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    Default The Drafting Game Starts this Saturday.

    We did this last summer, twice if I recall, & it turned out to be a lot of fun.

    Here is a revised copy of the post from last season

    Check out the game rules & if you'd like in just post your name & I'll add you to the list. If there is enough interest we can always start a 2nd game.


    1. The start of the game will be late July, either the 29th or 30th, & it will run until it is finished. That means we arn't rushing to get this wrapped up in 2 or 3 weeks. If it takes until the end of September, so be it.

    2. The size of the draft will be 16 teams, 2 divisions of 8 teams.

    3. The draft order will be determined by me. It will be done by a blind drawing.

    4. You will draft a 12 player roster of any basketball player you desire. Any NBA or ABA player that has ever played the game is eligible. Living or dead, played in the past or is playing now. However this year we will be using a 42M salary cap.

    5. It's your team, draft who ya like. If you want to draft 12 small forwards go ahead. I would prefer a more balanced team & you might look a little foolish without a hall of fame center & an all star point guard, but hey, who am I to judge?

    6. Players may only be selected once. This is an all time NBA draft, not everyone can have Wilt on thier roster.

    8. If you have the first pick in the draft then you will have the last pick in the 2nd round. If you have the last pick in round 1 then you will have the first pick in round 2. Everyother round is opposite of the one before it.

    9. Before the tournament starts you will need to decide what year's stats each of your players will use. You don't need to decide at the time of the draft, but you will need to know before the tourney begins.

    10. No delay of game & no *****ing. Just like in the NBA, I don't want to deal with either one. If you want to play, make sure you are ready when your turn comes up. If your playing & someone is a little slow in making a selection, I'll deal with it. I don't wanna hear any whinning!

    Following the draft we will have a playoff using the "What if Sports" site.

    http://www.whatifsports.com/locker/default.asp

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    I would like to play

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    I missed this last year, but I'm in this time. Just give me the time/date of the draft in advance.

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    I'll play. If I remember right, I think I actually did pretty good last year in the all-franchise teams. Walt Bellamy was a beast.
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    Default Re: The Return of the Drafting Game

    The best date to start the draft would either be July 29th or 30th. That's a Saturday or Sunday.

    Also, I'm not totally up on the What if Sports site as I should be. Anyone know a way around the salary cap feature?

    They have a cap of 42M. That seems kindda harsh.

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    how exactly do blocked shots and steals translate for players before 1975?

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    I think that you have to go to the Simmatchup section... there should be no salary cap there... (at least there wasn't last year!)

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    I'm in!

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    hey I'd like to play again
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    Yeah I'll give it a try

    Note Updated, I'm unable to compete in this comp as i'd like to devote more time to the KL Hoops site

    Sorry for any inconvience I may have caused

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    Default Re: The Return of the Drafting Game

    We have 6 openings remaining for the first game.

    Jose Slaughter
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    Go !!!!!
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    I was thinking about asking you if we could do this again, Jose. Thanks!

    I'd like to play again.

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    You said 16 teams, Jose...8 + 6 = 14

    edit: Jose, or someone else, I have forgotten where to insert my players to compose a "test" team. Any help?

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    I'll play again.

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    I'm in.

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    I won't be playing but if you have any questions or want some advice just ask. If you don't remember I made it too the semi-finals and I knocked off the #1 seed in the playoffs I would have won it all but its rigged so canadians can't win

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    I won't be playing but if you have any questions or want some advice just ask. If you don't remember I made it too the semi-finals and I knocked off the #1 seed in the playoffs I would have won it all but its rigged so canadians can't win
    How do I get back to the part of whatifsports.com where I can set up my team...not just research. Thanks.

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    Unfortunetly I don't remember my login so I can't get on the site to find out.

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    I'll go again.

    I've been looking over the site and i can't find the place where you can draft your own team out side of the league/salary cap area.

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    We have 4 openings remaining for the first game.

    Jose Slaughter
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    Go !!!!!
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    I would like to join, if I can.

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    I'll go again.

    I've been looking over the site and i can't find the place where you can draft your own team out side of the league/salary cap area.
    Yeah, me neither! Methinks it may be gone.

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    Yeah, me neither! Methinks it may be gone.
    That wouldn't surprise me. That was a lot of bandwidth and server space to give away for free.

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    That wouldn't surprise me. That was a lot of bandwidth and server space to give away for free.
    So then, will we just create our own league and play amongst ourselves?

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