Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 2018 NBA Champions! + Retirees + Draft Lottery)

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 26-9 + I Hate Andrew Wiggins)

Postby Lamrock on Mon May 15, 2017 8:22 am

Tough break losing that game like that. Still on fire nonetheless
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 26-9 + I Hate Andrew Wiggins)

Postby Valor on Mon May 15, 2017 3:59 pm

What a shot from Wiggins, tough way to lose but hey, you gotta lose one at some point right?
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 26-9 + I Hate Andrew Wiggins)

Postby Kenny on Sun May 21, 2017 11:10 pm

Andrew wrote:Still going pretty strong. It doesn't seem like you're missing Afflalo too much.


Afflalo is a little more consistent than Waiters, but at this point, it is looking like he is rather expendable.

Lamrock wrote:Tough break losing that game like that. Still on fire nonetheless


I think I was just amazed by how tough the shot was. It was certainly a cool thing to witness... even if I was on the wrong end of it.

Valor wrote:What a shot from Wiggins, tough way to lose but hey, you gotta lose one at some point right?


Pretty much. It was one of the better game winners I've seen in 2K, so I wasn't too disappointed.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 26-9 + I Hate Andrew Wiggins)

Postby Kenny on Sun May 21, 2017 11:11 pm

Porter Leads Sonics Past Clippers

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Otto Porter scorched the Clippers, scoring 37 points in the Sonics’ 112-107 win.

Andrew Nicholson was strong as well, with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Dion Waiters scored 14 points. This game also marked the return of Boban Marjanovic from injury, who ended up with 14 points on his first game back. However, the return of Marjanovic was balanced out with an injury to Jarnell Stokes. Stokes went down after receiving contact to his ribs on a Brice Johnson layup. He will likely miss 2-4 weeks.

For the Clippers, Chris Paul and Brice Johnson both scored 27 points each, while J.J. Redick and Wesley Johnson scored 16 and 12 respectively.


Porter and Waiters Serve Spurs Defeat

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Otto Porter continued his fine form in the Sonics’ 112-105 win over the Spurs. Porter scored 29 points on the night. This time around, he had great help from Dion Waiters, who was on fire himself with 26 points and 6 assists. Andrew Nicholson (13 points) was solid in his supporting role, while Patty Mills (12 points, 6 assists) and Boban Marjanovic (10 points, 6 rebounds) also played significant roles in the victory.

For the Spurs, Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 22 and 21 respectively. Pau Gasol was strong in the paint, with 19 points and 13 rebounds, while Tony Parker had 13 points and 9 assists.


Sonics Pick Up Win in Boston

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The Sonics kept their run going with a 95-84 win against the Celtics.

Dion Waiters capitalised on momentum from his previous outing, leading the Sonics’ scoring with 24 points. It was a slightly off night for Otto Porter, but he still managed 18 points and 6 rebounds, while the Sonics also received good production from Andrew Nicholson (13 points, 9 rebounds) and Tony Snell (11 points).

For the Celtics, Al Horford (16 points, 12 rebounds) and Isaiah Thomas (13 points, 13 assists) both registered double-doubles, but I.T. had major struggles from the field. The Celtics star point guard shot a woeful 5-19. Terry Rozier (13 points), Rudy Gay (12 points) and Markelle Fultz (12 points) did their best to pick up the slack, but ultimately couldn’t prevent the home loss.


Sonics Outlast Spurs, Extend Winning Run to 5

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The Sonics closed out the Spurs in the final quarter, leading them to a 96-86 win. With just a 1-point lead heading into the 4th, the Sonics outscored the Spurs 31-22, thanks to a well-rounded team performance.

Otto Porter led a field of 5 double-digit scorers for the Sonics, with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Wilson Chandler also proved that he can still contribute on the offensive end, with 17 off the bench, while Patty Mills chimed in with 15 points and 9 assists. Tony Snell and Andrew Nicholson had 13 and 12 respectively.

The Spurs got efficient production from their top scorers, but turnovers killed their momentum, with Tony Parker being the main culprit (6). Pau Gasol had 15 points and 12 rebounds, while LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard scored 13 points each. Tony Allen tallied 10 points and 4 assists.


Porter Goes Ottomatic in Denver, Extends Sonics Streak to 6

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Otto Porter went to another level once again in the Sonics’ 113-100 win against the Nuggets in Denver. Porter scored a career high 46 points off 17-26 from the field. But before Otto kicked into gear, Wilson Chandler provided a major spark for the Sonics off the bench, scoring 25 points on the night. Dion Waiters (12 points, 6 assists) and Andrew Nicholson (10 points, 11 rebounds, 6 steals) were also solid contributors to the win.

For the Nuggets, Danilo Gallinari led the way with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Emmanuel Mudiay (16 points, 9 assists) was influential on offence for the Nuggets as well, while Juan Hernangomez (8 rebounds) and Jamal Murray scored 12 points each. Will Barton and Nikola Jokic also hit double-digit points with 11 and 10 respectively.


Jazz Crash Otto’s Party, End Sonics Win Streak

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Despite Otto Porter eclipsing the career high he registered the previous game, the Jazz managed to pick up a 98-91 win in Seattle.

Otto Porter had a career-high 50 points, as well as 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. But the Sonics offence didn’t have a great deal of success elsewhere, with Dion Waiters (15 points, 6 assists) the only other Sonics player in double figures.

Unlike the Sonics, the Jazz had plenty of options, with 5 double-digit scorers. Derrick Favors (25 points) and Alec Burks (18 points) led the way, while Dante Exum had a career high 14 assists, to go with his 12 points. Bojan Bogdanovic and Jeff Green scored 10 points each.


Last 6 Games

@LAC: 112-107 W
SAN: 112-105 W
@BOS: 95-84 W
@SAN: 96-76 W
@DEN: 113-100 W
UTA: 98-91 L

Overall: 31-10


Injury List

Arron Afflalo – Sore Right Knee – Day-to-day (Recovering)
Jarnell Stokes – Broken Ribs – 1-2 Weeks (Out)
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 26-9 + I Hate Andrew Wiggins)

Postby Kenny on Sun May 21, 2017 11:11 pm

Halfway There!


With 41 games played in the season, here’s a glimpse into each award race.


Most Valuable Player
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Since Russell Westbrook, the reigning MVP, is out of the season (dislocated right patella), it shouldn’t be a surprise to see former winners Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and LeBron James high up on the rankings.


Rookie
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Jayson Tatum is the clear standout of this rookie class, and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. While Dennis Smith and Harry Giles are also starters, Tatum is in the best situation to succeed since he is given more responsibility on offence. It will be interesting to see whether he can become the Heat’s first or second option by the time the regular season has concluded.


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Brandon Knight has a good chance of repeating, but Cameron Payne has emerged as a bolter in the rankings. However, with Westbrook out for the season, Payne’s chances of lifting the trophy are likely to diminish.


Defensive Player
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DeAndre Jordan finds himself at the top, because he’s just so damn good at rebounding and blocking shots. But don’t sleep on Seattle’s Andrew Bogut. His role as the defensive anchor has helped the Sonics reach 2nd place in the Western Conference standings.


Most Improved Player
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This may be a little biased, but this really is a one-man race. No one else in the league has shot to prominence like Otto Porter. He has risen from the shadows of John Wall and Bradley Beal and has turned into one of the league’s most promising young players. And to think, some people were calling him a bust…
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 31-10 + Mid-season awards race)

Postby Andrew on Mon May 22, 2017 12:23 am

Porter's definitely continuing to look like a free agent steal.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 31-10 + Mid-season awards race)

Postby Kenny on Mon May 22, 2017 2:52 pm

Andrew wrote:Porter's definitely continuing to look like a free agent steal.


Absolutely. I think the Wizards would be getting off lightly if that's the offer they'd have to match in real life.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 31-10 + Mid-season awards race)

Postby Kenny on Mon May 22, 2017 2:52 pm

Snell Leads Sonics Past Heat

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Tony Snell had a career night in the Sonics’ 107-93 win over the Heat. Snell led all scorers with a career high 26 points off the bench. It was complemented well by great performances from Otto Porter (23 points, 8 rebounds) and Andrew Nicholson (18 points, 9 rebounds), while Patty Mills and Dion Waiters managed to add 11 points each.

The Heat had two standout performance in the paint by Chris Bosh (21 points, 11 rebounds) and Hassan Whiteside (18 points, 12 rebounds). But they were unable to find a consistent 3rd contributor, with Tyler Johnson (11), Jayson Tatum (10), and Thomas Robinson (10) all providing minor contributions on the offensive end.


Afflalo Amazes in Return Against Kings

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Arron Afflalo enjoyed an emphatic return from injury in the Sonics’ 88-78 win against the Kings. AAA poured in a season high 27 points in his first game back. Afflalo just managed to outscore Otto Porter, who ended up with 26 points and 7 rebounds on the night. But aside from Afflalo and Porter, the Sonics’ offence struggled, as Tony Snell (12) was the only other double-digit scorer.

However, offence proved to be an even bigger struggle for the Kings. DeMarcus Cousins was the only consistent performer on the night, with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Jodie Meeks (12) and Darren Collison (10 points, 8 assists) both hit double figures, but combined for an inefficient 10-27 from the field.


Rockets Soar Past Sonics

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The Rockets managed to stop the Sonics’ momentum with a 98-86 win in Seattle.

Surprisingly, it was Ryan Anderson who did the most damage on the night, tallying 20 points and 9 rebounds. James Harden had a relatively quiet night, with 14 points and 6 assists, while Clint Capela (12 points, 18 rebounds) destroyed the Sonics in the paint. D.J. Augustin also contributed with 10 points off the bench.

Nobody for the Sonics could find any rhythm on the night. Dion Waiters top scored with 19, but only hit 5-17 from the field. Otto Porter (5-14) struggled from his 13 points, while Arron Afflalo was brought down to Earth with 12 points off 4-12. Wilson Chandler and Tony Snell were both able to contribute 11 points each off the bench, but they couldn’t make up for the lacklustre performance from the starters.


Warriors Stun Sonics in Seattle

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Golden State dealt the Sonics their most comprehensive loss of the season, winning 121-97 in Seattle.

Everything ran smoothly for the Warriors through Stephen Curry. The former unanimous MVP tallied 33 points and 11 assists in a dominant display. Much like his splash brother, Klay Thompson was also lethal, with 26 points. Kevin Durant and Draymond Green both scored 15 points, while Joffrey Lauvergne (10 points, 9 rebounds) and J.J. Hickson (10 points, 8 rebounds) both had solid contributions in the paint.

After struggling in the previous game against Houston, Otto Porter came back with a 34-point effort. However, unlike the Warriors, the scoring wasn’t as widespread in the Sonics’ offence. In fact, aside from Otto Porter, the Sonics only had two other players in double figures. Dion Waiters backed up his effort against the Rockets with 18 points, while Tony Snell had another great performance off the bench, tallying 16 points on the night.


Sonics Get Back on Track, Complete Heat Sweep

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The Sonics managed to stop their losing streak with a 97-87 win over the Miami Heat.

Otto Porter (21 points) and Andrew Nicholson (20 points, 11 rebounds) were the two main contributors for the Sonics on offence, while Arron Afflalo and Andrew Bogut chipped in with 11 points each. Wilson Chandler also reached double figures, with 10 points off the bench.

For the Heat, Chris Bosh was in vintage form, as he tallied 28 points and 9 rebounds. But unfortunately for Bosh and the Heat, nobody really stepped up to be the sidekick. Ramon Sessions registered 14 points and 6 assists off the bench, while Justise Winslow (12 points) and the recently-acquired Nikola Mirotic (10 points, 5 rebounds) both had minor contributions.


Last 5 Games

MIA: 107-93 W
SAC: 88-78 W
HOU: 98-86 L
GSW: 121-97 L
@MIA: 97-87 W

Overall: 34-12


Bogut Tears Hamstring at Practice, Blames SJWs

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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 34-12 + Bogut injured! I am shocked!)

Postby Andrew on Mon May 22, 2017 3:12 pm

That Bogut headline. :lol:
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 34-12 + Bogut injured! I am shocked!)

Postby Kenny on Thu May 25, 2017 1:02 am

Andrew wrote:That Bogut headline. :lol:


If I didn't feel totally okay using it before, after tonight, I definitely do.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 34-12 + Bogut injured! I am shocked!)

Postby Kenny on Thu May 25, 2017 1:03 am

Sonics Complete Celtic Sweep

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The Seattle Sonics had 6 players in double figures in their 109-87 demolition of the Boston Celtics.

Otto Porter once again led the way, scoring 19 points, while Dion Waiters (16) and Andrew Nicholson (13 points, 7 rebounds) were also productive. But one of the most significant factors of the game was the Sonics’ centre rotation. With Andrew Bogut out of the lineup, Boban Marjanovic and Jarnell Stokes stepped up in a big way. Marjanovic had 13 points and 18 rebounds, while Stokes tallied 12 points and 5 rebounds. Wilson Chandler was the sixth player in double digits, with 11 points.

For the Celtics, Isaiah Thomas admirably carried the offence with 27 points and 7 assists. But he had very little help, as Jordan Mickey (11 points, 11 rebounds) and Chris Andersen (10 points, 7 rebounds) were the only other Celtics in double figures.


Seattle Gets Revenge Against Minnesota

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The Sonics managed to pick up a 107-101 win over the Timberwolves, making up for the last-second loss in the previous encounter.

Dion Waiters (21) and Otto Porter (19) led the Sonics’ offensive efforts once again, but the story once again was the performance of Boban Marjanovic. After copping a poke in the eye, Marjanovic played through and tallied 17 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Despite getting through this game, it is likely that Marjanovic will miss the next game as a precaution. Along with Boban, Patty Mills was close to registering a double-double of his own, with 10 points and 9 assists.

Karl-Anthony Towns was again the Timberwolves top performance, with 22 points and 18 rebounds. Zach LaVine added 18 points and 5 assists, while Kris Dunn and Andrew Wiggins both had 13 points each. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope also reached double figures with 10 points.


Stokes Steps Up in Atlanta

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With Boban Marjanovic sitting out, Jarnell Stokes was a surprise star in the Sonics’ 103-66 blowout of the Hawks. As a starter, Stokes recorded career highs in points (24), rebounds (19), and blocks (4). Andrew Nicholson (13 points, 9 rebounds) was also solid in the paint, while Otto Porter took a backseat, scoring only 12 points. The Sonics also gave Michael Fusek an extended run. Along with Stokes, the rookie also had season high numbers, as he recorded 10 points and 12 rebounds off the bench.

Despite being outmatched, Dwight Howard was the standout for the Hawks, with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Howard was one of the few Atlanta players showing signs of life, as Ersan Ilyasova (10 points, 8 rebounds) was the only other Hawk to reach double figures in scoring.

Due to his incredible performance, 2K have announced that they will be releasing a Jarnell Stokes moments card for MyTEAM.


Suns No Match for Sonics

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After leaving a trail of destruction in Atlanta, the Sonics managed to continue their momentum with a 104-75 smashing of the Suns.

Otto Porter kicked into gear, scoring 31 points off 11-21 from the field. Jarnell Stokes carried his excellent form into this game as well, with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Dion Waiters (11) and Andrew Nicholson (10 points, 15 rebounds) also provided useful contributions to the win.

Aside from Jason Smith (16 points, 5 rebounds), the Suns offence was erratic. Dragan Bender (13 points, 7 rebounds) and Eric Bledsoe (11 points, 6 assists) were inefficient, as they combined for 10-29 from the field. Devin Booker also didn’t help matters, scoring 10 points from 3-15. Brandon Knight scored his 10 points efficiently (5-9), but wasn’t assertive enough to keep the Suns in the game.


Last 4 Games

BOS: 109-87 W
MIN: 107-101 W
@ATL: 103-66 W
@PHX: 104-75 W

Overall: 38-12


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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 34-12 + Bogut injured! I am shocked!)

Postby Kenny on Thu May 25, 2017 1:03 am

All-Star Game Starters 2018

East

Kyrie Irving
Kyle Lowry
LeBron James
Carmelo Anthony
Andre Drummond

West

Stephen Curry
James Harden
Kevin Durant
Kawhi Leonard
Anthony Davis


Trade Deadline to Fall Before All-Star Weekend


Commissioner David Silver has announced that the trade deadline will happen on the 22nd of February, which is the day before the Rising Stars Challenge.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 38-12 + ASG Starters)

Postby Andrew on Thu May 25, 2017 1:14 am

Weird timing for the trade deadline. At least DeMarcus Cousins can't get traded during the All-Star game, I suppose.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 38-12 + ASG Starters)

Postby Lamrock on Thu May 25, 2017 5:21 am

Can't believe Birdman is still playing and getting minutes!
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 38-12 + ASG Starters)

Postby Kenny on Mon May 29, 2017 11:04 pm

Andrew wrote:Weird timing for the trade deadline. At least DeMarcus Cousins can't get traded during the All-Star game, I suppose.


I wouldn't mind it if they did that in real life, because that Boogie situation was so strange.

Lamrock wrote:Can't believe Birdman is still playing and getting minutes!


Horford was out, so Birdman actually started that game as well.
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Postby Kenny on Mon May 29, 2017 11:04 pm

Patty Thrills Against Chicago in Win

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Patrick Mills had his best performance of the season in the 101-85 win against the Chicago Bulls. Patty tallied 26 points and 10 assists, while being a pest on defence with 5 steals. He helped make up for a subpar performance from Otto Porter, who scored 17 points off 6-18 shooting. Andrew Nicholson (5-7) was far more efficient for his 16 points, while Jarnell Stokes has continued to be the breakout player for the second half of the season. The Sonics’ new starting centre had 14 points and 13 rebounds on the night.

The Bulls once again leaned on Jimmy Butler for most of their offensive production. Butler ended up with 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Rajon Rondo managed 14 points and 4 assists off the bench, while Goran Dragic and Dwyane Wade scored 11 points each.


Porter Torches Melo, Extends Sonics Winning Streak to 7

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Otto Porter roared back into form in the 109-88 win against the New York Knicks. The leading contender for the Most Improved Player award poured in 40 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Porter dominated the scoring, with Arron Afflalo (13), Tony Snell (11) and Dion Waiters (11) providing minor contributions on offence.
Even though he was outplayed by Otto Porter, Carmelo Anthony still managed to lead the Knicks with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Derrick Rose also had his moments, with 18 points and 7 assists, while rookie Terrance Ferguson added 12 points to the total.


Sonics Stunned in Brooklyn

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The Nets pulled off one of the upsets of the season with their 101-90 win against the Sonics. They did this on the back of outstanding performances from Caris LeVert (22 points) and Brook Lopez (19 points, 12 rebounds). Kris Humphries also turned back the clock, contributing 18 points and 7 rebounds, while Kosta Koufos (12 points) was useful off the bench. But possibly the biggest factor for the Nets was Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. RHJ not only shut down Otto Porter, but he had a line of 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals.

With Porter well contained, scoring only 13 points, the Sonics got most of their offensive production from Andrew Nicholson. He had 24 points and grabbed 9 rebounds on the night. Jarnell Stokes did his best with his matchup against Brook Lopez, with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks, but was simply outmatched due to height. Dion Waiters managed 15 points as well, but the Sonics were severely hindered by the defence of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and the work of Brook Lopez in the paint.


Sonics Bounce Back in Toronto

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The Sonics got back on winning terms with their 109-87 blowout of the Toronto Raptors.

After being shut down against the Nets, Otto Porter bounced back to lead the Sonics with 29 points. Wilson Chandler (14 points, 5 rebounds) provided a spark off the bench, while Bryce Cotton also enjoyed some extended garbage time with 13 points. Jarnell Stokes (13 rebounds) and Dion Waiters also scored 13 points each.

For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan scored 21 points, but was erratic with 9-26 from the field. Jonas Valanciunas (10 rebounds) and Kyle Lowry (6 assists) scored 14 points each, while Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson (7 rebounds) added 10 points each.


Pacers Outlast Sonics

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The Pacers outscored the Sonics 30-20 in the final quarter, leading them to pick up a 112-99 win in Seattle. While Paul George scored 25 points, it was the overall team effort from the Pacers that made the difference. As well as PG13, Monta Ellis (16 points), Jeff Teague (15 points, 10 assists), Thaddeus Young (15 points, 7 rebounds), Darrell Arthur (12 points) and Al Jefferson (11 points, 10 rebounds) all scored in double figures.

For the Sonics, the bulk of their scoring came from Otto Porter, who put up 29 points and 6 rebounds on the night. Patty Mills added 19, while Dion Waiters (14 points) and Shaun Livingston (12 points, 6 assists) also had an impact on the game, but were defeated by the Pacers’ power in numbers.


Last 5 Games

@CHI: 101-85 W
NYK: 109-88 W
@BKN: 101-90 L
@TOR: 109-87 W
IND: 112-99 L

Overall: 41-14


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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 38-12 + ASG Starters)

Postby Kenny on Mon May 29, 2017 11:04 pm

Sonics and Clippers Complete Trade

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The Seattle Sonics sent Wilson Chandler, Nick Young and Bryce Cotton to the Los Angeles Clippers for Jamal Crawford and Luc Mbah a Moute.

Since the Sonics re-entered the league, Jamal Crawford has previously expressed his desire to return to his home city. The Sonics even made an offer of two second round picks on draft day, which the Clippers declined.

While Chandler was a regular part of the Sonics’ rotation, the front office was weary of his Player Option for next season, where he could earn $12.8M.

Trade Breakdown

Sonics


Jamal Crawford is probably seen as the biggest part of this deal, but Luc Mbah a Moute is the most likely player to have an impact straight away. Mbah a Moute will slot directly into the rotation spot vacated by Chandler, while Crawford will have to compete with Arron Afflalo and Tony Snell for minutes off the bench. Since Crawford is in the twilight of his career, it is more likely that he will be given more of a mentor type role, rather than a regular part of the Sonics’ rotation. And as opposed to Wilson Chandler, Jamal Crawford has a Team Option for next season, so the Sonics now have more flexibility in free agency.

Clippers


After trying out numerous options at small forward over the past few seasons, the Clippers may have an answer with their acquisition of Wilson Chandler. He’s a low maintenance player, who can complement the Clippers with his versatility on both ends of the floor. As for Nick Young and Bryce Cotton, they have the potential to provide the Clippers more scoring from the bench, and are also expiring contracts.

Around the League: Every Regular Season Trade

Sonics receive: Jamal Crawford, Luc Mbah a Moute
Clippers receive: Wilson Chandler, Nick Young, Bryce Cotton

Thunder receive: Pascal Siakam, Lucas Noguera
Raptors receive: Alex Abrines, Vince Carter

Hawks receive: Robert Covington, ’20 2nd round pick
76ers receive: Kent Bazemore

Heat receive: Nikola Mirotic, Matthew Dellavedova
Bulls receive: Goran Dragic, Thomas Robinson

Pistons receive: Jerami Grant
76ers receive: Nik Stauskas

Hawks receive: ’18 2nd Round (Heat)
Suns receive: Thabo Sefolosha

Pistons receive: Justin Anderson
Mavericks receive: Ish Smith

Knicks receive: Channing Frye, VJ Beachem
Cavaliers receive: Lance Thomas, Raymond Felton

Bulls receive: Matthew Dellavedova
Bucks receive: Robin Lopez
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 38-12 + ASG Starters)

Postby Kenny on Mon May 29, 2017 11:04 pm

East Reserves

[DET] Reggie Jackson
[CHI] Jimmy Butler
[PHI] Ben Simmons
[NYK] Kristaps Porzingis
[BKN] Brook Lopez
[TOR] DeMar DeRozan
[BAL] Gordon Hayward


West Reserves

[POR] Damian Lillard
[POR] C.J. McCollum
[LAL] Brandon Ingram
[GSW] Draymond Green
[MIN] Karl-Anthony Towns
[SAC] DeMarcus Cousins
[LAC] DeAndre Jordan

Three Point Contest

[POR] C.J. McCollum
[GSW] Kevin Durant
[GSW] Stephen Curry
[LAC] J.J. Redick
[CLE] Kyrie Irving
[GSW] Klay Thompson

Dunk Contest

[PHX] Marquese Chriss
[NYK] Terrance Ferguson
[BOS] Terry Larrier
[PHX] Ray Smith

Rising Stars Challenge

Stars

[DAL] Dennis Smith
[NYK] Terrance Ferguson
[PHI] Ben Simmons
[SAC] Harry Giles
[MIN] Bennie Boatwright
Bench
[MIN] Kris Dunn
[BKN] Caris LeVert
[MIA] Jayson Tatum
[PHI] Dario Saric
[CHA] Amida Brimah

Elites

[CHA] Frank Ntilikina
[NOP] Buddy Hield
[PHX] Ray Smith
[LAL] Brandon Ingram
[CHI] Ivan Rabb
Bench
[ATL] Lonzo Ball
[DEN] Jamal Murray
[BOS] Jaylen Brown
[MEM] Deyonta Davis
[PHI] Joel Embiid
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 41-14 + Trade! + All-Star Weekend Participants)

Postby Andrew on Mon May 29, 2017 11:31 pm

Marquese Chriss, a fixture of the dunk contest!

That's a solid trade there. Makes for a nice story in bringing Crawford home, too.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 41-14 + Trade! + All-Star Weekend Participants)

Postby Valor on Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:09 am

Luc Mbah a Moute is underrated (in 2K at least), long arms decent athlete, can make an impact for sure.

Mirotic and Delly for Goran Dragic? Did GarPax get fired? They actually won a trade :o
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 41-14 + Trade! + All-Star Weekend Participants)

Postby Kenny on Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:24 pm

Andrew wrote:Marquese Chriss, a fixture of the dunk contest!

That's a solid trade there. Makes for a nice story in bringing Crawford home, too.


I've been looking to acquire him for a while, but I could never justify taking on his contract. At least with trading Chandler, I was getting a team option for a player option. Plus Chandler wasn't as effective as I wanted him to be as a 6-man, so it's not a huge loss in that sense either.

Valor wrote:Luc Mbah a Moute is underrated (in 2K at least), long arms decent athlete, can make an impact for sure.

Mirotic and Delly for Goran Dragic? Did GarPax get fired? They actually won a trade :o


I think Luc will be effective in what I want him to do. He's a versatile defender and can hit an open shot at times (although, he will generally be the 5th option on the floor). He's essentially going to do what Wilson Chandler did for me, only with lesser expectations on him.

And I'm guessing that's what happened. It's funny because I believe that's the second time Delly got traded this season. So the Bulls got him and were like "nah". Maybe I'll screw over the Bulls next season, just to keep the GarPax dream alive ;)
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 41-14 + Trade! + All-Star Weekend Participants)

Postby Kenny on Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:25 pm

The Process Trusted in Elites Overtime Win

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Joel Embiid came up big for the Elites in their 113-105 OT win against the Stars. The Process recorded 30 points and 19 rebounds to be named the Rising Star Challenge MVP. Brandon Ingram was also solid for the Elites, with 16 points and 4 rebounds, while Jamal Murray (14 points, 3 assists) and Ivan Rabb (12 points, 5 rebounds) also contributed to the win.

For the Stars, Caris LeVert and Ben Simmons were both strongly considered for the Rising Star MVP trophy. LeVert ended up with 27 points, while Simmons tallied 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Dario Saric (14 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists) and Dennis Smith (11 points, 6 assists) were also solid, but the Stars were unable to match Joel Embiid.


Irving Wins Three-Point Shootout

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Kyrie Irving’s final round score of 24 was enough for him to win the 2017 Three-Point Contest over Klay Thompson (20).

To get into the final round, Irving had to win a tiebreaker against Steph Curry, which he managed quite easily in the end, with Curry scoring 13 compared to Irving’s 22.

Despite Irving’s win, it was J.J. Redick that had the historic night. In the first round, the Clippers’ guard registered a perfect score of 34. However, he was unable to live up to the hype in the final round, as he tallied only 16.


Rookie Ferguson Claims Dunk Contest

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The Knicks’ Terrance Ferguson won the dunk contest, narrowly edging out the Suns’ Ray Smith.

It was the dunk contest. There were dunks and they were underwhelming.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 41-14 + All-Star Weekend! Exciting!)

Postby Andrew on Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:29 pm

Hats off to Ferguson, but he's no Kenny "Sky" Walker.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 41-14 + All-Star Weekend! Exciting!)

Postby Kenny on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:05 am

Andrew wrote:Hats off to Ferguson, but he's no Kenny "Sky" Walker.


In this dunk contest, Kenny "Sky" Walker would either get 50s or 25s... that's just how consistent 2K's dunk contest logic is. #preordercancelled
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East Hold on for Rare Win

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The Eastern Conference picked up their first win since 2014, defeating the West 124-121.

Following on from Joel Embiid’s dominance in the Rising Star Challenge, Andre Drummond also proved that the NBA’s future at the centre position is in good hands. The Pistons pivot put up even more astronomical numbers, as he tallied 32 points and 26 rebounds on his way to win the 2018 All-Star Game MVP. It made LeBron’s 27 points and 3 assists look meagre in comparison. Along with Drummond, Carmelo Anthony (16 points, 11 rebounds) also put up a double-double, while Kyrie Irving (12 points, 9 assists) was just one assist shy of achieving his own.

For the West, Kevin Durant flirted with a triple-double, with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. His Warriors teammate Stephen Curry was also influential, with 19 points and 10 assists, while Anthony Davis tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds. James Harden managed 14 points, while Kawhi Leonard quietly had a great game, with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.


Harris Signs with Sonics

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The Sonics have added depth to the point guard position by acquiring Devin Harris. The deal will see him through the 17-18 campaign.

Harris last played for the Dallas Mavericks in the 16-17 season.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 41-14 + All-Star Game + New Signing)

Postby Andrew on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:45 am

Solid backup there.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 41-14 + All-Star Game + New Signing)

Postby Valor on Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:25 pm

Seems like yesterday that the New Jersey Nets traded Jason Kidd for Devin Harris and the crowd was chanting "thank you Cuban"....it's been all downhill since then for him.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 41-14 + All-Star Game + New Signing)

Postby Kenny on Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:24 pm

Andrew wrote:Solid backup there.


I thought so too. He was probably the best PG available via free agency.

Valor wrote:Seems like yesterday that the New Jersey Nets traded Jason Kidd for Devin Harris and the crowd was chanting "thank you Cuban"....it's been all downhill since then for him.


Yeah, that was definitely his peak. I thought he was really good for New Jersey, it's just a shame he's fallen off since then.
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Porter and Sonics Withstand Monster Night from McGee

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The Sonics came away with a 117-107 win against the Pelicans, despite an incredible effort by JaVale McGee. The Shaqtin a Fool regular came up big once again against the Sonics, tallying 19 points and 18 rebounds. The Sonics’ had major problems keeping him, Solomon Hill (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Anthony Davis (11 points, 14 rebounds) off the boards. But thankfully, they had the answers on the offensive end.

Otto Porter continued his incredible breakout season, top scoring with 35 points. Patrick Mills also had one of his better games of the season, with 23 points and 9 assists. Jamal Crawford (13 points) and Luc Mbah a Moute (11 points) both had solid debuts for the Sonics, and despite a big rebounding game by the Pelicans, Jarnell Stokes held his own with 10 points and 18 rebounds.

Other contributors for New Orleans included Buddy Hield (20 points), who was the top scorer for the Pelicans. Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans were also relatively productive on offence, scoring 17 and 10 respectively.


Sonics Tame Timberwolves

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The Sonics pulled away early from the Timberwolves, resulting in a 125-96 win.

Jamal Crawford proved that he was acquired by Seattle for more than sentimental reasons, pouring in a team high 25 points. Otto Porter was influential with 24 points, while Andrew Nicholson (14 points) and Dion Waiters (13 points) complemented the palindrome’s offensive efforts well. Patty Mills had one of his better games of the season, tallying 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Jarnell Stokes was also productive with 10 points and 6 rebounds.

For the Timberwolves, Kris Dunn and Andrew Wiggins both scored 24 points each. However, the team’s offence was barely existent outside of their two top scorers, as Jordan Hill (he’s still in the league, apparently) and Karl-Anthony Towns were the only other double-digit scorers, with 11 points each.


Bucks Halt Sonics Win Streak

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The Sonics were dealt a 98-92 loss against the Bucks, thanks to an impressive performance by Milwaukee’s prodigal son, Brandon Jennings. Jennings top scored for the Bucks with 27 points. Greg Monroe (18 points, 11 rebounds) proved to be an asset in the paint, while Khris Middleton (13), Jabari Parker (12 points, 8 rebounds) and John Henson (10) all had significant contributions to the surprise win.

Shooting just 41 percent from the field, the Sonics leaned heavily on Otto Porter, who scored 34 points off 12-26. Andrew Nicholson also had a solid performance, with 15 points and 11 rebounds, but the Sonics offence struggled otherwise. Patty Mills (10 points, 8 assists) was the only other double-digit scorer, but he got his points from an awful 4-15 from the field.


Harris Provides Boost Against Nuggets

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The Sonics picked up a 116-111 win against the Nuggets.

Otto Porter (30) and Jamal Crawford (19) were both impressive on the night, but it was Devin Harris who provided the biggest surprise of the night. In just his second game for the Sonics, Harris added 15 points off the bench, from an efficient 5-7 from the field. Arron Afflalo and Andrew Nicholson also registered double figures in points, with 14 and 10 respectively.

Kenneth Faried (24 points, 10 rebounds) and Danilo Gallinari (23 points) provided the biggest threats for the Sonics, while Nikola Jokic also had a productive night off limited opportunities, tallying 14 points and 9 rebounds. Will Barton managed to score 11 points, but struggled with 4-14 from the field.


Harris Excels in Start Against Sixers

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The career revival of Devin Harris continued in the Sonics’ 102-87 win over the Sixers in Philadelphia.

After earning a start in just his 3rd game of the season, Harris put up 23 points and 9 assists, leading the Sonics in both categories. Otto Porter was also strong with 22 points and 7 rebounds, while Jamal Crawford (16) and Dion Waiters (12) both provided solid contributions from the two-guard position. Not to be outdone, unsung hero Andrew Bogut (10) reached double figures in scoring, to go with his massive 18-rebound effort.

For the Sixers, Kent Bazemore top scored with 18 points. Ben Simmons (11 points, 5 rebounds, 12 assists) and Joel Embiid (11 points, 8 rebounds) also put up impressive numbers, but had little help from the supporting cast.


Sonics Blowout Wizards

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The Sonics had of their most emphatic wins of the season in the nation’s capital, winning 124-88 against the Wizards.

Otto Porter led all scorers on the night, tallying 24 points off 8-15 shooting against his former team. However, the numbers of the role players in the team also proved to be impressive as well. After a 41-17 second quarter, the Sonics were able to give extended minutes to their bench, which new recruit Luc Mbah a Moute took full advantage of. Mbah a Moute put up a season high 21 points off a perfect 9-9 from the field. This output was just 1 point off his career best effort of 22. Jamal Crawford also provided a spark off the bench, with 16 points, while Devin Harris continued his stellar career resurgence with 15 points and 9 assists. Jarnell Stokes was also in double figures, with 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Kevon Looney scored the most for the Wizards, with 14 points off 7-13 shooting. Trey Burk and Marcin Gortat (13 rebounds) both scored 13 points, while John Wall had a slightly off night with 11 points, 7 assists and 5 turnovers.


Last 6 Games

NOP: 117-107 W
@MIN: 125-96 W
MIL: 98-92 L
DEN: 116-111 W
@PHI: 102-87 W
@WAS: 124-88 W

Overall: 46-15


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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 46-15)

Postby Andrew on Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:47 pm

Seems Harris' revival might become the story of the season, assuming he can keep having solid performances. When I get a new player, I always find myself eager to have them have an impact early on...if only to justify the transaction, I suppose!
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 46-15)

Postby Valor on Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:49 pm

Devin Harris! :shock: I thought he was just for depth!
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 46-15)

Postby Kenny on Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:36 pm

Andrew wrote:Seems Harris' revival might become the story of the season, assuming he can keep having solid performances. When I get a new player, I always find myself eager to have them have an impact early on...if only to justify the transaction, I suppose!


Happens to me a lot it seems. I sign one or two guys after the deadline and they do really well early on. I had the same thing happen with Jermaine O'Neal and Jason Richardson in NBA 2K15. So, I always give my late signings a chance to shine.

Valor wrote:Devin Harris! :shock: I thought he was just for depth!


He was, but after giving him some garbage time, I realised he was better at creating his own shot than Patty. So, since Patty was really inconsistent - and I'm in a pretty good spot as far as the playoffs are concerned - I decided to give Harris an audition as a starter.

In any case, it's a temporary fix since he's 35. I'll probably pursue someone in the off-season.
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Sonics Hold on in Houston

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The Sonics grinded out a 97-96 against the Rockets in Houston. Down 97-93 after two made Devin Harris free throws, Ryan Anderson hit a 3 to shave the Rockets’ deficit to just 1 point. However, with 3 seconds left on the clock, the Sonics successfully ran out the clock.

Arron Afflalo and Jamal Crawford shared the top point scoring honours for the Sonics, with 21 points each. Otto Porter wasn’t far away from that honour either, scoring 21 points, while Andrew Nicholson (11 points, 11 rebounds) and Shaun Livingston (10 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists) were also strong for the Sonics.

For the Rockets, it was the James Harden show once again, as the beard registered 30 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Clint Capela was a force in the paint, with 16 points and 16 rebounds, while Ryan Anderson had 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

Unfortunately for the Sonics, the win didn’t come without a cost. During the first quarter, Dion Waiters fell hard to the ground after defending a James Harden drive. It was later revealed that Waiters broke his ribs and will be out for approximately 1-2 weeks.


Afflalo and Porter Power Past the Clippers

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The Sonics easily got past the Clippers, with a 121-105 victory in Seattle. Otto Porter (30) and Arron Afflalo (28) turned up big time, with the latter starting in place of the injured Dion Waiters. Devin Harris also played a significant role, tallying 19 points and 12 assists, while Jamal Crawford scored 16 points off the bench against his former team.

Chris Paul had an excellent game for the visiting team, registering 31 points, 9 assists and 5 steals. Wilson Chandler also did well against his former team, scoring 17 off 7-9 from the field. J.J. Redick added 16 points, while Brice Johnson continued to do an admirable job in Blake Griffin’s absence, by scoring 10 points off 5-7. However, the Clippers’ complementary players didn’t have anywhere near the same impact as the role players from the Sonics.


Mixed Bag for Harris in Win Against Minnesota

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For better and worse, Devin Harris was the most influential Sonics player in their 101-87 win against the Timberwolves. Harris had an impressive stat line of 23 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals and a blocked shot. However, along with getting a lot of steals, ball security was also a big issue for Harris. His 11 turnovers brought up a new franchise record, eclipsing the previous mark of 10 set by Patrick Mills.

Thankfully for the Sonics, they had enough solid performances across the board to make up for the turnover problem. Otto Porter top scored once again, with 27 points. Jamal Crawford had his moments, but was ultimately inefficient in scoring his 13 points, doing so off 5-16 shooting. Arron Afflalo notched up 12 points, while Tony Snell added 11.

On the other side of court, the Timberwolves only had 3 players in double digits, led by Kris Dunn. Dunn had 22 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Andrew Wiggins added 18 points off 7-18 from the field, while Zach LaVine tallied 11 points and 8 assists.


Otto Outlasts Kemba and the Hornets

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In a game where both teams shot poorly, Otto Porter proved to be the difference in the Sonics’ 91-83 win over the Charlotte Hornets. Porter stuffed the stat sheet with 27 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks. He was the only player on both sides who looked consistently comfortable on offence.

Elsewhere for the Sonics, Devin Harris followed his record-breaking game with another doozy. He struggled his way to 11 points off 3-13 shooting, while also recording 8 turnovers on the night. The turnovers from Harris led Arron Afflalo to take over the main playmaking duties, and AAA’s numbers reflect that, as he ended up with 10 points and 7 assists on the night.

For the Hornets, Kemba Walker equalled Otto Porter’s effort of 27 points. However, it was a far less efficient performance from the Hornets’ floor general, as he shot 12-29 from the field and coughed the ball up 5 times. Nicolas Batum (4-13) also struggled for his 12 points, but was incredibly only 3 steals away from a quadruple-double, with 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 7 steals, while Yi Jianlian tallied 10 points and 6 rebounds.


Harris Breaks His Own Record in Loss Against Wizards

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Despite great production from Arron Afflalo (27), Jamal Crawford (27) and Otto Porter (20), turnovers were the deciding factor in the Sonics’ 101-98 loss to the Wizards. Once again, the main culprit was Devin Harris, who eclipsed his previous turnover record with 12 turnovers against the Wizards. Even though he performed admirably in his initial games with the Sonics, the experiment with Devin Harris at the point might be coming to an end after a disastrous run. In the last 3 games, Harris has averaged over 10 turnovers a game.

With Harris struggling, John Wall capitalised by registering 24 points and 6 assists. Marcus Thornton (13 points, 5 steals) and Jae Crowder (13 points, 8 steals) gave the Sonics the most troubles in terms of turnovers, while Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat scored 11 points each.


Sonics Emphatically Return to the Winners’ Circle Against Nets

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After losing the first game of the series, the Sonics were clinical in their 112-74 demolition of the Brooklyn Nets in game two. Otto Porter looked to have a career night, scoring 17 points in the first quarter. But Porter ended up tallying just 20 points. Even more surprisingly, Otto Porter’s backup actually scored more than Porter himself. With his extended minutes, Tony Snell ended up with 22 points off 7-13 shooting, while Jamal Crawford (14) and Luc Mbah a Moute (12) also capitalised on their extra playing time.

The Nets, on the other hand, struggled all night on offence and only had two players that scored in double digits. Caris LeVert led all scorers with 16 points, while Tyler Hansbrough added 10 points in his 12 minutes of play.


Last 6 Games

@HOU: 97-96 W
LAC: 121-105 W
@MIN: 101-87 W
CHA: 91-83 W
WAS: 101-98 L
BKN: 112-74 W

Overall: 51-16


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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 46-15)

Postby Andrew on Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:29 am

Congrats on the new franchise record, it's been a fine season so far!

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Andrew wrote:Seems Harris' revival might become the story of the season, assuming he can keep having solid performances. When I get a new player, I always find myself eager to have them have an impact early on...if only to justify the transaction, I suppose!


Happens to me a lot it seems. I sign one or two guys after the deadline and they do really well early on. I had the same thing happen with Jermaine O'Neal and Jason Richardson in NBA 2K15. So, I always give my late signings a chance to shine.


I think the desire is always there to give them a shot and make them have an impact. Sometimes that works out, other times it works against you and you try to do too much, and they end up being busts.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 51-16 + Franchise Record Broken!)

Postby Lamrock on Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:16 am

2009 and 2019 all-star Devin Harris?
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Postby Kenny on Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:36 pm

Andrew wrote:Congrats on the new franchise record, it's been a fine season so far!

Kenny wrote:
Andrew wrote:Seems Harris' revival might become the story of the season, assuming he can keep having solid performances. When I get a new player, I always find myself eager to have them have an impact early on...if only to justify the transaction, I suppose!


Happens to me a lot it seems. I sign one or two guys after the deadline and they do really well early on. I had the same thing happen with Jermaine O'Neal and Jason Richardson in NBA 2K15. So, I always give my late signings a chance to shine.


I think the desire is always there to give them a shot and make them have an impact. Sometimes that works out, other times it works against you and you try to do too much, and they end up being busts.


I didn't realise that Devin Harris actually picked up two in that one game (turnovers and steals).

I have a tendency of picking up players I like late in the season, so I always want to overachieve with them. I did the same with my Cleveland association when I picked up Channing Frye. And I like to think that someone within the Cavs organisation read my thread.

Lamrock wrote:2009 and 2019 all-star Devin Harris?


He's still great at creating his own shot, it's just a shame that he's such a turnover machine. Body steals are a bitch.

So at this stage, I'll just say maybe ;)
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Cavs Bring Sonics Down to Earth

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Many consider the Sonics as a main contender for the Larry O’Brien Trophy, but the Cavaliers made a statement in their 103-89 win.

While LeBron’s statistics (12 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists) were relatively modest, Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson came up big in Cleveland. Irving tallied 33 points, 6 assists and 6 steals, while Thompson had 18 points and 15 rebounds on the night. Along with LeBron’s 12-point effort, Tyson Chandler and Donatas Motiejunas also scored 12 points each.

Opposed to the star contributions from the Cavs stars, it was a fairly lukewarm performance from the Sonics. Otto Porter scored 17 points off 7-16 from the field, while Arron Afflalo ended up with 15 points and Patty Mills struggled for his 11. The best performance of the night for Seattle arguably came from Brandon Rush. With the game already over, Brandon had a late scoring rush, with 13 points off 5-6 shooting.


Holy Snell: Sonics Smash the Lakers

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In the Sonics’ 137-79 annihilation of the Lakers, the crowd chants of “M.V.P.” could be heard as the star of the game went to the line. It wasn’t Otto Porter, Arron Afflalo, or Andrew Nicholson. Instead, it was Tony Snell’s time to bask in the glory of what was a career game for the swingman. Snell registered a career high 40 points, as well as 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Most of his points were assisted by Shaun Livingston, who also had an outstanding game with 16 points and 11 assists. Jamal Crawford was another bench player in double digits, with 15 points, while starters Otto Porter (14), Patrick Mills (12) and Arron Afflalo (10) all took a back seat after starting the rut for the Lakers.

For the Lakers, it was a one man show, with D’Angelo Russell the only Laker in the game who came away with impressive stats. D-Russ ended up with 27 points and 11 assists on the night. Former Sonics forward Amir Johnson was the only other Lakers player in double figures, with 10 points off 5-6 from the field.


Patty Finds Form Against Thunder

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Patrick Mills made a statement in the 105-90 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. After struggling through the back half of the season, Mills was back to his explosive best with 29 points and 11 assists. He worked well with Otto Porter, who scored 26 points himself. Jamal Crawford also managed 14 points for the Sonics.
The Thunder were always going to struggle without their MVP, and they leant heavily on Victor Oladipo. The Thunder two guard had 27 points and 5 assists, but was inefficient from the field with 12-30. Cameron Payne put up 16 points and 7 assists, while Enes Kanter (15 points, 13 rebounds) and Steven Adams (14 points) were both solid in the paint. Coty Clarke also had a meaningful contribution, with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.


Sonics Takedown Lakers

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For the second time in the space of 5 days, the Sonics easily accounted for the Lakers, winning 103-88.

This time around, Andrew Nicholson got the best of Julius Randle and Amir Johnson by scoring 23 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Arron Afflalo was also productive on the night, with 18 points. Otto Porter was down on his usual point scoring averaging, scoring 16 points, while Patrick Mills and Jamal Crawford scored 13 each. Finally, it was a more subdued game from Tony Snell. After scoring a career-high 40 in his previous outing against the Lakers, Snell had 10 points and 5 rebounds from the bench.

It was a slightly more even offensive effort this time around for the Lakers, as D’Angelo Russell and Brandon Ingram shared the top scorer honours with 18 points each. However, Lance Stephenson (11) was the only other Laker to score in double digits, which proved to be the Lakers’ downfall against the offensively-minded Seattle Sonics.


Snell Yeah: Sonics Extend Streak to 4

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In the Sonics’ 98-86 win, Tony Snell was the unlikely star for the second time in a week. With Patrick Mills fouled out, Ime Udoka put Tony Snell in at the point, which proved to be a master stroke, as Snell top scored with 22 points and came up with some big plays on both ends. He once again outshined Otto Porter, who himself ended up with 19 points. Jamal Crawford (14) once again made an impact off the bench, while Devin Harris was a beneficiary of Patty’s foul trouble, scoring 10 points in his extended minutes.

The Mavs were gallant in defeat, with Dwight Powell (18 points, 12 rebounds) putting up some big numbers for the visitors. Harrison Barnes scored 17 points off 8-21 shooting, while Alex Len (12 points, 13 rebounds) and Dennis Smith (11 points) also made meaningful contributions to the effort.

The game was far more competitive than the score may suggest. The Dallas Mavericks actually held a 69-63 lead heading into a the 4th quarter. However, the Sonics blew the Mavs away in the final quarter by 35-17, thanks to the clutch play of Tony Snell.


Last 5 Games

@CLE: 103-89 L
LAL: 137-79 W
@OKC: 105-90 W
LAL: 103-88 W
DAL: 98-86 W

Overall: 55-17


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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 55-17 + Tony Snell!)

Postby Andrew on Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:51 pm

Snell's play has been great, but the puns his name facilitates make his acquisition even more worthwhile.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 55-17 + Tony Snell!)

Postby Valor on Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:04 am

All those Snell puns :lol: :applaud:
55-17 is amazing, looking forward to the playoff run!
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 55-17 + Tony Snell!)

Postby Kenny on Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:36 am

Andrew wrote:Snell's play has been great, but the puns his name facilitates make his acquisition even more worthwhile.


He's the gift that keeps on giving... and honestly, probably one of my better perimeter defenders.

Valor wrote:All those Snell puns :lol: :applaud:
55-17 is amazing, looking forward to the playoff run!


I'm trying to make him the new cult hero :cool:

As of right now, I'm only one game away from the playoffs, and I can say that the race to the first seed has gotten really close.

Now I just need to catch up with my posts.
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Sonics Keep Streak Going in Memphis

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The Sonics picked up their 5th straight win with their 97-90 victory over the Grizzlies.

Jamal Crawford proved that age hasn’t hindered his ability to pile on the points. He led the Sonics with 25 points. Otto Porter (21 points) once again provided his consistent scoring, while Andrew Nicholson (16 points, 9 rebounds), Patrick Mills (11 points, 8 assists) and Shaun Livingston (10 points, 4 assists, 4 steals) were all significant in keeping the streak alive.

Gerald Green (19 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists) and Mike Conley (16 points, 7 assists) were the Grizzlies best performers, while Marc Gasol and Chandler Parsons scored 15 and 11 respectively.


Suns Stun Sonics in Seattle

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Paul Millsap led the Suns stunning 101-95 win against the Sonics. Millsap tallied 22 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Brandon Knight was also influential with 18 points, while Devin Booker (13 points), Eric Bledsoe (12 points, 5 rebounds, 10 rebounds) and Josh Jackson (10 points, 4 rebounds) also played their part.

The Sonics didn’t quite have the same team impact on offence, with Otto Porter (28 points), Patrick Mills (18 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists) and Arron Afflalo (15 points) carrying most of the offensive load.


Pelicans Deal Sonics Second Straight Loss

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With JaVale McGee out injured, Anthony Davis was the beast for the Pelicans in their 114-104 win over the Sonics. The Brow filled up the stat sheet with 33 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in his 48 minutes on the floor. Jrue Holiday was also strong, with 21 points and 7 assists. However, Cheick Diallo was the supporting player that turned the most heads for the Pelicans. The second-year player out of Kansas registered career highs in points (19) and rebounds (17 points) on his way to his best game as a pro. Along with Diallo, Buddy Hield was another sophomore player to make an impact for the Pelicans, with 13 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

The Sonics had a strong offensive performance, with 5 players scoring in double figures. Otto Porter led the way once again, with 23 points. Patrick Mills continued his late season resurgence, with 19 points and 13 assists, while Tony Snell also continued his run of form with 18 points off the bench. Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 11 rebounds, but struggled to keep Cheick Diallo and Anthony Davis off the offensive glass. Arron Afflalo tallied 14 points and 6 rebounds.


Sonic Guards on Point Against Jazz

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Shaun Livingston had his best performance of the season in the Sonics’ 105-100 win against the Jazz. After he successfully posted up Dante Exum in his first two attempts, the second unit continued to play through Livingston, who ended up with 24 points. Patrick Mills also had a strong night at the point, with 22 points and 6 assists. Otto Porter and Arron Afflalo both reached double figures with 19 and 12 respectively.

The Jazz were led by Derrick Favors, who tallied 26 points and 7 rebounds. Jeff Green scored 17, while George Hill was only 3 rebounds away from a triple-double, with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 12 assists. Rudy Gobert (12 points) and Bojan Bogdanovic (10 points) tallied minor scores.


Sonics Humiliate Pacers

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Seven Sonics players reached double digits in scoring in Seattle’s 105-73 win over Indiana.

Dion Waiters put up his best performance since returning from injury, scoring 19 points off 7-12 shooting. Arron Afflalo also put up an impressive performance, with 18 points, while Patrick Mills (15 points) and Jamal Crawford (13 points) also had solid contributions. Shaun Livingston and Otto Porter added 12 points each, and Tony Snell scored 10 points.

As the score suggests, no one from the Pacers got any momentum. Monta Ellis top scored, with 11 points, but scored from an inefficient 5-15 from the field. Paul George (4-11) and Darrell Arthur (4-9) scored 10 points each.


Last 5 Games

@MEM: 97-90 W
PHX: 101-95 L
@NOP: 114-104 L
@UTA: 105-100 W
@IND: 105-73 W

Overall: 58-19


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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 58-19 + Only 5 Games left!)

Postby Andrew on Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:48 am

No injuries!


A refreshing change of pace, after the first season.
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 58-19 + Only 5 Games left!)

Postby Wolfy03 on Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:40 pm

Cool story, just keep it going! :D
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 58-19 + Only 5 Games left!)

Postby Lamrock on Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:47 am

Petition to change this story's name to "Snells Like Teen Spirit"?

You're killing it. Hope your team doesn't falter like the 2013 Nuggets
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 58-19 + Only 5 Games left!)

Postby Andrew on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:15 am

I'd extend the pun a bit further and suggest "Snells Like Team Spirit".
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Re: Seattle Supersonics 2K17 (S2: 58-19 + Only 5 Games left!)

Postby Kenny on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:02 pm

Andrew wrote:
No injuries!


A refreshing change of pace, after the first season.


And considering that I had Boban wiped out for the first half of the season, thanks to Summer League. 2K isn't screwing me over as much towards the end of the season, which is nice.

Wolfy03 wrote:Cool story, just keep it going! :D


I shall try. Thanks for reading :)

Lamrock wrote:Petition to change this story's name to "Snells Like Teen Spirit"?

You're killing it. Hope your team doesn't falter like the 2013 Nuggets


Andrew wrote:I'd extend the pun a bit further and suggest "Snells Like Team Spirit".


Snello, Snello, Snello, Snell Low...

...but yeah, that's brilliant. I can't believe it never clicked before. I guess I was thinking more about Pearl Jam puns, since Even Flow came on in the park when I was in Seattle.
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Lakers Avoid Season Sweep

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After being on the end of two major blowouts against the Sonics, the Lakers managed to avoid a season sweep with a 92-85 win in Los Angeles.

D’Angelo Russell led the way for the Lakers with 20 points and 9 assists, while Jordan Clarkson (19), Brandon Ingram (17) and Zach Randolph (12) all reached double figures.

For the Sonics, Patrick Mills was the most influential, with 21 points and 9 assists. Dion Waiters made an impact off the bench, scoring 13 points off 4-7 shooting, while Otto Porter (2-8) and Tony Snell (4-12) both struggled for their 11 points each.

The biggest discrepancy in the game proved to be rebounding. The Lakers got numerous second chance opportunities, while the Sonics only scored 1 basket from an offensive rebound.


Porter and Waiters Serve Defeat to Sixers

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Dion Waiters and Otto Porter both had great performances in the Sonics 104-95 win against the Sixers. The two stars from the Sonics scored 25 points each, while Shaun Livingston also had a strong game, scoring 18 points off an almost-perfect 9-10 from the field.

The Sixers had a platoon of double-digit scorers, but none of them really took control of the game. Jerryd Bayless led the way with 16 points. Avery Bradley and Ben Simmons scored 14 points, with the latter just three assists away from a triple-double (11 rebounds, 7 assists). Joel Embiid (13 points, 8 rebounds) was close to another double-double, while Kent Bazemore and Jahlil Okafor scored 11 each.


Sonics Score Telling Win Against Warriors

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The Sonics picked up a 2-1 season series win against the Warriors with their 114-103 win in Oakland.

In the game considered as a possible preview of the Western Conference Finals, Patrick Mills had arguably his best performance of the season. The Sonics’ floor general tallied 24 points and 16 assists - as well as 4 rebounds and 2 steals – against Stephen Curry. Many of his dimes were given to Dion Waiters, who lit the Warriors up for 19 points off 7-9 shooting. Andrew Nicholson also had one of his better nights, with 17 points and 14 rebounds, while Otto Porter (15), Jarnell Stokes (12) and Tony Snell (10) made significant contributions to the win as well.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson did their part to keep Golden State afloat, scoring 26 points each, while Kevin Durant and Draymond Green both tallied 17 points apiece. However, the Warriors fell away in the 4th quarter, as they were outscored by the Sonics 28-18.

That loss for the Warriors was their 5th in a row, which in turn means the Sonics are now only 1 game behind them in the race to the 1st seed.


Sonics Keep Rolling in Motor City

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The Sonics backed up a massive win against the Warriors with a 105-82 blowout against the Pistons.

Otto Porter was back to his best, leading all scorers with 32 points off 10-14 from the field. Patrick Mills continued his hot form against the Warriors, tallying 20 points and 7 assists, while Dion Waiters was strong once again, with 16 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.

Even though Ben McLemore (22) led the scoring for the Pistons, Andre Drummond was their most influential player. The Leftos favourite registered 20 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals and 2 blocks. However, outside of Ben McLemore, Drummond didn’t have much help on offence. In fact, Reggie Jackson was the only other double-digit scorer for the Pistons, but he scored his 14 points off an inefficient 6-18 from the field.


Sonics Fall in Finale Against Cavs

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The Sonics were beaten 99-83 in their final regular season game against the Cavs. As a result, they will contend for the NBA Championship from the second seed.

Despite shooting 10-32 from the field, it was Kyrie Irving’s night. He ended up with 23 points and 7 assists. LeBron (5-11) was more efficient from less attempts, tallying 14 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Kyle Korver had the most surprisingly stat line of the night, filling up the sheet with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals, while Tristan Thompson (12 points, 13 rebounds) and Kevin Love (10 points, 12 rebounds) both had double-doubles. Iman Shumpert also contributed to the win by scoring 11 points.

The Sonics got off to a great start on the back of Andrew Nicholson, who ended up with 16 points on the night. Unfortunately, they fell away towards the end. Otto Porter was clearly bothered by LeBron James, and only tallied 12 points off 3-10 shooting. Andrew Bogut managed to step up in a big way, with 11 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks, but the damage had already been done by the inefficiency of Porter. Otto’s struggles were compounded by Dion Waiters, who scored 10 points off 4-12.

The Sonics needed to win this game to draw level with the Warriors, who have one game left in their regular season schedule. With the second seed, the Sonics will now have a first round rematch against the Houston Rockets.


Last 5 Games

@LAL: 92-85 L
PHI: 104-95 W
@GSW: 114-103 W
@DET: 105-82 W
CLE: 99-83 L

Overall: 61-21


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Postby Kenny on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:02 pm

End of Regular Season Standings
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West

Warriors 63-19
Sonics 61-21
Spurs 58-24
Clippers 54-28
Jazz 45-37
Rockets 43-39
Lakers 41-41
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Timberwolves 40-42
Mavericks 40-42
Pelicans 39-43
Nuggets 38-44
Thunder 37-45
Suns 34-48
Kings 25-47
Grizzlies 24-48


East

Cavaliers 57-25
Bucks 51-31
Magic 51-31
Bulls 42-40
Wizards 42-40
Barons 40-42
Celtics 40-42
76ers 39-43
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Pacers 38-44
Raptors 38-44
Heat 36-46
Pistons 34-48
Knicks 32-50
Nets 31-51
Hawks 26-56
Hornets 21-61


League Leaders

Points: Kevin Durant 28.6
Rebounds: DeAndre Jordan 15.4
Assists: Reggie Jackson/LeBron James 8.5
Steals: Paul George 3
Blocks: DeAndre Jordan 3
Turnovers: Mike Conley/Victor Oladipo 4
FG%: DeAndre Jordan .664
3PT%: J.J. Redick .512
FT%: Patrick Mills .947
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Postby Kenny on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:02 pm

Regular Season Awards 17-18


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More fuel for Nick Wright to be Nick Wrong about LBJ being better than Michael Jordan. That said, LeBron James had an amazing season and deserved yet another MVP trophy.


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Jayson Tatum narrowly edges out Mavericks floor general Dennis Smith with a solid first season. Even though the Heat are heading to the lottery, the future is bright with Tatum and the South Beach franchise.


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Brandon Knight repeats as the 6th man award winner. Whether he plays with Eric Bledsoe or handles the point duties, Knight did a great job providing an offensive spark for the Suns.


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DeAndre Jordan is another repeat award recipient, after another impressive season helping establish the Clippers’ defensive culture.


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Kemba Walker must have won the Electoral College, because there’s no way he had a more standout season than Otto Porter.


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After the Sonics had an impressive first season under Milan Mack, Ime Udoka helped continue their surprise early success by coaching them to an additional 7 wins.


Team Selections


All-NBA First Team

[GSW] Stephen Curry
[CLE] Kyrie Irving
[CLE] LeBron James
[GSW] Kevin Durant
[SAC] DeMarcus Cousins


All-NBA Second Team

[TOR] Kyle Lowry
[CHI] Jimmy Butler
[NOP] Anthony Davis
[NYK] Carmelo Anthony
[BOS] Al Horford


All-NBA Third Team

[HOU] James Harden
[TOR] DeMar DeRozan
[BAL] Gordon Hayward
[PHI] Ben Simmons
[MIN] Karl-Anthony Towns


All-Defensive First Team

[CHI] Jimmy Butler
[WAS] John Wall
[CLE] LeBron James
[NOP] Anthony Davis
[LAC] DeAndre Jordan


All-Defensive Second Team

[PHX] Eric Bledsoe
[TOR] Kyle Lowry
[IND] Paul George
[GSW] Draymond Green
[SEA] Andrew Bogut


All-Rookie First Team

[MIA] Jayson Tatum
[DAL] Dennis Smith
[SAC] Harry Giles
[NYK] Terrance Ferguson
[CHI] Ivan Raab


All-Rookie Second Team

[CHA] Frank Ntilikina
[BOS] Markelle Fultz
[BOS] Terry Larrier
[LAC] Malik Monk
[BOS] Wenyen Gabriel
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Postby Kenny on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:03 pm

Patrick Mills
80 GP (74 GS)
10.9ppg 7.4apg 1.9spg
.402 FG .326 3PT .946 FT


After the impact he made in his first season with the Sonics, this season was a relatively lacklustre one for Patrick Mills for the most part. Aside from his free throw percentage – which is the best in the league among eligible players – Patty’s shooting percentages are below where they should be for a legit starting point guard. In saying that, though, Patty reacted well after being benched in favour of Devin Harris. He had a great stretch of 10 games at the end of the season, and will likely be a key factor in the Sonics’ playoff run.

Contract status

Patty signed his contract extension last season, so he still has a few seasons left on his contract. In saying that, the Sonics could move him if they want to make a play for a star point guard.


Arron Afflalo
47 GP (27 GS)
10.5ppg 1.8rpg 1.2apg
.477 FG .371 3PT .895 FT


It took a while for Afflalo to get some momentum this season, but he was never in bad form. He once again proved to be that reliable guy who shoots efficiently, but doesn’t demand the ball on every possession. And while his defence isn’t at the level it was in his prime, he’s still a guy who works hard to stay in front of his opponent and isn’t a liability on that end. He’s a really solid 3rd option for the team.

Contract Status

Arron Afflalo will be an unrestricted free agent in the off-season. If the price is right, there would be no hesitation to sign him to a multi-year deal, since he’s such a low-maintenance player who contributes on both ends.


Otto Porter
82 GP (82 GS)
22.3ppg 4rpg 1spg
.508 FG .370 3PT .856 FT


Kemba Walker won the Most Improved award, but let’s be real – it should have went to Otto Porter. In just .2 minutes more than his previous best season, he was +10.7 points and +.035 on his field percentage. He also established himself as the 1st option – instead of the 3rd option - in the West’s 2nd seed.

Contract Status

Otto Porter was arguably the signing of the season and he has another 3 years left on his current contract. It’s safe to say that he’s not going anywhere.


Andrew Nicholson
82 GP (82 GS)
13.1ppg 7.6rpg 1bpg
.550 FG .232 3PT .871 FT


It’s surprising to see that Andrew Nicholson’s point production is only -1 from the previous season, since he fell in the offensive pecking order towards the end of the season. But he once again proved that, in the right system, he can be incredibly effective.

Contract Status

Andrew Nicholson is under contract for next season. Since $6.64M is very reasonable for a starter in today’s NBA, it’s unlikely that he’ll be going anywhere anytime soon.


Andrew Bogut
71 GP (71 GS)
4.4ppg 11.1rpg 2.4bpg
.631 FG .577 FT


Even though Andrew Bogut’s offensive output was at a career low, his value to the team is still immense due to his defensive impact. Bogut is still one of the best defensive centres in the league, and for a second season in a row, he was named to the All-Defensive Second team.

Contract Status

Much like Patrick Mills, Andrew Bogut also signed a contract extension last season, which will take him into his mid-30s. It’s not a bad contract by any means, but the Sonics could look to go younger if the playoffs don’t pan out in their favour.


Dion Waiters
70 GP (55 GS)
14ppg 1.5rpg 2.4apg
.467 FG .372 3PT .827 FT

Otto Porter might get all the recognition for his season, but Dion Waiters was also a great buy for the Sonics. In the past, Waiters has struggled to put up solid performances on a consistent basis, but this season, he managed to put up 10-15 on a nightly basis – and he did so rather efficiently. When you also consider that Waiters is a decent defender, it’s not hard to see why he’s currently getting minutes over Jamal Crawford.

Contract Status

Dion Waiters has a $9.4M Team Option for 18-19, which will most likely be exercised.


Shaun Livingston
82 GP
5.2ppg 4.6apg 1.1spg
.557 FG .067 3PT .909 FT


There’s probably an element of dejavu in this statement, but Shaun Livingston really is the perfect backup point guard. He’s great at running an offence, has wonderful court vision and is a matchup nightmare at times due to his height. The stability he adds to the second unit is invaluable.

Contract Status

Shaun Livingston is on contract for next season and will probably be the Sonics’ backup point guard for as long as he wants to stay in Seattle.


Boban Marjanovic
46 GP (2 GS)
3.1ppg 8.1rpg 1.5bpg
.605 FG .870 FT


After missing the first half of the season with a spinal injury, it was fair to predict that Boban Marjanovic might have a lukewarm season. His rebounding and block numbers are still great for a backup centre, but he’s one of those lumbering centres that are seemingly being phased out as the league is getting faster. There were numerous times where he couldn’t get back on defence fast enough, giving the opponent an easy score underneath the basket. This could be a problem going forward.

Contract status

Boban Marjanovic still has next season left on his contract. While he was initially seen as the heir apparent to Andrew Bogut, the current pace of the league might make the Sonics’ front office consider other options.


Tony Snell
69 GP
8.2ppg 1.2rpg 0.5apg
.474 FG .236 3PT .919 FT


Tony Snell may have found his niche in Seattle. While he will never be a star, Snell works well in the second unit due to his work off the ball. He gets a lot of easy hoops by cutting to the rim. Snell can also defend positions 1-3 effectively, which means lesser defenders off the bench (looking at you, Jamal Crawford) can hide on lesser offensive threats. Now, if Snell can just bring up his 3PT percentage, he would be one hell of a player off the bench.

Contract status

Tony Snell will be an unrestricted free agent. With the way he plays with the second unit, the Sonics would be happy to have Snell back in 18-19 - for the right price.


Jarnell Stokes
72 GP (9 GS)
5.8ppg 6.2rpg 1apg
.627 FG .071 3PT .614 FT


Jarnell Stokes was one of the surprises of the 17-18 campaigh. With Boban Marjanovic missing the first half of the season, Stokes stepped up as the backup centre. He did well on the boards and was a fairly mobile defensive player. He went from being someone who was likely to be the first player waived, to a key member of the Sonics’ rotation.

Contract status

Jarnell Stokes is an unrestricted free agent and will be coming off a minimum contract. He has expressed interest in testing the market and could land himself a lucrative contract.


Jamal Crawford
72 GP
10.3ppg 2.4apg 0.6spg
.376 FG .235 3PT .921 FT


Jamal Crawford is possibly one of the great heat-check players of all time. The Seattle fans were initially treated to some of the best the hometown hero has to offer. However, as the numbers suggest, Crawford spent most of the season shooting even more erratically than usual. Add this to his defensive deficiencies and there’s really no reason for Crawford to be in the rotation for the playoffs.

Contract status

Jamal Crawford has a Team Option for 18-19 worth $14.5M. It would be in the Sonics’ best interests to decline this option.


Devin Harris
16 GP (8 GS)
9.6ppg 4.1apg 2.3spg
.495 FG .316 3PT .896 FT


Devin Harris made an immediate impact, as his ability to create shots was still at a high level. However, Harris also proved to be rather careless with the ball, which is not something a competitive team wants from a rotation point guard. The initial Harris hype died down after eclipsing the franchise turnover record twice, which in turn led him to go back to being what everyone expected – the team’s third string point guard.

Contract status

Devin Harris is off contract and will be an unrestricted free agent. At this point, Harris wants to re-sign, but the Sonics will probably go for a younger player to round out their point guard depth in the 18-19 season.


Luc Mbah a Moute
66 GP (21 GS)
3.6pp 2rpg 0.6spg
.367 FG .292 3PT .429 FT

Even though he played 66 games, Luc Mbah a Moute didn’t get a lot of opportunities with the Sonics. He lost most of his minutes when Andrew Bogut came back from injury, as Ime Udoka wanted to try playing Jarnell Stokes at his preferred power forward position. But the biggest test of Mbah a Moute’s value could still come in the playoffs.

Contract status

Luc Mbah a Moute is coming off contract and will be an unrestricted free agent. Him re-signing with the Sonics will be contingent on how significant he will be in the playoffs.


Brandon Rush
56 GP
5.5ppg 1.3rpg 0.5apg
.455 FG .400 3PT .788 FT

Brandon Rush found himself a spot in the rotation for a good chunk of the season, but his minutes fell off when the Sonics decided to give Tony Snell more time. Rush is still a very capable shooter and is always a threat from behind the arc when he’s on the floor.

Contract status

Brandon Rush is coming off his minimum contract and will be an unrestricted free agent. For a shooter of his calibre, he’s definitely worth another minimum contract… if he’s willing to accept it.

Michael Fusek
20 GP
1.9ppg 2.5rpg 1bpg
.667 FG .600 FT


Michael Fusek didn’t get many chances in the 18-19 campaign, but in his current state, he has most of Boban’s deficiencies. Unless there are some major injuries over the next few seasons, it’s most likely that Fusek will spend most of his time on the end of the bench or in the G League.

Contract Status

Michael Fusek still has another guaranteed season on his rookie contract.
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