Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 13-7 + First All-Star Votes)

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (54-28 + SEAvPOR Game 3 + 4)

Postby Kenny on Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:50 am

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (54-28 + SEAvPOR Game 3 + 4)

Postby Kenny on Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:53 am

Andrew wrote:Now that's a tough way to lose, on the precipice of a thrilling victory to force Game 7. Still, you gave it a good try. A couple of solid offseason moves, and you could go even further next season.


It sucks because I've seen similar animations go in before, but usually it bounces off both sides of the rim. It was a frustrating result, but I was like "wow, that's a really memorable moment".

Phil89 wrote:So unlucky. But at least you have a great foundation to build on with this team.

I'm interested to see what you do over the off-season.


I'm in a pretty good position this free agency. Most of my better players are on reasonable contracts, so that's a good start I think.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Lottery Results + Retirees)

Postby Andrew on Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:22 am

Incentive to come back even stronger this season, no doubt.

The downside of such a good season is that help likely isn't coming in the Draft, but as you noted, you can at least make a run at some free agents.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Lottery Results + Retirees)

Postby Kenny on Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:36 pm

Andrew wrote:Incentive to come back even stronger this season, no doubt.

The downside of such a good season is that help likely isn't coming in the Draft, but as you noted, you can at least make a run at some free agents.


Some good free agents out there too. Not just the stars, but a lot of young players with heaps of potential.

The question is, what type of players am I going for?
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Lottery Results + Retirees)

Postby Kenny on Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:37 pm

NBA Draft 2017: The Lottery Picks


#1 - [DAL] - Dennis Smith

#2 - [PHX] - Jayson Tatum (traded to MIA)

#3 – [CHI] - Ivan Rabb

#4 – [SAC] - Harry Giles

#5 – [MIA] - Josh Jackson (traded to PHX)

#6 - [CHA] - Frank Ntilikina

#7 – [BOS] - Terry Larrier

#8 – [ORL] - Nik Slavica (traded to CHA)

#9 – [NOP] - De’Aaron Fox

#10 – [PHI] - Markelle Fultz (traded to BOS)

#11 – [WAS] - Wenyen Gabriel (traded to BOS)

#12 – [NYK] - Terrance Ferguson

#13 – [PHI] - Rodney Purvis

#14 – [MIN] - Bernie Boatwright

#15 – [LAC] - Malik Monk

#16 – [UTA] - Ray Smith (traded to PHX)


Seattle Selects…

#29: Michael Fusek

College/From: Slovakia
Position: Centre
Height: 7’5”
Weight: 222lbs

#61: Jimmie Jennings

College/From: Richmond
Position: Shooting Guard
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 194lbs

Draft Night Trades

Heat Receive: 2017 Suns First Round Pick (Jayson Tatum)
Suns Receive: 2017 Heat First Round Pick (Josh Jackson), 2018 Heat Second Round Pick

Magic Receive: 2018 Hornets First Round Pick, Marvin Williams
Hornets Receive: 2017 Magic First Round Pick (Nik Slavica), 2019 Magic Second Round Pick

Celtics Receive: 2017 76ers First Round Pick (Markelle Fultz), 2019 Knicks Second Round Pick
76ers Receive: Avery Bradley, 2017 Timberwolves Second Round Pick

Celtics Receive: 2017 Wizards First Round Pick (Wenyen Gabriel)
[u]Wizards Receive[/u]: Jae Crowder

Suns Receive: 2017 Jazz First Round Pick (Ray Smith), 2017 Warriors Second Round Pick
Jazz Receive: 2019 Suns First Round Pick, Jared Dudley
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Lottery Results + Retirees)

Postby Kenny on Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:37 pm

Afflalo and Young to Remain With The Sonics

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Arron Afflalo and Nick Young have had their options exercised for the 2017/18 season.

Despite having a subpar Playoff run, Afflalo had an impressive 2016/17 campaign and the Sonics front office decided to exercise his $12.54M Team Option

In contrast to Afflalo, Nick Young was one of the standout players for the Sonics during their Playoff run. While he could have potentially demanded more money in free agency, Young decided to accept his Player Option worth $5.67M.


Snell to Test Market

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A qualifying offer worth $3.39M was officially offered to Tony Snell, but he will test the market to try and get an multi-season deal.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Draft + Player/Team Options)

Postby Andrew on Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:17 pm

What the Snell? I was sure he'd found a new home. :cry:

Interesting prospects there. For some reason, I really like the name Jimmie Jennings. It's no Diamond Stone, but it's still got a ring to it.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Draft + Player/Team Options)

Postby Lamrock on Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:21 am

Who won the championship?
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Draft + Player/Team Options)

Postby Kenny on Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:25 pm

Andrew wrote:What the Snell? I was sure he'd found a new home. :cry:

Interesting prospects there. For some reason, I really like the name Jimmie Jennings. It's no Diamond Stone, but it's still got a ring to it.


I figured I'd give him the qualifying offer because he did show some potential. With the way I'm building the roster, he probably won't see significant time on the court, but he could be a good defensive piece.

And there is a pleasing alliteration to Jimmie Jennings. Think he might be a made up player, though. But Michael Fusek is real, so that's good enough for me.

Lamrock wrote:Who won the championship?


Ah man, I knew I forgot something in my eagerness to get through the off-season.

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The NBA Finals was an absolute joke. The Warriors ended up winning Game 4 by 105-68.

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Draft + Player/Team Options)

Postby Kenny on Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:28 pm

From Washington to Washington: Sonics Welcome Otto Porter Jr

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Instead of engaging in a bidding war for Gordon Hayward, the Sonics decided to sign Otto Porter Jr to a 4yr/$55.51M deal.

With the performance of Andrew Nicholson in the Playoffs, the Sonics opted to take a chance on Porter’s potential instead of going all in for Hayward.

The addition of Porter could mean a change in role for Wilson Chandler. It’s been speculated that the front office envisioned Chandler playing a 6th man role if the Sonics could acquire a big-name small forward in free agency.


Sonics Win Waiters Signature

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Former Miami Heat guard and semi-professional voice actor Dion Waiters signed a 1yr/$9M deal with the Sonics.

The deal includes a Team Option for the 2018-2019 season.


Former F Grade 3-Point Shooter Signs with Sonics

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Brandon Rush signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Sonics.

Rush will provide the Sonics with another quality spot up option from beyond the arc, as he has a career 3 point percentage of over 40 percent.


NBL Star Comes to Seattle

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Bryce Cotton agreed to a one-year deal with the Seattle Sonics.

Cotton is coming off an excellent season in the NBL where he led the Perth Wildcats to the championship. In the final, he scored 45 points, which is a new record for an NBL Grand Final.


Ubiquitous NBA 2K16 MyTEAM Card Acquired by Sonics

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Jarnell Stokes signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Sonics.

Stokes has been a D-League standout for a couple of seasons now. In 2016, he won both the MVP and the Finals MVP, along with being crowned a D-League champion.

Livingston Re-Signs

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Shaun Livingston will return to Seattle on a 2yr/$15.34M contract.

Livingston was a key reserve for the Seattle Sonics throughout the 2016/17 season, and will likely continue to play a significant role in the upcoming campaign.


Snell Accepts Qualifying Offer

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Tony Snell accepted the qualifying offer from the Seattle Sonics, which will see him in Seattle for another season.

In other news, second round pick Jimmie Jennings was waived from the roster.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Draft + Player/Team Options)

Postby Kenny on Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:28 pm

Where Did They Go?

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Amir Johnson – Los Angeles Lakers
Vince Carter – Oklahoma City Thunder
Nick Collison - Brooklyn Nets
David Stockton – New Zealand Breakers
Kevin Martin - Free Agent
Chris Andersen - Free Agent
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Draft + Player/Team Options)

Postby Kenny on Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:28 pm

Free Agency 2017 Wrap


The two biggest moving free agents this summer were Gordon Hayward and Paul Millsap. Hayward (Baltimore Barons) and Millsap (Phoenix Suns) both received massive 4-year deals that put them on par with some of the most elite players in the game.

The Phoenix Suns have emerged as major winners of the off-season. Along with Millsap, they also signed Andre Iguodala to a multi-year deal, to go with their acquisition of gun prospect Josh Jackson. After a few subpar seasons, this campaign could be the return to prominence the Phoenix fan base have been looking for. As for the major losers of free agency 2017, the Brooklyn Nets failed to make any notable additions to their squad, while losing Bojan Bogdanovic to the Jazz.

With Hayward and Millsap being the major exceptions, most of the marquee free agents have stayed put. LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Chris Paul have all signed back with their respective teams.

In contrast to role players being overpaid in 2016, this free agency saw a significant amount of minimum contracts. There were a couple of exceptions of role players being overpaid – with Otto Porter and Jared Sullinger being the main examples – but there seems to be an increasing pay gap between stars and role players.


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76ers
Jared Sullinger 2yr/$20.98M
Nerlens Noel 1yr/$5.85M

Barons
Gordon Hayward 4yr/$115.03M
Terrence Jones 4yr/$12.51M
Taj Gibson 3yr/$13.9M
Mario Chalmers 1yr/$1.01M
Marreese Speights 1yr/$1.01M
Boris Diaw 1yr/$1.01M
Michael Beasley 1yr/$1.01M

Bucks
Giannis Antetokounmpo 5yr/$122.35M
P.J. Tucker 4yr/$12.58M
Brandon Jennings 3yr/$12.34M
Michael Carter-Williams 1yr/$4.36M
Michael Gbinije 1yr/$905K

Bulls
Dwyane Wade 3yr/$62.5M
Cody Zeller 4yr/$42.55M
Rasual Butler 1yr/$1.01M
Aron Baynes 1yr/$1.01M

Cavaliers
LeBron James 4yr/$134.21M
Kyle Korver 1yr/$1.01M
Kevin Seraphin 1yr/$1.01M
Donatas Motiejunas 1yr/$1.01M
Tyson Chandler 1yr/$1.01M
Richard Jefferson 1yr/$968K

Celtics
Rudy Gay 3yr/$52.26M

Clippers
Blake Griffin 5yr/$146.82M
Chris Paul 3yr/$98.53M
J.J. Redick 3yr/$35.18M
Doug McDermott 3yr/$8.85M
Tyler Ennis 2yr/$3.41M

Grizzlies
Kelly Olynyk 4yr/$19.79M
Sonnie Weems 1yr/$1.01M
Gerald Green 1yr/$1.01M
Tyler Zeller 1yr/$1.01M

Hawks
Dennis Schroder 3yr/$47.48M
Ersan Ilyasova 3yr/$5.34M
Tim Hardaway Jr 1yr/$3.34M
Mike Muscala 1yr/$1.08M
Aaron Brooks 1yr/$1.01M
Steve Novak 1yr/$1.01M
Gary Neal 1yr/$1.01M

Heat
J.R. Smith 4yr/$31.17M
Richaun Holmes 1yr/$1.01M
Ramon Sessions 1yr/$1.01M
Shelvin Mack 1yr/$1.01M
Thomas Robinson 1yr/$1.01M

Hornets
Yi Jianlian 1yr/$1.89M
Meyers Leonard 1yr/$1.47M
Andrea Bargnani 1yr/$1.01M

Jazz
Derrick Favors 3yr/$82.68M
Bojan Bogdanovic 4yr/$39.13M
Jeff Green 4yr/$23.28M
Shabazz Muhammad 2yr/$4.36M
Reggie Bullock 1yr/$1.01M
Dewayne Dedmon 1yr/$1.01M

Kings
Delon Wright 3yr/$5.86M
James Johnson 1yr/$1.07M
Jodie Meeks 1yr/$1.01M
Jeff Withey 1yr/$1.01M
Quincy Acy 1yr/$1.01M

Knicks
Derrick Rose 4yr/$92.28M
Raymond Felton 1yr/$1.01M
Miles Plumlee 1yr/$1.01M

Lakers
Zach Randolph 2yr/$10.87M
Lance Stephenson 2yr/$6.58M
Amir Johnson 2yr/$5.82M
Roy Hibbert 1yr/$1.01M

Magic
Serge Ibaka 3yr/$49.21M
Maurice Harkless 3yr/$31.01M
Derrick Williams 3yr/$7.29M
Joe Ingles 1yr/$1.01M
Thanasis Antetokounmpo 1yr/$905K

Mavericks
Alex Len 2yr/$13.54M
T.J. McConnell 1yr/$1.50M
Toney Douglas 1yr/$1.06M
Jonathon Simmons 1yr/$1.01M
Donald Sloan 1yr/$1.01M
Norris Cole 1yr/$1.01M

Nets
Andre Roberson 1yr/$3.22M
Andrew Harrison 1yr/$1.41M
Nick Collison 1yr/$1.01M
Tyler Hansbrough 1yr/$1.01M
Kris Humphries 1yr/$1.01M

Nuggets
Danilo Galinari 3yr/$37.75M
Deron Williams 3yr/$7.27M

Pacers
Jeff Teague 3yr/$40.46M
Nate Robinson 1yr/$1.01M
Raul Neto 1yr/$1.01M
Darrell Arthur 1yr/$1.01M
Mike Scott 1yr/$1.01M

Pelicans
JaVale McGee 1yr/$1.01M
Jarrett Jack 1yr/$1.01M

Pistons
Nik Stauskas 4yr/$14.41M
Justin Holiday 1yr/$1.11M
Ben McLemore 1yr/$1.11M
JaMychal Green 1yr/$1.01M

Raptors
K.J. McDaniels 1yr/$1.01M
Kyle Lowry 3yr/$98.53M
Tiago Splitter 1yr/$1.01M

Rockets
Jonas Jerebko 1yr/$1.01M

Sonics
Otto Porter 4yr/$55.51M
Shaun Livingston 2yr/$15.34M
Dion Waiters 1yr/$9M
Tony Snell 1yr/$3.39M
Jarnell Stokes 1yr/$1.01M
Bryce Cotton 1yr/$1.01M
Brandon Rush 1yr/$1.01M

Spurs
Tony Parker 3yr/$52.07M
Pau Gasol 2yr/$16.37M
Tony Allen 4yr/$4.33M
David West 1yr/$1.01M
David Lee 1yr/$966K
Manu Ginobili 1yr/$950K

Suns
Paul Millsap 4yr/$134.21M
Andre Iguodala 4yr/$14.01M
Archie Goodwin 1yr/$3.14M

Timberwolves
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 3yr/$68.72M
Gorgui Deng 1yr/$3.38M
Isaiah Canaan 1yr/$1.01M
Hollis Thompson 1yr/$1.01M

Thunder
Russell Westbrook 4yr/$115.03M
Steven Adams 4yr/$95.86M
Victor Oladipo 1yr/$8.55M
Vince Carter 1yr/$1.06M
LaVoy Allen 1yr/$1.01M
Joel Bolomboy 1yr/$905K

Trail Blazers
C.J. McCollum 5yr/$122.35M
Brian Roberts 1yr/$1.01M
Anthony Morrow 1yr/$1.01M
Sergio Rodriguez 1yr/$1.01M
Mike Dunleavy 1yr/$1.01M

Warriors
Kevin Durant 4yr/$134.21M
Joffrey Lauvergne 3yr/$7.38M
Zaza Pachulia 1yr/$1.01M
Alonzo Gee 1yr/$1.01M
Jared Cunningham 1yr/$1.01M
Andrew Goudelock 1yr/$1.01M

Wizards
Trey Burke 1yr/$4.59M
Kevon Looney 1yr/$1.7M
Wayne Ellington 1yr/$1.01M
Marcus Thornton 1yr/$1.01M
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Free Agency!.. Plus the 2017 NBA Champion)

Postby Andrew on Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:21 pm

That's an interesting offseason. Some solid acquisitions to be sure, but it's a shame you couldn't land Hayward. Or Haywood, as I mistakenly named him in an NBA Live roster update years ago.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Free Agency!.. Plus the 2017 NBA Champion)

Postby Lamrock on Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:27 am

You had a great off-season. Porter is a major coup and you're very fortunate that he didn't get matched, even if he's probably a little underrated in your game. Waiters is a good scorer who should fit the tone of your story, and none of the guys you lost were essential.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Free Agency!.. Plus the 2017 NBA Champion)

Postby Kenny on Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:18 pm

Andrew wrote:That's an interesting offseason. Some solid acquisitions to be sure, but it's a shame you couldn't land Hayward. Or Haywood, as I mistakenly named him in an NBA Live roster update years ago.


I probably could have gotten Hayward, but his asking price was about $27M per season. As much of a fan as I am, that's probably the type of money I'd reserve for KD or LeBron.

Lamrock wrote:You had a great off-season. Porter is a major coup and you're very fortunate that he didn't get matched, even if he's probably a little underrated in your game. Waiters is a good scorer who should fit the tone of your story, and none of the guys you lost were essential.


I pretty much signed Porter based on his real life form. I was going to throw money at Hayward, but when I saw that I could get Porter for less than half, I thought it was worth a shot. But yeah, that contract would definitely get matched in real life.

As for Dion, I think I'm going to get some great impact from him off the bench. He's also a bit of a favourite of mine since my 2K13 thread. And my biggest loss of the off-season was Amir Johnson, but I'm hoping Wilson Chandler can play a similar role off the bench.

So yeah, I'm happy with my off-season. :)
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Free Agency!.. Plus the 2017 NBA Champion)

Postby Kenny on Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Mack Accepts Lakers GM Job


Sonics head coach Milan Mack has been recruited by Magic Johnson to join the Lakers front office.

In a recent interview, Johnson stated that “he coached an NBA team, so he knows basketball.”


Udoka and Miller to Join Sonics Bench


After years of being an assistant to Gregg Popovich, Ime Udoka will get his first head coaching gig with the Seattle Sonics. His assistant will be the recently retired Andre Miller.

Both Udoka and Miller have had experience working under the Spurs system. Will it translate to success on the Sonics bench?
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Free Agency!.. Plus the 2017 NBA Champion)

Postby Kenny on Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Sonics Rocked by Injury Setback in Summer League

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The regular season hasn’t begun, but the Sonics already need to make a major adjustment to their rotation after Boban Marjanovic sustained a spinal injury in a Summer League game. He will miss roughly the first two months of the regular season.

This is a major blow for the Sonics, as Marjanovic was one of the best defensive players off the bench last season.

To cover for this injury, it looks like Jarnell Stokes will be a part of the rotation on opening night.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: Free Agency!.. Plus the 2017 NBA Champion)

Postby Kenny on Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Opening Night Lineup 2017


Starters
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Patrick Mills | Arron Afflalo | Otto Porter Jr | Andrew Nicholson | Andrew Bogut

Role Players
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Wilson Chandler | Shaun Livingston | Nick Young | Dion Waiters | Jarnell Stokes

Deep Bench/IR
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Brandon Rush | Bryce Cotton | Tony Snell | Michael Fusek | Boban Marjanovic
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (Off-season: New Coaching Staff + Summer League Injury)

Postby Kenny on Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:34 am

Otto Impresses on Opening Night

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The Sonics picked up a 99-92 win against the Jazz thanks to an impressive debut from Otto Porter Jr. The great palindrome dropped 26 points, including 4-6 from beyond the arc.

Along with Porter, Afflalo had a strong opening night as well, scoring 17 points off perfect shooting from the floor (4-4) and the charity stripe (6-6). Wilson Chandler flourished in his new bench role, with 16 points, while Dion Waiters also added a great punch from the bench with 15. Andrew Nicholson struggled from the field (3-11) but still ended up with 10 points.

For the Jazz, George Hill found himself carrying the offensive load with 21 points, while Derrick Favors (16 points, 13 rebounds) and Alec Burks (14 points) also contributed. However, after losing Gordon Hayward in the off-season, it was expected that the Jazz might not have the greatest start to the season.


Nicholson Returns to Form Against Mavs

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After a struggle against the Jazz, Andrew Nicholson found his best form and led the Sonics to a 107-100 win over the Mavericks.

Nicholson top scored for the Sonics with 27 points, as well as picking up 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. It was also a great comeback game for Patty Mills, who registered 23 points and 10 assists, while Otto Porter had another great performance for his new team, with 26 points and 8 rebounds.

For the Mavs, a vintage performance from Dirk Nowitzki (28 points) kept them in the game, while they also received solid production from Harrison Barnes (16 points) and new recruits Alex Len (15 points, 14 rebounds) and Dennis Smith (13 points, 8 assists).


Walker Scorches Sonics in Charlotte

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The Sonics away record took an immediate hit with their 114-106 loss to the Charlotte Hornets.

Kemba Walker poured in 31 points for the home side, leading a field of 6 double-digit scorers for the Hornets. Frank Kaminsky was also a problem for the Sonics’ defence, as he had 18 points off 7-10 shooting, while also tallying 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Yi Jianlian (15 points, 8 rebounds) and Jeremy Lamb (11 points) were also effective, while Spencer Hawes and Frank Ntilikina both added 10 points each.

The Sonics got another strong performance out of Andrew Nicholson, who tallied 32 points and 9 rebounds on the night. But it was also a down game for Otto Porter Jr. The new recruit had his first blemish on the season, scoring 18 points off an inefficient 6-15 from the field. Patty Mills had another double-double (17 points, 10 assists), while Wilson Chandler added 12 off the bench.


Sonics Overpowered by Dominant Deer

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The Milwaukee Bucks continued their impressive unbeaten start to the season with a 125-110 victory over the Sonics.

Jabari Parker led a field of 7 double-digit scorers with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Greg Monroe (23 points, 15 rebounds) and John Henson (18 points, 12 rebounds) both caused major headaches for the Sonics in the paint, while Brandon Jennings (12 points, 8 assists) was controlling the game from the point. Khris Middleton (11 points), Matthew Dellavedova (10 points) and Mirza Teletovic (10 points) also contributed to the win.

While the Sonics also had a lot of double-digit scorers, only Andrew Nicholson (30 points, 8 rebounds) looked dominant in the game. Otto Porter Jr experienced another subpar game, scoring 14 points off 5-14. Dion Waiters (13 points) provided some energy from the bench, while Patty Mills (12 points, 9 assists), Arron Afflalo (11 points) and Wilson Chandler (10 points) were solid in a losing side.

Sonics Slide to 3 Straight Losses

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The Sonics fell to 0-3 on the road after suffering a 118-102 loss to the Jazz.

This time it was Derrick Favors who took on the role as the main man, tallying 30 points and 7 rebounds. George Hill (12 assists) and Jeff Green both scored 21 each, while Bojan Bogdanovic (11 points) and Alec Burks (10 points) were also effective from their opportunities.

The Sonics were led by Patty Mills, who continued his resurgence with 23 points and 10 assists. It was a much better game for Otto Porter Jr as well, who scored 20 points off 6-11 from the field. Andrew Nicholson (15 points, 9 rebounds) contributed despite having a slightly down night, while Arron Afflalo (14 points) and Jarnell Stokes (10 points) chipped in as well.

Due to the nature of the loss, rookie Michael Fusek was also given a run during garbage time in the 4th. In his 2 minutes of play, Fusek had 2 points, 1 rebound and 2 blocks.

Last 5 Games

UTA: 99-92 W
DAL: 107-100 W
CHA: 114-106 L
MIL: 125-110 L
UTA: 118-102 L

Overall: 2-5

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 2-3)

Postby Andrew on Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:04 am

That's a rough three game stretch following the solid start, hope the slide ends soon. Also, The Great Palindrome? Love the nickname...and of course, it reminded me of a moment from The Simpsons.

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 2-3)

Postby Kenny on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:54 pm

Andrew wrote:That's a rough three game stretch following the solid start, hope the slide ends soon. Also, The Great Palindrome? Love the nickname...and of course, it reminded me of a moment from The Simpsons.

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Reminded me of when Skinner took over the bus driver duties as well

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Sonics Win First Away Game of Season, Snap Losing Streak

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The Sonics managed to avoid a complete disaster on their first road trip by beating the Houston Rockets 103-94.

Otto Porter was the top scorer of the night with 28 points. Andrew Nicholson (16 points, 7 rebounds) and Arron Afflalo (15 points, 6 rebounds) provided great support for Porter, while Wilson Chandler had a double-double off the bench, with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

The Rockets had a fairly even distribution of scoring, with James Harden leading the way on offence (22 points, 10 assists). But the Rockets were unable to recover from a slow start, as they were outscored 32-16 in the first quarter.


Sonics Lose First Game at Home

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The Toronto Raptors gave the Sonics their first home loss of the season, winning 110-103 in Seattle.

DeMar DeRozan (25 points), Jonas Valanciunas (23 points, 13 rebounds) and Kyle Lowry (22 points, 9 assists) combined to give the Sonics fits all night and as a result, the home team had an uphill battle all game.

Andrew Nicholson (26 points, 8 rebounds) and Otto Porter (22 points) managed to get their own on offence, but Patty Mills could manage to stay on the floor, as he encountered foul trouble for most of the game. With Patty’s troubles, Bryce Cotton got an extended run on the court and he managed to tally 13 points and 5 assists. Andrew Bogut (11 points, 14 rebounds, 3 blocks) was solid on both ends, but ultimately couldn’t stop the offensive onslaught.


Dion Steps Up, But Sonics Still Lose

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Dion Waiters had one of the more incredible performances of the season in the Sonics’ 114-104 loss to the Pelicans.
In an incredible turn of events, Dion Waiters was put in the starting lineup after Arron Afflalo tore his MCL during practice. Waiters ended up scoring 35 points in his first start of the season… and I dare say it won’t be his last. The scoring outburst was probably the only thing that kept the Sonics in the game, as Patty Mills was the only other double-digit scorer for the Sonics with 11 points and 5 assists.

As expected, the Sonics encountered major resistance from Anthony Davis. The All-Star big had 26 points and 10 rebounds on the night. But the most astounding performance was from new recruit JaVale McGee. The Shaqtin a Fool legend complemented Anthony Davis perfectly and ended up with an incredible 21 points and 20 rebounds. With Davis and McGee dominating the paint, Jrue Holiday (18 points, 5 assists), Buddy Hield (14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists) and Jarrett Jack (10 points, 4 assists) were all able to be effective from the perimeter.


Sonics Come Back in Style Against Nuggets

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After a couple of tough results, the Sonics came roaring back with a 125-98 win against the Nuggets.

If you thought the Dion Waiters performance against the Pelicans was a fluke, he obviously didn’t think so. The new Sonics sensation poured in a career-high 40 points off 15-26 from the field. Andrew Nicholson (22 points, 7 rebounds) and Otto Porter (20 points) complemented Dion’s point explosion well, while Nick Young (15 points) and Brandon Rush (10 points) were instrumental off the bench.

For the Nuggets, Nikola Jokic (16 points, 10 rebounds), Kenneth Faried (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Emmanuel Mudiay (10 points, 10 assists) performed well, but were on the wrong end of one of the form players in the league.


Sonics Reserves Allowed to Flex in Blowout Win

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The game against the Baltimore Barons was never in doubt, as the Sonics won comprehensively by 125-90.

After overwhelming the Barons in the first two quarters, Ime Udoka gave the reserves an extended run, which gave Jarnell Stokes time to prove his worth in the league. The former D-League MVP had 24 points and 11 rebounds, while shooting a perfect 10-10 from the field and 4-4 from the line. Tony Snell also got into the act, scoring 16 points from his 17 minutes of play.

With the extended minutes the bench players received, the numbers of Otto Porter (15 points), Dion Waiters (13 points) and Andrew Nicholson (10 points) took a bit of a hit, but in the grand scheme of things, the rest should only prove beneficial.

On what was a disastrous for the Barons, Joe Johnson (20 points), Gordon Hayward (15 points, 6 rebounds) and Marreese Speights (11 points) were the only players that made any type of impact for the away team.

Last 5 Games

@HOU: 103-94 W
TOR: 111-103 L
@NOP: 114-104 L
DEN: 125-98 W
BAL: 125-90 W

Overall: 5-5

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 2-3)

Postby Kenny on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:55 pm

After 10: Team Leaders

Points

Otto Porter 19.8
Andrew Nicholson 19.5
Dion Waiters 13.6

Rebounds

Andrew Bogut 11.5
Andrew Nicholson 7.4
Wilson Chandler 5

Assists

Patrick Mills 8.7
Shaun Livingston 5.2
Bryce Cotton 3

Steals

Patrick Mills 1.6
Wilson Chandler 1.2
Otto Porter 1

Blocks

Andrew Bogut 2.6
Michael Fusek 2
Andrew Nicholson 1.2

PER

Michael Fusek 48.9
Tony Snell 25
Dion Waiters 24.3
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 5-5 + Dion Freakin' Waiters!)

Postby Andrew on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:39 pm

Ah, of course. Yours is the classic episode, so you win that one. :lol:

It's not a dominant start, but I could see you taking charge as the season goes on. Porter's looking like a good acquisition.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 5-5 + Dion Freakin' Waiters!)

Postby zzcoolj21 on Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:52 pm

AS IT WAS PREDICTED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

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AND GOD SAID "YOU SHALL RISE FROM THE ASHES OF ARRON AFFLALO, AND FROM HIM, YOU SHALL BE R11BORN" -Porzinguel 11:11
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MAY HE BLESS THE SONICS OF SEATTLE WITH MANY GOLDEN RINGS

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 5-5 + Dion Freakin' Waiters!)

Postby Kenny on Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:08 am

Andrew wrote:Ah, of course. Yours is the classic episode, so you win that one. :lol:

It's not a dominant start, but I could see you taking charge as the season goes on. Porter's looking like a good acquisition.


I'd consider the medical marijuana episode to be a classic as well, so I think we're both winners.

I really like Porter so far. He has the Wildcard badge, which means he's a little inconsistent, but I'm still getting pretty good production from him. It'll be interesting to see how he's rated in NBA 2K18, mainly because of his three point shooting. I think he's going to see a bit of a rating spike in the next game.

zzcoolj21 wrote:AS IT WAS PREDICTED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

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AND GOD SAID "YOU SHALL RISE FROM THE ASHES OF ARRON AFFLALO, AND FROM HIM, YOU SHALL BE R11BORN" -Porzinguel 11:11
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MAY HE BLESS THE SONICS OF SEATTLE WITH MANY GOLDEN RINGS

edit: Also Afflalo died for our wins


Wouldn't be the first time. In my 2K15 Nuggets dynasty, Gary Harris (AKA Gazza Hazza) emerged as a star and I believe I traded Afflalo to the Warriors. So this all looks pretty similar. He could still be a good bench player for this team, but at the moment, I'm really enjoying having Brandon Rush and Tony Snell in my rotation.

I dunno, we'll see what happens.
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Sonics Fall Short Against Spurs

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The Spurs managed to come away with a 120-117 win against the Sonics. Starting the 4th quarter with a 12-point deficit, the Sonics got within 1 when Otto Porter hit a clutch three in the dying moments. But after Kawhi Leonard hit both of his free throws, Dion Waiters was unable to hit the game-tying shot.

Andrew Nicholson (26 points, 11 rebounds) and Otto Porter (22 points) led the way once again, while Dion Waiters (19 points, 9 assists) was also influential. While the starters were getting it done, Wilson Chandler and Brandon Rush were the best from the Sonics’ bench, with 13 and 10 respectively.

Despite great performances from the Sonics’ best offensive players, the Spurs had the power in numbers with 6 double-digit scorers. Along with his clutch free throws, Kawhi Leonard led the way with 20 points. Manu Ginobili (18 points) ignited the Spurs from the bench, while Pau Gasol (10 rebounds) and Tony Parker both scored 17 points each. LaMarcus Aldridge (15 points) and Alexis Ajinca (12 points, 9 rebounds) also contributed to the win.


Sonics Slide to Second Straight Loss

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The Magic picked up a 94-89 win against the Sonics, off the back of a strong performance from Nikola Vucevic. The centre was influential in the paint, tallying 20 points and 14 rebounds. Evan Fournier (5-14) was fairly inefficient, but still ended up with 14 points. Joe Ingles also managed to be influential by scoring 12 points.

For the Sonics, Otto Porter (21 points, 6 rebounds) and Andrew Nicholson (19 points, 8 rebounds) led the way on offence once again. Unfortunately for the Sonics, Dion Waiters had a slightly off night. The mercurial guard tallied 15 points off 4-15 from the field. On the plus side, the Sonics did manage to get good production from bench player Tony Snell, who scored 13 points.


Sonics Regain Form at MSG

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The Sonics stopped their losing streak at Madison Square Garden, with a 99-84 win against the Knicks.

After a subpar game against the Magic, Dion Waiters’ form came back against the Knicks and he led the Sonics with 23 points. Brandon Rush once again enjoyed more minutes, tallying 14 points, which made up for a slightly off night from Otto Porter, who scored 13. Patty Mills (12 assists) and Andrew Nicholson (9 rebounds) both ended up with 12 points each, while Andrew Bogut registered a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

For the Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis (21 points) and Carmelo Anthony (19 points) were a formidable combination once again, but didn’t have a whole lot of offensive production otherwise. Derrick Rose (11 points, 8 rebounds) was the only other double-digit scorer for the home team.


Sonics Storm Back Against Thunder

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Despite a dominant performance from Russell Westbrook, the Sonics managed to pick up a 116-111 against the Thunder. The reigning MVP had 39 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals on the night, while former Sonic Vince Carter had 19 points.

But the Sonics had great performances across the board, with Andrew Nicholson (20 points) leading the way on offence. Otto Porter had 19 points and 8 rebounds, while Patty Mills (9 assists), Tony Snell and Dion Waiters all scored 18 points each.


Sonics Continue Dominance Against Barons

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The Sonics picked up an emphatic series sweep against the Barons, winning 113-92 in Baltimore.

It was Patty’s best performance of the season, as the Boomers’ point guard poured in 30 points. As well as hitting a season high 7 threes, Mills also tallied 8 assists and 5 steals on the night. Dion Waiters (23 points) was also deadly from beyond the arc, hitting 4-7. Tony Snell added 12 off the bench, while Otto Porter was relatively quiet with 10 points.

The Barons were once again overwhelmed by the Sonics. Even though they had 5 players in double figures, no one had a particularly significant impact. Marreese Speights was their best player, with 14 points and 8 rebounds.

Last 5 Games

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@OKC
@BAL

Overall: 8-7

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 8-7)

Postby Andrew on Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:48 am

Looks like you're starting to right the ship.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 8-7)

Postby Phil89 on Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:20 pm

Love the Otto signing. Apparently he is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA this season IRL (Y)

So far he looks like he is worth every penny.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 8-7)

Postby Valor on Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:29 pm

A bit late to the party but gotta say I love all those myteam references/digs :applaud: Rough start to the season but it does seem like you are getting the hang of it again (Y)
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 8-7)

Postby Kenny on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:54 pm

Andrew wrote:Looks like you're starting to right the ship.


As I mentioned on the podcast, I'm finding some really interesting rotations with Snell and Rush. If it keeps up, I might start shopping Afflalo when he gets back from injury.

Phil89 wrote:Love the Otto signing. Apparently he is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA this season IRL (Y)

So far he looks like he is worth every penny.


I believe he's leading the league in 3PT%... unless someone has topped him at this point. I think I have always liked Otto, because when I went to a game in DC, the people around me seemed to dismiss him early on. So I kind of wanted him to succeed after that. He's definitely been worth the price so far, and I'm hoping he'll end up getting paid in real life as well.

Valor wrote:A bit late to the party but gotta say I love all those myteam references/digs :applaud: Rough start to the season but it does seem like you are getting the hang of it again (Y)


Had to throw them in there after signing Brandon Rush and Jarnell Stokes. I mean really, an F Grade?!

It was a rough start. I think I was really missing Boban, but I've managed to adjust. Stokes is actually quite solid on defence, but has little-to-no offensive game whatsoever.
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Porter and Waiters Serve Defeat to the Suns

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Otto Porter and Dion Waiters were on a tear in the Sonics’ 114-96 win against the Suns.

The new Seattle wing combination both scored 28 points each, while Andrew Nicholson (13 points, 9 rebounds) and Andrew Bogut (11 points, 14 rebounds) were proficient in the paint.

For the Suns, Devin Booker (24 points) and Dragan Bender (19 points, 11 rebounds) made the biggest impact, while Brandon Knight had 14 points and 6 assists. Eric Bledoe (11 assists) and Andre Iguodala both scored 10 points each.

Sonics Get Revenge Against Blazers

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The Sonics picked up the first game of the anticipated Portland season series, with a 107-100 win.

Andrew Nicholson picked up where he left off in the Conference Semi Finals, leading the Sonics with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Dion Waiters (17 points, 6 assists) and Patty Mills (16 points, 9 assists) controlled the game from the backcourt, while Otto Porter (14 points, 5 rebounds) and Wilson Chandler (10 points, 6 rebounds) also contributed.

Damian Lillard (27 points, 9 assists) and C.J. McCollum (22 points, 5 assists) were once again the focal point for the Blazers, while the likes of Ed Davis (13 points), Noah Vonleh (11 points, 7 rebounds), and Mason Plumlee (10 points, 8 rebounds) complemented the two stars pretty well. However, the Blazers were put on the back foot early with the Sonics leading by as many as 25 points, meaning they had to play catch-up basketball for most of the game.


Otto Dethrones the Kings

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Otto Porter’s season went to a new high in the Sonics’ 108-96 win against the Kings.

Porter scored a career high 35 points for the Sonics, including 7 three pointers. It was also a big night for Tony Snell. The Sonics swingman has had some great minutes off the bench since being placed in the rotation, and against the Kings he had a season high 20 points. Dion Waiters also added 15 points, while Andrew Nicholson registered a double-double, with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

For the Kings, DeMarcus Cousins (20 points, 7 rebounds) and Darren Collison (19 points, 5 assists) had the most impact, while Garrett Temple and Jodie Meeks scored 14 and 11 respectively.


Sonics Continue to Flex Against Warriors

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The Sonics continued their winning streak with the biggest upset of the season, beating the Warriors 116-92.

Otto Porter top scored once again, tallying 21 points. Andrew Nicholson and Dion Waiters both added 19 points each, while Patty Mills had 17 points and 8 assists. Former Warriors championship winners Shaun Livingston and Brandon Rush provided an offensive impact off the bench, with 10 points each.

The Warriors got great production out of Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, with both players scoring 24 points each. However, Stephen Curry had his struggles on the night. Even though he managed 22 points, he scored off an inefficient 8-25 shooting, which included 6-18 from beyond the arc.

The Sonics got off to a great start, leading 58-37 at the end of the first half. Even though the reigning champs cut the lead to 10 by the start of the 4th quarter, the Sonics stormed home towards the end.

Sonics Make it 8 Straight Against Pistons

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The Sonics had 5 players in double figures, led by Andrew Nicholson (22 points, 12 rebounds) and Patty Mills (20 points, 8 assists). Dion Waiters and Brandon Rush scored 14 points each, while Otto Porter added 11.

Reggie Jackson looked the most comfortable for the Pistons, as he tallied 19 points and 12 assists. Ben McLemore scored 15 points, while Tobias Harris had 14 points.

After an indifferent start to the season, it looks like the Sonics have now found their stride. Can they keep it going in their next performance against the Blazers?

Last 5 Games

PHX: 114-96 W
@POR: 107-100 W
SAC: 106-96 W
GSW: 116-92 W
DET: 104-90 W

Overall: 13-7

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 8-7)

Postby Kenny on Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:55 pm

The First Round of All-Star Votes Are In!


Western Conference

Frontcourt

Kevin Durant 1,169,504
Karl-Anthony Towns 744,480
DeMarcus Cousins 736,793
Anthony Davis 671,451
Kawhi Leonard 628,787
DeAndre Jordan 623,071
Blake Griffin 619,415
Marc Gasol 591,290
Draymond Green 521,176
Paul Millsap 462,860

Backcourt

Stephen Curry 1,085,221
Russell Westbrook 870,582
James Harden 834,610
Damian Lillard 674,853
C.J. McCollum 551,994
Chris Paul 526,020
Mike Conley 511,366
Klay Thompson 498,813
Eric Bledsoe 467,491
D’Angelo Russell 414,317


Eastern Conference

Frontcourt

LeBron James 1,169,850
Carmelo Anthony 919,998
Paul George 891,591
Andre Drummond 665,682
Al Horford 629,416
Ben Simmons 495,797
Dwight Howard 472,326
Gordon Hayward 465,728
Giannis Antetokounmpo 457,114
Jonas Valanciunas 438,476

Backcourt

Kyle Lowry 733,384
Kyrie Irving 721,580
DeMar DeRozan 719,058
Jimmy Butler 668,951
Dwyane Wade 573,506
John Wall 551,387
Isaiah Thomas 549,298
Kemba Walker 486,227
Reggie Jackson 440,213
Derrick Rose 423,995
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 8-7)

Postby Andrew on Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:00 pm

Fine run there. Definitely a Warriors flex, too. :lol:
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