Its playoff time and I thought as the first week of playoffs draws to a close it was time to give everyone a scorecheck and recap of where the 3 PD fantasy leagues are at.
I'm hoping someone from each of the 3 leagues can do a league overview and then everyone who made the playoffs can do a little write up for their team.
League Overview :
Representing the PD League 3, the group of first time players and people too lazy to sign up for the other leagues on time.
Here is the ladder at the end of the regular season:
Borat jumped out to an early lead and maintained a ~10game lead over the rest of the field over almost the entire season. His combo of LBJ and Dirk has been very tough to top.
My team, the Intangibles, was challenging for top spot, picking up a few games here and there after half way and then suffering a bunch of injuries towards the end of the season and got caned by Borat and Pacer Pride, losing the 2nd spot.
Here is the finals format for League 3 :
Previous Fantasy Experience : None before this season.
Here is my matchup with Gyron for a semi final berth :
I'm pretty happy with how my team has ended moving into the playoffs.
After being too heavy on pts/reb/assist at the start of the season, I made this following trade with Borat.
Trade of the season :
Antawn Jamison and Chris Bosh (to Borat) for Gilbert Arenas and Carmelo Anthony (to Intangibles).
Given that I turned Melo into Prince and Arenas has torn it up all season while Jamison has gotten injured, I think this was my best move towards contending for the title.
Pickup of the season
Hmm...I flirted with some of the Hornets for a while who put up decent numbers. I purposely avoided taking Pacers players to avoid rose coloured glasses, but going into the playoffs, picking up AJ on the 20th march has really shored up my assists and his fantastic all around play and general efficiency would almost make him the top of my 4 pgs above Billups, Parker and Arenas. Krystic also gets an honourable mention here for his reliable play over the last month.
Missed opportunity of the season
I didn't trade Brad Miller when I had the chance. After his stellar play after Webber got traded I got greedy. I should have remembered that he always gets injured. Borat wanted a Miller/Gasol (while Pau was injured) for Dirk trade. I wussed out of it cause I thought I was sitting pretty, but i've only just got Gasol back in the lineup and that trade would have been pretty big in hindsight.