Just to fill everyone in, the site has now updated the options so we will have a live draft on the NBA.com site on Saturday, October 21 at 9:00 AM
15 minutes per pick
You can go in and rank players ahead of time - but for some reason it allows players I've already assigned to teams as keepers in the rankings.
Also, keep in mind that the default NBA.com rankings are based on their default scoring system - which isn't our scoring system
I have to look into another option - right now it has a "Missed picks before put on auto-pick" option. I believe auto-option corresponds to taking players from your ranking. If that's true, I'll set that to zero before the draft.
Also, I don't have the option of logging on as other owners - or if I do I haven't figured out how to do it yet. So if you're not going to be available for the draft, please log onto the site ahead of time and rank your players. Just remember not to enter a player that's on the protected list I sent out yesterday. I did check and the Keepers I entered are still there.
We're only making 60 picks so if you rank 60 you should be safe.
I'll be mostly unavailable until Thursday evening though I'll try to check in as much as possible.
Draft order is as follows - keep in mind that Hicks and Able rotate 1st and 2nd pick in each rd - Able picks 1st in the first & third rds, Hicks in the 2nd.
2. New Castle
3. Pierce County
5. Zion Canyon
6. W. Lafayette
7. Cedar City - From St. Somewhere as part of the Sam Cassell for Ron Artest Trade
8. Gotham City
13. Gotham City - From Dynamite as part of the Ely, Wallace and Hill for Swift and Francis trade
17. St. Somewhere - From Cedar City as part of the Sam Cassell for Ron Artest Trade
18. San Antonio
19. Bad News
20. Roaming Gnome
NZ owns Cedar City’s 2006 2nd rd draft pick as part of the Stephen Jackson for Jose Calderon trade
Dynamite owns Gotham City’s 2006 2nd rd pick as part of the Ely, Wallace and Hill for Swift and Francis trade