Road to Glory - A New Jersey Nets Association

A collection of memorable Association and My Player stories.

Road to Glory - A New Jersey Nets Association

Postby Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:10 pm

Road to Glory
A New Jersey Nets Association

Association Settings
Team: New Jersey Nets
Game: NBA 2K9 PC
Rosters: Juza's Neon Project V 4.0 with Reec's Prospects Patch
Sliders: Juza's Neon Project V 4.1 with slight modifications to suit personal playstyle
Season: 82 Games
Quarter Length: 10 Minutes
Sim Length: 12 Minutes
Playoffs: 7-7-7-7

Welcome to my new association...again. It sucks but technical problems appear one after the other, hopefully this time it won't happen.
I said i wanted to go with a western conference team, but apparently i have a thing for Eastern Conference squads (actually, the West just has too many overpowered teams and the crap teams are really crap...i won't be able to get them any better without trading everyone away, which i would try to avoid doing this time.
This story will be similar to my short-lived Wizards one, featuring an unknown youngster's (my alter-ego) road to glory in the NBA.
The NLSC prospects that have applied will be transferred here, and anymore who wishes to apply for future drafts may do so, i will transfer the recruitment post at some point.

Enjoy
Last edited by Valor on Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:40 am, edited 191 times in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:10 pm

Archives
Main Index
08/09 Season Recap
NLSC Rookie Prospects Recruitment
2010 All-Star Game Rosters/Preview
NLSC Prospects Update
2010 Key Rookies Season Openers Preview
2011 All-Star Game Rosters/Preview

Road to Glory: The Story
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Epilogue

RealGM Wiretap
HK Star Enters Draft
Scouting Report: Leo Lai
2009 NBA Draft Lottery Recap, Complete Draft Order
2009 NBA Mock Lottery
2009 NBA Draft Board
Offseason Trades
Offseason Major FA Signings
Nets get Bobby Jackson in three way deal
Wilcox, Jackson injuries
Blazers trade Iverson for Bibby
December 14th 2009 Wiretap, Possible Carter Trade
Carter Trade, New Owners
Nets taking offer for Harris?
Alston dealt to Boston in three team trade
Nets acquire Deng, Morrison | New Jersey shakes roster with Yao acquisition
A Trade Deadline of Minor Deals
Nets signs Parker, Mbenga. Waives Law
Shaq to retire at season's end | Boston Clinches best record
Jameer Nelson to return for Game 3
Frank activates Snow for Game 5
Nets hire Skiles | Lakers hire Lawrence Frank | Houston, Charlotte hire rookie coaches
2010 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Top 5 Prospects
2010 NBA Draft Scouting Report: NLSC Prospects
2010 NBA Draft Lottery Results
2010 NBA Draft: Consensus Mock Lottery
Nets player/team options | New Jersey Resignings
Nets trade Morrison for Hayes
2010 NBA Draft Board
Draft Night Deals
Lebron resigns with Cavs
Nets revamp roster with 3 team blockbuster deal
Kurt Rambis named Assistant Head Coach
2010 Offseason: Major FA Signings
Lai Changes number
Yao Signs Extension with Nets
Fisher fine with benching
December 16th Trade Rumors
Ray Allen, Richard Hamilton Out for Season
Wall posts first triple double
Oden to Cavs, Parker to Wizards
Jackson, Marbury goes to Minnesota | Billups out for 2 weeks
Nets trade Mills to Bobcats | New Jersey acquires Bowen
Deadline Deal: Deadline Deal: 76ers Send Disgruntled rookie to Raptors
LeBron out 4-6 Weeks with broken toe
Bucks Hire Henry Sloan | Kings Hire Eddie Jordan
John Wall records second triple double in loss to Sit, Wolves
Nellie Fired | Finley out for season

Monthly Recaps
2009 Offseason Recap
Preseason Recap
November Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
November Recap Part Two: Around the League
December Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
December Recap Part Two: Around the League
December Recap Part Three: Rookie Rankings
December Recap Part Four: Race to the MVP
January Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
January Recap Part Two: Around the League
January Recap Part Three: Rookie Rankings
January Recap Part Four: Race to the MVP
February Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
February Recap Part Two: Around the League
February Recap Part Three: Rookie Rankings
February Recap Part Four: R2MVP
March Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
March Recap Part Two: Around the League
April Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
April Recap Part Two: Around the League
2009/10 Regular Season Awards
2010 Offseason Recap
2010 Preseason Recap
November Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
November Recap Part Two: Around the League
December Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
December Recap Part Two: Around the League
December Recap Part Three: Miscellaneous Recaps
January Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
January Recap Part Two: Around the League
January Recap Part Three: Rookie Rankings
January Recap Part Four: Race to the MVP
February Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
February Recap Part Two: Around the League
March Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
March Recap Part Two: Around the League
April Recap Part One: Nets Monthly Recap
April Recap Part Two: Around the League
2011 Regular Season Awards

Game Recaps
Season Opener vs Philadelphia 76ers
November 28th @ New York Knicks
December 5th @ Milwaukee Bucks
December 12th @ Chicago Bulls
December 29th @ Oklahoma City Thunder
January 6th vs San Antonio Spurs
January 9th vs Orlando Magic
February 7th vs Washington Wizards
2010 NBA All Star Game
February 23rd @ Boston Celtics
March 7th @ Houston Rockets
March 20th @ Los Angeles Lakers
April 14th vs New York Knicks
Season Opener Milwaukee (Patrick Lynch) @ Boston (John Wall)
Season Opener Miami (Bol) @ Wizards
October 29th Season Opener vs New York Knicks (Thierry)
Season Opener Chicago @ Minnesota (Sit)
Season Opener Golden State (Martti) @ Dallas
Season Opener Orlando @ Philadelphia (Cruz)
November 1st @ Miami Heat
November 19th @ Denver Nuggets
November 25th (Thanksgiving) Golden State (Martti) @ Minnesota (Sit)
January 28th @ New Orleans Hornets
2011 NBA All-Star Game
February 23rd @ Toronto Raptors
March 22nd @ Los Angeles Lakers

Playoffs
2010 Playoffs Preview
2010 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: New Jersey Nets vs. Orlando Magic
2010 Playoffs Conference Semifinals Preview
2010 Playoffs Conference Finals Preview
2010 Playoffs Finals Preview
2010 NBA Finals Results
2011 Playoffs Preview
2011 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: New Jersey Nets vs. Washington Wizards
2011 Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals Summary | Semifinals Preview
2011 Playoffs Conference Semifinals Summary | Conference Finals Preview
2011 Playoffs Conference Finals Summary | NBA Finals Preview
2011 NBA Finals Results
Last edited by Valor on Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:41 pm, edited 132 times in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:11 pm

2010-11 New Jersey Nets Roster
As of April 2nd, 2011

Starting Five
ImageImageImageImageImage

Bench
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Inactive Rotation
Image - Broken Wrist (Season)
Image - Torn Achilles (Season)


Player Bio
NUM | PLAYER | POS | HT | WT | DOB | FROM | YRS
#7 Chauncey Billups PG 6-3 202 09/25/1976 Colorado 13
#24 Leo Lai SG 6-6 180 07/28/1991 Hong Kong 1
#1 Trevor Ariza SF/SG 6-8 210 06/30/1985 UCLA 6
#51 Sean Williams PF/C 6-10 235 09/13/1986 Boston College 3
#11 Yao Ming C 7-6 310 09/12/1980 China 8
#20 Ray Allen SG/SF 6-5 205 07/20/1975 Connecticut 14
#2 Derek Fisher PG 6-1 210 08/09/1974 Arkansas-Little Rock 14
#12 Shannon Brown SG/PG 6-4 210 11/29/1985 Michigan State 4
#4 Michael Finley SG/SF 6-7 225 03/06/1973 Wisconsin 15
#5 Bruce Bowen SF 6-7 200 06/14/1971 Cal State Fullerton 14
#91 Chris Andersen PF/C 6-10 228 07/07/1978 Blinn Junior College (TX) 8
#28 DJ Mbenga C/PF 7-0 255 12/30/1980 Congo 6
#13 Eric Snow PG 6-3 205 04/24/1973 Michigan State 14




Staff
Head Coach
Image
Scott Skiles (College - Michigan State)
Contact: 3YR/$3.80M
Offense: B
Defense: B
Teaching; C
Potential: C


General Manager
Image
Toni Kukoc (Croatia)

Image
Dennis Rodman (Southeastern Oklahoma State)

Assistant Head Coach
Image
Kurt Rambis (College - Santa Clara)
Playbook: Lakers Playbook

Assistant Coach
Walt Bowen
Contract: 2YR/$925k
Offense: A
Defense: A
Teacher: F
Potential: A

NBA Scout
Jesse Johnson
Contract: 2YR/$3.00M
Level: D
Potential: C

Prospect Scouts
Norm Sanders
Contract: 2YR/$100K
Level: D
Potential: C

Lionel Swanson
Contract: 4YR/$100K
Level: F
Potential: A

Victor Morgan
Contract: 3 YR/$100K
Level: C
Potential: C

Trainer
Edwin Goodwin
Contract: 4YR/$800k
Level: B
Potential: A
Last edited by Valor on Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:25 pm, edited 26 times in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory

Postby Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:13 pm

Image
Hong Kong Star Guard Takes Giant Leap, Enters NBA Draft
February 15th 2009

Image
Leo Lai is relatively unknown in the American ball world, but the rising star guard from Hong Kong is by no means a small fry to deal with.

"He does it all, he shoots the lights out from outside, got the speedy first step to take it to the rim, and he defends, what more can you ask for?" said a basketball analysis in Hong Kong

The 17 year old, 6 foot 6, 180 pound guard has drafted several application letters for a special allowance in the draft to the NBA commissioner David Stern, and has finally received the nod from the commissioner this morning.

"I am very, very excited at this opportunity to be able to take my first step towards my dream of becoming a NBA player, what makes it even more special is that I could become the first player from Hong Kong, and hopefully this can path the way for more HK players to challenge the pinnacle of basketball" said Lai in the press conference "I've been working towards this all my life"

In a relatively talent-depleted draft (with the exception of Blake Griffin, Ricky Rubio...) Lai may even end up in the lottery, he is currently being projected as being a mid-late first rounder but his draft stock could rise after scouts from the NBA sees first hand what he is capable of doing on the basketball court.

Lai averaged 37.2 ppg, 5.1 apg, 8.2 rpg, 3.4 bpg, 1.2 spg in 38 mpg on 46% FG, 78% FT, and 39.7% 3P shooting last season in the CBA with the Canton District Team and won MVP honors, he was invited by the Chinese National Team to help them with preparations for the Beijing Olympic Games.

Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets, who trained alongside Lai during the preparations for the Olympics, praised his HK countryman.

"He's a very smart player, and very gifted with the athletic ability not found on most asians" said Yao

Lai has hired former Chicago Bull B.J. Armstrong as his agent, Armstrong is also the agent of star rookie Derrick Rose.
Last edited by Valor on Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:25 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory

Postby 33_ALLDAY_33 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:18 pm

I'm not sure if I can post yet but good luck with this. Hopefully you can keep this going longer than you're Wizards one.
User avatar
33_ALLDAY_33
 
Posts: 155
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:23 am
Location: Oakland, California

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory

Postby Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:24 pm

33_ALLDAY_33 wrote:I'm not sure if I can post yet but good luck with this. Hopefully you can keep this going longer than you're Wizards one.

thanks man, hopefully nothing stuffs up this time
yup, y'all can post, i've finished with the preparations, now i just need to get started on reinstalling my game and everything...
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:45 pm

Image
Scouting Report: Leo Lai
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 180 lbs
Age: 18
Position: SG/PG
From: Hong Kong, China
Overall: B+
Potential: B+
Athleticism: A-
Inside Game: D-
Outside Game: B+
Playmaker Ability: B-
Inside Defense: D+
Man Defense: B-
Rebounding: F+
Intangibles: C

Draft Stock: Lottery
NBA Comparison: Kobe Bryant

Strengths: One of the more athletic players in the draft....Extremely intelligent offensive player, great instincts.....great mid-range shooter....plays defense with great effort....has a ton of potential....

Weaknesses: Ability to Postup on offense is limited....has trouble fighting for rebounds....not strong enough for the NBA game....doesn't hold position too well in the low post on defense....needs to bulk up....

Last edited by Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:27 pm

2008/09 Season Recap

2008/09 Awards
Most Valuable Player: Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Rookie of the Year: Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Sixth Man of the Year: Jeff Green (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
Most Improved Player: Sergio Rodriguez (Portland Trialblazers)

All NBA First Team
Chris Paul
Kobe Bryant
Lebron James
Tim Duncan
Dwight Howard

All NBA Second Team
Gilbert Arenas
Dwyane Wade
Carmelo Anthony
Kevin Garnett
Al Jefferson

All NBA Third Team
Deron Williams
Allen Iverson
Kevin Durant
Lamar Odom
Emeka Okafor

All Defensive First Team
Chris Paul
Dwyane Wade
Andrei Kirilenko
Tim Duncan
Dwight Howard

All Defensive Second Team
Jason Kidd
Kobe Bryant
Shawn Marion
Kevin Garnett
Emeka Okafor

All Rookie First Team
Russell Westbrook
O.J. Mayo
Danilo Gallinari
Jason Thompson
Brook Lopez

All Rookie Second Team
Derrick Rose
Kyle Weaver
Joe Alexander
Michael Beasley
Marc Gasol

Coach of the Year: Phil Jackson - Los Angeles Lakers (58-24)
Executive of the Year: Mitch Kupchak - Los Angeles Lakers (58-24)

Playoffs Results
Image

2009 NBA World Champions
Image

2009 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
Image


Retirees - Players
Dikembe Mutombo - Houston Rockets (18 Years Pro | 42 Years Old)

Retirees - Coaches
Jerry Sloan - Utah Jazz (24 Year Coaching Career | 67 Years Old)
Rick Adelman - Houston Rockets (18 Year Coaching Career | 63 Years Old)
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:00 pm

Image
No More, No Less: Nets gets expected 3rd overall pick

According to the odds, the New Jersey Nets are likely to wound up with the 3rd overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, and fortunately for them (or maybe not), they got just that.

Minnesota overcame the odds and robbed Milwaukee of the 1st overall pick while the Bucks would have to settle with the 2nd overall instead. Poor Indiana got smashed back from the projected 2nd overall to the 4th pick, while the other picks are exactly as projected by the odds. No thrills, no surprises, no disappointments.

What the Nets would do with the 3rd overall pick is uncertain at this point, and general manager Kiki Vandeweghe did not reveal any info, quoting "we are not certain at this moment in time, certainly we would conduct our workouts with a variety of players and scout the talents available in the draft, then make a decision on what our team needs to get to the next level"

Lottery Odds
Image

Lottery Outcome
Image

Draft Order
Image

User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - 08/09 Season Recap, Lottery Recap

Postby 33_ALLDAY_33 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:46 pm

I wonder who you're going to pick Lol. Same situation happened with me. I was projected I think the 9 or something overall pick but I ended up getting the 2nd.

It's great you didn't get screwed over and got something lower than 3rd. Good luck with the draft man. (Y)
User avatar
33_ALLDAY_33
 
Posts: 155
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:23 am
Location: Oakland, California

Postby Valor on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:27 pm

Image

2009 NBA Draft: Consensus Mock Lottery
# | Team | Player | H | W | P | School
1. | Image | Blake Griffin | 6-10 | 248 | PF | Oklahoma
2. | Image | Ricky Rubio | 6-5 | 190 | PG | Spain
3. | Image | James Harden | 6-5 | 222 | SG | Arizona State
4. | Image | Brandon Jennings | 6-1 | 170 | PG | USA
5. | Image | Tyreke Evans | 6-5 | 221 | SG | Memphis
6. | Image | Hasheem Thabeet | 7-3 | 267 | C | UConn
7. | Image | Leo Lai | 6-6 | 180 | SG | Hong Kong, China
8. | Image | Ty Lawson | 6-0 | 197 | PG | North Carolina
9. | Image | Jordan Hill | 6-10| 232 | PF | Arizona
10. | Image| Donatas Motiejunas | 7-0 | 215 | C | Lithuania
11. | Image | Chase Budinger | 6-7 | 206 | SG | Arizona
12. | Image | Earl Clark | 6-10 | 226 | SF | Louisville
13. | Image | Gani Lawal | 6-9 | 229 | PF | Georgia Tech
14. | Image | Sam Young | 6-6 | 223 | SF | Pittsburgh

Last edited by Valor on Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:16 am, edited 4 times in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby Sit on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:31 pm

Good you've got the Nets, now go and draft Ricky Rubio!
User avatar
Sit
Fresh
 
Posts: 14850
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2002 5:19 pm

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby Martti. on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:18 pm

Sucks the Wizards didn't last. But as you've heard already, do less trades this time. Maybe only something big like trade Carter in a package.

Well, hope this lasts and 2K stops crashing :D
Image
User avatar
Martti.
Hot Sauce
 
Posts: 7959
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:19 am

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby magician on Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:31 pm

this should be nice..good luck and i'll be following it :)
Image
magician
 
Posts: 139
Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:18 pm

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby 33_ALLDAY_33 on Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:52 am

Get a solid, preferably young big man downlow!
User avatar
33_ALLDAY_33
 
Posts: 155
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:23 am
Location: Oakland, California

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby #thierry on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:09 am

Maybe draft Thabeet and trade him for Lai :P
Image
“The Takeover”, my weekly radioshow. Image
User avatar
#thierry
 
Posts: 11832
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:34 am
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby Valor on Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:11 am

Sit wrote:Good you've got the Nets, now go and draft Ricky Rubio!

If he ever falls to me at 3 lol....wait, what about DEVIN HARRIS?! Cuban was so nice to give him to me, i don't want to let his generous deed go to waste :P

Martti. wrote:Sucks the Wizards didn't last. But as you've heard already, do less trades this time. Maybe only something big like trade Carter in a package.

Well, hope this lasts and 2K stops crashing :D

Nope, i aint gonna trade my captain, not yet anyways :p

magician wrote:this should be nice..good luck and i'll be following it :)

Thanks man

33_ALLDAY_33 wrote:Get a solid, preferably young big man downlow!

hum..i thought i already have a few solid young big guys in Lopez, Yi, Sean Williams, Josh Boone, and Ryan Anderson...and i don't like any of the bigs in this draft, not even Griffin (he can't shoot!)

thierryhenry50 wrote:Maybe draft Thabeet and trade him for Lai :P

Maybe, anything could happen :P

I am more concerned with the second round pick, i am hoping either Patrick Mills or Eric Maynor will fall to me in the 2nd round (i have the 3rd pick for the 2nd round), but we shall see about that.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby Oskar on Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:09 am

You're going to pick that Lai dude, right.. ;D
User avatar
Oskar
 
Posts: 1324
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:14 pm

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby Sit on Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:19 pm

Harris + Rubio = One Helluva backcourt
User avatar
Sit
Fresh
 
Posts: 14850
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2002 5:19 pm

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby Lamrock on Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:02 pm

Hes gonna take Lai, have him come off the bench for like 2 games before moving Carter to the 3. Lai turns out to be a superstar and averages 30+ PPG and wins everything in his rookie year. They enter the playoffs as a 3 or 4 seed and then it gets corrupted when he gets to the second round.
Image
User avatar
Lamrock
I can change this now.
 
Posts: 9893
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:02 pm
Location: Seattle

Postby Valor on Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:53 pm

Chapter 1

Draft Night 2009
Nets Front Office: Draft Room

"You sure he's the one you want?" asked Lawrence Frank "weren't some of the others more impressive then him in the workouts?"
"I am certain" answered Kiki Vandeweghe "He's the guy that the team needs in the future, and not just for the on court reasons either. As for the workouts, don't forget we paired him up against Vince, i didn't expect him to be able to do that well actually. As for round 2, we'll pick up either Mills or Maynor if we are lucky, if not, we'll just pick the best available regardless of position"
"Sure, it's up to you anyways." said Lawrence Frank "Just get me a decent roster to work with."


----------------------------------------

Draft Night 2009
WaMu Theater, Madison Square Garden

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2009 NBA Draft at the WaMu Theater in Madison Square Garden. Tonight marks the fulfillment of the dreams of 60 terrific athletics who have worked all their lives to reach this point. The first pick of this year's draft would be made by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who would have 5 minutes to make their selections." stated David Stern

"Thank you David. Lets look at the Minnesota Timberwolves, plain and simple, who do they need?" asked Stuart Scott

"Well, they are a young team in the post Garnett era, Al Jefferson is the lone bright spot so far, and he needs a lot of help. Kevin Love, their rookie from last season, isn't enough to help Al lift the team, to me, they need a scorer that can be the second offensive option behind Jefferson" said Mark Jackson "The first name comes to mind is of course, Blake Griffin"

"I agree with you Mark, Blake will add to the T'Wolves' front court fire power, and the wolves are going to have a nice one two punch in Jefferson and Griffin, with Mike Miller and Kevin Love providing the bench points." added Jeff Van Gundy

"However, if they do NOT select Griffin, then Blake would slip all the way down to possibly the 6th pick to the Phoenix Suns" said Jay Bilas

"Why is that?" asked Mark Jackson "I thought every team in the top 5 has the need for a dominant offensive force like Blake Griffin"

"They do, but apparently Griffin has stated that he does not want to play in the small markets." answered Jay Bilas "and i heard that he did not impress in the workouts with New Jersey"

"What about Oklahoma City? he doesn't want to play in his home town?"

"Apparently not, New Jersey is the lone place where he would go in the top 5 other then Minnesota, and they would be stupid not to take him, but you never know"

"Well, here comes the commissioner David Stern with the Wolves' Pick" announced Scott

"With the First pick of the 2009 NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves select...." announced David Stern "......Hasheem Thabeet from the University of Connecticut"

The entire WaMu theater looked shocked at the announcement, but quickly gave their applause as the 7'3" center made his way onto the podium.

"Saying this is a bit of a shock is an understatement, as the Timberwolves apparently have decided that Thabeet is better then Blake Griffin and have taken him with their first overall pick. Hasheem averaged 10.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.5 blocks on the season for the Huskies and was projected to go 6th overall." stated Scott "What do you think Jay Bilas?"

"Well, it doesn't change much for the Timberwolves, Al Jefferson would go back and play Power Forward while Thabeet would man the center position. he is bigger then Griffin but not as good, still, i think he could help Minnesota out just as well" said Bilas

"Well, lets head over and hear from the man himself, as he's being interviewed by Stephen A Smith" announced Scott

"So, Hasheem, what are your feelings right now? being drafted number one and all>" asked Stephen A Smith

"I am just happy that the Minnesota Timberwolves organization have decided i am the guy for them, and i would not disappoint them" stated Thabeet

"Well well well, seems like we have a very confident big man right here. Back to you studio"

"Thank you Stephen A, here comes the commissioner David Stern with the second overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks" announced Scott

"With the second pick, of the 2009 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks select....." announced David Stern ".....Ricky Rubio from Spain"

Rubio got up and hugged his family before heading up to the podium beaming with the entire WaMu theater cheering for him. He shook the commissioner's hand and went towards Stephen A Smith

"No shock here, Milwaukee needed a man to run the show and they got one in Rubio. The Spanish prodigy point guard has comparisons to Pete Maravich. That's how great he is projected to be." stated Scott "Your turn, Stephen A"

"Thanks Stuart, now, Ricky Rubio, you started your professional career at the age of 15, so being a pro is nothing new to you, but how do you think you'll adjust to the NBA game?" asked Stephen A Smith

"Well, i think i will get use to the NBA game quickly, i played against NBA players in last year's Olympic games, and it wasn't all that tough, i think i'll do just fine" answered Rubio before adding "before you know it, i'll be the number 1 point guard in the NBA"

"Another confident young man, i like that, back to you Stuart"

"Here comes commissioner Stern with the Net's pick" announced Stuart Scott "They will go for Griffin won't they?"

"They'll be stupid not to, Griffin is by far the best player in this draft, and the Nets have a big gaping hole at the 4 spot" replied Jeff Van Gundy

"With the third pick, of the 2009 NBA Draft, the New Jersey Nets select...." announced David Stern at the podium "..Leo Lai from Hong Kong, China"

Lai stood up to both the applause and the boos from the New York Crowd, hugged his family and friends and went onto the stage to shake the commissioner's hand, slightly surprised but feeling very happy at being drafted so high and the opportunity to play with one of his childhood idols Vince Carter

"Wow, the Nets are looking for marketing strategies over their winning percentage" joked Mark Jackson, chuckling at the pick

"I just had the same thought, but on a serious note, what kind of a player is this kid? Jay Bilas, you got any info on him?" asked Stuart Scott

"Well, he's a great basketball talent, that's for sure, most likely the best 2 guard in this draft behind James Harden. But what's he doing getting drafted at 3? the mocks have him going anywhere from 7 to 20. The Nets should have drafted Griffin, or Harden if they wanted a replacement for Carter. Lai is not what they need at this point, maybe in a few years."

"I'll just do anything that my team requires me to do in order to win, whether it's score, defend, cheer for my teammates, or handing out Gatorade." said Lai, finishing up his interview with Stephen A Smith

"Thank you, good luck to you. Back to you Stuart"

The Top 5 concluded with Brandon Jennings going 4th to the Pacers and Tyreke Evans going 5th to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Blake Griffin ended up going to Phoenix Arizona after being drafted 6th overall by the Suns, and announced that he was going to get the rookie of the year honors and lead the Suns to the playoffs, then will laugh at Minnesota for passing him up for Hasheem. Harden ended up going 7th, as the Wizards, who were in need of a SG, happily picked him up.

Round 2 of the Draft saw the Nets netting (no pun intended) their desired Australian prospect Patrick Mills from St Mary's. But the biggest steal was by the Phoenix Suns (again) with the 37th pick, drafting Jrue Holiday, formerly projected to go as high as #10 by NBA.com and even #8th by DraftExpress. The Draft concluded with Rick Mercer going to the defending champions LA Lakers.


-------------------------------
A Few Days Later
Nets Front Office

"Yes, i'll send the papers through to the league office, nice to be doing business with you Mr Wallace." said Kiki Vandeweghe, finishing his call before placing another one.

"Hello? Mr Kauffman? how is it? Eric has been cleared by the medical staff, there is no risk, and we just want him as a guide for our younger guys. 1 year, 442k as a mentor, he can keep his job at NBA TV as well, what do you say?" asked Vandeweghe

"He's interested, but we'll have to get back to you" answered Kauffman before hanging up

Vandeweghe sighed and got his documents ready before going to the conference room to get his response from another free agent....

"Well? Mr Schwartz, Chris? What do you guys think of my offer? 1 year, 1 million with a team option on the second year" asked Vandeweghe

"3 Million over 2 years, with a player option on the end." replied Schwartz

Kiki laughed "Are you serious? you know that, with all due respect, Chris is not worth that much money."

"Then why do you want him?"

"Because we need someone to be the backup guy if we have an injury." replied Vandeweghe "Final offer, 1.4 million with a team option"

"Make it 1.43 Million with the option being 1.75 Mill" answered Schwartz "Nothing less"

"Deal"
Last edited by Valor on Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:24 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Consensus Mock Lottery

Postby Valor on Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:55 pm

Lamrock wrote:Hes gonna take Lai, have him come off the bench for like 2 games before moving Carter to the 3. Lai turns out to be a superstar and averages 30+ PPG and wins everything in his rookie year. They enter the playoffs as a 3 or 4 seed and then it gets corrupted when he gets to the second round.

Oh come on Lamrock, i don't want the file to be corrupted either for the Bulls dynasty, and the Wizards one....it was just crashing for no reason, should be fine now since i reinstalled the game and everything....and no Lai isn't going to be a superstar in his rookie year lol....just wait and see :wink: don't go cold on me yet man
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:15 pm

Image
2009 NBA Draft Board

Round 1
# | Team | Player | H | W | P | School
1. | Image | Hasheem Thabeet | 7-3 | 267 | C | UConn
2. | Image | Ricky Rubio | 6-5 | 190 | PG | Spain
3. | Image | Leo Lai | 6-6 | 180 | SG | Hong Kong, China
4. | Image | Brandon Jennings | 6-1 | 170 | PG | USA
5. | Image | Tyreke Evans | 6-5 | 221 | SG | Memphis
6. | Image | Blake Griffin | 6-10 | 248 | PF | Oklahoma
7. | Image | James Harden | 6-5 | 222 | SG | Arizona State
8. | Image | Ty Lawson | 6-0 | 197 | PG | North Carolina
9. | Image | Jordan Hill | 6-10| 232 | PF | Arizona
10. | Image| Donatas Motiejunas | 7-0 | 215 | C | Lithuania
11. | Image | Terrence Williams | 6-5 | 207 | SG | Louisville
12. | Image | Earl Clark | 6-10 | 226 | SF | Louisville
13. | Image | Gani Lawal | 6-9 | 229 | PF | Georgia Tech
14. | Image | Omri Casspi 6-8 | 220 | SF | Turkey
15. | Image |Sam Young | 6-6 | 223 | SF | Pittsburgh
16. | Image | Jonny Flynn | 6-0 | 172 | PG | Syracuse
17. | Image | DeJuan Blair | 6-7 | 265 | PF | Pittsburgh
18. | Image | Chase Budinger | 6-7 | 218 | SG | Arizona
19. | Image | B.J. Mullens | 7-0 | 260 | C | Ohio State
20. | Image | Michael Washington | 6-9 | 240 | PF | Arkansas
21. | Image | Tyler Hansbrough | 6-9 | 230 | PF | North Carolina
22. | Image | Jeff Pendergraph | 6-9 | 230 | PF | Arizona State
23. | Image | Demar DeRozan | 6-7 | 207 | SG | USC
24. | Image | Stephen Curry | 6-3 | 180 | PG | Davidson
25. | Image | Danny Green | 6-6 | 210 | SG | North Carolina
26. | Image | Gerald Henderson | 6-5 | 215 | SG | Duke
27. | Image | Darren Collison | 6-1 | 165 | PG | UCLA
28. | Image | Wayne Ellington | 6-5 | 195 | SG | North Carolina
29. | Image | James Johnson | 6-8 | 235 | SF | Wake Forest
30. | Image | Damien Bass | 6-10 | 266 | C | Texas Tech


Round 2
# | Team | Player | H | W | P | School
31. | Image | Rodrigue Beaubois | 6-2 | 182 | PG | France
32. | Image | DaJuan Summers | 6-8 | 241 | SF | Pittsburgh
33. | Image | Patrick Mills | 6-0 | 175 | PG | St Mary's
34. | Image | Jeff Teague | 6-2 | 180 | PG | Wake Forest
35. | Image | Al-Farouq Aminu | 6-8 | 210 | PF | Georgia Tech
36. | Image | Greivis Vasquez | 6-5 | 195 | PG | Maryland
37. | Image | Jrue Holiday | 6-4 | 200 | PG | UCLA
38. | Image | Jeff Adrien | 6-7 | 243 | PF | Connecticut
39. | Image | Nick Calathes | 6-5 | 185 | PG | Florida
40. | Image| Marcus Thornton | 6-4 | 197 | SG | LSU
41. | Image | Eric Maynor | 6-2 | 165 | PG | VCU
42. | Image | Milenko Tepic | 6-7 | 200 | SF | Switzerland
43. | Image | AJ Price | 6-2 | 190 | Connecticut
44. | Image | Victor Claver | 6-9 | 236 | SF | Spain
45. | Image | Toney Douglas | 6-1 | 196 | PG | Florida State
46. | Image | Josh Heytvelt | 6-11 | 217 | PF | Gonzaga
47. | Image | Austin Daye | 6-10 | 295 | SF | Gonzaga
48. | Image | Jermaine Taylor | 6-4 | 203 | SG | Central Florida
49. | Image | Dante Cunningham | 6-9 | 230 | PF | Villanova
50. | Image | Derrick Brown | 6-8 | 227 | PF | Xavier
51. | Image | Tyronn Tucker | 7-1 | 289 | C | Louisiana Tech
52. | Image | Jonas Jerebko | 6-10 | 210 | SF | Sweden
53. | Image | Damion James | 6-8 | 224 | PF | Texas
54. | Image | Taylor Griffin | 6-7 | 238 | SF | Oklahoma
55. | Image | Jerel McNeal | 6-3 | 230 | SG | Marquette
56. | Image | Jack McClinton | 6-1 | 185 | PG | Miami
57. | Image | Jodie Meeks | 6-4 | 204 | SG | Kentucky
58. | Image | Tyler Smith | 6-7 | 210 | SF | Tennessee
59. | Image | Bradford Blair | 6-1 | 191 | PG | TCU
60. | Image | Rick Mercer | 6-6 | 236 | SF | UTEP
Last edited by Valor on Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:19 am, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Chapter 1, Complete Draft Board

Postby Sit on Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:37 pm

You couldnt help but pick urself... but I love you drafting Mills!
User avatar
Sit
Fresh
 
Posts: 14850
Joined: Mon Nov 11, 2002 5:19 pm

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Chapter 1, Complete Draft Board

Postby Valor on Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:40 pm

Sit wrote:You couldnt help but pick urself... but I love you drafting Mills!

Hard for me to come up with things for the storyline if i was not on my controlled team :wink:
I was very, very lucky to be able to draft Mills....i don't know how but he fell to the second round :) lucky me huh? :P now i can have the same, or a faster tempo when Devin Harris needs a rest! :D
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Chapter 1, Complete Draft Board

Postby #thierry on Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:52 am

This was THE draft for Phoenix :P
Image
“The Takeover”, my weekly radioshow. Image
User avatar
#thierry
 
Posts: 11832
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:34 am
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Chapter 1, Complete Draft Board

Postby Valor on Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:52 am

thierryhenry50 wrote:This was THE draft for Phoenix :P

Couldn't put it better myself...they had the TWO biggest steals of the draft in Griffin at 6 and Jrue Holiday at 37...0.0
Steve Kerr is finally doing something right lol
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Chapter 1, Complete Draft Board

Postby Lamrock on Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:24 am

Griffin going #6, Holiday going #37 (he went third in mine!) and Curry sliding so far are weird, while Motiejunas is a 2010 prospect. However, its one of the most realistic drafts I've seen.

I would say New Jersey is probably the best dynasty team right now. I almost picked them myself.
Image
User avatar
Lamrock
I can change this now.
 
Posts: 9893
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:02 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Chapter 1, Complete Draft Board

Postby Martti. on Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:46 am

1. | Hasheem Thabeet | 7-2 | 267 | C | UConn


Thabeet is actually 7'3'. Just a small error you've got. But I'm pretty confident that one inch isn't gonna change anything :D

I think you should have picked Griffin. When I create myself next year in my dynasty, I wouldn't want me to be on my team.. :D

But yeah, I actually like these associations/dynasties where a player is created.

So, hope this lasts even longer then your Bulls.
Image
User avatar
Martti.
Hot Sauce
 
Posts: 7959
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:19 am

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Chapter 1, Complete Draft Board

Postby Valor on Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:26 am

Lamrock wrote:Griffin going #6, Holiday going #37 (he went third in mine!) and Curry sliding so far are weird, while Motiejunas is a 2010 prospect. However, its one of the most realistic drafts I've seen.

I would say New Jersey is probably the best dynasty team right now. I almost picked them myself.

agreed, the draft was quite good in terms of being realistic, with the exception of Griffin and Holiday....as for the Nets, they are a fun little team that you can rebuild with that is not in an outright disastrous situation :wink:

Martti. wrote:1. | Hasheem Thabeet | 7-2 | 267 | C | UConn


Thabeet is actually 7'3'. Just a small error you've got. But I'm pretty confident that one inch isn't gonna change anything :D

I think you should have picked Griffin. When I create myself next year in my dynasty, I wouldn't want me to be on my team.. :D

But yeah, I actually like these associations/dynasties where a player is created.

So, hope this lasts even longer then your Bulls.

Thanks for the heads up, will change immediately
meh, i don't like Griffin's play style of just attacking the rim and dunking on every possession...kinda like Amare and Lebron James...I prefer players that plays with skills (like Kobe!)
barring technical difficulties, this should go on for a long time :)
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Chapter 1, Complete Draft Board

Postby Lamrock on Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:08 pm

Yeah, because LeBron is totally lacking in the basketball skills department.
Image
User avatar
Lamrock
I can change this now.
 
Posts: 9893
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:02 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Chapter 1, Complete Draft Board

Postby Valor on Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:12 pm

Lamrock wrote:Yeah, because LeBron is totally lacking in the basketball skills department.

that's not what i meant, he's just less refined then players like Kobe thats all
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:20 pm

Image
New Jersey Acquires former 3rd overall selection Darius Miles
June 26th 2009

Image
The New Jersey Nets have acquired forward Darius Miles from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange
for forwards Eduardo Najera and Trenton Hassell, General Manager Kiki Vandeweghe announced today.

"Darius (Miles) has proven himself to be NBA ready again with his performances last year, and we think
he'll really be able to help our team move towards our ultimate goal of winning a championship" Vandeweghe said
"We really appreciate all the contributions to the team that Eduardo (Najera) and Trenton (Hassell) has made
during their time here in New Jersey, and we hope them success in their career"


Cuban, Mavs gets Shaq from the Suns
June 28th 2009

Image
The Dallas Mavericks have acquired hall of fame center Shaquille O'Neal from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for
Josh Howard, Erick Dampier, and their 2010 1st round draft pick, Team Owner Mark Cuban announced
earlier this evening.

“It is a really unique and rare opportunity to bring in a player of Shaq's caliber. We are excited to see how his
presence, experience and play positively impacts our team,” Cuban said "“Our goal remains the same – to win
a championship. Any time you can add a hall of famer and a 4 time champion to help you reach your goals, you just
can't say no to that."

O'Neal joins a Mavericks team that now consists of Jason Kidd, Dirk Nowiziki, and Jason Terry in his quest for his 5th ring

Defending Champs steal Jeff Green from Oklahoma City
June 28th 2009

Image
Mitch Kupchak seems to produce miracles through Michael Jordan.

Following his acquisition of All-Star Pau Gasol 2 seasons ago for draft bust Kwame Brown, a move that has ultimatly earned
the Lakers their 15th championship trophy, Kupchak has apparently done the impossible once again.

The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired last season's sixth man of the year, swingman Jeff Green from the Oklahoma City Thunder
in exchange for forward Adam Morrison and the Lakers' 2010 1st round pick, General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today.

Yes, Adam Morrison, the former 3rd overall pick by the Charlotte Bobcats that was considered another one of Michael Jordan's blunders
as a GM alongside his drafting of Kwame Brown, has given Mitch Kupchak and the Lakers a young and promising star Jeff Green in return.

"We are extremely glad that we are able to obtain a young and bright talent in Jeff (Green), we feel that he can help our team maintain our
high levels of play and play a role in defending our championship" Kupchak said "Adam has been a great teammate and a hardworker, we wish him
the best in his career."

First it was Pau Gasol for Kwame Brown, now it's Jeff Green for Adam Morrison...What would Kupchak produce next?

Last edited by Valor on Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:48 pm

Image
Nets sign Snow, Wilcox
August 3rd 2009

ImageImage
The New Jersey Nets have signed point guard Eric Snow and forward/center Chris Wilcox to their roster, General Manager
Kiki Vandeweghe announced today. Per Team Policy, terms of the deals were not released.

Snow, a 14 year veteran, had announced medical retirement last season after suffering from a tore cartilage in his knee
prior to the 2007-08 season. However, recent tests have shown that Snow has made a complete recovery and upon New Jersey's
offer, decided to lace up once again, even if it's only playing a mentor role for the next generation.

Wilcox, a 9 year veteran, was drafted 8th overall in 2002 by the LA Clippers, he has enjoyed few successes in his career,
mostly during his time with the Seattle Supersonics (now the Oklahoma City Thunder). In his 9 year career, Wilcox is averaging
9.3 points and 5.4 rebounds. While playing for the Sonics in 2005–2006, Wilcox averaged 14.1 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game.


Golden State Signs Shawn Marion
August 7th, 2009

Image
The Golden State Warriors have announced earlier today that they have successfully come to terms with forward Shawn Marion and inked him
to a multi-year deal

Marion have been traded from Phoenix to Miami, then from Miami to Toronto in the short span of 1 1/2 seasons. The 4 time all-star
would join a run-and-gun Don Nelson team that consists of Monta Ellis and Andris Biedrins, as well as 8th overall pick Ty Lawson.

"We are extremely happy to have successfully signed Shawn (Marion) to the roster" said General Manager Larry Riley "He is a terrific player
that fits well into Coach Nelson's system, we feel he is going to able to help lift the team to the next level"


Blazers signs AI to roster
August 10th, 2009

Image
The Portland Trailblazers have announced that they have signed the former league MVP Allen Iverson to a multiyear deal. Per team policy,
terms of the deal were not revealed.

Iverson was the 2001 MVP, where he carried his team to the NBA finals before losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in 5 games. A 10 time All-Star,
AI was the 1997 rookie of the year, 4x NBA scoring champion, and 3x NBA steals leader. Iverson has career averages of 27.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, and 2.2 spg.

"We are glad that we were able to add Allen (Iverson) to our young core" said Kevin Pritchard, GM of the Blazers "Allen (Iverson) has had tremendous success
in this league throughout his career, he is a future hall of famer, and we feel that he has what it takes to help our team towards our goal of winning a championship,
while passing on his legacy to the next generation."


Thunder signs Trevor Ariza
August 16th 2009

Image
The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced their signing of former Lakers swingman Trevor Ariza to a multiyear deal. Per team policy,
terms of the deal were not revealed.

"Well, everyone criticized us when we traded Jeff (Green) away, but all those people can shut their traps now, we just stole Trevor from LA"
General Manager Sam Presti said "Without Ariza, LA is not going to be able to defend their championship that easily"

The Defending Champions had resigned Lamar Odom to a muliyear deal but only offered Ariza a very small contract due to the hard cap,
and Ariza's agent refused it. Ariza was a key member of the Lakers' Championship run last season, shutting down opposing players with his terrific
defense and helping the team with his hustle and energy.

User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Offseason Deals, Major FA Signings

Postby hova- on Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:11 pm

Some nice signings. Lakers got Jeff Green, but they shouldve kept Ariza. Marion seems a nice fit. AI not really. Keep it up ;)
User avatar
hova-
Two time Hall Of Famer
 
Posts: 4940
Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:33 am
Location: Augsburg, Germany

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Offseason Deals, Major FA Signings

Postby Martti. on Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:28 am

I like that Shaq got traded here too :D Nice signings you made and Miles could be useful down the stretch.
Image
User avatar
Martti.
Hot Sauce
 
Posts: 7959
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:19 am

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Offseason Deals, Major FA Signings

Postby #thierry on Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:44 am

Shaquille in Dallas (Y)
Image
“The Takeover”, my weekly radioshow. Image
User avatar
#thierry
 
Posts: 11832
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:34 am
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Offseason Deals, Major FA Signings

Postby 33_ALLDAY_33 on Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:23 am

Marion in Golden State... If that were true in real life fans would be going nut's. Excellent fit for Marion style. And Shaq and Dirk in the front court is thug nasty! Lol
User avatar
33_ALLDAY_33
 
Posts: 155
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:23 am
Location: Oakland, California

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Offseason Deals, Major FA Signings

Postby Valor on Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:16 am

hova- wrote:Some nice signings. Lakers got Jeff Green, but they shouldve kept Ariza. Marion seems a nice fit. AI not really. Keep it up ;)

Yeah i reckon LA should have resigned Trevor...but Jeff Green is not bad either, he is much cheaper then Ariza also.
Portland now has a jam at the 2 spot with Roy, Iverson, and Fernandez, all 3 are starting caliber players.....i wonder how they plan to distribute the minutes around to keep everyone happy....

Martti. wrote:I like that Shaq got traded here too :D Nice signings you made and Miles could be useful down the stretch.

Yeah, kind of a surprise to me, and even more realistic since there were rumors a while back about Shaq wanting to go to Dallas (him and Cuban are friends)
I really think Miles can be a big contributor off the bench or even replace Simmons as the starting SF, he's got that kind of ability.

thierryhenry50 wrote:Shaquille in Dallas (Y)

Yup, Mavs now have two HOF/future HOF players in Shaq and Kidd now, and of course a former MVP in Dirk

33_ALLDAY_33 wrote:Marion in Golden State... If that were true in real life fans would be going nut's. Excellent fit for Marion style. And Shaq and Dirk in the front court is thug nasty! Lol

Indeed they will, Marion and Don Nelson are each other's perfect match :D
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:17 am

2009 Offseason Recap


Transactions

- 20/06/09
Jazz Head Coach Jerry Sloan Retires
Rockets Head Coach Rick Adelman Retires

- 22/06/09
Nuggets Fire Head Coach George Karl
Nuggets Hire Head Coach Lloyd Richardson
Pacers Fire Head Coach Jim O'Brien
Pacers Hire Head Coach Kelly Francis
Wizards Fire Head Coach Eddie Jordan
Wizards Hire Head Coach Jackson Farley

- 23/06/09
Bucks Fire Head Coach Scott Skiles
Bucks Hire Head Coach Eddie Jordan
Clippers Fire Head Coach Mike Dunleavy
Clippers Hire Head Coach Jim O'Brien
Jazz Hire Head Coach Dion Hickman
Rockets Hire Head Coach George Karl

- 25/06/09
2009 NBA Draft

- 26/06/09
Grizzlies Trade: Darius Miles
Nets Trade: Eduardo Najera, Trenton Hassell

- 28/06/09
Suns Trade: Shaquille O'Neal, Robin Lopez, Matt Barnes
Mavericks Trade: Josh Howard, Erick Dampier, '10 1st round pick Dallas

- 28/06/09
Thunder Trade: Jeff Green, D.J. White
Lakers Trade: Adam Morrison, '10 1st round pick LA Lakers

- 30/07/09
Raptors Sign Robert Swift to 4yr/$21.37M deal
76ers Sign Linas Kleiza to 4yr/$25.37N deal
Nets sign Eric Snow to 1yr/449k deal

- 31/07/09
Spurs sign Rasho Nesterovic to 2yr/$7.21M deal

- 01/08/09
Cavaliers Sign Marcin Gortat to 3yr/$15.42M deal
Thunder Sign Brian Skinner to 1yr/$$2.55M deal
Spurs Sign Zaza Pachulia to 4yr/$23.43M deal

- 03/08/09
Nets sign Chris Wilcox to 1yr/1.43M deal
Kings Sign Kwame Brown to 4yr/$19.33M deal
76ers sign Brandon Bass to 3yr/$16.93M deal

- 04/08/09
Hawks sign Travis Diener to 3yr/$14.62M deal
Hawks sign Mike Bibby to 4yr/$34.21M deal

- 05/08/09
Kings sign Brevin Knight to 3yr/$9.13M deal
Bucks sign Juan Dixon to 5yr/$28.55M deal
Hornets sign Jarrett Jack to 3yr/$14.09M deal

- 07/08/09
Pacers sign Jamaal Magloire to 2yr/$6.62M deal
T'Wolves sign Paul Millsap to 4yr/$45.91M deal
Warriors Sign Shawn Marion to 4yr/$32.44M deal

- 10/08/09
Blazers sign Allen Iverson to 3yr/$23.57M deal
Warriors sign CJ Watson to 5yr/$32.12M deal

- 13/08/09
Bobcats sign Michael Finley to 1yr/$2.24M deal

- 15/08/09
Kings sign Anderson Varejao to 4yr/$29.00M deal

- 16/08/09
Thunder Sign Trevor Ariza to 4yr/$28.99M deal
Nuggets sign Ramon Sessions to 5yr/$32.86M deal
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:22 am

Image
Nets acquires veteran point Bobby Jackson from Kings in three way deal
October 25th 2009

Image
The New Jersey Nets have acquired point guard Bobby Jackson from the Sacramento Kings in
a three-way deal that involved the Nets, the Kings, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Nets General
Manager Kiki Vandeweghe announced earlier today.

New Jersey sends forward Ryan Anderson to the Sacramento Kings, and also guard Keyon Dooling to
the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Jackson. Sacramento also gets guard Shaun Livingston from
the Thunder and sends forward Cedric Simmons packing to Oklahoma City.

A former Sixth Man award winner, Jackson had his best years in Sacramento where he played for the Kings
from 2000 to 2005 where he was known as "Action Jackson" and a crowd favorite. Jackson has career averages
of 9.7 ppg, 2.6 apg, and 3.1 rpg, as well as 0.9 spg in a total of 755 games played throughout his 12 years in the
league.

"We observed our team's play throughout the preseason games thus far (New Jersey has played 6 of their 7 games so
far, has a 2-4 record, and are currently on a 4 game losing steak), and we feel that Patrick (Mills) isn't ready to play major
backup minutes as a floor general just yet, he has potential, but still needs time to refine his game." Vandeweghe said "We
needed a reliable backup point to dictate the offense when Devin (Harris) rests, and we feel that Bobby (Jackson) is more then
capable of doing just that."

Vandeweghe did not say it, but this trade will also free up more cap space next season as they are now rid of Keyon Dooling's 2 year
contract. Jackson is on a 1 year contract, just like nearly all of the Nets' players; This move prepares the Nets for this year's upcoming
free agent class as they now will have approximately 32-33 million dollars in cap space to pursue players like Dwyane Wade and Lebron James.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Nets acquire Bobby Jackson

Postby Lamrock on Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:37 am

You should do the VC trade. Courtney Lee is a stud.
Image
User avatar
Lamrock
I can change this now.
 
Posts: 9893
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 4:02 pm
Location: Seattle

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Nets acquire Bobby Jackson

Postby Valor on Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:40 pm

Lamrock wrote:You should do the VC trade. Courtney Lee is a stud.

tempted, but my roster is full and i have no use for Rafer Alston and/or Tony Battie :wink:
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Nets acquire Bobby Jackson

Postby cavs4872 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:23 am

Why were so many coaches fired and hired? Denver firing George Karl surprised me.
cavs4872
 
Posts: 1383
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 7:30 am

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Nets acquire Bobby Jackson

Postby Valor on Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:42 am

XxCavaliers wrote:Why were so many coaches fired and hired? Denver firing George Karl surprised me.

not quite sure what the reason was myself....logically speaking, as the Nuggets made the playoffs George Karl should be safe...maybe the cpu determined that they had a sub-par season and just fired him...but in that case i have no idea why Bryon Scott still has a job..the Hornets failed to make the playoffs :shock:

meh, 2k9's CPU acts weird 99.9% of the time
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Valor on Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:11 am

Preseason Recap

Preseason Results - 3W 4L

October 13th vs Los Angeles Lakers
Win 107-106
Outstanding Players
LA Lakers: Kobe Bryant 32 pts 8 ast, Lamar Odom 17 pts 12 reb, Derek Fisher 12 pts 13 ast
New Jersey: Vince Carter 31 pts 6 reb, Devin Harris 19 pts 8 ast 3 stl, Leo Lai 13 pts 4 ast (off the bench), Patrick Mills 8 pts 2 ast (off the bench)

October 15th @ Indiana Pacers
Win 135-122
Outstanding Players
Indiana: Danny Granger 25 pts 6 reb, Troy Murphy 28 pts, Brandon Jennings 8 pts 9 ast (off the bench)
New Jersey: Devin Harris 22 pts 15 ast 3 stl, Yi Jianlian 25 pts 7 reb, Patrick Mills 8 pts 7 ast (off the bench), Leo Lai 17 pts (off the bench)

October 18th @ New York Knicks
Loss 112-120
Outstanding Players
New York: Chris Duhon 31 pts 11 ast, Eddie Curry 20 pts 10 reb, David Lee 8 pts 10 reb
New Jersey: Yi Jianlian 21 pts 11 reb (8-8 FG), Vince Carter 36 pts, Devin Harris 14 pts 9 ast

October 19th @ Phoenix Suns
Loss 116-123
Outstanding Players
Phoenix: Grant Hill 28 pts 6 reb (off the bench), Leandro Barbosa 20 pts 17 ast (off the bench), Blake Griffin 13 pts 6 reb
New Jersey: Leo Lai 25 pts 5 ast (off the bench), Vince Carter 24 pts, Devin Harris 16 pts 11 ast, Yi Jianlian 15 pts 10 reb 3 blk

October 21st vs Indiana Pacers
Loss 100-102
Outstanding Players
Indiana: TJ Ford 20 pts 7 ast, Troy Murphy 18 pts 12 reb, Danny Granger 17 pts
New Jersey: Devin Harris 17 pts 7 ast, Vince Carter 18 pts, Patrick Mills 9 pts (off the bench)

October 23rd @ Los Angeles Lakers
Loss 102-105
Outstanding Players
LA Lakers: Lamar Odom 20 pts 13 reb, Kobe Bryant 30 pts 6 ast 5 reb, Derek Fisher 8 pts 14 ast 6 reb, Jeff Green 18 pts, Pau Gasol 9 pts 10 reb
New Jersey: Vince Carter 29 pts, Yi Jianlian 11 pts 11 reb, Leo Lai 19 pts 7 reb 5 ast (off the bench), Sean Williams 2 pts 10 reb 3 blk (off the bench)

October 26 vs New Orleans Hornets
Win 109-102
Outstanding Players
New Orleans: Chris Paul 19 pts 16 ast, Morris Peterson 25 pts, David West 16 pts 6 reb, Tyson Chandler 4 pts 10 reb 3 blk
New Jersey: Vince Carter 28 pts, Leo Lai 20 pts 5 ast (off the bench, 10-10 FT), Yi Jianlian 18 pts 12 reb, Brook Lopez 13 pts 13 reb




Nets Top 3 Plays of the Month

Image
3. Devin Harris with the impressive throw-down on the Nets' fastbreak attempt in the Nets' 135-122 win in Indiana,
Harris finished with 22 points, 15 assists, and 3 steals

Image
2. Rookie Leo Lai posterizes Lakers' 7 foot center Andrew Bynum in the Staples Center, The Nets lost 102-105 but
Lai had an impressive performance off the bench with 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists

Image
1. Vince Carter's game winning 3 pointer from way downtown at the buzzer with back-to-back reigning MVP Kobe
Bryant guarding him. The Nets steal the preseason opener 107-106, Carter finished with 31 points and 6 rebounds



Note: sorry but no per game stats for each player because after the Hornets game, it moved on to the regular season screen and the preseason stats are then nowhere to be found...
Last edited by Valor on Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Preseason Recap

Postby #thierry on Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:25 am

Leo Lai played all the games from the bench, he was on fire (Y)
Image
“The Takeover”, my weekly radioshow. Image
User avatar
#thierry
 
Posts: 11832
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:34 am
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Preseason Recap

Postby Valor on Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:30 am

thierryhenry50 wrote:Leo Lai played all the games from the bench, he was on fire (Y)

most of the points were scored either from the free throw line or on fast breaks though, he isn't good enough to be put on the starting lineup yet, maybe in a season or two..his overall is just in the mid-high 70s right now...actually, in that draft, only Blake Griffin's overall was in the 80s, and it was in the mid 80s only. the rooks have a long way to go :wink:

stay tuned, the highlight plays of the month (which includes an impressive poster dunk on Bynum by Lai, and a buzzer beater 3 from Carter) will be uploaded shortly (unfortunately only pics...), and put on the recap :)
Last edited by Valor on Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:32 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Valor
MVP
 
Posts: 4435
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2006 2:23 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Preseason Recap

Postby chinoy316 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:31 am

Hey. Snow is retired.
Image
Kobe: Sorry Lebron, maybe next year?
chinoy316
 
Posts: 836
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: [NBA 2K9]Road to Glory - Preseason Recap

Postby Martti. on Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:32 am

Lai played great! Mills also had some nice games, great to see that.
Image
User avatar
Martti.
Hot Sauce
 
Posts: 7959
Joined: Mon Oct 09, 2006 5:19 am

Next

Return to Association & My Player Hall of Fame

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests