony Wroten are signed beyond that point. Bogut, Iguodala and Harris should all be thinking about retirement by 2019, so the Sixers will have the cap room to re-sign Okafor, Booker and probably Bledsoe. Waiters will most likely have to impress the coaching staff over the next two seasons to get an extension.


Dallas receive
Enes Kanter - 25 - C - $18m - 1 year (PO) (81)

Projected line-up:
Enes Kanter - Harry Giles - Justin Anderson - KJ McDaniels - Tyus Jones
Reserves:
Larry Sanders, Joffrey Lauvergne, JJ Barea, Justin Holiday, Nik Stauskas, Andrea Bargnani, Luke Babbitt, Wade Baldwin, Salah Mejri


Philadelphia receive
Dion Waiters - 25 - SG - $12m - 2 years (74)

Projected line-up:
Jahlil Okafor - Nerlens Noel - Brandon Ingram - Devin Booker - Eric Bledsoe
Reserves:
Eric Gordon, Dario Saric, Andre Iguodala, Tony Wroten, Andrew Bogut, Dion Waiters, Devin Harris, Omer Yurtseven


Oklahoma City receive
Jerami Grant - 23 - SF - $1m - 1 year (73)
Maurice N'Dour - 25 - PF - $1m - 1 year (72)
Mavericks 2018 Second Round Pick
Nets 2018 Second Round Pick (via Philadelphia)

Projected line-up:
Steven Adams - Blake Griffin - Kevin Durant - Anthony Morrow - Russell Westbrook
Reserves:
Mitch McGary, Jerami Grant, Marco Belinelli, Maurice N'Dour, Kyle Singler, Ish Smith, Richie McKnight



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Pelicans acquire Jefferson from Hornets

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After all the excitement and media coverage of the Blake Griffin saga, this trade between the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Pelicans largely went under the radar. The deal sees the Pelicans acquire veteran big men Al Jefferson and Spencer Hawes in exchange for Alexis Ajinca, Ersan Ilyasova and the Pelicans' 2018 first round draft pick.


The number one priority in New Orleans since Anthony Davis was drafted in 2012 has been to surround him with a group of players that are capable of helping him take the team deep into the playoffs each season. They haven't really made any major additions in that time, but perhaps a positive sign for them is the fact that they pushed the reigning champions Oklahoma City to seven games in the first round of the playoffs last season despite missing Davis, who didn't play a minute in the series after breaking his right left a couple of months earlier.

Through adversity they became a tighter unit and gave the Thunder an almighty scare. Ultimately though, their weaknesses were exposed in that series. Without Davis on the court they had barely any low-post scoring and had to rely on Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans. So the addition of a guy like Al Jefferson is a pretty solid move for them as it gives Davis some much needed help both scoring and rebounding the ball. Davis' defensive prowess should make him a good partner for the more offensively-minded Jefferson. They should complement each other quite well.


For Charlotte, there were two main reasons to do this deal. Firstly, dumping Jefferson's big contract in exchange for the expiring contract of Ajinca and the more manageable contract of Ilyasova is a big plus for them. But perhaps more importantly is that with Jefferson gone it gives their young big men like Frank Karminsky, Dragan Bender and Bismack Biyombo the opportunity to take on more responsibility and to develop. The future first round pick is just a bonus, even if it seems likely to fall outside of the lottery.

The Hornets have been quietly putting together a nice looking team over the past few seasons. They have drafted Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Frank Karminsky, Dragan Bender, Bismack Biyombo and Malik Monk; signed Gerald Green and Michael Carter-Williams and traded for Jeremy Lamb. Last season they finished with the sixth seed in the eastern conference after an impressive forty-six-win season. Unfortunately for them, the reward for that excellent regular season was a first round playoff series against the LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers. Charlotte fought well but were outclassed, eventually losing in five games.


Charlotte receive
Alexis Ajinca - 29 - C - $5m - 1 year (75)
Ersan Ilyasova - 30 - PF - $14m - 2 years (74)
Pelicans 2018 First Round Pick

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Frank Karminsky - Dragan Bender - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Jeremy Lamb - Kemba Walker
Reserves:
Bismack Biyombo, Alexis Ajinca, Gerald Green, Michael Carter-Williams, Isaiah Canaan, Ersan Ilyasova, PJ Hairston, Malik Monk


New Orleans receive
Al Jefferson - 32 - C - $28m - 2 years (80)
Spencer Hawes - 29 - C - $6m - 1 year (73)

Projected line-up:
Al Jefferson - Anthony Davis - Quincy Pondexter - Tyreke Evans - Jrue Holiday
Reserves:
Jeremy Lin, Spencer Hawes, Norris Cole, E'Twaun Moore, Dante Cunningham, Omer Asik, Jesse Baker, Sarunas Dabanovic
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Re: 2017 Off-Season - Free Agency Coverage

Postby Phil89 on Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:24 pm

2/10/17

Sixers announce new uniforms and court for 2017-18 season

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New Uniforms

The Philadelphia 76ers today unveiled new home and road uniforms for the upcoming 2017-18 season, as well as an overhauled court design. Sixers general manager and team president Sam Hinkie explained that the new uniform designs were both a celebration of their recent championship success and also a way to pay homage to their last championship winning team from 1983.

The new home uniform is predominately white with tri-colour trim around the collar, armholes and waistband of the shorts. The road uniform is the same as the home one, only with red replacing the white. Both have a very retro feel to them as they are designed to resemble those worn by the 1983 NBA champions.

Sixers legends Julius Erving and Billy Cunningham, who were instrumental in that 1983 championship, were both in attendance at the unveiling and praised the new look. "I really like this idea", Erving told reporters. "To bring the uniforms that we wore back in the day back to life and give them a modern touch is just really cool. Us guys from that era really appreciate this gesture and the respect we're getting from these young guys who ware wearing the colours today. They are doing us proud."




New Court Design

The new court design in the Wells Fargo Center isn't too different from the previous design. The red paint along the edges of the key area have been replaced by the same royal blue that also covers the apron and the full key circle area. The entire look of the court has been brightened and simplified by filling in minimal amount of areas with paint, thus letting the lighter-toned maple wood reflect the arena lights more brightly.

Sam Hinkie explained the decision making behind the new design, "The creative team and I really wanted something that looked simple and clean, but elegant. We went back to the red uniforms, so we felt that having the court be mainly blue and white would be the best use of our other primary team colours. Our goal was to make a visually appealing environment for fans, both at the game and those watching on TV. A place where people would want to visit."

"We're planning on bringing a lot more success to these fans, so it's important to have a beautiful arena", he added with a smile.



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Re: 2017 Off-Season - New Uniforms & Court Design

Postby Kevin on Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:02 pm

Court looks awesome! The jerseys need some more flame tho :lol:
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Re: 2017 Off-Season - New Uniforms & Court Design

Postby Phil89 on Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:48 pm

Kevin wrote:Court looks awesome! The jerseys need some more flame tho :lol:

Haha thanks. Maybe next season I'll spend a bit more time on the jerseys. But I just wanted to keep these ones simple and basically just copied the 1983 jerseys.
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Re: 2017 Off-Season - New Uniforms & Court Design

Postby Phil89 on Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:05 pm

1/11/17

Philadelphia 76ers [0-0] vs Boston Celtics [0-0]

Sixers overcome slow start to win exciting season opener against Celtics

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PHI - 25 30 32 24 111
BOS - 36 21 20 27 104

Player of the Game: Eric Bledsoe
(19pts, 13ast, 1stl)
(8-11 FG, 0-1 3PT, 3-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Ben Simmons - 22
Isaiah Thomas - 21
Brandon Ingram - 20
Eric Bledsoe - 19
DeMarcus Cousins - 16
Devin Booker - 13
Tony Allen - 13
Jahlil Okafor - 12
Nerlens Noel - 12
Tony Wroten - 12
Dario Saric - 11
Darren Collison - 9

Rebounds
Jahlil Okafor - 13
Nerlens Noel - 8
Ben Simmons - 8
Jared Sullinger - 7
Tony Allen - 6
Brandon Ingram - 6

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 13
Isaiah Thomas - 10

Steals
DeMarcus Cousins - 3
Ben Simmons - 3
Jahlil Okafor - 2

Blocks
Jahlil Okafor - 3
DeMarcus Cousins - 2
Kelly Olynyk - 2
Tony Wroten - 2
Brandon Ingram - 2
Nerlens Noel - 2



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PHI - 25 23 34 24 106
NYK - 22 22 29 23 96

POTG: Jahlil Okafor (17pts, 8reb, 2ast, 3blk)

Record: 2-0
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Re: [Sixers] - 2017-18 Season Opener vs Celtics

Postby Phil89 on Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:14 pm

3/11/17

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Re: [Sixers] - 2017-18 Season Opener vs Celtics

Postby Phil89 on Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:18 pm

5/11/17

Philadelphia 76ers [2-0] vs Memphis Grizzlies [0-2]

Noel inspires Sixers to blowout win over Grizzlies

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PHI - 25 21 30 16 92
MEM - 23 18 16 14 71

Player of the Game: Nerlens Noel
(14pts, 11reb, 2ast, 2stl, 7blk)
(6-9 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Zach Randolph - 21
Brandon Ingram - 16
Nerlens Noel - 14
Mike Conley - 13
Greivis Vasquez - 12
Nene - 10
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Devin Booker - 10
Dario Saric - 9
Jahlil Okafor - 8
Tony Wroten - 8
Andre Iguodala - 8

Rebounds
Zach Randolph - 13
Nerlens Noel - 11
Jahlil Okafor - 6
Sim Bhullar - 6
Dario Saric - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 8
Mike Conley - 8
Doug McDermott - 5
Greivis Vasquez - 5

Steals
Jahlil Okafor - 3
Doug McDermott - 3
Nerlens Noel - 2
Eric Bledsoe - 2

Blocks
Nerlens Noel - 7
Jahlil Okafor - 3
Sim Bhullar - 2




Simmed Game

DET - 16 18 20 22 76
PHI - 24 23 29 22 98

POTG: Jahlil Okafor (21pts, 14reb, 2ast, 4blk)

Record: 4-0
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Re: [Sixers] - Noel has monster night against Grizzlies

Postby Phil89 on Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:00 pm

10/11/17

Philadelphia 76ers [4-0] vs Atlanta Hawks [2-2]

Jeff Teague orchestrates Hawks' narrow win in Philadelphia

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PHI - 23 21 28 28 100
ATL - 24 22 28 28 102

Player of the Game: Jeff Teague
(15pts, 5reb, 18ast, 2stl)
(7-13 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Eric Bledsoe - 22
Al Horford - 21
Brandon Ingram - 18
Jeff Teague - 15
Paul Millsap - 13
Kyle Korver - 13
Chandler Parsons - 12
Jahlil Okafor - 12
Tony Wroten - 11
Devin Booker - 10
Jeff Green - 10
Nerlens Noel - 8

Rebounds
Al Horford - 12
Jahlil Okafor - 8
Brandon Ingram - 7
Nerlens Noel - 6
Jeff Teague - 5

Assists
Jeff Teague - 18
Chandler Parsons - 5
Nerlens Noel - 5
Eric Bledsoe - 5

Steals
Chandler Parsons - 4
Jeff Green - 2
Jeff Teague - 2

Blocks
Chandler Parsons - 2
Al Horford - 2
Nerlens Noel - 2
Jahlil Okafor - 2




Simmed Game

CHI - 22 30 27 29 10 118
PHI - 28 19 27 34 12 120

POTG: Devin Booker (27pts, 2reb, 1stl)

Record: 5-1
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Re: [Sixers] - Noel has monster night against Grizzlies

Postby Phil89 on Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:24 pm

3/11/17

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Re: [Sixers] - Hawks grab narrow win in Philly

Postby Phil89 on Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:54 pm

15/11/17

Philadelphia 76ers [5-1] vs Detroit Pistons [1-7]

Noel stars as Pistons push Sixers all the way

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PHI - 23 23 25 27 98
DET - 23 16 23 30 92

Player of the Game: Nerlens Noel
(20pts, 14reb, 2ast, 4blk)
(8-9 FG, 0-0 3PT, 4-5 FT)


Top Scorers
Nerlens Noel - 20
Stanley Johnson - 20
Andre Drummond - 18
Reggie Jackson - 14
Brandon Jennings - 13
Brandon Ingram - 13
Eric Bledsoe - 12
Jahlil Okafor - 12
Dario Saric - 11
Devin Booker - 9
Eric Gordon - 8
Dennis Smith - 8
Ben McLemore - 8

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 14
Jahlil Okafor - 8
Andre Drummond - 7
Reggie Jackson - 6

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Reggie Jackson - 7
Eric Gordon - 5

Steals
Patrick Patterson - 3
Andre Drummond - 2

Blocks
Nerlens Noel - 4
Jahlil Okafor - 2




Simmed Game

PHI - 28 29 30 31 118
CHA - 27 27 21 18 93

POTG: Jahlil Okafor (21pts, 6reb, 1ast, 4blk)

Record: 7-1
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Re: [Sixers] - Noel dominates against Pistons

Postby Phil89 on Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:10 pm

19/11/17

Utah Jazz [5-4] vs Philadelphia 76ers [7-1]

Ingram scores 38 as Sixers grab overtime win in Utah

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UTA - 19 23 20 29 09 100
PHI - 27 22 20 22 13 104

Player of the Game: Brandon Ingram
(38pts, 2reb, 2ast, 3blk)
(15-23 FG, 4-5 3PT, 4-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Brandon Ingram - 38
Alec Burks - 28
Gordon Hayward - 21
Eric Gordon - 14
Jahlil Okafor - 11
Cory Joseph - 10
Eric Bledsoe - 9
Damian Jones - 8
Rudy Gobert - 8

Rebounds
Rudy Gobert - 10
Jahlil Okafor - 10
Damian Jones - 6
Derrick Favors - 6
Alec Burks - 5

Assists
Cory Joseph - 11
Nerlens Noel - 8
Devin Booker - 7
Eric Bledsoe - 7
Kyle Lowry - 6

Steals
Samuel Dalembert - 2
Dario Saric - 2
Damian Jones - 2
Gordon Hayward - 2

Blocks
Rudy Gobert - 4
Nerlens Noel - 3
Brandon Ingram - 3
Samuel Dalembert - 2
Devin Booker - 2


Last 30 seconds of regulation
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HOU - 18 12 21 16 67
PHI - 25 18 31 21 95

POTG: Eric Bledsoe (16pts, 5reb, 7ast, 1stl, 3blk)

Record: 9-1



I guess this game was a bit of revenge after Utah beat me in a double overtime game last season :wink:
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Re: [Sixers] - Hayward miracle shot forces overtime in Utah

Postby Kevin on Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:52 pm

Would've rage quit if the CPU does that to me. That's nasty man.
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Re: [Sixers] - Hayward miracle shot forces overtime in Utah

Postby Phil89 on Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:38 pm

22/11/17

Philadelphia 76ers [9-1] vs Dallas Mavericks [6-5]

Dallas comeback cut short by Booker buzzer-beater

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PHI - 31 17 21 24 93
DAL - 21 18 24 28 91

Player of the Game: Eric Bledsoe
(20pts, 3reb, 7ast, 1stl, 1blk)
(10-16 FG, 0-1 3PT, 0-0 FT)


Top Scorers
Eric Bledsoe - 20
Harry Giles - 20
Enes Kanter - 19
Jahlil Okafor - 17
Brandon Ingram - 14
Andre Iguodala - 14
KJ McDaniels - 12
Justin Anderson - 12
Tyus Jones - 11
Devin Booker - 10
Dario Saric - 8

Rebounds
Harry Giles - 10
Jahlil Okafor - 7
Dario Saric - 6
Enes Kanter - 6
Tyus Jones - 5
Larry Sanders - 5
Justin Anderson - 5
Nerlens Noel - 5

Assists
Tyus Jones - 10
Eric Bledsoe - 7
Brandon Ingram - 6
Dion Waiters - 5

Steals
Larry Sanders - 3
Tyus Jones - 2
KJ McDaniels - 2

Blocks
Harry Giles - 3
Jahlil Okafor - 2


Booker game winner
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PHI - 23 25 35 32 115
TOR - 21 29 27 29 106

POTG: Jahlil Okafor (16pts, 15reb, 4ast, 1blk)

Record: 11-1
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Re: [Sixers] - Hayward miracle shot forces overtime in Utah

Postby Phil89 on Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:41 pm

Kevin wrote:Would've rage quit if the CPU does that to me. That's nasty man.

Yeah, I was pretty pissed when it went in. But it was my fault. I should have just held onto the ball instead of passing it on that last play.

I got away with it though :lol:
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Re: [Sixers] - Booker sinks a dagger against Mavericks

Postby Phil89 on Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:42 pm

26/11/17

Toronto Raptors [5-8] vs Philadelphia 76ers [11-1]

Ingram inspires Sixers to fourth quarter fightback in Toronto

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TOR - 23 22 24 19 88
PHI - 21 23 22 35 101

Player of the Game: Brandon Ingram
(28pts, 5reb, 10ast, 1stl, 1blk)
(10-17 FG, 1-2 3PT, 7-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Brandon Ingram - 28
Jahlil Okafor - 18
Jonas Valanciunas - 18
Jaylen Brown - 15
Eric Bledsoe - 14
Nerlens Noel - 13
DeMar DeRozan - 13
Trey Lyles - 12
Pau Gasol - 11
Dante Exum - 10
Devin Booker - 8

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 8
Jahlil Okafor - 8
Pau Gasol - 6
Brandon Ingram - 5
Dario Saric - 5

Assists
Brandon Ingram - 10
Dante Exum - 8
Nerlens Noel - 7
DeMar DeRozan - 5

Steals
Jahlil Okafor - 2
Gary Payton II - 2

Blocks
Jahlil Okafor - 5
Nerlens Noel - 4
Trey Lyles - 2
Pau Gasol - 2
Jonas Valanciunas - 2




Simmed Game

CHA - 19 26 27 24 96
PHI - 21 24 28 17 90

POTG: Kemba Walker (24pts, 2reb, 5ast, 1stl)

Record: 12-2
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Re: Sixers [12-2] - Ingram has a big night in Toronto

Postby Phil89 on Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:11 pm

29/11/17

Philadelphia 76ers [12-2] vs Boston Celtics [6-9]

Ingram and Simmons battle once again as Sixers overcome Celtics

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PHI - 26 26 19 27 98
BOS - 19 20 23 25 87

Player of the Game: Brandon Ingram
(22pts, 6reb, 7ast, 5blk)
(8-20 FG, 0-3 3PT, 6-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Ben Simmons - 27
Brandon Ingram - 22
Jahlil Okafor - 14
DeMarcus Cousins - 13
Avery Bradley - 12
Eric Gordon - 11
Nerlens Noel - 10
Isaiah Thomas - 8
Eric Bledsoe - 8
Dario Saric - 8
Devin Booker - 8

Rebounds
Ben Simmons - 7
Jared Sullinger - 7
DeMarcus Cousins - 6
Brandon Ingram - 6
Nerlens Noel - 6

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 12
Isaiah Thomas - 12
Brandon Ingram - 7
Tony Wroten - 5

Steals
Ben Simmons - 5
Donatas Motiejunas - 2
Avery Bradley - 2

Blocks
Brandon Ingram - 5
Samuel Dalembert - 3
Nerlens Noel - 3
DeMarcus Cousins - 2
Eric Gordon - 2
Tony Wroten - 2




Simmed Game

PHI - 25 33 23 24 105
ATL - 19 11 21 17 68

POTG: Devin Booker (22pts, 4reb, 5ast)

Record: 14-2
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Re: Sixers [12-2] - Ingram has a big night in Toronto

Postby Phil89 on Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:14 pm

1/12/17

November 2017 Summary

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Division Standings

Eastern Conference


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Western Conference


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Playoff Seeds & Power Rankings

Eastern Conference

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Western Conference

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Power Rankings

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League Leaders

Points
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Rebounds
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Steals
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Monthly and Weekly Awards

Players of the Week
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Players of the Month
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Rookies of the Month
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Rookies Ranking

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Key Injuries

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Major Contract Extensions

03/11/17 - Los Angeles Lakers re-sign Julius Randle (4 years / $50 million)
04/11/17 - Utah Jazz re-sign Gordon Hayward (4 years / $66 million)
06/11/17 - Boston Celtics re-sign Isaiah Thomas (4 years / $54 million)
09/11/17 - Utah Jazz re-sign Derrick Favors (4 years / $78 million)
30/11/17 - Minnesota Timberwolves re-sign Andrew Wiggins (4 years / $62 million)

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