MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

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MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13) - 2014 Season

Postby Andrew on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:20 pm

No, I haven't forgotten or abandoned my NBA Live 06 Bulls Dynasty, which I will be picking up again...at some point. However, I thought I'd try something new and get a MyCAREER story started, since I'm a few games into one at the moment. Hope you guys enjoy it!

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Name: Andrew Begley
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D.O.B: October 16th, 1984
Drafted: Denver Nuggets, 1st Round, 20th Overall in 2012
Position: Shooting Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 192 lbs
From: Australia
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:21 pm

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Follow the life of an NBA rookie with our top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Aussie Andrew "A-Train" Begley!

November 11th, 2012

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Aussie vs Aussie: Begley meets Bogut

Hey everyone,

It's been a crazy few months to say the least. Some days it's hard to believe my wildest dream has come true but here I am, playing in the NBA. We're a few games into the season and while it's been a difficult adjustment at times, I'm loving every minute of it. The fans have been fantastic in welcoming me to the city and my teammates have been great too, just a fantastic bunch of guys on our roster. Coach Karl has been very supportive so far, giving me some great opportunities and helping me to make the transition to the big time.

We're off to a hot start, 6-1, and even though it's early I'm thinking we could have a great run this year. We made a big move when we brought in Iggy and he's been great for us. It's such a luxury to have a teammate like that; catch him in stride or toss it up near the hoop, you just know he's going to finish. Ty's been outstanding too, leading us in scoring so far this season. I've seen a fair bit of time alongside him in the backcourt and I feel we're really starting to gel.

I've had some people asking me what my favourite moment in the NBA is so far. Man, too hard to pick! Stepping onto an NBA court for the first time was such an amazing experience, I'll never forget my first game or my first basket. The other night when I knocked down those four threes against the Jazz? That felt pretty good! Meeting my fellow Aussie, Andrew Bogut, and scoring 15 points in our win over the Warriors? That was cool too. So far, everything has been a blast.

I can tell you what the most challenging moment was though, without a doubt: guarding LeBron James. Coach Karl put me out there at power forward against the Heat the other night to counter their small ball lineup and I found myself trying to guard the reigning MVP. Now, I played some power forward and centre growing up, and I loved it - that's why you'll see me getting in there sometimes, getting after those boards and posting up a bit - but that was a long time ago and I was giving up a fair bit of size to LeBron. Definitely the toughest cover of my career, at any level. I gave it my all but a player like that, he's going to get the best of everyone at some point.

Yes it's true, I've signed on with the Jordan Brand. You may have seen Darren Rovell's Tweet about it and he's right; I was a HUGE Michael Jordan fan growing up. If you grew up in Australia in the 90s, chances are you loved MJ and the Bulls. It's an honour to be a part of the Jordan family, I'm flattered that they brought me into the fold. What do you think of the Jordan XVs I've been wearing the past couple of games? I might change it up a little as the season goes along.

Tomorrow we're off to Phoenix to face the Suns, be sure to catch the game! Thanks everyone for all the Tweets, the signs at the games and all the support you've shown for me so far. I'm proud to be a Nugget and I'm looking forward to having a great first season here in Denver. Stay tuned!

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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Houndy on Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:47 am

Awesome start man, this looks really good
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Martti. on Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:32 am

Finally, Andrew with a 2K story, good luck!
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Lamrock on Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:27 am

Great start, dude. Wish my player's shooting stats were that efficient. :P
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby cavs4872 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:02 am

Nice. (Y) Wasn't expecting this from you. Are you 6'4" in real life?
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:26 am

Houndy wrote:Awesome start man, this looks really good


Cheers, thanks for checking in!

Martti. wrote:Finally, Andrew with a 2K story, good luck!


Thanks man. It was bound to happen sooner or later. ;)

Lamrock wrote:Great start, dude. Wish my player's shooting stats were that efficient. :P


Thanks! I was shooting over 60% from the field and three point range, though I went 5/14 against the Warriors which evened things out a bit. I was also playing five minute quarters for the first few games, which is why my minutes are a bit low. Since I went to 12 minute quarters, I'm getting over 25 mpg.

Cavs4872 wrote:Nice. (Y) Wasn't expecting this from you. Are you 6'4" in real life?


Thanks for checking it out! I'm actually 6'3.5" without shoes, so I thought I'd round up.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby kevin02 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:55 am

Wow, nice shooting percentage, what player type (3pt, all around, scoring, etc) did you choose?
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby cavs4872 on Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:24 pm

Andrew wrote:I'm actually 6'3.5" without shoes, so I thought I'd round up.

We've got some tall NLSCers here. I know Jao is tall, not exactly how tall though. I think Martti. said he's 6'4" or 6'6". Can someone confirm these heights? I think at my physical a few days ago I measured at 6'2", but my doctor said I'm probably not going to grow anymore. Doesn't bother me much. 6'2' is still taller than most other people. I'm also a twig at 150 lbs.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Martti. on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:16 pm

Well remembered, I'm indeed 6'6.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby rise on Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:53 am

LOL I'm a skinny 5'7. I did however make My Player 6'4 and 210. Looks good, I'll be following.

Looks like you've avoided my horrid shooting percentages (I started the first month shooting about 34% from the field and 20% from deep.)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:55 am

kevin02 wrote:Wow, nice shooting percentage, what player type (3pt, all around, scoring, etc) did you choose?


I went with all-around. I was thinking of trying something different this year but at the end of the day, I kind of like sacrificing being really good in a few areas for the overall balance, having a decent head start in a lot of areas for developing my ratings. Just need to start stringing together some big games off the bench to earn more SP. ;)

Cavs4872 wrote:We've got some tall NLSCers here. I know Jao is tall, not exactly how tall though. I think Martti. said he's 6'4" or 6'6". Can someone confirm these heights? I think at my physical a few days ago I measured at 6'2", but my doctor said I'm probably not going to grow anymore. Doesn't bother me much. 6'2' is still taller than most other people. I'm also a twig at 150 lbs.


Pretty sure Jon's around 6'7" or so. Same goes for Jae, if I recall correctly.

z02.0 wrote:Looks like you've avoided my horrid shooting percentages (I started the first month shooting about 34% from the field and 20% from deep.)


So far so good. I've gotten off to bad starts like that shooting the ball in NBA 2K11 and NBA 2K12, so we'll see how things progress. I'm liking the controls this year more than any other 2K game, so that probably helps some.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby The X on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:09 pm

Nice start. I'll keep an eye on this one.

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Cavs4872 wrote:Nice. (Y) Wasn't expecting this from you. Are you 6'4" in real life?


Thanks for checking it out! I'm actually 6'3.5" without shoes, so I thought I'd round up.

You're selling yourself short by an inch. Shoes add at least an inch, sometimes up to an inch & a half. Unlike Euro sizes, NBA measurements tend to be based on height with shoes on. Therefore, you're about an inch taller, so you should round up a half inch to 6'5" :P

I always put my player at 6'3", my height with shoes.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Kenny on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:29 pm

Great to see this turn into a thread; definitely a nice starter team ;)

I absolutely hated playing the Heat. My defensive assignments always changed, since my guy was a swingman. I managed to get LeBron on a poster a few times, but he generally dominated the matchup.

Cavs4872 wrote:We've got some tall NLSCers here. I know Jao is tall, not exactly how tall though. I think Martti. said he's 6'4" or 6'6". Can someone confirm these heights? I think at my physical a few days ago I measured at 6'2", but my doctor said I'm probably not going to grow anymore. Doesn't bother me much. 6'2' is still taller than most other people. I'm also a twig at 150 lbs.


Add me to that list; I'm 6'4 :)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:05 pm

Thanks for checking in guys. I'll definitely keep that approach in mind in the future X, being 6'5" might make things a little easier...except when I get thrown in there at power forward against LeBron. :lol:
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:14 pm

Played another game this evening, a decisive victory and my first career start, setting a new career high of 16 points but struggling from the field (6/17); for my money, I was screwed on some layup attempts but a few of my shots were perhaps ill-advised. I'll put up another journal entry after a few more games but for now, here's a new billboard celebrating my entry into the starting five.

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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby hova- on Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:23 pm

Wow, those billboards look great. Nice to see a 2k-Story from you, Andrew. (Y) Good job on cracking the starting five.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Kenny on Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:28 pm

You're taking Gallo's spot... that's rather controversial :lol:

It's probably warranted though. There was no way Iguodala was going to get demoted at this stage. Wouldn't be surprised if Gallo or Chandler call for a trade after this (if it's similar to previous 2k games).
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Valor on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:03 am

Martti. wrote:Well remembered, I'm indeed 6'6.

damn Martti, that's really good (Y) I'm only 6'1 myself, would love to get a couple more inches but I'm not complaining :wink:

Good stuff so far Andrew, looking forward to seeing how this goes (Y)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Lamrock on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:53 am

All this talk about heights makes me want to restart my career as a 5'11", 160 lbs dude and see how I do. I am finally at an NBA eligible age IRL.

Glad to see you've cracked the starting lineup. It's hard to resist shooting a lot in this mode. Out of curiosity, are you playing 12 minute quarters?
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:26 pm

badreligionau wrote:You're taking Gallo's spot... that's rather controversial :lol:

It's probably warranted though. There was no way Iguodala was going to get demoted at this stage. Wouldn't be surprised if Gallo or Chandler call for a trade after this (if it's similar to previous 2k games).


Actually, I'm taking Andre Miller's spot. The game had him starting alongside Lawson in the backcourt, Iggy up front at small forward alongside Faried and McGee at centre. Gallo's been coming off the bench all season.

Lamrock wrote:All this talk about heights makes me want to restart my career as a 5'11", 160 lbs dude and see how I do. I am finally at an NBA eligible age IRL.

Glad to see you've cracked the starting lineup. It's hard to resist shooting a lot in this mode. Out of curiosity, are you playing 12 minute quarters?


It definitely is hard to resist. I played five minute quarters for the first few games, which naturally resulted in very few minutes, then realised what setting I had it on and changed it to 12 minute quarters. Much better in terms of earning SP. :lol:
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Houndy on Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:17 pm

Like how you're takin' over the Nuggets Andrew :)
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Postby eddiesun on Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:32 pm

Bulls need Andrew...how about demand a trade?
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Postby Andrew on Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:55 pm

Not my style. ;) I'm going to see how things work out in Denver but perhaps see if I can find my way to Chicago at some point.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby #thierry on Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:50 am

Andrew, solid start! Will try to check more often. (Y)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:31 pm

Thanks. :) I'm still deciding whether I want all the updates to be in journal format or whether I'll do some out-of-character reports as well. I'm thinking I'll try to mix it up but I do like the idea of speaking as my MyPlayer, as it's a little different to what I've done in my previous story threads.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby The X on Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:16 pm

I'd like to hear about how your player goes in marquee match-ups. I know when my SG has to swing to PG & cover a Derrick Rose I get annihilated :lol:
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Postby Andrew on Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:38 pm

Cool, will keep that in mind. :)
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Postby Andrew on Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:44 am

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Follow the life of an NBA rookie with our top pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Aussie Andrew "A-Train" Begley!

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Begley scored 14 points on 7/11 shooting, adding six rebounds and eight assists in the Nuggets' 117-106 victory over the Timberwolves

Hey Nuggets fans! Now that we're back home from a three game road trip, I thought I'd check in with a new journal entry. I hope you're as stoked as we are about this nine game winning streak we're on. It's early days but it feels like big things are in our future, maybe sooner than any of us expected. We don't want to take our foot off the pedal just because we've gotten off to this hot start, but at the same time, we're enjoying the ride.

Last time I checked in, we were on our way to Phoenix. Against the Suns, Coach Karl surprised me by giving me my first career start and I've had the honour and privilege of starting alongside Ty in the backcourt ever since. I know there are some doubters out there and that's OK, I'm just going to keep giving it my all and doing what the team asks of me. You've probably seen the new billboard by now, with Iggy, Ty, JaVale, Kenneth (excuse me, THE MANIMAL!) and then myself, front and centre. Rest assured, the fellas have given me some good natured ribbing over that! Just the way it is when you're a rookie. ;)

The team has been very supportive of me as I've moved into this new role, which has helped take the pressure off, especially when I had a couple of rough nights shooting the ball. It's a daunting task to move into the starting five ahead of a player like Dre, a huge fan favourite here in Denver and a guy who's had a long and successful career in this league, but he's been a total pro about the whole thing and that's helped a lot too.

I feel I had the best game of my career in our last outing against the Timberwolves, where we wrapped up our ninth straight win. I've not been finishing around the rim as well as I'd like, as well as I know I'm capable of doing, so it was very satisfying to be more effective getting to the basket in that game. I managed to snare a few boards, which is always a great feeling because I played power forward and centre in the junior leagues growing up and prided myself on that. I thought we ran our offense really well and continued to build a rapport on the court. Yes, those eight assists set a new career high for me, but it's a lot easier when you have finishers like we do and an unselfish attitude from everyone on the roster. It's fun to be a part of and I'm glad to be contributing.

We got a big win over the defending champion Miami Heat the other night, pulling it out in the fourth quarter. I had the opportunity to help put the game out of reach in the final minute, when were in the bonus. I can easily say that's the most pressure I've ever felt playing basketball but at the same time, those are the moments you dream about, cliche as that sounds. It was a great feeling to knock down all four of those free throws!

The win in San Antonio was hard fought too, even though we won that one by 18. So many lead changes in that one, I think it's safe to say we all gave it everything we had. We just had it going on in the fourth when we scored 40 points to take control for good, though. Against such a tough team, that was a huge confidence boost. I also met up with another fellow Aussie in Patty Mills. I had to guard him on a couple of possessions and man, the guy's a blur.

Tomorrow we've got the Warriors at home, then the Nuggets on Sunday before we're off to Utah for our second meeting with the Jazz this season. We're not about to take anyone lightly, but of course we're confident that if we show up and play our game, we can make it ten in a row tomorrow. We're finishing up the month with another game against the Warriors on the road then we're facing the Lakers in Los Angeles, which will definitely be a test for us. We're not about to back down from the challenge, though!

Thanks again for all your Tweets, some of you are kind of crazy but in a really good way! Really appreciate the support and the way you've made me feel welcome. If you're coming to the game tomorrow night, be sure to make a lot of noise! If you can't make it to the arena, don't forget to catch us on TV! We've got a really good thing going here.

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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Sit on Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:12 am

1. Great job so far. Enjoyed the two journal articles. Will be interested to see how quickly you get through a season. :)

2. I got drafted by the Nuggets too and interesting to see what a difference 6'3" v 5'7" will do! I cannot make an impact with my virtual player while you are shooting the lights out from three point range. You are doing better than Gaze and Heal - keep it up.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:34 am

Thanks man. :) I feel I can get through it fairly quickly as I am enjoying myself and I usually set aside some time to play two or three games at once. It helps that I'm not doing recaps for each and every game and moving forward in my NBA Live 06 Dynasty I'll probably do the same thing, just having a featured game similar to what badreligionau does with TNL along with recent scores and news.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Stress Fracture on Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:13 pm

Hey, you're consistently putting up higher numbers each game. That's a good start. (Y)

You guys are tall. I'm barely 5'5". :|
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:50 am

In basketball terms though, I'm still on the shorter side. Probably should've made myself 6'7", but still having fun as-is. :)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:52 pm

Back into it. :)

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December 1st, 2012

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Kobe torched the Nuggets for 49 points, but A-Train had a solid outing with 6 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists

How's it going, Nuggets fans?

As you know, we managed to extend our winning streak to ten before our run finally came to an end. We've had a couple of tough losses in the last few games but we're not going to let ourselves get rattled. We've still got the best record in the league and you can bet that we'll be giving it our all as we try to stay on top. We're not taking our hot start for granted but we know we're legit and even though it's early, we're looking to make a serious run at winning it all. After all, if that isn't your goal, you shouldn't be in this league.

Yes, I've been reading your Tweets and yes, I haven't been doing so well scoring the ball lately. Believe me, I'm spending a lot of time between games trying to work out the kinks in my jumper, but fortunately we've got some really talented scorers on this team. My job is to do what's needed of me and some nights I'm called upon to be more of a facilitator, which is actually pretty fun when you've got guys like Iggy or JaVale to pass to! I appreciate all the support though, all the enthusiasm you guys have for me to succeed and put up big numbers. It's all about opportunity and right now, we're all just trying to do what we can to keep winning games.

Previously, I said my toughest assignment so far was a short stint guarding LeBron. Having had to guard Kobe for a whole game, I can easily say that was my toughest night in the NBA! I grew up a huge Michael Jordan fan as you know and to me MJ remains the greatest of all-time, but Kobe's still an all-time great and a special player. Supposedly he's getting towards the end of his career but he made those 49 points that he scored against us look very easy. I was able to bother him on a few attempts but he just torched us. We owe him and the Lakers one, next time we meet.

I'm going to have to cut this entry short but I'll be posting some more blogs in the near future. In the meantime, check out the latest issue of 2K Sports Magazine, featuring yours truly on the cover! Definitely a very cool opportunity, hopefully I can live up to the hype. ;)

- A-Train

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1226.69.63.94.20.80.10.4110.4080.6882.21.3


Current Record: 14-3

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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:21 pm

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The Nuggets' promising rookie has been eagerly dishing out the assists

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Nuggets fans had good reason to worry when it was announced that leading scorer and starting point guard Ty Lawson would be forced to miss time due to an injury, but as it turns out the team from the Mile High City has kept up their winning ways. Not only are the Nuggets on an eight game winning streak to maintain the league's best record at 22-3, they've found a more than capable replacement to run the club in Lawson's absence: Australian rookie Andrew Begley.

The first year player, taken 20th overall in the 2012 Draft, has been making an impact in Denver this season while contributing in several areas, but has recently caught everyone's attention by posting some big assist numbers. Against the Atlanta Hawks, Begley surprised everyone by recording 23 assists, tying the club record set by Lafayette "Fat" Lever on April 21st, 1989. He followed up the historic performance with 18 assists against the Indiana Pacers and last night recorded his second 20+ assist game of his young career, tallying 21 dimes in the Nuggets' win over the Sacramento Kings.

Begley has certainly surprised his teammates with his passing prowess. Veteran Andre Miller, no stranger to dishing out assists, shook his head when asked if anyone on the team saw it coming. "Nah, not at all," he continued. "We know he's unselfish and he's had some good games passing the ball, but those are special numbers when all-time greats post them, never mind a rookie. He impressed all of us, that was something special."

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Begley's 23 assists against the Atlanta Hawks is the league high so far this season

For his part, the man fans have come to know as A-Train has humbly downplayed the accomplishment, giving credit to his teammates. "They're the ones getting into position to score, finishing the plays. It's a lot of fun playing with these guys," he told reporters after another strong outing. "It makes the game real easy."

Lawson is expected to reclaim the starting point guard job upon his return, which will move Begley back to the shooting guard spot, where he has started 18 of the Nuggets 25 games this season. Still, for now it seems as though the team is in good hands as they approach another ten game winning streak.

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December 17th, 2012

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Begley had a career game with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 21 assists and 3 blocks against the Kings

We're on the way back to Denver to face the San Antonio Spurs tomorrow night, so I thought I'd check in with another blog entry.

What can I say? It's been an exciting couple of weeks. It's not every day you get to put your name in the record book, tying an NBA team record for assists in a single game. As proud as I am of the accomplishment though, once again I've gotta give credit to the rest of the guys on the team. It's pretty easy to get those assists when everyone is running the floor, getting to their spots and finishing as well as they do. It was very humbling to get a Tweet from the great Magic Johnson after that game. He's obviously a man who knows a thing or two about dishing out dimes, though I can only wish I could do it the way he used to. In any event, I'm glad to be able to contribute in any way I can for the team.

We're on another big run right now and we don't want to take our foot off the accelerator. No one thought we'd be sitting atop the league with the record we have, but here we are. Spirits are high, though we've got a big test coming up tomorrow when we play the Spurs. It's like everyone says, they're older but they seem to be getting better with age, you just can't count them out. We're not going to take them lightly and we're going to give it our all as we defend our home court, where we're unbeaten so far this year. We want to keep it that way.

Hopefully we can get Ty back soon. As much fun as I'm having filling for him, we need to be at full strength to go as far as we can and right now, it feels like we're capable of going a long way. Coach Karl is the first one to tell us not to get ahead of ourselves, but the way things are going, we're confident that we can hang with anybody and make a really strong run when the postseason rolls around in a few months time. Keep watching Nuggets fans, we plan on keeping this run going as long as we can and putting on a show for you along the way!

- A-Train

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GGSMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TPGFPG
251830.19.54.46.81.10.30.4380.3960.7603.21.4


Current Record: 22-3
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby mrmoves20 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:05 am

I'm surprised you only average 6.8 assists with those two 20-assist game. XD
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:56 pm

Those are only two out of 25 games, the majority of which I've spent at shooting guard getting around 4-5 assists on average. That said, it has raised my average significantly within the space of just a few games.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:45 pm

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Begley named Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Denver Nuggets guard Andrew Begley was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for December. The first year player from Australia averaged 8.1 ppg, 5 rpg, 12.1 apg and 1.6 spg while playing a large part in the Nuggets staying atop the league with a perfect 15-0 record this past month. He has been starting at point guard for most of December in place of the injured Tyson Lawson, who is currently expected to miss the rest of the season.

Begley, who has gained popularity with Nuggets fans and affectionately been dubbed "A-Train", also tied a franchise record for assists in a single game with 23, in a win over the Atlanta Hawks on December 5th. He followed that performance with 18 assists against the Indiana Pacers on December 7th, tallied 21 assists against the Sacramento Kings on December 16th and had double digit assists in nine consecutive games beginning on December 14th.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters took home Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month honours for December. Last month, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Damian Lillard were named East and West Rookies of the Month respectively.

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January 10th, 2012

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A-Train had 13 points, 3 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals, 5 blocks and a couple of crowd-pleasing dunks against the Bobcats last month

A belated Happy New Year, everyone!

It's been quite a ride the past month or so. We've just won our 20th game in a row...can you believe it? Needless to say we're all having a lot of fun right now and while we still don't want to get too ahead of ourselves, we're feeling very, very confident. We were all devastated to hear that Ty is going to be out for the season though, so we're all going to have to do our best to step up in his absence.

I've been doing what I can while filling in at point guard and yes, I have to admit I am a little proud of some of my assist numbers. I love moving the ball around, finding my teammates in the spots where they want the ball and seeing them finish. We've been playing some great team basketball so far this season and that's absolutely a big reason why we're in the position we are right now. Everyone is getting along and eagerly doing their job. What can I say, we're really rolling!

A lot of you pointed out that I was just one assist shy of a triple double against the Jazz. Yes, I would've loved to have reached that milestone as it's definitely the sign you've had a pretty special night out there on the court, but the most important thing is we got the win.

Some of you have asked how I've felt about coming off the bench for a couple of games after being in the starting lineup for most of the season. I'll admit I was surprised as I felt I'd been handling the job well and we've obviously been winning, but you've got to check your ego at the door when it comes to things like that. It's about going out there and doing the things the team needs you to do to win games, no matter whether or not you're starting. Coach has been trying a few different lineups lately to keep the momentum going and as you know, he had me start alongside Dre against the Magic. Whatever role I find myself in, I'm going to go out there and give it my all, you can be sure of that.

Finally, I've been getting a lot of comments about my dunks recently. My knees are feeling pretty good these days and I've had some open looks at the rim, so I've been eager to take it up strong for a few slams. It's a tremendous feeling and it just fires everyone up when one of us can break loose for a dunk...I love the old train whistle sound that they've started to play after I've thrown one down!

We've got a few more home games coming up, so I'm hoping to see you all come out and cheer us on at the Pepsi Center. We're looking to do something special here, so come be a part of it!

- A-Train

Andrew's Stats (through January 9th)

GGSMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TPGFPG
372831.49.24.67.81.20.50.4180.3390.7563.41.8


Current Record: 34-3

Recent Games of Note

Some noteworthy performances over the past month.

January 9th, 2013: 31 minutes, 17 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 8/10 FG, 1/1 3PT (122-108 win over the Orlando Magic; 20th consecutive victory)
January 5th, 2013: 29 minutes (off the bench), 10 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal, 1 block (119-79 win over the Utah Jazz)
January 3rd, 2013: 34 minutes, 15 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocks (111-88 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves)
December 25th, 2012: 37 minutes, 14 points, 4 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals (118-106 win over the Los Angeles Clippers)
December 22nd, 2012: 32 minutes, 13 points, 3 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 steals, 5 blocks (115-88 win over the Charlotte Bobcats)
December 18th, 2012: 38 minutes, 10 points, 2 rebounds, 12 assists (120-101 win over the San Antonio Spurs)
December 16th, 2012: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 21 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks (132-110 win over the Sacramento Kings)

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A-Train strips future Hall of Famer Steve Nash, then dunks over him to finish the fast break
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Kenny on Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:38 am

Getting some impressive numbers out there. I love dunking in My Player. I remember my defense was awful because as soon as someone threw up a shot, I'd be sprinting down the other end, so I could get the open court. But that's just me and my bad habits I guess :P

Your teammates must be pretty good to keep up those assist numbers. If you throw any lobs to McGee or Iguodala, you should upload them :)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:23 am

Definitely will. (Y) McGee and Iguodala are both shooting over 60% from the field, so getting the ball to them in a good spot is pretty much a guaranteed assist, so long as they score quickly enough after receiving the pass.

Yeah, I'll cherry pick from time to time too. I'm also one for sprinting in and snatching defensive rebounds. ;)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby hotguy2426 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:46 am

wow anndrew i hope you win the mvp award and nba title your career stats looks pretty good for a rookie year and what difficulty are you playing in
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:09 am

Whatever the default is, if I recall correctly.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Axel. on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:12 am

Following this one. (Y) You guys are just bulldozing every team that comes your way. Sure must feel awesome to put up those astronomical assist numbers.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:23 am

Yeah, it's fun. :) I'll have another update soon but unfortunately the winning streak came to an end as we dropped a couple in a row, however we've managed to string together a few wins since.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Woogie98 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:40 am

Geez your just blowing through this season! Nice efficient basketball my friend :mrgreen:
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Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:07 am

It certainly speaks to how much I'm enjoying NBA 2K13, no question.
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:24 pm

I realised I hadn't been giving any info on the rest of the league so far this season, so I've rectified that beginning with this update.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder halted the Denver Nuggets' winning streak at 23 games with a 104-96 victory in Oklahoma City on January 16th. They would also hand the Nuggets their first home loss of the season four days later, 111-101. Denver lost to the Rockets 111-102 in Houston before embarking on another five game winning streak, which included revenge over the Rockets by way of a 102-86 victory in Denver.

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A-Train dishes out one of his 10 assists against the Milwaukee Bucks

How's it going, Nuggets fans?

What's that old saying about all good things coming to an end? To be honest, it wasn't a great deal of comfort after the Thunder broke our 23 game winning streak and then handed us our first home loss of the season just a few days later. We're not going to let it get us down though and we're rolling again after winning our last five. The Thunder are right behind us in the standings though and chances are we're going to meet up with them in the Playoffs if we make a deep enough run, so we're determined to figure them out so we can deliver a little payback when the time hopefully comes.

From a personal standpoint, turnovers, shooting the ball and aggressiveness have been a bit of a problem for me lately, but you can be sure I've been working hard on improving my play in all those areas. Coach Karl has me starting at point guard once again and I obviously have a huge responsibility in trying to fill Ty's shoes, so I definitely want to carry my share of the load. It's a job that's certainly been made easier by the way we're shooting the ball. Can you believe we have three of the top five field goal percentage leaders in the league? I'm quite happy to keep serving it up for them, like I've said before those big assist numbers I've posted come pretty easy when the rest of the guys are finishing so well.

Last night's win over the Milwaukee Bucks felt like one of our best games of the season and one that I think can get me back on track with my play at both ends of the floor. We want that form to continue through to the All-Star break and beyond, against anyone and everyone. As much as we don't want to get ahead of ourselves, it's hard not to be excited by the fact that we're creeping up on 50 wins and still sitting atop the league standings this far into the season. No guarantees of course, except that we're going to continue to give it our all.

'Til next time...

- A-Train

Andrew's Season Stats (through February 5th)

GGSMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGFG%3P%FT%TPGFPG
493431.48.94.57.71.30.40.4330.3270.7713.31.9


Current Record: 43-6

Recent Games of Note

Some noteworthy performances over the past month.

February 5th, 2013: 38 minutes, 13 points (6/11 FG, 1/2 3PT), 4 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals, 1 block (122-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks)
January 28th, 2013: 32 minutes, 12 points, 2 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 steals (124-101 win over the Indiana Pacers)
January 26th, 2013: 30 minutes, 10 points, 5 rebounds, 12 assists, 2 steals (132-89 win over the Sacramento Kings)
January 11th, 2013: 34 minutes, 10 points, 1 rebound, 11 assists, 1 block (102-93 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers)

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A-Train finds JaVale McGee with the lob

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Standings through February 5th, 2013

EAST

1. Miami Heat (30-15)
2. Chicago Bulls (31-17)
3. Washington Wizards (30-17)
4. Brooklyn Nets (30-18)
5. Indiana Pacers (27-22)
6. Philadelphia 76ers (25-22)
7. Boston Celtics (25-22)
8. Detroit Pistons (24-25)
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9. Milwaukee Bucks (23-24)
10. Toronto Raptors (22-26)
11. Atlanta Hawks (20-27)
12. Cleveland Cavaliers (18-30)
13. New York Knicks (16-30)
14. Orlando Magic (15-33)
15. Charlotte Bobcats (10-37)

WEST

1. Denver Nuggets (43-6)
2. Oklahoma City Thunder (34-14)
3. San Antonio Spurs (29-20)
4. Los Angeles Lakers (29-20)
5. Golden State Warriors (28-20)
6. Los Angeles Clippers (28-22)
7. Phoenix Suns (27-22)
8. Minnesota Timberwolves (24-21)
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9. Utah Jazz (23-26)
10. Dallas Mavericks (22-26)
11. Houston Rockets (22-28)
12. Memphis Grizzlies (19-28)
13. Sacramento Kings (18-32)
14. New Orleans Hornets (14-34)
15. Portland Trailblazers (13-35)

Leaders through February 5th, 2013

POINTS

1. Russell Westbrook, OKC (27.4 ppg)
2. Dwight Howard, LAL (27.0 ppg)
3. LeBron James, MIA (26.9 ppg)
4. Kevin Durant, OKC (26.7 ppg)
5. Kevin Love, MIN (26.4 ppg)

REBOUNDS

1. Dwight Howard, LAL (13.7 rpg)
2. Blake Griffin, LAC (11.5 rpg)
3. Kevin Love, MIN (11.2 rpg)
4. Kenneth Faried, DEN (10.5 rpg)
5. Joakim Noah, CHI (10.5 rpg)

ASSISTS

1. Goran Dragic, PHO (11.2 apg)
2. Rajon Rondo, BOS (10.0 apg)
3. Brandon Jennings, MIL (9.6 apg)
4. Jrue Holiday, PHI (9.2 apg)
5. Kyle Lowry, TOR (9.1 apg)

STEALS

1. Stephen Curry, GSW (2.4 spg)
2. Chris Paul, LAC (2.2 spg)
3. Rajon Rondo, BOS (2.1 spg)
4. Goran Dragic, PHO (2.0 spg)
5. Tony Allen, MEM (1.8 spg)

BLOCKS

1. Dwight Howard, LAL (2.4 bpg)
2. Brook Lopez, BKN (2.4 bpg)
3. Serge Ibaka, OKC (2.3 bpg)
4. DeAndre Jordan, LAC (2.0 bpg)
5. Samuel Dalembert, MIL (1.8 bpg)

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

1. JaVale McGee, DEN (0.657)
2. Andre Igoudala, DEN (0.651)
3. Kenneth Faried, DEN (0.645)
4. Dwight Howard, LAL (0.622)
5. Danilo Gallinari, DEN (0.590)

THREE POINT PERCENTAGE

1. Andre Iguodala, DEN (0.616)
2. Danilo Gallinari, DEN (0.590)
3. Terrence Ross, TOR (0.488)
4. Kyrie Irving, CLE (0.487)
5. Steve Novak, NYK (0.483)

FREE THROW PERCENTAGE

1. Chauncey Billups, LAC (0.943)
2. Jason Terry, BOS (0.935)
3. Luke Ridnour, MIN (0.932)
4. Jamal Crawford, LAC (0.929)
5. Mo Williams, UTA (0.927)

Noteworthy Injuries

Jeff Taylor, CHA (Torn MCL, Out for Season)
Luc Mbah-a-Moute, MIL (Torn MCL, 6-8 Months)
Derrick Rose, CHI (Strained Achilles, 4-6 Weeks)
Chauncey Billups, LAC (Broken Back, 2-4 Weeks)
Ray Allen, MIA (Torn MCL, Out for Season)
Aaron Brooks, SAC (Broken Toe, 1-2 Weeks)
Jodie Meeks, LAL (Broken Arm, 6-8 Weeks)
Jerry Stackhouse, BKN (Strained Abdomen, 1-2 Weeks)
Ty Lawson, DEN (Sore Knee, 8-10 months)
Jeff Green, TOR (Broken Foot, 1-2 Weeks)
Terrence Ross, TOR (Separated Shoulder, 1-2 Weeks)
LaMarcus Aldridge, POR (Torn MCL, 8-10 Months)
Wesley Matthews, POR (Torn Hand Ligament, 2-4 Weeks)
Emeka Okafor, WAS (Strained Achilles, Out for Season)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:06 pm

Man Dwight must be the leading MVP candidate in your Story? Those are prime Shaq-like numbers!

Nice to see you have yourself a decent role on the team right now (Y)
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Andrew on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:30 pm

Actually, I think Iguodala is, due to our record. For some reason I'm on that list too along with at least one other Nugget, so it would seem the game is just a tad biased towards the user-controlled team. :lol:
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Re: MyCAREER: The A-Train Story (NBA 2K13)

Postby Mark. on Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:43 pm

Andrew, That or biased towards the team that is eating the rest of the league for breakfast? :lol: But yeah still you wouldn't expect 3 players. What are Iggy's numbers? Shooting nice %s by the looks of it.
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