2016-2017 Arizona Whips season

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Arizona Whips
RL GM Kresblain
RL HC Nightfire
Arena Ascent Stadium - Flagstaff, AZ
Owner(s) Dirk Lenburg (male leonberger)
General Manager Hugo Chavic (male badger)
Head coach Walter Billcheck (male North American porcupine)
Standings
Record 29-51
Place Division: 3th (Plains)
Conference: 11th (Western)
Last Update 20 May 2017 04:48:49 GMT
2015-16 2017-18

The 2016-2017 Arizona Whips season is the team's 2nd season in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the 34th season of the franchise in the Furry Basketball Association (FBA).

Key Dates

  • 09/01/16 Start of Free Agency
  • 09/18/16 Draft Day held in Las Vegas, NV at the FBA Amphitheatre

Draft Picks

Round Pick Player Species Position
2 39 Paul Paulichek Fisher G/F

Roster

Arizona Whips Roster
Starters
Point Guard Shooting Guard Small Forward Power Forward Center
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9 Logan Greene (Grey Wolf, G) Tino Hazari (Dhole, G) 62 Wesley Lachs (Sockeye Salmon, F) 00 Jaylen Rose (Dragon, F) 28 Morgan McCarthy (Bighorn Sheep, C)
Bench
Guard Guard Swingfur Bigfur Center
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16 Mary Kathryn O’Hara (Siamese Cat, G) Evan Cross (American Sable Rabbit, G) Niyall Karamo (American Black Bear, F/G) Dimi Spodynyuk (Wolfdog, F/C) - Natnael Omar (Meerkat, C)
Reserves Deep Reserves
Bigfur Bigfur Guard Forward Forward
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Michael Ekezie (Giraffe, F/C) 61 Charles Dofri (Red Kangaroo, C/F) 0 Monty Silverthorn (Pine Marten, G) 1 Ain Iannizzi (Cougar, F) 25 Desmond Macon (Siberian Tiger, F)
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Pre-season

Regular Season

The regular season opener was held on Monday, October 31st, 2016, hosting the Santa Ana Spectrums.

Standings

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Plains Division
Winnipeg Voyageurs 41-39 28-28 15-9 -
Texas Lone Stars 38-42 32-24 15-9 3
Arizona Whips 29-51 23-33 11-13 12
Dakota Bikers 26-54 18-38 7-17 15


Notes

  • z – Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs
  • c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • y – Clinched division title
  • x – Clinched playoff spot
  • †teams that are banned from post-season play for violating major rules
# Western Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 Montana Howlers 53-27 37-19 -
2 Edmonton Totems 47-33 31-25 6
3 Alaska Arctics 45-35 31-25 8
4 Santa Ana Spectrums 44-36 32-24 9
5 Seattle Summit 44-36 29-27 9
6 Winnipeg Voyageurs 41-39 28-28 12
7 Las Vegas Wildcards 41-39 25-31 12
8 San Jose Thrust 41-39 23-33 12
9 Hawaii Kahunas 40-40 27-29 13
10 Texas Lone Stars 38-42 32-24 15
11 Arizona Whips 29-51 23-33 24
12 Dakota Bikers 26-54 18-38 27

Game Log

Awards, records and milestones

Records

Record Value Player Date of record
Minutes Played 36.6 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Jan 17, 2017
Field Goals Made 12 Morgan McCarthy (Bighorn Sheep, C) Nov 2, 2016
3 Pointers Made 5 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Nov 25, 2016
Free Throws Made 6 Morgan McCarthy (Bighorn Sheep, C) Nov 23, 2016
Offensive Rebounds 5 Morgan McCarthy (Bighorn Sheep, C) Nov 4, 2016
Total Rebounds 16 Morgan McCarthy (Bighorn Sheep, C) Feb 3, 2017
Assists 11 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Dec 7, 2016
Turn Overs 4 Justin Van Stroom (River Otter, G) Nov 6, 2016
Steals 4 Mitch Ruffcorn (Muskrat, G) Dec 17, 2016
Blocks 10 Morgan McCarthy (Bighorn Sheep, C) Nov 12, 2016
Points 31 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Nov 25, 2016

Triple-Doubles


Transactions

Overview

Arizona Whips


Players Added

Via Draft

Via Free Agency

Via Trade

  • (none)
Players Lost

Waivers/Buyouts

Via Free Agency

Via Trade

  • (none)

Free Agents

Additions

Player Signed Former Team
Scott Paulichek (Fisher, F) 2yr - $9m Contract Extension
Tobias Macklin (Hellbender Giant Salamander, G) 3yr - $6m Contract Extension
Monty Silverthorn (Pine Marten, G) 4yr - $45m Bangor Tides
Sherman Downward (Porcupine, F/C) 3yr - $27m Texas Lone Stars
Hassan Kamal (Camel, C/F) 3yr - $27m Huntsville Mayors

Subtractions

Player Reason Left Team (if applicable)
Alan Chesuk (Moose, C) Bought Out RETIRED
Trevor Crawford (Flying Fox, G/F) Bought Out N/A
Sam Wallace (Groundhog, G) Free Agency RETIRED
Ana Azara (Snow Leopard, G) Free Agency N/A

References