NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

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NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Lady Culture on Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:22 am

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I will be using my 2006 Roster Mod On NBA 2K11 for this. That means D-League, and it means the best and most realistic gameplay of any NBA 2K. More details to come!

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Portland Trail Blazers 2006-2007 roster

PG
SG
SF - Adam Morrison
PF
C
6th Man
7th Man
8th Man
9th Man
10th Man
11th Man
12th Man
1st Reserve - Wang Zhi Zhi
2nd Reserve
3rd Reserve
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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Breems on Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:35 am

Awesome!

2004-2008 were my favorite NBA years. I especially loved 2006, and it remains my favorite draft despite notoriously being known as one of the worst.
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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Lady Culture on Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:57 am

Breems wrote:Awesome!

2004-2008 were my favorite NBA years. I especially loved 2006, and it remains my favorite draft despite notoriously being known as one of the worst.


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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Lady Culture on Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:17 am

LARRY LEGEND

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By the end of the winter of 2006, Adam Morrison was one of the most famous athletes, college, pro or otherwise, in America. Or maybe he was one of the most famous people in America. It was tough to tell if you were in the Northwest during the mania of that year. There was a national curiosity with Spokane's unlikely hoops hero, the magnitude of which was hard to gauge.

Morrison was leading the nation in scoring, often doing so with an intensity and throwback style that made him the darling of SportsCenter and old school hoop fanatics.
Basketball fans were captivated and lobbed haphazard Larry Bird comparisons. The narrative of that season followed Morrison and Duke's J.J. Redick as they battled for the scoring title, Player of the Year honours and other accolades. The two eventually would wind up sharing the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Rival student sections, however, ruthlessly mocked him. Maybe those kids had it out for the guy because of the moustache or the hair, but more likely, it was the fact that, as he did at Loyola Marymount on a February afternoon that season, he could drop 37 points on your team — in one half.
Gonzaga, Spokane and specifically Adam Morrison became the center of the college basketball world for a time. For Morrison, it was more than he bargained for when he set out to play college basketball.

"I enjoyed the basketball part of it, but not the insanity of not being able to go anywhere. I felt like I couldn't go anywhere without stopping 15 times for a photo or an autograph," says Morrison.

While he weathered what he called a "circus," some looked at his approach to the notoriety and labelled Morrison an introvert. Or worse, some even called him rude if he — just 21 years old and largely unprepared for the fame — didn't respond how people expected.
"I'm not saying I'm not grateful, but if you came across wrong to one person, then you're a jerk to the whole city," he says.

4am Morrisons Home - Spokane - One Week Before NBA Draft

Adam Morrison awoke to the sound of the phone ringing in my ears, something he had grown quite accustomed to after a summer with Reggie Miller organising his workouts. He expected it to be Reggie, but it was a voice with a strong Indiana twang. He didn't recognise him at first but as he spoke it became quite clear.

"Adam?" His voice echoed in Adam's ear.
"Yes Sir? What is it?" Adam asked.

"Well, I hear you have been working hard behind the scenes, getting ready for your first NBA Season."
"What? How do you know this? Reggie is sworn to silence on that. Is this one of Reggies friends?" Adam said.

"Oh it has a little to do with Reggie alright. He's got a lot of pull around these parts. I bumped into him last week and he said I should bring you over for a workout."
"Really? I'll be honest with you I have no idea who I am speaking too, It is 4am though Sir. The timing is a little unusual. But if this is a serious call I'd like to know!" Adam sai

"Sheesz Kid Its Larry Bird. And yes this sure as hell is a serious phone call. I'm sure you are aware we have had a spate of injuries this season."

"Mr Bird, I'm incredibly sorry, I'm only half awake here. Can you give me a moment to get out of bed?" Adam said.

Adam put the call on hold, and jumped out of bed quietly. Don't want to wake the wife or the kids. He looks in the mirror in the bathroom, and throw some water on his face. He can't believe his childhood idol is waiting on the other line of the phone.

"Wow Mr Bird, Now this is out of nowhere." Adam said.

"Listen I've been talking to Reggie and he has been pushing you really hard. I've been keeping tabs on you for over 2 years now. Over here in Indiana. I think you have the potential to shake up this league. I think we have a lot in common, or at least SportsCenter seemed to think so!"

"Yeah well I never believed the hype but to mentioned in the same breath as you is certainly an honour Mr Bird, your game truly inspired mine." Adam said.

"Well if your interested, I can arrange some flights over here. Will your family be ok if you come over for a few days before the draft? There are some guys and trainers I want you to work with here. I know there are several other teams interested in you, namely the Blazers, and The Celtics."

"I have my notebook somewhere. I'll sort it out with them tomorrow Sir." Adam said.

"Hey Adam, no matter what happens, just relax and let your game do the talking."

"Thanks Mr Bird" Adam said.

"Call me Larry, kid. Good night."

It was unbelievable, Adam couldn't believe what he was hearing. After all the work he put in, after all the dedication his craft, it might finally be his time, but did Larry Bird really plan on trading up to take him in the draft, and make him a Pacer?

The phone clicked, as the dial tone rang in Adam's ear. The NBA season is three months away
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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Lady Culture on Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:03 am

"With the 4th pick in the 2006 NBA draft, the Portland Trailblazers select Adam Morrison, from Gonzaga."

Three draft picks had gone by without Adam Morrison's name being called. When the Blazers went up with the 4th pick, they did not hesitate. They were not going to let Adam Morrison fall further in the draft, nor were they going to entertain the offers from The Pacers to trade the pick. Morrison was the player they wanted to build their future around.

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2006 NBA Draft Recap


Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School
1 1 Andrea Bargnani PF Italy Toronto Raptors Benetton Treviso (Italy)
1 2 LaMarcus Aldridge* PF United States Chicago Bulls (traded to Portland) Texas (So.)
1 3 Tyrus Thomas PF United States Charlotte Bobcats (traded to Chicago)[a] LSU (Fr.)
1 4 Adam Morrison SF United States Portland Trailblazers Gonzaga (Jr.)
1 5 Shelden Williams PF United States Atlanta Hawks Duke (Sr.)
1 6 Brandon Roy*~ SG United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Portland)[b] Washington (Sr.)
1 7 Randy Foye SG United States Boston Celtics (traded to Minnesota via Portland)[b] Villanova (Sr.)
1 8 Rudy Gay SF United States Houston Rockets (traded to Memphis)[c] Connecticut (So.)
1 9 Patrick O'Bryant C United States Golden State Warriors Bradley (So.)
1 10 Mouhamed Sene C Senegal Seattle SuperSonics Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium)
1 11 J. J. Redick SG United States Orlando Magic Duke (Sr.)
1 12 Hilton Armstrong C United States New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets Connecticut (Sr.)
1 13 Thabo Sefolosha SG Switzerland
South Africa Philadelphia 76ers (traded to Chicago)[d] Angelico Biella (Italy)
1 14 Ronnie Brewer SG United States Utah Jazz Arkansas (Jr.)
1 15 Cedric Simmons SF United States New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (from Milwaukee)[p] NC State (So.)
1 16 Rodney Carney SF United States Chicago Bulls (traded to Philadelphia)[d] Memphis (Sr.)
1 17 Shawne Williams PF United States Indiana Pacers Memphis (Fr.)
1 18 Oleksiy Pecherov C Ukraine Washington Wizards BC Kyiv (Ukraine)
1 19 Quincy Douby G United States Sacramento Kings Rutgers (Jr.)
1 20 Renaldo Balkman F Puerto Rico New York Knicks (from Denver via New Jersey and Toronto)[q] South Carolina (Jr.)
1 21 Rajon Rondo* PG United States Phoenix Suns (from L.A. Lakers via Boston and Atlanta, traded to Boston)[r][e] Kentucky (So.)
1 22 Marcus Williams G United States New Jersey Nets (from L.A. Clippers via Orlando and Denver)[s] Connecticut (Jr.)
1 23 Josh Boone F United States New Jersey Nets Connecticut (Jr.)
1 24 Kyle Lowry* PG United States Memphis Grizzlies Villanova (So.)
1 25 Shannon Brown G United States Cleveland Cavaliers Michigan State (Jr.)
1 26 Jordan Farmar G United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Miami)[t] UCLA (So.)
1 27 Sergio Rodríguez G Spain Phoenix Suns (traded to Portland)[f] Adecco Estudiantes (Spain)
1 28 Maurice Ager G United States Dallas Mavericks Michigan State (Sr.)
1 29 Mardy Collins G United States New York Knicks (from San Antonio)[u] Temple (Sr.)
1 30 Joel Freeland F United Kingdom Portland Trail Blazers (from Detroit via Utah)[v] Gran Canaria (Spain)
2 31 James White G United States Portland Trail Blazers (traded to Indiana)[g] Cincinnati (Sr.)

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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Lady Culture on Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:10 am

Portland Trailblazers Acquire Promising Core of 3 at 2006 NBA Draft

Adam Morrison wasn't the only thing the Blazers acquired in the 2006 draft. Some experts say Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge have All Star Potential as well.

How we got Adam Morrison:
Drafted with 2006 1st round pick at #4

How we got Brandon Roy:
Trade #1:
Portland Trail Blazers trade Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, 2008 2nd round pick to the Boston Celtics for Randy Foye (the 7th pick in the 2006 draft), PG Dan Dickau, and Center Raef LaFrentz.

Trade: #2
Portland Trail Blazers trade Randy Foye (acquired through Celtics trade) to Minnesota Timberwolves for University of Washington guard Brandon Roy.

Portland gains: Brandon Roy, Dan Dickau, Raef LaFrentz
Portland trades away: Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, 2008 2nd Round Pick.

How we got LaMarcus Aldridge:
Charlotte drafts Tyrus Thomas at #3 in the 2006 NBA Draft.
Portland Trail Blazers trade Viktor Khyrapa, James White, and a 2nd round pick in 2007 NBA draft to Chicago for LaMarcus Aldridge
Charlotte trades Tyrus Thomas to Chicago Bulls for 2nd roung pick in 2008 NBA draft
The Trail Blazers also acquired PG Sergio Rodriguez from the Phoenix Suns
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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Lady Culture on Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:37 pm

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You won't be laughing when he wins Rookie Of The Year for us.
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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Andrew on Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:59 pm

Looking forward to it, as long as he has one of these nicknames along the way.

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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Lady Culture on Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:17 am

Andrew wrote:Looking forward to it, as long as he has one of these nicknames along the way.

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Adam Morrison is the hero we all needed. It's time to re-write history.
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Postby Andrew on Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:33 am

I'm here for it.
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Re: NBA 2006 - Jailblazers No More (A New Era In Portland And The NBA)

Postby Lady Culture on Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:06 am

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Welcome Back To The NBA Wang Zhi Zhi!

Wang Zhi Zhi, who last played a year ago for the Miami Heat, is being brought back to the states after being signed by the Portland Trailblazers.
Wang was thought to be done with the NBA, although he continued to play overseas, and for the Chinese National Team. Wang is reportedly being brought in as a mentor to Ha Seung-jin, their 20 year old Koreon born player who was drafted a couple years ago.
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