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Re: Enter the Dragan - [7-1] Booker finds some form against Kings

Postby Phil89 on Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:30 pm

Lamrock wrote:Shame your undefeated streak came to an end in a simmed game, but it's looking like this could be your year!

Things are looking really good so far.

Maybe I'll win 2 games against the Warriors in the playoffs this year :P
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [9-1] Booker keeps it going against Pistons

Postby Valor on Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:50 pm

Still unbeaten in played games, seems like you've got a handle on the new guys :wink:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [9-1] Booker keeps it going against Pistons

Postby Phil89 on Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:19 pm

21/11/18

Phoenix Suns [9-1] vs Dallas Mavericks [1-9]

Mavs upset high-flying Suns in Phoenix

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PHX - 19 31 25 17 193
DAL - 26 29 21 24 100

Player of the Game: Nerlens Noel
(20pts, 11reb, 2ast, 5stl, 1blk)

(9-14 FG, 2-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Nerlens Noel - 20
Will Barton - 18
Dragan Bender - 15
Alex Len - 15
Harrison Barnes - 15
De'Aaron Fox - 14
Seth Curry - 12
Devin Booker - 12
Dirk Nowitzki - 11
Michael Carter-Williams - 10
Andre Iguodala - 8
Jonathan Jeanne - 8
Robin Lopez - 8

Rebounds
Nerlens Noel - 11
DeAndre Ayton - 9
Dragan Bender - 8
Alex Len - 8

Assists
Will Barton - 7
De'Aaron Fox - 6
Eric Bledsoe - 5

Steals
Nerlens Noel - 5
DeAndre Ayton - 4
De'Aaron Fox - 3
Willie Cauley-Stein - 3
Harrison Barnes - 3
Alex Len - 2
Eric Bledsoe - 2
Will Barton - 2

Blocks
Jonathan Jeanne - 3
Marquese Chriss - 2
Dragan Bender - 2
Alex Len - 2




Simmed Game

PHX - 27 26 26 31 110
LAC - 34 27 22 28 111

POTG: Blake Griffin (28pts, 11reb, 1ast, 1stl, 1blk)

Record: 9-3




Somehow Noel turned into Hakeem in the fourth. He scored 13 points for the quarter and killed my comeback.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [9-3] Slip up against struggling Mavs

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:17 pm

25/11/18

Houston Rockets [5-6] vs Phoenix Suns [9-3]

Rockets come out on top in back-and-forth affair

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HOU - 21 28 22 31 102
PHX - 22 22 31 22 197

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(32pts, 8reb, 3ast, 3blk)

(12-14 FG, 8-10 FT)


Top Scorers
Alex Len - 32
Eric Gordon - 16
Ryan Anderson - 14
Dragan Bender - 13
James Harden - 12
Sam Dekker - 12
Louis Williams - 12
Clint Capela - 12
Devin Booker - 11
Andre Iguodala - 10
Jonathan Jeanne - 8

Rebounds
Clint Capela - 12
Alex Len - 8
Donatas Motiejunas - 5

Assists
James Harden - 11
Eric Bledsoe - 8
Andre Iguodala - 6
Jerryd Bayless - 5

Steals
Eric Gordon - 2
Clint Capela - 2
James Harden - 2
Eric Bledsoe - 2

Blocks
Alex Len - 3
Jonathan Jeanne - 3




Simmed Game

PHX - 25 29 20 22 86
DEN - 17 18 23 24 82

POTG: Devin Booker (21pts, 4reb, 5ast, 1stl, 1blk)

Record: 10-4
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [9-1] Booker keeps it going against Pistons

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:28 pm

Valor wrote:Still unbeaten in played games, seems like you've got a handle on the new guys :wink:

Thanks for the jinx :P But seriously, I feel like my bench is much stronger this season.

The cpu rotations do give me a bench line-up of Lopez, Jeanne, Knox, Bayless and MCW at times, but it somehow still works well enough.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [9-1] Booker keeps it going against Pistons

Postby Valor on Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:20 am

Phil89 wrote:
Valor wrote:Still unbeaten in played games, seems like you've got a handle on the new guys :wink:

Thanks for the jinx :P But seriously, I feel like my bench is much stronger this season.

The cpu rotations do give me a bench line-up of Lopez, Jeanne, Knox, Bayless and MCW at times, but it somehow still works well enough.

My bad :doh: :lol:

Have you tried fiddling with the advanced rotation thing? Not very intuitive for me but it seems like a pretty handy thing if one can figure out how to use it.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [10-4] Another loss in Texas

Postby Phil89 on Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:50 pm

I don't think I have.

Having two lumbering seven-footers on the court together isn't ideal, but for some reason I score predominantly through my big men in 2k17, so it works out okay.

I've got a trade in mind for the deadline, so I'll probably make some minor changes to balance out my bench at the same time.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [10-4] Another loss in Texas

Postby Valor on Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:39 am

32-8-3 and only two shots missed, Len's an absolute beast for you :applaud:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [10-4] Another loss in Texas

Postby Phil89 on Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:07 pm

He'd probably make the all-star team if it wasn't for his performances in the sim games (Y)

I was actually planning to move Dragan Bender to center and start Marquese Chriss at power forward this season, but Len's form ended those plans.

It's worked out well actually because Chriss is a great bench scorer for me.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [10-4] Another loss in Texas

Postby Valor on Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:52 am

Phil89 wrote:He'd probably make the all-star team if it wasn't for his performances in the sim games (Y)

How's the voting like for Len usually? Is he even close or?
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [10-4] Another loss in Texas

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:25 pm

Valor wrote:
Phil89 wrote:He'd probably make the all-star team if it wasn't for his performances in the sim games (Y)

How's the voting like for Len usually? Is he even close or?

Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen any of my players show up in the voting. The western conference is insanely talent-filled.

Current voting:

Frontcourt: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Jokic, Gordon Hayward, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Draymond Green.
Backcourt: Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul, Jimmy Butler, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, D'Angelo Russell, CJ McCollum, Rodney Hood.

Booker is putting up similar numbers to Hood, so maybe he can sneak in if we maintain our good record.


For all the crazy games that Len produces, he is still only averaging 12 points and 9 rebounds per game. I guess the sim version of him is closer to his real life counterpart :wink:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [10-4] Another loss in Texas

Postby Kevin on Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:53 pm

Phil89 wrote:For all the crazy games that Len produces, he is still only averaging 12 points and 9 rebounds per game. I guess the sim version of him is closer to his real life counterpart :wink:

I actually noticed something weird when playing MyLeague in 2k17. If you start a new season and play the first game, whatever the outcome of your players' stats would be will make their stats of the season hovering somewhere above/below that.

Like if you played and got Len to get 20 pts and 10 rebs, the sim version of him would base it's performance off of that.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [10-4] Another loss in Texas

Postby Valor on Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:34 pm

Phil89 wrote:
Valor wrote:
Phil89 wrote:He'd probably make the all-star team if it wasn't for his performances in the sim games (Y)

How's the voting like for Len usually? Is he even close or?

Honestly, I don't think I've ever seen any of my players show up in the voting. The western conference is insanely talent-filled.

Current voting:

Frontcourt: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Jokic, Gordon Hayward, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Draymond Green.
Backcourt: Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Chris Paul, Jimmy Butler, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson, D'Angelo Russell, CJ McCollum, Rodney Hood.

Booker is putting up similar numbers to Hood, so maybe he can sneak in if we maintain our good record.


For all the crazy games that Len produces, he is still only averaging 12 points and 9 rebounds per game. I guess the sim version of him is closer to his real life counterpart :wink:

Dang, I guess star power still matters more in 2K huh, hopefully Booker gets in (Y)
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [10-4] Another loss in Texas

Postby Phil89 on Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:54 am

28/11/18

San Diego Eagles [6-6] vs Phoenix Suns [10-4]

Suns win in San Diego thanks to another dominant display from Len

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SDE - 17 21 26 30 194
PHX - 27 28 25 30 110

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(30pts, 12reb, 3ast, 1stl, 1blk)

(12-14 FG, 6-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Alex Len - 30
Dennis Smith Jr - 18
Robin Lopez - 17
Norman Powell - 14
Jordan Hill - 14
Devin Booker - 12
Marquese Chriss - 12
Jonathan Jeanne - 11
Dragan Bender - 11
CJ Miles - 11
Tomas Satoransky - 10
TJ Warren - 8
Boban Marjanovic - 8

Rebounds
Alex Len - 12
Boban Marjanovic - 9
Andrew Bogut - 7
Robin Lopez - 6
Dragan Bender - 5
Greg Monroe - 5

Assists
Dennis Smith Jr - 9
Eric Bledsoe - 7
Dragan Bender - 6

Steals
Dennis Smith Jr - 4
Norman Powell - 3
Eric Bledsoe - 2

Blocks
Dragan Bender - 4
Eric Bledsoe - 2




Simmed Game

PHX - 21 20 19 24 184
SAS - 27 24 30 25 106

POTG: Kawhi Leonard (26pts, 3reb, 4ast, 4stl, 1blk)

Record: 11-5
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [10-4] Another loss in Texas

Postby Phil89 on Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:00 am

Kevin wrote:
Phil89 wrote:For all the crazy games that Len produces, he is still only averaging 12 points and 9 rebounds per game. I guess the sim version of him is closer to his real life counterpart :wink:

I actually noticed something weird when playing MyLeague in 2k17. If you start a new season and play the first game, whatever the outcome of your players' stats would be will make their stats of the season hovering somewhere above/below that.

Like if you played and got Len to get 20 pts and 10 rebs, the sim version of him would base it's performance off of that.

That's interesting.

All I know is that he seems to get more rebounds than points in the sim games :lol:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-5] Len dominates in San Diego

Postby Valor on Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:13 pm

I swear Sim Len and Played Len are two different players, rarely misses a shot when you use him :shock:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-5] Len dominates in San Diego

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:43 pm

1/12/18

November 2018 Summary

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Division Standings

Eastern Conference

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Western Conference

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Playoff Seeds & Power Rankings

Eastern Conference

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Western Conference

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Power Rankings

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League Leaders

Points
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Steals
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Monthly and Weekly Awards

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

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Contract Extensions

01/11/18 - Boston re-signed Paul George (4 years / $114 million)
04/11/18 - Indiana re-signed Myles Turner (4 years / $78 million)
06/11/18 - LA Lakers re-signed Larry Nance Jr (3 years / $33 million)
08/11/18 - Philadelphia re-signed John Wall (4 years / $110 million)
17/11/18 - Washington re-signed Jahlil Okafor (4 years / $66 million)
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-5] Len dominates in San Diego

Postby Phil89 on Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:54 pm

Valor wrote:I swear Sim Len and Played Len are two different players, rarely misses a shot when you use him :shock:

Probably 99% of his shots are dunks or lay-ups. So he is pretty efficient.

The other 1% is when I push the shoot button too early and instead of stepping towards the rim for an open dunk, he stops for a ridiculous pull-up jumper from about 5 feet out :lol: :doh:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-5] November summary

Postby Phil89 on Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:55 pm

3/12/18

San Francisco Warriors [11-5] vs Phoenix Suns [11-5]

Jeanne's career-high the only bright spot for Suns in thrashing

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SFW - 26 21 41 38 136
PHX - 25 22 31 30 108

Player of the Game: Kevin Durant
(29pts, 5reb, 5ast, 2stl, 2blk)

(11-16 FG, 3-5 3PT, 4-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Jonathan Jeanne - 32
Kevin Durant - 29
Stephen Curry - 21
Draymond Green - 17
Alex Len - 17
Patrick McCaw - 16
Klay Thompson - 13
Dragan Bender - 13
Kevin Knox - 9
Devin Booker - 9
Kevon Looney - 9
JaVale McGee - 9
Arron Afflalo - 8
Austin Rivers - 8

Rebounds
JaVale McGee - 10
Dragan Bender - 8
Kevon Looney - 7
Jonathan Jeanne - 5
Alex Len - 5
Kevin Durant - 5

Assists
Eric Bledsoe - 10
Jerryd Bayless - 7
Draymond Green - 6
Stephen Curry - 6
Michael Carter-Williams - 5
Kevin Durant - 5

Steals
Stephen Curry - 3
JaVale McGee - 3
Patrick McCaw - 2
Kevin Durant - 2

Blocks
Robin Lopez - 3
JaVale McGee - 2
Kevin Durant - 2
Kevin Knox - 2




Simmed Game

PHX - 19 19 29 30 197
SFW - 24 30 31 32 117

POTG: Kevin Durant (31pts, 9reb, 6ast, 3stl, 1blk)

Record: 11-7






I really hate playing against this team. They literally intercept every second pass I throw on offense and hit every contested or insanely deep three pointer as well :lame:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-7] Double-header against Warriors. Yay!

Postby Valor on Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:06 pm

Damn, a back to back against the Warriors. Talk about brutal scheduling.

At least your simmed game was a closer affair...
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-7] Double-header against Warriors. Yay!

Postby Phil89 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:02 pm

6/12/18

Three-way trade: Boston, Milwaukee & Phoenix agree deal

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A trade involving the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns was completed today, league officials have announced.

The complex deal sees the Suns send Eric Bledsoe, Alan Williams and Allonzo Trier to Milwaukee, whilst receiving forward Mirza Teletovic back from the Bucks. Phoenix also gained guards Marcus Smart and EC Matthews from the Celtics.

Boston acquired guards Malcolm Brogdon and Shaun Livingston from the Bucks to round out the deal.



With the intent of chasing a championship, the Celtics made a major move in the off-season by trading fan favourite Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland for all-star Kyrie Irving. This latest deal looks likely to help them get another step closer to their end goal.

They have acquired another offensive threat in Malcolm Brogdon, who should be a great fourth option behind their current "big three" of Kyrie Irving, Paul George and Al Horford. Brogdon will likely take over the starting shooting guard role from veteran Tony Allen and make the Celtics an even more potent offensive force.

Even though Smart was locked in to a fairly favourable long-term contract, it's no real surprise that the Celtics decided to trade him. His body language has been poor ever since Kyrie arrived and it became clear that he would remain stuck in the backup point guard role.

That is why replacing him with a veteran role player like Shaun Livingston could be a masterstroke by Danny Ainge. Livingston has previously shown himself extremely capable and willing to fill that reserve playmaker role, having done so on the immensely good Warriors championship-winning team.



Milwaukee have been lacking a quality playmaker for a while and they will be hoping that Eric Bledsoe can fill that void. They previously brought in Matthew Dellavedova and Shaun Livingston, who had both been successful backups on championship teams, but both failed to shine in the starting role.

The Bucks have hit gold in the draft in the form of Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and now that he is developing into a legitimate superstar, they need to do everything in their power to build a winning team around him in order to keep him happy.

Bledsoe certainly fits in with the team profile that they have built in terms of his length and toughness. The defensive potential of this team is crazy when you look at the wingspans of guys like Giannis, Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Jabari Parker, Thon Maker and John Henson.



Phoenix initiated this trade after they failed to reach a mutually beneficial extension with the expiring Bledsoe. With so many of their young core under the age of twenty-four, it didn't make sense for them to give an enormous contract extension to a 28 year old with a bad injury history.

Marcus Smart could prove to be the perfect backcourt partner for rising star Devin Booker. Whilst being a capable playmaker, he excels most at being a lockdown defender and should be able to cover up any deficiencies that the offensively-minded Booker may have.

The Suns' management have done really well to set up a very promising young roster. Booker, Smart, Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss, Kevin Knox and Jonathan Jeanne are all twenty-four or younger, whilst standout performer Alex Len is still just twenty-five years old.

Trading Bledsoe also means that Booker is now the only major player they need to worry about re-signing at the end of the season. It's almost impossible to imagine them not matching any offers that come his way.



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Malcolm Brogdon - 25 - SG - $1m - 1 year (79)
Shaun Livingston - 33 - PG - $4m - 1 year (76)

Projected line-up:
Al Horford - Thaddeus Young - Paul George - Malcolm Brogdon - Kyrie Irving
Reserves:
Shaun Livingston, Tyler Zeller, Tony Allen, Iman Shumpert, Jason Smith, Brandon Rush, Jarnell Stokes, Langston Galloway, Malik Pope, Channing Frye




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Milwaukee receive
Eric Bledsoe - 28 - PG - $15m - 1 year (81)
Alan Williams - 25 - PF - $1m - 1 year (72)
Allonzo Trier - 22 - SG - $1.2m - 1 year (71)

Projected line-up:
Thon Maker - Giannis Antetokounmpo - Jabari Parker - Khris Middleton - Eric Bledsoe
Reserves:
John Henson, Marques Bolden, Matthew Dellavedova, Miles Plumlee, Jaren Jackson Jr, Rashad Vaughn, Tony Snell, Alan Williams, Allonzo Trier, Aaron Holiday




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Phoenix receive
Marcus Smart - 24 - PG - $43m - 4 years (78)
Mirza Teletovic - 33 - PF - $10.5m - 1 year (73)
EC Matthews - 22 - SG - $2m - 2 years (67)

Projected line-up:
Alex Len - Dragan Bender - Andre Iguodala - Devin Booker - Marcus Smart
Reserves:
Michael Carter-Williams, Jerryd Bayless, Marquese Chriss, Robin Lopez, Kevin Knox, Mirza Teletovic, Jonathan Jeanne, Josh Huestis, EC Matthews, Kerwin Roach
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-7] Double-header against Warriors. Yay!

Postby Phil89 on Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:07 pm

Valor wrote:Damn, a back to back against the Warriors. Talk about brutal scheduling.

At least your simmed game was a closer affair...

It really sucked..

But at least it was one less game that I actually have to actually play against them myself :wink:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-7] Double-header against Warriors. Yay!

Postby Valor on Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:44 am

Phil89 wrote:
Valor wrote:Damn, a back to back against the Warriors. Talk about brutal scheduling.

At least your simmed game was a closer affair...

It really sucked..

But at least it was one less game that I actually have to actually play against them myself :wink:

Fair enough, especially since you need to play them at least 4 times a season being in the same division and everything.

Did Bledsoe do that tweet here too? :P Smart is a nice get but I dunno about getting rid of Bledsoe so soon aye
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-7] Eric Bledsoe traded to Milwaukee!

Postby Phil89 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:19 pm

He probably did :lol:

I'm not too bothered about losing Bledsoe because he never really did anything special for this team. I wasn't overly excited about giving him a big extension.


Smart should be able to replicate Bledsoe's output fairly easily, and also help me slow down the likes of Curry and Westbrook a little bit more too.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [11-7] Eric Bledsoe traded to Milwaukee!

Postby Phil89 on Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:57 pm

7/12/18

Memphis Grizzlies [10-8] vs Phoenix Suns [11-7]

Marcus Smart plays well during Suns debut in Memphis

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MEM - 30 31 20 21 102
PHX - 27 28 34 20 110

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(21pts, 3reb, 1ast, 2stl, 2blk)

(7-8 FG, 7-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Devin Booker - 23
Alex Len - 21
Marc Gasol - 20
Chandler Parsons - 17
Marcus Smart - 15
Robin Lopez - 14
Marquese Chriss - 13
Andrew Harrison - 11
Mike Conley - 11
Wade Baldwin - 11
Zach Randolph - 8

Rebounds
Dragan Bender - 10
JaMychal Green - 10
Zach Randolph - 7

Assists
Michael Carter-Williams - 8
Andrew Harrison - 6
Marcus Smart - 5

Steals
Jordan Adams - 4
Jonathan Jeanne - 2
Alex Len - 2
Kevin Knox - 2
JaMychal Green - 2

Blocks
Robin Lopez - 3
Alex Len - 2




Simmed Game

PHX - 29 26 20 28 103
DEN - 21 13 14 28 176

POTG: Kevin Knox (24pts, 6reb, 1ast, 2stl)

Record: 13-7





Gasol was in foul trouble most of the second half and fouled out in the fourth. That really helped my comeback.

We went 37-37 at the free throw line, before Iguodala finally missed one :wink:


Also, I switched auto subs from rotation to fatigue and there were less rotations. That might help my stats.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [13-7] Back on track in Memphis

Postby Phil89 on Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:27 pm

10/12/18

Indiana Pacers [4-17] vs Phoenix Suns [13-7]

Suns dominate struggling Pacers in Indiana

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IND - 20 16 22 21 179
PHX - 31 24 26 31 112

Player of the Game: Jonathan Jeanne
(19pts, 5reb, 1ast, 1stl, 3blk)

(8-8 FG, 3-3 FT)


Top Scorers
Jonathan Jeanne - 19
Devin Booker - 15
Alex Len - 15
Jaylen Brown - 13
Myles Turner - 12
Victor Oladipo - 12
Dragan Bender - 11
Kevin Knox - 10
Michael Carter-Williams - 9
Andre Iguodala - 9
Al Jefferson - 9
Markelle Fultz - 8

Rebounds
Myles Turner - 7
Wendell Carter - 7
Dragan Bender - 6
Kevin Knox - 5
Alex Len - 5
Jonathan Jeanne - 5
Cole Aldrich - 5
Victor Oladipo - 5

Assists
Markelle Fultz - 10
Marcus Smart - 8
Michael Carter-Williams - 7
Dragan Bender - 6

Steals
Victor Oladipo - 3
Marcus Smart - 2
Dragan Bender - 2
Mirza Teletovic - 2

Blocks
Jonathan Jeanne - 3
Myles Turner - 3
Wendell Carter - 2
Cole Aldrich - 2
Andre Iguodala - 2
Dragan Bender - 2




Simmed Game

PHX - 32 24 24 22 102
ATL - 22 26 23 25 196

POTG: Devin Booker (23pts, 7reb, 5ast)

Record: 15-7



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Re: Enter the Dragan - [15-7] Strong performance in Indiana

Postby Murat on Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:15 pm

Glad you upgraded the jerseys to realistic Nike ones. I stopped following this one after I saw the adidas jerseys you used. Hope these remain
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [15-7] Strong performance in Indiana

Postby Valor on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:39 am

Four game win streak since the trade, looks like it sparked something in your guys (Y)

Jonathan Jeanne....shows once again that size = everything in 2K :wink:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [15-7] Strong performance in Indiana

Postby Phil89 on Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:09 pm

Murat wrote:Glad you upgraded the jerseys to realistic Nike ones. I stopped following this one after I saw the adidas jerseys you used. Hope these remain

No plans to change them again (unless they update them in RL and someone makes them in-game to download).

Valor wrote:Four game win streak since the trade, looks like it sparked something in your guys (Y)

Jonathan Jeanne....shows once again that size = everything in 2K :wink:

Smart has definitely taken over pretty seamlessly from Bledsoe. It's great having a guy who can pretty effectively lockdown the amazing point guards of the western conference.

JJ is similar to Alex Len in a lot of ways. Both are surprisingly effective at the offensive end, even though you'd expect them to be more defensively oriented players due to their size.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [15-7] Strong performance in Indiana

Postby Lamrock on Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:39 am

Been a while since I checked in. Was fun to catch up.

That's an interesting trade you made. While you sacrifice some spacing in that starting five, you have a deep bench and seemingly good defense. Also, if I remember correctly Jonathan Jeanne becomes a beast in 2K. I recall him becoming an all-star for some other team in my game.

Keep up the good work, Phil!
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [15-7] Strong performance in Indiana

Postby Phil89 on Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:18 pm

14/12/18

Phoenix Suns [15-7] vs Portland Trail Blazers [14-8]

Len guides Suns to hard-fought win against Blazers

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PHX - 29 33 20 28 110
POR - 22 24 23 31 100

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(31pts, 10reb, 1stl)

(12-15 FG, 7-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Alex Len - 31
CJ McCollum - 31
Damian Lillard - 24
Jusuf Nurkic - 21
Robin Lopez - 14
Devin Booker - 10
Dragan Bender - 10
Michael Carter-Williams - 8
Marcus Smart - 8
Jonathan Jeanne - 8
Marquese Chriss - 8

Rebounds
Jusuf Nurkic - 12
Alex Len - 10
Dragan Bender - 6
Andrew Nicholson - 5
Kevin Knox - 5

Assists
Marcus Smart - 9
Damian Lillard - 9
CJ McCollum - 6
Michael Carter-Williams - 5

Steals
Jusuf Nurkic - 3
Ed Davis - 2
Damian Lillard - 2
Andrew Nicholson - 2
Andre Iguodala - 2




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PHX - 38 26 19 40 123
WAS - 42 30 33 30 135

POTG: Jahlil Okafor (26pts, 8reb, 1ast, 2blk)

Record: 16-8
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [15-7] Strong performance in Indiana

Postby Phil89 on Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:16 pm

Lamrock wrote:Been a while since I checked in. Was fun to catch up.

That's an interesting trade you made. While you sacrifice some spacing in that starting five, you have a deep bench and seemingly good defense. Also, if I remember correctly Jonathan Jeanne becomes a beast in 2K. I recall him becoming an all-star for some other team in my game.

Keep up the good work, Phil!

I'm liking the trade so far. My play style leans more towards defense on 2k17, so Smart is a solid upgrade on Bledsoe in that regard. Plus the age difference and long-term contract are benefits as well (Y)


Jeanne really reminds me of Rudy Gobert. He is super long and challenges everything on the defensive end. If this save goes for a few more seasons I can definitely see him taking over the starting role from Alex Len.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [16-8] Len puts in big performance against Blazers

Postby Phil89 on Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:22 pm

17/12/18

Houston Rockets [11-12] vs Phoenix Suns [16-8]

Suns escape from Houston with impressive win

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HOU - 21 15 30 21 187
PHX - 29 29 29 19 106

Player of the Game: Marcus Smart
(19pts, 3reb, 7ast, 3stl)

(7-11 FG, 5-5 FT)


Top Scorers
James Harden - 20
Alex Len - 20
Marcus Smart - 19
Devin Booker - 17
Robin Lopez - 14
Ryan Anderson - 14
Patrick Beverley - 12
Sam Dekker - 10
Dragan Bender - 9

Rebounds
Alex Len - 11
Clint Capela - 8
Andre Iguodala - 7
Dragan Bender - 6
Robin Lopez - 5
Donatas Motiejunas - 5

Assists
James Harden - 9
Patrick Beverley - 7
Marcus Smart - 7
Devin Booker - 6

Steals
Donatas Motiejunas - 3
Ryan Anderson - 3
Marcus Smart - 3
Clint Capela - 2
Sam Dekker - 2
James Harden - 2
Eric Gordon - 2
Patrick Beverley - 2

Blocks
Alex Len - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2
Dragan Bender - 2




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PHX - 27 30 20 22 99
MIN - 24 29 19 19 91

POTG: Dragan Bender (20pts, 9reb, 4blk)

Record: 18-8
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [18-8] Big win in Houston

Postby Valor on Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:22 pm

Bender! 4 blocks in a sim game, nice! :applaud:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [18-8] Big win in Houston

Postby Andrew on Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:02 pm

Great job with the presentation so far. Looks like the trade is paying off, too.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [18-8] Big win in Houston

Postby Phil89 on Wed May 02, 2018 3:02 pm

21/12/18

Los Angeles Clippers [18-7] vs Phoenix Suns [18-8]

Melo turns back the clock to sink Suns

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LAC - 23 29 18 28 98
PHX - 27 21 26 17 91

Player of the Game: Carmelo Anthony
(28pts, 4reb, 3ast, 2stl)

(10-25 FG, 3-8 3PT, 5-5 FT)


Top Scorers
Carmelo Anthony - 28
Chris Paul - 21
Lance Stephenson - 16
Blake Griffin - 16
Devin Booker - 14
Dragan Bender - 13
Jonathan Jeanne - 10
Michael Carter-Williams - 10
Marcus Smart - 10
Jerryd Bayless - 9
Robin Lopez - 8

Rebounds
Blake Griffin - 13
Alex Len - 10
Kosta Koufos - 8
DeAndre Jordan - 7
Dragan Bender - 6
Chris Paul - 5

Assists
Chris Paul - 10
Michael Carter-Williams - 7
Lance Stephenson - 7

Steals
Blake Griffin - 4
DeAndre Jordan - 4
Andre Iguodala - 2
Maurice N'Dour - 2
Carmelo Anthony - 2

Blocks
Jonathan Jeanne - 4
Kosta Koufos - 3
Andre Iguodala - 2
Alex Len - 2
Dragan Bender - 2
DeAndre Jordan - 2




Simmed Game

TOR - 23 26 13 32 17 101
PHX - 25 26 24 19 17 111

POTG: DeMar DeRozan (38pts, 4reb, 4ast, 1stl, 1blk)

Record: 19-9



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Re: Enter the Dragan - [18-8] Big win in Houston

Postby Phil89 on Wed May 02, 2018 3:32 pm

Valor wrote:Bender! 4 blocks in a sim game, nice! :applaud:

His offensive output has been a bit inconsistent lately. I can always count on him to be a disruptive force on defense though.

Andrew wrote:Great job with the presentation so far. Looks like the trade is paying off, too.

Thanks. Smart isn't as good an athlete as Bledsoe, but his extra height and wingspan allow him to be a better defender. He fits right in with my play style with this team.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [19-9] Suns fall to playoff rivals in LA

Postby Lamrock on Thu May 03, 2018 7:59 am

SERIOUS QUESTION: Do you think Dragan Bender is a lost cause IRL?
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [19-9] Suns fall to playoff rivals in LA

Postby Phil89 on Thu May 03, 2018 11:57 am

Lamrock wrote:SERIOUS QUESTION: Do you think Dragan Bender is a lost cause IRL?

I'm not really sure. We don't get many Phoenix games shown in Australia, so I haven't really seen him play much IRL.

He seems to have the tools to be a good NBA player. I think he was kind of unlucky to come into the league with everyone expecting him to be the next Porzingis.

I'd give him another year or two to develop before writing him off. He is a year younger than most of his draft class, and none of them are really showing much either (apart from Ben Simmons and maybe Jaylen Brown and Domantas Sabonis).

The Suns just hired a Euro coach, so maybe Dragan will get a bigger role next season.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [19-9] Suns fall to playoff rivals in LA

Postby Phil89 on Sun May 06, 2018 6:04 pm

24/12/18

Phoenix Suns [19-9] vs Orlando Magic [15-12]

Suns win ugly against scrappy Magic

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PHX - 23 19 17 28 87
ORL - 16 17 23 27 83

Player of the Game: Alex Len
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(6-9 FG, 3-7 FT)


Top Scorers
Nikola Vucevic - 20
Devin Booker - 18
Alex Len - 15
Michael Carter-Williams - 12
Aaron Gordon - 11
Evan Fournier - 11
Mario Hezonja - 10
Marcus Smart - 10
Elfrid Payton - 9
Robin Lopez - 8

Rebounds
Aaron Gordon - 13
Nikola Vucevic - 8
Alex Len - 8
Dragan Bender - 6
Robin Lopez - 5

Assists
Elfrid Payton - 6
Evan Fournier - 5
Mario Hezonja - 5

Steals
Andre Iguodala - 4
Elfrid Payton - 3
Evan Fournier - 3
Dragan Bender - 3
Aaron Gordon - 2
Nikola Vucevic - 2

Blocks
Alex Len - 2




Simmed Game

PHX - 19 23 21 20 183
LAC - 33 25 30 25 113

POTG: Carmelo Anthony (25pts, 8reb, 7ast, 3blk)

Record: 20-10
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [20-10] Gritty win against Orlando

Postby Phil89 on Tue May 08, 2018 2:41 pm

28/12/18

Oklahoma City [19-8] vs Phoenix Suns [20-10]

Booker and Smart lead Suns to thrilling win in Oklahoma City

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OKC - 25 27 27 20 199
PHX - 25 26 18 31 100

Player of the Game: Devin Booker
(23pts, 3reb, 1ast)

(9-13 FG, 1-4 3PT, 4-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Russell Westbrook - 28
Devin Booker - 23
Alex Abrines - 15
Alex Len - 15
Jae Crowder - 14
Robin Lopez - 13
Derrick Favors - 12
Michael Carter-Williams - 11
Steven Adams - 10
Amir Johnson - 9

Rebounds
Steven Adams - 11
Derrick Favors - 7
Jonathan Jeanne - 6
Alex Len - 5
Marquese Chriss - 5

Assists
Russell Westbrook - 8
Marcus Smart - 7
Alex Abrines - 5

Steals
Steven Adams - 3
Alexis Ajinca - 3
Andre Iguodala - 2
Alex Len - 2
Jayson Tatum - 2
Derrick Favors - 2

Blocks
Dragan Bender - 4
Kevin Knox - 3
Andre Iguodala - 2



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Simmed Game

PHX - 25 15 23 29 192
TOR - 25 28 25 23 101

POTG: DeMar DeRozan (36pts, 5reb, 6ast, 1stl, 2blk)

Record: 21-11




Adams fouled out with 50 seconds left.

We were down 97-89 with 1:15 left. Then Booker scored 10 points to spearhead a 11-2 run. 20 seconds left.

Westbrook gets it in the corner, 1 vs 1 with Smart, and Marcus comes up with a huge block. OKC ball with 1.8 seconds left.

Favors tries to get the inbound pass to Westbrook, but Alex Len intercepts it and the clock runs out. We won 100-99!
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [21-11] Thrilling finish in OKC

Postby Andrew on Tue May 08, 2018 5:02 pm

Awesome win! Those always feel immensely satisfying, especially when the game often stacks the deck against you. Guess it had to get you back in the simulation, though.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [19-9] Suns fall to playoff rivals in LA

Postby Valor on Thu May 10, 2018 12:15 pm

Phil89 wrote:The Suns just hired a Euro coach, so maybe Dragan will get a bigger role next season.

Kokoskov's a fantastic coach, and Bender is still really young so he's got a chance.

A bit jealous of Phoenix actually, got a capable coach who will prob get the front office to take Doncic. Meanwhile, Bulls are stuck with GarPax Hoiball. :facepalm2:

Great win over OKC, Booker took over for sure. :applaud:
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [21-11] Thrilling finish in OKC

Postby Phil89 on Fri May 11, 2018 3:39 pm

Andrew wrote:Awesome win! Those always feel immensely satisfying, especially when the game often stacks the deck against you. Guess it had to get you back in the simulation, though.

It was a tense finish. I went from almost rage quitting to punching the air within the space of a few minutes :lol:

The cpu seems to enjoy evening the ledger in the sim games. It's unfortunate, but I suppose it keeps a touch of realism to my team's record.

Valor wrote:
Phil89 wrote:The Suns just hired a Euro coach, so maybe Dragan will get a bigger role next season.

Kokoskov's a fantastic coach, and Bender is still really young so he's got a chance.

A bit jealous of Phoenix actually, got a capable coach who will prob get the front office to take Doncic. Meanwhile, Bulls are stuck with GarPax Hoiball. :facepalm2:

Great win over OKC, Booker took over for sure. :applaud:

It will be interesting to see what they do if they manage to get the first overall pick. Will they take the "local" big man prospect Ayton or back their new coach if he wants Doncic?

I saw a report today that said they are supposedly targeting Clint Capela in free agency. So maybe they are leaning towards Doncic.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [21-11] Thrilling finish in OKC

Postby Phil89 on Sun May 20, 2018 8:39 pm

31/12/18

Phoenix Suns [21-11] vs Miami Heat [17-18]

Third quarter surge propels Suns to easy win over Heat

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PHX - 20 26 28 26 100
MIA - 15 24 14 23 176

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(19pts, 10reb, 2ast, 2blk)

(8-8 FG, 3-4 FT)


Top Scorers
Alex Len - 19
Josh Richardson - 16
Hassan Whiteside - 14
Devin Booker - 13
Kevin Knox - 13
Jonathan Jeanne - 12
Justise Winslow - 12
Michael Carter-Williams - 11
Dragan Bender - 10
Gorgui Dieng - 8

Rebounds
Alex Len - 10
Hassan Whiteside - 7
Kevin Love - 6
Kevin Knox - 6
Dragan Bender - 6
Jonathan Jeanne - 5

Assists
Frank Ntilikina - 6
Josh Richardson - 6
Dragan Bender - 5
Marcus Smart - 5

Steals
Hassan Whiteside - 5
Kevin Love - 4
Andre Iguodala - 2
Michael Carter-Williams - 2
Justise Winslow - 2
Terrence Jones - 2
Josh Richardson - 2

Blocks
Alex Len - 2
Marcus Smart - 2
Dragan Bender - 2




Simmed Game

WAS - 14 10 31 40 95
PHX - 29 19 22 28 98

POTG: Devin Booker (29pts, 3reb, 3ast, 2stl)

Record: 23-11
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [21-11] Thrilling finish in OKC

Postby Phil89 on Sun May 20, 2018 8:46 pm

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05/12/18 - Boston traded Marcus Smart and EC Matthews to Suns
05/12/18 - Milwaukee traded Malcolm Brogdon and Shaun Livingston to Celtics, Mirza Teletovic to Suns
05/12/18 - Phoenix traded Eric Bledsoe, Alan Williams and Allonzo Trier to Bucks

22/12/18 - Seattle re-signed Enes Kanter (3 years / $54 million)

26/12/18 - Chicago traded Nikola Mirotic
26/12/18 - Seattle traded Omer Asik, 2019 first round pick (lottery protected)

26/12/18 - Chicago waived Omer Asik

27/12/18 - Utah waived Kyle Singler

27/12/18 - Portland waived Jake Layman

27/12/18 - Portland signed Josh Hart (2 years / $3 million)

29/12/18 - Utah signed Omer Asik (1 year / $1 million)

29/12/18 - Oklahoma City re-signed Alex Abrines (3 years / $33 million)
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [23-11] Heat game + December summary

Postby Phil89 on Sun May 27, 2018 6:14 pm

10/1/19

Phoenix Suns [23-11] vs San Diego Eagles [19-15]

Suns bench spearheads second-half comeback against Eagles

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PHX - 26 19 32 20 97
SDE - 25 24 25 16 90

Player of the Game: Jonathan Jeanne
(16pts, 5reb, 3stl, 5blk)

(7-8 FG, 2-3 FT)


Top Scorers
Dennis Smith Jr - 22
Greg Monroe - 16
Jonathan Jeanne - 16
Kevin Knox - 14
Boban Marjanovic - 14
Alex Len - 13
Robin Lopez - 12
TJ Warren - 12
CJ Miles - 10
Devin Booker - 10
Marquese Chriss - 10
Trae Young - 9
Dragan Bender - 8

Rebounds
Boban Marjanovic - 14
Greg Monroe - 8
Jonathan Jeanne - 6
Dragan Bender - 6
Kevin Knox - 5
TJ Warren - 5

Assists
TJ Warren - 7

Steals
TJ Warren - 5
Jonathan Jeanne - 3
Greg Monroe - 3
Boban Marjanovic - 3
Devin Booker - 2
Jerryd Bayless - 2
CJ Miles - 2
Dennis Smith Jr - 2

Blocks
Jonathan Jeanne - 5
Michael Carter-Williams - 3
Kevin Knox - 2




Simmed Game

MIL - 26 20 24 25 95
PHX - 17 26 10 18 71

POTG: Giannis Antetokounmpo (20pts, 14reb, 8ast)

Record: 24-12



Booker and Smart had to deal with foul trouble throughout the game.

Knox scored 14 off the bench in the second half and kick-started our fightback.
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [24-12] Rookie inspires win over Eagles

Postby Phil89 on Tue May 29, 2018 3:18 pm

15/1/19

Denver Nuggets [12-28] vs Phoenix Suns [24-12]

Len and Jokic battle as Suns escape from Denver with a win

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DEN - 17 24 29 19 89
PHX - 27 25 20 27 99

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(18pts, 15reb, 3ast, 1stl, 7blk)

(8-9 FG, 2-2 FT)


Top Scorers
Trevon Duval - 22
Devin Booker - 20
Alex Len - 18
Jamal Murray - 16
Nikola Jokic - 15
Gary Harris - 12
Marquese Chriss - 10
Dragan Bender - 9
Paul Millsap - 8
Marcus Smart - 8

Rebounds
Alex Len - 15
Nikola Jokic - 14
Dragan Bender - 6

Assists
Marcus Smart - 6

Steals
Paul Millsap - 3
Marquese Chriss - 2
Nikola Jokic - 2
Jamal Murray - 2

Blocks
Alex Len - 7
Dragan Bender - 3
Skal Labissiere - 2




Simmed Game

LAC - 22 38 29 23 112
PHX - 25 29 19 28 101

POTG: Chris Paul (24pts, 3reb, 15ast, 4stl)

Record: 25-13
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [25-13] Big man battle in Denver

Postby Phil89 on Wed May 30, 2018 4:58 pm

21/1/19

Phoenix Suns [25-13] vs Boston Celtics [24-15]

Booker leads Suns to victory over eastern conference leaders

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PHX - 19 37 26 23 105
BOS - 20 22 15 29 186

Player of the Game: Alex Len
(10pts, 10reb, 3ast, 4blk)

(4-6 FG, 2-3 FT)


Top Scorers
Devin Booker - 19
Kyrie Irving - 16
Paul George - 16
Marquese Chriss - 14
Dragan Bender - 13
Jonathan Jeanne - 12
Al Horford - 12
Tyler Zeller - 11
Alex Len - 10
Thaddeus Young - 9
Michael Carter-Williams - 8
Robin Lopez - 8

Rebounds
Alex Len - 10
Thaddeus Young - 9
Al Horford - 7
Kevin Knox - 5

Assists
Paul George - 6
Michael Carter-Williams - 5

Steals
Paul George - 5
Jerryd Bayless - 3
Dragan Bender - 2
Kyrie Irving - 2

Blocks
Alex Len - 4
Dragan Bender - 2




Simmed Game

PHX - 26 38 21 31 116
MEM - 27 28 21 24 100

POTG: Devin Booker (22pts, 2reb, 7ast)

Record: 27-13
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Re: Enter the Dragan - [27-13] Denver + Boston

Postby Phil89 on Thu May 31, 2018 9:47 pm

26/1/19

Reports: Struggling Grizzlies ready to trade star big man before deadline

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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies are now actively seeking to trade star center Marc Gasol before the trade deadline. The thirty-four year old Spaniard is in the final year of his contract and has allegedly informed Grizzlies management that he intends to end his long association with the franchise at the end of the season.

Memphis currently find themselves in a tough position. They locked in Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons to enormous long-term contracts, but neither has justified those deals with their output on the court. As a consequence the team is struggling to win games and veterans Gasol and Zach Randolph are both aging and expiring. They also lack any significant cap space to rebuild with.

To make matters worse Cleveland hold the rights to their 2019 first round pick, as long as it isn't in the top five selections. So when this news broke many journalists naturally put the Cavs as favourites to land Gasol. They won't be alone in chasing him though, as plenty of teams will be keen to get their hands on a quality offensive big man.

It remains to be see whether moving Gasol is the first step in a total rebuild for Memphis, or just an isolated deal. Some of their fans have been calling for them to hire Sam Hinkie and let him overhaul the roster after the job he did in Philadelphia. It may not be the worst idea in the world. The Sixers are currently leading the eastern conference standings with a team of young stars that Hinkie helped assemble.

The Grizzlies currently sit in fourteenth place out west with a 13-29 record.


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