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Beginning A Dynasty [43-23] Lakers on a streak!

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:52 pm

Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty


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Game : NBA 2K16
Platform : PC
Roster : Carried out from Chapter 1
Playoffs Format: 7-7-7-7
Team Chemistry: On
Sliders: ShadyMike's Sliders


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Season Records


Year
Regular Season
Season MVP
Playoffs
Playoffs Result
NBA Finals
Finals MVP
2014-2015 (Simulated)
28-54
LeBron James
Didn't Qualify
N/A
Oklahoma City Thunder (Won) vs Cleveland Cavaliers (Lost) [4-2]
Russell Westbrook
2015-2016
46-36
Stephen Curry
Qualified
First Round Exit vs San Antonio [4-1]
Oklahoma City Thunder (Won) vs Chicago Bulls (Lost) [4-1]
Russell Westbrook


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Team Roster


Starting Five
PG - Emmanuel Mudiay #0 | 20 | 6'6" | 190 lbs | China | 84 OVR
SG - Kelly Oubre #12| 20 | 6'7" | 205 lbs | Kansas | 83 OVR
SF - Ben Simmons #20 | 20 | 6'9" | 240 lbs | LSU | 81 OVR
PF - Julius Randle #30 | 21 | 6'11" | 250 lbs | Kentucky | 88 OVR
C - Anthony Davis #23 | 22 | 6'10" | 200 lbs | Kentucky | 96 OVR

Bench
6 - Skal Labissiere #1 | 20 | 7'0" | 216 lbs | Kentucky | 80 OVR
7 - Jordan Clarkson #6 | 23 | 6'4" | 195 lbs | Missouri | 80 OVR
8 - Marco Belinelli #4 | 30 | 6'5" | 210 lbs | Italy | 75 OVR
9 - Jamal Murray #7 | 20 | 6'5" | 200 lbs | Kentucky | 74 OVR
10 - Evan Turner #11 | 6'7" | 220 lbs | OSU | 74 OVR
11 - Omri Casspi #18 | 6'8" | 230 lbs | Israel | 69 OVR
12 - Andrew Bynum #33 | 29 | 7'0" | 280 lbs | New Jersey | 68 OVR

Injury Replacement
13 - Metta World Peace #37 | 37 | 6'7" | 257 lbs | 67 OVR


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Articles


2016 Offseason:



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Transactions


Season 3

Date
Description
6/24/16
Lakers Trade 15th and 20th pick for 2 Future 2017 1st Round Picks
6/24/16
Lakers Draft Simmons and Murray
7/11/16
Lakers Sign Anthony Davis
7/20/16
Porzingis re-signs & many more
8/27/16
Bynum returns to LA
1/5/17
Lakers trade Kristaps Porzingis in 3-team trade


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Awards


Season 3

Recipient
Award
N/A
N/A



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NLSC Draftees


Class of 2017


Jain Wallet III (PG) [N/A] | #5 | 6'4" | 190 lbs

Russell Wilson (PG) [N/A] | #3 | 5'11" | 206 lbs

Kevin Parker (SG) [N/A] | #29 | 6'6" | 220 lbs

Martin Judge (SF) [N/A] | #22 | 6'8" | 210 lbs

TG SoGood (SF) [N/A] | #11 | 6'5" | 220 lbs

Jonah McLovin (PF) [N/A] | #69 | 6'10" | 245 lbs

Klay Ackerman (C) [N/A] | #22 | 7'0" | 270 lbs

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:53 pm

Kobe Decides To Call It A Career

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Kobe Bryant, who has helped the Lakers win five NBA championships over a 20-year career spent entirely in Los Angeles, announced Sunday on The Players' Tribune website that he will retire after this season, writing that "this season is all I have left to give."

In a first-person story titled "Dear Basketball," the 37-year-old wrote in the form of a poem that the sport "gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream/And I'll always love you for it."

"I've known for a while," Bryant said. "A decision like this, you can't make that decision based on outside circumstances. It has to be an internal decision, and finally I've decided to accept that I can't actually do this anymore, and I'm OK with that."

Bryant's decision is not totally unexpected, given that he has said many times in recent weeks that he has considered making this season his last. After two decades, two Olympic gold medals, five championship rings, 17 All-Star selections, an 81-point game that ranks as the second-best in NBA history and more than 32,000 points, Bryant's career is officially winding down.

Bryant was drafted out of high school by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th overall pick in 1996, then was traded to the Lakers. He helped Los Angeles win NBA titles in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010 and was named the league's MVP in 2008. He currently is third on the NBA's all-time scoring list, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone.

Bryant won the dunk contest at All-Star Weekend as a rookie and played in the All-Star Game for the first time the following year, and a star was quickly born. The 81 points he scored against Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006, are second only to Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in NBA history, and Bryant is the only NBA player to spend 20 consecutive seasons with one team.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:06 pm

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Lakers Secure 1st Pick For 2016 NBA Draft

After a horrendous start of the season by the Toronto Raptors, they just can't catch a break from all the bad luck they've had the whole season. First, Terrence Ross injured his back and was out for 3 months and next came Lowry who broke his hand in a bar accident in Toronto when he tried to punch a guy under the influence of alcohol. He was out for 2 months because of surgery. Then suddenly Coach Dwyane Casey was fired from the Head Coaching Job and was replaced by Larry Stokes or the so-called "New Guy Around the Block". After those mishaps and happenings, you would've expected the universe to at least make it up to them but that wasn't what happened. Instead, the Raptors got the 4th pick. 3 picks away from their expected landing spot.

The whole Los Angeles Lakers organization must have had a tear in their eye when the Charlotte Hornets were announced 2nd in the Lottery which definitely means that the Lakers have the 1st pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Lakers beat the 25% chance of the Raptors to get the 1st and 5th Pick in the Lottery. The Lakers now have a total of 4 picks in the 1st round but sources claim that picks number 15 and 20 are being used as trade bait for other teams.

With the 1st and 5th Pick, who should the Lakers pick? Is it the Australian wonder, Ben Simmons, who has been dominating on the court and has scouts swarming him every game? Or is it the quiet and collected Jaylen Brown of Kansas? There has been so many predictions but only the great mind of GM Kevin Parker Sr. knows the answer to that question.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:43 pm

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Trades:

Lakers trade 15th and 21st pick to Detroit and Boston, respectively | Pistons trade away 1 Future 2017 1st Round Pick to LA | Celtics trade away 2 Future 2017 1st Round Picks to LA and Detroit

Bucks send DeMarre Carroll to Philly | Philly exchanges with current 8th Pick (C. Diallo) and 1 Future 2017 1st Round Pick

Raptors ship Bismack Biyombo and Cory Joseph to Milwaukee | Bucks send Cheick Diallo to Toronto
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:45 pm

Lakers Draft Simmons and Murray


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NEW YORK — The hype has surrounded him for years. "The Australian LeBron," an Internet sensation out of Australia and now, after a one-year stopover in the State of Louisiana, he's arrived. Ben Simmons is here, and on Thursday night in Brooklyn, the Los Angeles Lakers made him the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

Heading into the draft, there was some concern that the Lakers' brain trust was divided on the proper direction to take with the top selection, with owner Jerry Buss reportedly favoring Kansas Forward Jaylen Brown and the "majority of" the front office with General Manager Kevin Parker Sr. leaning towards LSU forward Ben Simmons. In the end, Parker Sr., made an interesting pitch that somehow convinced Buss to trust him and draft Simmons over Brown.

The 6-foot-9, 240-pound Simmons combines remarkable leaping ability, quickness and a finisher's instincts in transition, and the length (a 7-foot wingspan, per DraftExpress) and agility to be able to stifle opposing scorers on the perimeter.

Simmons deftly deflected questions about whether he thought he'd fit better as a small forward or a power forward in the NBA.

"I think I can play both," he said. "I think I'm tall enough and skilled enough to play the three or four."

Soon enough, the Lakers also picked Kentucky Guard Jamal Murray using their 5th pick of the Draft. Murray was having a career season for Kentucky, averaging 24.2 ppg and handing out 8.9 apg. So far, for the last 2 seasons, the Lakers have come up with two point guards that are over 6'5 in height in Draft night. Both of them also have great playmaking skills, speed, and agility to pair it with.

Murray is expected to come off the bench for the Lakers as they already have Mudiay in the point and Oubre as the shooting guard in the starting lineup.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty

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Retired Players/Staff List

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Lakers get 1st pick! + New Major Staff Signings

Postby Kevin on Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:58 pm

Staff Signings


Jason Kidd

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He was fired from his coaching job in Milwaukee where he actually did a great job in coaching the rookie D'Angelo Russell who came second in voting for the Rookie of the Year Award. The Bucks fired him midway through the season and was replaced by Coach Flip Saunders whom they signed for a one-year deal.

Coach Kidd has been on the Lakers' radar since the firing and they took the opportunity to sign him when they saw that he was still available when the period of Staff Signing was ongoing.

The Lakers signed him to a 4-year/$30.25M deal in hopes that he'll bring the Lakers to title contention this season.

When Kidd was asked about how he needs to handle the team, he said, "Obviously coaching a team this young is not easy. You have to deal with their actions on the court as well as off the court, primarily in the locker room. You have to control and tame their emotions and personalities to get the best out of them. I know this team has the talent to compete, it's just a matter of knowing who's going to step up in the big moments."

Head Coach Grade:

Offense | A+
Defense | A+


Kobe Bryant

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Kobe may have stopped from playing on the court for the Lakers but he told us he doesn't want to stop being a part of this team. The Laker veteran, who was inducted in the 2016 Hall of Fame, has been itching to be back on the court moments after his emotional retirement speech in the Staples Center 2 weeks ago. The media's been told that he has been going to the gym again to practice and mentor the young guys like old times.

Bryant signed a 2-year/$1.88M deal to be the Lakers' Assistant Coach.

He was interviewed by the media after he walked out of General Manager Kevin Parker's office.

"Man, it's good to be back here. The thought of me having another chance to be a part of a new era of the Lakers just makes me happy and feel blessed. I hope I can influence the young guys to have a legendary work ethic like I have."

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Offense | B+
Defense | C-
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Lakers get 1st pick! + New Major Staff Signings

Postby Kevin on Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:26 am

NBA Introduces New Exhibition Game


NEW YORK — The NBA is going to sponsor the first ever World vs USA matchup with a twist. The twist is that the players that are going to play in the game are not the current NBA players that we are accustomed to seeing but the future NBA rookies next season. They think this is a great idea to showcase the abilities of the future NBA players as they battle for the attention of the scouts.

Various GMs were interviewed on what their views were with the current setup. So far, no one has said it was not a good idea since they are also curious as to what the future stars of the NBA are capable of.

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Lakers get 1st pick! + New Major Staff Signings

Postby Kevin on Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:45 am

USA Defeats World in Hoop Summit; 110-95

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Team USA made it clear that they are still the better country than the rest of the world as they showcased their talents in a 15-point win against Team World. USA was led by Harry Giles III from Duke as he finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds tonight paired with a couple of blocks. Other players who contributed to the win was swingman Josh Jackson and guard Malik Monk. Both scored 15 points for Team USA.

For the rest of the world, there was Jain Wallet III, a Spaniard prospect, and Thon Maker, an Aussie, to orchestrate the pick and roll in offense. Wallet had 13 points in the night with 8 assists while Maker had a quiet 9 points with 14 rebounds and 3 blocks. Kevin Parker, son of Lakers General Manager Kevin Parker Sr., also showed the scouts his outside shooting and rebounding skills in the two spot. Parker finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. He also shot the ball pretty well with only one miss from beyond the arc, going 3 of 4 from downtown.


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Player of the Game: Harry Giles III (18 pts, 15 rebs, 4 asts)

Other Notable Performers:

USA:
Josh Jackson (15 pts, 5 rebs, 2 stls)
Malik Monk (15 pts, 6 asts, 2 stls)
Jayson Tatum (12 pts, 4 rebs, 6 asts)

World:
Kevin Parker (18 pts, 6 rebs, 4 asts, 3-4 3PT)
Jain Wallet III (13 pts, 3 rebs, 8 asts)
Thon Maker (9 pts, 14 rebs, 3 blks)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Lakers sign AD!

Postby Kevin on Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:42 am

Lakers sign Anthony Davis to a 3-year deal


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El Segundo, Calif. - The Lakers' pitch seem to have finally worked as they managed to sign Anthony Davis this Friday afternoon, hours just after the contract negotiations.

General Manager Kevin Parker Sr. spoke to the media about the signing.

"We've been waiting too long for this to happen. Anthony (Davis) has been our top priority in Free Agency and we managed to land him. We are excited for him to play in front of the Lakers crowd this upcoming season."

And when asked about the Lakers' playoffs chances, he replied, "Yes, I know we got lucky last season with the injuries to Eric Bledsoe and John Wall in the middle of the season that made their respective teams slow down. Now, it's different. We have Mudiay, Oubre, Simmons, Randle, and Davis. That's one of the best and certainly the youngest lineup you'll ever see play in the basketball court. Bottomline is, they are young, great players that is hungry for that title."

The media also had a chance to interview Anthony Davis after the signing.

    M: Was it difficult to choose between the Pelicans and the Lakers?
    AD: At first, yes. But when Mr. Parker talked to me, he assured that they will take care of me here in LA and he promised me success, unlike the Pelicans who are still rebuilding and is planning to do it again for another year.
    M: Fair enough. Have you met or talked to any of your new teammates now?
    AD: So far, only Kobe (Bryant) and Julius (Randle) talked to me. They were actually there in the room when we made the deal. They thanked and congratulated me as soon as I sad, 'Yes.' to the offer.
    M: What is your goal coming in this season?
    AD: Making the playoffs is a nice start. I've never had any playoff experience so making the playoffs would be nice. I also would want to see us at least get past the first round of the playoffs, too. That would be nice.

The Lakers and Davis agreed on a 3-year deal, $25M deal amounting to a $75M deal.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Lakers sign Anthony Davis + Free Agency Summary

Postby Kevin on Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:44 am

Notable Signings:

Sixers
Added:
DeMarre Carroll
Shane Larkin
Jonas Jerebko
Matt Bonner

Retained:


Released:
Monta Ellis

Hired:
Lloyd Pierce [Head Coach]



Bucks
Added:
Monta Ellis
Tyler Johnson
Dion Waiters
Kent Bazemore

Retained:
Miles Plumlee

Released:
DeMarre Carroll

Hired:
Joe Prunty [Head Coach]



Bulls
Added:
Jared Dudley

Retained:
Pau Gasol

Released:


Hired:
Mike Budenholzer [Head Coach]


Cavaliers
Added:
Manu Ginobili

Retained:
David Blatt [Head Coach]
Roy Hibbert
LeBron James
Tristan Thompson

Released:


Hired:




Celtics
Added:
Amar'e Stoudemire

Retained:
Brad Stevens [Head Coach]
Marcus Smart

Released:


Hired:




Clippers
Added:
Andrea Bargnani
Giannis Antetokounmpo


Retained:
Doc Rivers [Head Coach]
Samuel Dalembert

Released:


Hired:



Grizzlies
Added:
Joe Johnson

Retained:
David Joerger [Head Coach]
Mike Conley

Released:


Hired:


Hawks
Added:
Rajon Rondo
Dirk Nowitzki

Retained:
Andray Blatche
Al Horford

Released:
Doyle Daniels

Hired:



Heat
Added:
Norris Cole
Paul Pierce
Richard Jefferson
Jamal Crawford

Retained:
Erik Spoelstra [Head Coach]
Hassan Whiteside
Dwyane Wade

Released:


Hired:



Hornets
Added:
Nik Stauskas
Meyers Leonard
Thomas Robinson
Sim Bhullar
Oleg Bilous
Rasual Butler

Retained:
Jeremy Lamb

Released:


Hired:



Jazz
Added:
Otto Porter
Perry Jones
Dwight Powell

Retained:
O.J. Mayo

Released:
Derrick Favors

Hired:



Kings
Added:
Derrick Favors

Retained:


Released:


Hired:
Nate McMillan [Head Coach]


Knicks
Added:
Terrence Jones
Ersan Ilyasova
Aaron Brooks

Retained:
Gerald Green

Released:


Hired:



Lakers
Added:
Anthony Davis
Marco Belinelli
Omri Casspi
Evan Turner
Metta World Peace
Terrence Ross

Retained:
Julius Randle
Kristaps Porzingis

Released:
Stanley Johnson
Shabazz Napier

Hired:
Jason Kidd [Head Coach]
Kobe Bryant [Asst. Coach]


Magic
Added:
Maurice Harkless
Andrew Nicholson
James Anderson
Trevor Booker

Retained:


Released:
Kosta Koufos
Donell Morgan

Hired:
Mason Brownstein [Head Coach]



Mavericks
Added:
Luis Scola
Gerald Henderson
Beno Udrih
Brandon Bass

Retained:


Released:


Hired:



Nets:
Added:
Gary Neal
D.J. Augustin


Retained:


Released:
Josh Huestis

Hired:



Nuggets
Added:
Marreese Speights
Stanley Johnson


Retained:


Released:


Hired:
Mike Malone [Head Coach]


Pacers
Added:
Trey Burke
Al Jefferson

Retained:
Frank Vogel [Head Coach]
Anderson Varejao
Jordan Hill

Released:


Hired:



Pelicans
Added:


Retained:


Released:


Hired:
Scott Skiles [Head Coach]


Pistons
Added:
Bismack Biyombo
J.J. Hickson
Luol Deng
Tony Wroten

Retained:
Andre Drummond

Released:


Hired:



Raptors
Added:
Evan Fournier
James Johnson
Dwight Howard

Retained:
DeMar Derozan

Released:


Hired:
Tom Sterner [Head Coach]


Rockets
Added:
Jeremy Lin

Retained:
Mo Williams

Released:


Hired:



Spurs
Added:


Retained:
Boris Diaw
P.J. Tucker
David West

Released:


Hired:



Suns
Added:
Cory Jefferson
Trey Lyles
Josh Smith

Retained:


Released:


Hired:



Thunder
Added:
J.R. Smith
Eric Gordon

Retained:


Released:


Hired:



Timberwolves
Added:
Glenn Robinson III
Tyler Hansbrough
Carlos Boozer

Retained:


Released:


Hired:
Tyronn Lue [Head Coach]


Trailblazers
Added:
Dewayne Dedmon
Allen Crabbe
Courtney Lee
Timofey Mozgov

Retained:
Nicolas Batum
Chris Kaman

Released:


Hired:
Terry Stotts [Head Coach]


Warriors
Added:
Brandan Wright

Retained:
Steve Kerr [Head Coach]
Amir Johnson
David Lee

Released:


Hired:



Wizards
Added:
Cody Zeller

Retained:
Randy Wittman [Head Coach]
Nene
Bradley Beal
Brandon Jennings

Released:


Hired:

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Lakers sign Anthony Davis + Free Agency Summary

Postby Kevin on Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:59 am

Lakers GM Kevin Parker Sr. Now Owns The Los Angeles Lakers


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Montreal, Canada — Current Parker Technology CEO and Lakers General Manager Kevin Parker Sr. became the new owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday.

The Buss Family wanted a "change of scenery" for the Lakers' Front Office and they think current GM Parker Sr., is the best option the Lakers could have to give this franchise a new start.

The negotiated $3.5 billion sale price is the highest price in any sports franchise in North America. Parker, 52, was ranked No. 15 this year on Forbes' annual world's billionaires list and has a net worth of $28 billion.

"I am humbled and honored to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Lakers," Parker said in a statement. "Lakers fans are so amazing. They have remained fiercely loyal to our franchise through some extraordinary times. I will be hard core in giving the team, our great coach, staff and players the support they need to do their best work on the court."

The pricetag seems astronomical (the Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2B last year), but Parker believes the team is a safe investment.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Ross & Turner Headling FA Signings

Postby Kevin on Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:05 pm

Ross and Turner Headline FA Signings Of The Lakers


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El Segundo, Calif — With just a week left in Free Agency, the Lakers were lucky to still sign players that can contribute to the team. One of the players that the Lakers signed is the swingman Terrence Ross who was coming off a great season by the Raptors. Unfortunately, he wasn't offered a deal by the Raps as they already wasted their money on Dwight in Free Agency. Ross is expected to make $7M every year for 2 years with Los Angeles.

Another notable signing by the Lakers this offseason is the former 2nd pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, Evan Turner. Turner seemed to take a step back in terms of points scored per game in his last season in Boston which led to his minutes diminishing later in the season. He thinks LA is a great fit for him to have a fresh start. Turner signed a 2-year deal and will earn $4M per year.

The Lakers also look to bolster their perimeter offense, specifically the three-point shooting. They were 25th last season in 3PTM and 22nd in 3PT%, they brought in sharpshooting guard Marco Belinelli and forward Omri Casspi to spread the floor on offense and give the other bigs space in the paint to operate. Belinelli and Casspi both inked a 1-year deal with the Lakers and both are earning close to $4M in one season.Ian Mahinmi also willingly signed the offer that the Lakers offered him. He agreed to a 2-year deal worth roughly $9M in total.

A familiar face has also been brought in by the Lakers. Forward Ron Artest or now known as either Panda Friend or Metta World Peace, was offered a contract which he willingly signed in Free Agency. He signed a 1-year deal and will make $1.7M in one season with the Lakers.

Aside from the new signings, the Lakers also retained the 7'3" Center from Latvia, Kristaps Porzingis. His length and ability to put back misses to the rim will make him a valuable member of the team. Zinger signed a 2-year deal that will earn him a total of $32M, $16M each season.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Ross & Turner Headling FA Signings

Postby Kevin on Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:29 am

Lakers Rumored To Be "On The Move"?


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New York — Rumors have been speculating about the Lakers' future in downtown Los Angeles after Kevin Parker Sr. bought it from the Buss family 2 weeks ago. As we all know, Parker is Canadian and they think his love of basketball might lead to him bringing the whole franchise from America to Canada, specifically to Montreal, his hometown.

He has the money to pay for the move and certainly the vote of many Canadians that want another team based in Canada. All he needs to do now, if ever, is to get Silver's approval and he should be on his way.

Mr. Parker has not yet commented on the rumors but the sudden ratification of a very large arena that can house an estimated 32 thousand guests is way too peculiar to not look at. Whatever Parker's grand plan is, let's just hope it's going to be for the better.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Ross & Turner Headling FA Signings

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Official Team Roster for 2016-2017 Season



Starting 5
PG
SG
SF
PF
C
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Emmanuel Mudiay #0
Kelly Oubre #12
Ben Simmons #20
Julius Randle #30
Anthony Davis #23
20 | 6'5 | 190 lbs | China
20 | 6'7 | 205 lbs | Kansas
20 | 6'9 | 240 lbs | LSU
22 | 6'11 | 250 lbs | Kentucky
21 | 6'10 | 220 lbs | Kentucky



Bench/Reserves
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Kristaps Porzingis #31
Jamal Murray #7
Terrence Ross #21
Evan Turner #11
Ian Mahinmi #28
Marco Belinelli #4
Omri Casspi #18
Metta World Peace #37
21 | 7'3 | 220 lbs | Latvia
20 | 6'5 | 200 lbs | Kentucky
25 | 6'7 | 195 lbs | Washington
28 | 6'7 | 220 lbs | OSU
29 | 6'11 | 250 lbs | France
30 | 6'5 | 210 lbs| Italy
28 | 6'9 | 225 lbs | Israel
36 | 6'7 | 260 lbs | St. John
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Ross & Turner Headling FA Signings

Postby Kevin on Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:26 pm

Lakers' Schedule for October-November


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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Ross & Turner Headling FA Signings

Postby Kevin on Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:28 pm

Finally can play now. Format is, since I can't see what day it is, a 3-game recap. Still the same recap format with one game with the review and then the remaining 2 is just a picture and scores like always. Also, I'm going to play only the first half of the month and then simulate the end so this can be faster than the last one.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Ross & Turner Headling FA Signings

Postby Phil89 on Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:41 pm

That team has crazy potential. You might not be a contender this season (only because they are so young), but I think the NBA Finals will probably be "Lakers vs challenger" for the next 5-10 years.

Montreal Lakers huh? Interesting idea.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Ross & Turner Headling FA Signings

Postby big-shot-ROB on Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:28 am

I saw Jain Wallet III in the Nike USA match. I had completly forgoten i was in there lol (Y)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Ross & Turner Headling FA Signings

Postby Kevin on Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:00 pm

Phil89 wrote:That team has crazy potential. You might not be a contender this season (only because they are so young), but I think the NBA Finals will probably be "Lakers vs challenger" for the next 5-10 years.

I'll give it one or two more offseasons and we're ready to go on a trip to the Finals again.

Phil89 wrote:Montreal Lakers huh? Interesting idea.

Something along those lines :wink:

big-shot-ROB wrote:I saw Jain Wallet III in the Nike USA match. I had completly forgoten i was in there lol (Y)

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - Ross & Turner Headling FA Signings

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:38 pm

Record (0-0)


vs Golden State (0-0)

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Oubre puts one up before the 3rd quarter buzzer.


Lakers Draw First Blood in Opening Day; 104-102

With the season officially kicking off, the Lakers and the Warriors face off against each other on what the NBA fans think is going to be the two teams that will match-up in the Western Conference Finals.

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MVP: Julius Randle is the clear winner of the MVP here. He finished with 25 points while shooting 12 of 19 attempts. Not to mention his work on the boards where he had 14 for tonight, 4 of those were on the offensive end of the floor.

LVP: Dragan Bender, the Warriors' 13th pick of the draft, didn't do so well in his debut game versus the Lakers. He only managed to get one shot to go in for him, finishing with 3 points in 1 of 8 shooting while committing 3 turnovers as well.

X-Factor/s: Emmanuel Mudiay's playmaking skills are just ridiculous and he showcased it well tonight. He distributed the ball efficiently and came up with 14 assists, tying his career-high.



Player of the Game: Julius Randle (25 pts, 14 rebs, 2 blks, 12-19 FG)

Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (20 pts, 7 rebs, 4 blks)
E. Mudiay (20 pts, 14 asts)
B. Simmons (10 pts, 6 rebs, 4 asts)

Warriors:
S. Curry (27 pts, 6 rebs, 11 asts, 5-8 3PT)
K. Thompson (20 pts, 4 rebs, 6 asts)
H. Barnes (16 pts, 2 rebs, 3 blks)



vs Phoenix (1-1)

Lakers Burn Out Suns; 121-109

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Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (27 pts, 11 rebs, 5 asts, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (25 pts, 14 rebs, 3 blks)
B. Simmons (19 pts, 7 rebs, 7 asts)
E. Mudiay (10 pts, 9 rebs, 13 asts)

Suns:
B. Knight (23 pts, 5 asts, 3 stls)
E. Bledsoe (19 pts, 4 rebs, 11 asts)
T. J. Warren (16 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts, 3-3 3PT)


@ San Antonio (2-2)

Lakers Get Easy Win vs Parker-less Spurs; 129-109

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Player of the Game: Julius Randle (20 pts, 20 rebs, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (30 pts, 16 rebs)
B. Simmons (19 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts)
E. Mudiay (17 pts, 14 asts)

Spurs:
J. Simmons (18 pts, 2 rebs, 4 asts)
B. Diaw (14 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls, 2 blks)
P. Mills (14 pts, 12 asts)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [3-0] Warriors strike back!

Postby Kevin on Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:36 pm

Record (3-0)



@ Golden State (3-1)

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Warriors strike back behind Thompson's 29; 107-117

Lakers drew first blood and the Warriors want revenge after their 1st game in Opening Night. The Lakers are coming in tonight without any losses and plans to make it 4 in a row.

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MVP: Klay Thompson came out firing on all cylinders tonight. He had 4 threes in 6 attempts that led to his dominant 29 points. Stephen Curry is also the co-MVP with Thompson tonight. He finished with 22 points and 11 assists for the Warriors.

LVP: Terrence Ross is tonight's Least Valuable Player as he attempted a whooping 7 attempts beyond the arc and only came up with 1 make, finishing with 3 points on 1-of-10 shooting.

X-Factor/s: David Lee's work on the glass propelled the Warriors to victory. He brought down 16 rebounds tonight paired with 14 points and 1 block.



Player of the Game: Klay Thompson (29 pts, 5 asts, 4-6 3PT)

Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (29 pts, 9 rebs)
J. Randle (25 pts, 12 rebs, 3 blks)
E. Mudiay (16 pts, 8 asts, 2 stls)

Warriors:
S. Curry (22 pts, 11 asts, 1 stl)
A. Iguodala (15 pts, 4 rebs, 8 asts, 2-3 3PT)
D. Lee (14 pts, 16 rebs, 1 blk)



@ Los Angeles (4-2)

Lakers come up short in 2OT; 135-137

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Player of the Game: J.J. Redick (33 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts, 7-10 3PT)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
E. Mudiay (28 pts, 13 asts)
J. Randle (26 pts, 18 rebs)
A. Davis (17 pts, 12 rebs)

Clippers:
B. Griffin (29 pts, 10 rebs)
C. Paul (28 pts, 16 asts)
G. Antetokoumpo (12 pts, 10 rebs, 7 asts)

vs Dallas (3-4)

Lakers pull away in 2OT; 122-101

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Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (28 pts, 14 rebs, 4 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (23 pts, 18 rebs, 2 blks)
E. Mudiay (17 pts, 13 asts)
K. Oubre (15 pts, 5 rebs, 6 asts)

Mavericks:
C. Parsons (31 pts, 8 rebs, 4 asts)
B. Udrih (19 pts, 9 rebs, 6 asts, 2 stls)
W. Matthews (18 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [4-2] Kings and Lakers go at it for 4 Quarters!

Postby Kevin on Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:02 pm

Record (4-2)



@ Sacramento (6-1)

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Kings survive 8 Quarters versus Lakers; 149-152

Considered as the Game of the Year by many fans, the Kings and the Lakers' matchup went to 4 overtimes and saw the Kings walk out with the W.

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MVP: Rudy Gay posted a career-high 43 points in 16 of 38 shooting and a 5-of-10 clip from downtown. He carried his team on his own for the last 4 quarters and Favors and Cousins didn't come through in the crunch.

LVP: Julius Randle had his worst game of the season so far. He did finish with 14 points and a career-high 26 rebounds but his shooting tonight was just unacceptable. He was 5 of 22 when shooting the ball last night.

X-Factor/s: Darren Collison also had a career game and finished with 31 points and 18 assists. Derrick Favors also contributed with a 20-20.



Player of the Game: Rudy Gay (43 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts, 5-10 3PT)

Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
K. Oubre (38 pts, 8 rebs, 6 asts)
A. Davis (36 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts)
B. Simmons (18 pts, 7 rebs, 7 asts,
E. Mudiay (17 pts, 13 asts)
J. Randle (14 pts, 26 rebs)

Kings:
D. Collison (31 pts, 7 rebs, 18 asts)
B. McLemore (22 pts, 11 rebs)
D. Cousins (21 pts, 17 rebs)
D. Favors (21 pts, 24 rebs)


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vs New Orleans (2-6)

Pelicans win versus Mudiay-less Lakers; 124-128

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Player of the Game: Lou Williams (27 pts, 1 reb, 2 asts, 11-16 FG)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (32 pts, 15 rebs, 4 blks)
K. Oubre (26 pts, 8 rebs, 4 asts)
J. Murray (20 pts, 4 rebs, 5 asts, 4 stls)

Pelicans:
J. Holiday (17 pts, 10 asts)
R. McCallum (16 pts)
A. Gordon (13 pts, 8 rebs, 2 blks)


vs Milwaukee (3-5)

Randle scores 30 and 14 vs Embiid's Bucks; 123-107

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Player of the Game: Julius Randle (30 pts, 14 rebs, 4 asts, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
E. Mudiay (27 pts, 4 rebs, 6 asts)
A. Davis (21 pts, 14 rebs)
B. Simmons (15 pts, 6 rebs, 6 asts)

Bucks:
N. Young (30 pts, 4 rebs, 2-10 3PT)
D. Russell (19 pts, 2 rebs, 5 asts)
J. Embiid (15 pts, 8 rebs)

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [4-2] Lakers sign Andrew Bynum!

Postby Kevin on Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:31 pm

Simmed Games Recap


Record (5-4)


Lakers get easy win versus Nets; 108-85

Player of the Game: Julius Randle (18 pts, 10 rebs, 4 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
E. Mudiay (17 pts, 10 asts, 2 stls)
A. Davis (16 pts, 6 rebs)
K. Oubre (16 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts, 3 stls)

Nets:
G. Neal (18 pts, 1 reb, 2 asts)
D.J. Augustin (13 pts, 2 rebs, 6 asts)
D. Williams (10 pts, 15 asts)


Lakers' strong 2nd half propel them to win; 115-96

Player of the Game: Julius Randle (25 pts, 11 rebs, 8 asts, 4 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (21 pts, 9 rebs, 3 asts)
E. Mudiay (18 pts, 8 asts)
B. Simmons (18 pts, 3 rebs,3 asts)
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Raptors:
K. Lowry (19 pts, 10 asts)
D. Howard (17 pts, 12 rebs)
J. Johnson (17 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts)

Lakers squeak by Wizards in 1OT; 125-121

Player of the Game: Julius Randle (27 pts, 12 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls, 5 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (29 pts, 9 rebs, 4 asts)
E. Mudiay (16 pts, 12 asts)
K. Oubre (12 pts, 7 rebs, 6 asts)

Wizards:
B. Beal (30 pts, 9 rebs, 6 asts, 2 stls)
J. Wall (25 pts, 13 asts)
B. Jennings (16 pts, 1 reb, 4 asts)

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [4-2] Lakers sign Andrew Bynum!

Postby Kevin on Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:31 pm

Lakers sign Andrew Bynum to 1yr/$887K deal


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The Los Angeles Lakers announced Saturday they have signed free agent center Andrew Bynum to a contract for the remainder of the season. The Lakers will pay Bynum $1 million for the remainder of the season, a source told ESPN.

The 7-1, 285-pound Bynum played seven seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and was part of their 2009 and 2010 NBA Championship teams. He was traded by the Lakers to Philadelphia in August, 2012, but missed the 2012-13 regular season with knee problems.

Five teams were interested in Bynum, including the Heat, but it was the Lakers who had a roster spot and the space under the luxury tax to add him now.

"It really wasn't a hard decision, I think it's the right fit for me," Bynum said in a statement. "In all honesty, I think we've got the best chance of winning. It will be great to back up Julius [Randle], and I'll do whatever I can to help this team."

Bynum, who missed 3/4 of last season with a knee injury, averaged 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 24 games for the New York Knicks.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [5-4] Lakers sign Andrew Bynum!

Postby Kevin on Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:22 am

Simmed Games Recap


Record (8-4)


Lakers burn Heat; 107-106

Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (27 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
E. Mudiay (17 pts, 7 rebs, 13 asts, 3 stls)
B. Simmons (15 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts)
J. Randle (10 pts, 14 rebs, 4 asts)

Heat:
G. Dragic (26 pts, 4 rebs, 7 asts)
C. Bosh (25 pts, 7 rebs)
D. Wade (23 pts, 3 rebs, 7 asts)

Lakers barely escape Magic; 104-103

Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (27 pts, 12 rebs, 2 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (21 pts, 10 rebs, 5 asts, 2 blks)
K. Porzingis (14 pts, 6 rebs)
E. Mudiay (11 pts, 13 asts)

Magic:
N. Vucevic (18 pts, 10 rebs)
V. Oladipo (16 pts, 4 rebs, 6 asts)
J. Brown (15 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts)

Hornets end Lakers' 5-game winning streak; 91-106

Player of the Game: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (22 pts, 11 rebs, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (18 pts, 13 rebs, 3 blks)
B. Simmons (18 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls)
A. Davis (14 pts, 3 rebs, 4 blks)

Hornets:
K. Walker (20 pts, 3 rebs, 8 asts)
K. Middleton (17 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls)
T. Rozier (12 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts)


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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [8-4] Lakers sign Andrew Bynum!

Postby Kevin on Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:46 pm

Simmed Games Recap


Record (10-5)


Rose goes 0 of 18 to help Lakers with win; 91-79

Player of the Game: Julius Randle (20 pts, 15 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
K. Oubre (15 pts, 10 rebs, 2 asts)
E. Mudiay (13 pts, 6 asts)
A. Davis (12 pts, 11 rebs)

Bulls:
J. Dudley (19 pts, 4-7 3PT)
N. Mirotic (12 pts, 11 rebs)
P. Gasol (12 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts)


Lakers' late 4th quarter run stun Wolves; 106-91

Player of the Game: Julius Randle (22 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
B. Simmons (19 pts, 4 rebs, 4 asts)
E. Mudiay (15 pts, 12 asts)
A. Davis (13 pts, 15 rebs, 5-15 FG)

Timberwolves:
R. Rubio (23 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts)
A. Wiggins (15 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts)
S. Muhammad (14 pts, 7 rebs, 2 asts)

Kings make it 6 straight wins; 104-118

Player of the Game: Wesley Johnson (19 pts, 2 rebs, 2 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (23 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts, 1 blk)
K. Porzingis (17 pts, 4 rebs)
E. Mudiay (15 pts, 6 rebs, 9 asts, 3 stls)

Kings:
K. Humphries (18 pts, 6 rebs)
R. Gay (17 pts, 3 rebs, 3 asts)
D. Cousins (14 pts, 7 rebs, 7 asts)

Lakers overcome Harden's season-high 31 points; 117-111

Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (25 pts, 15 rebs, 4 blks)


Lakers:
K. Oubre (18 pts, 12 rebs)
J. Randle (14 pts, 14 rebs, 8 asts, 2 blks)
E. Mudiay (12 pts, 2 rebs, 7 asts)

Rockets:
J. Harden (31 pts, 8 rebs, 5 asts)
T. Ariza (16 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts)
J. Lin (14 pts, 2 rebs, 5 asts)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] Rose goes 0 of 18 to help Lakers win!

Postby Phil89 on Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:16 pm

Nice move getting Bynum in as a backup. I was going to sign him for my Sixers but I went with 'old reliable' Dalembert instead.

What happened with Rose? Was he drunk? :lol:
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] Rose goes 0 of 18 to help Lakers win!

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:02 am

Phil89 wrote:Nice move getting Bynum in as a backup. I was going to sign him for my Sixers but I went with 'old reliable' Dalembert instead.

What happened with Rose? Was he drunk? :lol:
I actually was about to sign somebody better and more reliable than Bynum like Omer Asik but he was asking for too much so I just sign Bynum for less than a million and he's happy about it :twisted:

He sprained his right ankle in their last game and Butler was out of the lineup, maybe he tried to take over the team.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] October-November Recap

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:05 am

Monthly Recap Part 1 for October-November


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Eastern Conference Standings

Cleveland Cavaliers [15-3]
Brooklyn Nets [11-7]
Orlando Magic [10-8]
Miami Heat [9-7]
Indiana Pacers [9-7]
Chicago Bulls [10-9]
Philadelphia 76ers [10-9]
Charlotte Hornets [9-9]
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Washington Wizards [10-11]
Toronto Raptors [9-10]
New York Knicks [9-11]
Detroit Pistons [7-10]
Atlanta Hawks [4-12]
Milwaukee Bucks [3-16]
Boston Celtics [2-16]


Western Conference Standings

Golden State Warriors [15-4]
Los Angeles Clippers [13-6]
Los Angeles Lakers [13-6]
Sacramento Kings [13-7]
Oklahoma City Thunder [11-7]
Phoenix Suns [10-8]
Dallas Mavericks [10-9]
Memphis Grizzlies [10-9]
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San Antonio Spurs [9-10]
Houston Rockets [9-10]
Utah Jazz [7-9]
Portland Trailblazers [8-11]
Minnesota Timberwolves [7-11]
Denver Nuggets [7-12]
New Orleans Pelicans [7-12]


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Players of the Month


East: Carmelo Anthony [NYK] (25.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.4 spg, 1.0 bpg)
West: Kevin Durant [OKC] (26.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.5 bpg)


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Rookies of the Month


East: Jaylen Brown [ORL] (14.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.6 bpg)
West: Ben Simmons [LAL] (12.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.2 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.6 bpg)


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League Leaders


Points Per Game
James Harden [HOU] 27.1
Stephen Curry [GSW] 26.2
Damian Lillard [POR] 26.0
Anthony Davis [LAL] 23.5
Chris Paul [LAC] 23.2

Rebounds Per Game
Rudy Gobert [UTA] 15.5
Julius Randle [LAL] 14.2
DeAndre Jordan [LAC] 12.3
Enes Kanter [OKC] 12.1
Hassan Whiteside [MIA] 11.8

Assists Per Game
Emmanuel Mudiay [LAL] 11.0
Chris Paul [LAC] 10.2
Damian Lillard [POR] 9.4
Stephen Curry [GSW] 9.1
Ty Lawson [DEN] 8.4

Steals Per Game
Ty Lawson [DEN] 2.4
Damian Lillard [POR] 2.4
Stephen Curry [GSW] 2.3
George Hill [IND] 2.3
John Wall [WAS] 2.2

Blocks Per Game
Julius Randle [LAL] 3.1
Marc Gasol [PHI] 2.7
Serge Ibaka [OKC] 2.4
Andre Drummond [DET] 2.4
DeAndre Jordan [LAC] 2.3



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Transactions

Signings:
Suns sign Wayne Ellington
Clippers sign Tayshaun Prince
Grizzlies sign Vitor Faverani
Warriors sign Matthew Dellavedova
Bulls sign Jabari Brown
Bulls sign Jerome Jordan
Bulls re-sign Derrick Rose
Trailblazers sign Marvin Williams
Timberwolves re-sign Kevin Martin
Brooklyn Nets sign Bruno Caboclo
Rockets sign Joffrey Lauvergne
Knicks re-sign Arron Afflalo
Warriors sign E'Twaun Moore
Pelicans re-sign Tyreke Evans
Nets sign Jonathan Hickson
Hawks re-sign Kyle Korver
Lakers sign Andrew Bynum
Thunder re-sign Russell Westbrook
Bulls re-sign Dennis Schroder
Wizards sign Josh Huestis
Pacers re-sign George Hill
Grizzlies re-sign Tony Allen
Warriors re-sign Stephen Curry
Suns sign Sergey Karasev

Trades:
Knicks trade Jose Calderon | Hawks trade Mike Scott

Hirings/Firings:
N/A


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Injury Report


Out for 4-6 months
James Ennis [MIA] Spinal Injury
Courtney Lee [MEM] Torn Left Meniscus

Out for 4-8 weeks
Lavoy Allen [IND] Torn Right Bicep
Lance Stephenson [POR] Hyperextended Left Shoulder
Quincy Pondexter [NOP] Broken Left Ankle
J.J. Redick [LAC] Right Knee Tendinitis


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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] October-November Recap

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:27 am

Monthly Recap Part 2 for October-November


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Players' Statistics


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Team Monthly Report


What went right:
    • Anthony Davis and Julius Randle seem to be co-existing well together both on and off the court
    • We are tied with our rivals, the Clippers, to the 2nd seed so far
    • Ben Simmons, our first pick in this year's draft, has won the Rookie of the Month Award for November; A good sign for us.

What went wrong:
    • We are 26th in the league in 3PT Makes and 27th in 3PT Percentage
    • Evan Turner and Terrence Ross are not in their form like last season. Both of them were coming off a career season and neither are showing their worth for the Lakers.
    • Metta World Peace got a concussion in his season debut for Los Angeles versus the Bulls. He will be out for a maximum of 2 months.

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] October-November Recap

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [15-7] Lakers-Celtics Rivalry

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [13-6] October-November Recap

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Record (13-6)



@ Boston (2-16)

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The Lakers and the Celtics rivalry heat up tonight in Los Angeles as the Lakers try to improve their record while the Celtics look for just their 3rd win of the season.

Lakers ground Celtics; 102-86

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MVP: Anthony Davis has been playing great for the past 3 games and he had one here tonight too. Davis finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. He was 3 assists shy of a triple-double.

LVP: Isaiah Thomas has been struggling all season long and it’s hurting the team in offense and in defense. Thomas attempted 10 3PT shots and only made 1. He was also the Celtics’ leading scorer with only 12 in 36 minutes of playing time.

X-Factor/s: Julius Randle regained his shooting touch tonight, snapping his cold steak of shooting way below 33% in the last 3 games he’s played.



Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (27 pts, 10 rebs, 7 asts)

Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (16 pts, 12 rebs, 3 asts, 1 blk)
E. Mudiay (12 pts, 11 asts, 2 stls)
K. Porzingis (9 pts, 4 rebs, 3 asts, 1 stl, 4 blks)

Celtics:
I. Thomas (12 pts, 10 asts, 4-17 FG)
S. Dinwiddie (12 pts, 1 reb, 4 asts)
A. Bradley (12 pts, 5 rebs, 6 asts, 1 blk)




@ Dallas (11-9)

Lakers squeak past Mavericks; 120-119

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Player of the Game: Julius Randle (28 pts, 12 rebs, 5 asts, 4 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (23 pts, 9 rebs, 4 asts, 4 blks)
K. Oubre (19 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls)
E. Mudiay (8 pts, 4 rebs, 15 asts, 3 stls)

Mavericks:
W. Matthews (28 pts, 4 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls)
C, Parsons (23 pts, 9 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls)
D. Harris (21 pts, 1 reb, 14 asts, 1 stl)

vs Oklahoma (13-9)

Thunder defeat Lakers behind Durant’s 25; 92-117

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Player of the Game: Kevin Durant (25 pts, 7 rebs, 5 asts, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Murray (18 pts, 2 asts, 1 stl)
J. Randle (16 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts, 2 blks)
A. Davis (12 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls, 1 blk)

Thunder:
E. Kanter (19 pts, 13 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls)
E. Gordon (19 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts)
JR Smith (15 pts, 3 stls)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [15-7] Turner out indefinitely!

Postby Kevin on Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:29 pm

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Evan Turner out indefinitely after suffering a concussion

Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Evan Turner sustained a concussion during Saturday's loss versus the Oklahoma City Thunder and is out indefinitely, the team announced.

"Following extensive examinations over the last two days -- including neurological tests earlier Sunday morning -- Lakers guard/forward Evan Turner has been diagnosed with a concussion. He will not return to the court until he is symptom-free and cleared under the NBA's concussion protocol guidelines," the Lakers said in a statement. "He will be evaluated daily and there is no timetable for his return."

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [16-9] Turner is out - Carroll goes 8-10 in 3PT

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Record (15-7)



vs Utah (8-11)

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Simmons slams it down over Hayward in transition!


Lakers regain composure versus Jazz; 108-93

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MVP: Anthony Davis, after scoring just 12 points in his last game, scored 29 points tonight along with 15 rebounds in 14 of 19 shooting in the field.

LVP: Austin Rivers finished with 9 points in 17 attempts. He attempted 10 of those beyond the arc without any makes.

X-Factor/s: Emmanuel Mudiay has been racking up his assist numbers as he record 15 points and 14 dishes tonight with 2 steals.



Player of the Game: Anthony Davis (29 pts, 15 rebs)

Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (17 pts, 12 rebs, 5 blks)
E. Mudiay (15 pts, 3 rebs, 14 asts, 2 stls)
B. Simmons (15 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts)

Jazz:
G. Hayward (24 pts, 2 rebs, 4 asts)
D. Exum (14 pts, 3 rebs, 8 asts)
D. Jones (12 pts, 10 rebs, 2 asts)



vs Philadelphia (13-10)

76ers go on 14-0 run to beat the Lakers; 99-115

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Player of the Game: D. Carroll (39 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 5-6 3PT)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (18 pts, 11 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls, 2 blks)
K. Oubre (17 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts)
A. Davis (16 pts, 9 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls, 2 blks)

76ers:
S. Larkin (19 pts, 13 asts)
R. Covington (13 pts, 4 rebs)
M. Gasol (11 pts, 13 rebs, 4 blks)

vs Dallas (13-12)

Mavericks trample Lakers; 80-106

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Player of the Game: Wesley Matthews (21 pts, 2 rebs, 3 asts, 3-5 3PT)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (23 pts, 8 rebs, 2 asts, 3 blks)
B. Simmons (11 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls)
A. Bynum (11 pts, 4 rebs)

Mavericks:
J.J. Barea (17 pts, 3 rebs, 5 asts, 2 stls)
C. Parsons (17 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts, 1 blk)
J. Okafor (13 pts, 12 rebs)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [16-9] Turner is out - Carroll goes 8-10 in 3PT

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:45 pm

Oubre tears meniscus, out for 2-4 months


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El Segundo, Calif.-- Lakers guard Kelly Oubre has a torn meniscus in his right knee and will undergo surgery, the team said Tuesday. Oubre left the Mavericks-Lakers game because of pain in his right knee, an exam and subsequent MRI confirmed the tear.

A timetable for Oubre's return will be determined once he has surgery, the team said. The Lakers and Oubre decided to fix the meniscus tear instead of cutting the damaged part out in order to elongate Oubre's career.

The 21-year-old was averaging 14.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 25 games this season.

It's quite a blow for the Lakers, who was poising for a playoff run before the all-star break and his contribution to the team will surely be missed.

Jamal Murray, the Lakers' 5th pick in the Draft, will start as the Shooting Guard for the Lakers. He is averaging 8.1 points per game and 5.1 assists.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [16-12] Lakers continue to be miserable!

Postby Kevin on Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:03 pm

Simmed Games Recap


Record (16-9)


Wiggins posts career-high 40 points in win vs Lakers; 104-112

Player of the Game: Andrew Wiggins (40 pts, 3 rebs, 3 stls)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (25 pts, 9 rebs, 1 ast)
J. Randle (24 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts)
E. Mudiay (19 pts, 15 asts, 2 stls)

Timberwolves:
S. Muhammad (29 pts, 5 rebs, 4 asts)
K. Martin (16 pts, 1 reb, 4 asts)
W. Cauley-Stein (11 pts, 10 rebs)

Raptors claw their way out in OT; 99-103

Player of the Game: J. Valanciunas (19 pts, 6 rebs, 1 blk)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (21 pts, 14 rebs, 5 blks)
B. Simmons (18 pts, 8 rebs, 2 asts, 1 stl)
J. Randle (16 pts, 7 rebs, 5 asts, 1 blk)

Raptors:
C. Joseph (14 pts)
E. Fournier (13 pts, 1 reb, 3 asts, 1 stl)
J. Johnson (11 pts, 9 rebs, 3 asts)

Hawks soar past Lakers; 100-106

Player of the Game: C. Brewer (22 pts, 6 rebs, 3 asts, 1 blk)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (23 pts, 14 rebs, 5 asts, 2 blks)
E. Mudiay (18 pts, 4 rebs, 9 asts, 2 stls)
K. Porzingis (17 pts, 6 rebs)

Hawks:
A. Horford (17 pts, 7 rebs, 6 asts, 6 blks)
J. Teague (14 pts, 3 rebs, 8 asts, 4 blks)
J. Holiday (14 pts, 6 rebs, 4 asts)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [16-12] Lakers continue to be miserable!

Postby Kevin on Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:48 am

Simmed Games Recap


Record (16-12)


Lakers lose to Pistons in OT; 124-125

Player of the Game: Paul Millsap (25 pts, 11 rebs, 7 asts)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Murray (25 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk)
A. Davis (18 pts, 10 rebs, 2 asts, 3 blks)
J. Randle (17 pts, 10 rebs, 4 asts, 2 blks)

Pistons:
A. Drummond (25 pts, 8 rebs, 4 blks)
G. Monroe (21 pts, 7 rebs)
T. Wroten (15 pts, 3 rebs, 6 asts, 2 stls)

Lakers snap losing streak to 4 versus Blazers; 107-103

Player of the Game: Julius Randle (16 pts, 11 rebs, 7 asts, 2 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Murray (18 pts, 2 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls)
B. Simmons (15 pts, 5 rebs, 5 asts)
E. Mudiay (15 pts, 2 rebs, 16 asts, 5 stls)

Trailblazers:
D. Lillard (21 pts, 3 rebs, 8 asts, 5 stls)
L. Aldridge (14 pts, 8 rebs)
N. Batum (13 pts, 7 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls)

Kings decapitate Lakers; 104-107

Player of the Game: D. Favors (27 pts, 8 rebs, 3 blks)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
A. Davis (22 pts, 10 rebs, 2 asts, 5 blks)
J. Murray (15 pts, 3 rebs, 7 asts, 2 stls)
J. Randle (14 pts, 14 rebs, 6 asts, 2 blks)

Kings:
B. McLemore (14 pts, 2 rebs)
R. Gay (13 pts, 3 rebs, 5 asts)
D. Collison (10 pts, 4 rebs, 7 asts, 4 stls)

Knicks top Lakers behind Melo’s 35; 113-124

Player of the Game: Carmelo Anthony (35 pts, 9 rebs, 7 asts)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
J. Randle (20 pts, 12 rebs, 8 asts)
E. Mudiay (18 pts, 3 rebs, 9 asts, 2 blks)
A. Davis (16 pts, 8 rebs, 1 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk)

Knicks:
A. Afflalo (19 pts, 1 reb, 2 asts)
G. Green (19 pts, 2 rebs, 3 asts)
E. Ilyasova (12 pts, 4 rebs, 1 ast)

Lakers lose again for 3 straight games; 92-117

Player of the Game: Blake Griffin (24 pts, 9 rebs, 6 asts, 2 stls)


Other Notable Performers:

Lakers:
E. Mudiay (20 pts, 1 reb, 7 asts, 7 stls)
B. Simmons (17 pts, 7 rebs, 5 asts, 2 blks)
A. Davis (16 pts, 11 rebs)

Clippers:
G. Antetokounmpo (21 pts, 8 rebs, 4 asts, 2 stls, 2 blks)
D. Jordan (17 pts, 8 rebs)
C. Paul (13 pts, 11 asts)
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [17-16] Trade Rumours?

Postby Kevin on Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:49 pm

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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [17-16] Trade Rumours?

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:42 am

Small Ball? What's that?

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We've seen it everywhere. From back when LeBron was still playing in South Beach with Wade and Bosh to the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, and now to Oklahoma City's Westbrook-Durant-Ibaka trio. The "small ball" lineup was used primarily to run the offense faster and it's been used by teams that gave them success in the regular season. So, what's so special about that small ball lineup and how does it work, exactly?

The small ball lineup is a style of play used by a team that sacrifices height, physical strength and low post offense/defense in favor of a lineup of smaller players for speed, agility and increased scoring, often from the three-point line. It completely goes out of the norm of a team that's centered on a big man playing down in the post. This lineup has also created many opportunities for shooters because of how it stretches the floor and a single drive and a kick-out to an open man can collapse the opposing team's defense entirely.

We've seen Miami do it, then Golden State, now Oklahoma City. As one of the rising powerhouse in the NBA, shouldn't the Lakers aim to do that? According to GM Parker, "No.". "I'm quite aware of the small ball lineup and I don't see any problem with it. I just feel like sticking with the classics might give us more success than the rising small ball lineup."

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For the last two drafts, the Lakers have drafted two point guards (Mudiay & Murray) and both of them are listed as 6'5" and to put this to perspective, the average height of a point guard is a little over 6'1". Currently, there are no players in the Lakers roster that is below 6'5". Anthony Davis, who has an eagle-like wingspan, is the team's power forward who's listed as 6'11" and Julius Randle, whose growth spurt made it possible to switch his playstyle from an average mid range shooter to a dominant presence down low, is also listed as 6'11".

Even with the enormous height differences, the Lakers haven't had any trouble winning games while focusing on their offensive output in the paint and in fact, they lead the league in points in the paint and FG% in the paint but suffer from their horrible shooting outside the arc.
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Re: Chapter 2: Beginning A Dynasty - [17-16] Monthly Recap

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Monthly Recap Part 1 for December


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Eastern Conference Standings

Cleveland Cavaliers [26-6]
Indiana Pacers [21-11]
Miami Heat [20-14]
Detroit Pistons [19-15]
Washington Wizards [19-16]
Philadelphia 76ers [18-17]
Chicago Bulls [18-18]
New York Knicks [18-19]
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Orlando Magic [17-18]
Charlotte Hornets [15-18]
Toronto Raptors [16-20]
Brooklyn Nets [15-19]
Atlanta Hawks [13-19]
Boston Celtics [10-24]
Milwaukee Bucks [8-27]


Western Conference Standings

Golden State Warriors [28-7]
Los Angeles Clippers [25-12]
Oklahoma City Thunder [23-11]
Sacramento Kings [21-12]
Dallas Mavericks [19-16]
Memphis Grizzlies [18-15]
Los Angeles Lakers [17-16]
Houston Rockets [16-18]
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San Antonio Spurs [16-19]
Minnesota Timberwolves [16-19]
New Orleans Pelicans [16-20]
Denver Nuggets [14-21]
Phoenix Suns [14-21]
Portland Trailblazers [11-25]
Utah Jazz [9-23]


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Players of the Month


East: LeBron James [CLE] (22.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 6.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 1.3 bpg)
West: Damian Lillard [POR] (26 ppg, 5 rpg, 9.4 apg, 2.4 spg, 0.2 bpg)


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Rookies of the Month


East: Jaylen Brown [ORL] (15.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.2 spg, 1.4 bpg)
West: Skal Labissiere [DEN] (14.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.6 bpg)


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League Leaders


Points Per Game
Kevin Durant [OKC] 26.9
Stephen Curry [GSW] 26.4
Carmelo Anthony [NYK] 25.0
James Harden [HOU] 27.1
LeBron James [CLE] 24.8

Rebounds Per Game
Julius Randle [LAL] 12.7
Hassan Whiteside [MIA] 12.2
Rudy Gobert [UTA] 12.2
Enes Kanter [OKC] 11.9
Zac Randolph [MEM] 11.5

Assists Per Game
Emmanuel Mudiay [LAL] 10.7
Chris Paul [LAC] 10.3
Stephen Curry [GSW] 9.6
Damian Lillard [POR] 9.6
Mike Conley [MEM] 9.1

Steals Per Game
Damian Lillard [POR] 3.0
Mike Conley [MEM] 2.5
Chris Paul [LAC] 2.3
John Wall [WAS] 2.0
Ty Lawson [DEN] 2.0

Blocks Per Game
Julius Randle [LAL] 2.6
Marc Gasol [PHI] 2.4
DeAndre Jordan [LAC] 2.4
Andre Drummond [DET] 2.4
Rudy Gobert [UTA] 2.3



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Transactions

Signings:
Jazz re-sign Rudy Gobert
Pelicans re-sign Jrue Holiday
Clippers re-sign J.J. Redick
Hawks re-sign Jeff Teague
Warriors re-sign Andre Iguodala
Magic re-sign Victor Oladipo

Trades:
Celtics trade Amar’e Stoudemire | Nets trade Bruno Caboclo and Jonathan Hickson

Hirings/Firings:
N/A


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Injury Report


Out for Season
Gerald Green [NYK] Torn Left Achilles

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Elfrid Payton [ORL] Spinal Injury
Zach Lavine [MIN] Torn Left Patellar Tendon
Demar DeRozan [TOR] Spinal Injury
James Ennis [MIA] Spinal Injury
Courtney Lee [MEM] Torn Left Meniscus

Out for 4-8 weeks
Kelly Oubre [LAL] Torn Right Meniscus
Evan Turner [LAL] Concussion
Lavoy Allen [IND] Torn Right Bicep
Lance Stephenson [POR] Hyperextended Left Shoulder
Andre Roberson [BKN] Broken Right Ankle
Dion Waiters [MIL] Broken Right Wrist
Thabo Sefolosha [ATL] Torn Right MCL
Danny Green [SAS] Pinched Nerve In The Back


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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] "Small Ball? What's That?" & Monthly Recap!

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:06 pm

Monthly Recap Part 2 for December


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Players' Stats


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Team Monthly Report


What went right:
    • Anthony Davis has been anchoring the team offensively with his stellar shooting.
    • Marco Belinelli seem to be in shape for these past couple of games. He's scoring 8.9 ppg in the last 5 games with 28 3PT makes per game all while shooting at a 71% clip.
    • We still have 2 defensive stalwarts in our team that can and will alter shots. We are first in Opponent FG% with 41%.
    • Moving the ball is still the bread and butter of this team as we still are first in assists per game.
    • Mudiay finished the month unharmed, his first time this season.

What went wrong:
    • Turner and Oubre's injuries held us back to a 3-12 finish this month.
    • Julius Randle tweaked his right ankle, making him miss 3 games this month.
    • We are currently the 7th seed in the West.
    • Oubre and Turner are not expected to join us this month.
    • Poor decision making leads to turnovers; The Lakers are leading the league in turnovers per game.

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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Kevin on Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:41 am

Lakers trade Kristaps Porzingis in 3-team trade

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Tuesday that they have traded away Terrence Ross, Ian Mahinmi, and Kristaps Porzingis. There were 3 teams involved in the trade and swapped a total of 7 players and 3 draft picks.

They sent Terrence Ross and Kristaps Porzingis to Denver and then traded Ian Mahinmi to the Sacramento Kings, all while getting Jordan Clarkson back and promising forward Skal Labissiere. Meanwhile, the Sacramento Kings traded away reserve center Quincy Acy and a 1st round pick (2018) to the Denver Nuggets and got Derrick Williams while the Lakers sent Ian Mahinmi and a 1st round pick (2017).

Clarkson is currently averaging 3.1 points per game, clearly a step down from his 13.8 ppg last season with the Lakers. It hasn't been a good season for Clarkson at all with the Nuggets and he seems very eager to come back to LA and work on his game with us.

Skal Labissiere, the rookie from Kentucky, has been playing great this past month and even won the Rookie of the Month award for his amazing performances lately.

The Lakers front office were more than willing to explain the deal that sent away 2 of their offseason signings to Denver.

"We think this is the best way moving forward for all of us. Terrence has been struggling to shoot the ball efficiently because he wasn't used to playing off the ball too much. Ian's problem isn't being efficient at all though. We just think he should be playing for a team that can really use him and be a part of the rotation. He's not going to see any minutes here in LA with Anthony Davis playing extra minutes."

The team also answered the question about trading rising star Kristaps Porzingis.

"Personally, it wasn't us that wanted this deal as much as Kristaps. He wanted out of LA and it just so happens that there were a lot of suitors for him, mostly because of his stellar play us of late. Kristaps said he was sure he didn't want to play here anymore because he knows he can do more than what he has been showing to us. He simply wants to move on to a team that he is comfortable and can play without restricted minutes in."


Deal Summary:

Lakers receive:
- Jordan Clarkson (DEN)
- Skal Labissiere (DEN)

Nuggets receive:
- Terrence Ross (LAL)
- Kristaps Porzingis (LAL)
- Quincy Acy (SAC)
- 2017 1st round pick (LAL)
- 2018 1st round pick (SAC)

Kings receive:
- Ian mahinmi (LAL)
- Derrick Williams (SAC)
- 2017 1st round pick (LAL)



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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Solaris Phase Two on Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:02 am

Well thats an interesting trade
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Hg8Harrier on Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:35 am

Looks like you've resurrected the Lakers already! Good job.
Labissierre and Porzingis in one trade: they'll be the face of the league soon. Kind of surprised that Labissierre isn't averaging more rebounds and blocks.
Which 2017 picks did you trade? Yours or Bostons? How many picks do you have left for 2017?
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Kevin on Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:01 am

It was mine. I now only have one pick from the Jazz for 2017. I was using my draft picks as bait since I'm almost certain we can make a deep playoff run if given a chance with this team.
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Martti. on Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:34 am

Interesting trade, don't know much about Labissiere, but seems like an even deal with you giving up PorzinGOD and a first rounder.
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby TGsoGood on Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:12 am

More excited about Jordan Clarkson than Labissiere.
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Re: Beginning A Dynasty [17-16] 3-team trade!

Postby Kevin on Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:31 am

Martti. wrote:Interesting trade, don't know much about Labissiere, but seems like an even deal with you giving up PorzinGOD and a first rounder.

Oh, you'd be surprised by Labissiere's skill set. He's like a rookie Davis out there!

TGsoGood wrote:More excited about Jordan Clarkson than Labissiere.

Me too, actually. I'm going to try and "revive" his career here in LA again since he's rarely been used by the Cavs and Nuggets. It was his fault he tested Free Agency. :P
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