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DisplacedKnick
10-19-2007, 08:27 PM
Hey Everyone,

I figure we might as well go ahead and get things started just in case anyone's around - any picks we take care of tonight will get us finished quicker tomorrow. Just make your picks in this thread.

One caution - I know in the past we've been able to finish this draft in between 2 and 3 hours. I don't expect it to be that quick this year. Every pick will have to be made manually - no contingency lists that a computer can instantaneously use. If we're lucky we might get done in 5. My guess is it'll take closer to 7 or 8.

Draft rules are simple - you can pick anyone not on the protected list I sent out last week. I'd recommend someone in the NBA - picking Jessica Alba might seem like a good idea but it's not that sort of fantasy league. :-o Starting at 8 a.m. tomorrow there will be a 15 minute clock to select, time beginning when the previous owner picks. Up to that time, there's no clock.

And finally, I have received just one list from owners who can't be here tomorrow - and it was a very good list with very specific instructions. If you need me to draft for you, please get those to me before 8 AM tomorrow.

I'm going to also open a draft discussion thread. I don't really care if you chat in this thread but if something important comes up - you make a trade (yes, with the start of the draft trading season is back) or someone drafts a player on the protected list - please post it on that discussion thread so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle.

The draft order is listed below - have fun.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!

Round 1

1. New Castle - Kevin Durant
2. Amsterdam - Greg Oden
3. West Lafayette - Al Thornton
4. Burnzone - Mike Conley Jr
5. Harlem - Al Horford
6. Cedar City - Jeff Green
7. Gotham City - Acie Law
8. Harlem - Andray Blatche
9. Manila - Marco Bellinelli
10. Venice - Yi Jianlian
11. Gnawbone - Luis Scola
12. St. Somewhere - Corey Brewer
13. London - Brandan Wright
14. Bad News - Carlos Arroyo
15. Bangkok - Spencer Hawes
16. New Zealand - Rodney Stuckey
17. Dynamite - Joakim Noah
18. Roaming Gnome - Juan Carlos Navarro
19. San Antonio - Thaddeus Young
20. Denton - Andres Nocioni

Round 2

21. New Castle - Javaris Crittenton
22. Amsterdam - Jordan Farmar
23. West Lafayette - Travis Outlaw
24. Burnzone - Martell Webster
25. London - Morris Peterson
26. Cedar City - Rafer Alston
27. Gotham City - Chris Mihm
28. Harlem - Julian Wright
29. Manila - Steven Hunter
30. Venice - Primoz Brezec
31. Gnawbone - Jeff Foster
32. St. Somewhere - Nick Young
33. New Zealand - Donyell Marshall
34. Bad News - Reggie Evans
35. Bangkok - Robert Swift
36. Cleveland - Bonzi Wells
37. Dynamite - Juwan Howard
38. Roaming Gnome - Jorge Garbajosa
39. San Antonio - Alando Tucker
40. Denton - Antonio McDyess

Round 3

41. New Castle - Nazr Mohammed
42. Amsterdam - Sergio Rodriguez
43. West Lafayette - Walter Hermann
44. Burnzone - Mark Blount
45. London - Eduardo Najera
46. Cedar City - Daniel Gibson
47. Gotham City - DeSagana Diop
48. Harlem - Oleksiy Pecherov
49. Manila - Mikki Moore
50. Venice - Keith Bogans
51. Gnawbone - Dorrell Wright
52. St. Somewhere - Sean Williams
53. New Zealand - Chucky Atkins
54. Bad News - Adonal Foyle
55. Bangkok - Amir Johnson
56. Cleveland - Rashad McCants
57. Dynamite - Kenyon Martin
58. Roaming Gnome - Morris Allmond
59. San Antonio - Derek Fisher
60. Denton - Shareef Abdur-Rahim

Hicks
10-19-2007, 11:38 PM
There's a small chance I'll be a little late to the draft, so to let the ball roll:

With the 1st pick in the 2007 Keeper League Draft, the New Castle Trojans select.....

Kevin Durant

SycamoreKen
10-20-2007, 12:10 AM
I sent you my list Rim. Scratch off one name. Dang! I thought he would drop to 19.

Mourning
10-20-2007, 03:33 AM
With the number two pick Amsterdam selects Greg Oden.

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 05:44 AM
I sent you my list Rim. Scratch off one name. Dang! I thought he would drop to 16.

me tooo, would have been a nice pick up

I'm here and ready to roll even if i am like 2 hours to early... it's 8:44Pm on a sat night down here which borders on sad for me, I should be stalking my ex girlfriend instead of sitting on th inttternettt

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 06:22 AM
With the number two pick Amsterdam selects Greg Oden.

I thought he would have dropped down to the second round with that injury.. Brave Choice at Two Amsterdam...

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 07:30 AM
I'm asleep - drafting for 6 people today so bear with me.

With the 3rd pick, W Lafayette selects Al Thornton

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 07:34 AM
No Probs at all DK.... should be a good draft for you...
might have to make my last pick (3rd)for me too unless i can trade it.., 10:34 PM Saturday Night down ere and me on ma third cuppa...

burnzone
10-20-2007, 07:40 AM
With the 4th pick, I will select Mike Conley Jr.

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 07:55 AM
5th pick Al Horford

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:03 AM
We now have a clock and Dr. Badd is on it - I'm figuring on an average of 7-8 minutes/pick which calculates out to (hmmm - 60 picks which is convenient) about 7-8 hours to finish - minus half an hour or so for what's done already.

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 08:12 AM
Just posting to see what the official time is.

3 minutes and counting.

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 08:15 AM
So what happens now?

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:15 AM
You're up BC, Dr Badd can jump in whenever.

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 08:18 AM
The weird thing is Dr. Badd was logged on, just not active in the thread. Maybe he thought since he was picking 6th he had bit of a cushion before joining the thread.

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 08:18 AM
Goood call... can't wait to long........ Good Luck BC and don't forget MIP Travis Diener.....

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:19 AM
The weird thing is Dr. Badd was logged on, just not active in the thread. Maybe he thought since he was picking 6th he had bit of a cushion before joining the thread.

Dunno - I checked my PM's & e-mails just to make sure I'm not picking for him - if I am I don't have any message saying so.

SuperReggie
10-20-2007, 08:20 AM
BC will draft Acie Law with the 7th pick

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 08:20 AM
8th pick Andray Blatche

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:21 AM
You're up Chill - just to be clear, if someone misses, we don't skip him entirely - he can jump in whenever. If two people happen to pick the same player at the same time it'll just be whose post appears first.

DrBadd01
10-20-2007, 08:22 AM
Cedar City drafts Acie Law IV

SuperReggie
10-20-2007, 08:23 AM
9th pick Marco Bellini

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:24 AM
Cedar City drafts Acie Law IV

Sorry - need someone else.

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 08:25 AM
Acie Law Twice ??

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 08:26 AM
Cedar City will have to pick someone else. Missed it by two minutes.


Acie Law Twice ??

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:27 AM
9th pick Marco Bellini

I'm making the assumption you want Bellinelli

DrBadd01
10-20-2007, 08:28 AM
Okay. Jeff Green.

SuperReggie
10-20-2007, 08:29 AM
I'm making the assumption you want Bellinelli

hehe, oops, yeah. not quite awake yet. at least i didn't type milli vanilli. :o

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 08:32 AM
hehe, oops, yeah. not quite awake yet. at least i didn't type milli vanilli. :o


they could have mimed to Kevin Garnetts stats... could have been a good asset to the team till they got found out...

Los Angeles
10-20-2007, 08:33 AM
My turn I guess ... just a moment ...

Los Angeles
10-20-2007, 08:39 AM
yi jianlian ... i may regret this one ...

Slick Pinkham
10-20-2007, 08:40 AM
Scola for me

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:41 AM
St Somewhere takes Corey Brewer

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:44 AM
Anyone seen able? The guy's building our friggin' league for us - I hate to skip him but rules are rules - and he hasn't read this thread yet.

able
10-20-2007, 08:46 AM
Brandan Wright

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 08:46 AM
Nope I an't seen him.... any idea what time would be for him over there ??

Jose Slaughter
10-20-2007, 08:47 AM
DK

He has a way of blocking his name out so you don't know if he's here or nor. Nor do you know where he's been

able
10-20-2007, 08:47 AM
it's 1.45 PM and I'm working my butt off :P

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:47 AM
Brandan Wright

Phew! If there's one guy I'd have hated to skip ...

Skaut_Ech
10-20-2007, 08:47 AM
yi jianlian ... i may regret this one ...

I severely doubt it. I personally think that's a solid, sleeper pick.

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 08:47 AM
he has the used ring of invisibility....

able
10-20-2007, 08:47 AM
DK

He has a way of blocking his name out so you don't know if he's here or nor. Nor do you know where he's been

which is how it's planned :D (secretive little bugger aint I ? )

kerosene
10-20-2007, 08:50 AM
Carlos Arroyo

Jose Slaughter
10-20-2007, 08:50 AM
Spencer Hawes

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 08:52 AM
it's my turn right ?? some names are confusing me a little...

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:54 AM
it's my turn right ?? some names are confusing me a little...

Yup - you're up.

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 08:54 AM
If so with the 16th Pick I select Rodney Stuckey....

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 08:59 AM
Dynamite picks Joakim Noah

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 09:10 AM
4 minutes left Gnome

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 09:16 AM
San Antonio picks Thaddeus Young

Denton picks Andres Nocioni

Rd 1 is complete

Gnome can pick whenever

Hicks
10-20-2007, 09:25 AM
New Castle takes Javaris Crittenton

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 09:27 AM
Amsterdam takes Jordan Farmar

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 09:28 AM
Yikes! Forgot - W Lafayette takes Travis Outlaw.

burnzone
10-20-2007, 09:31 AM
With the 24th pick, I will select Martell Webster.

able
10-20-2007, 09:32 AM
Morris Peterson

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 09:32 AM
Anyone seen Gnome? He's listed as viewing ...

DrBadd01
10-20-2007, 09:34 AM
Cedar City selects Rafer Alston

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 09:40 AM
Lauren - I believe Vin is still out there.

SuperReggie
10-20-2007, 09:42 AM
Lauren - I believe Vin is still out there.

It's sooooooo tempting...:devil:

BC is trying to get his computer to work at Starbucks. If he doesn't get it going i'll call him again.

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 09:44 AM
It's sooooooo tempting...:devil:


The only negative is trying to keep the team liquor cabinet stocked.

Roaming Gnome
10-20-2007, 09:45 AM
Juan Carlos Navarro

SuperReggie
10-20-2007, 09:48 AM
BC picks Chris Mihm

Poor Vin is hurt by BC's lack of faith....:buddies:

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 09:49 AM
Julian Wright

SuperReggie
10-20-2007, 09:50 AM
Steven Hunter

Los Angeles
10-20-2007, 09:52 AM
With the 30th pick, I take LaMarcus Aldridge.

:woohoo:

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 09:53 AM
With the 30th pick, I take LaMarcus Aldridge.

:woohoo:

Hate to tell you but he was protected.

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 09:54 AM
Either that or he's the sleeper pick of the year!

Los Angeles
10-20-2007, 09:54 AM
Uh Oh - please keep the clock running for me.

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 09:57 AM
Uh Oh - please keep the clock running for me.

He's "owned" by our missing Starbucks-bound cappucino drinker.

You have 8 minutes.

SuperReggie
10-20-2007, 09:59 AM
He's "owned" by our missing Strabucks-bound cappucino drinker.


Who found out Starbucks makes you sign up for something and you have to pay. He's headed to Barnes and Noble to try their internet. :rolleyes:

Los Angeles
10-20-2007, 09:59 AM
I'll take josh childress ...

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:02 AM
I'll take josh childress ...

Also protected - is he still yours Scott?

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 10:02 AM
May want to set your mood to "panic" right about now.

Los Angeles
10-20-2007, 10:03 AM
what the heck - he's not coming up on my word search ... sorry ...

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:04 AM
Yeah - 2 minute warning

Los Angeles
10-20-2007, 10:06 AM
Primoz Brezec

Skaut_Ech
10-20-2007, 10:06 AM
I'll take josh childress ...

He's on MY team.

Jose Slaughter
10-20-2007, 10:06 AM
:)

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:07 AM
He's on MY team.

Missed a trade opp there Scott. That's not like you. ;)

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:11 AM
I'm picking for Tom if 10 minutes go by and he isn't viewing - am also picking for Doug & NZ (GO) so this may go quick.

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 10:14 AM
Last year Kobe got traded for 2 intramural players and a ballboy so anything is possible.


Missed a trade opp there Scott. That's not like you. ;)

Jose Slaughter
10-20-2007, 10:15 AM
Last year Kobe got traded for 2 intramural players and a ballboy so anything is possible.

Yea but that was one hell of a ballboy! :laugh:

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:18 AM
OK - Pacer Tom picks Jeff Foster
St Somewhere picks Nick Young
New Zealand picks Donyell Marshall

I HATE making decisions for other people

kerosene
10-20-2007, 10:18 AM
Reggie Evans

Jose Slaughter
10-20-2007, 10:20 AM
Robert Swift

DrBadd01
10-20-2007, 10:23 AM
I thought he would have dropped down to the second round with that injury.. Brave Choice at Two Amsterdam...

I would have selected Oden at 6 if he dropped to me.

Skaut_Ech
10-20-2007, 10:25 AM
I'm next, right?

Hicks
10-20-2007, 10:26 AM
I hate PacerTom and I hate Jose even more.... :arrgh:

able
10-20-2007, 10:27 AM
36. Cleveland
37. Dynamite
38. Roaming Gnome
39. San Antonio
40. Denton

Round 3

41. New Castle
42. Amsterdam
43. West Lafayette
44. Burnzone
45. London
46. Cedar City
47. Gotham City
48. Harlem
49. Manila
50. Venice (formerly Canadian)

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:28 AM
I'm next, right?

You're on the clock. 7 minutes

Skaut_Ech
10-20-2007, 10:28 AM
Wow. I finally get to pick someone. I hope I'm not in error, so if he's still available....

Bonzi Wells

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 10:28 AM
I had a feeling you would snag him before he dropped down to me with my last pick.


Robert Swift

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:29 AM
Dynamite picks Juwan Howard

DrBadd01
10-20-2007, 10:29 AM
Wow. I finally get to pick someone. I hope I'm not in error, so if he's still available....

Bonzi Wells

Good luck with him.

Skaut_Ech
10-20-2007, 10:30 AM
I know he's dicey, but I don't need any projects with my roster right now. I like his possibility of strong minutes and aggressive play and two positions.

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 10:31 AM
Actually I would've picked him at #5.


I would have selected Oden at 6 if he dropped to me.

BostonConnection
10-20-2007, 10:32 AM
I'm finally on-line, after enduring a power outage, loss of my home internet access, a rushed phone call to SR to draft for me, and two different cafes before I found one to set my laptop up at.... :banghead:

Jose Slaughter
10-20-2007, 10:33 AM
I hate PacerTom and I hate Jose even more.... :arrgh:


I might take another C with my next pick too!

Hicks
10-20-2007, 10:37 AM
I'm on the phone with Roaming Gnome, and he selects Jorge Garbajosa

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:39 AM
San Antonio selects Alando Tucker

Denton selects Antonio McDyess

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 10:49 AM
Is New Castle on the clock?

Hicks
10-20-2007, 10:49 AM
Crap. I would get pulled away from the PC right as this happens. Give me a couple minutes.....

Hicks
10-20-2007, 10:51 AM
New Castle selects Nazr Mohammed

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:52 AM
Amsterdam selects Rodriguez - the guy who plays guard for Portland

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:53 AM
And Kraft selects Walter Hermann

at least that's the last time I forget they pick back-to-back

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 10:54 AM
Grrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!


Amsterdam selects Rodriguez - the guy who plays guard for Portland

able
10-20-2007, 10:55 AM
Burnzone ? (or me >?_)

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 10:58 AM
Burnzone ? (or me >?_)

Burnzone

burnzone
10-20-2007, 10:59 AM
With the 44th pick, I will select Mark Blount.

able
10-20-2007, 11:00 AM
Eduardo Najera

DrBadd01
10-20-2007, 11:02 AM
I select Daniel Gibson- If he is available.

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 11:03 AM
I select Daniel Gibson- If he is available.

He is.

BostonConnection
10-20-2007, 11:08 AM
With the 47th pick, Gotham City selects DeSagana Diop

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 11:10 AM
Oleksiy Pecherov

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 11:11 AM
I'm finally on-line, after enduring a power outage, loss of my home internet access, a rushed phone call to SR to draft for me, and two different cafes before I found one to set my laptop up at.... :banghead:

You're starting a bit early with shameless self-promotion for Manager of the Year aren't you? :D

SuperReggie
10-20-2007, 11:13 AM
Mikki Moore

Los Angeles
10-20-2007, 11:14 AM
If he's available ... Keith Bogans

Mistachill
10-20-2007, 11:14 AM
I'm out. Thanks a lot Rim and everybody else for making this go much smoother than I expected!!!!

BostonConnection
10-20-2007, 11:15 AM
You're starting a bit early with shameless self-promotion for Manager of the Year aren't you? :D

Absolutely :pimp:

Slick Pinkham
10-20-2007, 11:16 AM
Dorrell Wright for me (I think I'm up...)

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 11:18 AM
OK - in keeping with the youth movement, St Somewhere selects Sean Williams

New Zealand selects Chucky Atkins

kerosene
10-20-2007, 11:19 AM
Adonal Foyle

I'm out too, thanks everybody!

Jose Slaughter
10-20-2007, 11:20 AM
Amir Johnson

Leaving before Mal post

Skaut_Ech
10-20-2007, 11:27 AM
I don't see that he's on anyone's roster.

Rashad McCants

Hicks
10-20-2007, 11:29 AM
I don't see that he's on anyone's roster.

Rashad McCants

Yeah, I thought about him but I needed a big badly.

Slick Pinkham
10-20-2007, 11:31 AM
I don't see that he's on anyone's roster.

Rashad McCants


Wow that is a good pick. He was way up on my list. I guess I was deleting names as they were picked and I must have deleted him by accident and so Wright was at the top. It would have been tough between the two.

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 11:32 AM
And removing temptation from me, Dynamite selects Kenyon Martin

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 11:33 AM
Wow that is a good pick. He was way up on my list. I guess I was deleting names as they were picked and I must have deleted him by accident and so Wright was at the top. It would have been tough between the two.

He was ahead of Foster but you said you needed a C - plus I thought he might still be around for your next pick. Was surprised you didn't take him.

Slick Pinkham
10-20-2007, 11:36 AM
That's OK-- I'm happy with Jeff.

Darned kid's piano lesson, cropping up in the middle of my fantasy draft with the wife unable to cover for me...

Hicks
10-20-2007, 11:38 AM
Roaming Gnome selects Morris Almond

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 11:46 AM
San Antonio selects Derek Fisher

Denton selects Shareef Abdur-Rahim

And that completes the draft in 3 hours 45 minutes - amazingly quick. I'll post a summary in a separate thread.

Slick Pinkham
10-20-2007, 11:50 AM
Thanks Rim for everything.

Good last pick BTW

Mourning
10-20-2007, 12:49 PM
I thought he would have dropped down to the second round with that injury.. Brave Choice at Two Amsterdam...

It was a no-brainer to me. Would have picked Durant if he were available, offcourse. But, for the long term I'm taking a gamble on Oden.

Either way one good player won't fix my team, so I'm not even THAT down on having him do nothing on my roster... I AM much more worried about some other guys that play important roles on my team (Villanueva, David Lee, Speedy Claxton, Etan Thomas and Shaun Livingston) and that I want to make decisions on keeping or dealing this season.

I'm here for the longrun :D.

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Mourning
10-20-2007, 12:51 PM
And a big "THANK YOU!" to Rim! :woohoo: Thanks for making my second and third round picks, appreciate it :).

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

DisplacedKnick
10-20-2007, 02:35 PM
And a big "THANK YOU!" to Rim! :woohoo: Thanks for making my second and third round picks, appreciate it :).

Regards,

Mourning :cool:

Hope they were OK - you wanted young guards. There were some older guys who might have helped you more in the short term.

SycamoreKen
10-20-2007, 02:41 PM
Thanks from here too Rim. I'm happy with the 3 I got, not that they will contribute much. I threw Fisher on there hoping he maximizes his minutes with Kobi.

GO!!!!!
10-20-2007, 06:57 PM
Good Draft, and thank you heaps to Rim for finishing of my picks, prob should have hanged around but tiredness is a curse.....

Good Luck All....

able
10-22-2007, 05:30 AM
Oh well, I was happy of kinds until I learned that Ammo is out for the season, what a way to start........ Just when I thought he was going to be a real contributor this year.

What's patience worth in cases like this ?

:suicide3:

Hicks
10-22-2007, 09:24 AM
Oh well, I was happy of kinds until I learned that Ammo is out for the season, what a way to start........ Just when I thought he was going to be a real contributor this year.

What's patience worth in cases like this ?

:suicide3:

Sucks for now, but then if this causes you to dwell in the cellar you may get someone like OJ Mayo or that Rose kid next year.

Mourning
10-24-2007, 05:15 AM
Hope they were OK - you wanted young guards. There were some older guys who might have helped you more in the short term.

Yeah, I know that. But, I'm really looking for the longterm here. It's not reasonable to expect my team to be chasing for a place in the play-offs this year anyway, so might aswell take a chance on potential and growth :).

Btw am "ok" with your selections ;).

Regards,

Mourning :cool: