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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
07:31 AM - June 26, 2012. Written by R.2


TEXAS RANGERS (6-1) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (5-1)
April 13th, 2012 | Target Field



Offensive Explosion Helps Rangers Bounce Back From Loss, 15-2





Mike Napoli tied the MLB record for most HR's in a game with 4, Beltre added 3 of his own.


Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins
Apr 13, 2012123456789RHE
Texas (7-1)06202401015201
Minnesota (5-2)000110000281
W: Roy Oswalt (2-0) L: P.J. Walters (1-1)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSTEXMIN
TEX2ndMike Napoli homers to right.10
TEX2ndMitch Moreland doubles, David Murphy scores.20
TEX2ndMichael Young singles, Mitch Moreland scores.30
TEX2ndJosh Hamilton singles, Michael Young scores.40
TEX2ndNelson Cruz doubles, Ian Kinsler and Josh Hamilton score.60
TEX3rdMike Napoli homers to left.70
TEX3rdAdrian Beltre homers to right.80
MIN4thJustin Morneau homers to right.81
TEX5thMike Napoli homers to right.91
TEX5thAdrian Beltre homers to left.101
MIN5thDenard Span singles, Camden Nelson Graves scores.102
TEX6thMike Napoli homers to right, Elvis Andrus and Josh Hamilton score.132
TEX6thAdrian Beltre homers to right.142
TEX8thJosh Hamilton hits a sacrifice bunt, Ian Kinsler scores.152
Texas Rangers
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
E. Andrus, SS5120000.297
I. Kinsler, 2B5220010.428
J. Hamilton, CF4242000.677
N. Cruz, RF5022000.514
M. Napoli, C5446004.314
A. Beltre, 3B5333003.457
D. Murphy, RF5110000.181
M. Moreland, 1B5111000.272
M. Young, DH5111000.419
TEAM TOTALS44152015017---
BATTING:
2B: M. Moreland (2), N. Cruz 2 (6)
3B: I. Kinsler (1), J. Hamilton (3)
HR: M. Napoli 4 (5), A. Beltre 3 (4)
SAC: J. Hamilton (1)
RBI: M. Napoli 6 (12), M. Moreland (3), A. Beltre 3 (6), J. Hamilton 2 (15), N. Cruz 2 (14), M. Young (4)
BASERUNNING:
SB: E. Andrus (1)
CS: E. Andrus (1), J. Hamilton (1)
Minnesota Twins
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Span, CF4021010.379
Mauer, C3000000.227
Willingham, DH4010030.172
Morneau, 1B4111011.206
Doumit, RF4000020.259
Parmelee, LF4000020.176
Graves, 3B4110000.192
Casilla, 2B3030000.347
Carroll, SS3000000.090
TEAM TOTALS34282091---
BATTING:
HR: J. Morneau (2)
RBI: J. Morneau (8), D. Span (4)
Texas Rangers
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
R. Oswalt8.08220811.06
J. Nathan1.00000100.00
TEAM TOTALS9.0822091---
PITCHING:
Pitches-Strikes: R. Oswalt 90-73, J. Nathan 9-7
Minnesota Twins
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
P. Walters2.09660119.00
B. Duensing4.098800618.00
G. Perkins2.02110003.86
J. Gray1.00000000.00
TEAM TOTALS9.0201515017---
PITCHING:
Pitches-Strikes: P. Walters 26-23, B. Duensing 39-34, G. Perkins 20-17, J. Gray 4-4


NEXT GAME

TEXAS RANGERS (7-1) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (5-2)
April 14th, 2012 | Target Field


MATCHUP

Alexi Ogando (1-0, 2.00 ERA) vs Scott Diamond (1-0, 1.13 ERA)
Dynasty: R.2
06:07 AM - June 26, 2012. Written by R.2

MLB STANDINGS AND STAT LEADERS
(AS OF FRIDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2012)



MLB Standings - Updated: Apr 13, 2012
AL EASTWLGB
New York Yankees51--
Boston Red Sox421
Tampa Bay Rays332
Toronto Blue Jays243
Baltimore Orioles065
AL CENTRALWLGB
Minnesota Twins51--
Kansas City Royals51--
Chicago White Sox332
Detroit Tigers243
Cleveland Indians243
AL WESTWLGB
Texas Rangers61--
Seattle Mariners343
Los Angeles Angels243.5
Oakland Athletics154.5
NL EASTWLGB
Atlanta Braves60--
Washington Nationals343.5
Miami Marlins343.5
Philadelphia Phillies244
New York Mets155
NL CENTRALWLGB
Chicago Cubs52--
St. Louis Cardinals52--
Cincinnati Reds431
Pittsburgh Pirates331.5
Milwaukee Brewers253
Houston Astros153.5
NL WESTWLGB
Los Angeles Dodgers61--
Arizona Diamondbacks421.5
Colorado Rockies332.5
San Francisco Giants332.5
San Diego Padres165


MLB League Leaders - Updated: Apr 13, 2012
HITSHBATTING AVERAGEAVG
1. Josh Hamilton, CF171. Josh Hamilton, CF.630
2. Nelson Cruz, RF162. Nelson Cruz, RF.533
3. Billy Butler, 1B153. Evan Longoria, 3B.522
4. Adrian Beltre, 3B134. Will Middlebrooks, 3B.500
5. Ian Kinsler, 2B135. Billy Butler, 1B.500
HOME RUNSHRRUNS BATTED INRBI
1. Nelson Cruz, RF51. Josh Hamilton, CF13
2. Josh Hamilton, CF42. Nelson Cruz, RF12
3. Rod Barajas, C43. Rod Barajas, C11
4. Cliff Pennington, SS34. Ray Greene, 3B11
5. Ian Kinsler, 2B35. Carlos Gonzalez, LF10
Dynasty: R.2
Box score:

Orlando Magic (1-0) at Milwaukee Bucks (0-1)
Apr 18, 20121234Final
Orlando5371025
Milwaukee425617
Top Performers
Orlando Magic
JJ Redick - 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, FG% - 1.000
D. Howard - 7 points, 2 blocks, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Milwaukee Bucks
M. Thornton - 10 points
B. Jennings - 4 points, 1 assist, 1 steal
Team Stats Comparison
ORLMIL
FG Made-Att8-126-17
3PT Made-Att2-41-4
FT Made-Att7-84-5
Rebounds75
Assists56
Turnovers41
Steals13
Blocks31


GAME RECAP

Is a sweep possible? It would seem so, after 2 wins at the Bradley center to completely jeopardize the Bucks' home court advantage. Stan van Gundy and his team surely must have their minds on that, as the Magic come back to Orlando for games 3 and 4. An excellent opportunity to conserve energy and gain momentum for the next series. Then again, the Bucks are still in the series and just 1 win could turn the series around. But, as history has told, if the Magic can win Game 3, the series is theirs. The Magic performed excellently on defense, as expected, but turnovers remain a problem. It may be too late for the Bucks to change the direction of this series, but the next opponent could easily take advantage of all the Magic's turnovers. It's something to really work on.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

JJ Redick had a stupendous night, notching 9 points, and not missing a single shot all game, including free throws. Such nights are not often for him, as he performs consistently, but not explosively. But every time he is on fire like that it's always very helpful.
Dynasty: Mikus1111
03:09 AM - June 26, 2012. Written by R.2


SEATTLE MARINERS (2-3) AT TEXAS RANGERS (5-0)
April 12th, 2012 | Rangers Ballpark in Arlington



Mariners Avoid Sweep With 4-1 Win




Taylor Anthony hits a nice triple down the line to give the Mariners a 2-0 lead


Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
Apr 12, 2012123456789RHE
Seattle (3-4)0200200004100
Texas (6-1)000001000150
W: Jason Vargas (2-0) L: Yu Darvish (1-1)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSSEATEX
SEA2ndTaylor Anthony triples, Michael Saunders scores.10
SEA2ndMiguel Olivo singles, Taylor Anthony scores.20
SEA5thJesus Montero doubles, Ichiro and Dustin Ackley score.40
TEX6thJosh Hamilton homers.41
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Ichiro, RF4120010.300
Seager, 3B4000000.178
Ackley, 2B4110010.148
Montero, C4022000.357
Saunders, CF4100010.178
Smoak, 1B4000000.148
Anthony, LF3121000.333
C. Wells, CF1000010.000
Olivo, DH4011030.192
Ryan, SS4020010.304
TEAM TOTALS364104080---
BATTING:
2B: J. Montero (2)
3B: T. Anthony (1)
RBI: J. Montero 2 (5), T. Anthony (4), M. Olivo (4)
BASERUNNING:
CS: B. Ryan (1)
Texas Rangers
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
E. Andrus, SS4000010.281
J. Hamilton, CF3111101.629
N. Cruz, LF4000020.533
M. Napoli, C4000020.233
A. Beltre, 3B4010000.433
I. Kinsler, 2B3010010.433
M. Young, 1B3010000.461
M. Moreland, DH3010000.285
D. Murphy, RF3000010.178
TEAM TOTALS31151171---
BATTING:
HR: J. Hamilton (4)
RBI: J. Hamilton (13)
BASERUNNING:
SB: J. Hamilton (2)
CS: I. Kinsler (1)
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
J. Vargas9.05111711.13
TEAM TOTALS9.0511171---
PITCHING:
Pitches-Strikes: J. Vargas 81-68
Texas Rangers
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Y. Darvish8.010440502.65
M. Lowe1.00000300.00
TEAM TOTALS9.01044080---
PITCHING:
Pitches-Strikes: Y. Darvish 87-70, M. Lowe 13-11


NEXT GAME

TEXAS RANGERS (6-1) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (5-1)
April 13th, 2012 | Target Field


MATCHUP

Roy Oswalt (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs P.J. Walters (1-0, 1.80 ERA)
Dynasty: R.2
12:47 AM - June 26, 2012. Written by R.2


SEATTLE MARINERS (2-3) AT TEXAS RANGERS (5-0)
April 11th, 2012 | Rangers Ballpark in Arlington



Colby Lewis pitches Complete Game as Rangers win again, 4-2




Nelson Cruz hits his 5th homer of the season


Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers
Apr 11, 2012123456789RHE
Seattle (2-4)010001000280
Texas (6-0)00201001X4120
W: Colby Lewis (2-0) L: Felix Hernandez (0-2)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSSEATEX
SEA2ndMichael Saunders homers to left.10
TEX3rdNelson Cruz homers to center, Jason Hamilton scores.12
TEX5thJosh Hamilton singles to center, Ian Kinsler scores.13
SEA6thJesus Montero doubles to center, Kyle Seager scores.23
TEX8thNelson Cruz doubles to center, Josh Hamilton scores.24
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Ichiro, RF4010010.269
Seager, 3B4120000.208
Ackley, 2B4000020.130
Montero, C4021000.333
Saunders, CF4111021.208
Smoak, 1B4010000.173
Anthony, LF4010000.285
Olivo, DH3000010.181
Ryan, SS3000000.263
TEAM TOTALS34282061---
BATTING:
2B: J. Montero (1), J. Smoak (1)
HR: M. Saunders (1)
RBI: J. Montero (3), M. Saunders (2)
Texas Rangers
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
E. Andrus, SS4010000.321
I. Kinsler, 2B4110000.444
J. Hamilton, CF4231000.666
N. Cruz, LF4133001.615
M. Napoli, C4000010.269
A. Beltre, 3B4020000.461
D. Murphy, RF4010000.200
M. Moreland, 1B4000000.280
M. Young, DH3010000.478
TEAM TOTALS354124011---
BATTING:
2B: I. Kinsler (4), A. Beltre (4), N. Cruz (4)
3B: J. Hamilton (2)
HR: N. Cruz (5)
RBI: J. Hamilton (12), N. Cruz 3 (12)
BASERUNNING:
SB: J. Hamilton (1)
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
F. Hernandez7.111440114.73
S. Delabar0.21000000.00
TEAM TOTALS8.01244011---
PITCHING:
Pitches-Strikes: F. Hernandez 75-60, S. Delabar 4-4
Texas Rangers
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
C. Lewis9.08220612.50
TEAM TOTALS9.0822061---
PITCHING:
Pitches-Strikes: C. Lewis 92-77


NEXT GAME

SEATTLE MARINERS (2-4) AT TEXAS RANGERS (6-0)
April 12th, 2012 | Rangers Ballpark in Arlington


MATCHUP

Jason Vargas (1-0, 1.29 ERA) vs Yu Darvish (1-0, 1.00 ERA)
Dynasty: R.2
Monday, June 25, 2012
11:28 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by R.2


SEATTLE MARINERS (2-2) AT TEXAS RANGERS (4-0)
April 10th, 2012 | Rangers Ballpark in Arlington



Ian Kinsler hits walk-off in extra innings, Rangers win 5th straight




With 2 outs in the bottom of the 10th, Ian Kinsler stepped up to the plate and drove in the game winning run.


Mariners at Rangers |
Apr 10, 2012123456789ExtrasRHE
Seattle (2-3)0000010000170
Texas (5-0)00000000112130
W: Koji Uehara (1-0) L: Blake Beavan (0-1)
Scoring Summary
SCORING DETAILSSEATEX
SEA6thDustin Ackley ground out, Brendan Ryan scores.10
TEX9thMike Napoli singles, Ian Kinsler scores.11
TEX10thIan Kinsler singles, Michael Young scores.12
Seattle Mariners
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
Ichiro, RF5020000.272
Seager, 3B5000020.150
Ackley, 2B4001020.157
Montero, C4010010.300
Saunders, CF4010000.200
Smoak, 1B4000000.157
Anthony, LF3010000.294
Wells, CF1000010.000
Olivo, C4010000.210
Ryan, SS4110000.312
TEAM TOTALS38171060---
BATTING:
3B: M. Saunders (1)
RBI: D. Ackley (1)
Texas Rangers
HITTERSABRHRBIBBSOHRAVG
E. Andrus, SS5030000.333
I. Kinsler, 2B5131000.478
J. Hamilton, CF3010110.650
N. Cruz, LF4010000.590
M. Napoli, C4011020.318
A. Beltre, 3B4000000.454
D. Murphy, RF4000000.190
M. Moreland, 1B0200010.333
M. Young, DH4120000.500
TEAM TOTALS372132140---
BATTING:
2B: E. Andrus (1)
RBI: M. Napoli (6), I. Kinsler (9)
Seattle Mariners
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
B. Beavan9.213221401.86
TEAM TOTALS9.213221401.86
PITCHING:
Pitches-Strikes: B. Beavan 86-64
Texas Rangers
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERA
N. Feliz7.05110201.29
K. Uehara3.02000400.00
TEAM TOTALS10.0711060---
PITCHING:
Pitches-Strikes: N. Feliz 77-56, K. Uehara 38-29


NEXT GAME

SEATTLE MARINERS (2-3) AT TEXAS RANGERS (5-0)
April 11th, 2012 | Rangers Ballpark in Arlington


MATCHUP

Felix Hernandez (0-1, 4.50 ERA) vs Colby Lewis (1-0, 3.00 ERA)
Dynasty: R.2
09:02 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by Von Jenkins
(Houston,TX) The absence of Case Keenum showed the extreme value he possesses with the Cougars. As well as David Piland played today, David looked dazed and confused. He seemed overwhelmed by the pressure letting a few passes sail passed the receiver's head. The stat of the game has to be the 90% (9-10) on third down by Oklahoma State.

Oklahoma State Cowboys at Houston Cougars
Oct 1, 20101ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
#24 Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0)211431452
#16 Houston Cougars (4-1)70007
Team Stats Comparison
OKSTHOU
Total Offense550146
Rushing Yards25115
Passing Yards299131
First Downs193
Punt Return Yards320
Kick Return Yards32150
Total Yards614296
Turnovers01
3rd Down Converstion9-10 (90%)1-8 (12%)
4th Down Conversion
2-Point Conversion
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals5-4-10-0-0
Penalties1-151-10
Posession Time20:027:58
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGOKSTHOU
6:38(HOU) TD: B. Beall, 30 Yd pass from D. Piland07
5:23(OKST) TD: H. Anyiam, 27 Yd pass from B. Weeden77
3:07(OKST) TD: K. Hunter, 62 Yd pass from B. Weeden147
0:01(OKST) TD: J. Blackmon, 1 Yd pass from B. Weeden217
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGOKSTHOU
3:03(OKST) TD: B. Bowling, 3 Yd pass from B. Weeden287
0:06(OKST) TD: B. Weeden, 1 Yd run357
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGOKSTHOU
0:10(OKST) FG: D. Bailey, 28 Yd. 387
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGOKSTHOU
4:35(OKST) TD: K. Hunter, 50 Yd run457
0:04(OKST) TD: J. Smith, 9 Yd run527
Oklahoma State Cowboys
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
B. Weeden15/2329941
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
K. Hunter181608.81
J. Smith8577.11
B. Ward3175.60
B. Weeden3175.61
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
J. Blackmon44611.51
J. Cooper11919.00
B. Bowling3268.61
K. Hunter26934.51
T. Moore12727.00
M. Harrison25929.50
J. Horton12626.00
H. Anyiam12727.00
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
R. Jones4100
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
D. Bailey1/17/71028
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
J. Blackmon11717.00
A. May11515.00
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
J. Cooper5326.40
Houston Cougars
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
D. Piland11/1813110
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
B. Beall6152.50
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
E. Smith33612.00
B. Beall33913.01
T. Carrier25226.00
K. Bibbins122.00
J. Johnson144.00
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
M. McGraw8100
P. Steward6100
N. Saenz5010
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
M. Hogan1/11
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
R. Leone726938.41
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
J. Lewis610717.80
T. Carrier24321.50
Dynasty: Von Jenkins
08:29 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by Von Jenkins
(Stillwater,OK) Coming into Saturday's game, Coach Jenkins knew his Cowboys would have their hands full with the Aggies no-huddle offense. "Our gameplan was to run the ball and suck up as much time off the clock as we could. I wanted to have our defensive guys as rested as they could be when they had to be on the field," Coach Jenkins following the win against the Aggies. It was an absolute hard fought game. The Aggies moved the ball quite well on the Cowboys defense but stalled at times and turned the ball over three times killing good drives. "I didn't play all that great, but we got the win and nothing else matters," quarterback Brandon Weeden told reporters.

Texas A&M Aggies at Oklahoma State Cowboys
Sep 23, 20101ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Texas A&M Aggies (3-1)03003
#25 Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-0)0147021
Team Stats Comparison
TA&MOKST
Total Offense171263
Rushing Yards47164
Passing Yards12499
First Downs913
Punt Return Yards01
Kick Return Yards3842
Total Yards209306
Turnovers31
3rd Down Converstion3-5 (60%)4-7 (57%)
4th Down Conversion2-2
2-Point Conversion
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals3-3-0
Penalties2-102-25
Posession Time6:0621:54
Scoring Summary
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGTA&MOKST
6:57(OKST) TD: T. Moore, 3 Yd pass from B. Weeden07
4:39(TA&M) FG: R. Bullock, 45 Yd37
0:23(OKST) TD: B. Bowling, 15 Yd pass from B. Weeden314
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGTA&MOKST
4:14(OKST) TD: K. Hunter, 6 Yd run321
Texas A&M Aggies
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
R. Tannehill2/22300
J. Johnson11/1310102
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
C. Michael9353.80
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
A. Vela22412.00
T. McCoy2189.00
U. Nwachukwu294.50
R. Tannehill23115.50
R. Swope2136.50
J. Fuller2157.50
B. Jackson11414.00
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
V. Miller9100
S. Terrell1010
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
R. Bullock1/1345
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
R. Epperson13535.0
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
R. Swope23819.00
Oklahoma State Cowboys
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
B. Weeden8/129921
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
K. Hunter201155.71
J. Smith4276.70
B. Ward5234.60
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
T. Moore4379.21
K. Hunter122.00
B. Bowling2199.51
M. Harrison14141.00
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
D. Hedgepeth3010
O. Lemon4000
B. Brown2010
KICKINGFGXPPTSLONG
D. Bailey3/33
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGIN20
Q. Sharp13737.01
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
J. Blackmon24221.0
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
J. Cooper111.00
Dynasty: Von Jenkins
08:17 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
This is in conjunction with my Pistons franchise.

Retirees
Antawn Jamison
Jerry Stackhouse
Juwan Howard
Raja Bell
Brian Cardinal
Grant Hill
Marcus Camby
James Posey
Derek Fisher
Kurt Thomas
Dwane Casey (Coach)

Notable (Option) Extensions
Deron Williams (NJ)
Ty Lawson (DEN)
Greg Monroe (IND)
Paul George (IND)
Gerald Wallace (SAC)
Jrue Holliday (PHI)
Darren Collison (IND)
JR Smith (NYK)
Evan Turner (PHI)
Mo Williams (LAC)

Notable FA Acquisitions
Chris Paul (HOU): 4 years, $70.57 M
Vince Carter (LAL): 2 years, $5.41 M
Greg Oden (MIL): 4 years, $35.78 M
Gilbert Arenas (UTAH): 4 years, $33.87 M
Jeremy Lin (IND): 4 years, $34.88 M

Notable Coaching Changes
Nuggets re-hire George Karl. I'm guessing that they let him go, or his contract expired.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
08:09 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Coaching Changes
The Pistons fire their trainer Mike Abdenour and hire Cliff Sullivan.

Free Agents
Brandon Bass declines his option and decides to test Free Agency.
Nazr Mohammed's contract expires and he decides to test Free Agency.

Contract Extensions
Tyler Honeycutt is granted his 2 year team option for $850 K each year.
Gerald Green signs a 1 year, $480 K extension.

Draft Day Trades
Anthony Randolph to the Warriors for the 14th Pick and Wesley Johnson
Dorell Wright and the 2nd Round Pick to the Raptors for the 19th pick
Wesley Johnson and Tyler Honeycutt to the Clippers for Nick Young and a 2nd Round Pick
Tayshaun Prince and a 2013 2nd Round Pick to the Rockets for Luis Scola

Draftees
Terrance Jones: Round 1, Pick 14
Kendall Marshall: Round 1, Pick 15
Perry Jones: Round 1, Pick 19
Terrence Ross: Round 1, Pick 29

All were successfully signed.

Free Agent Signings
Brandon Bass: 3 years, $8.25 M
Chris Andersen: 1 year, $480 K
Dynasty: jhendricks316
06:48 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
Game 1 @ CHI

The Pistons eked out a 1 point victory! This is their first win on the season against the Bulls.

The Bulls got a lot of "empty minutes". Ronnie Brewer was scoreless in 17 minutes. CJ Watson was the same in 11.

The Pistons could have won by more! Michael Beasley was 2-14, but made up at the free theow line. Anthony Randolph was 4-12; Gerald Green was a terrible 1-14.

The game was won at the line. Who would thing that the Pistons could win on 17/68 FGs? Well, they won with 49/67 at the line, which could be better.

Game 2 @ CHI

Ben Gordon has returned! And, the Pistons won another 1 point game! Shooting was better, except for certain individuals. Will Bynum was 0/6.

Carlos Boozer only had 5 points in 29 minutes. On top of that, he was 1/6. Ronnie Brewer, Taj Gibson, and CJ Watson had 47 minutes between them, but only 4 points.

The Bulls' bench needs to be productive if they want to win.

Game 3 vs. CHI

The Pistons won with a greater margin. They only missed 2 at the line, and their FG % is up.

More minutes went to the more important guys for Chicago, so the bench saw less time. Jimmy Butler, a starter was the goat: 5 points in 32 minutes.

Not all the Bulls are maximizing effort. They are on the brink of elimination.

Game 4 vs. CHI

The Pistons didn't convert the sweep. There were a lot of poor shooting performances.

Brandon Knight was scoreless in 30 minutes! Dorell Wright was 1/7, Gerald Green 1/6...

Carlos Boozer had 30. Luol Deng returned from injury.

Game 5 @ CHI

There is some heavy breathing among the Piston faithful. Derrick Rose had 40 in the demolishing of the Pistons.

Game 6 vs. CHI

The Pistons choked again in a blowout loss. Derrick Rose had 33; Boozer had 27, and Hamilton had 20.

The Pistons need more shots to go up.

The Pistons were eliminated in Game 7.
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05:41 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
The Pistons finished April weakly. They end the season with the 6th seed in the playoffs. They ended up 3rd in the division, a half game behind the Pacers. They could've been the 5th seed. They would've played Boston.

However, they will play the Bulls in the 1st round. That is depressing because the Bulls swept them in the regular season.

Brandon Knight was named to the All-Rookie 2nd Team.

Eastern Conference Playoff Matchups
(8) Charlotte @ (1) Miami
(5) Indiana @ (4) Boston
(6) DETROIT @ (3) Chicago
(7) Atlanta @ (2) Orlando
Dynasty: jhendricks316
05:34 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
The Pistons went 9-7 in March, amid injuries.

Andrea Bargnani "broke his back". Coincidentally, he led the team in scoring. Maybe he carried them too much. Anyways, he will be out 6-8 weeks. If the Pistons hang in there and make the playoffs, then he will come back.

The division leading Bulls lost a star of their own, too. Luol Deng tore his meniscus. He will be lost for the same amount of time. We’ll see how each team copes.

Later in the month, Ben Gordon broke his hand. We don’t know what to think of this, yet. He has been underperforming so far.

We have a milestone to report. Michael Beasley registered his 5,000th point.

Lastly, with their win on March 31st, the Pistons clinched their first playoff berth since 2009.
Dynasty: jhendricks316
05:03 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
The Pistons rebounded in February with a 11-3 record. They are 34-25 overall, good enough for 2nd in the division and 5th in the conference.

In addition to the previous deals, Terrico White was traded to the Rockets for a 2012 2nd Round Pick.

The day before the deadline, Ben Wallace was traded to the Thunder for Nazr Mohammed and a 1st Round Pick.

Ben Wallace is set to retire, and we are likely "renting" Mohammed. Anyways, 2 1st Round Picks are great to have.

Elsewhere in the league, there were some lucrative extensions:

Tim Duncan (SA): 3 years, $33.72 M
Eric Gordon (NO): 6 years, $74.05 M
JJ Hickson (POR): 5 years, $33.07 M
Kevin Garnett (BOS): 1 year, $10.07 M
Chris Kaman (NO): 6 years, $60.35 M

NBA Standings - Updated: Mar 1, 2012
CENTRALWLGB
Bulls3322--
PISTONS34251
Pacers29285
Cavaliers24329.5
Bucks223612.5
Dynasty: jhendricks316
04:34 PM - June 25, 2012. Written by jhendricks316
The Pistons started off the month with a blockbuster deal. Rodney Stuckey and Greg Monroe go to the Timberwolves. The Pistons get Anthony Randolph, Wesley Johnson, Michael Beasley and a 2013 1st Round Pick.

Later in the day, the Pistons traded Wesley Johnson and Jamario Moon to the Warriors for Gerald Green and Dorell Wright.

Johnson didn't seem to be a fit for the Pistons. Moon only averaged 2 PPG. Gerald Green is a promising youth; he averaged 12 PPG with the Warriors.

Here's the new depth chart (overall is subject to poor team chemistry):

Detroit Pistons Depth Chart - 2011-12
STARTER2ND3RD4TH
PGBrandon Knight (72)Will Bynum (68)
SGBen Gordon (73)Gerald Green (68)Terrico White (62)
SFTayshaun Prince (76)Dorell Wright (68)Tyler Honeycutt (64)
PFMichael Beasley (77)Anthony Randolph (68)Brandon Bass (69)Jonas Jerebko (60)
CAndrea Bargnani (73)Ben Wallace (69)
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