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Lamrock's Blazers - Retired

Postby Lamrock on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:27 am

Hello and welcome to my 2K13 Blazers story! This is a reboot/continuation of The New Jailblazers, which I had to end after switching consoles. However, this one picks up (more or less) from where it left off, and if you had a player in that, it's a part of this one. If anyone is interested in joining the 2014 draft class, send me a draft profile using the template on the next post.

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Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Roster: Up to date as of 2/28/2013 (my own roster using Rashidi's as a base)
Draft Class: vctrb + NLSC'ers + Updates (2013 & 2014)

Difficulty: All-Star
Quarter Length: 10 Minutes
Sliders: My own (Simulation mode as a base)
Substitutions: Semi-Auto
Coaching: Semi-Auto
Real Player FG%: Yes
Real Player FT%: Yes
Injuries: On
Fatigue: On
Clutch Factor: Off
NBA Rules: All on

SIm Quarter Length: 12 Minutes
Season Length: 82 games
Playoff Format: 7-7-7-7
Team Chemistry: On
Player Roles: Off
Trade Override: On*
Trade Deadline: On
CPU Trades: On
Pre-Season Games: On
Customize League: Off

*On to honor real-life pending first round draft pick trades
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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Lamrock on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:30 am

NLSC Watch

NLSC Class of 2013:

Martti Must
#1 pick by Orlando
Current Team: Orlando
Role: Starter

Leo Lai
#15 pick by Milwaukee
Current Team: Milwaukee
Role: Prospect / Third-String SG

Ryan Alexander
#16 pick by Houston
Current Team: Houston
Role: Prospect / Backup SF

X Watson
#18 pick by Brooklyn
Current Team: Brooklyn
Role: Prospect / Backup SF/SG

JR Young
#20 pick by Atlanta
Current Team: Atlanta
Role: Starting SF
- Made 2014 All-Rookie First Team

Julian Martin
#22 pick by Boston
Current Team: Boston
Role: Prospect / Backup PF

Fresh Smith
#24 pick by Minnesota
Current Team: Minnesota
Role: Prospect / Backup SG

Axel Gomez
#26 pick by Denver
Current Team: Denver
Role: Role Player / Back-up PG

Chris Hova
#27 pick by Clippers
Current Team: L.A. Clippers
Role: Prospect / Backup SG

Da'Vonte Hughes
#31 pick by Orlando
Current Team: Orlando
Role: Prospect / Backup PG

NLSC Class of 2014:

Dyrone Williams
#9 pick by Milwaukee
Current Team: Milwaukee
Role: Prospect / Third-String PG

Hans Antonio
#13 pick by Brooklyn
Current Team: Brooklyn
Role: Role Player / Back-up PG

Chris Bridges
#14 pick by LA Clippers
Current Team: LA Clippers
Role: Prospect / Backup SF

Chris Frazier
#15 pick by Washington
Current Team: Washington
Role: Prospect / Backup SF

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[b]5 Strengths:[/b]
[b]5 Weaknesses:[/b]
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[b]NBA Comparison:[/b]
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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Lamrock on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:33 am

Contents

Part 1: 2012-13
Part 2: 2013 Off-Season
Part 3: 2013-14 Season
November 2014 In Review
December 2014 In Review
2014 NBA All-Star Weekend
March 2014 In Review
Playoffs First Round - Blazers vs. Rockets
West Semifinals - Blazers vs. Hornets
2014 Regular Season In Review
West Finals - Blazers vs. Thunder

2014 Off-Season: Suns Win Draft Lottery

November / December 2014 In Review

Season Results

2011-12 Blazers: 28-38, missed playoffs

2012-13 Blazers: 39-43, missed playoffs
October/November: 6-10
December: 9-4
January: 8-8
February: 3-9
March: 11-6
April: 2-7

2013-14 Blazers: 50-32, lost 4-2 in conference finals
October/November: 1-0, 12-4
December: 9-6
January: 6-8
February: 8-6
March: 9-7
April: 5-3
Beat Rockets 4-3 In Conference Quarterfinals
Beat Hornets 4-2 In Conference Semifinals
Lost to Thunder 4-2 in Conference Finals

Awards:

Damian Lillard:
- West Rookie of the Month 6x (12-13)
- Rookie of the Year (12-13)
- All-Rookie First Team (12-13)
- NBA All-Star - reserve, 3rd appearance (13-14)
- NBA All-Star Game MVP (13-14)
- All-NBA Third Team (13-14)
LaMarcus Aldridge:
- NBA All-Star - reserve, 2nd appearance (12-13)
- NBA All-Star - reserve, 3rd appearance (13-14)
Alex Poythress:
- All-Rookie Second Team (13-14)
Jabari Parker:
- West Rookie of the Month 2x (14-15)
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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Lamrock on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:37 am

Team Roster: March 1, 2013

C - J.J. Hickson | Starter
PF - LaMarcus Aldridge | Star
SF - Nicolas Batum | Starter
SG - Wesley Matthews | Starter
PG - Damian Lillard | Starter
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G - Eric Maynor | Sixth Man
C - Meyers Leonard | Role Player
F - Victor Claver | Prospect
F - Luke Babbitt | Bench Warmer
G - Nolan Smith | Bench Warmer
F/C - Jared Jeffries | Bench Warmer
G - Will Barton | Bench Warmer
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F/C - Joel Freeland | Bench Warmer
F/G - Sasha Pavlovic | Bench Warmer
G - Elliot Williams | Bench Warmer
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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Sit on Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:00 am

Good to see I am at the top of the Draft list! :)
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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Mark. on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:14 am

Nice.

I will fill out a player form at some stage. Count me in for 2014. I plan to take being the number 1 pick away from Andrew Wiggins!
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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Durant35 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:38 pm

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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Lamrock on Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:49 am

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March will be a pivotal month for the Blazers franchise, as their playoff question will be answered. As it stands, the Blazers trail the Houston Rockets by four games for the eighth spot. However, all that can change with one last winning streak. The Blazers will open the month with their final game against struggling division rivals Minnesota.

The real test will be the three and five game road trips this month. Blazers fans may already be salivating at the prospect of a Nerlens Noel or Ben McLemore but the team has one last shot at a post-season run.
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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Sit on Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:53 am

I hope you miss the playoffs so the Lakers have a shot at making it. :)
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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Valor on Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:00 pm

Both Noel and McLemore aren't very good, hope you make it (Y)
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Re: [26-31] Portland Reboot (working title)

Postby Lamrock on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:08 am

Blazers Rally To Beat Wolves, Sweep Season Series
3/2/2013 - Timberwolves 91 @ Trail Blazers 97

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What started as a shootout developed into a surprising grind-it-out affair with Portland ultimately coming out on top yet again. The Blazers couldn't seem to find their bearings offensively in the first half, but thanks to Kevin Love's struggles and Wesley Matthews' hot hand, they were able to hold a small halftime lead.

The Wolves came out of halftime on fire, hitting their first six shots and shutting down the Blazer offense. Minnesota took a small lead that they wouldn't cede until late in the fourth. A pivotal and-one by Damian Lillard sparked a late 14-4 run that put Portland up for good. After Aldridge, Hickson and Matthews did the heavy lifting to get them there, Lillard closed the game, having a hand in everything down the stretch as Portland played the foul game to a 97-91 victory.

The Blazers sweep their division rivals Minnesota in this season series. Brandon Roy made a rare appearance for the Wolves, receiving a mixed reception from the Rose Garden crowd. Roy had 7 points in 11 minutes of action. Portland improves to 27-31 with the win, keeping their increasingly slim playoff hopes alive. Minnesota meanwhile is resigned to a disappointing season after one injury after another.

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MIN 21 21 29 20 | 91 [21-35] - Love: 8 pts, 12 rebs, 4-16 FG; Pekovic: 17 pts, 4 rebs; Kirilenko: 13 pts, 6-7 FG
POR 25 23 16 33 | 97 [27-31] - Lillard: 18 pts, 9 asts (PotG); Aldridge: 24 pts; Hickson: 13 pts, 16 rebs; Matthews: 17 pts, 8 rebs
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Re: [27-31] Lamrock's Blazers - Vs. the Wolves!

Postby Andrew_Wiggins on Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:20 am

I like this. I like this a lot. Just wondering, how are you planning to address portland's notoriously shallow bench? And also, as a side question, if you had to trade one of your three core players, who would it be?
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Re: [27-31] Lamrock's Blazers - Vs. the Wolves!

Postby Lamrock on Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:55 pm

Thanks dude and welcome to the forums! The bench will absolutely be addressed in the offseason but I'll use the rest of this one as an opportunity to see if any of the young players have anything to offer.

Lillard and aldridge are my two main building blocks. I'd deal Hickson or Batum for the right offer but it would have to be something good.
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Re: [27-31] Lamrock's Blazers - Vs. the Wolves!

Postby Andrew_Wiggins on Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:30 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome! :D

It's funny how easy you can get Rudy from the Raps with a Batum + Scrub + 2nd Rounder, but since Rudy Gay is owed the same amount of money that Zimbabwe and Kenya make combined in one year, it's probably not a good idea. :P
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Re: [27-31] Lamrock's Blazers - Vs. the Wolves!

Postby Mark. on Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:10 am

Good win, one game at a time and you will get that playoffs spot!
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Re: [27-31] Lamrock's Blazers - Vs. the Wolves!

Postby Valor on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:56 pm

Great stuff over the Wolves, (literally with that Aldridge jam) (Y)
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Re: [27-31] Lamrock's Blazers - Vs. the Wolves!

Postby hova- on Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:01 pm

Tough shit with the PS3. Seems like you can just continue it one the Xbox. I doubt you can still make the Playoffs with the Rockets being some games in front.
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Re: [27-31] Lamrock's Blazers - Vs. the Wolves!

Postby Lamrock on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:16 am

What gives me hope to make the playoffs is the exaggerated parity in 2K games. If the Rox and/or Warriors finish around .500, I like my chances. However, one injury with this roster pretty much ends things.

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Re: [27-31] Lamrock's Blazers - Vs. the Wolves!

Postby Lamrock on Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:13 pm

Have been busy for the last few days, but thing this is far from dead. Now that I'm using a real draft class, I'm re-booting the draft coverage.

2013 Draft Prospects: Part 1

Nerlens Noel (Kentucky)
C/PF - 6'11", 216 lbs | Age 19 | DRAFT STOCK: Proj. Top 3
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BEST CASE SCENARIO: Tyson Chandler/Marcus Camby hybrid
WORST CASE: Anthony Randolph

Julian Martin (UCLA)
PF - 6'10", 245 lbs | Age 21 | DRAFT STOCK: Proj. Top 5
Image UCLA's Julian Martin has been a revelation for the UCLA Bruins this season, as he has emerged as an even bigger star than heralded teammate Shabazz Mohammed. While Martin may not go as high as Mohammed in the draft, he will likely be the best power forward to come out of the draft.
BEST CASE SCENARIO: Blake Griffin
WORST CASE: Josh McRoberts

Fresh Smith (North Carolina)
SG/PG - 6'0", 180 lbs | Age 19 | DRAFT STOCK: Proj. Mid Lottery
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BEST CASE SCENARIO: rich man's Monta Ellis
WORST CASE: DeJuan Wagner

Martti Must (England)
SF - 6'6", 187 lbs | Age 19 | DRAFT STOCK: Proj. Mid-Late Lottery
Image England's Martti Must has impressed many in overseas play with his well-rounded game. While not a prolific scorer, Must does just about everything well on the court, and looks to be an elite role player. The only obstacle to Must becoming one of the league's elite defenders is his slight frame.
BEST CASE SCENARIO: Rich man's Shane Battier
WORST CASE: DeShawn Stevenson

Victor Oladipo (Indiana)
G/SF - 6'5", 210 lbs | Age 20 | DRAFT STOCK: Proj. Mid-First Rounder
Image Victor Oladipo has emerged as a top prospect in this year's draft, displaying serious athletic gifts and defensive talent. While his offensive game isn't much to talk about, teams are salivating over Oladipo's potential.
BEST CASE SCENARIO: Andre Iguodala
WORST CASE: Corey Brewer
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Re: Lamrock's Blazers - 3 NLSC Draftees + Noel + Oladipo

Postby Mark. on Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:33 pm

Nice write ups. Oladipo is looking good IRL, although has fallen off a little in the past week or so.
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Re: Lamrock's Blazers - 3 NLSC Draftees + Noel + Oladipo

Postby Martti. on Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:41 am

I'll gladly be a rich man's Battier, every team needs a guy like that. As long as they don't make me play PF.
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Re: Lamrock's Blazers - 3 NLSC Draftees + Noel + Oladipo

Postby Lamrock on Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:07 pm

March 3 - March 9, 2013

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Portland currently sits 2.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff seed with 21 games still to play. Should their pick be #12 or better, they will keep it. If not, Charlotte will receive it.

Blazers Annihilate Lowly Bobcats
3/4/2013 - Bobcats 83 @ Trail Blazers 112

Behind huge games from Nicolas Batum and J.J. Hickson, Portland dominated Charlotte from start to finish en route to a 29 point win. Charlotte improves their lottery fortunes while Portland continues to push towards mediocrity.

CHA 39 18 10 16 | 83 [15-46] - K. Walker: 25 pts, 7 asts, 5 rebs; B. Gordon: 29 pts, 11-20 FG
POR 33 21 29 29 | 112 [28-31] - Batum: 25 pts, 5 rebs, 5 asts; Hickson: 23 pts, 12 rebs; Lillard: 21 pts

Aldridge Overcomes Foul Trouble To Lead Portland To Surprise Win
3/6/2013 - Trail Blazers 87 @ Grizzlies 84

LaMarcus Aldridge picked up three quick fouls in the first quarter, and few expected the inconsistent Blazers to be competitive in Memphis. However, thanks to Wesley Matthews' hot shooting and some great Blazers D, Portland eked out a 40-38 lead at the half.

LaMarcus Aldridge returned in the third quarter to score 14 of his game-high 23 points. The Blazers looked to pull away early in the fourth, with Marc Gasol fouling out and the Grizzlies' defense stagnating. A timeout and some timely baskets got the home team back in the game, finding themselves down 85-84 with 15 seconds and the ball. Memphis got two tries at a shot to take the lead but no luck.

Damian Lillard sank a pair of free throws to increase the lead to three and Mike Conley airballed a three to try and send it to overtime. The Grizzlies fall to 39-20 while Portland keeps their playoff hopes alive at 28-31.

POR 23 17 27 20 | 87 [29-31] - Aldridge: 23 pts, 9-15 FG, 23 minutes; Lillard: 13 pts, 11 asts, 6 rebs; Matthews: 21 pts, 3-6 3pt
MEM 19 19 23 23 | 84 [39-20] - Z. Randolph: 21 pts, 15 rebs; Conley: 14 pts, 8 asts, 7 rebs; M. Gasol: 12 pts, 5 rebs, 6 fouls

Spurs Outduel Blazers In Fourth
3/8/2013 - Trail Blazers 84 @ Spurs 92

None of the Spurs' big three had huge games but thanks to solid defense and clutch execution, they defeated the Blazers 92-84. LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard had solid games with 22 and 15 points respectively, but the team was held to just 39% shooting from the field.

POR 21 22 24 17 | 84 [29-32] - Lillard: 15/7/8; Aldridge: 22/9/0; Hickson: 10/7/2 blks, 4-6 FG
SA 24 28 25 25 | 92 [49-14] - Parker: 16/2/7; Duncan: 14/12/3; Ginobili: 15/5/6

NBA HEADLINES

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STAYING.

With the contract extension deadline looming, several teams have locked up their noteworthy stars. Borderline all-stars Al Jefferson and Josh Smith headline the pack.

Jazz sign Al Jefferson to 4 yr, $48M extension
Good value for one of the league's best big man, but what happens to Favors and Kanter?
Hawks sign Josh Smith to 4 yr, $48M extension
After demanding a max deal and nearly being traded, Smith accepted a very reasonable deal to stay in Atlanta.
Hawks sign Devin Harris to 4 yr, $14M extension
Devin Harris has been solid this year at the 2 for Atlanta but 4 years?
Bucks sign Monta Ellis to 4 yr, $34M extension
Milwaukee gets an amazing value for the inefficient but talented scorer.
Pistons sign Jose Calderon to 4 yr, $28M extension
The Pistons Invest long-term in Jose Calderon's veteran leadership and steady play at the point.

David Lee Out For Season With Broken Arm
Tough break for Golden State, who are struggling to stay in the playoff picture.
DeAndre Jordan Out For Season With Broken Back
DeAndre Jordan will miss the rest of the season and playoffs with a broken back, leaving a hole at center for the Clippers.
Danilo Gallinari Out For Remainder of Regular Season With Broken Ankle
Gallinari suffered a severe ankle sprain and isn't expected to return until the playoffs.

ROAD TO THE PLAYOFFS

1 San Antonio 49-14
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6 Utah 35-28
7 Golden State 35-29
8 Houston 33-31
LA Lakers 31-32
Portland 29-32
Dallas 29-32
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Re: [29-32] Lamrock's Blazers - It goes on...

Postby Sit on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:10 pm

Again, I hope you don't make the playoffs so Lakers can.

And thanks for the draftee profile :)
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Postby Axel. on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:21 am

Nice win in Memphis despite the heavy odds. How did you get Aldridge to pick up three fouls in just the first quarter? :? I don't see the Rockets maintaining the eighth spot since 2K13's sim engine is pretty harsh on them from my experience, so there's your chance!
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Postby Valor on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:34 pm

Awesome win over the Grizzlies, you are hanging in there for that playoff run! (Y)
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Postby Durant35 on Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:45 pm

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Re: [29-32] Lamrock's Blazers - It goes on...

Postby Lamrock on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:58 am

I really appreciate the enthusiasm, guys. I'm fairly busy these days so recaps will likely come on a weekly basis. Let me promise you now though that this will be my best association story to date.

FEATURES
-Full NLSC and NCAA integration
-Monthly Recaps
-Contests
-Shad O'Greene
-MS Paint

Should be fun. Another draft article up next.
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Re: [29-32] Lamrock's Blazers - It goes on...

Postby hova- on Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:23 am

I dont like that I have to bet against my Mavs, but at least one Playoff series with your team would be nice.

Features sound good, except Shad O`Greene. But nice to see some MS in the future ;)
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Postby Mark. on Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:45 am

Looking forward to more recaps man. Lets see you grab a playoff spot!
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Postby Lamrock on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:13 pm

2013 Draft Prospects: Part 2

Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)
PG/SG - 6'4", 225 lbs | Age 19 | DRAFT STOCK: Top 5
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BEST CASE SCENARIO: Brandon Roy
WORST CASE: Rodney Stuckey

Cody Zeller (Indiana)
C/PF - 6'11", 240 lbs | Age 20 | Draft Stock: Mid-Lottery
Image Cody Zeller is a solid scoring center with post skills. His defense and upside may be questionable but Zeller has the tools to be an effective player at the 5.
BEST CASE SCENARIO: Brook Lopez
WORST CASE: Spencer Hawes

Chris Hova (Germany)
SG/SF - 6'4", 195 lbs | Age 24 | DRAFT STOCK: Mid-First Rounder
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BEST CASE SCENARIO: rich man's Tony Allen
WORST CASE: poor man's Keith Bogans

Leo Lai (New Zealand)
SG - 6'6", 200 lbs | Age 21 | DRAFT STOCK: Mid-First Rounder
Image New Zealand swingman Leo Lai is known to be unpredictable, but has too much talent not to be picked up in the first round. There are a lot of question marks about Lai's game, but he likens himself to Kobe Bryant. However, it remains to be seen whether he can put it all together to be a good NBA player.
BEST CASE SCENARIO: Poor man's Kobe Bryant
WORST CASE: Dominique Jones

Kelly Olynyk
C/PF - 7'0", 240 lbs | Age 21 | Draft Stock: Mid-First Rounder
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BEST CASE SCENARIO: Chris Kaman
WORST CASE: Johan Petro
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Postby Kenny on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:40 pm

The reboot is looking great so far. It's a nice feature that NBA 2k13 allows you to pick up from where the season is currently, rather than starting again. The layout of the draft prospects as well. Since I like Duke, I'm looking forward to your analysis of Mason Plumlee... if you do one.

Speaking of your prospect reports, I thought I'd point out that you called Cody Tyler. Easy mistake to make, since there's three (?) Zeller brothers.
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Re: [29-32] Lamrock's Blazers - Smart, Zeller, Hova, Lai, Ol

Postby Mark. on Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:13 am

Nice prospect profiles. Looking forward to your one on CJ McCollum.
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Cant wait to read my prospect profile :D
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Re: [29-32] Lamrock's Blazers - Smart, Zeller, Hova, Lai, Ol

Postby Andrew_Wiggins on Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:38 pm

Im so hyped to see my draft review!!
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Re: [29-32] Lamrock's Blazers - Smart, Zeller, Hova, Lai, Ol

Postby Valor on Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:36 pm

badreligionau wrote:since there's three (?) Zeller brothers.

Yeah there's three if my memory serves me right (Y)

Nice profiles, and damnnn....from Kobe to Dominique Jones? That's a pretty big drop off :lol: :lol:
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Re: [29-32] Lamrock's Blazers - Smart, Zeller, Hova, Lai, Ol

Postby Lamrock on Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:09 am

Thanks guys - typo fixed. Stay tuned for a March recap in the next couple of days.
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Re: [29-32] Lamrock's Blazers - Smart, Zeller, Hova, Lai, Ol

Postby Lamrock on Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:35 am

MARCH 2013 IN REVIEW

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An 11-5 March puts the Blazers in an unlikely position: just a half game out of the 8th seed in the Western Conference. Damian Lillard has solidified his status as the league's top rookie with his high-level play, and the starters have played heavy minutes to keep the team in playoff contention.

It looks more likely that their first round draft pick will go to the Charlotte Bobcats (top-12 protected). With seven games remaining, each match from here on out will have major playoff implications. The Jazz sit a win above them while the Lakers are a loss behind. Their next game will be in Utah. "I can't wait", says former Jazz guard Wesley Matthews.

Team Record: 37-36
March Record: 11-5
Games Left: 7
Games Behind 8th: .5


Lillard Carries Blazers To Blowout Victory In New Orleans
3/10/2013 - Trail Blazers 104 @ Hornets 90

POR 33 26 24 21 | 104 [30-32] - Lillard: 34/7/6, 13-18 FG; Matthews: 19/5/6
NO 20 29 21 20 | 90 [25-40] - R. Anderson: 19/6/2; G. Vasquez: 11/3/13

Grizzlies Again No Match For Portland
3/12/2013 - Grizzlies 81 @ Trail Blazers 97

MEM 24 16 20 21 | 81 [39-23] - T. Prince: 14/9/3; Z. Randolph: 4/5/1, 3-6 FG
POR 37 15 20 25 | 97 [31-32] - Aldridge: 28/6/0; Batum: 17/3/7

Melo Drops 45 To Lead Knicks Past Blazers In Shootout
3/14/2013 - Knicks 123 @ Trail Blazers 115

NY 29 35 24 35 | 123 [39-24] - C. Anthony: 45/5/4, 15-18 FG, 11/12 FG; J.R. Smith: 22/5/4
POR 23 33 24 35 | 115 [31-33] - Aldridge: 25/7/4; Lillard: 18/4/3

Blazers Dominate Lowly Pistons
3/16/2013 - Pistons 89 @ Trail Blazers 109

DET 27 12 23 27 | 89 [24-44] - J. Calderon: 24/2/6, 9-12 FG; B. Knight: 15/5/5
POR 24 31 25 29 | 109 [32-33] - D. Lillard: 27/2/8; Matthews: 25/1/3, 10-14 FG

Portland Ekes Out Narrow Win In Philadelphia
3/18/2013 - Trail Blazers 91 @ 76ers 90

POR 30 24 14 23 | 91 [33-33] - Batum: 24/6/5; Aldridge: 24/6/4
PHI 23 27 18 22 | 90 [27-39] - Holiday: 21/7/11; Hawes: 15/7/3

Blazers Win Third Straight Behind Aldridge's 27
3/19/2013 - Trail Blazers 108 @ Bucks 93

POR 24 30 20 34 | 108 [34-33] - Aldridge: 27/12/2; Batum: 19/6/8/4 stls
MIL 33 25 18 17 | 93 [32-34] - M. Ellis: 23/5/3; Ilyasova: 13/10/2

Bulls Shut Down Blazers
3/21/2013 - Trail Blazers 81 @ Bulls 97

POR 23 17 25 16 | 81 [34-34] - Hickson: 11/13/0; Lillard: 13/4/6
CHI 23 26 21 27 | 97 [37-30] - D. Rose: 20/2/5; Boozer: 17/9/2

Portland Steals Win In Atlanta
3/22/2013 - Trail Blazers 93 @ Hawks 90

POR 29 19 20 25 | 93 [35-34] - Aldridge: 25/6/1; Lillard: 12/11/9
ATL 31 20 22 17 | 90 [39-30] - J. Smith: 18/8/3; A. Horford: 4/12/2, 1-5 FG

Blazers Fall Short In Oklahoma City
3/24/2013 - Trail Blazers 99 @ Thunder 101

POR 27 20 22 30 | 99 [35-35] - Hickson: 17/10/1; Batum: 17/5/8
OKC 14 29 27 31 | 101 [51-20] - Durant: 21/10/4; R. Westbrook: 16/5/10

Batum Leads Blazers Past Nets
3/27/2013 - Nets 95 @ Trail Blazers 102

BKN 18 26 29 24 | 95 [39-32] - K. Humphries: 16/9/0; B. Lopez: 18/4/0
POR 28 28 25 21 | 102 [36-35] - Batum 33/6/1; Lillard: 16/3/5

Blazers Back In Playoff Picture With Win Over Jazz
3/29/2013 - Jazz 83 @ Trail Blazers 92

UTA 12 27 28 16 | 83 [37-36] - A. Jefferson: 14/13/0; G. Hayward: 17/0/4
POR 17 20 21 24 | 92 [37-35] - Lillard: 22/3/4; Aldridge: 18/8/2

Warriors Hold Off Blazers
3/30/2013 - Trail Blazers 93 @ Warriors 101

POR 19 26 17 31 | 93 [37-36] - Batum: 20/9/2; Hickson: 8/15/0
GS 16 25 32 28 | 101 [42-32] - J. Jack: 24/2/5; S. Curry: 15/10/6


HEADLINES

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76ers sign Andrew Bynum to 5 yr, $81M extension
Bynum has returned to the Sixers, likely too late to make the playoffs, but not to sign a big extension.

Mavericks sign Darren Collison to 4 yr, $35M extension
Despite a shaky start, the Mavs commit to Collison long-term

Kings sign Tyreke Evans to 4 yr, $31M extension
Kings get a steal at under $8 million a year, but will they keep him?

Thunder sign Kevin Martin to 4 yr, $26M extension
OKC extends Kevin Martin for less than half of Harden's salary.

Jazz sign Mo Williams to 4 yr, $26M extension
Mo Williams has quietly had a solid year in his second stint with the Jazz, but this move keeps them in mediocrity.

Spurs sign Manu Ginobili to 1 yr, $6M extension
Ginobili has said he is likely to retire after the 2013-14 season.

Bobcats sign Gerald Henderson to 3 yr, $12.5M extension
Charlotte gets a very solid value for one of their few decent players.

Magic Sign Hedo Turkoglu to 2 yr, $3M extension
Turkoglu will be much more palatable at $1.5 million per year.

Ersan Ilyasova out for season with broken ankle
Odds of Bucks being swept in first round increase from 70% to 85%.

Ben Gordon Out For Season With Torn MCL
Bobcats fans couldn't care less.

Harrison Barnes Tears MCL, Out For Season
Harsh blow to Warriors' chances, with David Lee also out.

Joakim Noah Out 4-6 Weeks With Torn Meniscus
Bad timing once again for the Bulls, who just got Derrick Rose back.

Playoff Picture

Western Conference

y-1 San Antonio 55-18 | .753%
x-2 Oklahoma City 53-23 | .716%
x-3 LA Clippers 48-26 | .649%
4 Denver 46-28 | .622%
5 Memphis 44-29 | .603%
6 Golden State 42-32 | .568%
7 Houston 38-35 | .521%
8 Utah 38-36 | .514%
Portland 37-36 | .507%
LA Lakers 37-37 | .500%
Dallas 35-38 | .478%

Eastern Conference

y-1 Miami 55-18 | .753%
x-2 New York 46-26 | .639%
x-3 Indiana 44-30 | .595%
x-4 Atlanta 41-33 | .554%
5 Brooklyn 40-33 | .548%
6 Boston 40-33 | .548%
7 Chicago 39-33 | .542%
8 Milwaukee 36-36 | .500%
Philadelphia 31-42 | .425%
Toronto 31-42 | .425%
Cleveland 29-43 | .403%

Big Board - Top 30 Prospects

1. PG Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State)
2. C Nerlens Noel (Kentucky)
3. SG Ben McLeMore (Kansas)
4. SF Martti Must (Duke)
5. SG Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA)
6. PF Julian Martin (UCLA)
7. SG Fresh Smith (North Carolina)

8. SF Otto Porter (Georgetown)
9. C/PF Cody Zeller (Indiana)
10. SG Leo Lai (New Zealand)
11. PG/SG CJ McCollum (LeHigh)
12. PF Mason Plumlee (Duke)
13. PG Axel Gomez (Houston)
14. SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Georgia)
15. SG Chris Hova (Germany)
16. PF Rudy Gobert (France)
17. SG Victor Oladipo (Indiana)
18. SG Archie Goodwin (Kentucky)
19. PF Anthony Bennett (UNLV)
20. PG Trey Burke (Michigan)
21. C/PF Kelly Olynyk (Gonzaga)
22. PF James McAdoo (North Carolina)
23. SF Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State)
24. C Alex Len (Maryland)
25. SF Kyle Anderson (UCLA)
26. SF LeBryan Nash (Oklahoma State)
27. SF/PF Alex Poythress (Kentucky)
28. SF J.R. Young (Duke)
29. SG X Watson (Portland State)

30. PG Brandon Young (Arkansas)
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Re: [37-36] Lamrock's Blazers - March Recap + Draft Board

Postby Martti. on Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:29 am

Holy crap, fourth? That was unexpected.

And a great stretch run late, as long as you or the Jazz can keep the Lakers out of the post-season.
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Re: [37-36] Lamrock's Blazers - March Recap + Draft Board

Postby Sit on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:17 pm

Nice. :) I hope I go higher than that!

And LOL at the Bynum pic.
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Re: [37-36] Lamrock's Blazers - March Recap + Draft Board

Postby hova- on Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:41 pm

Did you change the contracts a bit by yourself? They look quite realistic. I do that in my D - because there are just no 4 years / 8M$ contracts in RL. Nobody would commit for so long on such a small salary.

Not sure about the Mavs signing Collison for 4 years. I like him in my D, but he is not effective at all. Good luck in the race for postseason.
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Re: [37-36] Lamrock's Blazers - March Recap + Draft Board

Postby Mark. on Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:13 pm

Yeah the contracts look pretty good. Loving that Hedo one!!
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Re: [37-36] Lamrock's Blazers - March Recap + Draft Board

Postby Valor on Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:25 pm

10th aint bad! but damn....Noah's out for my Bulls :cry:
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Re: [37-36] Lamrock's Blazers - March Recap + Draft Board

Postby Lamrock on Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:25 am

2013 Draft Prospects - Part 3

Ben McLemore (Kansas)
SG - 6'4", 195 lbs | Age 20 | DRAFT STOCK: Top 5
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Best Case Scenario: Dwyane Wade
Worst Case: Terrence Williams

C.J. McCollum (LeHigh)
PG/SG - 6'3", 190 lbs | Age 21 | DRAFT STOCK: Late Lottery
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Best Case Scenario: rich man's Louis Williams
Worst Case: Javaris Crittenton

J.R. Young (Duke)
SF/SG - 6'5", 185 lbs | Age 23 | DRAFT STOCK: Late First Round
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Best Case Scenario: Kevin Martin
Worst Case: Anthony Morrow

Ryan Alexander (Syracuse)
SF/PF - 6'10", 228 lbs | Age 20 | DRAFT STOCK: Late First Round
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Best Case Scenario: Rashard Lewis
Worst Case: Adam Morrison

Da'Vonte Hughes (Georgia)
PG/SG - 6'4", 224 lbs | Age 19 | DRAFT STOCK: Early Second Round
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Best Case Scenario: poor man's Russell Westbrook
Worst Case: Jonny Flynn
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Re: [37-36] Lamrock's Blazers - 5 More Prospects!

Postby Lamrock on Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:07 am

APRIL 2013 IN REVIEW
Record: 39-43 (2-7) | 4th in division, 11th in conference

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Things fall apart. A surge late in the season put the Blazers in the driver's seat to make the playoffs but a sloppy six game losing streak cost them their season, leaving them with a 39-43 mark. The silver lining is that they just barely get to keep their top 12 protected pick that was owed to the Bobcats, but ultimately it's a devastating result for a young team and a coach with an expiring contract.

Making the playoffs instead are the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, who edged out Houston (who finishes ninth for the fourth straight year) and Utah for the final two seeds. The Blazers will now look to the offseason, in which they have three draft picks (two in second round), lots of cap room but also lots of choices to make.

Blazers Leapfrog Jazz With Win
4/1/2013 - Trail Blazers 96 @ Jazz 84

POR 30 20 23 23 | 96 [38-36] - Lillard: 21/4/10, 5-14 FG, 8-8 FT; Aldridge: 18/3/2, 8-13 FG; Matthews: 11/5/2
UTA 22 25 19 18 | 84 [38-37] - Millsap: 20/9/1, 9-14 FG; Favors: 14/10/0; A. Jefferson: 12/13/1, 2/13 FG, 8-10 FT

Conley Leads Grizzlies Past Portland
4/3/2013 - Grizzlies 94 @ Trail Blazers 84

MEM 21 20 30 23 | 94 [45-30] - M. Conley: 24/2/9, 9-11 FG, 5-7 3pt; M. Gasol: 16/9/2; T. Prince: 21/6/0
POR 23 23 18 20 | 84 [38-37] - Lillard: 18/3/8; Batum: 15/5/4; Matthews: 14/5/3

Blazers' Comeback Falls Short Against Rockets
4/5/2013 - Rockets 101 @ Trail Blazers 91

HOU 25 30 20 26 | 101 [38-38] - Harden: 27/5/9; Lin: 26/6/8
POR 18 23 14 38 | 93 [39-37] - Batum: 25/5/6; Aldridge: 19/13/1

Mavs Shock Blazers To Hand Them Third Straight Loss
4/7/2013 - Mavericks 117 @ Trail Blazers 100

DAL 31 32 24 30 | 117 [38-39] - Mayo: 20/3/5; Nowitzki: 20/7/2
POR 23 25 30 22 | 100 [38-39] - Lillard: 24/1/7; Aldridge: 15/10/1

Kobe Carries Lakers Past Blazers in Thriller
4/10/2013 - Lakers 104 @ Trail Blazers 103

LAL 17 32 31 24 | 104 [42-37] - Bryant: 30/4/8; World Peace: 19/5/3
POR 25 25 28 25 | 103 [38-40] - Batum: 29/5/5; Aldridge: 26/4/3

Durant Sends Blazers To Fith Straight Defeat
4/12/2013 - Thunder 102 @ Trail Blazers 87

OKC 26 30 22 24 | 102 [58-22] - Durant: 35/13/3, 13-18 FG, 7-11 3pt; Westbrook: 13/5/13
POR 12 17 29 29 ] 87 [38-41] - Lillard: 15/3/6; Hickson: 16/9/1

Despite Aldridge's Big Game, Portland Loses Sixth Straight
4/14/2013 - Trail Blazers 108 @ Thunder 113

POR 30 39 16 23 | 108 [38-42] - Aldridge: 33/14/6; Batum: 17/4/4
DEN 22 23 31 37 | 113 [49-31] - McGee: 19/11/0; Gallinari: 19/3/1

Crawford Scores 33 As Clippers Outs Blazers In OT
4/16/2013 - Trail Blazers 107 @ Clippers 116

POR 28 25 25 25 4 | 107 [38-43] - Batum: 24/6/6; Aldridge: 16/13/0
LAC 21 27 30 25 13 | 116 [54-27] - Crawford: 33/2/1; Griffin: 23/9/6/5 stls

Final NBA Standings

Western Conference

zyx-1 San Antonio 63-19
vy-2 Oklahoma City 59-23
yx-3 Los Angeles Clippers 54-28
x-4 Denver 51-31
x-5 Memphis 47-35
x-6 Golden State 45-37
x-7 Los Angeles Lakers 43-39
x-8 Dallas 42-40
Houston 40-42
Utah 40-42
Portland 39-43
Minnesota 36-46
Sacramento 32-50
New Orleans 32-50
Phoenix 27-55

Eastern Conference

zyx-1 Miami 63-19
yx-2 New York 50-32
yx-3 Indiana 46-36
x-4 Atlanta 45-37
x-5 Boston 45-37
x-6 Chicago 45-37
x-7 Brooklyn 44-38
x-8 Milwaukee 38-44
Toronto 36-46
Cleveland 35-47
Philadelphia 34-48
Washington 27-55
Detroit 27-55
Charlotte 25-57
Orlando 20-62
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Re: [39-43] Lamrock's Blazers - April 2013 Recap

Postby Martti. on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:31 am

Damn, even 2K cheesing to get LA to the Playoffs.
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Re: [39-43] Lamrock's Blazers - April 2013 Recap

Postby Mark. on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:06 am

Damn sucks you missed out dude.

Like the scouting reports too. Did you do the comparisons or was that 2K?
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Re: [39-43] Lamrock's Blazers - April 2013 Recap

Postby Sit on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:03 pm

Nice work Lakers!!! Woohoooo! :)
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Re: [39-43] Lamrock's Blazers - April 2013 Recap

Postby Lamrock on Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:08 am

Martti., Having played through the off-season yesterday, I will say things get interesting for the Lakers.

Mark., Thanks, man. I know the reports are inaccurate, since I don't watch much college basketball, but it's a good way to learn about the upcoming draft class. I made the comparisons myself. Not sure if that feature exists anymore, but I don't much miss comparisons like Rubio / Arenas.

Sit, For the sake of not watching the Spurs sweep Utah again, I really hope life imitates art here.
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Postby Mark. on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:09 am

Nice, I was wondering if they were your own, as they are some comparisons that I hadn't considered but make a lot of sense, especially the McCollum one (Y)
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2013 NBA Playoffs First Round - Headlines

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From the brink of missing the playoffs, to the second round for Dirk and the Mavs

San Antonio 2-4 Dallas
Denver 3-4 Memphis
LA Clippers 2-4 Golden State
Oklahoma City 3-4 LA Lakers

Miami 4-3 Milwaukee
Boston 4-0 Atlanta
Indiana 4-1 Chicago
New York 3-4 Brooklyn

Spurs Ousted By #8 Seed The Second Time In Three Years
Mavs defeat Spurs in six games to avenge their 2007 heartbreak

Grizzlies Outlast Nuggets in 7 Game Brawl
Things were looking up for the Grizzlies, who were up 3-1 on Denver, until Zach Randolph goes down. They did eke out a game 7 victory though.

Warriors Shock Clippers To Advance
Division champs win first two, drop next four to shorthanded Warriors.

Thunder Out In First Round As Lakers Find Groove
In one of the most epic playoff series in recent history, the Lakers came out of a seven game series with the conference champs victorious.

Heat End 7 Game Series With 49 Point Thumping, Will Face Celtics For Fourth Straight Year
Celtics/Hawks 2008 anyone?

Led By Paul Pierce, Celtics Sweep Hawks
Familiar opponent, familiar result for Boston.

Pacers Easily Eliminate Bulls
Bulls win in five as Derrick Rose is a non-factor.

Knicks Come Out Victorious In First Battle Of The Boroughs
Yet another series goes to seven as Melo and the Heat edge out the Nets for basketball supremacy.

Zach Randolph Out For Playoffs With Broken Arm
"Man, this is bulls***" - Randolph

Lin Gets Surgery On Torn MCL
Hopes to return by 2014 all-star break

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Damian Lillard wins Rookie of the Year
18.6 Points Per Game
3.4 Rebounds Per Game
6.6 Assists Per Game
.876% Free Throw Percentage

Joakim Noah wins Defensive Player of the Year
11.4 Rebounds Per Game
1.8 Blocks Per Game
1.3 Steals Per Game

Jrue Holiday wins Most Improved Player award
19.6 Points Per Game
4.0 Rebounds Per Game
8.7 Assists Per Game
1.8 Steals Per Game

Jamal Crawford is your Sixth Man of the Year
17.9 Points Per Game
2.7 Rebounds Per Game
.384% Three Point Percentage
.870% Free Throw Percentage
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