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Title: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2005, 07:56 PM
Well, since it appears I have time to play this year and the "other" league is full, I thought I'd start a second league. :)


The league will be scored with a rotisserie scoring system for ten categories:

Field Goals Made
Free Throws Made
3-PT Shots Made
Total Points
Offensive Rebounds
Defensive Rebounds
Assists
Steals
Blocked Shots
Turnovers

The rosters have 12 active players as follows:
PG
SG
PF
SF
C
Utility
Utility
five Bench Positions

In addition, there will be one injure reserve spot to accomodate injured super-stars.


Invitations are open to ALL JediDefender Members except for those I choose to disallow for obvious reasons. :-X To join, post here and I'll send you a PM with all the details on how you can join...

Jeff


ps.
The draft order will be determined by one of two methods, according to the results of a league vote:

1 - If Yahoo Live Draft is chosen, we will use a random order determined by Yahoo.

2 - If a JD Forum based draft is chosen, the draft order will be chosen by a neutral third-party staff member of JediDefender.

;)
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: JohnH on September 25, 2005, 08:47 PM
Jeff, I'm in if:

a) I'm allowed

and

b) We can do a Yahoo live draft

I really don't see how a forum draft would work with me.

Lemme know.

John
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Morgbug on September 25, 2005, 10:08 PM
Do you have it set up yet?  Since Dressel deleted the other, I guess I need to defend my title here.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2005, 10:14 PM
Do you have it set up yet? Since Dressel deleted the other, I guess I need to defend my title here.

Yep, it is all set up and the info has been sent to you. 

The info is being kept private so that we can control who enters our league.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: JayDouble on September 25, 2005, 10:41 PM
I want in.   ;D

Also I prefer a random/ live Yahoo draft.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Ryan on September 25, 2005, 11:49 PM
Aw what the hell, I'm in. :)
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Famine on September 25, 2005, 11:50 PM
Am I still excluded now that the other leauge is defunct?

Kevin
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Rob on September 26, 2005, 12:23 AM
I'd love to play if there's a spot left.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Brian on September 26, 2005, 09:30 AM
I'm in if you've got room Jeff.  Either draft method is fine with me.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: john todd on September 26, 2005, 05:22 PM
i'd like to play too
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Jeff on September 29, 2005, 10:20 AM
Hi All,

I've been kinda under the weather (my first day at work this week) so I haven't been around much...

I think I have sent out the invites to everyone who has asked, but if I missed anyone, please let me know.

1 - Jeff
2 - JohnH
3 - Morgbug
4 - JayDouble
5 - Ryan
6 - Rob
7 - mosnab
8 - john todd
9 - Scott

Also, for the draft, it seems like most would like to use the Yahoo draft feature. Are there any dates that DO NOT work for the people here (class nights, work nights, etc)?

Thanks,
Jeff
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Rob on September 29, 2005, 10:23 AM
Friday's and Saturday's generally aren't good for me (probably the same for most people...)  but I'm down for just about any weekday that I can think of - unless something out of my normal routine happens.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2005, 12:42 PM
Friday's and Saturday's generally aren't good for me (probably the same for most people...) but I'm down for just about any weekday that I can think of - unless something out of my normal routine happens.
::) give up partying, just for one weekend night a year, wouldya :P

Monday's are not good for me unless it's past 9 pm eastern.  I also don't yet know what nights my basketball games are, so I'll be adding to that list.  Weekend nights are probably better for me :-* but Sunday evening would be most suitable. 

Don't sweat that detail too much Jeff.  I can tell you that not everyone can be accomodated.  People will just have to accept the best possible date that you come up with (some people will NOT be able to make it) and they'll have to rank their picks and go with the autodraft. 
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 29, 2005, 05:44 PM


I think I have sent out the invites to everyone who has asked, but if I missed anyone, please let me know.



That's not what I heard.

Oddly enough my first post disappeared. Is that what mods do now omit  people from playing in fantasy leagues without explanations?

I don't want a team, but someone else does.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Rob on September 29, 2005, 05:56 PM
- Hey Marin, Sorry, I can't go out with you this evening.

- Why?

- Oh, because I have to draft for my Fantasy Basketball Team all Friday night.

- You're an *******.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 29, 2005, 05:58 PM


- Oh, because I have to draft for my Fantasy Basketball Team all Friday night.



It took me about an hour with 12 teams and a roster larger than that.  I think 1 1/2 hours will be the max time.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: JayDouble on September 29, 2005, 07:17 PM
It doesn't matter what day to me. 

If I know I'm going to miss it, I'll just prerank my players.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Jeff on September 29, 2005, 07:24 PM
Oddly enough my first post disappeared. Is that what mods do now omit people from playing in fantasy leagues without explanations?

I don't want a team, but someone else does.

Your first post was removed, because like this one it was not needed in this thread.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Ryan on September 29, 2005, 07:29 PM
I have class Thursday nights until 9 MST and Fridays and Saturday nights aren't so hot for me either. I also have hockey games on Sunday and Tuesday nights, so that leaves Monday and Wednesday nights ::) Don't schedule anything based on what I need though, sice we are doing a yahoo Draft I'll just pre-rank my guys too and let the computer draft for me.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2005, 07:43 PM
- Hey Marin, Sorry, I can't go out with you this evening.

- Why?

- Oh, because I have to draft for my Fantasy Basketball Team all Friday night.

- You're an *******.

Hi Jackie, no sorry, you can't go workout tonight. I've got to do a draft. Yeah, the punkass younguns think drinking on a weekend is more important than my family.

Two sides to every coin.

 :P ;)
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2005, 08:21 PM
Is it too soon to rank players?  I must be going braindead, I can't find the place to do so.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Rob on September 29, 2005, 10:43 PM
Hi Jackie, no sorry, you can't go workout tonight. I've got to do a draft. Yeah, the punkass younguns think drinking on a weekend is more important than my family.

Two sides to every coin.

 :P ;)

Touche.

Except I don't drink - so we'll have to tweak your madlib a little bit.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Ryan on September 29, 2005, 11:38 PM
Hi Jackie, no sorry, you can't go workout tonight. I've got to do a draft. Yeah, the punkass younguns think drinking on a weekend is more important than my family.

Two sides to every coin.

 :P ;)

Touche.

Except I don't drink - so we'll have to tweak your madlib a little bit.

Neither do I. ;)
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2005, 11:58 PM
Oh my, I'm surrounded by tea totalers. :o :-X
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2005, 12:29 AM
Oh my, I'm surrounded by tea totalers. :o :-X

Not me, sir.  I've got the hiccups like Mayberry's town drunk, whatever his name was.

I'm gonna abstain from participating in this fantasy league, for the simple reason that, well, it just wouldn't be any fun, both for you guys, and myself.  I have seriously kicked so much ass in every fantasy league I've ever played in before, that I've found that not only does everybody I'm playing against not have any fun because I've kicked their asses so hard, but I haven't had any fun myself, because there's been absolutely no competition.  And yeah, so what if every league I've ever been in has been in my retarded cousin's nursing home?  It doesn't matter. 

My heart's just not in it anymore.  There's no more fantasy sports ass left to kick.

It's kind of sad, really.

Maybe I'll see you next year.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Jesse James on September 30, 2005, 12:33 AM
Otis.
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Matt on September 30, 2005, 12:37 AM
Otis.

Otis.

I always knew you were good for something, Jesse.

Thanks.

--Otis
Title: Re: Jeff's Fantasy Basketball League Starting
Post by: Jesse James on September 30, 2005, 01:12 AM
Not a problem... 
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - a few spots still open
Post by: john todd on September 30, 2005, 05:50 PM
ive got class on tuesday's until about 9pm.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: Jeff on October 2, 2005, 09:36 PM
Looks like we've got 10 teams (or soon will once the 10th adds his team).

Now, on to a draft day... From what I read above, it sounds like Sundays will work out best for everyone involved (Wednesday being the second choice).

I'll check out Yahoo and see what we can get...


OK, looks like Sunday is out unless we want to draft in the morning. :-\

How about this?

Draft Day (via Yahoo LIVE DRAFT):

Date: Wednesday, October 19th
Time: 9:45pm EST (8:45pm Central, 7:45pm Mountain, 6:45pm Pacific)

That will give us about 2 weeks to get the rosters set and up and running. It also gives us time in case we encounter technical difficulties on draft day and need to move the date.

Everyone on board for the 19th?


Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: Morgbug on October 2, 2005, 10:38 PM
That's an acceptable date to me.  About the only day I can do that week.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: JohnH on October 2, 2005, 11:46 PM
Sounds good to me.

John
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: Rob on October 3, 2005, 12:52 AM
I'll be watching Lost, but I'll be there!
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: Famine on October 3, 2005, 09:47 AM
God (and my Boss) willing, Weds. is good.

Kevin
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: E.Z. on October 5, 2005, 01:12 PM
I was in the last one before it turned crazy and got closed. Any chance you can squeeze one more in?  :)

-Shawn
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 5, 2005, 06:34 PM
i wanna join too! is it full?  ;D
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: Jeff on October 5, 2005, 08:44 PM
I was in the last one before it turned crazy and got closed. Any chance you can squeeze one more in? :)

-Shawn

i wanna join too! is it full? ;D


PM will be sent, and that should cap our league at 12.


Draft Day (via Yahoo LIVE DRAFT):
Date: Wednesday, October 19th
Time: 9:45pm EST (8:45pm Central, 7:45pm Mountain, 6:45pm Pacific)

* The draft order will be determined randomly by Yahoo approximately 30minutes before the draft.

Jeff
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: Morgbug on October 12, 2005, 08:20 PM
So guess what time my first basketball game of the year is this year? ::)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: Morgbug on October 16, 2005, 05:19 PM
Jeff, is the league capped at 12 teams?  And are we doing 12 round in the draft?  My game is at exactly the same time as the draft.  I have 120 guys ranked, so just wanting to know if I need to add any.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: Jeff on October 16, 2005, 05:46 PM
Jeff, is the league capped at 12 teams?

Yes, we are capped at 12 teams (ie our league is full).


And are we doing 12 round in the draft?

Yep, 12 rounds to cover the 12 roster spots:

PG
SG
PF
SF
C
Utility
Utility
five Bench Positions


My game is at exactly the same time as the draft. I have 120 guys ranked, so just wanting to know if I need to add any.

I think having 120 ranked, you should be covered... ;)

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Choosing a Draft Date
Post by: Morgbug on October 16, 2005, 06:03 PM
Actually I meant to say 10 rounds: 10x12 = 120.  12x12 = 144 :P  So I needs to add me some players though for the last two rounds will it really matter?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Morgbug on October 17, 2005, 08:27 PM
Is there a bright side to spraining your ankle?  If so, it means I'll be here to draft by the looks of things. ::)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 17, 2005, 08:33 PM
Is there a bright side to spraining your ankle? If so, it means I'll be here to draft by the looks of things. ::)

Stop trying to play down your arthritis.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Ryan on October 17, 2005, 08:49 PM
At least it wasn't your hip. :P
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Morgbug on October 17, 2005, 08:52 PM
Is there a bright side to spraining your ankle? If so, it means I'll be here to draft by the looks of things. ::)

Stop trying to play down your arthritis.

Arthritis would be the hands or the knees.   :P

At least it wasn't your hip. :P

That's been hurting a bit too :-X
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Jeff on October 18, 2005, 10:48 AM
Just a reminder that our Live Yahoo Draft is TOMORROW!

Draft Day (via Yahoo LIVE DRAFT):
Date: Wednesday, October 19th
Time: 9:45pm EST (8:45pm Central, 7:45pm Mountain, 6:45pm Pacific)

* The draft order will be determined randomly by Yahoo approximately 30minutes before the draft.


In order to participate in the live draft, you must have Java installed and enabled on your browser. If you are unsure about you settings, please test your system before the draft begins.

You can go to the link below and clicky the "Run Test" Button:

http://drafttester.fantasysports.yahoo.com/porttester/client/testdraft.html?id=nba


Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Famine on October 18, 2005, 05:12 PM
Will the draft order be posted here before hand?

Kevin
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Jeff on October 18, 2005, 05:19 PM
Will the draft order be posted here before hand?

Kevin

According to the website, the draft order will be determined randomly by Yahoo approximately 30minutes before the draft.

I can definitely post it in here as soon as it is available.

Jeff




Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Rob on October 18, 2005, 05:44 PM
This will be my first live draft - is there a special area in yahoo that we go to get to it?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: john todd on October 18, 2005, 05:49 PM
good question.  do i need to be prepared in any way?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Jeff on October 18, 2005, 06:30 PM
This will be my first live draft - is there a special area in yahoo that we go to get to it?

You should be able to access the live draft from the league page at Yahoo.


good question. do i need to be prepared in any way?

In order to participate in the live draft, you must have Java installed and enabled on your browser. If you are unsure about you settings, please test your system before the draft begins.

You can go to the link below and clicky the "Run Test" Button:

http://drafttester.fantasysports.yahoo.com/porttester/client/testdraft.html?id=nba
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Draft = 10/19
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 18, 2005, 06:43 PM
Will the draft order be posted here before hand?

Kevin


30 minutes before draft time a very obvious link will appear on the league page above the list of teams and it will say "Your league is drafting now - enter live draft".  You click that.  Then another window will open up.  Across the top of the page you'll see 12 flags in a horizontal row, if you put your mouse arrow on each flag, it will have the random team name that drafts in that spot.  The flag that is drafting will be lit up in red.

Next thing down on the page will be Yahoo's list of O-ranked players.  To draft a player, put your mouse arrow on his name and left click once, then to the lower right of the list click "draft player".  Be very careful here that the correct player's name is lit up.

The 1:30 goes really fast when it's your turn, so you kinda gotta move quick, because if you don't pick your player, Yahoo will just give you the highest ranked player available according to their rankings (which can be very screwed up) unless your preranked their list, regardless of what positions you need.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - NOW DRAFTING!
Post by: Jeff on October 19, 2005, 09:12 PM
The draft page has now been activated:

Here is the order that was randomly generated by Yahoo (http://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/nba/33093/draftresults)

1. Airballs
2. Thug Squad Ballers
3. Dunking Wookiees
4. Canuckleheads
5. TheBestTeamEver
6. The Famine
7. Snagglicious!
8. YAO MING = MVP
9. The Zods (Rob's poor luck holds out :()
10. Montreal EZ's
11. Minnesota Muskies
12. really rottens

Drafting is front to back, back to front so for example: #12 picks #13, #11 picks #14, etc.

Head on over to Yahoo and click on the "Enter Live Draft."
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - NOW DRAFTING!
Post by: Ryan on October 19, 2005, 09:16 PM
It's a good thing I woke up from my nap. I totally forgot about this. :-X
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - NOW DRAFTING!
Post by: Jeff on October 19, 2005, 10:52 PM
Thanks for drafting everyone, your rosters should now be active...
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Famine on October 19, 2005, 10:54 PM
Jeff, double check your catagories vs what you said:

FG%, FT%, 3's, PTS, REB, AST, STL, BLK, TO but instead it's FG made, FT made, 3's, OReb, DReb, AST, STL, BLK, TO

Mess up a bit. :-\

Kevin

EDIT: Not My bad.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Scott on October 19, 2005, 10:55 PM
I was just going to say the same thing...need to change that up
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: john todd on October 19, 2005, 10:57 PM
that will teach me a lesson about forgetting the draft. i can't believe how many spares i got even with my higher picks.

didn't sharif abdur-rahim retire?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on October 19, 2005, 11:03 PM
Here is the list from Page 1:

The league will be scored with a rotisserie scoring system for ten categories:

Field Goals Made
Free Throws Made
3-PT Shots Made
Total Points
Offensive Rebounds
Defensive Rebounds
Assists
Steals
Blocked Shots
Turnovers


These are still the same as when I set up the league.  Did I get something wrong?  :-\
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Scott on October 19, 2005, 11:09 PM
Hmmm....I think last year we had % instead of Totals...really FG, FT and Points are all going to be the same while % is a little more selective
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on October 19, 2005, 11:11 PM
Hmmm....I think last year we had % instead of Totals...really FG, FT and Points are all going to be the same while % is a little more selective

edit:
Now that I think about it, % would make more sense for FT for sure since not everyone goes to the line all the time...

How about leaving total point alone and making the others % instead?




Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Scott on October 19, 2005, 11:12 PM
Fine with me I guess...I vote %
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: JohnH on October 19, 2005, 11:14 PM
I am 99% sure we can't change it now that we've drafted. Considering I based my picks on Made instead of % (which is the way Jeff said it would be set up), I'd say we stick with Made (which is probably a moot point anyway).

John
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Scott on October 19, 2005, 11:16 PM
Also of note...I don't really care either way to be honest, I just thought it was the same as last year is all.  It is ****** to change after the draft
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on October 19, 2005, 11:16 PM
OK, let's just leave it as is then...
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on October 19, 2005, 11:17 PM
That's the same as last year's set up with the rotisserie. I'm in favor of that. % please.

Doing FG and FT AND points is sort of absurdly redundant, isn't it? Aren't field goals points?

Did anyone really draft a guy based on the fact he goes to the line a lot?  I'd be surprised at that.  And if so, how many guys did you do it with? 

So you end up with most points being a result of field goals (twos and threes) adding up to points.  Without the % being factored in you've taken two identical categories to make a third.  Points is just the sum of twos and threes.  With percentage you have three unique categories.  [/he]

I can understand changes before a season.  I just can't imagine someone's draft strategy was so focused as to be really upset at the change.  Explain to me what players you purposely avoided when it came to your turn because you didn't factor in percentage :-\
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 19, 2005, 11:34 PM
Just a few thoughts here, and you guys can take it or leave it because it doesn't really mean squat to me anyhow:

1.  Shaquille O' Neal - If FT% is the category, he KILLS your team.  He takes so many shots at a 45% clip that no amount of 80% FT shooters can help your team recover.  Big difference between FT and FT% there.  If the category if FT Made, he is a top 20 pick again because of his REB/PTS/BLK/FG% prowess.

2.  Kyle Korver - 3's vs. 3 % Made - If the category is 3's, he is a top 50 draft pick.  If the category is 3%Made, he is undraftable.

3.  Kobe Bryant - If FT% is a category, ho hum.  If FT Made is the category, BOOM!  His value shoots through the roof.  Same phenomenon with Iverson.

The categories we used last year were:

FG%
FT%
3's Made
Assists
Blocked shots
Steals
Turnovers
Total Rebounds
Total Points

I could swear this league had these listed when it was first created on page 1.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on October 19, 2005, 11:39 PM
The Shaq argument is essentially my point - if you don't use percentage his ranking goes through the roof and unrealistically so.  Yeah, great player and all but he's always sucked from the line.  You shouldn't simply erase that fact.  If you do, he's a top five pick easy.  He didn't go in the top five. 
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Brian on October 20, 2005, 09:13 AM
I can kind of see that point too, regarding Shaq, etc.  But, like was mentioned, we already drafted so maybe some people would be upset with any changes.  It doesn't matter to me either way, whatever everyone thinks is best.  I thought the draft went nice and smooth (and quick) last night, good job everyone.  I had to step away and missed some of my picks, so I got a couple of players (Marvin Williams in particular) a little higher than I would have normally taken them.  Oh well though, that's what happens.  Good luck to everyone on the upcoming season.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on October 20, 2005, 10:20 AM
FG%
FT%
3's Made
Assists
Blocked shots
Steals
Turnovers
Total Rebounds
Total Points

I could swear this league had these listed when it was first created on page 1.


Well, those categories were used in the original (now defunct league) started by Dressel. When I created my league, the other one was still in existance.

I thought I would change the settings a bit to differentiate the two leagues so they weren't just carbon copies of each other. Hence, the switch to points made (not %) and the split between O-Reb and D-Reb.

When the first league folded, leaving this league the only league, my settings (points made) were never changed to match Dressel's (%).

I can assure you that I have not monkeyed with the settings since the original post.

One of these years we will have to learn to have everyone actually read the rules before the draft so this stuff doesn't always pop up. :-X :P

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on October 20, 2005, 10:23 AM
It's my own fault, but I didn't realize there was a difference and I drafted thinking more along last year's lines.

Whatever you guys all want is fine with me, I have no idea how this would affect my team one way or the other.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on October 20, 2005, 10:31 AM



Well, those categories were used in the original (now defunct league) started by Dressel. When I created my league, the other one was still in existance.

I thought I would change the settings a bit to differentiate the two leagues so they weren't just carbon copies of each other. Hence, the switch to points made (not %) and the split between O-Reb and D-Reb.

When the first league folded, leaving this league the only league, my settings (points made) were never changed to match Dressel's (%).

I can assure you that I have not monkeyed with the settings since the original post.

One of these years we will have to learn to have everyone actually read the rules before the draft so this stuff doesn't always pop up. :-X :P



That's fair enough.  I'll just watch the categories as they are and live with it.  I just find it a bit silly to have categories that really are duplicates of themselves.  I also believe basketball should actually involve skill and ability, not just hurling the ball as many times as humanly possible.  But I suppose that's why I watch college on tv and not the NBA. 



I'll leave it alone.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Dressel Rebel on October 20, 2005, 10:39 AM
The Shaq argument is essentially my point - if you don't use percentage his ranking goes through the roof and unrealistically so.

Whew, Ben Wallace too.  With these current settings, you'd have lost to me by a lot last year Brent.  It is Shaq and Wallace's FT% that lost it for me.  As it stands right now they can shoot their 40% from the line, take as many shots at that percentage as the "Hack a Shaq" opposing defenses can muster, and it won't matter at all.

As it stands right now with "FG Made" and "Total Points" you basically have replica categories.

You have got to have FG% and FT%, but you guys already drafted so that's a very sticky situation.

Kobe Bryant in particular gets a huge lift from these categories.  "FG Made" gives him a big boost, whereas "FG%" usually kept him in check.  He takes among the most shots in the league.  Also "FT%" used to keep him in check over "FT Made," because he goes to the line a TON. 

Kobe is the most valuable player in this league, right there with LeBron, and now Shaq is a top 5 pick too.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on October 20, 2005, 10:57 AM
Yep, I agree Matt.  You'd have cleaned my clock last year.  It probably would have dropped me down to third or lower in fact.  As I said, I think percentages matter.  At the same time though, we could go into the 3 category and argue that either way as well.  I really benefited last year from having Q. Richardson.  Had the 3 category been % based last year I probably wouldn't have done as well as I did because of him. 

I was humming and hawing on Kobe because I drafted number four.  Unfortunately I didn't read the stats/rules for this league otherwise I would have taken the rapist.  Oh well, here's hoping Dwayne Wade isn't too worried about anything other than firing up the brick as much as humanly possible.  Also hoping for Shaq/Kobe/Wallace to go down fairly quickly.  But I was hoping that regardless of how the stats were set up.

And I'm predicting Stoudemire will be back just after Christmas :P
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on October 20, 2005, 11:09 AM
All right, so the official decision is to stick with it as "points made" instead of %.

If it is of any use to you, my local gang use "made" instead of "%" in our NBA league. The low-brow NBA fans in my circle of friends like scoring and lots of it. They don't care if someone's shooting percentage is 30% if he's scoring 50 points a night. :P

Anyway, there a total duplication between FG Made and Total Points as you'd initially think. Sure, they are very closely linked, but if you use the FT Made and 3PT category listings to your advantage, you can make up for a weak FG scorer or two.

It will make the league a bit different and hey - if we all hate it then we will learn to never never never try it again. :-[
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on October 20, 2005, 11:17 AM
All right, so the official decision is to stick with it as "points made" instead of %.


Booo :-X

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The low-brow NBA fans in my circle of friends like scoring and lots of it.  They don't care if someone's shooting percentage is 30% if he's scoring 50 points a night.   
Heathens.

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Anyway, there a total duplication between FG Made and Total Points as you'd initially think.  Sure, they are very closely linked, but if you use the FT Made and 3PT category listings to your advantage, you can make up for a weak FG scorer or two.
My small lineup is already leaning this way.  Go Q!


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It will make the league a bit different and hey - if we all hate it then we will learn to never never never try it again. 
Whoever wins won't hate it no matter how the stats are collected.  Hopefully that's me. :-*
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on October 26, 2005, 09:56 PM
Click me for good news for the bug (http://fantasysports.yahoo.com/analysis/news?slug=mb-fallout_102605&prov=yhoo&type=lgns&league=fantasy/nba)

Bogut, a rookie and the second center I selected should be moving to PF.  He has center eligibility though.  So his minutes should increase and there's less pressure on him now.  Booyah!
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: JohnH on October 28, 2005, 10:57 PM
Did everybody catch that there is no longer an Injured List for the NBA? 

John
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on October 29, 2005, 08:16 PM
Did everybody catch that there is no longer an Injured List for the NBA?

John

Yep:
League Notes:
The NBA has announced that it will no longer utilize an Injured List (IL). As a result, the IL option has been removed from the fantasy game. If you wish to replace an injured player in your starting lineup, you must either place him on your bench or drop him to waivers.


Now I'm more irritated than before.  I picked up A. Stoudemire in the draft when I did because he was fairly high on the yahoo rankings.  With guys not being present to draft I had to take him when I did or he would have gone to one of the absentee drafters.  Now this happens.   ::)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on October 29, 2005, 11:45 PM
I'll take Stodoumire from you if you want.   :D
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on October 30, 2005, 03:40 PM
I'll take Stodoumire from you if you want. :D

Um, no, but thanks for asking ;)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on October 31, 2005, 04:01 PM
Don't forget that the season starts tomorrow!

Time to set those rosters and prepare for the thuggery to commence! ;)

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 1, 2005, 11:29 AM
What kind of lame ass opening night is this? I've got one player playing on opening night - full-slate tomorrow though.

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 1, 2005, 10:37 PM
Oh-ho-ho!

Andrew Bogut might be for real.

13 points
9 rebounds
1 assist
3 blocks

Yeah, I'll take that from a rookie :)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 2, 2005, 12:28 AM
5th place so far for me, with only one player playing tonight - not too bad.  I think.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 2, 2005, 12:46 PM
Every player is NA; no points for yesterday? 

Methinks yahoo basketball is a wee bit messed up at the moment.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Jeff on November 2, 2005, 02:09 PM
Every player is NA; no points for yesterday?

Methinks yahoo basketball is a wee bit messed up at the moment.

It was a bit messed up this AM (new season bugs? :-\), but it seems to have fixed itself now:

1 Spuggets = 100.5pts
2 Dunking Wookiees = 86pts
3 Snagglicious! = 80pts
4 Canuckleheads = 76pts
5 Airballs = 65.5pts
6 Minnesota Muskies = 62pts
7 The Zods = 61.5pts
8 The Famine = 58pts
9 Thug Squad Ballers = 57pts
10 oh crap = 53pts
11 really rottens = 44pts
12 Montreal EZ's = 36.5pts
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 2, 2005, 02:27 PM
7th place eh?  Not bad for a one man show I guess.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 2, 2005, 02:46 PM
Yep, 7th is good for one guy for sure.  I don't think I'll be making any wholesale roster changes too quickly yet :P  A little annoyed that Boozer is hurt right now. 
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Jeff on November 2, 2005, 02:49 PM
7th place eh? Not bad for a one man show I guess.

Your one guy did better than mine I guess since I'm only in 9th place...

The worst part is with my "skill" at Fantasy Basketball, 9th is as high as I might get all year. :'(
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 2, 2005, 03:18 PM
I'm just hoping to finish better than I did last year - I think I finished about 7th - or worse.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: SpudTrooper on November 3, 2005, 12:04 AM
too many turnovers for me  :-[

i need yao!
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 3, 2005, 12:40 AM
Looks like my team sucks even worse than last year.  Of course, two of my guys sat out...
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2005, 09:55 AM
Heh, moment of confusion this morning: go in, look at the league and see -6, WTF? ???  Oh yeah, I remember now how it works.   ::)

Doing ok, but not great.  Need to figure out how this works again.  Definitely going to be tough though as I don't have those three Suns to bail me out.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 3, 2005, 10:07 AM
Dead ******* last for me.  I'm guessing that it stays that way for awhile.

At least I'm doing well in the hockey league.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Ryan on November 3, 2005, 04:54 PM
Wow -26 last night. TOs are fun. ::)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 4, 2005, 01:36 PM
It's super temporary I'm sure, but still:

 ;D :P :-*

Look familiar?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 6, 2005, 01:38 AM
Yay - 12th to 6th in a night.  There's hope.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 6, 2005, 04:19 PM
Definitely, I think I went from 1st to 8th or something ::)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: SpudTrooper on November 8, 2005, 10:11 PM
wow im first  :o  i hate TO!
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: JohnH on November 9, 2005, 12:10 AM
I don't even pay attention to standings this early in the season. A couple of good games can bump you from 8th to 1st, and a couple of bad games can put you in the cellar. Then you can rebound the next day. Usually I don't really notice the standings until mid-way through the season.

John
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on November 9, 2005, 11:40 PM
arghhh... still 11th.   i jumped to 6th for about a second the other day, but i guess it didn't stick.

i haven't ever played in a league like this one before, so i am not entirely sure of the strategy.  mostly it seems if you don't draft well, you are screwed.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 9, 2005, 11:54 PM
arghhh... still 11th. i jumped to 6th for about a second the other day, but i guess it didn't stick.

i haven't ever played in a league like this one before, so i am not entirely sure of the strategy. mostly it seems if you don't draft well, you are screwed.

Well, three categories are largely the same since % isn't part of it.  FTM and FGM = Pts.  Big difference there.   ;D

We'll see how it settles out though.  I've been as high as first and I'm down pretty low right now. 
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 12, 2005, 12:19 AM
Well I've identified my biggest problem - no play from the Center position... Diogu and Dalembert have yet to play a single game, and my stop-gap of Steven Hunter just isn't getting the job done...

Anyone have an extra center they want to trade?  I'm thinking about making some offers.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 20, 2005, 02:34 AM
Anyone know if there's anywhere in Yahoo where we can see the draft order?  I'm just curious as to where a few players were selected and usually come back to the thread and check the draft - but with the live draft that isn't an option...
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: JayDouble on November 20, 2005, 02:54 AM
Anyone know if there's anywhere in Yahoo where we can see the draft order? I'm just curious as to where a few players were selected and usually come back to the thread and check the draft - but with the live draft that isn't an option...

Go to All League Tools and then Draft Results.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: JohnH on November 20, 2005, 10:00 AM
http://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/nba/33093/draftresults

If that link doesn't work click "All League Tools" in the lower right corner, then select "Draft Results".

John
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 20, 2005, 11:41 AM
Perfect.  Thanks guys.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 22, 2005, 11:30 AM
I am the kiss of death. 

Could I get another guy injured? 

I knew Stoudemire would miss the better part of the season.  I had thought that there would be an IR category and I could stash him away on my bench.  Nope, no IR in the NBA this year ::)  No big deal, it's just one bench spot. 

Took Boozer, he was day to day at the start of the season, should miss maybe a week, no big deal.  Yet to play a game. 

Barbosa just went down with a knee injury.  They said about three weeks, but how much momentum will he lose at the same time. 

Richardson's been a DNP on several occasions this year.  Hey, he was a late pick, but my bench is getting a tad thin thanks.   :-\
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: SpudTrooper on November 23, 2005, 02:02 AM
damn lets hope mr. wade country doesnt go down as well  ;)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 23, 2005, 02:35 AM
Well how's this - my research must have not been any good, because I somehow managed to draft two injured centers.  I'm stuck with free agents who haven't played particularly well until one of them gets back...
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 28, 2005, 03:36 PM
I am the kiss of death.

Could I get another guy injured?



The answer is yes:  Josh Howard came down on another dude's foot and sprained his ankle.  He's gone for the next several games.  At least. ::)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2005, 04:35 PM
It's super temporary I'm sure, but still:

 ;D :P :-*

Look familiar?

LOL, it's pretty funny but today I'll crow about NOT being dead last.  Thanks Jeff. ;)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Jeff on November 29, 2005, 04:49 PM
LOL, it's pretty funny but today I'll crow about NOT being dead last. Thanks Jeff. ;)

Yeah, um - I suck at Fantasy Basketball apparently.   :-[

Shaq = injured = my team sucks.   :-\
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: JayDouble on November 29, 2005, 05:22 PM
Shaq = injured = my team sucks. :-\

Shaq = injured = Zo plays good for me.   ;D
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 29, 2005, 05:24 PM
Don't fret Jeff, I should be back in the toilet by tomorrow ;)

Stoudemire - injured (all along this was supposed to be my IR slot)
Boozer - injured, hasn't played yet
Barbosa - injured, was playing great
Howard - injured, was playing great
Next:...
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on November 30, 2005, 12:23 AM
i guess i should feel lucky that i missed so much of the draft.  i never would have taken most of the guys i got, including gilbert arenas who seems to be a fantasy bball stud even if he can't get his team to win.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 30, 2005, 09:54 AM
Is something wrong with the league?  It keeps telling me that I'm not in the league this morning - even though I'm signed in and could see it last night.

My hockey and football teams still work fine?

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Jeff on November 30, 2005, 10:11 AM
Is something wrong with the league? It keeps telling me that I'm not in the league this morning - even though I'm signed in and could see it last night.

I thnk it must be down because I get that same error message...  :-\
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on November 30, 2005, 10:19 AM
I think just booted all of us out of the league so he could move up in the standings :P
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on November 30, 2005, 10:39 AM
The problem must be a little more widespread than the Basketball league - either that or Yahoo decided to be on a first name basis with the NFL:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/ffl.jpg)



That doesn't look like a common error... I wonder if someone is trying to f up the yahoo leagues.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on December 7, 2005, 02:39 PM
I am the kiss of death.


Rashard Lewis, nope, not injured, rather charged with drunk driving ::)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Ryan on December 7, 2005, 02:42 PM
Wow we are in week 41 of the football season? Time sure flew by.

I wonder if someone got angry that they were losing and messed with yahoo a bit...
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on December 29, 2005, 05:22 PM
before my 15 minutes are up, i thought i would say... whoo hooo.... im number one
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on December 29, 2005, 05:52 PM
It's definitely getting very crowded up there at the top!
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on December 29, 2005, 06:28 PM
while i am thinking about it, since sharif abdur rahim got his jaw broken (by my other power forward zach randolf), i am a little weak at that position.  perhaps mr spuggets would be willing to loan me tim duncan for a while.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on December 30, 2005, 11:02 AM
It's definitely getting very crowded up there at the top!

Plenty crowded at the bottom too :-*
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on January 10, 2006, 05:09 PM
i am still not really sure how the scoring works for this game.  does it hurt to leave a guy in the game if he is injured, or will your score be better if you put him on the bench?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on January 10, 2006, 08:48 PM
Better to put him on the bench.  I don't think he hurts your score, but you do lose a game at that position for having him slotted in.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on January 11, 2006, 11:28 PM
in case anybody read this before i edited it, never mind i found the link and now understand the scoring.

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 11, 2006, 11:43 PM
You don't lose a game at the position unless the player enters the game at some point - even if he's left in your lineup.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on January 11, 2006, 11:56 PM
good to know.  i have already let spares suck up too many games without losing them to injured dudes who can't decide day to day whether they will play or not.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 12, 2006, 12:08 AM
Right on.

Because I'm curious, who's who?

Can anyone help fill in these blanks:

1 really rottens =
2 The Zods = Me
3 Montreal EZ's = 
3 oh crap =
5 Airballs =
6 The Famine - Kevin
7 Dunking Wookiees=
8 Minnesota Muskies = Scott
9 Snagglicious! =
10 Canuckleheads = Brent
11 Thug Squad Ballers =
12 Spuggets =

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Scott on January 12, 2006, 12:10 AM

1 really rottens =
2 The Zods = Me
3 Montreal EZ's =
3 oh crap =
5 Airballs = JayDouble
6 The Famine - Kevin
7 Dunking Wookiees= Brian
8 Minnesota Muskies = Scott
9 Snagglicious! = JohnH
10 Canuckleheads = Brent
11 Thug Squad Ballers = Jeff
12 Spuggets = Ryan
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: JayDouble on January 12, 2006, 01:12 AM
I'm Airballs.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on January 12, 2006, 05:50 PM
i am the really rottens
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 12, 2006, 07:33 PM
Almost done!

1 really rottens = John Todd
2 The Zods = Rob
3 Montreal EZ's =
3 oh crap = Spudtrooper
5 Airballs = JayDouble
6 The Famine - Kevin
7 Dunking Wookiees= Brian
8 Minnesota Muskies = Scott
9 Snagglicious! = JohnH
10 Canuckleheads = Brent
11 Thug Squad Ballers = Jeff
12 Spuggets = Ryan
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 13, 2006, 12:34 AM
Kevin. Please be honest. Is Dressel running your team?

Because only Dressel would offer someone a bull**** ass trade like this:

The Famine (Players to Trade)
Stromile Swift

The Zods (Players to Trade)
Allen Iverson
Elton Brand
Chauncey Billups

The Famine (Players to Drop)
Caron Butler
Charlie Villanueva

You're suddenly in 3rd place, are offering crap trades, and you never said anything about having bought a magazine for this league.

I'm serious, is Dressel running your show?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Ryan on January 13, 2006, 12:57 AM
Woo-hoo 12th place! I know absolutely nothing about basketball, I guess it doesn't help that I never really watch it. I think it has been a good month or two since I've editted my lineup.

EDIT: I think SpudTroopr is oh crap.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Famine on January 13, 2006, 10:40 AM
I've not seen hide nor hair of him. How he would have the password for the leauge is beyond me.  You offered Dalembert and Crawford for Jermaine O'neil. I've been reading up at work (Times Union sports section, as I've said), and that seems like a horse dung deal to me. So I figured I'd rock the boat back. I can't make heads or tails out of the hockey leauge though.

Kevin
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 13, 2006, 10:48 AM
Dressel wouldn't need the league password if you set the team up - but whatever.

As for the trade offer, sure it was going to benefit me more than you but it was no where near as ridiculous as the joke of a counter offer you made.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Famine on January 13, 2006, 06:39 PM
As for the trade offer, sure it was going to benefit me more than you but it was no where near as ridiculous as the joke of a counter offer you made.

I hope you don't think I'm that stupid to take a deal like that. Hence I shot back with somthing I saw as equally rediculous.

Kevin
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 13, 2006, 08:40 PM
It wasn't about stupid or smart.   The idea is that I aim a little low, and then you aim a little high and then we negotiate down to something amicable.  If you weren't in the mood to deal, just reject the trade and move along.  The counter offer you made was 100 times more absurd than the original offer I made you.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: SpudTrooper on January 14, 2006, 12:57 AM
yea i am "oh crap" bc im dropping down!!!

Please come back soon Mr. Camby  :'(
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 14, 2006, 12:57 PM
Okay, so which of our Canadian friends is the Montreal EZ's?


How long is Camby supposed to be out for? I've been waiting on Maggette for most of the freaking season... >:(  He's played a whopping 13 games this year - he was really great when he was healthy but this is getting ridiculous.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: JayDouble on January 14, 2006, 01:09 PM
I've been waiting on Maggette for most of the freaking season... >:( He's played a whopping 13 games this year - he was really great when he was healthy but this is getting ridiculous.

He'll be out another 4 weeks or so according to the local paper.  I just don't get it with him, he probably is the best put together guard but is made of glass. 
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 15, 2006, 11:06 PM
As of December 23rd the report was about 4 more weeks.  So I'm holding out hope that he'll be back sooner...  :-[
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on January 16, 2006, 06:06 PM
As of December 23rd the report was about 4 more weeks. So I'm holding out hope that he'll be back sooner... :-[

the rest of your team must be performing very well for you to suck up 2 long term injured players.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 16, 2006, 06:16 PM
They're doing pretty well. :)

Of course, my team is an injury or two to Iverson and/or Brand away from being very mediocre.  And Maggette's prognosis gets worse every week.  First it was a few days.  Then it was a few weeks.  Now it's "will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks to see if he can play at all this season"

They're hoping he'll be back in 6-8 weeks...  :-\
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on January 16, 2006, 09:24 PM
Could be worse, you coulda drafted Boozer.  It's lookin' like he might not play this year :o
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 17, 2006, 10:22 AM
I'd never draft a boozer.  I need guys who show up for work sober.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2006, 11:20 AM
Yeah, that's my problem.  I was drawn as much by the name as any talent that might have been present ::)

It's just at a point where I can't drop him, because he'll start playing immediately and someone else will pick him up.  I think I've managed to fill the PF position adequately, but I could always use some more rebounds.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 17, 2006, 11:23 AM
Yeah, I've gotten into the habit of giving fantasy basketball homes to guys who are long term investments - I'm sure I'd try to pick up Boozer if you dropped him.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on January 17, 2006, 10:36 PM
even though i know he probably would not play well if he did come back i would pick up boozer too if i saw him on the waivers list.  he had that great season with cleveland a couple years ago.  now he is just grant hill without the 1st 5 really great years of his career.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Scott on January 17, 2006, 11:00 PM
Damn Yao...get better sooner than you have been >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2006, 11:53 PM
Damn Yao...get better sooner than you have been >:( >:( >:(

I'll take him from ya :P
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 19, 2006, 04:39 PM
Good news on Abdur-Rahim:

Quote
Jan 19 According to Kings head coach Rick Adelman, Abdur-Rahim will return to the rotation for Thursday's tussle with the Los Angeles Lakers, but his minutes are expected to be extremely limited. The forward, who underwent surgery to repair his broken jaw late last month, reported no major problems after practicing with the team on Wednesday. Because his mouth has been wired shut, Abdur-Rahim reportedly has lost some weight, and he's not in game shape.

Within a few weeks I should be able to star working him into my lineup.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on January 19, 2006, 07:00 PM
that is surprising news.  i was sure he would not play again this season when i dropped him.    since the kings aren't doing too good i figured he would sit until he was 100%.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 19, 2006, 09:54 PM
I was suprised too - last word was that he was a few weeks away from playing with the team and once he did he'd have lost a lot of weight and need to be worked back slowly - this sounds like they'll start working him back slowly without the long layoff in the middle.

Looks like he played today...

19 minutes, 11 points, 7 free throws, 2 field goals, 2 assists, a steal, and a turnover with a little over a minute left in regulation.  Not bad for his first action in awhile.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2006, 08:47 PM
Do we get to vote on trades in this league?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Scott on January 26, 2006, 10:55 PM
Don't like the trade?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 26, 2006, 11:00 PM
I had both on my team last year. Arenas was twice the fantasy pick that Ming was.

So, I actually think I love the trade.



I asked because I have a trade pending in the Hockey league and noticed that people coudl vote against it but there was no option for that here in the Basketball league. I was just wondering how unfair trades would be handled... Jeff just vetoes them?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: JayDouble on January 26, 2006, 11:48 PM
I had both on my team last year. Arenas was twice the fantasy pick that Ming was.

So, I actually think I love the trade.



I asked because I have a trade pending in the Hockey league and noticed that people coudl vote against it but there was no option for that here in the Basketball league. I was just wondering how unfair trades would be handled... Jeff just vetoes them?

The commisioner has to set that up in the settings. In another Yahoo League I'm in there's the option for participants to veto the trade.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on January 27, 2006, 11:07 AM
Anyone wanna trade for boozer :P ::)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 27, 2006, 11:30 AM
Sure, but you won't like the offer.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on January 27, 2006, 04:19 PM
Sure, but you won't like the offer.

Is it someone NOT injured? Or maybe a couple of clones :P
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: john todd on January 27, 2006, 06:43 PM
areneas has been very good to me, but i also have jason kidd on my team and i am already projected to go over my pg games.  on the other hand both my centers suck ass and are just a waste of a position.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2006, 12:06 AM
that's why I offered the deal ;)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Scott on January 29, 2006, 11:30 PM
Finally starting to make a move, with Arenas on the squad I've got my sights on Rob :-*
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on January 30, 2006, 01:28 AM
With Iverson on the sideline, I've got my sights on last place...  :-[
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on January 30, 2006, 08:58 PM
With Iverson on the sideline, I've got my sights on last place... :-[

Back off mister, that's my real estate. >:(
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on February 6, 2006, 02:46 PM
Yahoo's fantasy basketball news alerts are worthless... Lamar Odom got hurt about 4 days ago and still no blurb about it.  I had to find out after realizing he'd been sitting for two games...  >:(
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on February 6, 2006, 02:56 PM
Yahoo's fantasy basketball news alerts are worthless... Lamar Odom got hurt about 4 days ago and still no blurb about it. I had to find out after realizing he'd been sitting for two games... >:(

I'm in the same boat with Marbury.  He's skittish enough without missing out information on his health.  I've found the same thing with all the sports though, they aren't terribly reliable. 
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on February 6, 2006, 03:35 PM
I've now played fantasy sports with the four major sports - football is the only one that is reliable.  They're on top of injuries like Paris Hilton.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on February 6, 2006, 03:46 PM
I think that's because the NFL has a major statement date for Sunday games.  Guys have to have their status listed on Thursday.  Easier though, because they're only playing once a week as opposed to the 82 game grind. 

I'd part with Marbury if anyone's interested, btw.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on February 7, 2006, 11:30 AM
Is anyone interested in Corey Maggette?  He's an injury risk, but he's expected back in a few weeks and when he was playing he was very good.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on February 19, 2006, 11:56 PM
So it looks like we got credit for the All Star game.

Even though I somehow gained half a point for the day, that hardly seems fair to me. Players don't play the whole thing, and not everyone that should be there is, and it's not part of the regular season, and it wasn't on the schedule so I didn't look into whether or not I'd want to sit or start Iverson (my only Allstar) - and I would have, because I'd hate to use a game up when the guy was probably only going to play a little bit.  There are so many reasons why this is wrong it would take all day to list them all.

??
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2006, 11:13 AM
So it looks like we got credit for the All Star game.


I think this is just a fluke with the fancy-pants stat-tracker.

When I look at the league, I see no stats for the weekend and the overall standings looks the same - everyone has Pts Change = 0.

Rob, do you still see that today or is it changed?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on February 20, 2006, 11:30 AM
Looks right now - like you said, it must have just been a stat tracker thing. 
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Scott on February 27, 2006, 11:31 AM
My entire team is on the trading block, let's make a deal
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on February 27, 2006, 11:32 AM
Want Marbury?






 ::)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on February 27, 2006, 11:47 AM
Let's make a deal.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: SpudTrooper on February 27, 2006, 09:03 PM
My entire team is on the trading block, let's make a deal

wuts the team name?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Scott on February 27, 2006, 09:43 PM
Minnesota Muskies...1 deal done already
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on February 27, 2006, 09:47 PM
C'mon, Marbury, for old time sake.   :P
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Rob on February 27, 2006, 10:25 PM
Minnesota Muskies...1 deal done already

If you're not going to take mine at least make me a counter-offer?!
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Jeff on March 6, 2006, 01:05 PM
It took almost 3/4 of a season, but my squad is finally coming around.  I managed to crawl out of last into a "not too horrible" 8th or 9th for most of the last month.   :P

I'm way under on a lot of the spots, hopefully a bit of roster re-arranging each night can get me in the top half before this thing is all over...
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on March 6, 2006, 02:23 PM
I'm looking to add a rebounder (preferrably a Center or a Power Forward) to my team.  I'm willing to package any two of the following if the offer is right:

Eddie Jones
Tayshaun Prince
Jamal Crawford
Shareef Abdur-Rahim


Times a ticking - only 3 days left to complete trades, anyone interested?
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on March 6, 2006, 02:36 PM
I'm interested... I've got a center to offer.   :)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on March 6, 2006, 02:44 PM
Done!

 :)

(I sure hope the Commissioner approves the trade...  :P )
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005 - Season LIVE on November 1st!
Post by: Morgbug on March 6, 2006, 03:39 PM
It took almost 3/4 of a season, but my squad is finally coming around. I managed to crawl out of last into a "not too horrible" 8th or 9th for most of the last month. :P


If my guys could get over the injury bug I'd be alright.  Stoopid yahoo with crappy updates three days down the road as well. 

Boozer's back finally and doing what I'd hoped: modest points and good rebounding.

But of course Marbury's been miserably inconsistent (Randy Moss syndrome?) and now Josh Howard is hurt, same for Speedy Claxton and others have been the same. 

Looking back at the draft my biggest mistake was taking Marbury.  Had I known there would be no IR position (they changed it after the draft) I'd not have taken Stoudemire as well.  I still think he was a good pick and will pay benefits for the last month or so, but not being able to add another guy hurt especially because Boozer sat out the first 3+ months.  Wade/Bell/Howard were all good picks. 

And oh yeah, percentages instead of just raw numbers would have made a difference too ;)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on March 6, 2006, 03:51 PM
And oh yeah, percentages instead of just raw numbers would have made a difference too ;)

Yeah, well we'll just chalk that one up to the fact that this league was meant as a second JD league that was to be different from the first JD league. It was only after this league was turned into the "primary" league (after all that hoobity-floobity occured) that we ran into the problem on the scoring stuff.

I think it's safe to say, after everything that occurred at the start of this year, that this will be my last year with fantasy basketball. Someone else (like the winner of the league or something) can deal with the hassel next year... :P

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on March 6, 2006, 10:16 PM
Ah, I'm just givin' you a hard time.  Bitter defending champ or crap like that, it's no big deal. And hey, I still have time. 
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: SpudTrooper on March 30, 2006, 07:09 PM
DAMN U JAY!  >:(
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on April 19, 2006, 10:38 AM
From first to worst.  No IR definitely hurt me badly.  Also need to rework the stats for next year.  I'm still of the opinion that points = FGM+FTM+3PTM.  Everyone played under the same stats, so it's really just a point for next year.  I think having a decent shooting percentage is a valid measure of the quality of a player.  Sure, Kobe's 81 points are cool to watch, but taking 50+ shots is something lots of guys could do, but don't.

Diary of a draft gone horribly wrong:

1. Dwayne Wade - good pick where I got him, but should have put aside personal issues and taken Kobe again this year.  Must learn to pay attention to league settings before draft occurs.  Kobe with %'s = not so good, Kobe without %'s = surreal.

2. Rashard Lewis - decent pick and a good small forward selection at that point in the draft.  That's about as far as I made it without screwing up.  We'll just ignore the drunk driving charge during the season that cost me a couple of games ::)

3. Stephon Marbury - let it be noted I left Chauncey Billups standing at this point, even though I had Billups the previous year.  I applied "Kobe" theory to Marbury - even though he and the Knicks would suck, I thought he'd hog the ball enough to get his numbers.  Wrong. 

4. Carlos Boozer - an awesome finish, no doubt and what I was expecting.  He was listed as day to day when we drafted.  He returned in February :'(  He missed 50 games, not something you want to happen out of your top five picks.

5. Amare Stoudemire - damn the electronic draft and my foolish optimism.  Stoudemire was coming up in the rankings and one of the guys who wasn't online would have ended up with him.  I should have left him alone, but opted to take him and hope he'd come back early, or at worst come back around the all star game and play out for two months.  I got one game instead. :'(

6. Andrew Bogut - not a bad choice really, but had I not taken Stoudemire above, I'd not have selected Bogut either.  I expected more out of this rookie but gave up too easily as well, so my bad.  I probably would have selected Paul at this point instead :-X

7. Josh Howard - one of my best picks of the draft, especially where I got this utility guy.  Too bad we didn't have any D stats as well, or he'd have been even more helpful.  Too many injuries means I had to drop him (I believe when I dropped him I didn't have enough healthy guys to put up a full roster).

8. Raja Bell - great pick in the eighth round.  Note to self: take people playing with Steve Nash, not people that used to play with Steve Nash.

9. Quentin Richardson - see note above.  Still, three point numbers were ok, but stay away from anyone playing with Marbury.

The rest of the draft was trash anyway, so no big deal there.  I did pick up some guys that came on later, but too little, too late by a long, long shot.  Wilcox, David West and Kenny Thomas were very nice pickups later.  Should have just kept Delonte West the first time I picked him up as well. 

Congrats to the guys who had good seasons and hopefully I can return to at least the top half of the league next year.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: JayDouble on April 19, 2006, 12:14 PM
Brent, don't mean to burst your bubble on Kobe.  But if the league was set up with Yahoo default settings, Kobe would be the number 2 player behind only Marion.  His FG% isn't that bad at 44.9% but he also gives you 84.9% from the FT%.  The only downside really is his TOs at 249.

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on April 19, 2006, 12:20 PM
My big killer in the draft was not drafting a center early.  I kept going after guys and literally about 3 times they got picked the pick before I wanted to take them - I kept not taking the next one that I liked, thinking - I could get him next round.

So I eventually ended up with 2 centers that started the season injured.  I initially thought it was no big deal and that since they'd be back soon I'd just make the rebounds up - but I never did, especially defensive rebounds.  I think that my lack of quality center play was the reason I could finish up in first place without a doubt.  I tried by using most of my Utility games with Magliore and Pachullia and Dalembert all getting lots of time - but it was too little too late.  Next year I'm taking a center somewhere in the first 4 rounds.

Billups was great, but ended up being very hit or miss towards the end of the season... 35 points one night, 8 the next.  15 assists one night, 4 the next....
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on April 19, 2006, 12:21 PM
Brent, don't mean to burst your bubble on Kobe. But if the league was set up with Yahoo default settings, Kobe would be the number 2 player behind only Marion. His FG% isn't that bad at 44.9% but he also gives you 84.9% from the FT%. The only downside really is his TOs at 249.



Don't mess with my preconceived notions >:( I'll believe what I want to believe, whether I'm right or not. ;) I took Kobe last year with the third pick, about where I picked this year, and didn't pick him this year to my detriment. I was trying to call myself an idiot in a kinder, gentler way. Thanks for ruining that :P
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: JayDouble on April 19, 2006, 12:36 PM
Don't mess with my preconceived notions >:( I'll believe what I want to believe, whether I'm right or not. ;) I took Kobe last year with the third pick, about where I picked this year, and didn't pick him this year to my detriment. I was trying to call myself an idiot in a kinder, gentler way. Thanks for ruining that :P

My bad.   ;)  Keep drinking that Kool-Aid then.   :P

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on April 19, 2006, 12:40 PM
And so I shall.  Just about lunch time, nothing like a martini or eight. 

 :)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on April 19, 2006, 02:00 PM
So, last year, I finished in the bottom 25% (I think I was 9/10 or maybe even last, I managed to block it out).

This year, I'm sitting at #9 (of 12), which keeps me out of the bottom 25%.

I guess I'll consider this year a "success" because I wasn't quite as crappy as last year! :)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on April 20, 2006, 12:27 AM
I'm currently a half a point from a tie for first... if lamar odom can get a steal with 9:07 to play, I'd get back half a point in steals that I lost earlier.

Likewise, if Kobe can come up with a steal with 9:07 left to play, Airballs would lose half a point to Air Spud.

It's not terribly likely especially since I think both of those guys might be sitting at this point, but I never thought I'd be this close with a few minutes left in the season... :-\
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Scott on April 20, 2006, 12:29 AM
Also keep in mind that Dres er Famine's team is maxed out on games and while the stats are showing up tonight, they won't tomorrow.  You may actually be ahead right now ;)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Famine on April 20, 2006, 12:30 AM
Famine's team is maxed out on games


****. :o

Kevin
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on April 20, 2006, 12:33 AM
Also keep in mind that Dres er Famine's team is maxed out on games and while the stats are showing up tonight, they won't tomorrow. You may actually be ahead right now ;)

Oooh, I was thinking that Stat Tracker was smart enough to figure all that out before adding it to the totals... It also might mean that I'm farther behind than I was thinking since maybe Airballs didn't lose as many points as it appeared...

We'll see I guess.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Scott on April 20, 2006, 12:34 AM
I made the proverbial one trade too many this year. I should have kept Ilgauskas and Nash for Ben Wallace who tanked after I got him, largely because the Pistons pretty much wrapped everything up pretty early

I agree with Brent though, FG and FT% instead of FGM and FTM for next year

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: JayDouble on April 20, 2006, 03:53 AM
I didn't play last year but what was wrong with default settings? 
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on April 20, 2006, 09:47 AM
I didn't play last year but what was wrong with default settings?

You can blame that on me. The default settings (like % instead of pts) were being used in the "other" JD league (which was full when I created my league), so I changed things up so my league would be different from the other one.

Then, the other league folded and well, we had the settings we have here because nobody asked me to change them until after the draft.


Well, those [default] categories were used in the original (now defunct league) started by Dressel. When I created my league, the other one was still in existance.

I thought I would change the settings a bit to differentiate the two leagues so they weren't just carbon copies of each other. Hence, the switch to points made (not %) and the split between O-Reb and D-Reb.

When the first league folded, leaving this league the only league, my settings (points made) were never changed to match Dressel's (%).

I can assure you that I have not monkeyed with the settings since the original post.

One of these years we will have to learn to have everyone actually read the rules before the draft so this stuff doesn't always pop up. :-X :P
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Jeff on April 20, 2006, 09:51 AM
Looks like the final standings are in:

1   The Zods
2   Airballs
3   Air Spud
4   Dunking Wookiees
5   The Famine
6   Minnesota Muskies
7   Montreal EZ's
8   really rottens
9   Thug Squad Ballers
10   Snagglicious!
11   Canuckleheads
12   Spuggets


Thanks to everyone for playing this year and congrats to The Zods! :)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 20, 2006, 09:57 AM
Congrats Famine,  you beat Scott!  Thatta boy!!

 :)
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on April 20, 2006, 10:07 AM

And I beat you...er...uh...Kevin.

Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 20, 2006, 10:56 AM

And I beat you...er...uh...Kevin.




Of course you did.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on April 21, 2006, 04:48 PM
So that's it huh?  No parade for the winner this year...
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 21, 2006, 06:02 PM
So that's it huh? No parade for the winner this year...

It's rough dude, Scott and I were the only ones who so much as offered Brent a "congrats" last year when he won the basketball league.

I'm not even in this league, but of the usual suspects who participate in fantasy sports here every year, you've definitely shown yourself to have strategizing skills I'm forced to respect.

Good job.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Famine on April 21, 2006, 06:20 PM
I love you Rob.

Kevin
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Morgbug on April 21, 2006, 07:33 PM
So that's it huh? No parade for the winner this year...

I'm just a little bitter, so no well wishes from me ;)

Just kidding, your performance looked great from the cellar I was residing in, well done and congratulations.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Ryan on April 22, 2006, 12:59 AM
Congrats Rob! :)

I think I edited my rosters once all year... whoops. I always forgot about this league, and it didn't help that I don't really follow basketball anyways.
Title: Re: JD Fantasy Basketball 2005
Post by: Rob on April 24, 2006, 10:23 AM
Thanks everyone - last year's BBall league was the first time I'd used rotisserie scoring and I had literally no idea what I was doing on draft day - this time I was a little more prepared and got some good breaks along the way, particularly on the last day.