There will be either 12 or 14 teams. Each team will be responsible for creating their own team thread, giving themselves any team name they desire. I’ll do my best to choose managers based on who was first, but also on your post history. Only those who will be fully engaged will be allowed.
The draft order will be based on a lottery format. The sign-up list will be randomized and each player on the list, in order, will then receive a number from 1 to 12. This is the order in which they will pick their draft slot. The draft will be banzai format, in which the first round goes 1-12, then the 12th GM gets the first pick in the next two rounds, and then it goes snake after the 1st GM makes their first pick in the fourth round. This will help keep teams balanced.
Participants will have 12 hours to choose a player after the previous player has been drafted. If you don't think you're going to be around you can send a list in to me, or if you don't feel comfortable sending it to me you can send it to one of the judges. So say you're pick is 4 away, but you won't be around today, send a list of your top 4 choices.
Each roster will be comprised of twelve players. Euros who aren't currently in the NBA are not allowed. Players chosen who are currently in the league are assumed to be in their prime. Rookies and young players who may not have reached their "prime" yet will be judged at their current level since it is unfair to assume where they will be in the future.
Players must have played during or after the '69-'70 season to be eligible for the draft. The main idea behind this reasoning had to do with eliminating the silly era debates over stat inflation, athleticism, and the level of competition that may have, or may not have, led to certain achievements or success.
You will be responsible for choosing which version of your drafted players you want, by picking which season they played in to have on your team. Do you want an 04-05 scoring machine Kobe Bryant, or the 08-09 matured, trust his teammates Kobe?
Trades can only happen after the draft concludes. Aside from the first pick you make, any player will be tradeable. Each team will be allowed two make two trades. Three team trades are allowed. A player can only change teams once.
COACHING AND THE PLAYOFFS
At the conclusion of the trading portion of the contest, each GM will submit a write-up as to why their team should be one of the top four teams in their conference. The judges will then pick the top four, in each conference, seed them, and a single-elimination, eight-team tournament will begin.
Go into this expecting that you will NEED to know how to coach your team. You will need to know what sets you are going to run and you will need to know defensive strategies to counter your opponent. You can’t just amass talent and let it do the work. This isn’t numbers driven fantasy basketball. Not only must you be able to rate talent, know when talent is at its peak, AND pick talents that mesh together, but you must pick a game plan that UTILIZES the talent you’ve brought together. This is so important I can’t stress it enough.
Anymore questions feel free to ask.
Again, if anything else isn't clear please ask. Also it would be helpful if judges were perhaps a little more experienced with past NBA players, instead of just reading statistics to know how they were as players.
Edited by Klewfish, May 30, 2011 - 09:19 AM.