Friday, May 29, 2015

SKILES the new O-MAGIC Lead Man!...Bluedude Sportstalk "MAKING NOISE" as Sparty's SCOTT SKILES gets his 4th Coaching Gig in the Logo with the Mouse Town MAGIC! @Magic #CoachSkilesBusiness #Sparty

The Orlando Magic made somewhat of a splash as they get one of their own back to lead the 2015-16 O-Magic back to hopefully NBA Southeast Prominence. Scott Skiles will be the 12th lead man to call X's and O's for the Mouse Town Magic as he once played for Orlando from 1989 - 1994.

Skiles 1st NBA coaching Gig was back in the 1999-2000 season with the Phoenix Suns through the 2001-2002 season and that was pre-Steve Nash, Shawn Marion, and Amare Stoudamire. He then led the Bulls from 2003-2007 and was with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2008-2013. That W-L was 443-433 and that would be average at best.

Video (Below) of Scott Skiles 30 assists vs Nuggets on December 30, 1990



Skiles will get a youthful but talented Magic Roster led by Combo Guard Victor Oladipo and Center Nikola Vucevic. He has all sorts of diamonds in the rough with SF Tobias Harris and 2014 Magic Lottery Pick PF Aaron Gordon.

The Magic also has a few picks in their back pocket for the 2015 NBA Draft with the #5 and #51 picks of that draft. I say they grab Myles Turner to add with Vucevic as you would have two rim-protectors.

Back in his college days Skiles was a nasty little PG with a drive and heart and determination like no other playing for the Michigan State Legend Jud Headcothe. Now he gets chance #4 with room to grow and nowhere to go but up...      

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WILLIE-CAULEY STEIN 2K15 NBA Draft Business in "SQUEEZE the ORANGE"...@THEWillieCS15 should be a "MONSTER" on the next level with that Football Background! @WCSBusiness #BBN #UK #WillieTrill #NBADraft2K15

Yes folks he is "Willie Trill" and he has "It" both on the Hardwood and off of it. The #BBN and #UK Fan Fav Willie Cauley-Stein I have a feeling will be all of that and bowl of buttery down smothered Grits with a side of Flap Jacks with extra syrup!

Did I not here Bird Man of "Gold Swagger" say Willie Cauley-Stein will be a player at the next level. The energy and athleticism and the Basketball IQ is off the charts. What does he remind you of the "Manimal" of Team 5,280 feet above ocean water in former Morehead State KY Star Kenneth Faried...but bigger and longer?

It was an Olathe, Kansas that Willie Cauley-Stein made his name as WR of the football team yes 6'11" at doing damage. It still beyond me how a kid of that caliber gets past Phog Allen and the Wheat Shockers or even Little Manhattan and K-State.

I am still thinking if UK has him for a full season last season that UK would have beat UConn as he and Lakers 2014 Lottery Pick Julius Randle would have been way too much inside the painted-area! Now we get W.C.S. of the #BBN fresh off three years at #UK ready to take on the Logo and someone in the middle to that #10 slot will be real happy getting a rim-protector on one end and a finisher and glass-eater on the other.

@THEwillieCS15 2014-15 #BBN Digits

39 Gms 8.9 ppg 6.4 rpg 1.7 blks 25.9 mins


What will W.C.S. #15 be on the next level as I say DeAndre Jordan but even better and that is one tall order...

NATS WERTH out until August with Two Fractures in Wrist!..."WORD around the WARNING Track" as Washington Hardball has a NATitude over losing Nuts & Bolts JAYSON WERTH to a Fractured Wrist...who takes his slot? @NATIONALS #JaysonWerthBusiness #NATSDepthChart2K15

Just like that the Washington Nationals with everything in place leading the NL East, Pitching coming around, Bam 34 hitting all sorts of souvenirs then this. Through numerous media outlets the Nats will lose LF Jayson Werth until August 2K15 as he is out with two small fractures in his left wrist.

Werth hitting just .208 with two bombs and twelve RBI's with 17 runs scored has been playing with the wrist since being hit on May 17th by a pitch. Now he will miss more time as he missed 81 games back in 2012 with an injury and played 147 games in 2014 staying off the D.L..

Looking ahead the Nats OF Depth Chart behind Werth:

Michael Taylor who has been platooning with Werth as he is hitting .219 with three bombs and thirteen RBI's.  Clint Robinson will be behind Taylor as all the Nats Outfielders Numbers will be picked up by one "Bam 34" Bryce Harper...as he will not slow down hitting .331 with 18 HR 43 RBI and 41 Runs...

CLADY out for 2015 Season for UNITED in ORANGE!..."SUNDAY TALK" going down the wrong road talking Season-Ending I.R. for Broncos All-Pro LT RYAN CLADY!

Through numerous media outlets the Denver Broncos will be all over other teams Training Camps and OTA's as they lose a key member of what is going to be yet again a top-rated NFL Offense. Left Tackle Ryan Clady went down in practice on Wednesday and it is being reported a Torn Left ACL that will require surgery and that leaves him on Season-Ending Injured Reserve.

Where does that leave United in Orange Prez John Elway and the Broncos...let's take a look at the present Broncos 2015 Depth Chart:

#UnitedInOrange O-Line Depth Chart 2K15

Starters 

LT Ryan Clady * 
LG Shelley Smith
C Gino Gradkjowski
RG Louis Vasquez
RT Virgil Green

2nd Wave

LT Ty Sambrailo *
LG Andre Davis
C Max Garcia
RG Ben Garland
RT Michael Schofield

360 Degrees...

* Look for Sambrailo the Broncos 2015 2nd Round Pick (#59 Overall) to maybe step right in as the Broncos might need to grab a Vet from somewhere...

Behind Sanbrialo is 2015 Free Agent Kyle Roberts from Nevada who is a long shot to even make the squad...

  

THIBS out as Bulls Lead Man..."SQUEEZE the ORANGE" talking NBA Coaches GUILLOTINE as the BULLS vs THIBS should have done a year ago at least but Guaranteed DUFFEL Bags stood in the way! #CoachThibs #BullsNation #BullsCoachingOpen

This is no surprise as the Chicago Bulls and Coach Tom Thibodeau have parted ways as the Bulls terminate the services of Thibs today effective immediately. The Bulls Brass led by John Paxson (Bulls Sr. VP of Ops) and Gar Forman (GM) unfortunately didn't fire themselves as well as it's a mess and I don't care how you slice it!  

Thibs performed well as the Bulls Lead Man but as a coach you have to be willing to try other ideas and not be stuck in your ways especially with no Chips under your belt. Yes the Bulls Brass reportedly try to get Thibs to lower minutes of players and play a lot of the young players but Thibs did what Thibs does and that is run that first rotation into the ground like its the Iditarod.

As far as the mess upstairs c'mon Pax and Gar haven't got it right yet and from the outside they are two guys you might not want to work for as your organization is only good on the hardwood as it is at the top. You are not going to win anything when its as "Toxic" as it was around the Bulls Organization. Thibs is owed $9 million over the next two seasons and the Bulls have to be thinking he will get a new "Gig" and the buyout won't be over half of that.

Coach Thibs Tenure talking W's and L's:

5 Seasons
394-255 W-L

Playoffs
23-28 W-L

360 Degrees...

Thibs won 2 Central Division Titles in his first two seasons...

He also went to the East Finals in year one...

That 23-28 "Fight for Larry" W-L spelled gloom and doom...

Note: The funniest quote was after the Bulls lost vs the Cavs Thibs says, "I expect to be back as Bulls Coach next season...who says that with all that B.S. going on in and around the Bulls"...the NBA Guillotine!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ROCKETS 90 WARRIORS 104 F..."DUBS" is headed to the 2K15 "Fight for LARRY" dba the NBA Finals...CURRY and BARNES Sensational as HARDEN goes "SUPERBAD" with no Jonah Hill! #HOUvsGSW #RocketGang #DUBNation #WCFChamps #WarriorsGround #StrengthInNumbers #GSWWinsSeries4-1

It was more of a formality as the Golden State Warriors finally put away the Houston Rockets. In the Logo there are really no surprises as far as who advances as 95% of the time its the best team that wins. It was no different in this series as the Warriors showed everyone why they won 67 games through the 82-game trek and you can put that Jump-Shooting Team stuff to rest! 

Stephen Curry led a "Dubs" Attack that has one SF Harrison Barnes peaking at the right time. Barnes had 24 points and seven boards as Curry had a game-high 26 points to go with eight boards and six helpers. Klay added 20 points as he left with a nasty knee to the head from Trevor Ariza.


Houston just could not match up with "Dubs" as James Harden needed to be "Big" from here on out and 14 points with thirteen turnovers was not the answer. Dwight Howard added 18 points and sixteen boards as they both led all five starters in double figures. Rockets need to regroup and schematically speaking needs to put more of a plan together instead of giving it to Harden with the Spalding orange sticking and we go from there!

"Dubs" now gets the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals coming to you on Thursday June 4th, 2015...Imagine that Cleveland vs Golden State as its Buck Rogers and the 25th Century of the Logo!

Congrats to the Golden State Warriors and lead man Steve Kerr...and of course Dub Nation dba "Strength in Numbers"!

     

Redbirds MATT ADAMS out 3-4 Months with Quad Issue!..."WORD around the WARNING Track" as more REDBIRDS hit the Training Room and later Rehab! #MattAdamsBusiness #RedbirdNation #BaseballTownUSAHappenings

The news on the St. Louis Cardinals Injury front keeps getting worse as we move along in the 162-game trek. Cards First Baseman Matt "Hot Plate" Adams through numerous media outlets will be out at least 3-4 months as a right quad strain reportedly looks bad enough to keep him out through the summer months.

Adams hurt the quad running the base paths last night as the Redbirds are looking to grab another NL Central Title and hit the phone booth an become "Red October" come "Fight for October"! For now Adams replacement looks to be MLB Vet Mark Reynolds as St. Louis who won again tonight moves to 31-16 the best W-L in the show!


First RHP Adam "Waino" Wainright goes down now a power-hitter in the middle of that potent Redbirds line up. "Waino" gone for 2015 hasn't effected them thus far now we play the waiting game to see if Adams out will hurt them offensively moving forward!

DUCKS 2 BLACKHAWKS 5 F...#65 and #2 from Team INDIAN Head putting in Work as the HAWKS force a Game 7 on the "POND at Anaheim"!..."FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison as CRAW-DAD and ANDERSEN will be in the Blue-Paint for Saturday's Game 7! #ANAvsDAL #TeamWEBBEDFeet #FearTheINDIANHead #StanleyCupPlayoffs #WCFFinalsTied3-3

The Chicago Blackhawks survive a flurry of attempts to get this game tied in the 3rd as the Ducks tried everything and that tying goal eluded them as the Indian Head wins 5-2 in dramatic fashion. Now we get a game 7 back in Anaheim on Saturday May 30th for all the marbles!

The Hawks 2nd frame clinic they put on was a thing of beauty as they "Lit the Lamp" three straight times as it was Brandon Saad, Patrick Kane, and Marian Hossa with D.K. dba Duncan Keith assisting on all three  goals.


The Ducks though down three but by no means out scores the last goal of the 2nd frame on a Patrick Maroon re-direct as the score was 3-1 Hawks. That score by Maroon had Hawks Nation very unsettled as no three goal lead in this series has been safe.

Anaheim with Uncle Mo are on their side to start the 3rd gets a Clayton Stoner score just under the two-minute mark in the 3rd making it 3-2 Hawks. After that goal the 3rd was a "Blur" as time went as almost as fast as both the Ducks and Hawks were skating.

Then right under the four minute mark it was a heckuva pass to Andrew Shaw and he backhands a shot glove side upper tank for a score and a Hawks 4-2 lead. Shaw then gets an empty-netter making it a 5-2 final and we are off to a game 7.

"Craw-Dad" was solid in net stopping 30 of 32 SOG. The Ducks Frederik Andersen halted 18 of 22 SOG as he has been a little shaky in net the last two games. The Indian Head in 2014015 is 31-0 when leading after two frames. Also the team that has scored first in this series has won every game...just sayin'!    

2015 NBA MOCK Draft #3 going MYLES TURNER of Hookem' Hoops moving up the 2015 NBA Draft Board?...#LogoWatch #LogoWatchFusions #SqueezeTheOrange #FutureMonstersInside94x50 #NBADraft2K5

Let's get right to it as the Jockeying for the NBA Draft in the news begins as the NBA Rumor Mill evolves more and more as the 2K15 NBA Draft gets closer. Now we get Mock Draft #3 with my "Sleeper" Myles Turner moving up my board!

"Squeeze the Orange" Mock Draft #3 May 27, 2015
the Bluedude's Draft Canvas 

Pick # Team Pos Player From

1. #TWolves C "Big Jah" Jahlil Okafor #DukeInTheNBA

2. #LakerGang C Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. #BBN

3. #SeventySixers PG Emmanuel Mudiay #China @UABasketball

4. #Knicks8Track PG D'Angelo Russell #BuckeyeLandUSA

5. #OMagic C Myles Turner #HookemHorns

6. #ForeverPurple C Willie-Cauley-Stein #BBN

7. #MileHighNugs SF Justise Winslow #DukeInTheNBA

8. #MotorCityPistons PF Kritaps Porzingis #Latvia

9. #ItsABuzzLife SF Stanley Johnson #DesertSwarmHoops

10. #HeatGang PF Trey Lyles #BBN

11 #GoldSwagger SF Sam Dekker #AWholeBunchOfBadgers

12. #SaltPalaceJazz SF Kevon Looney #UCLA

13. #SunsNation PF Mario Hezonja #Croatia

14. #RegulatorsReportOKC Kelly Oubre Jr. #KU

15. #ATLHawks PF Frank Kaminsky #AWholeBunchOfBadgers

16. #Celts PG Cameron Payne #MurraySt

17. #FearTheDeer PF Chris McCullough #Cuse

18. #RedNation PG Tyus Jones #DuekInTheNBA

19. #WizKidsDC Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #DesertSwarmHoops

20. #WeTheNorth SG Jerian Grant #NDIrish

21. #MavsNation PG Delon Wright #RunninUtes

22. #WestSideStoryReport PF Jarrell Martin #GeauxTigers

23. #RipCityBlazers PF Montrezl Harrell #UofLCards

24. #CavsNation SF Justin Anderson #Wahoos

25. #GritGrindGrizz PF Jordan Mickey #GeauxTigers

26. #SpursFamily PF Cliff Alexander #KU

27. #LakerGang SG Devin Booker #BBN

28. #Cs PG Terry Rozier #UofLCards

29. #FlatBushProHoops SG R.J. Hunter #GeorgiaSt

30. #Dubs C Christian Wood #UNLV

360 Degrees...

Swapping "Big Jah" and Karl-Anthony as it could very well happen as I still say its 70/30 K.A.T. favor...

Myles Turner to the O-Magic bringing a Rim Protector to Vucevic on that front line...

W.C.S. to the Kings helping the Logo's only Boogie Man on that Forever Purple Front Line...makes sense!

Dekker along side PG-13 would be a nice mix for Bird, Pritchard, and Walsh and company....

"Frank the Tank" to the Highlight Factory would allow Big AL and Sap to play more perimeter a beautiful pick...

Wizards get a defensive stalwart in R.H.J. of 'Zona...

Harrell is Insurance for L-Train departing...

Just think the Wood rim-protecting for "Dubs" as G.S.W. gets bigger in and around the restricted-area...




   

ROCKETS @ WARRIORS Game 5 in the "Fight for LARRY" w/PLAYBOOK...ROCKETS have done this before but it was 1-1 at one point vs the CLIPS not 3-0!..."DUBS" must go "Operation We cannot get on that Charter unless we are heading to CLEVELAND"...Game 5 is here! #HOUvsGSW #RedNation #WarriorsGround #WCF #GSWLeads3-1

Here we go as the Houston Rockets will be playing in an elimination game from here on out. What Rockets Team will arrive for Game 5 the one that gets after it on both ends or the one that played in Game 3 looking for some one to feel sorry for theme...c'mon Clutch City?

The Golden State Warriors must not be thinking we are up 3-1 and we have a few games to close this out or they will find themselves in the Croc Pot simmering as we get a game 7. "Dubs" needs just as much urgency if not more than the Rockets to close Houston out!

#RedNation 
HOUSTON 
(1-3)

@

#DUBSAllDay 
GOLDEN STATE 
(3-1)

"Fight for Larry" Game 5 NBA W.C.F.
"Hump Day" Wednesday May 27, 2015 @ 9pm ET 
from
Planet Oracle near the Black Hole

Projected Starters

#HOU 

PG "Jet" Terry
SG "Fear the Beard" #13
SF Trevor A.
PF J-Smoove
C Dwight H.

#GSW

PG M.V.P. Steph
SG Klaymetheus
SF Harrison B.
PF Draymond G.
C Andrew B.

Delicious Match Ups

Dwight vs Andrew
Harden vs Dubs
"Los Splash Hermanos" vs Rockets




PLAYBOOK
Does Harden have three more in him nearing 40 points?

Will "Los Splash Hermanos" take over Game 5?

Can Dwight be somewhat of a dominant force in and around the Paint or is that Dwight back in Mouse Town that played for the O-Magic?  

Defense and that for both of these teams is easier said than done and if it turn into a game that should be played on Asphalt the Rockets will go home...that simple!

Transition Offense who goes all out in overdrive in game 5 as the Rockets might need to but be careful as your on Warriors Ground in Planet Oracle near the Black Hole...pick your spots!

the Money Ball Racks the Rockets do need to match "Los Splash Hermanos" or "Dubs"
but limit their opportunities and force them to put the Spalding orange on the deck...

Turnover Battle...who wins?

the Dellavedova 50/50 Scrums...who wins them going Rugby Rules?

Warriors Dancers...say nothing more!

Planet Oracle all decked out in "Strength in Numbers" can the Rockets talking simply "Pursuit" take them completely out of the game?

"Points in the Paint"...who wins?

Hack-A-J Smoove or Hack-A-Dwight will it be in play in Game 5?

Rockets Bench vs "Dubs Bench" who wins?

Game 5 is here and locked and loaded...NBA on ESPN  
     

DUCKS @ BLACKHAWKS in "FROZEN TALK" 1901 West Madison in the "Fight for LORD Stanley"!...The INDAIN HEAD hits an Elimination Game and there no where to go but to the Winner's Circle!...Team WEBBED Feet primed to move on but can they close that door at the MADHOUSE? #ANAvsCHI #MightyDUCKS #FearTheINDIANHead #FrozenTalk1901WestMadison #StanleyCupPlayoffs

The Chicago Blackhawks are on the clock and it's game 6 an elimination game and the Hawks have been here before. The Anaheim Mighty Ducks dodged a bullet in game 5 like the Hawks dodged that same bullet in game 4 as this kinda a stuff happens #BecauseItsTheCup!

Now we get everything under the Roof at the Madhouse talking urgency, anxiety, confidence, anxiousness, nervousness, dreams, and reality sets in later on. Now we get game 6 on the West Side of the 'Go with Stanley Cup Heads, Ducks Nation, and Hawks Nation tuned in!

#TeamWEBBEDFeet 
ANAHEIM 
(3-2) 
@

#FearTheINDIANHead 
CHICAGO 
(2-3) 

"Frozen Talk" 1901 West Madison in the "Fight for Lord Stanley"
Game 6 Wednesday May 27, 2015 @ 8pm ET 
from
the 
U.C. dba Madhouse on Madison

Game 6 Outlook:

Stars have to be Stars and these Gents need no intro...

Alarming Trends...the 1st Team that has scored has won that game

Hawks will be going for it forcing their will on the Ducks early and Anaheim must weather that Perfect Madhouse Storm...

Kesler vs Captain Serious has been delicious...and as they go it appears their respective Teams follow suit watch them they are Ice Games Center Position Royalty!

the Blue-Paint Tenants talking Denmark's Andersen and Canada's "Craw-Dad" as they both were equally awful at tines in Game 5...who cracks first might tell the tale in game 6!

Watch that Hawks Defense playing 4 Defensemen heavy T.O.I. in D.K. Oduya, "Brooksie", and Hammer...Back-Checking is a must from the Hawks Forwards and Centers from here on out...

Ducks need to be more focused on attacking the Hawks instead of hitting the Hawks even though that their game...

Captain Serious #19, the Bison City Mullet #88, and Boss Hoss #81 will be on the same line a lot tonight...

Coach Bud vs Coach Q has lived up to its billing...

Neutral Zone is always the Trouble Zone lookout...

Penalty Kill vs the Power Play going Ready Alert 5 in game 6 and game 7 if necessary...

Game 6 is here for all to see and it just does not get any better than the NHL Playoffs #BecauseItsTheCup...

Bluedude Sportstalk SPORTS SHORTS Take 214...Twin Cities AVENEGER #28 "All Day A.P." playing for SKOL or no one...shots fired!..."BULLS on PARADE" tabbed for HBO's Award-Winning "HARD KNOCKS" and you know what they say about the "Loudest ONE in the Room"! #VikesNation #AllDayAP #Texans #HBOHardKnocks #NFL

If current Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and his people (Agent among others) wanted to pull a fast one on the Minnesota Vikings for the 2015 season it looks like it won't happen. Through numerous media outlets the Skol's lead man Mike Zimmer eluded to the fact that the Twin Cities Avenger #28 All Day A.P. will play for us being the Vikes or no one in the upcoming 2015 season...shots fired!


Now A.P. has already lost a $250K O.T.A. Bonus as expected as he is not present in camp as we go to press. The Ball now is in Peterson's Court as he either puts all his Cons aside and goes Pro joining the Vikes as Mandatory Camp is on the way soon and the penalties get steeper and steeper. A.P. and your People...your turn!

The Award-Winning HBO Feature "Hard Knocks" has tabbed the 2015 Houston Texans as the team they will cover in Training Camp. The Texans should be better than in 2014 and in camera near "Area 99" dba "Bulls on Parade" DE JJ Watt is a plus and should be quite entertaining. As for being the "Loudest one in the room" Texans you better come out talking names as everyone as in all NFL Heads will have their "Peepers" on you!

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