Well in 2k14 in my Association I managed to Trade Carl Landry, Jason Thompson, Derrick Williams on Draft Day. We had the 8th Pick and I drafted Jabari Parker, then I made another move (I forget what I did) but I ended up with the 13th pick and I drafted Joel Embiid.
Rudy Gay opted in prior to the draft so I new I had to make a few moves in order to sign resign Isaiah because unfortunately on 2k14 when you start the season with the Kings, Isaiah is not under the restricted free agent rookie contract (shoulder shrugs) ......So hes unrestricted and I can't go over the cap to resign him as an unrestricted FA.
But yeah, I ended up drafting Parker at 8, Embiid at 13 and Jerami Grant in the 2nd round. I traded Landry, Thompson, Williams and Outlaw to different teams. (I got Austin Rivers in one of the trades) But I was really just looking to dump salary of Landry and Thompson. to get some free agency money. I believe I ended up with about 10 million to spend after all the trades and signing the rookies. So I resigned Isaiah Thomas to a 4 year deal (5 year player option) worth about 8 million a year. And I think I also signed Boris Diaw for the hell of it. for a veteran PF.
I think I went into the season with about -700k or something like that. McClemore developed really well for me in the off season, hes about an 80 overall right now.
My starting 5 is
Isiah Thomas (82 overall)
Ben McClemore (80 overall)
Rudy Gay (84 overall)
Jabari Parker (78 overall)
Demarcus Cousins (86 overall)
my bench is
Jason Terry (76)
Ray McCallum (77)
Joel Embiid (75)
Reggie Evans (72)
Jerami Grant (67?)
Austin Rivers (70)
Boris Diaw (66?)
I start Parker at 4 but Embiid and Evans gets much of the playing time there. I'm not really familiar with parkers game yet so he ends up on the bench subbing in for Gay most of the time until I figure out his game lol. But him and Gay mirror each other in size both are 6'8 230.
But I guess the computer knows how to use Parker well at the 4 because Believe it or not because of the development of the guys during training camp and with that starting lineup with him at the 4, this team ended up being the #2 seed in the West playoffs. I simulated the season and Mike Malone got Coach of the Year. I'm in the First Round playoffs right now in the 2015 season vs the Clippers #7 seed, I'm up 2-0 going into L.A. For game 3.
Gay is avg. about 31 points the first 2 games. Isaiah is playing kind of boo boo though, only avg. about 7 points. the first 2 games. Shooting the ball horribly. in game 2 he was 2-11 from the field, 5 points and 8 assist. McCallum is avg. more off the bench then Thomas at this point. He's avg. 10. Thomas is really struggling so far against CP3. He's outplaying him on both sides of the court.
but It's fun to see the kings in the playoffs in any kind of capacity though, even the video game lol So I'm enjoying the run. Maybe it's a sign of things to come, maybe they might have a decent off-season and most importantly develop well and have a break out year next year finally!
The first game was close I barely won 100-98, then game 2 I was struggling a while and was own about 7 most of the game, but fought hard in the 4th and came back and took it. I think I won by like 5 in the end. like 106-101.
But enough with 2k.....Who do you think we should target in the draft this off season, whats our needs?
You think Embiid or parker are good fits in Sacramento?
Last edited by kings2010; 04-20-2014 at 02:12 AM.
I'm excited about Kings basketball again!