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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby newc on Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:34 am

1. Predict 3 of the top 4 seeds for the Western Conference.
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Lakers
2. Predict 3 of the top 4 seeds for the Eastern Conference.
Heat
Bulls
Knicks
3. Who will win MVP?
Lebron James
4. Who will win ROTY?
Anthony Davis
5. Who will win Defensive Player of the Year?
Josh Smith
6. Will Shannon Brown win Most Improved Player?
Yes
7. Will Chauncey Billups win Sixth Man of the Year?
No
8. How many wins will the Pistons finish the season with
36
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Mark. on Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:54 am

Nice summary of the contenders. Would love to see a big LA Derby in the playoffs at some stage.
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Valor on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:54 pm

Nice to see Woody Hannes writing about the league instead of the dreadful Pistons again :lol: (Y)
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby hova- on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:00 pm

1. Predict 3 of the top 4 seeds for the Western Conference. LAL, SAS, OKC, LAC
2. Predict 3 of the top 4 seeds for the Eastern Conference. BOS, MIA, CHI, BRK
3. Who will win MVP? LBJ
4. Who will win ROTY? Lillard
5. Who will win Defensive Player of the Year? Howard
6. Will Shannon Brown win Most Improved Player? Harden
7. Will Chauncey Billups win Sixth Man of the Year? No
8. How many wins will the Pistons finish the season with? 30

Each correct answer gives you a score of 0.5 points!

You should draft a swingman. Dunno which one is the best, but Cole and Barry sound promising.
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Fresh8 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:25 pm

Mark. wrote:Nice summary of the contenders. Would love to see a big LA Derby in the playoffs at some stage.


I would as well. I want to see the Hallway Series and the Battle of the Borough!

Valor wrote:Nice to see Woody Hannes writing about the league instead of the dreadful Pistons again :lol: (Y)


You're a jerk!

hova- wrote:1. Predict 3 of the top 4 seeds for the Western Conference. LAL, SAS, OKC, LAC
2. Predict 3 of the top 4 seeds for the Eastern Conference. BOS, MIA, CHI, BRK

Each correct answer gives you a score of 0.5 points!

You should draft a swingman. Dunno which one is the best, but Cole and Barry sound promising.


Need you to only have 3 teams for questions 1 and 2. :) Can you please re-post your prediction Hov?
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby hova- on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:44 pm

Minus the Clipps and Nets.
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Fresh8 on Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:19 pm

hova- wrote:Minus the Clipps and Nets.


Wow, that was fast bro!
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Martti. on Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:01 am

Lol @ T-Wolves being contenders.
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Mark. on Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:06 am

Sit, Forgot to say congrats on 500 bro!
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Fresh8 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:55 pm

Martti. wrote:Lol @ T-Wolves being contenders.


Laugh all you want.

Mark. wrote:Sit, Forgot to say congrats on 500 bro!


Thanks man. I am very happy we made it to the first milestone! Updates coming this weekend. :)

Thank you all readers for this continuing. Hopefully it will get a lot better. I know it has not been my best work so far. Please keep reading and supporting!
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Valor on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:05 am

Sit wrote:
Valor wrote:Nice to see Woody Hannes writing about the league instead of the dreadful Pistons again :lol: (Y)


You're a jerk!

You love it :lol:

Grats on the 500, but I'm guessing you don't celebrate anything less than 5000 now :P
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Fresh8 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:21 am

Valor wrote:
Sit wrote:
Valor wrote:Nice to see Woody Hannes writing about the league instead of the dreadful Pistons again :lol: (Y)


You're a jerk!

You love it :lol:

Grats on the 500, but I'm guessing you don't celebrate anything less than 5000 now :P


I doubt this one will even get close to 5000 :)
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: Woody! + 500!!!

Postby Fresh8 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:27 am

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2012-13 Season League Standings

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1. Heat 59-23
2. 76ers 49-33
3. Wizards 48-34
4. Nets 46-36
5. Pacers 45-37
6. Bulls 43-39
7. Knicks 43-39
8. Bucks 42-40
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9. Pistons 38-44
10. Raptors 38-44
11. Hawks 36-46
12. Cavaliers 34-48
13. Celtics 31-51
14. Bobcats 27-55
15. Magic 26-56

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1. Thunder 62-20
2. Lakers 52-30
3. Nuggets 49-33
4. Clippers 48-34
5. Timberwolves 46-36
6. Spurs 44-38
7. Jazz 43-39
8. Grizzlies 40-42
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9. Warriors 40-42
10. Hornets 37-45
11. Suns 34-46
12. Mavericks 33-49
13. Rockets 33-49
14. Trailblazers 32-50
15. Kings 30-52
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: End of 2012-13 Seaso

Postby SuperHueyNewton on Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:11 am

Wait... Does that really say Wizards got third in the East? Okay....
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: End of 2012-13 Seaso

Postby Durant35 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:20 am

Wizards are the 3rd seed?! ALIENS.
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: End of 2012-13 Seaso

Postby SuperHueyNewton on Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:59 am

Durant35 wrote:Wizards are the 3rd seed?! ALIENS.


:shock:

He stole my line! lol
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: End of 2012-13 Seaso

Postby Fresh8 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:28 pm

You guys must not have seen the mid season standings from 2 pages ago then. :lol:
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: End of 2012-13 Seaso

Postby Fresh8 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:21 pm

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2012-13 Season Awards

Most Valuable Player

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Kevin Durant | SF | Oklahoma City Thunder
26.3 PPG | 8.4 RPG | 3.5 APG | 1.7 SPG | 1.3 BPG | .482 FG% | .400 3PT% | .865 FT%

The best player on the best team in the NBA from this season. Durantula (or as Woody Hannes calls him - 'Smooth Operator') makes everything look so easy. A maestro season from him as he won that MVP award away from LeBron James.

Defensive Player of the Year

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Dwight Howard | C | Los Angeles Lakers
24.1 PPG | 12.8 RPG | 2.2 BPG | 1.2 SPG

The Lakers stormed back into title contention after a slow start to the season and ended with 52 wins to place second in the Western Conference. Dwight had a big part to do with that as his defensive presence and work on the glass really helped improve the Lakers defense. Coach Mike Brown's job may have been saved by Howard.

Most Improved Player

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Chandler Parsons | SF | Houston Rockets
2011-12: 9.5 PPG | 4.8 RPG | 2.1 APG
2012-13: 11.6 PPG | 6.9 RPG | 3.2 APG

Parsons somehow pipped Shannon Brown who had a superstar season in Phoenix's first without Steve Nash. I don't see much improvement here.

Sixth Man of the Year

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Chauncey Billups | PG | Los Angeles Clippers
11.4 PPG | 4.4 APG | 0.8 SPG | .449 FG% | .393 3PT% | .882 FT% | 82 GP | 20 GS

Billups had a strong season in his return from an injury-ruined 2011-12. It was a great story for the one time NBA champion and 2004 Finals MVP.

Rookie of the Year

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Michael Kidd-Gilchrist | SF | Charlotte Bobcats
15.6 PPG | 7.5 RPG | 1.4 APG | 1.4 SPG | 1.1 BPG | .480 FG%

Looks like Michael Jordan finally made one good decision.

Coach of the Year

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Scott Brooks | Oklahoma City Thunder | 62-20

The Thunder are in the driver's seat for this season's playoffs. It is their title to lose.

All-NBA

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First Team:
    Dwight Howard (LAL) | LeBron James (MIA) | Kevin Durant (OKC) | Russell Westbrook (OKC) | Brandon Jennings (MIL)
Second Team:
    DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) | Blake Griffin (LAC) | Kevin Love (MIN) | Dwyane Wade (MIA) | Kyrie Irving (CLE)
Third Team:
    Al Jefferson (UTH) | Danny Granger (IND) | LaMarcus Aldridge (POR) | Monta Ellis (MIL) | Derrick Rose (CHI)

All-Defensive

First Team:
    Dwight Howard (LAL) | Lamarcus Aldridge (POR) | Kevin Durant (OKC) | Dwyane Wade (MIA) | Paul George (IND)
Second Team:
    DeMarcus Cousins (SAC) | Dirk Nowitzki (DAL) | Gerald Wallace (BKN) | Rajon Rondo (BOS) | Jrue Holiday (PHI)

All-Rookie

First Team:
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA) | Anthony Davis (NOH) | Thomas Robinson (SAC) | Harrison Barnes (GSW) | Bradley Beal (WAS)
Second Team:
    Tyler Zeller (CLE) | Royce White (DET) | Jeremy Lamb (OKC) | Dion Waiters (CLE) | Andrew Nicholson (ORL)
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: End of 2012-13 Seaso

Postby Valor on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:35 pm

Sit wrote:First Team: Brandon Jennings (MIL)

How much did Martti pay you? :lol: :facepalm2:
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: End of 2012-13 Seaso

Postby Mark. on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Ah the Tank is strong in the Magic in your association. Dammit I think I was one win off your Detroit record.
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: End of 2012-13 Seaso

Postby Fresh8 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:58 pm

Valor wrote:
Sit wrote:First Team: Brandon Jennings (MIL)

How much did Martti pay you? :lol: :facepalm2:


Bucks made the playoffs!!

Mark. wrote:Ah the Tank is strong in the Magic in your association. Dammit I think I was one win off your Detroit record.


Yes, I think some people did get 38 though! Too bad for you.
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Re: ::: MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART ::: End of 2012-13 Seaso

Postby Fresh8 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:30 pm

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NLSC PLAYERS

It’s your chance to participate in MOTOWN TALE: HUSTLE & HEART as an NLSC Player!

I have a new rewards and points system for this story. You will be able to spend your points that you earn from tipping contests, competitions, and other methods.


REWARDS AND POINTS SYSTEM

    ENTER THE DRAFT

    Deadline to declare for upcoming NBA Draft: Conclusion of first round of NBA Playoffs

    Declare your intention to join an upcoming draft class: 1
    Enter NBA Draft as a projected undrafted prospect: 2
    Enter NBA Draft as a projected second round pick: 5
    Enter NBA Draft as a projected first round pick: 8

    PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

    To raise your player’s rating by 5 in a skill based attribute: 3
    To raise your player’s rating by 5 in a physical based attribute: 5

    PLAYER DEMANDS

    Complain about the coach: 1
    Complain about a teammate: 2
    Demand a trade: 3
    Demand a trade and provide a shortlist of destinations: 4
    Demand a trade and choose your next destination: 5


DECLARING FOR THE DRAFT

    WHEN?

    You may declare any time before the conclusion of the first round of the Playoffs. You may also withdraw any time before then as well.

    I will also allow you to report your intention to declare at any time. This means that I will start writing articles about your player.

    HOW?

    Post in this thread that you:

    - intend to declare, and/or
    - will declare

    Declaring your intention to join an upcoming Draft class will cost you 1 point.

    It will then cost you 2-8 points to enter the draft.

    If you withdraw your intention to declare for the Draft, you do not get your 1 point back.

    A CHANCE TO EARN POINTS

    Every article written by you and PM’ed to me that gets posted will earn points. Give your draftee a backstory and a chance to improve his stock as well.

    WHY DECLARE SOONER OR LATER

    If you declare sooner, it means your player will make it into the L earlier. However, you may not be as good as a prospect as if you wait and accumulate points. If you declare later, you can have control over whether your player is a first or second round prospect.

    Do not be disheartened about being drafted in the second round. The pros are that you can have some choice over your free agency destination/s after just one season! It also makes for a more interesting story.


:new: UPCOMING DRAFT CLASSE

These are the NLSCers who have declared for the upcoming drafts – I will have a limit of six (6) per Draft.

    Current: 2013 Draft

    Dmastawwe (1 point deducted for declaring intention)
    Superhueynewton (1 point deducted for declaring intention)
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    Next: 2014 Draft

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    Next: 2015 Draft

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POINTS LEADERBOARD

These points have been calculated as at 11 March 2013:

Martti – 14.5
dare – 13
newc – 10.5
Justine. – 10
Lamrock – 9.5
Dmastawwe –8
mrmoves20 – 8.5
Valor – 7.5
Mattan – 5
hova – 5.5
Khanwarrior – 5
Mark – 3
Thierry – 4
Woogie98 – 4
mpac – 4.5
Houndy – 3
Durant35 – 3.5
Agent420 – 2
Skith – 2
Phil89 – 2
The X -2
King Mellow – 1
badreligionau – 1
megarover – 1
Axel. – 1
Kurotsugi – 1
Andrew_wiggins – 0.5
Superhueynewton – 0.5
Cruzzerr – 0
mp3 – 0


WHO GOT MORE POINTS? Well - check out the past challenge and how everyone fared!

PAST CHALLENGE

The trick here was to look at Woody’s article on page 9. It had a lot of hints as to who was going to win those awards.

The best performers were Mark, Lamrock and Valor who scored 2 points out of a possible 4 each.


NEW CHALLENGE

Coming Soon!
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Postby Fresh8 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:31 pm

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MARCH MADNESS EDITION

Jay Connor Leads Michigan To Third Round
21 March 2013
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Michigan local and hero Jay Connor led the Michigan Wolverines to the third round of the NCAA tourney with an uplifting performance. Connor led his side with 18 points and 8 assists as the Wolverines disposed of higher seeded UCLA in an exciting finish.

Connor hit the go-ahead bucket with 13 seconds remaining in the game and UCLA missed three desperate attempts as the buzzer sounded off. UM won the game 56-54 in an overall scrappy affair. UM sophomore Connor (16.7 PPG, 6.1 APG, 1.7 SPG this season) jumped on top of the scorer’s table when the game finished as a pocket of Spartans’ fans cheered on.

“Best feeling in the world!” Connor later exclaimed to media.


Bama To Sweet 16 After Upsetting Duke Behind Augmon
23 March 2013
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Jevon Augmon raised his index finger to his lip to ‘silence the crowd’. Augmon had an impressive double double (18 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists) while his freshman teammate and point guard, John Lovell, added 24 points and 11 assists.

Alabama survived the high scoring game as Augmon showcased his impressive court vision and control of the game with the ball going through him on nearly every play down the floor. Alabama beat Duke 78-71 to advance to the next round.

Duke just did not have enough gas to get out of the second round. Coach K’s men looked flustered out on the floor and often lost. “This is why I stepped down from Team USA basketball,” Coach K said, “I need to spend more time with my guys.”


Gonzaga’s Run Ended By Kentucky
28 March 2013
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Gonzaga’s Vince Bellamy told everyone after his team’s loss to Kentucky that he would indeed be declaring for the NBA Draft. The 6’6” junior is in a great position to be drafted in the lottery and this is even despite the fact that the Wildcats absolutely drubbed his side 73-54 to advance to the Elite Eight.

Lining up against the nation’s number 5 scorer Malcolm Cole (21.8 PPG), Bellamy held his own with a strong performance by putting up 17 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and strong defence on Cole. Cole scored 23 points but shot just 7 for 19 to get there including 5 three point shots.

Bellamy finished the season as a jack of all trades as he played every position for Gonzaga at least once during the season. “I don’t think there’s any better time to go,” Bellamy said after the game.


Syracuse Continues To Cruise, Down Baylor
30 March 2013
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Number 1 seed Syracuse look unstoppable entering the Elite Eight after another dominating performance against Baylor. Their 1-2 punch of 7’2” Chris Dixon (22 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks) and 6’8” Dorrell Blackwell (24 points, 6 assists) were once again too strong for their opposition. Their form is so strong that the other side’s coach thinks they have what it takes to go all the way and win the tourney.

The game’s result never looked in doubt as Syracuse opened with a 17-0 run. By the end of the first half, they were out to a 38-16 lead. The game finished with a 74-48 score line and the fans chanting in unison ‘Syracuse’.

The Orange seem to be the crowd favourites during this year’s tourney with their two lead players garnering all of the attention. It’s a different atmosphere when Syracuse takes the floor as opposed to the other favourites to reach the Final Four including UConn, UNC and Kentucky.


UConn Punches Final Four Ticket
30 March 2013
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JJ Theus outmuscled and outhustled the imposing Georgetown frontline en route to 28 points and 8 rebounds. UConn moved onto the Final Four by beating the Hoyas 67-56.

“I think we can win this tournament,” Theus stated afterwards, “We have a solid team and I feel like I am in the best shape of my life.”

Theus and his number 1 seeded team move on to face number 4 seeded UNC.


Cole Shoots Down Alabama
31 March 2013
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Jevon Augmon and number 5 seeded Alabama came into trouble when they faced number 1 seeded Kentucky. The Wildcats were rampant as they pushed the score up to 85 while they held Alabama to 69.

Cole was the catalyst as he lit up Alabama for an incredible 38 points on 13 for 18 shooting. He had 4 field goals, 9 three pointers and 3 free throws. “One of the greatest shooting performances I have ever seen,” Coach John Calipari said post-game.

Augmon was benched with 5 minutes left in the game after arguing with the coaching staff. He finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds in a disappointing end to the season and what was a good tournament run for him individually and also for the team.

Cole and Kentucky now face fellow number 1 seed Syracuse in the Final Four.
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Postby Martti. on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:01 pm

I'm gonna go ahead and declare for the draft.
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Postby Fresh8 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:07 pm

Martti. wrote:I'm gonna go ahead and declare for the draft.


You have been added. (Y)
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Postby dare on Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:38 pm

Julian Martin declares for the upcoming draft too.

Damn I think I did not get any right answer on the last contest.
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Postby Lamrock on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:28 am

Count me in for the next draft!
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Postby Mark. on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:33 am

I think I will hold off till 2014. I think I need to build my rep some more. Let the hype train roll on.

Augmon, man he just had to have a boil over when it really mattered. Maybe my recommendation doesn't stand anymore, although drafting him would allow for you to implement some pretty good story lines with another hot-head.
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Postby Fresh8 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:05 am

dare wrote:Julian Martin declares for the upcoming draft too.

Damn I think I did not get any right answer on the last contest.


Lamrock wrote:Count me in for the next draft!


Just one spot left for the 2013 Draft. I will PM all of the prospects soon.

Mark. wrote:I think I will hold off till 2014. I think I need to build my rep some more. Let the hype train roll on.

Augmon, man he just had to have a boil over when it really mattered. Maybe my recommendation doesn't stand anymore, although drafting him would allow for you to implement some pretty good story lines with another hot-head.


Good idea re: 2014 Draft. I think it's in your own best interests. Get the points and better position yourself.

As for Augmon, imagine the fights between him and Royce White! :) I am seriously considering trading up draft to have a shot at Malcolm Cole though.

(or could even draft hometown hero Jay Connor)
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Postby mrmoves20 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:07 am

Count me in for the 2013 Draft!
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Postby Fresh8 on Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:08 am

mrmoves20 wrote:Count me in for the 2013 Draft!


And you are the last one!

People can starting declaring their intention for the 2014 and 2015 drafts!
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Postby Mark. on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:47 am

Yeah I will declare for 2014. Chur.

Trading up may be a good option, may help you start your retool quicker. Jay Connor could be a cool story option.
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Postby SuperHueyNewton on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:37 am

Is it possible for me to back out of the draft at this point? I don't want to cause frustration, but a little part of me is saying "wait"
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Postby Durant35 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:37 am

I'm declaring for 2014 too. Chris Dixon's a beast!
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Postby Fresh8 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:41 am

Mark. wrote:Yeah I will declare for 2014. Chur.

Trading up may be a good option, may help you start your retool quicker. Jay Connor could be a cool story option.


Jay Connor could be drafted in the middle of the lottery where I should have my two picks.

Also means I have the options to trade up in the Draft.

SuperHueyNewton wrote:Is it possible for me to back out of the draft at this point? I don't want to cause frustration, but a little part of me is saying "wait"


Are you sure? There is a non-refundable 1 point!

Durant35 wrote:I'm declaring for 2014 too. Chris Dixon's a beast!


You are in 2014. Congratulations.

He is a beast. Best statistical big man in the nation.
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Postby SuperHueyNewton on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:38 am

Sit wrote:
SuperHueyNewton wrote:Is it possible for me to back out of the draft at this point? I don't want to cause frustration, but a little part of me is saying "wait"


Are you sure? There is a non-refundable 1 point!




Yeah, for now I'll just go with that -0.5 for now and back out to wait for next year.
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Postby Martti. on Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:21 pm

Sit wrote:He is a beast. Best statistical big man in the nation.


So was Michael Beasley.
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Postby Fresh8 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:26 pm

SuperHueyNewton wrote:
Sit wrote:
SuperHueyNewton wrote:Is it possible for me to back out of the draft at this point? I don't want to cause frustration, but a little part of me is saying "wait"


Are you sure? There is a non-refundable 1 point!




Yeah, for now I'll just go with that -0.5 for now and back out to wait for next year.


Well, you are still on 0.5. 1 point was already deducted!

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Sit wrote:He is a beast. Best statistical big man in the nation.


So was Michael Beasley.


Must err on the side of caution then.
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Postby Fresh8 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:00 pm

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Theus Sweeps Player of the Year Awards
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JJ Theus has been awarded with both the Naismith College Player of the Year award as well as the John Wooden Award for 2013. Both awards are awarded to the top performing college player and Theus was a unanimous pick for it.

Entering the Final Four stage of the NCAA men’s tournament, Theus and his University of Connecticut team are looking like strong favourites to win the title. The number 1 seeded Huskies have lost just four (4) games all season and have rolled through their matchups to get to the Final Four.

Their junior forward, Theus, has been a source of inspiration this season after making an much anticipated return from an arm injury sustained last season. Theus has averaged 23.7 PPG, 8.2 RPG and shot .594 from the field.

Theus is widely expected to declare for the NBA draft when this season ends. He is unanimously being projected as the upcoming number 1 overall draft pick.


JJ Theus Guarantees NCAA Final Win As UConn Advances
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The North Carolina Tar Heels stood zero chance as JJ Theus continued his hot form with a 25 point point performance. UConn beat UNC 67-51 and staked its place in the NCAA decider to be played in two days. The Tar Heels got a game high 33 points from freshman guard Jengo Star.

Theus praised Star after the game for his ‘heart’ and ‘determination’. He then went on to guarantee his team would win the NCAA Final. “There is no way we are losing this one,” he said, “I have a really good feeling about the game.”

Star told reporters that he would not be leaving school early and wanted to play another season with North Carolina. The heralded shooting guard averaged 13.4 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 3.6 APG this season.


Overtime Thriller Between Wildcats And Orange
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Syracuse survived an overtime thriller against Kentucky in the battle of the number 1 seeds.

Malcolm Cole again dialled in from long range in this game and drilled seven makes out of nine attempts. Cole wound up with 27 points in the game. He was the main reason for the Wildcats making a comeback after being down by 12 points with 4 minutes left in the game.

The Orange were led by Dorrell Blackwell’s 15 points, Chris Dixon’s 12 points, 16 rebounds, 5 blocks and three others with 10 points apiece. They were lucky to see the game into overtime when Cole missed two shots in the last 20 seconds. Both were contested by Blackwell who used his length to bother Cole.

The teams went into overtime with the score locked at 61-61 and Syracuse went on to win the game 71-67. Blackwell was praised for his defensive work on Cole as he held Cole scoreless in overtime. “The aim was not to let him (Cole) get any shots off from behind the three point line,” Blackwell explained, “And I did just that.”


Orange Top Huskies To Win 2013 NCAA Title
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Syracuse won their second ever national title against the heavily favoured University of Connecticut.

JJ Theus and UConn were booed throughout the match as crowd favourites Syracuse stayed close with them the whole game before taking the lead for the first time in the final minute. The Orange held on for the win by having a cool and collected Dorrell Blackwell sinking four free throws to make the final score line 83-76.

It was a fairytale win for senior Chris Dixon even if he was held to single figures in points scored for the first time this season. Dixon is now looking forward to the prospect of an NBA career after finishing his four year college career with a title. “I could not have planned it better,” he told the media throng waiting at his locker. Dixon led the nation in scoring with an average of 25.8 PPG and also averaged 10.4 RPG.

Dixon was held to 7 points (3-14 shooting), 13 rebounds by college player of the year JJ Theus. Theus was instrumental in helping his side lead for all of the game until the wear of the season caught up with him. Theus had a perfect first half by hitting all eight shots that he attempted and finishing with a dominant 23 points in the first half. He was held to 9 points for the rest of the way and although his final stat line of 32 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks looks imposing; he will always remember that he didn’t win the national championship.

“I’m not coming back,” Theus said afterwards, “This was my last chance. The time to go to the NBA is now and I have no regrets. You win some and you lose some. If I look at it another way, I would not have been here if everything had gone to plan. If I did not get injured last year then I would already be in the NBA.

Blackwell averaged 18.4 PPG for Syracuse this year and was instrumental against UConn by scoring 26 points. Blackwell also noted that he would join Dixon in the NBA Draft, “I’ve done everything that I can do at the college level. I always just wanted to win a championship. Now it’s time to move on and give another kid a chance.”
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Postby Mark. on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:33 am

Man Theus seems like a beast, and while he had a quite second half, he still held Dixon to a low output, it is a team game after all so it looks like he did his part and the rest of the team let him down. Perhaps a trade up for Theus? :P
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Postby Fresh8 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:42 am

Mark. wrote:Man Theus seems like a beast, and while he had a quite second half, he still held Dixon to a low output, it is a team game after all so it looks like he did his part and the rest of the team let him down. Perhaps a trade up for Theus? :P


Dependent on where I will be picking, a trade for the number 1 pick could be possible.
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Postby mpac on Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:35 am

Edited: pls count me in for 2014 if there is still an open slot :)
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Postby Fresh8 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:12 am

mpac wrote:Edited: pls count me in for 2014 if there is still an open slot :)


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Postby Valor on Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:05 pm

I'm in for '14 if there's still a slot, otherwise, pop me in '15 :lol:

In other matters, you should trade up to #1 and pick the next LaRue Martin :)
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Postby Like A Boss on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:00 pm

Ill also want to declare for '14
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Postby Fresh8 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:01 am

Valor wrote:I'm in for '14 if there's still a slot, otherwise, pop me in '15 :lol:

In other matters, you should trade up to #1 and pick the next LaRue Martin :)


Mattan wrote:Ill also want to declare for '14


Welcome!

2014 is filling up fast! :)
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Postby SuperHueyNewton on Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:06 am

Where are you in the calendar right now? Have the playoffs not started yet? Just wondering.
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Postby mpac on Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:47 pm

Sit wrote:
mpac wrote:Edited: pls count me in for 2014 if there is still an open slot :)


Welcome to the 2014 draft pool (Y)


Thanks! Keep us updated on the playoffs!
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Postby Khanwarrior on Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:22 am

I'm declaring for the 2014 draft. Chris Dixon looks to be a future all-star for sure!
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Postby hova- on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:25 am

Solid 9th place, definitely smth you can build on. I declaring for 2014. I will move from Alba Berlin to Barcelona for the 2013/2014 season to get some Euro League experience. (Y)
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