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1995-96 Trades


Nets Trade To Magic


C Derrick Coleman(Blue/Blue overall rating)


Magic Trade to Nets


SF Nick Anderson(Blue/Blue Overall Rating



Bucks Trade to Rockets

SG Jon Barry(Blue/Blue overall rating)


Rockets Trade to Bucks


PG Sam Cassell(Blue/Blue Overall rating)


Grizzles Trade to Magic


C Bob Martin(Orange/Yellow overall rating)

Magic trade to Grizzles


SF Lawrence Martin(Yellow/Yellow Overall rating)

Grizzles Trade to Raptors


C Andrew DeClercq(Orange/Yellow Overall rating)


Raptors Trade to Grizzles


PG Cory Alexander(Yellow/Green Overall Rating)


Nuggets Trade to Boston


PF Rodney Rogers(Blue/Blue overall rating)


Boston trades to Nuggets


PG David Wesley(Green/Blue overall Rating)

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<p>1995-96 Second Month stats/Standings</p><p> </p><p>

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Lottery season once again, we could land Kobe, but that means moving around some people on our team and building up even more. Celtics and Grizzles have had a rough time tho, so one of them might get Kobe.</p><p> </p><p>

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Murdock really making me look stupid with the resigning of him, he has to step it up if he is gonna be our main PG option going forward or Free Agency is calling.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Smasher1311" data-cite="Smasher1311" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45311" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>While I really dislike the Clippers in real life, I'm cheering for your Clips in this one. Great start, you should trade Piatkowski for a younger player.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I feel you there. In terms of the NBA, I'm a lifelong Bulls fan(Which will probably be my next project), but choose the Clippers due mostly to their logo and their strange roster during this time. I'm thinking of giving Piatkowski the boot, but if I am being honest, I would probably trade Murray first. He has shown zero improvement in stats and has been a constant disappointment this year. Even still Kobe is up for grabs this year and the idea of a Kobe/Garnett alliance is one I don't know If I can pass up. Appreciate the support.</p>
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<p>1995-96 Third Month Standings/</p><p> </p><p>

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So we are for sure a lottery team, but man I hope we can get some luck and pull a good position to pick so maybe we can angle for Kobe or really anyone. </p><p> </p><p>

Forgot the screens for Stats, but it was pretty similar with Eric and Murray averaging 19 a game.</p>

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<p>1995-96 Fourth Month Standings/Stats</p><p> </p><p>

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We are in a position where we aren't the worst team, so there is some real room for us to get better. Free Agency should be a godsend for us. Center save us cause that would complete us.</p><p> </p><p>

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Gonna have to decide what to do with Mr. Murdock, he has under-performed and not lived up to our potential.</p>

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<p>1995-96 Fifth Month Standings/Stats</p><p> </p><p>

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Not bad enough to be terrible, not good enough to be better than a bottom team in The Pacific. Next season should see massive improvements. Grizzles and Raptors looking to be the worst team.</p><p> </p><p>

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Murdock is disappointing me severely and don't be surprised if he leaves the team this summer.</p>

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Been fun to lurk on this... I'm particularly interested to see KG's development. Looks like he's coming along pretty nicely. His +/-, scoring, blocking and rebounds have all improved.


Welcome to the party. Yeah KG is doing well for himself as of now and if I get a good point guard to play with him next year and a Center to partner with him, I think we will kill it.

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1995-96 Playoff Results



Supersonics take out a 7th seed Knicks team that really aren't a 7th seed.

Payton gets the ring in the 90s that he never got in the 90s before and as my Favorite player all time, I'm happy about that.




Mavericks are taken out by a not really 7th seed Jazz team, but I wouldn't be surprised if they broke up the team, Triple J are under performing. The Magic got swept by The Bullets and O'Neal is in free agency.

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<p>1995-96 Season Awards/Draft Lottery chances</p><p> </p><p>

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<strong>Draft Lottery Chances</strong></p><p> </p><p>

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<p>1996-97 Draft Results</p><p> </p><p>

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With the first pick in the 1996 Draft, The Vancouver Grizzles pick up From Lower Merion High school................KOBE Bryant</p><p> </p><p>

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We pass up on some pretty big guys for a reason, Wallace provides depth off the bench and could be a starting Center for us. We didn't need any guards and Wallace provides defense and rebounding for us. </p><p> </p><p>

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Wallace could match up with Garnett for one of the best frontcourts in the West. We could lock down any offense.</p>

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<p>1996 Free Agency</p><p> </p><p>

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Top Free Agent pickups based on Salary, for our conference the Lakers and Timberwolves just became bigger players and for The East, The Magic losing tools can't be good for them.</p><p> </p><p>

Our Pickups:</p><p> </p><p>

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We only got two guys, due to resigning most our bench players and not looking to add anyone but a top big man and since we failed to find one for the right price, we head into next season with our hopes on Garnett and praying our bench can produce without our core starting.</p>

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<p>1996-97 Season Preview</p><p> </p><p>

Roster for 1996-97and preseason Gameplan/Depth Chart</p><p> </p><p>


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<strong>Power Forwards</strong></p><p>

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<strong>Small Forwards</strong></p><p>

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<strong>Shooting Guards</strong></p><p>

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<strong>Point Guards</strong></p><p>

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<strong>Depth Chart</strong></p><p>

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So our new depth Chart. I don't wanna start Wallace right now and giving minutes to KG due to helping him improve. The biggest point of our season will be having Murdock either kill it or fail. He has to make us win or else we might not make it into the playoffs. New gameplan is less 3 oriented as I wanna see how we can do with involving our bigs more and not shooting 3s more than needed. Murray needs to average more than 20 for us to have a shot this season or else it is lottery time again and if that is the case, We will be trading away some players.</p>

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<p>1996-97 Season pre-season</p><p> </p><p>

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1996-97 Preseason Game 1:</p><p>

<strong>Vancover Grizzles 89 Vs. LA Clippers 103</strong></p><p> </p><p>

We take out a week Grizzles team with Kobe who could be rookie of the year. Our Big 4 played outta their minds, but this team is weak, still Garnett and Murdock decided to show up and give us a taste of what we could be in for this season. Good things from us, we just have to stay consistent.</p><p> </p><p>

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Preseason game 2</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LA Clippers 98 Vs. Seattle Supersonics 86</strong></p><p> </p><p>

We take out defending champs, Seattle in a preseason game which was surprising, but destroyed in Free throws and 3 pointers made so it wasn't too surprising. Piatkowski went off which was great to see. </p><p> </p><p>

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Preseason Game 3</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LA Clippers 110 Portland Trail Blazers 95</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Another win for us off the back of Piatkowski who wasn't player of the game which made no sense to me, but a win is a win and three in a row isn't too bad. </p><p> </p><p>

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Preseason Game 4</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LA Clippers 104 Vs. Sacramento Kings 109</strong></p><p> </p><p>

A close game, but we lose off the back of free throws not being sunk and terrible three shooting. Murray didn't perform today and again, we gotta think about moving him out of town.</p><p> </p><p>

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Preseason Game 5</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Phoenix Suns 82 Vs LA Clippers 74</strong></p><p> </p><p>

A 8 point game off our terrible shooting from the field and from the free throw line. Not sure how to feel about this game except ugly, ugly, ugly. Piatkowski played terribly.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Preseason Game 6</p><p>

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<strong>Orlando Magic 105 Vs LA Clippers 100</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Close game again that we lose. Shaq dominated us and FG percentage and 3pt percentage wasn't too pretty for us overall. Still happy to see Garnett killing it especially against a top team.</p>

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<p>Trades 1996-97 Season 1st batch</p><p> </p><p>

Trades During October-November 7</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Bucks Trade to The Bullets</strong></p><p> </p><p>

PF Vin Baker(Green/Blue)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Bullets Trade to The Bucks</strong></p><p> </p><p>

PG Erick Strickland(Yellow/Blue)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Kings Trade to Jazz</strong></p><p> </p><p>

SG Mitch Richmond(Blue/Blue)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Jazz Trade to Kings</strong></p><p> </p><p>

PF Karl Malone(Green/Blue)</p>

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<p>1996-97 Season First Month Stats/Standings</p><p> </p><p>

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We are off to a good start, over .500 and we have a shot at being a real threat in The West right now with our defensive prowess. We are competing with The Blazers and Sonics, so good to see.</p><p> </p><p>

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Let us keep an eye on KG and see if he becomes what he should be for us.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="daulten6" data-cite="daulten6" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45311" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Surprised that KG has such a low +/-. Also Malone being traded is crazy haha</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> KG +/- improves, but he is still so very raw which is what happens when you draft a High Schooler. In 2 years, Garnett should be leading us to a championship if it all works out. The Malone trade made me tweak trade settings and for all my games because it made no sense with what the Jazz have right now at guard</p>
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<p>I'm surprised KG didn't even make an All-Rookie team! But you're right, he'll take time to develop his potential-- same as Wallace, I assume. </p><p> </p><p>

Hopefully you guys can tank for 1 more year. Imagine T-Mac joining the team. Or Billups. Or DUNCAN! <img alt=":eek:" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/eek.png.0e09df00fa222c85760b9bc1700b5405.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="michgcs" data-cite="michgcs" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45311" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I'm surprised KG didn't even make an All-Rookie team! But you're right, he'll take time to develop his potential-- same as Wallace, I assume. <p> </p><p> Hopefully you guys can tank for 1 more year. Imagine T-Mac joining the team. Or Billups. Or DUNCAN! <img alt=":eek:" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/eek.png.0e09df00fa222c85760b9bc1700b5405.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Truthfully, I don't expect Wallace to become anything more than a bench center for us due to his pitiful scoring ability and amazing defense, his best chance on this team is proving he can play alongside KG on a night to night basis as we are phasing out Polynice. </p><p> </p><p> As for the draft, idk how high we will get to pick a Duncan, T-Mac or Billups. I'd love to, but I don't see us getting there. We usually get terrible luck for the lottery due to us being the best of the worst teams.</p>
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<p>1996-97 Second Month Standings/Stats</p><p> </p><p>

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So it turns out we are a winning team, not sure how, but the chances of us getting a high draft pick are very low. However we have a shot at the playoffs, of course too early to tell right now, but we are looking like a playoff ready team. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

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YES! I'm looking at Garnett go from a simple average of about 9-10 a game to 13-14 a game along with 7-8 rebounds a game which is a blessing. He is gonna be one of our franchise players by 1998 or even 1999. Special things going with KG being able to put up more production which I guess is the key to us winning. Also Murdock I feel is fine at PG, down the line we probably need a better pass first Point, but for now his defense and passing are all fine for us and his ability to pull out 20pt games on a whim.</p>

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<p>Trades during December</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Heat Trade to Jazz:</strong></p><p> </p><p>

SF David Benoit</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Jazz Trade to Heat:</strong></p><p><strong>


PF Derek Strong</p><p>


Warriors Trade to Suns</strong></p><p> </p><p>

C Rik Smits</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Suns Trade to Warriors</strong></p><p> </p><p>

PG Kevin Johnson</p>

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