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Enter the Dragan [19-7] Rockets' bad run continues in Phoenix

Postby Phil89 on Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:09 pm

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It's nice to see some activity in this section once again. I figured that I'd jump on the bandwagon and start fresh with a new team.

Phoenix were an attractive option because of their core of young players, in particular Devin Booker and Dragan Bender. I also wanted to play in the western conference again after playing with Washington and Philadelphia.

I'm hoping that I can eventually bring the Suns that elusive first championship (Y)


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Re: Enter the Dragan - A new era is dawning in Phoenix

Postby Phil89 on Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:09 pm

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Year
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2016-17
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0-4
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2017-18
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5-4
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2018-19
56-26
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2016-17 Season

Round
Opponent
Preview
Series Result
Games
Round Results
First Round
Golden State
Preview
Golden State won series 4-0
1, 2, 3, 4
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2017-18 Season

Round
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Games
Round Results
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Houston
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Phoenix won series 4-0
1, 2, 3, 4
First Round Results
Conference Semifinals
Golden State
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Golden State won series 4-1
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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2018-19 Season

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Series Result
Games
Round Results
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Seattle
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Phoenix won series 4-0
1, 2, 3, 4
First Round Results
Conference Semifinals
Minnesota
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Phoenix won series 4-0
1, 2, 3, 4
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Oklahoma City
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Phoenix won series 4-3
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Team Achievements

NBA Champions (2018-19)

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Player Achievements

Coach of the Year
Earl Watson (2018-19)

NBA Finals MVP
Devin Booker (2018-19)

All-Rookie First Team
Dragan Bender (2016-17)

All-Rookie Second Team
Kevin Knox (2018-19)

Rookie of the Month
Dragan Bender (December 2016)
Dragan Bender (February 2017)
Kevin Knox (April 2019)

Rising Stars Game
Dragan Bender (2017)
Devin Booker (2017)
Jonathan Jeanne (2019)


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20/10/16 - Productive off-season has spirits high in Phoenix
03/01/17 - Injury-riddled Suns are defying the odds this season
03/02/17 - New expansion teams revealed
01/03/17 - Massive free agency period on the cards in 2017 off-season
03/04/17 - Latest 2017 draft rankings have Duke big man on top
29/06/17 - Boston and San Antonio legends headline 2017 NBA retirements

02/10/17 - Suns announce new uniforms and court design
20/10/17 - Busy off-season creates interesting questions ahead of 2017-18 season
28/02/18 - Contract extension deadline passes with several big names remaining unsigned
22/03/18 - New Orleans Pelicans expected to relocate to Seattle after league approves sale

29/06/18 - Vince Carter calls time on his high-flying NBA career
10/08/18 - Teams unveil Nike uniforms
26/01/19 - Struggling Grizzlies ready to trade star big man before deadline
01/02/19 - Massive off-season ahead as teams prepare for star-studded free agency period

20/06/19 - Sacramento officially returns to the Pacific division
21/06/19 - End of an era: Several NBA stalwarts call time on their illustrious careers
22/06/19 - Several teams make coaching changes ahead of the 2019-20 season
24/06/19 - Indiana Pacers trade number one overall draft pick to Los Angeles Lakers

10/10/19 - Several teams unveil updated looks ahead of 2019-20 season
15/10/19 - 2019-20 Season Preview
18/11/19 - Suns must decide futures of expiring players in the coming months













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Re: Enter the Dragan - A new era is dawning in Phoenix

Postby Phil89 on Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:18 pm

20/10/16

Productive off-season has spirits high in Phoenix

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Draft Night Delight For Suns


The Phoenix Suns entered the 2016 NBA draft with four of the top thirty-five selections. Surprisingly though, their fans didn't appear to hold any great expectations for the night. This was mainly due to the fact that they held the fourth pick in a draft that was widely considered to have only two stand-out talents in it. Most of their fans lost a bit of enthusiasm after the lottery draw saw them fail to rise up the draft order, which effectively ruled them out of the Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram sweepstakes.

Interestingly, the whole mood of those fans changed when NBA commissioner Adam Silver read out Dragan Bender's name at pick number four. Suddenly they felt like they had a guy on their team who seemingly had the potential to turn into anything. A seven-footer who has the length to develop into an excellent defensive anchor for the team, but also possesses amazing passing and ball-handling ability for his size.

The media had speculated about who would roll the dice on selecting the seven-foot Croatian leading up to the draft and it was Phoenix who swung for the fences. Perhaps the emergence of Latvian big man Kristaps Porzingis as a genuine future superstar during his rookie NBA season with the Knicks convinced Suns general manager Ryan McDonough to take the gamble on Bender, in the hope that he could have a similar rapid rise at NBA level. Porzingis has completely redefined the center position during his short time in the NBA.


Despite having already filled the biggest need for his roster by drafting Bender, McDonough decided to further bolster his big man stocks by agreeing a trade with Sacramento that saw the Suns acquire the 8th overall pick, Marquese Chriss. The Kings received pick 13 (Georgios Papagiannis), pick 28 (Skal Labissiere), the Suns' 2020 second round pick and the draft rights to Serbian guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, who is currently playing in Turkey with Fenerbahce.

Chriss, a physically gifted forward who played just one season with the Washington Huskies, was touted as a potential top three pick at various stages over the past year, so the Suns certainly did well to land him at pick 8. He was viewed as a risky prospect by some experts because he still has a lot of developing to do in regards to his scoring capability. His athletic ability is unquestionable, but the Suns' decision to take him so with this pick will be judged on how well they develop him into a reliable offensive player over the next few seasons.


Phoenix rounded off their draft night by selecting Kentucky point guard Tyler Ulis with pick 34. Clearly McDonough felt that it was necessary to secure an insurance policy at the point guard position in case injury-plagued duo Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight broke down in the future. What Ulis lacks in height, he sure makes up for with heart, and character. He was highly regarded during his time with the Wildcats and will bring a bit of leadership to a young team in Phoenix. Ulis becomes the fifth Kentucky guard to join the Suns, after Bledsoe, Knight, Booker and Archie Goodwin.



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Exciting Partnership Begins


Part of the excitement surrounding the acquisition of Bender was centered around the prospect of his future alongside rising star Devin Booker. The former Kentucky Wildcat guard was arguably the steal of the 2015 draft at pick 13. He averaged about 14 points per game in his rookie season as he played all but six of the Suns games. Some commentators are already calling him the next star shooting guard in the league, saying that he is poised to take the challenge up to James Harden and Klay Thompson.

Booker is a similar type of player to Klay. He is a silky shooter and is a good size for a shooting guard, which should enable him to become a solid two-way player in the future if he puts the work in. Certainly Phoenix fans are pinning a lot of their hopes on him to become a genuine superstar calibre player and lead their team to that elusive first NBA championship. And now that Bender has arrived, he'll be able to take some of that burden of expectations off Booker's shoulder and allow him to just focus on playing basketball.



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Familiar Faces Return


After their positive results on draft night, Phoenix then looked to strengthen their roster even further with some experienced free agent signings. Versatile forward Jared Dudley returned for his second stint with the franchise, signing a 3-year deal worth $30 million. Brazilian guard Leandro Barbosa also returned to Phoenix on a 2-year deal worth $8 million, marking his third spell with the team. Both players should add a nice boost to the Suns' offensive power next season and take some pressure off of Devin Booker and Eric Bledsoe.

The free agency period also saw several role players leave the Suns, including Jon Leuer (Detroit), Ronnie Price (Oklahoma City), Chase Budinger (Brooklyn) and Mirza Teletovic (Milwaukee). Phoenix management and fans both appear confident that the new arrivals will more than cover the loss of those who have departed. On paper, it certainly looks like they have upgraded.



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Rookie Coach Is Ready


The Suns appointed interim head coach Earl Watson to the position full-time in late April on a three-year contract. He will begin his first full season in charge this October and is hoping to get them into the fight for the eighth seed in the western conference. It won't be an easy task though, given that it has been six long years since the Suns last appeared in the playoffs.

Watson is optimistic about his team's chances, however, telling ESPN this week "We don't want to put any extra pressure on ourselves, but we feel that we have a good mix of youth and experience on this team and that if we all give our best then reaching the playoffs is a reachable target."

"The young guys are learning a lot from the older guys and at the same time the older guys are feeding off the youthful energy in the group and really buying into our project."

Watson is only a rookie coach, but he has already earned a reputation for prioritising defense above all else. It is a good place to start with such a young team. The defensive potential that the Suns possess is very impressive, especially with the length of Tyson Chandler, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss and Alex Len. In a couple of years they could easily be a top five defensive team in the league.

Much of the scoring burden will fall on the shoulders of Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker until the likes of Len, Bender and Chriss further develop their offensive skills. Veteran Jared Dudley will play a key role, with his ability to stretch the floor with his perimeter shooting and create space for Bledsoe and Brandon Knight to drive into.

TJ Warren will need to take the next step in his development and become the reliable 15-20 point per game scorer that the Suns desperately need. PJ Tucker, Tyson Chandler and Archie Goodwin will also have vital roles coming off the bench. They will need to keep the scoreboard ticking over when the stars are resting.


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Re: Enter the Dragan - A new era is dawning in Phoenix

Postby Valor on Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:26 pm

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Whenever I see Phoenix, I think of this. :lol:

All jokes aside, Suns are a good young team to work with, will be interesting to see how you build them into a contender for sure.

Booker-Dragan duo hell yeah :headbang:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - A new era is dawning in Phoenix

Postby Lamrock on Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:26 pm

Cool! Your previous threads were great. The Suns are an interesting team to pick - they have some good pieces, vets and youth alike, but no real identity. Will be interesting to see what direction you go in.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - A new era is dawning in Phoenix

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:17 pm

Valor wrote:[ Image ]
Whenever I see Phoenix, I think of this. :lol:

All jokes aside, Suns are a good young team to work with, will be interesting to see how you build them into a contender for sure.

Booker-Dragan duo hell yeah :headbang:

Lamrock wrote:Cool! Your previous threads were great. The Suns are an interesting team to pick - they have some good pieces, vets and youth alike, but no real identity. Will be interesting to see what direction you go in.

The Booker and Bender combo is really what made me choose Phoenix. I was tempted to go back to OKC, but this felt like more of a challenge.


I'm going to keep the roster together for now and aim for the playoffs. If we're struggling at the trade deadline I may look to dump Dudley and/or Chandler to create more cap space. Maybe one of the point guards too.

I just want to get a sense of what I'm working with before I make any changes.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - A new era is dawning in Phoenix

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:18 pm

26/10/16

Phoenix Suns [0-0] vs Sacramento Kings [0-0]

Suns fall short in season opener against Kings

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PHX - 27 25 24 26 102
SAC - 29 30 27 24 110

Player of the Game: DeMarcus Cousins
(21pts, 12reb, 1ast, 2stl, 2blk)
(9-14 FG, 1-1 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Rudy Gay - 22
Darren Collison - 22
DeMarcus Cousins - 21
Anthony Tolliver - 15
Devin Booker - 13
Alex Len - 12
Dragan Bender - 12
Archie Goodwin - 12
TJ Warren - 11
Tyson Chandler - 11
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Marquese Chriss - 9
Ty Lawson - 8

Rebounds
DeMarcus Cousins - 12
Tyson Chandler - 9
Alex Len - 8
Kosta Koufos - 7
Anthony Tolliver - 7

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 8
Arron Afflalo - 5
Matt Barnes - 5
Jared Dudley - 5

Steals
Eric Bledsoe - 5
Rudy Gay - 4
Matt Barnes - 3
DeMarcus Cousins - 2
Anthony Tolliver - 2
Tyson Chandler - 2

Blocks
Tyson Chandler - 3
DeMarcus Cousins - 2
Alex Len - 2




Simmed Game

OKC - 33 24 34 32 123
PHX - 29 19 21 27 196

POTG: Russell Westbrook (29pts, 10reb, 18ast, 4stl)

Record: 0-2
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Re: Enter the Dragan [0-2] - Tough start to the new season

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:36 pm

30/10/16

Phoenix Suns [0-2] vs Golden State Warriors [2-0]

Superstar Warriors steamroll young Suns by 50 points

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PHX - 22 18 23 33 196
GSW - 39 46 31 30 146

Player of the Game: Stephen Curry
(32pts, 4reb, 5ast, 2stl)
(9-15 FG, 7-12 3PT, 7-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Stephen Curry - 32
Kevin Durant - 24
Klay Thompson - 20
Alex Len - 20
Devin Booker - 13
Andre Iguodala - 13
Shaun Livingston - 13
David West - 12
Draymond Green - 11
Dragan Bender - 11
Tyler Ulis - 10
Brandon Knight - 9
Jared Dudley - 9
Zaza Pachulia - 8

Rebounds
Zaza Pachulia - 9
Dragan Bender - 8
David West - 7
Kevin Durant - 6
Tyson Chandler - 6
Devin Booker - 5
Alex Len - 5
Marquese Chriss - 5

Assists
Klay Thompson - 8
Shaun Livingston - 7
Stephen Curry - 5
Eric Bledsoe - 5

Steals
Zaza Pachulia - 3
Klay Thompson - 3
David West - 3
Stephen Curry - 2
Shaun Livingston - 2
Draymond Green - 2
Anderson Varejao - 2
Tyler Ulis - 2

Blocks
Jared Dudley - 2
Eric Bledsoe - 2




Simmed Game

LAC - 19 17 22 41 199
PHX - 22 21 27 31 101

POTG: Eric Bledsoe (28pts, 5reb, 3ast, 8stl, 3blk)

Record: 1-3



You really don't expect to lose by 50 points when you put up 96 yourself. This Warriors team is ridiculous :oops:
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Re: Enter the Dragan [1-3] - Tough day at the office

Postby Lamrock on Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:02 pm

I feel your pain, man. Still having nightmares about those pull-up threes.
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Re: Enter the Dragan [1-3] - Tough day at the office

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:18 pm

Lamrock wrote:I feel your pain, man. Still having nightmares about those pull-up threes.

What hurt the most was guys like Pachulia and Varejao getting easy baskets as a result of all the attention I had to give the superstars. It's impossible to beat them with all that offensive firepower.

I have to play them in Oakland in a few weeks as well. My goal will be to lose by 49 or less :cool:
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Re: Enter the Dragan [1-3] - Tough day at the office

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:19 pm

2/11/16

Phoenix Suns [1-3] vs Portland Trail Blazers [2-2]

Lillard and McCollum lead Blazers past Suns

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PHX - 25 25 27 22 199
POR - 28 31 28 40 127

Player of the Game: Damian Lillard
(31pts, 2reb, 9ast, 2stl)
(13-21 FG, 3-9 3PT, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Damian Lillard - 31
CJ McCollum - 29
Jared Dudley - 20
TJ Warren - 16
Evan Turner - 14
Festus Ezeli - 13
Alex Len - 12
Devin Booker - 11
Meyers Leonard - 9
Eric Bledsoe - 9
Marquese Chriss - 9

Rebounds
Mason Plumlee - 11
Festus Ezeli - 7
Ed Davis - 7
TJ Warren - 6
Alex Len - 6
Meyers Leonard - 6
Allen Crabbe - 5

Assists
Damian Lillard - 9
CJ McCollum - 7
Eric Bledsoe - 7
Evan Turner - 6
Devin Booker - 5

Steals
Al-Farouq Aminu - 2
Meyers Leonard - 2
Shabazz Napier - 2
CJ McCollum - 2
Damian Lillard - 2
Festus Ezeli - 2


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Simmed Game

NOP - 27 27 26 19 199
PHX - 35 23 24 23 105

POTG: Devin Booker (31pts, 7reb, 5ast, 1blk)

Record: 2-4
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Re: Enter the Dragan [2-4] - Blazers' backcourt duo dominate in Phoenix

Postby Valor on Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:49 am

Ouch! Tough loss to Golden State! (Real life Suns almost won!) and Portland too :crazyeyes:

Devin Booker killing it against Pelicans :headbang:
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Re: Enter the Dragan [2-4] - Blazers' backcourt duo dominate in Phoenix

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:28 pm

Valor wrote:Ouch! Tough loss to Golden State! (Real life Suns almost won!) and Portland too :crazyeyes:

Devin Booker killing it against Pelicans :headbang:

One thing I didn't really think about when choosing Phoenix is that I have to play the Warriors four times a season :(
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Re: Enter the Dragan [2-4] - Blazers' backcourt duo dominate in Phoenix

Postby Phil89 on Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:29 pm

6/11/16

Los Angeles Lakers [4-2] vs Phoenix Suns [2-4]

Suns throw away early lead and lose to Lakers in overtime

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LAL - 16 32 28 24 14 114
PHX - 27 23 25 25 19 108

Player of the Game: D'Angelo Russell
(24pts, 4reb, 7ast)
(8-18 FG, 1-4 3PT, 7-11 FT)


Top Scorers
D'Angelo Russell - 24
Alex Len - 20
Dragan Bender - 16
Yi Jianlian - 15
Brandon Ingram - 14
Jared Dudley - 12
Marquese Chriss - 12
TJ Warren - 11
Luol Deng - 11
Louis Williams - 10
Jordan Clarkson - 10
Larry Nance Jr - 10
Devin Booker - 10
PJ Tucker - 9
Timofey Mozgov - 9
Julius Randle - 8

Rebounds
Alex Len - 11
Tyson Chandler - 8
Brandon Ingram - 8
Timofey Mozgov - 6
Julius Randle - 6
Yi Jianlian - 6
Dragan Bender - 6
TJ Warren - 5
Larry Nance Jr - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 10
D'Angelo Russell - 7
Devin Booker - 6
Jared Dudley - 6
Brandon Knight - 5
Jordan Clarkson - 5

Steals
Yi Jianlian - 4
Brandon Ingram - 4
Luol Deng - 3
Timofey Mozgov - 3
PJ Tucker - 2
Julius Randle - 2
Louis Williams - 2

Blocks
Alex Len - 3
Jared Dudley - 2




Simmed Game

POR - 31 24 28 33 116
PHX - 28 19 27 23 197

POTG: CJ McCollum (33pts, 2reb, 5ast, 3stl)

Record: 2-6
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Re: Enter the Dragan [2-6] - Overtime heartache in L.A.

Postby Phil89 on Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:34 pm

9/11/16

Phoenix Suns [2-6] vs Detroit Pistons [7-0]

Suns fight hard to beat previously unbeaten Pistons in overtime

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PHX - 26 27 26 20 17 116
DET - 31 24 23 21 10 109

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(21pts, 13reb, 2ast, 3stl, 2blk)
(5-12 FG, 0-0 3PT, 11-14 FT)


Top Scorers
Andre Drummond - 24
Alex Len - 21
Dragan Bender - 19
Tyson Chandler - 18
Reggie Jackson - 18
Devin Booker - 16
TJ Warren - 11
Jon Leuer - 11
Stanley Johnson - 11
Tobias Harris - 9
Boban Marjanovic - 9
Eric Bledsoe - 9
Marquese Chriss - 8
Marcus Morris - 8

Rebounds
Andre Drummond - 15
Alex Len - 13
Jon Leuer - 7
Tobias Harris - 6
Tyson Chandler - 6
Dragan Bender - 6
TJ Warren - 5
Reggie Jackson - 5

Assists
Reggie Jackson - 13
Brandon Knight - 10
Eric Bledsoe - 7
Devin Booker - 5

Steals
Alex Len - 3
Andre Drummond - 3
Devin Booker - 2

Blocks
Devin Booker - 3
Dragan Bender - 3
Andre Drummond - 2
Alex Len - 2




Simmed Game

PHX - 32 24 33 24 113
BKN - 20 21 29 37 107

POTG: Eric Bledsoe (24pts, 4reb, 3ast, 1stl)

Record: 4-6
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Re: Enter the Dragan [4-6] - Overtime again! Better result this time

Postby Phil89 on Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:29 pm

13/11/16

Golden State Warriors [7-2] vs Phoenix Suns [4-6]

Huge margin adds insult to injury for Suns in Oakland

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GSW - 38 37 36 24 135
PHX - 29 27 25 16 197

Player of the Game: Kevin Durant
(41pts, 9reb, 3ast, 1stl)
(13-26 FG, 9-18 3PT, 6-6 FT)


Top Scorers
Kevin Durant - 41
Klay Thompson - 30
Stephen Curry - 19
Alex Len - 18
Anderson Varejao - 13
Tyson Chandler - 12
Marquese Chriss - 12
Jared Dudley - 10
TJ Warren - 9
PJ Tucker - 8

Rebounds
Anderson Varejao - 11
Kevin Durant - 9
Zaza Pachulia - 9
Tyson Chandler - 6

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 9
Ian Clark - 6

Steals
Zaza Pachulia - 4
Anderson Varejao - 3
Alex Len - 2
Klay Thompson - 2




Simmed Game

DEN - 25 27 21 16 89
PHX - 27 30 22 19 98

POTG: Brandon Knight (19pts, 6reb, 11ast, 1blk)

Record: 5-7




Both Booker and Bender got injured in the second quarter and sat out the rest of the game. Not that it really made any real difference against the unstoppable Warriors.
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Re: Enter the Dragan [4-6] - Overtime again! Better result this time

Postby Phil89 on Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:30 pm

14/11/16

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News: Suns young guns Devin Booker and Dragan Bender picked up injuries in loss to Warriors yesterday. Big blow for the team

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Booker will miss 1-2 weeks with sprained right knee. Bender out for 4-6 weeks with broken nose after copping Shaun Livingston elbow
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Re: Enter the Dragan [5-7] - Injuries + Big loss to Warriors = Bad day

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:13 pm

15/11/16

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Re: Enter the Dragan [5-7] - Injuries + Big loss to Warriors = Bad day

Postby Lamrock on Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:42 pm

Well I think Josh Jackson would be a great addition to your squad...
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Re: Enter the Dragan [5-7] - Injuries + Big loss to Warriors = Bad day

Postby Phil89 on Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:09 pm

Lamrock wrote:Well I think Josh Jackson would be a great addition to your squad...

He would, but I'm not giving up on my playoff dreams just yet. Even if Alex Len has to carry us there on his broad Ukrainian shoulders.

I wish I could figure out how to use Bledsoe and Knight more effectively on 2k17. For some reason my offense is the opposite of previous games and my main scorers are my big men, instead of the guards. It's something I've got to figure out before the season is over.
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Re: Enter the Dragan [5-7] - Injuries + Big loss to Warriors = Bad day

Postby Lamrock on Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:56 am

Whenever I need a bucket, pick and roll cheese with Lillard or McCollum usually gets the job done. Bledsoe and Knight aren't quite as good but they're a similar tandem.
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Re: Enter the Dragan [5-7] - Injuries + Big loss to Warriors = Bad day

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:48 pm

18/11/16

Indiana Pacers [6-6] vs Phoenix Suns [5-7]

Alex Len has career night as Suns scrape past Pacers

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IND - 25 31 24 20 100
PHX - 32 27 25 24 108

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(21pts, 18reb, 5ast, 1stl, 2blk)
(7-9 FG, 0-0 3PT, 7-9 FT)


Top Scorers
Alex Len - 21
Paul George - 20
TJ Warren - 18
Thaddeus Young - 17
Marquese Chriss - 16
Tyson Chandler - 13
Aaron Brooks - 13
CJ Miles - 10
Jeff Teague - 9
Myles Turner - 9
PJ Tucker - 9
Jared Dudley - 8
Eric Bledsoe - 8

Rebounds
Alex Len - 18
Al Jefferson - 9
Thaddeus Young - 8
Tyson Chandler - 6
Marquese Chriss - 6
Myles Turner - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Alex Len - 5
Brandon Knight - 5
Jeff Teague - 5

Steals
Monta Ellis - 3
Al Jefferson - 3
Tyson Chandler - 2
Jeff Teague - 2
Thaddeus Young - 2

Blocks
Tyson Chandler - 2
Alex Len - 2




Simmed Game

PHI - 42 24 20 23 109
PHX - 30 30 30 23 113

POTG: Eric Bledsoe (26pts, 2reb, 8ast, 3stl, 1blk)

Record: 7-7



Paul George went down injured about 2 minutes into the fourth quarter and sat out the rest of the game. It probably helped me win the game, but I did feel in control anyway before it happened.
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Re: Enter the Dragan [5-7] - Injuries + Big loss to Warriors = Bad day

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:57 pm

20/11/16

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News: Terrible news for Paul George. Scans revealed today that he has broken his left ankle and will likely miss the next 2 months. Not the same leg he injured in 2014

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Really unlucky for George as he seemed to just trip over his own feet and landed awkwardly on his ankle. This puts a massive dent in Pacers playoff hopes
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Re: Enter the Dragan [7-7] - Alex Len has some fun in Indiana

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:17 pm

21/11/16

Washington Wizards [5-7] vs Phoenix Suns [7-7]

Suns withstand spirited comeback to win in Washington

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WAS - 22 21 19 31 193
PHX - 27 31 22 21 101

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(26pts, 11reb, 2ast, 2stl)
(10-12 FG, 0-0 3PT, 6-6 FT)


Top Scorers
Alex Len - 26
John Wall - 19
Marquese Chriss - 17
Otto Porter - 17
Bradley Beal - 16
Markieff Morris - 14
Tyson Chandler - 13
Brandon Knight - 11
Eric Bledsoe - 10
PJ Tucker - 8
TJ Warren - 8

Rebounds
Alex Len - 11
Tyson Chandler - 7
Marquese Chriss - 5
Marcin Gortat - 5
Ian Mahinmi - 5
Markieff Morris - 5

Assists
Brandon Knight - 8
John Wall - 7
Trey Burke - 5

Steals
Otto Porter - 3
John Wall - 3
Alex Len - 2
Ian Mahinmi - 2
Marcus Thornton - 2

Blocks
Tyson Chandler - 2




Simmed Game

ORL - 24 20 28 26 88
PHX - 28 22 16 26 92

POTG: Kevin Martin (31pts, 2reb, 3ast)

Record: 9-7
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Re: Enter the Dragan [7-7] - Alex Len has some fun in Indiana

Postby Phil89 on Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:19 pm

23/11/16

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News: More bad luck for Suns. Marquese Chriss (twisted right ankle) is out for a week. Eric Bledsoe (sprained right ankle) will be limited

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This comes just 9 days after both Booker and Bender ruled out for multiple weeks. Suns medical staff working overtime already
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