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Re: Sixers [11-25] - MCW hurt against Pacers

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:52 am

13/1/15

Philadelphia 76ers [11-25] vs Atlanta Hawks [19-18]

Sixers fall to Hawks despite career-high scoring night from Noel

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PHI - 21 25 16 21 83
ATL - 26 23 27 24 100

Player of the Game: Paul Millsap
(23pts, 16reb)
(9-11 FG, 0-0 3PT, 5-5 FT)


Top Scorers
Jeff Teague - 31
Nerlens Noel - 25
Paul Millsap - 23
Kyle Korver - 16
Tony Wroten - 16
Ray Allen - 14
Joel Embiid - 10
Pero Antic - 10

Rebounds
Paul Millsap - 16
Nerlens Noel - 7
Joel Embiid - 6
Al Horford - 6
DeMarre Carroll - 6
Pero Antic - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 7
Tony Wroten - 7
Jeff Teague - 6

Steals
Al Horford - 2

Blocks
Nerlens Noel - 3
Joel Embiid - 2

Noel highlights




Simmed Games

TOR - 26 25 24 23 98
PHI - 22 19 26 23 90

PHI - 21 24 27 12 84
NOP - 29 23 18 18 88

DET - 42 23 16 26 107
PHI - 27 25 21 27 100

Record: 11-29


Embiid fouled out halfway through the fourth quarter of the Hawks game. Foul trouble kept him quiet all night.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Noel doing so well offensively though. Maybe these "twin towers" can play together after all.
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Re: Sixers [11-29] - More losses

Postby Kevin on Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:52 pm

Oh, they can.

Teague with 31, though? Where the D at? :lol:
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Re: Sixers [11-29] - More losses

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:47 am

My team seems to be worse defensively than offensively, if that is even possible. I'm managing to score about 20 points per quarter now, but at some point in every game the other team will go on a 10-2 run and take the game away from me.
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Re: Sixers [11-29] - More losses

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:49 am

19/1/15

Washington Wizards [21-20] vs Philadelphia 76ers [11-29]

Sixers' stars play well in loss to Wizards

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WAS - 23 25 20 30 98
PHI - 20 19 21 20 80

Player of the Game: Bradley Beal
(23pts, 6reb, 2ast, 2stl, 1blk)
(9-14 FG, 1-1 3PT, 4-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Bradley Beal - 23
Andre Miller - 18
Nerlens Noel - 18
John Wall - 14
Michael Carter-Williams - 13
Kevin Seraphin - 12
Ray Allen - 11
Joel Embiid - 10

Rebounds
DeJuan Blair - 11
Nerlens Noel - 11
Joel Embiid - 10
Kevin Seraphin - 10
Bradley Beal - 6

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 11
Tony Wroten - 6

Steals
Andre Miller - 2
DeJuan Blair - 2
Bradley Beal - 2
Ray Allen - 2

Blocks
Nerlens Noel - 2
Jerami Grant - 2

MCW highlights




Simmed Games

PHI - 30 33 23 22 108
NYK - 26 28 25 44 123

PHI - 26 20 30 33 109
TOR - 25 25 23 26 99

MEM - 25 17 32 24 98
PHI - 19 13 25 19 76

Record: 12-32



My big three all got double-doubles (Y)

I can't wait for the off-season so I can add some more quality to my team though.
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Re: Sixers [11-29] - More losses

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:52 am

25/1/15

Brooklyn shake things up in an attempt to save their season

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Things are getting desperate in Brooklyn as they sit six and a half games out of the playoff spots in the eastern conference with a 17-27 record. GM Billy King today reacted in the way he knows best, he agreed upon a trade deal. The transaction with Minnesota was signed off on today by all parties and officially approved by the NBA. The deal sees the Nets acquire veterans Nikola Pekovic, Kevin Martin and Corey Brewer in exchange for Brook Lopez, Mirza Teletovic, Markel Brown and a 2015 first round pick.

It is a move designed to add more scoring power to the Nets roster and more depth. Swapping Lopez for Pekovic shouldn't really be a huge step down in quality. Perhaps the Montenegrin big man will add a slightly more defensive edge to the position as he is averaging two points per game less than Lopez, but three more rebounds (Lopez 17p/7r - Pekovic 15p/10r).

Brooklyn have lacked perimeter scoring threats this season and adding two veterans like Martin and Brewer they should fill a big hole in their roster. Former Sacramento, Houston and Oklahoma City guard Martin in particular should be a great addition to the Nets. This season he is averaging seventeen points per game and shooting at nearly forty percent from the three-point line. Brewer is adding a very handy eight points per game this season as well.

The pressure on the franchise has been immense since Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov bought it in 2010 and subsequently spent hundreds of millions of dollars on running them and building a new arena in Brooklyn. The penalty of paying luxury tax is irrelevant to him, but he won't continue to keep pouring in endless amounts of his own fortune if the team is not performing to his high standards.



For Minnesota this deal is all about the future. First of all dumping three large contracts gives them more cap flexibility moving forward. Secondly getting rid of two wing players helps clear up the massive logjam that existed on their roster. With Martin and Brewer gone it gives rookie Zach LaVine the opportunity to make the starting shooting guard spot his own and also gives youngsters Glenn Robinson III and Shabazz Muhammad the chance at getting more playing time.

Exchanging Pekovic for Lopez is a bit risky due to the latter's injury history and the fact that he only has a player option for next season. The Timberwolves will look at the positives though and will hope that Brook can stay healthy and return to being one of the best offensive big men in the league. It shouldn't really be a problem for him though now that he'll have Ricky Rubio supplying him with pinpoint passes all game long.

Minnesota are currently hold the eleventh seed in the western conference with a 20-23 record. It will be a big challenge for Lopez to battle against the likes of Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Blake Griffin, Serge Ibaka, Tim Duncan, Dwight Howard, Andrew Bogut, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and LaMarcus Aldridge on a much more regular basis.

Teletovic and Brown are basically just the steak knives in this deal. The real asset that the Timberwolves get is Brooklyn's 2015 first round pick, which is currently slated to be the seventh overall selection. Obviously that will likely change between now and draft day now that the Nets have improved their team, but it could certainly still land Minnesota another quality young prospect.

Minnesota have a pretty solid group of players aged under 25 at the moment, with Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine, Anthony Bennett, Gorgui Dieng, Glenn Robinson III and Shabazz Muhammad. They are often seen as a treadmill team and recently they have had more lottery picks than playoff games, but if they end up with two lottery picks in a draft that is stacked with talented big men, they may be able to balance out their roster and create something special for their fans.



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Brooklyn receive
Nikola Pekovic - 29 - C - $47.90m - 4 years (82)
Kevin Martin - 31 - SG - $21.26m - 3 years (78)
Corey Brewer - 28 - SF - $9.61m - 2 years (75)

Projected line-up:
Nikola Pekovic - Kevin Garnett - Joe Johnson - Kevin Martin - Deron Williams
Bench:
Mason Plumlee, Corey Brewer, Alan Anderson, Jarrett Jack, Bojan Bogdanovic, Sergey Karasev, Andrei Kirilenko





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Minnesota receive
Brook Lopez - 26 - C - $15.72m - 1 year (PO) (84)
Mirza Teletovic - 29 - PF - $3.37m - 1 year (68)
Markel Brown - 22 - SG - $507k - 1 year (62)
Nets' 2015 first round pick

Projected line-up:
Brook Lopez - Thaddeus Young - Andrew Wiggins - Zach LaVine - Ricky Rubio
Bench:
Mo Williams, Ronny Turiaf, Anthony Bennett, Chase Budinger, Gorgui Dieng, Glenn Robinson III, Shabazz Muhammad
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Re: Sixers [12-32] - Nets make a trade

Postby Murat on Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:59 pm

Good trade by both teams
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Re: Sixers [12-32] - Nets make a trade

Postby Kevin on Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:04 pm

This, for me, is not a good trade at all.

You sacrificed your muscle man/ rebounding specialist to an average center with a knack of having injuries almost all the time.
Plus, you traded Martin and Brewer who by the way are solid scorers.
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Re: Sixers [12-32] - Nets make a trade

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:17 pm

Murat wrote:Good trade by both teams

I thought so. Timberwolves got the best player in the deal, albeit injury prone, and also a potential top 10 pick. Nets got an equally good inside scorer and some wing depth.

KevinParker13 wrote:This, for me, is not a good trade at all.

You sacrificed your muscle man/ rebounding specialist to an average center with a knack of having injuries almost all the time.
Plus, you traded Martin and Brewer who by the way are solid scorers.

I'm not David Kahn :wink:

I like to do a couple of 'deadline trades' for the cpu teams each season and post them on here. I think it's more realistic than having 10 horrible, pointless trades that the cpu trade logic comes up with.
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Re: Sixers [12-32] - Nets make a trade

Postby Ezio Auditore on Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:19 am

Phil89 wrote:I like to do a couple of 'deadline trades' for the cpu teams each season and post them on here. I think it's more realistic than having 10 horrible, pointless trades that the cpu trade logic comes up with.


I'm with you man. Looking great as always. :wink:
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Re: Sixers [12-32] - Nets make a trade

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:43 am

26/1/15

New Orleans Pelicans [23-21] vs Philadelphia 76ers [12-32]

Pelicans blowout struggling Sixers

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NOP - 30 26 26 25 107
PHI - 20 25 19 15 79

Player of the Game: Tyreke Evans
(28pts, 8reb, 3ast, 1stl)
(11-21 FG, 2-3 3PT, 4-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Tyreke Evans - 28
Tony Wroten - 21
Joel Embiid - 16
Eric Gordon - 16
Jrue Holiday - 12
Jimmer Fredette - 10

Rebounds
Anthony Davis - 8
Tyreke Evans - 8
Omer Asik - 7
Nerlens Noel - 5

Assists
Tony Wroten - 6
Michael Carter-Williams - 5
Jrue Holiday - 5

Steals
Eric Gordon - 3
Ray Allen - 2
Omer Asik - 2
Jrue Holiday - 2

Wroten highlights




Simmed Games

PHI - 22 20 25 26 93
DET - 23 29 18 20 90

PHI - 22 29 32 28 111
MIN - 21 21 25 15 82

ATL - 24 27 22 30 103
PHI - 33 23 25 23 104

Record: 15-33



Embiid fouled out at the beginning of the fourth quarter of the Pelicans game. Didn't make any difference to the result of the game though.
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Re: Sixers [12-32] - Nets make a trade

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:45 am

6/11/15

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Re: Sixers [12-32] - Nets make a trade

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:47 am

1/2/15

January 2015 Summary

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Division Standings

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
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Central Division
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Southeast Division
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Western Conference

Northwest Division
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Pacific Division
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Southwest Division
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League Leaders

Points
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Rebounds
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Assists
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Steals
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Blocks
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Monthly and Weekly Awards

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

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Award Race Leaders

Most Valuable Player
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Rookie of the Year
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Sixth Man of the Year
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Defensive Player of the Year
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Most Improved Player
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Injuries

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Re: Sixers [15-33] - January Summary

Postby Phil89 on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:07 am

2/2/15

Cleveland Cavaliers [38-11] vs Philadelphia 76ers [15-33]

Cavs do just enough to beat lowly Sixers

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CLE - 22 18 20 23 83
PHI - 22 16 19 17 74

Player of the Game: LeBron James
(17pts, 8reb, 4ast, 1blk)
(8-13 FG, 0-1 3PT, 1-1 FT)


Top Scorers
Joel Embiid - 23
LeBron James - 17
Dion Waiters - 17
Kyrie Irving - 17
Anderson Varejao - 14
Tony Wroten - 14
Nerlens Noel - 14

Rebounds
Anderson Varejao - 12
Joel Embiid - 11
Nerlens Noel - 10
Tristan Thompson - 9
LeBron James - 8
Shawn Marion - 7
Kyrie Irving - 7
Michael Beasley - 6
Dion Waiters - 5

Assists
Kyrie Irving - 6
Michael Carter-Williams - 6
Tony Wroten - 5

Steals
Joel Embiid - 3
Nerlens Noel - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2
Tristan Thompson - 2

Blocks
Rashard Lewis - 2
Michael Beasley - 2
Jerami Grant - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2

Embiid highlights




Simmed Games

PHI - 21 22 23 18 12 96
DEN - 15 23 25 21 8 92

BOS - 30 28 21 30 109
PHI - 28 28 21 29 106

PHI - 30 24 14 22 90
CHA - 28 20 25 24 97

PHI - 28 28 19 28 103
GSW - 24 19 24 24 91

Record: 17-36



I played so well for the first half. Then they just got out to that 10 point lead and it became really tough to fight back.
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trip to Cleveland

Postby Ezio Auditore on Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:02 pm

2K15 for PS3 continued with the old menus? I missed that completely. Looking good as always from you Phil, can't wait to see what you do in the offseason :wink:
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trip to Cleveland

Postby Phil89 on Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:40 pm

Ezio Auditore wrote:2K15 for PS3 continued with the old menus? I missed that completely. Looking good as always from you Phil, can't wait to see what you do in the offseason :wink:

Yeah, I was a little disappointed when I saw that 2K15 was basically the same as 2K13, but I couldn't justify buying a PS4 for just one game (yet). Maybe if 2K16 comes out around the time Gran Turismo 7 comes out I might upgrade.

I'm looking forward to the off-season as well. I'm actually proud of myself for not making any big moves so far and also not just simming the whole season to get to the fun part.

I'll have 3 first round picks (right now looking like one in the top 5 and two between 14-20) and about $40m to spend on free agents. (Y)
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trip to Cleveland

Postby Phil89 on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:07 pm

2/2/15

Rondo joins Knicks in three-team trade

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All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo has officially ended his eight year association with the Boston Celtics today, having been traded to the New York Knicks as part of a three-team trade. The announcement comes less than a week after he reportedly requested a trade to a contending team. The complex deal involves Denver, New York and Boston.

It sees the Knicks acquire Rajon Rondo, Gerald Wallace, Tyler Zeller and Dwight Powell from the Celtics, as well as JaVale McGee and Randy Foye from the Nuggets.

The Celtics receive Iman Shumpert, Shane Larkin, Andrea Bargnani and a 2015 first round pick from the Knicks, and Danilo Gallinari from the Nuggets.

The Nuggets receive Amare Stoudemire, Samuel Dalembert and Tim Hardaway Jr from the Knicks.



Boston were put in a tough position by star player Rajon Rondo, who requested a trade to a team that would be in a position to contend for the championship. He had seen Celtics stars Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce all leave within the last couple of years and had no intention of sticking around and going through a rebuild over the next few seasons. Boston had their hands tied due to the fact that his contract was expiring. They had to find a new home for him and get the best package they could in return.

Perhaps the main piece they get in this trade is versatile guard Iman Shumpert, even if he is on an expiring contract. They also swapped veteran forward Gerald Wallace for a younger and better player in Danilo Gallinari for basically the same salary. Shane Larkin is an exciting, quick young guard with a future in this league. He will be backing up rookie Marcus Smart, who will now take over the starting role with Rondo gone.

The Celtics now have potentially $35 million in cap room to spend at the end of the season with Iman Shumpert, Brandon Bass, Andrea Bargnani, Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner all on expiring contracts. Jeff Green has a $9.4 million player option for next season, whilst Vitor Faverani ($2.18m) and Phil Pressey ($947k) both have team options. Boston will have to decide whether to use some of that cap room to bring any of those players back, or take a chance on attracting some big name free agents.

It is likely that the first round pick that they received in this deal will end up being in the mid-twenties, but their own pick should be in the top ten and they will no doubt be targeting one of the highly rated big men prospects, such as Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns, Cliff Alexander or Myles Turner. If they can land one of those prospects to partner Jared Sullinger and manage to keep hold of Iman Shumpert then they will have a decent young core, with Avery Bradley, James Young and Marcus Smart as well.

Boston currently sit in thirteenth spot in the eastern conference with a 16-30 record and will be hoping to have a franchise-changing off-season, as they look to set themselves up to be in a strong position for the next decade.



Denver were brought in to help facilitate this deal and they got themselves a nice reward for their effort. They get rid of a big chunk of salary and a couple of players who were disgruntled by a lack of playing time anyway. With the playoffs now firmly out of the picture for them, Denver are entering a mini rebuild period. Nearly $14 million in guaranteed contracts were shed in this trade and that means that they could now have just over $30 million in cap space to spend in the off-season.

Given their lack of a top quality center you would imagine that they would throw a large contract at Marc Gasol if he were to test the free agent market. That is of course if they don't draft one with their first round pick, which will likely be a top 5 pick. It is safe to assume that the long term future of the franchise will be built around Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and Gary Harris. If they can add someone like Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns to that core then they will have a solid foundation.

Alonzo Gee, Darrell Arthur, Nate Robinson, Amare Stoudemire and Samuel Dalembert are all on expiring contracts. Arron Afflalo has a $7.7 million player option for next season, whilst Wilson Chandler ($7.2m) and Timofey Mozgov ($5m) both have team options which the Nuggets can activate. If all three of those options are used then they will be left with about $11 million to spend on free agents. They are in a similar position to Boston and it will be interesting to see which direction both teams take.

The Nuggets sit fourteenth in the western conference with a 15-33 record. Their lack of a genuine superstar player has really been noticeable this season as their team full of role players has underperformed significantly.



New York obviously got the best player in this deal, but had to take on a fair bit of salary in the process. They are fully committed to win-now mode as Rondo teams up with current NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony. The pair are supposedly good friends so this move should really help them convince Anthony to stay in New York for the rest of his career.

Knicks fans will have to wait a week or two to see Rondo and Melo play together though as Anthony is currently out injured with a strained Achilles. Anthony is in MVP form for the high-flying Knicks, averaging 29 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Such great individual numbers have helped his team to a 30-19 record so far this season, which puts them behind only Chicago and Cleveland in the race for the top seed in the eastern conference.

Rondo himself is in fantastic form, averaging 14 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists per game. It remains to be seen how well these two stars can actually play when on the same team. It really shouldn't be a problem though as players of their quality usually adapt quickly and even up their game when they have similarly gifted players helping them out. The goal for the Knicks now that they have Rondo and Anthony should be no less than a finals appearance. It's been nearly 42 years since the franchise last won a title and the expectations of their fans will now be higher than they have been since the early 1990's.

The Knicks also gain human highlight reel JaVale McGee in this trade. When he isn't solely focussed on securing triple-doubles, he can actually be an effective big man. He is a great athlete and his shot blocking will make him a valuable member of the team in the defensive anchor role. It will give Carmelo Anthony much more freedom to play his offensively biased style of game without having to worry so much about defending. The rest of the players acquired by the Knicks will likely just be used as role players.





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Boston receive
Iman Shumpert - 24 - SG - $2.76m - 1 year (77)
Danilo Gallinari - 26 - SF - $22.41m - 2 years (76)
Shane Larkin - 22 - PG - $3.28m - 2 years (70)
Andrea Bargnani - 29 - C - $11.50m - 1 year (68)
Knicks' 2015 first round pick

Projected line-up:
Jared Sullinger - Jeff Green - Danilo Gallinari - Avery Bradley - Marcus Smart
Bench:
Iman Shumpert, Evan Turner, Kelly Olynyk, Shane Larkin, Marcus Thornton, James Young, Andrea Bargnani





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Denver receive
Amare Stoudemire - 32 - PF - $23.41m - 1 year (77)
Samuel Dalembert - 33 - C - $3.87m - 1 year (77)
Tim Hardaway Jr - 22 - SG - $2.56m - 2 years (72)

Projected line-up:
Samuel Dalembert - Kenneth Faried - Wilson Chandler - Arron Afflalo - Ty Lawson
Bench:
Nate Robinson, JJ Hickson, Amare Stoudemire, Tim Hardaway Jr, Gary Harris, Timofey Mozgov, Alonzo Gee





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New York receive
Rajon Rondo - 28 - PG - $13.00m - 1 year (88)
JaVale McGee - 27 - C - $23.25m - 2 years (74)
Gerald Wallace - 32 - SF - $20.21m - 2 years (74)
Randy Foye - 31 - SG - $6.13m - 2 years (74)
Tyler Zeller - 25 - C - $4.32m - 2 years (69)
Dwight Powell - 23 - PF - $507k - 1 year (66)

Projected line-up:
JaVale McGee - Carmelo Anthony - Gerald Wallace - JR Smith - Rajon Rondo
Bench:
Randy Foye, Jose Calderon, Quincy Acy, Cleanthony Early, Tyler Zeller, Jason Smith, Cole Aldrich
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trip to Cleveland

Postby Phil89 on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:09 pm

10/2/15

2015 NBA All-Star weekend rosters announced

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All-Star Game

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Rising Stars Challenge Game

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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby Phil89 on Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:13 pm

No idea why Noel isn't in the rising stars game. He is having a better season statistically than half of the players selected in that game.

Guess I'll just have to get Embiid the MVP award then :whistle:
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby Martti. on Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:18 am

Jimmy Butler an All-Star? That's awesome. Although no Wade or Rose?
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby Ezio Auditore on Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:49 am

Shame on Noel being snubbed but Embiid can definitely get that MVP.
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby Lamrock on Sun Nov 30, 2014 5:57 am

That's... quite the trade!
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby Cruzerr on Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:34 am

Butler, Evans, Cousins, Bledsoe, Vucevic as All-Stars - sick, especially Bledsoe and Butler. That trade is rather interesting, New York seem really strong now.

Can you actually play those contests aswell? I haven't gotten so far so I have no clue myself. :P
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby mp3 on Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:55 am

You know, I may of even liked the knicks to take that trade in real life.
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby Phil89 on Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:07 pm

Martti. wrote:Jimmy Butler an All-Star? That's awesome. Although no Wade or Rose?

Butler is having a great season (16p/9r/4a) and I guess he has become the Bulls' go-to guy with Rose injured quite often.

I think some injuries and slightly worse stats cost Rose and Wade an all-star selection.

14/8/10 - Rondo
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19/5/8 - Wall

22/4/4 - Rose
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Ezio Auditore wrote:Shame on Noel being snubbed but Embiid can definitely get that MVP.

It was my goal. Not sure if it has any effect on the ROTY voting, but it can't hurt Embiid's chances.


Lamrock wrote:That's... quite the trade!

Rondo was probably going to walk for nothing at the end of the season so why not use him as an interesting story element. I think I read somewhere that him and Melo were friends and seeing as the Knicks are actually doing well in this game, it's not too unrealistic to assume that he would want to join them.

Plus, McGee and Gallinari were sulking it up in Denver so I figured why not combine the trades and help each team out.


Cruzerr wrote:Butler, Evans, Cousins, Bledsoe, Vucevic as All-Stars - sick, especially Bledsoe and Butler. That trade is rather interesting, New York seem really strong now.

Can you actually play those contests aswell? I haven't gotten so far so I have no clue myself. :P

It's fun to see new guys get the chance to be all-stars. Kobe only has a couple left in him.

In theory that trade was good for them, but ironically both Melo and Rondo are now injured. Melo out 4-6 weeks with a broken toe :lol:

And yes you can play all the all-star weekend contests. I played the rising stars game and all-star game, but let the cpu do the 3pt and dunk contests as none of my players were involved.


mp3 wrote:You know, I may of even liked the knicks to take that trade in real life.

I like the trade because having Rondo on the team won't take away any shots from Melo. But he should get their offense running more smoothly.
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby Phil89 on Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:08 pm

10/2/15

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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby Phil89 on Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:11 pm

13/2/15

Embiid wins Rising Stars MVP after great performance

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STA - 30 23 26 18 97
ELI - 15 22 23 19 79

Player of the Game: Joel Embiid
(23pts, 14reb, 3ast, 2stl, 1blk)
(11-21 FG, 0-0 3PT, 1-3 FT)


Top Scorers
Joel Embiid - 23
Bojan Bogdanovic - 18
Jabari Parker - 18
Trey Burke - 17
Victor Oladipo - 16
Dante Exum - 14
Michael Carter-Williams - 11
Andrew Wiggins - 10
Aaron Gordon - 9
Shabazz Napier - 8

Rebounds
Joel Embiid - 14
Aaron Gordon - 12
Steven Adams - 9
Andrew Wiggins - 7
Mason Plumlee - 7
Michael Carter-Williams - 7
Bojan Bogdanovic - 6
Anthony Bennett - 5
Pero Antic - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 11
Jabari Parker - 7
Dante Exum - 7
Victor Oladipo - 7

Steals
Joel Embiid - 2

Blocks
Aaron Gordon - 2

Embiid highlights


MCW highlights


So, I finally won a game.. :lol: Just a shame it wasn't for the Sixers.
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - Trade + All-Star Participants Announced

Postby Phil89 on Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:36 pm

14/2/15

All-Star Saturday provides exciting action

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2015 Foot Locker Three Point Contest


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Re: Sixers [17-36] - All-Star Weekend

Postby Phil89 on Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:40 pm

15/2/15

Exceptional shooting display helps East all-stars grab victory

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EAST - 32 38 30 30 130
WEST - 21 29 32 28 110

Player of the Game: Paul George
(27pts, 7reb, 8ast, 2stl)
(11-23 FG, 5-10 3PT, 0-0 FT)


Top Scorers
LeBron James - 34
Kobe Bryant - 31
Paul George - 27
Russell Westbrook - 18
Kevin Durant - 17
Carmelo Anthony - 17
John Wall - 12
Kevin Love - 12
James Harden - 12
Chris Paul - 11
Jimmy Butler - 10
Blake Griffin - 8
Kyrie Irving - 7
Rajon Rondo - 7

Rebounds
Dwight Howard - 14
Blake Griffin - 10
Joakim Noah - 8
Kevin Love - 7
Paul Groege - 7
Kobe Bryant - 5
LeBron James - 5
Rajon Rondo - 5

Assists
Paul George - 8
Rajon Rondo - 7
Carmelo Anthony - 6
Kevin Durant - 5
Chris Paul - 5
Joakim Noah - 5
LeBron James - 5

Steals
Dwight Howard - 3
Kobe Bryant - 3
Paul George - 2

Blocks
DeMarcus Cousins - 1
Eric Bledsoe - 1
Dwight Howard - 1
Blake Griffin - 1
Kevin Love - 1
Joakim Noah - 1


Paul George highlights



So basically this game showed me that with quality players on my team I can comfortably win games. So if I add more quality to the Sixers in the off-season I should be able to win more games next season. (Y)
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - All-Star Weekend

Postby Ezio Auditore on Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:02 am

Nice job with the Saturday events. Always liked them, sometimes more than Sunday.
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - All-Star Weekend

Postby Phil89 on Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:56 pm

20/2/15

Philadelphia 76ers [17-36] vs Indiana Pacers [26-28]

Embiid and Noel star as Sixers stun Pacers

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PHI - 24 24 18 21 87
IND - 21 18 25 18 82

Player of the Game: Joel Embiid
(22pts, 5reb, 1ast, 1stl, 2blk)
(9-11 FG, 0-0 3PT, 4-6 FT)


Top Scorers
Paul George - 29
Joel Embiid - 22
Nerlens Noel - 18
KJ McDaniels - 15
George Hill - 13
CJ Watson - 10
Michael Carter-Williams - 10

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 10
Roy Hibbert - 9
David West - 8
Luis Scola - 6
Paul George - 5
Michael Beasley - 5
Joel Embiid - 5

Assists
Tony Wroten - 7
Michael Carter-Williams - 7
CJ Watson - 5

Steals
Jerami Grant - 3
Roy Hibbert - 3

Blocks
Greg Oden - 2
KJ McDaniels - 2
Joel Embiid - 2


Embiid highlights


McDaniels highlights




Simmed Games

ORL - 26 24 29 23 102
PHI - 20 31 26 20 97

MIA - 23 33 22 22 100
PHI - 26 23 29 21 99

MIL - 18 18 24 27 87
PHI - 10 16 32 14 72

PHI - 19 33 26 30 108
WAS - 21 24 16 25 86

Record: 19-39



Finally got my first win :)

McDaniels was the difference in this game. He scored 10 in the first quarter and really added another scoring option off the bench.
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Re: Sixers [17-36] - All-Star Weekend

Postby Phil89 on Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:01 pm

Ezio Auditore wrote:Nice job with the Saturday events. Always liked them, sometimes more than Sunday.

Thanks. I remember back in the old days playing the three-point contest on NBA Live '99. Lots of fun. (Y)

Hopefully next season I can get one of my guys into either of those contests so that I can participate, instead of just watching the cpu do it all.
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Re: Sixers [19-39] - Win against Pacers

Postby Phil89 on Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:15 pm

1/3/15

February 2015 Summary

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Division Standings

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
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Central Division
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Southeast Division
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Western Conference

Northwest Division
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Pacific Division
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Southwest Division
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Points
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Rebounds
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Assists
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Steals
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Blocks
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Monthly and Weekly Awards

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

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Award Race Leaders

Most Valuable Player
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Rookie of the Year
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Sixth Man of the Year
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Defensive Player of the Year
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Most Improved Player
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Injuries

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Re: Sixers [19-39] - Win against Pacers

Postby Cruzerr on Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:19 am

Whats up with Melos stats?

Embiid going for the ROTY? Make it happen (Y).
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Re: Sixers [19-39] - Win against Pacers

Postby Vespasian92 on Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:19 am

Rudy done for the season? I guess my Kings aren't doing anything this season.

I do think your twin towers plan with Embiid and Noel will work as long as you can find some shooting. Developing the 3PT game of guys like Wroten and MCW will help too.
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Re: Sixers [19-39] - Win against Pacers

Postby Phil89 on Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:04 pm

Cruzerr wrote:Whats up with Melos stats?

Embiid going for the ROTY? Make it happen (Y).

No idea. Maybe it's because he is injured.

Embiid has been the big positive for me this season. I honestly see him having the potential to be a 20p/10r guy over his career if he stays healthy. Future MVP :cheeky:


Vespasian92 wrote:Rudy done for the season? I guess my Kings aren't doing anything this season.

I do think your twin towers plan with Embiid and Noel will work as long as you can find some shooting. Developing the 3PT game of guys like Wroten and MCW will help too.

Yeah it looks like the Kings will miss the playoffs. Unlucky with that injury to Gay.

It has worked out ok so far, apart from all the losses obviously. My main targets for the off-season are wing scorers. There are a couple of guys who I've got my eye on. Hopefully they actually become free agents and I can get them.
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Re: Sixers [19-39] - Win against Pacers

Postby Phil89 on Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:06 pm

1/3/15

Indiana Pacers [27-31] vs Philadelphia 76ers [19-39]

Sixers throw away great chance to beat depleted Pacers

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IND - 23 21 15 25 84
PHI - 24 16 21 17 78

Player of the Game: Rodney Stuckey
(18pts, 3reb, 9ast, 2stl)
(8-17 FG, 0-0 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Tony Wroten - 23
Joel Embiid - 18
Rodney Stuckey - 18
KJ McDaniels - 14
Michael Carter-Williams - 13
Hollis Thompson - 12
George Hill - 12
CJ Watson - 10

Rebounds
Joel Embiid - 15
Nerlens Noel - 8
Ian Mahinmi - 8
Luis Scola - 7

Assists
Rodney Stuckey - 9
Tony Wroten - 5
Joel Embiid - 5
Michael Carter-Williams - 5
George Hill - 5

Steals
Lavoy Allen - 2
David West - 2
Rodney Stuckey - 2
Tony Wroten - 2
KJ McDaniels - 2

Blocks
Joel Embiid - 2

Embiid highlights




Simmed Games

PHI - 21 23 29 27 100
TOR - 26 25 25 22 98

OKC - 33 26 26 34 119
PHI - 19 17 31 35 102

PHI - 26 27 13 15 81
UTA - 32 21 33 32 118

Record: 20-42




Indiana were without Hibbert and Paul George. George Hill fouled out early in the fourth quarter.

This game was exactly the same as the Utah game from earlier in the season. I led by 9 with under 3 minutes to go :(
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Re: Sixers [20-42] - Tough loss against Pacers

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:35 am

7/3/15

Philadelphia 76ers [20-42] vs Atlanta Hawks [27-34]

Woeful Sixers humiliated by Hawks

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PHI - 24 22 38 26 74
ATL - 16 20 15 23 109

Player of the Game: Jeff Teague
(22pts, 2reb, 5ast)
(8-13 FG, 3-6 3PT, 3-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Jeff Teague - 22
Joel Embiid - 20
KJ McDaniels - 14
Kent Bazemore - 14
Dennis Schroder - 13
Paul Millsap - 12
Al Horford - 11
Rashard Lewis - 10

Rebounds
Paul Millsap - 11
Al Horford - 9
Joel Embiid - 8
Mike Scott - 6
Adreian Payne - 5
DeMarre Carroll - 5
KJ McDaniels - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 11
Kent Bazemore - 5
Jeff Teague - 5
Tony Wroten - 5

Steals
Pero Antic - 4
Michael Carter-Williams - 2

Blocks
Greg Oden - 2
Al Horford - 2


Embiid highlights




Simmed Games

PHI - 19 20 15 25 79
CHI - 21 29 22 19 91

PHI - 32 34 20 28 114
SAC - 19 25 23 17 84

PHI - 18 23 19 25 85
BKN - 21 20 22 24 87

Record: 21-45
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Re: Sixers [20-42] - Tough loss against Pacers

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:36 am

15/3/15

2015 Mock NBA Draft 2.0

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Here is an updated look at who will be chosen in the lottery selections in the 2015 NBA draft:


1.) Image Orlando: Emmanuel Mudiay - PG - 19 - Congo - 196cm - 86kg _____Image

With big man Nikola Vucevic earning an all-star selection with his impressive form this season, it wouldn't be a shock to see the Magic look beyond the likes of Towns and Okafor and go with point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. Congo-born Mudiay is lighting up the Chinese league this season and would certainly be an upgrade on Elfrid Payton. He is likely the most NBA-ready prospect in this draft.




2.) Image Philadelphia: Kelly Oubre - SF - 19 - Kansas - 201cm - 91kg _____Image

Philadelphia may also choose to look past the highly-rated big men in this draft and go for a player who would be a better fit in their team. They already have the bookends of Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid, so a wing player like Kelly Oubre would be a great pick for them. The likes of Stanley Johnson, Justise Winslow, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Mario Hezonja could also be looked at with this pick.




3.) Image Utah: Jahlil Okafor - C - 19 - Duke - 211cm - 122kg _____Image

Utah also have a couple of talented big men in Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, but could well go for Okafor or Towns due to the fact that Kanter will be a free agent this off-season. Adding Okafor to a young core of Favors, Kanter, Gordon Hayward, Alec Burks, Trey Burke and Dante Exum would put the Jazz in a great position to return to the heights of the late 1990's in the next few years.




4.) Image Milwaukee: Karl-Anthony Towns - PF/C - 19 - Kentucky - 213cm - 113kg _____Image

The Bucks already have Larry Sanders and John Henson, but they can both play at power forward. So it wouldn't be a surprise to see them take Karl Towns with this pick. Like Orlando, Philadelphia and Utah they have a number of highly-rated young players like Jabari Parker, Brandon Knight and Giannis Antetokounmpo and could be a team to look out for in the next few seasons.




5.) Image Boston: Myles Turner - C - 19 - Texas - 211cm - 109kg _____Image

Boston will be looking to draft a big man and Myles Turner would be the best one available. With Rajon Rondo gone the fans will be looking for a new hero to worship and Turner definitely has the potential to be an all-star calibre player in the future. The defensive potential of a Celtics team containing Turner, Jared Sullinger, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart would be extremely high.




6.) Image Denver: Cliff Alexander - PF/C - 19 - Kansas - 206cm - 113kg _____Image

Denver are a team that will be hoping one of the many big men that are touted as high draft picks will still be available when it's their turn to choose a prospect. Cliff Alexander may not be on the top of their wish-list, but he is still a talented player in his own right. The Nuggets shed some salary in the Rondo trade and will be looking to have a big off-season and set themselves up to make the playoffs again.




7.) Image Sacramento: Montrezl Harrell - PF/C - 20 - Louisville - 203cm - 110kg _____Image

The Kings already have one of the best big men in the league in DeMarcus Cousins and they will most likely be looking to secure a frontcourt partner for him with this pick. What Harrell lacks in size he more than makes up for in energy and rebounding. Some NBA scouts have compared him favourably to Denver big man Kenneth Faried.




8.) Image LA Lakers: Stanley Johnson - SF - 19 - Arizona - 201cm - 111kg _____Image

With the Lakers focussed on the Kobe farewell tour they may even decide to trade this pick on draft night for an established player to help Bryant compete for one last title before he retires. If they are smart though they will be looking to bring in someone who will eventually be Kobe's replacement. Arizona forward Stanley Johnson will likely never be a great scorer like Kobe, but he has great defensive qualities. Plus he grew up just down the road in Fullerton, CA.




9.) Image Minnesota (via Brooklyn) : Kristaps Porzingis - PF - 19 - Latvia - 216cm - 100kg _____Image

Porzingis is the wild card of this draft class. He could be a top 3 pick or he could fall out of the first round altogether. His unusual blend of height and shooting touch make him an intriguing prospect. His main weakness is literally his lack of strength. He has a very skinny frame and will likely get bullied against the big men of the NBA. Minnesota have enough wing players though and if David Kahn can resist drafting another point guard, then Porzingis would be a great pick up.




10.) Image Dallas: Mario Hezonja - 19 - SG/SF - Croatia - 203cm - 98kg _____Image

The pick that Mario Hezonja goes at will likely be determined by which teams have the early picks and what their needs are. Most teams would go with an Okafor or Towns before picking Hezonja, but if they need a wing scorer then he would be top priority. He is the stand-out shooting guard in this draft class and it wouldn't be surprising to see him land at Philadelphia or Utah within the first few picks of the draft. He has an NBA-ready bosy having spent this season playing in Barcelona.




11.) Image Philadelphia (via Toronto): Caris LeVert - SG - 20 - Michigan - 201cm - 91kg _____Image

After filling their small forward hole with Oubre the Sixers will be looking to add a shooting guard to their team. Hezonja would have been their first priority, but Caris LeVert wouldn't exactly be a consolation prize. Adding LeVert and Oubre to their team would give crazy length defensively. Obviously they have the twin towers of Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel, but they also have a tall point guard in Michael Carter-Williams.




12.) Image Washington: Justise Winslow - SF - 19 - Duke - 198cm - 102kg _____Image

Probably the biggest problem position for the Wizards is at small forward. Paul Pierce only has a couple of seasons left and 2013 number 3 pick Otto Porter has not developed as well as they were hoping he would. Duke forward Justise Winslow could be the solution for them. He is an exceptional athlete and isn't afraid to use his physical ability to attack the basket. He would fit right in alongside the likes of John Wall and Bradley Beal.




13.) Image Atlanta: Bobby Portis - PF - 19 - Arkansas - 208cm - 109kg _____Image

With Paul Millsap on an expiring contract the Hawks may look to draft a direct replacement with this pick. Bobby Portis could be their guy. He is a handy scorer and quite strong on the defensive end. He has good shooting range for a big man as well. He and Al Horford could work well together as they both have a decent perimeter game for their size.




14.) Image Minnesota: Tyus Jones - PG - 19 - Duke - 185cm - 86kg _____Image

You just know David Kahn will use one of his picks to draft a point guard. Mo Williams is the only real back-up for Ricky Rubio and he is coming to the end of his contract at the end of the season, so it may actually be a smart move to draft someone like Tyus Jones. He has spent all season feeding Duke team-mate Jahlil Okafor in the paint. He would be a handy back-up if he could do the same thing with Brook Lopez in the NBA.



Other potential lottery picks

Aaron Harrison - SG - Kentucky
Andrew Harrison - PG/SG - Kentucky
Willie Cauley-Stein - C - Kentucky
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - SF - Arizona
Wayne Selden - SG - Kansas
Kevon Looney - PF - UCLA
Sam Dekker - SF - Wisconsin
Chris Walker - PF - Florida
Terry Rozier - PG - Louisville
Norman Powell - SG - UCLA
Isaiah Taylor - PG - Texas
Dakari Johnson - C - Kentucky
Alex Poythress - SF/PF - Kentucky

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Re: Sixers [21-45] - Mock Draft 2.0

Postby mp3 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:11 pm

Nice mock draft coverage, think the Sixers will again have another high pick again no doubt.
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Re: Sixers [21-45] - Mock Draft 2.0

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:40 pm

mp3 wrote:Nice mock draft coverage, think the Sixers will again have another high pick again no doubt.

Hopefully I can draft someone who can become a solid scorer for me. I definitely need to get a more offensively minded player.

It's kind of annoying that most of the top prospects are centers, but I can't really complain about having Embiid :cool:
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Re: Sixers [21-45] - Mock Draft 2.0

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:43 pm

16/3/15

Boston Celtics [24-41] vs Philadelphia 76ers [21-45]

Wroten scores career high as Sixers win big in Boston

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BOS - 16 17 25 20 78
PHI - 21 24 25 20 90

Player of the Game: Tony Wroten
(37pts, 3reb, 7ast, 1stl)
(16-28 FG, 5-7 3PT, 0-0 FT)


Top Scorers
Tony Wroten - 37
Avery Bradley - 15
Joel Embiid - 14
Nerlens Noel - 14
Jeff Green - 12
Ray Allen - 11
KJ McDaniels - 10

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 13
Jared Sullinger - 10
Jeff Green - 7
Evan Turner - 5
Brandon Bass - 5

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 9
Tony Wroten - 7

Steals
Avery Bradley - 2
Ray Allen - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2

Blocks
Michael Beasley - 2
Joel Embiid - 2

Wroten highlights




Simmed Games

PHI - 31 15 21 24 91
DET - 18 34 37 19 108

PHI - 25 31 27 26 109
NYK - 18 25 35 29 107

LAL - 18 27 34 25 104
PHI - 27 29 24 30 110

Record: 24-46



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Richardson got injured vs Knicks - Sore knee, injured for 1-2 weeks. Can still play.
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Re: Sixers [24-46] - Wroten drops 37 against Celtics

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Re: Sixers [24-46] - Wroten drops 37 against Celtics

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:54 pm

Yeah, it sucks. But it gives me the chance to see what Wroten can do. He's going to be a key part of my bench in the future and I'll need to know how to score easily with him.
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Re: Sixers [24-46] - Wroten drops 37 against Celtics

Postby Phil89 on Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:38 am

24/3/15

Sacramento Kings [28-41] vs Philadelphia 76ers [24-46]

Lack of quality hurts Sixers again as Kings overrun them

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SAC - 29 14 20 20 83
PHI - 27 21 16 10 74

Player of the Game: Darren Collison
(24pts, 4reb, 3ast, 2stl)
(9-11 FG, 1-1 3PT, 5-5 FT)


Top Scorers
Darren Collison - 24
Tony Wroten - 20
Joel Embiid - 18
DeMarcus Cousins - 15
Robert Covington - 13
KJ McDaniels - 10
Brn McLemore - 10

Rebounds
DeMarcus Cousins - 14
Joel Embiid - 9
Nerlens Noel - 7
Tony Wroten - 7
Robert Covington - 6
Carl Landry - 6
Ramon Sessions - 5

Assists
Tony Wroten - 9
Joel Embiid - 5

Steals
DeMarcus Cousins - 3
Ray Allen - 2
Carl Landry - 2
Darren Collison - 2

Blocks
Joel Embiid - 3

Embiid highlights


Wroten highlights




Simmed Games

DEN - 20 29 23 26 98
PHI - 23 21 28 37 109

PHI - 31 27 29 22 109
LAC - 28 19 29 30 106

CLE - 20 26 28 32 106
PHI - 16 24 18 24 82

PHI - 21 29 27 26 103
LAL - 27 29 29 32 117

Record: 26-49



After the first half of the Kings game it felt like I was in control. But my shots stopped dropping in the second half and my scoring dried up.

One positive though was that I discovered that Robert Covington is another decent scorer on my bench. For most of the season he has just been a reserve, but with my injury problems he actually got game time and looked good.
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Re: Sixers [26-49] - Kings fight back to win

Postby Phil89 on Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:30 pm

1/4/15

March 2015 Summary

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Division Standings

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
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Central Division
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Southeast Division
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Western Conference

Northwest Division
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Pacific Division
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Southwest Division
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League Leaders

Points
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Rebounds
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Assists
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Steals
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Blocks
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Monthly and Weekly Awards

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

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Injuries

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Re: Sixers [26-49] - March Summary

Postby Phil89 on Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:24 pm

1/4/15

Washington Wizards [33-41] vs Philadelphia 76ers [26-49]

Sixers grab well deserved win in Washington

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WAS - 22 18 18 17 75
PHI - 23 24 17 18 82

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


Top Scorers
KJ McDaniels - 19
Tony Wroten - 19
John Wall - 18
Nerlens Noel - 14
Joel Embiid - 12
Bradley Beal - 12
Robert Covington - 10

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 10
Marcin Gortat - 9
DeJuan Blair - 9
Greg Oden - 7
Joel Embiid - 6
John Wall - 6
Paul Pierce - 5

Assists
Tony Wroten - 11
Nerlens Noel - 7

Steals
KJ McDaniels - 2
DeJuan Blair - 2
John Wall - 2

Blocks
Tony Wroten - 3

McDaniels highlights


Wroten highlights




Simmed Games

CHA - 25 27 15 17 84
PHI - 31 28 18 21 98

NYK - 23 17 29 29 98
PHI - 24 21 24 28 97

PHI - 20 31 17 24 92
WAS - 21 20 19 21 81

CHI - 20 23 25 30 198
PHI - 25 25 28 29 107

PHI - 23 22 13 31 189
MIL - 30 22 28 25 105

PHI - 29 32 32 30 123
MIA - 19 25 28 25 197

Record: 31-51



With only 7 games this month I figured I'd only play one. Worked out well as I played really well against the Wizards and won.

McDaniels went 5-6 from downtown. I really see a great future for him as my sixth man. Or maybe seventh after Wroten. :wink:


I'm actually really happy with how the season went. I honestly only expected to win maybe 15 games. So winning 31 was cool and I still get a top 5 pick.
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Re: Sixers [26-49] - March Summary

Postby Phil89 on Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:27 pm

16/4/15

2014-15 Regular Season Review

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2015 Standings

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Most Valuable Player
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2014-15 Team Honours

All-NBA First Team
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All-NBA Second Team
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All-NBA Third Team
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All-Defensive First Team
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Re: Sixers [31-51] - Sixers end season in style

Postby Phil89 on Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:34 pm

16/4/15

Philadelphia 76ers 2014-15 Season Review

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As the NBA regular season comes to a close it is sadly the end of the road for the Philadelphia 76ers for this campaign. All things considered they actually exceeded expectations for the year and actually managed to record a respectable 31 wins. They were tipped to be the worst team in the league this season due to their roster full of young, unproven players. But they overcame injuries to key players and ended up tying with Boston for the fourth-worst record in the NBA.

Sixers fans will no doubt be left disappointed at another season without playoff basketball. They knew what to expect though and have for the most part been supportive of their team's long-term plan. They will get some excitement when the post-season games are over as the Sixers have three first round draft picks and a huge chunk of salary cap space available to attract some talent to Philadelphia. All going well they should have the fourth, tenth and nineteenth overall picks in the draft.

The addition of two or three highly-rated rookies will be a big boost to a team that is still finding it's identity. All season the Sixers have suffered from a lack of offensive fire-power, particularly on the wings. So despite this draft class being top heavy with big men, it won't be a surprise to see Philadelphia use at least two of those picks on players who can score from the perimeter. The likes of Kelly Oubre, Mario Hezonja, Stanley Johnson and Justise Winslow could all be a chance to end up playing for the Sixers next season.



Key Players


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Joel Embiid was the shining light in an otherwise forgettable season for the Sixers. The 2014 3rd overall pick started all 82 games for Philadelphia, averaging 18 points and 9 rebounds. His impressive form helped him come runner-up in the voting for the Rookie of the Year award to Milwaukee's Jabari Parker. He was named on the All-Rookie First Team.

He was voted rookie of the month in December 2014 and February 2015. He also was named as the MVP of the rising stars game during all-star weekend after scoring 23 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. One of his best performances came in a 98-97 loss to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Embiid scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 9 rebounds as the Sixers narrowly lost.

The sky is the limit for this likeable seven footer. Comparisons to NBA legend Hakeem Olajuwon are probably a bit premature, but you wouldn't bet against this kid reaching that level if he applies himself in the future. He has all the talent, all he has to do is work hard. Sixers fans will no doubt be looking forward to seeing how he goes next season, hopefully with a better supporting cast around him.



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Michael Carter-Williams is the genuine leader of this team. He struggled a bit with injury this season and only managed to play 71 games, several of which were from the bench, but he still managed to average 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists per game. On any given night he can reel in a triple-double. It's no surprise when his season highs were 30 points, 15 rebounds and 16 assists.

Over the off-season Carter-Williams will need to spend some time improving his jump-shot because right now it is all over the place. The next step for him is to develop a consistent outside game that will force defenders to get close to him, which will create more space in the paint for the likes of Embiid and Noel.



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Nerlens Noel showed great character in his first proper NBA season. Coming off a year out with an ACL injury is tough for any athlete, but Noel didn't let it slow him down. He managed to play 76 games during the season and didn't look to be affected by doubts over his knee at all. He averaged a handy 10 points and 8 rebounds per game, but it was definitely his huge defensive presence that stood out.

Many people questioned whether or not two ostensibly defensive big men could function together, but Noel and Embiid did pretty well as a rookie pairing. A decent return of 29 points and 16 rebounds per game was probably more than anyone could have predicted at the beginning of the season. Clearly Nerlens has a lot of work to do to improve the offensive side of his game, but the early signs are good that he will have a long and productive career in the NBA. He was also named on the All-Rookie First Team alongside Embiid.



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Tony Wroten assumed the unexpected role of primary scorer in a lot of games for the Sixers this season. Seen by most NBA fans as a reserve grade volume shooter he proved his critics wrong on many occasions, none more so than a 37 point effort in Boston as the Sixers beat the Celtics. He was an ever-present for Philadelphia this season and like Embiid played every single game.

The point guard position looks like the strongest on their roster moving forward with Carter-Williams running things from the start of games and Wroten coming off the bench and keeping the scoreboard ticking over. Wroten will be a key piece of the jigsaw puzzle for the Sixers in the future as the prototypical sixth man.



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Ray Allen joining the Sixers was one of the biggest shocks of the season. Most people expected him to join a contender and compete for another title, but he decided to take a mentoring role in Philadelphia and help them with their ambitious project. The 39 year old had two effects on the Sixers. Firstly he contributed a handy 13points per game off the bench, but perhaps more importantly he took guys like Tony Wroten and KJ McDaniels under his wing and helped teach them how to be better players and better professionals.

Allen will likely be long retired before this group is ready to compete for a championship, but when they are you can bet that any success that they have will have his fingerprints all over it.



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KJ McDaniels really emerged in the second half of the season as a viable bench scorer for the Sixers. His deadly perimeter shooting proved to be a great weapon as part of the second unit. He missed a large part of the early season and subsequently only managed to play 58 games for the season. He still managed to score 8 points per game though and proved that he can play ball at the top level. If he can stay injury-free and have a solid pre-season then he will only improve and provide a great bench scoring option alongside Tony Wroten.




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Re: Sixers [31-51] - Sixers end season in style

Postby Phil89 on Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:35 pm

16/4/15

2015 Playoffs Preview

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Western Conference


1. Oklahoma City Thunder [56-26] vs 8. Golden State Warriors [42-40]

The Thunder finished with the best record in the western conference for the second time in three seasons and their reward is a tough series against a Warriors team capable of beating anyone on their day. Games between these two teams in recent times have always delivered endless excitement for fans and neutrals alike. The number of buzzer-beating game-winning shots in particular that have occurred between these two teams seems to suggest that this will be a close series.

Oklahoma City obviously go in favourites with two-time reigning MVP Kevin Durant leading them into battle alongside fellow star Russell Westbrook. The pair are averaging nearly 50 points per game between them and will be a huge handful for the Warriors' defense.

On the other hand there is Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who are averaging a respectable 40 point per game combined. Their perimeter shooting is always a threat to opponents and if Andrew Bogut does his usual hard work in the paint, the Warriors might just pull off a big upset.




4. San Antonio Spurs [48-34] vs 5. Memphis Grizzlies [44-38]

In a re-match of the 2013 western conference finals the Spurs and Grizzlies will resume their post-season rivalry this year. The Spurs are still led by veterans Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, as well as legendary coach Gregg Popovich. They also have 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and 2015 Sixth Man of the Year Boris Diaw in their team. It really is amazing how this franchise continues to contend for championships every single year.

The key match-up of this series will be between Tim Duncan and Marc Gasol + Zach Randolph. The two giants for the Grizzlies are their main offensive weapon and you would imagine that they cannot win this series without solid output from them. Memphis will have to rely on their excellent team defense to try and stem the impact of San Antonio's bench players like Danny Green, Boris Diaw, Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli. This could be a low-scoring series due to the defensive strength of both teams.




3. Los Angeles Clippers [52-30] vs 6. Phoenix Suns [43-39]

The Clippers come into this post-season feeling confident that they can finally advance past the conference semifinals for the first time in franchise history. A match-up against the less-fancied Phoenix Suns will be just the start they were looking for. Chris Paul and Blake Griffin have both had amazing seasons once again and look ready to go hard at a title run.

It will be interesting to see how Paul handles playing against the Suns' point guard rotation of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Isaiah Thomas. Perhaps if those three can tire him out then Phoenix will actually have a shot at beating the Clippers.




2. Houston Rockets [53-29] vs 7. Portland Trail Blazers [42-40]

Here is a match-up between two teams who feel like they deserve a shot at the title. The Rockets with James Harden and Dwight Howard on one side, and the Blazers with LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard on the other. Houston will be absolutely delighted to get a shot at revenge so quickly, after Damian Lillard spectacularly dumped them out of the playoffs last season with a game-winning three-point shot at the buzzer in game 6 of the first round.

The battle between Lillard and Harden will particularly be fascinating. Both are capable of scoring extremely quickly and are both known to make clutch baskets. If either of them gets off the leash then the other team will find it hard to win. The inside contest between Howard and Aldridge will also be key in this series. It's hard to see their teams winning without one of them dominating the boards.




Eastern Conference


1. Cleveland Cavaliers [59-23] vs 8. Atlanta Hawks [39-43]

Pressure? What Pressure?! LeBron James has led his Cavaliers team back to the playoffs with the first seed in his first season back in Cleveland. It's the first post-season appearance for the franchise since 2010, ironically the last season before LeBron left for Miami. This time around the 4-time MVP has a better cast around him than in any other previous post-season campaign. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao form a very dangerous group that LeBron has led to the best record in the NBA this season.

You can't really imagine the Hawks putting up much of a fight in this series. They have some good players like AL Horford, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver, but nothing that should really worry the Cavaliers. For obvious reasons Cleveland are the hot favourites to win the title this season and it's hard to see the Hawks being more than a small bump in the road for them.




4. New York Knicks [45-37] vs 5. Detroit Pistons [44-38]

This will be the first big test of the newly formed Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo partnership in New York. Both players missed some basketball after the Rondo trade was made official, so they haven't really had a huge amount of time to gel. Surprisingly the Knicks go in as favourites against a Pistons team that only won one less game than them this season. Much will depend on how Brandon Jennings and Josh Smith fair against Rondo and Anthony respectively.

You would imagine that Detroit's big advantage would be in the paint with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe against JaVale McGee and Quincy Acy. Offensively it is difficult to see how the Knicks will be able to contain the two big men and defensively it is hard to see how they will score against Monroe and Defensive Player of the Yea Drummond.




3. Miami Heat [49-33] vs 6. Indiana Pacers [43-39]

The Heat and Pacers meet up once again in the playoffs after having battled in the last two conference finals and in the conference semifinals the year before that. Miami came out on top all three times and advanced to the NBA Finals on each occasion, winning two of those. This time around though they are missing one key piece, LeBron James. In this series it will be much more evenly matched with Paul George and Roy Hibbert pitted against Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Miami surprised a lot of people this season by winning 49 games and finishing with the 3rd seed. Most people expected them to fall away a bit more with an aging Wade and more pressure on Bosh. If everything goes according to plan for them they will eventually meet up with LeBron and his Cavs team in the conference finals. It would surely create an epic atmosphere for a series. They have to get past a Pacers team seeking revenge first though.




2. Chicago Bulls [53-29] vs 7. Charlotte Hornets [43-39]

Chicago strengthened their roster over the off-season in order to create a championship contending team, and so far it is looking good for them. They amnestied veteran Carlos Boozer, then signed Pau Gasol as a replacement. They also brought over Serbian forward Nikola Mirotic after he paid a reported $3 million buyout clause with Real Madrid. The biggest addition to their team though has been a relatively healthy Derrick Rose, who is back to all-star form.

This series will be conflicting for one man. Michael Jordan won six titles with the Bulls and now he is the owner of the Hornets. Obviously he will want his current team to triumph in this series, but you can bet that he won't be completely disappointed if the Bulls go through and end up winning another championship. This series is a big test for newly acquired guard Lance Stephenson. The cult hero is averaging 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists per game and has taken on a bigger role in Charlotte than he had with the Pacers last season.
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Re: Sixers [31-51] - Playoffs preview

Postby Phil89 on Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:30 pm

7/6/15

LeBron finally delivers a championship to Cleveland

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2015 NBA Finals


1. Cleveland Cavaliers [12-6] vs 5. Memphis Grizzlies [12-4]


Game 1

CLE - 30 31 20 40 121
MEM - 21 21 31 27 100

Top Performers
Kyrie Irving - 29pts, 4reb, 10ast, 3stl
Kevin Love - 25pts, 10reb
LeBron James - 22pts, 6reb, 8ast


Marc Gasol - 23pts, 11reb, 4ast
Vince Carter - 17pts, 4reb
Mike Conley - 17pts, 2reb, 8ast



Game 2

CLE - 25 38 20 31 114
MEM - 28 14 15 34 191

Top Performers
LeBron James - 28pts, 4reb, 7ast, 2blk
Dion Waiters - 20pts, 6reb, 3ast, 1blk
Kyrie Irving - 18pts, 4reb, 8ast, 1stl


Mike Conley - 22pts, 1reb, 9ast, 1stl
Marc Gasol - 18pts, 8reb, 4ast, 2blk
Zach Randolph - 12pts, 7reb, 1stl



Game 3

MEM - 11 22 26 17 176
CLE - 31 26 17 33 107

Top Performers
Zach Randolph - 28pts, 11reb, 1ast, 2blk
Marc Gasol - 10pts, 6reb, 1ast, 1stl, 1blk
Vince Carter - 10pts, 4reb, 1ast, 1stl, 1blk


Kevin Love - 25pts, 10reb
LeBron James - 25pts, 8reb, 3ast, 1stl
Kyrie Irving - 22pts, 12reb, 5ast, 1blk



Game 4

MEM - 34 36 31 26 127
CLE - 31 25 24 37 117

Top Performers
Vince Carter - 28pts, 5reb, 4ast, 1stl
Zach Randolph - 23pts, 6reb, 1ast
Mike Conley - 15pts, 2reb, 14ast, 2stl


Kyrie Irving - 32pts, 6reb, 9ast, 2stl, 1blk
LeBron James - 26pts, 3reb, 7ast, 1stl
Dion Waiters - 18pts, 5reb, 4ast, 2stl, 1blk



Game 5

CLE - 23 37 37 37 134
MEM - 24 24 29 30 107

Top Performers
Dion Waiters - 27pts, 2reb, 2ast, 1blk
Kyrie Irving - 27pts, 4reb, 7ast
LeBron James - 25pts, 9reb, 5ast, 3blk


Marc Gasol - 21pts, 7reb, 3ast, 1stl, 1blk
Vince Carter - 15pts, 2reb, 3ast
Mike Conley - 13pts, 4reb, 10ast, 1blk



Cleveland won the series 4-1





Finals MVP

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25.6 ppg, 6 rpg, 7.8 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.4 bpg


Despite all the attention and pressure being on LeBron James in this series it was actually fellow number one pick Kyrie Irving who led the way for the Cavaliers in their Finals triumph. The 2011 first overall pick finally lived up to the expectations that come with being the first player being chosen in a draft.

Many commentators have criticised Cleveland's drafting in recent years after Kyrie had a slow start to his career and 2013 first overall pick Anthony Bennett looked out of his depth at NBA level. But after trading Bennett and 2014 first pick Andrew Wiggins to Minnesota for Kevin Love the Cavaliers have turned things around.

Irving becomes just the 19th former first overall pick to win a championship, the first since team mate LeBron James. He is also only the 8th former first overall pick to be named the Most Valuable Player in the NBA Finals after Bill Walton, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Hekeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan and LeBron James.






White House visit

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The players and head coach of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers visited President Obama today during the traditional visit to the White House. It was the third time in Obama's presidency that LeBron James had attended the event and the pair were seen to share some jokes during the visit.
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