2013-2014 San Jose Thrust season

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San Jose Thrust
RL GM Lizzimba
RL HC TrianglePascal
Arena Rabbit Valley Pavilion II - San Jose, CA
Owner(s) Foo-Foo (female American eskimo dog)
General Manager TBA
Head coach Dimi Kabat (male grey squirrel)
Results
Record 41-39
Place Division: 3rd (Pacific Rim)
Conference: 7th (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in Conf. Semis to Edmonton Totems (4-1)
2012-13 2014-15

The 2013-2014 San Jose Thrust season was second season of the franchise in San Jose and the 20th in the Furry Basketball Association (FBA). Free Agency saw the signing of superstar Shane Rufus (Red Wolf, G), and trades for Rufus's close friend Kwaku Bbwaddene (Jungle Wolf, F) and girlfriend Redawn Fenwatcher (Red Panda, G). The decision to have Devon Kellendyne (Cacomistle, G) be captain led to a great deal of tension between the cacomistle and the red wolf. The team's volatile dynamic led to a season of extreme ups and downs, the the Thrust varying between being the 3rd place team in the West in mid-season to being 7th by the end of regular season. After the challenging season, which saw Rufus having to go to rehab for issues with alcohol, the red wolf announced his retirement.

Key Dates

  • 09/08/13 Start of Free Agency
  • 10/13/13 Draft Day held in Las Vegas, NV at the FBA Amphitheater

Stories

The following stories, written by TrianglePascal, detail the rocky relationship between Shane Rufus (Red Wolf, G) and Devon Kellendyne (Cacomistle, G) and the impact this relationship had on the team. They are also available here on SoFurry for easier reading.

A Tale of Two Captains
New Year's Eve
The First Step

Draft Picks

Round Pick Player Species Position
1 16 Vladimir Andreiovich Zhidkov Siberian Tiger G/F

Roster

Name G Min FGM FGA 3PtM 3PtA FTM FTA Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts MPG FG% TP% FT% RPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG PPG
Kwaku Bbwaddene 76 2123.1 374 783 0 0 252 343 88 375 230 147 46 40 203 1000 27.9 13.2 4.9 3.0 0.6 0.5 0.478 --- 0.735
Chrys Brachy 34 382.6 54 111 0 0 34 44 19 75 18 23 9 17 36 142 11.3 4.2 2.2 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.486 --- 0.773
Leo Brovell 36 268.3 35 70 4 12 13 21 6 26 36 13 17 1 3 87 7.5 2.4 0.7 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.500 0.333 0.619
Peter Conner 65 1637.3 249 554 41 122 104 138 63 256 124 113 59 10 68 643 25.2 9.9 3.9 1.9 0.9 0.2 0.449 0.336 0.754
Redawn Fenwatcher 53 944.2 132 294 12 49 75 117 22 94 42 24 54 7 0 351 17.8 6.6 1.8 0.8 1.0 0.1 0.449 0.245 0.641
Billy Joe James 69 1992.6 321 637 0 0 175 250 85 395 210 154 42 40 221 817 28.9 11.8 5.7 3.0 0.6 0.6 0.504 --- 0.700
Devon Kellendyne 63 2060.7 285 652 35 138 189 250 60 259 304 140 123 35 38 794 32.7 12.6 4.1 4.8 2.0 0.6 0.437 0.254 0.756
Sandy Leaf 61 606.6 88 177 4 30 40 54 23 89 66 38 30 10 35 220 9.9 3.6 1.5 1.1 0.5 0.2 0.497 0.133 0.741
Donell Macon 72 2199 373 821 47 165 189 239 129 559 33 144 46 85 265 982 30.5 13.6 7.8 0.5 0.6 1.2 0.454 0.285 0.791
Dat Mongoste 11 217.6 32 74 2 18 19 22 8 30 23 13 8 2 5 85 19.8 7.7 2.7 2.1 0.7 0.2 0.432 0.111 0.864
Chip Nelson 42 432.6 55 120 10 31 44 64 11 49 21 27 18 9 0 164 10.3 3.9 1.2 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.458 0.323 0.688
Nickie Robespierre 9 87.8 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 7 2 0 0 10 9.8 1.1 0.3 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.625 --- ---
Shane Rufus 59 1826.1 261 569 37 118 153 195 64 352 229 103 94 39 134 712 31.0 12.1 6.0 3.9 1.6 0.7 0.459 0.314 0.785
Sammy Sickstra 69 2350.5 396 908 61 199 180 223 86 338 287 140 81 28 44 1033 34.1 15.0 4.9 4.2 1.2 0.4 0.436 0.307 0.807
Vladimir Andreiovich Zhidkov 58 761.3 106 216 0 1 86 110 43 162 40 49 20 16 84 298 13.1 5.1 2.8 0.7 0.3 0.3 0.491 0.000 0.782
Former Players  
Joey Juloni 34 586.2 79 199 1 1 46 67 16 59 52 28 38 4 1 205 17.2 6.0 1.7 1.5 1.1 0.1 0.397 1.000 0.687
Legend: G: Games played, Min: Minutes, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goal Attempts, 3PtM: 3-Pointers Made, 3PtA: 3-Point Attempts, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, Off: Offensive Rebounds, Reb: Total Rebounds, Ast: Assists, TO: Turnovers, Stl: Steals, Blk: Blocks, PF: Personal Fouls, Pts: Points Scored, MPG: Minutes per game, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, TP%: Three-Point Percentage, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, RPG: Rebounds per game, APG: Assists per game, TPG: Turnovers per game, SPG: Steals per game, BPG: Blocks per game, FPG: Fouls per game, PPG: Points per game

Depth Chart

San Jose Thrust Roster
Starters Bench Reserves

Deep Reserves

Pre-season

Regular Season

The regular season opener was held on Wednesday November 6, 2013, visiting the Texas Lone Stars. The home opener was held on Friday November 8, 2013 with the Dakota Bikers visiting San Jose.

Standings

Pacific Rim Division
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
y-Alaska Arctics 47-33 36-20 18-6 ---
x-Santa Ana Spectrums 45-35 33-23 12-12 2
x-San Jose Thrust 41-39 28-28 11-13 6
Hawaii Kahunas 25-55 14-42 7-17 22

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 z-Winnipeg Voyageurs 57-23 42-14 ---
2 x-Santa Fe Whips 48-32 30-26 9
3 y-Alaska Arctics 47-33 36-20 10
4 y-Edmonton Totems 45-35 33-23 12
5 x-Santa Ana Spectrums 45-35 33-23 12
6 x-Dakota Bikers 45-35 26-30 12
7 x-San Jose Thrust 41-39 28-28 16
8 x-Spokane Rapids 38-42 25-31 19
9 Las Vegas Wildcards 33-47 25-31 24
10 Montana Howlers 33-47 18-38 24
11 Texas Lone Stars 31-49 26-30 26
12 Hawaii Kahunas 25-55 14-42 32

Game Log

Playoffs

The team began their post-season on May 30th against the Alaska Arctics. Game 1 was featured on FBA Courtside: LIVE! with T.Matt Latrans providing play-by-play and reporter Kendall Fletcher providing the color commentary.

Game Log

Player Stats

Name G Min FGM FGA 3PtM 3PtA FTM FTA Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts MPG FG% TP% FT% RPG APG TPG SPG BPG FPG PPG
Billy Joe James 10 240.3 37 71 0 0 26 30 12 55 19 16 10 7 15 100 24.0 10.0 5.5 1.9 1.0 0.7 0.521 --- 0.867
Chip Nelson 1 9 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 9.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.000 0.000 1.000
Chrys Brachy 1 7.2 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 7.2 2.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.333 --- 0.000
Dat Mongoste 8 134.9 13 46 3 22 6 10 2 8 13 14 5 0 4 35 16.9 4.4 1.0 1.6 0.6 0.0 0.283 0.136 0.600
Devon Kellendyne 10 357.8 58 107 14 30 27 30 14 47 46 21 13 3 12 157 35.8 15.7 4.7 4.6 1.3 0.3 0.542 0.467 0.900
Donell Macon 10 320.6 44 97 7 18 10 17 26 85 6 12 8 11 36 105 32.1 10.5 8.5 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.454 0.389 0.588
Kwaku Bbwaddene 10 312.1 45 84 0 0 20 25 7 56 22 15 4 4 20 110 31.2 11.0 5.6 2.2 0.4 0.4 0.536 --- 0.800
Leo Brovell 3 25 7 11 5 8 1 1 1 3 3 0 1 0 2 20 8.3 6.7 1.0 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.636 0.625 1.000
Nickie Robespierre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --- --- ---
Peter Conner 10 227.5 30 66 5 13 15 20 6 48 14 12 9 5 5 80 22.8 8.0 4.8 1.4 0.9 0.5 0.455 0.385 0.750
Redawn Fenwatcher 7 99.2 10 28 1 3 6 8 3 9 4 4 4 1 0 27 14.2 3.9 1.3 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.357 0.333 0.750
Sammy Sickstra 8 273.2 47 119 8 20 15 21 7 32 32 13 6 2 10 117 34.2 14.6 4.0 4.0 0.8 0.3 0.395 0.400 0.714
Sandy Leaf 7 57.6 8 18 2 5 4 4 0 2 6 3 4 0 3 22 8.2 3.1 0.3 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.444 0.400 1.000
Shane Rufus 10 326.9 51 126 6 28 38 46 7 49 39 24 7 7 21 146 32.7 14.6 4.9 3.9 0.7 0.7 0.405 0.214 0.826
Vladimir Andreiovich Zhidkov 9 51.8 4 13 1 4 3 4 3 9 1 2 1 2 3 12 5.8 1.3 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.308 0.250 0.750
Legend: G: Games played, Min: Minutes, FGM: Field Goals Made, FGA: Field Goal Attempts, 3PtM: 3-Pointers Made, 3PtA: 3-Point Attempts, FTM: Free Throws Made, FTA: Free Throws Attempted, Off: Offensive Rebounds, Reb: Total Rebounds, Ast: Assists, TO: Turnovers, Stl: Steals, Blk: Blocks, PF: Personal Fouls, Pts: Points Scored, MPG: Minutes per game, FG%: Field Goal Percentage, TP%: Three-Point Percentage, FT%: Free Throw Percentage, RPG: Rebounds per game, APG: Assists per game, TPG: Turnovers per game, SPG: Steals per game, BPG: Blocks per game, FPG: Fouls per game, PPG: Points per game

Awards, records and milestones

Awards

Week/Month

All-Star

Records

Record Value Player Date of record
Minutes Played 47.7 Shane Rufus (Red Wolf, G) Dec 21, 2013
Field Goals Made 17 Shane Rufus (Red Wolf, G) May 20, 2014
3 Pointers Made 5 Shane Rufus (Red Wolf, G) May 20, 2014
Free Throws Made 10 Devon Kellendyne (Cacomistle, G) Jan 13, 2014
Offensive Rebounds 5 Billy Joe James (Mule, F/C) Jan 13, 2014
Total Rebounds 16 Donell Macon (Siberian Tiger, C) Mar 19, 2014
Assists 12 Devon Kellendyne (Cacomistle, G) Mar 23, 2014
Turn Overs 8 Donell Macon (Siberian Tiger, C) Feb 25, 2014
Steals 6 Shane Rufus (Red Wolf, G) Nov 17, 2013
Blocks 5 Donell Macon (Siberian Tiger, C) Dec 28, 2013
Points 43 Shane Rufus (Red Wolf, G) May 20, 2014

Double-doubles

Triple-doubles

Milestones

  • 11/30/13: Reigning MVP Shane Rufus (Red Wolf, G) posts the regular season's second triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in a thrilling 3-point loss on the road against the Newark Pride.

Transactions

Overview

San Jose Thrust


Players Added

Via Draft

Via Free Agency

Via Trade

Players Lost

Bought out

  • None

Via Free Agency

Via Trade

Trades

09/10/13
To Thrust
To Alphas
09/23/13
To Thrust
To Wildcards
09/24/13
To Thrust
To Howlers
09/24/13
To Thrust
To Alphas
10/01/13
To Thrust
To Bikers
10/08/13
To Thrust
To Moonshiners
10/26/13
To Thrust
To Bikers
10/28/13
To Thrust
To Minutemen
04/27/14
To Thrust
To Lone Stars

Free Agents

Additions

Player Signed Former Team
Sammy Sickstra (Cougar, G/F) 5yr- $26m Pride
Elisa Lawless (Ocelot, G) 1yr- $1m ROOKIE
Holly Barker (Boxer Dog, G/F) 1yr- $1.5m Alphas (sign-and-trade)

Subtractions

Player Reason Left Team if applicable
Devon Palma (Ox/Bull, C) Free Agent RETIRED
Johann Beller (Schnauzer, F) Free Agent Howlers (sign-and-trade)