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General Chat / Re: Trend of Cakes in Every Celebrations and Special Occasions
« Last post by RovomobaRov on October 25, 2017, 09:30:01 AM »
ay, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day etc. it is a very former trend of making cakes in these special occasions and festivals and this has even become a trend of gifting. Yes you can even gift it to your loved ones on their special days and they would surely love to have such a delicious surprise from your side.
We always want to give something unique gifts and surprises that nobody has tried yet so giving ca
General Chat / Re: what is this?
« Last post by JaneIsabellez on September 30, 2017, 05:35:34 AM »
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Introduce Yourself / Re: hello from south France
« Last post by fontrois on August 14, 2017, 08:24:29 PM »
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Introduce Yourself / hello new to here
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Introduce Yourself / Hello. New guy here
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The 2017 NBA Draft is just nine days away and the Portland Trail Blazers must decide how to use their three first round picks 15, 20, 26 . Could Kentucky big man Bam Adebayo be the right selection for them? *pirat3*

Edrice “Bam” Adebayo
Height 6’10”
Weight 243
Wingspan 7’2.75”
Shoots Right
Position PF/C
Age 19 20 in July
Projected draft range 22 35
2016 17 Statistics
PPG 13.0 Per 40 17.3
RPG 8.0 Per 40 10.6
APG 0.8 Per 40 1.1
BLK 1.5 Per 40 2.0
STL 0.7 Per 40 0.9

Adebayo is a physical specimen at nearly 250 pounds with just 5.2 percent body fat, and that is reflected in his game. He is an incredibly agile big man that can time his leaps to clean the offensive glass as well as catch lobs in the pick and roll. Finishing through contact is not a problem for him. Perhaps his greatest strength is using his power to box out and flush putback dunks. Regardless of NBA destination, expect to see him play well above the rim in transition and bully smaller opponents in the halfcourt offense. Defensively, Adebayo is quick enough to guard multiple positions, close out on shooters, and run the floor. He can be most accurately defined as an energy big or power player.

Adebayo may be quick, but his defensive instincts are poor overall. He is often looking the wrong way, late to rotate, out of position, or in the wrong stance. One would not describe him as fundamentally sound, though, supposing he were, he would not be available late into the first round. The offensive end is not much better for him. Adebayo displays sub par vision when it comes to finding his teammates and he is a limited scorer outside of the paint. His jump shot is mechanically passable, but too slow to be effective when contested. There is little to suggest that he makes his teammates better, outside of creating second chance opportunities.

2016 17 Season
The Kentucky Wildcats decimated the majority of their opponents, as is the norm for the traditionally talent packed school. Adebayo was a big part of their SEC Championship win, but, perhaps more importantly Brandon Robinson Jersey, was a rebounding monster in the NCAA tournament, where the Wildcats lost to the eventual champion North Carolina Tar Heels by two points in the Elite Eight. He declared for the draft for the draft 10 days after the loss.

Overall Assessment
The physical tools are there for Adebayo to be successful at the next level, but is the motor? He bottoms out as an energy big, so there will be a place for him somewhere whether or not he starts playing smarter, but how quickly he adapts to the NBA will depend largely on coachability, which is fair to question. Sometimes raw prospects work out really well on the right team, and he has said that although he was not often utilized outside the paint in college, he is comfortable shooting out to 17 feet and wants to shoot threes. He may be the most notable ‘boom or bust’ candidate to hover between the first and second round on the draft board, with a high ceiling, low floor, and lots of muscle.

Overall Fit
When I spoke with Bam about his fit with the Trail Blazers on Saturday, he highlighted his comfort in the pick and roll and ability to defend multiple positions—two things the Blazers could use more of—but also seemed willing to mesh in whichever way Portland needs. Like many others, he would likely land in the backup center rotation if drafted by the Trail Blazers. His skillset is similar to that of Ed Davis, but he is younger, cheaper, and more powerful—if less polished. He may not be a bad option if Portland wants to get more athletic behind Jusuf Nurkic, who arrived out of shape last February before fracturing his right fibula.

Fun Fact
Adebayo received the nickname “Bam Bam” from his mother, who witnessed him lift a coffee table while watching The Flintstones at a very young age.

Do you want Adebayo in a Trail Blazers jersey next season? Which player would you like us to analyze next? Tell us in the comments below.
Introduce Yourself / As the win total declined over each of the past six seasons
« Last post by apyte775 on June 14, 2017, 10:19:56 AM »
As the win total declined over each of the past six seasons, the big victories that were common under head coach Thad Matta started to occur less frequently. Ohio State hasn’t won a Big Ten ACC Challenge game since 2013 when the Buckeyes beat Maryland which has since moved from the ACC to the Big Ten . Over the last three seasons, Ohio State’s only impressive win against a marquee opponent came against No. 4 Kentucky as a part of the 2015 CBS Sports Classic.

On the other hand, Chris Holtmann — the Buckeyes’ new head coach — has claimed quite a few big wins in recent years. What follows is a look at five of Holtmann’s greatest accomplishments in his head coaching career.

5. Winning 12 of 13 at Gardner Webb

Holtmann’s first two years as the head coach of Gardner Webb, a historically downtrodden program that didn’t start competing in Division I until 2002, weren’t great. He won 11 games his first season and 12 the next. Six games into conference play in his third season, the Runnin’ Bulldogs had shown improvement but were scuffling with a 10 10 overall record.

Everything changed when Gardner Webb won 11 of its last 12 games to close out the regular season and picked up an additional victory in the quarterfinals of the Big South tournament. A loss in the semifinals ended hope of a surprise NCAA bid, but the Runnin’ Bulldogs were invited to the CIT on the strength of their hot finish. It was the first time in program history the team competed in a postseason tournament.

The impressive run also got Holtmann noticed, and he jumped at the chance to become a Butler assistant after the season.

4. Beating No. 5 North Carolina in 2014 15

Not many coaches would have left a Division I head coaching job to return to life as an assistant coach, but Holtmann saw Butler as a quicker path to elite jobs. His gamble was rewarded. After one season as an assistant, Holtmann was appointed the interim coach less than a month before the 2014 15 season opener when head coach Brandon Miller requested a medical leave of absence.

In the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals in the Bahamas, Holtmann and Butler took down No. 5 North Carolina, 74 66. It gave him his first win against a ranked team as a head coach and signaled he could handle the head coaching position. Five weeks later, Butler removed the interim tag and the job was his.

3. Crossroads Classic success

Ohio State doesn’t typically schedule big in state foes, but Holtmann showed he could handle such a task at Butler. The Crossroads Classic annually features a doubleheader between Indiana, Notre Dame, Purdue and Butler. Odd years feature Notre Dame Purdue and Indiana Butler, while even years pit Indiana against Notre Dame and Butler against Purdue. Indiana and Purdue don’t play each other because they belong to the same conference .

Holtmann lost his debut in 2014, but followed with wins in each of the next two seasons. The Bulldogs took down No. 9 Purdue in 2015 and then defeated No. 9 Indiana last season.

2. Making the Sweet 16

This past season, the Bulldogs beat No. 13 seed Winthrop in the NCAA Tournament first round and No. 12 Middle Tennessee in the second round to advance to the Sweet 16. Obviously, neither opponent was highly regarded, but Butler earned the easy path with regular season success that gave the Bulldogs their highest seed in the NCAA Tournament No. 4 .

Butler bowed out in the Sweet 16 after facing eventual national champion North Carolina, but the two previous wins gave Holtmann a breakthrough after losing in the round of 32 each of his first two seasons.

1. Beating Villanova twice in 2016 17

What’s better than beating the defending national champions? How about doing it twice in one season? Butler earned that No. 4 seed in part because of two wins against Villanova, the reigning champion who entered the 2016 17 NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed.

Both wins were definitive, too. Butler picked up a home win against No. 1 Villanova on Jan. 4 with a 66 58 victory. On Feb. 22, Holtmann and Butler went to Philadelphia and took down the No. 2 Wildcats, 74 66.

Villanova only suffered three losses prior to the NCAA Tournament — and Holtmann gave the Wildcats two of them.
Introduce Yourself / UCLA’s basketball team will travel the country
« Last post by apyte775 on June 13, 2017, 04:49:50 PM »
UCLA’s basketball team will travel the country — and to China — as part of a nonconference schedule announced Friday. ;D

The Bruins are set to open the season against Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Nov. 10 before playing their first home game Nov. 15 at Pauley Pavilion against Central Arkansas. UCLA is also to compete in the Hall of Fame Classic Nov. 20 21 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., as part of a four team field that also includes Wisconsin, Creighton and Baylor.

UCLA is scheduled to play Michigan in Ann Arbor on Dec. 9 and Kentucky at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Dec. 23 as part of the CBS Sports Classic. The Bruins have gone 2 1 against the Wildcats over the last two seasons, most recently losing to them in an NCAA tournament regional semifinal.

“When we assemble our schedule each year, we’re trying to prepare our guys for the grind of Pac 12 play and, ultimately, for the NCAA Tournament,” UCLA coach Steve Alford said in a statement released by the school. “When you look at the teams we’re going to play, combined with the travel involved, we believe that this is a tough nonconference schedule.”

The Bruins’ schedule includes eight nonconference home games, including Cincinnati on Dec. 16 in a rematch of an NCAA tournament second round game in March that UCLA won by 12 points.

The UCLA Athletic Department announced the Men’s Basketball 2017 2018 non conference schedule today.

The non conference season will begin in Shanghai, China against Georgia Tech on Friday, November 10, and includes eight home games. The CBS Sports Classic played in back in December in Vegas is scheduled for December 23 vs. Kentucky in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the team will also play in two Hall of Fame Classic games in Kansas City, Missouri on November 20 and 21.

UCLA faced two of this year’s non conference opponents, Cincinnati and Kentucky, in last season s NCAA tournament.

2017 18 Non Conference Schedule

TBD Exhibition game
Nov. 10 vs. Georgia Tech Shanghai, China
Nov. 20 21 vs. Baylor/Creighton/Wisconsin Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
Dec. 9 Michigan
Dec. 23 vs. Kentucky Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

Later this summer, the entire Pac 12 schedule will be completed.

Go Bruins!
General Chat / Despite the NBA’s recent emphasis on floor spacing
« Last post by apyte775 on June 13, 2017, 04:47:42 PM »
Matt Rochinski and Sam Perley of will be following the Hornets throughout the 2017 NBA offseason and keeping fans up to date through the Buzz Words Hornets Notebook. Keep checking back to see what the latest is as the season unfolds.

By Sam Perley, Thursday, June 8, 10 01 a.m.

Despite the NBA’s recent emphasis on floor spacing, run and shoot offenses and small ball lineups, versatile big men are still very much a valued and imperative commodity for almost any team in the league. The introduction of two way contracts a new stipulation that will allow organizations to carry a pair of extra players on their roster next season has made nailing draft choices in the second round and beyond perhaps a bit more achievable. As of now, the Charlotte Hornets currently hold the 41st overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft and could be looking at a great pool of forwards and centers if that’s a route they choose to explore when the time comes.

Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo C, Kentucky – A physically imposing 6’10” force with a 7’2 ¾” wingspan, Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo racked up averages of 13.0 points on 59.9 percent shooting, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 38 games during his lone season on a one and done laden Kentucky Wildcats roster this past year.

A great low post scorer, rebounder and shot blocker, Adebayo also comes with high level athleticism and physicality. The North Carolina native will need to expand his offensive and defensive game in the NBA, although already possesses enough of a skill set to be an impact player early on at the next level.

Jordan Bell PF, Oregon – Jordan Bell was a major reason the Oregon Ducks returned to the Final Four for the first time since 1939 this past season after he averaged 10.9 points on 63.9 percent shooting, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.2 blocks during his junior year in Eugene.

Thanks to his size 6’8 ½” with a 6’11 ¾” wingspan , Bell’s biggest strengths are undoubtedly his rebounding, shot blocking and defending capabilities. He’ll need to improve upon his offensive game and physicality a bit, but the defensive tools Bell brings to the table could land him in a NBA rotation early on in his career.

Mathias Lessort PF/C, Nanterre 92/France – A 21 year old native of Martinique, Mathias Lessort averaged 10.2 points on 57.4 percent shooting, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 block over 34 games while playing for 2017 French Basketball Cup Champion Nanterre 92 in France’s LNB Pro A League this past season.

Lessort’s ability to rebound, block shots and guard multiple positions could make him a coveted defensive talent in the upcoming NBA Draft. There will be a learning curve transitioning to the NBA and he might spend another year or two overseas, but the athletic Frenchman definitely has the potential to thrive in the league whenever he does indeed make the jump.

Thomas Bryant C, Indiana – Despite the possibility of being a one and done player after his freshman campaign, Thomas Bryant returned for his sophomore season at Indiana and tallied averages of 12.6 points on 51.9 percent shooting, 6.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in 34 games for the Hoosiers this past year.

Measuring 6’10 ¾” with a gigantic 7’6” wingspan at the NBA Draft Combine, Bryant has desirable size and length to go along with great offensive finishing and low post abilities. Bryant is also a decent rebounder and shot blocker with improved three point abilities who will probably need to continue working on his overall consistency and development upon reaching the NBA.

Johnathan Motley PF/C, Baylor – Johnathan Motley exploded his junior year at Baylor with averages of 17.3 points on 52.2 percent shooting, 9.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks in 34 appearances, helping lead the Bears to their first Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2014.

A highly energetic, explosive athlete, Motley is a strong finisher around the basket with emerging rebounding, shot blocking and guarding abilities. He’ll need to make some strides with his jump shooting and consistency, but Motley’s overall physical gifts and skill set will be desired by a number of teams in the upcoming NBA Draft.

Semi Ojeleye SF/PF, SMU – After sitting out the 2015 16 season following his transfer from Duke, Ojeleye turned heads his redshirt junior year at SMU with averages of 18.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 35 games on his way to claiming 2017 AAC Player of the Year honors.

Ojeleye is a great finisher around the basket with the ability to score from a number of different areas on the court. While the athleticism and motor are there, the 6’6 ¾” Ojeleye doesn’t have a defined NBA position yet and will also need to commit himself more to rebounding and defense at the next level.

Alec Peters PF, Valparaiso – Although a leg injury ended his senior season at Valparaiso prematurely, Alec Peters’ averages of 23.0 points on 46.6 percent shooting, 10.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 29 games this past year have him firmly in the second round conversation for the upcoming NBA Draft.

Peters is a fantastic all around shooter, particularly from the free throw line where he ranked third in the nation in conversion rate this season 88.7 percent; minimum 150 attempts . The 2017 Horizon League Player of the Year has a tantalizing combination of size, skill and feel for the game, although isn’t a super great athlete and needs to improve upon his overall defending abilities.

Caleb Swanigan PF/C, Purdue – Sophomore Caleb Swanigan exploded for averages of 18.5 points on 52.7 percent shooting, 12.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 35 appearances this past season on his way to becoming Purdue’s first Big 10 Conference Player of the Year since the 2010 11 campaign.

Swanigan is a huge, physical force in the paint with high level scoring and rebounding capabilities. The big man also shot a surprising 44.7 percent from three point range this season 38 of 85 and could become a legitimate, all around NBA threat despite some current limitations in terms of athleticism, explosiveness and defense.

Tony Bradley C, North Carolina – The first one and done player at North Carolina in a decade, Tony Bradley’s 7.1 points on 57.3 percent shooting and 5.1 rebounds in 14.6 minutes over 38 games this past season helped the Tar Heels claim their first National Championship crown since the 2008 09 NCAA campaign.

Bradley is a traditional, low post player who not only excels with his back to the basket, but also possesses great athleticism, hands and free throw generating capabilities. Not overly explosive or consistent as of yet, Bradley is still a bit raw and might need to improve upon both his shot blocking and development at the NBA level.

Kyle Kuzma PF, Utah – Kyle Kuzma made big strides his junior year at Utah, totaling averages of 16.4 points on 50.4 percent shooting, 9.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 29 games for a Utes program that has had one player selected in the first round in each of the last two NBA Drafts Delon Wright, Jakob Poeltl .

A potential stretch four in the NBA, Kuzma is a versatile offensive player who has great rebounding and facilitating abilities in addition to a strong feel for the game. Kuzma isn’t a high level athlete and does have some shooting inconsistencies, but his overall blend of size, skill and positional flexibility will be enticing to plenty of NBA teams.

Dillon Brooks SF, Oregon – The leading scorer on Oregon’s first Final Four team in 78 years, Dillon Brooks put up 16.1 points on 48.8 percent shooting, 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals in 35 games during his junior season for the Ducks.

Brooks’ offensive game is predicated on craftiness, creativity and playmaking. He’s also got a high motor and great intangibles, although will need to improve upon his defending and consistency at the NBA level in order to overcome some lack of athleticism concerns.

Jonah Bolden PF, FMP Beograd/Serbia – A long winding road for the 6’10” Jonah Bolden might be coming to an end soon after the Aussie averaged 12.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting, 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steal in 27.7 minutes over 25 league games while playing for Serbian based FMP Beograd in the ABA League this past season.

The 21 year old Bolden, who attended high school in the United States and UCLA from 2014 16 before electing to play professionally, is an outstanding shooter 41.9 percent from three point range last year with great hands and overall versatility. Bolden is still developing physically and will need some time to adjust to NBA play, but has all the makings of becoming a great stretch four down the line.

Devin Robinson SF/PF, Florida – Lengthy swingman DevinRobinson took another step forward his junior season with the Florida Gators, posting averages of 11.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting and 6.1 rebounds in 26.4 minutes over 36 total appearances this past year in Gainesville.

Measuring 6’8 ¼” with a 7’0 ¾” wingspan, Robinson is known for scoring on the move as well as his high level athleticism that’s helped make defending his ultimate calling card. Weighing just 190 pounds at the NBA Draft Combine, Robinson will need to get stronger and work on his facilitating a bit, but has enough of a two way skill set already to perhaps make an early impact on the NBA stage.

Cameron Oliver PF, Nevada – Cameron Oliver elected to forgo his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility at Nevada, finishing off his sophomore campaign with averages of 16.0 points on 46.5 percent shooting Payton Pritchard Jersey, 8.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.6 blocks over 35 games for the 2017 Mountain West Conference Tournament Champion Wolf Pack.

An outstanding finisher around the basket, Oliver is a gifted athlete who can score, rebound, block shots and defend at a high level. He’ll need to improve upon his offensive consistency and also adjust to a relatively big jump in competition, although the talent and ability is very much there for Oliver to become a great, two way NBA player in the future.

Jaron Blossomgame SF/PF, Clemson – Jaron Blossomgame explored entering the NBA Draft last year, although ultimately elected to return to Clemson, where he posted averages of 17.6 points on 49.8 percent shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 33 appearances during his senior season with the Tigers.

Another gifted athlete, Blossomgame can score in a multitude of fashions and also possesses good playmaking, rebounding, shot blocking and defending abilities. Blossomgame’s offensive skills should help land him a spot on a NBA roster, despite limited upside he’ll turn 24 in September and some overall inconsistencies to his game.

Dwayne Bacon SF, Florida State – LikeBlossomgame, Dwayne Bacon flirted with the NBA Draft last season before returning to Florida State for his sophomore season as he posted averages of 17.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steal over 35 outings for the Seminoles this past year.

Bacon is a versatile scorer, great athlete and an all around solid rebounder and defender who also possesses great size for a wing 6’6 ¼” with a 6’10” wingspan . Bacon is prone to questionable shot selection and lapses on defense at times, but has plenty of athleticism and talent to hear his name called in the upcoming NBA Draft.
Introduce Yourself / Re: Boas pessoal / Hi guys!
« Last post by S8 ESX on June 06, 2017, 09:25:56 PM »

Hi Bitinho

welcome mate, welcome aboard  *pirata*

this site is not used as often as it used to  :( , I do try to come on and keep tabs on things but i have been working a lot recently.

the face book Caravela page is more active now
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