Drones Dime (Vol 1.3)

  • By David Gonzalez, Day 65, 2023


2023 Season, Day 65

Overall Record: 16-14 (Home: 12-2 & Away: 4-8)
Longest Streak: W6
SE Div: 2nd place (3.5 GB)
JBL Power Rank: 14 (Prev: 19)

Games Since Last Update:
Record: 6-3 (Home: 5-2 & Away: 1-1)
Longest Streak: W6

Highlights:

- Drones currently rolling with 6-game win streak including victories over the Dragons, Fireballs and Kings.

- Day 59 marked the return of PF Trent Buchanan from the injured list and due to the success of Lafayette Okonkwo over the past 15 games he is now out of role in the starting lineup. We hope to see him provide help to Carst and Stoudamire by adding some production on the #2 unit.

- The #VoteRush campaign has begun as we barrel towards the 2023 All Star Game. #12 in the JBL in scoring (25.3 ppg) and #3 in steals (1.93 spg)

- A budding “rivalry” is starting to form in the JBL between the Devils and the Drones. A “rivalry” that has seen the Drones go 3-0 with an average victory of 16.33 points.

- The current 6-game win streak has been highlighted by a 34 point effort from RW2 against the Fireballs as we came back from down 5 with 3:38 left to win by 11 and our most recent win saw the Drones down by 17 with 9:30 left against the Kings only for Charlotte to pull out a 4 point victory.
Looking Ahead: We have a West Coast road trip that will begin shortly and will provide tests against the Scorpions, Lumberjacks and Thunder.

The Lead:
- We are now the #6 seed in the East and have a franchise record 6 game winning streak. The 16 wins have also surpassed our win total of 2022.
The Good:
- Drones continue to showcase solid shot selection and shot making ability as we rank #4 in eFG%, #5 in FG% and #2 in 3FG%.

The Bad:
- Our turnover percentage of 14.2% is 27th in the league