SLA (F) Joe Kim rises up from under the basket to find an open teammate. Kim topped 20 pts for the 4th time this season but his 8-23 FGs (.348) was a season-low.
Beasts overwhelm yet again short- handed Slayers
MLK HS, NYC -- SLA (F) Joe Kim has certainly shown on more than one occasion this season that he can carry his team but this is ridiculous. For the 2nd straight week, SLA has put all it's fortunes in the hands of arguably the league's front-runner for MVP and virtually him alone.
Arriving with only 5 players in Week 6, Kim was unable to lift SLA over a Swagganauts team that is improving every week and with only 5 again in Week 7, SLA's prospects for beating a red-hot HYP led my dark horse favorite for MVP (G) Ian Yu was slim to none. And, a 27-12 1st quarter lead from the Hypebeasts (more...)
Salvaged. The entire project nearly eschewed in light of Dwyane Wade's magnum opus of thundering funk. If that is art, we are no artists. If that's basketball, this is tiddley-winks. But, the Hypebeasts cometh. And, faith is restored. Top 10 or ode to C-Wonder? Depends who you ask. Four stars.
2K9 FALL Weekly Player Awards (Week 6)
Ian Yu (HYP) G | 5-10 | 155 lbs Week 6 Stats PPG: 14.0 RPG: 6.0 APG: 5.5
In HYP's two Wk 6 wins, it was "C-Wonder" who put his stamp all over the court. Offense, defense, no one in the league is moving as fast and as fluidly in the open court as Yu right now. And, he's making his teammates better, too.
Gillespie has been the quieter part of SWA's impressive front court but his all-around game and hard-nosed defense were on full display in SWA's win over the Slayers. Gillespie kept his team ahead by scoring 6 of his 14 pts late in the 4th.
Runner-Up: Kirby Shaw (QIK) 23 pts, 4 rebs
The Sam Lo Award for Hustlers
Len Kamdang (AOD) 11 rebs, 3 stls
In his best career game, Kamdang was everywhere he needed to be and one of the few bright spots of AOD's last-second loss to FAS.
RU: Dooley Watts (FAS) 11 pts, 9 rebs, 1 blk
Defensive Player(s) of the Week
Hypebeasts .347 FGA%, 9.5 spg
HYP's trapping defense just looked intimidating. It's gonna take patient, physical guards to break that press. PTS off TOs is HYP's new motto.
Runner-Up: Derrick Tyson (SWA) 3 rebs, 6 stls
The "High Five" Club Bryant Picone (NYF) 1-11-2-1-2 Shaun Young (QIK) 6-1-4-1-1
Discorama Rookie of the Week Chris Moore (FAS) 12 pts, 10 rebs, 4 asts
RU: Kirby Shaw (QIK) 23 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts
The "John Starks" Award Jon Giacobbe (NYF) | 4-19 FGs (.211)
Just one game ago he set a season franchise-high with 24 pts. What a difference two weeks makes. He had good looks, they just didn't go in.
Dishonorable Mention: NYC Fury (NYF) 13-54 FGs
The "Chris Dudley" Award Leon Chu (HYP) | 3-11 FTs (.273)
In two games, Chu is already starting to challenge SLA (C) Jiang Yu as the greatest "Dud" of all time. This is a guard we're talking about.
Dishonorable Mention: HYP (vs. QIK) 8-22 FTs
2K9 FALL Week 6 Results
2K9 FALL WEEK 6 RESULTS
NYC Quicks (4-2)
Player of the Game Ian Yu (HYP) 15 pts, 6 reb, 6 ast, 3 stl
FAS (C) Mike Song draws a foul on one of his many first quarter drives to the basket.
Agents pull out first win on Moore's buzzer-beater
MLK HS, NYC -- This week's Game of the Week wasn't a marquee match-up. In fact, neither team had won in their last four tries but one of these teams was about to break their losing streak and it was going down to the wire.
AOD returned (G) Usama Nausrudeen to the line-up after a previously scheduled workout with the ABA was rescheduled. FAS returned (G) Ren Hsieh after a shaky debut. FAS also added rookie (F) Dooley Watts in place of (F) Rob Toste (out 2 wks). (F) Malik Taylor would also be out along with AOD (G) Andrew Hara still (more...)