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    It would help if you put bench players into your rotation on days that they are playing and your starters are not.

    Linups can be changed for each day, and it can all be done in advance.

    Kerosene would have kicked my butt if he set a rotation. instead he left Boykens on the bench all week and missed out on over 100 points.
    Crap, is that how it works this year? I'm used to .ws where you pick your best guys and that's all she wrote.

    Now I'm just confused. So I should be benching Tim Duncan on the days he's not playing?

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    Crap, is that how it works this year? I'm used to .ws where you pick your best guys and that's all she wrote.

    Now I'm just confused. So I should be benching Tim Duncan on the days he's not playing?
    Yep - the great thing is that you can do it in advance.
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    We figured out the scoring system in this thread:

    http://www.pacersdigest.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=25225

    Starting from post 25 or so...

    My team has actually kind of sucked, but because I re-set my line-up every day and many others didn't, I'm still doing ok.

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    Crap! I draw my game and lose because I am not on home court! *********g Jameer Nelson! I was in the driversseat until he played my last game and had like 4 points, 5TO's and 3 PF's!!!
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    644 to 644. Why do I lose? There's a "Tie" column right there in the standings.

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    Crap! I draw my game and lose because I am not on home court! *********g Jameer Nelson! I was in the driversseat until he played my last game and had like 4 points, 5TO's and 3 PF's!!!
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    644 to 644. Why do I lose? There's a "Tie" column right there in the standings.

    Conspiracy.
    The Tie column doesn't make sense indeed if they're not using it anyway.

    The strange thing is, you both had home court (dis)advantage (check out the schedule) and you both got the loss.

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    an early observation: besides preseason predictions to the contrary, Mike Dunleavy still sucks as a fantasy baketball player and isn't much better as a real player.
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    The Tie column doesn't make sense indeed if they're not using it anyway.

    The strange thing is, you both had home court (dis)advantage (check out the schedule) and you both got the loss.
    I dunno about the ABA but in the KL bench production is the tiebreaker.
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    an early observation: besides preseason predictions to the contrary, Mike Dunleavy still sucks as a fantasy baketball player and isn't much better as a real player.
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    I dunno about the ABA but in the KL bench production is the tiebreaker.
    Well, I don't know about the KL, but in the ABA the bench determines everything. Since you end up playing every player almost every game, the best team is the one with the least crappy bench players.

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    It would help if you put bench players into your rotation on days that they are playing and your starters are not.

    Linups can be changed for each day, and it can all be done in advance.

    Kerosene would have kicked my butt if he set a rotation. instead he left Boykens on the bench all week and missed out on over 100 points.
    Am I glad Shade doesn't know about this either.

    He easily could've been up 100 points. Now I'm only down by 38 and still in it.

    It is a bit silly though. And looking at some other scores, he isn't the only one that doesn't know about the daily line-up change.

    It has, however, been sufficiently mentioned I think.

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    Am I glad Shade doesn't know about this either.

    He easily could've been up 100 points. Now I'm only down by 38 and still in it.

    It is a bit silly though. And looking at some other scores, he isn't the only one that doesn't know about the daily line-up change.

    It has, however, been sufficiently mentioned I think.
    Not only that, but I just don't have the time to check in that frequently right now. Things should slow down for me starting at Thanksgiving Break. Until then, I'm overloaded with school/work.

    And it doesn't help that DWade is not having a good early start to the season either.

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    Not only that, but I just don't have the time to check in that frequently right now. Things should slow down for me starting at Thanksgiving Break. Until then, I'm overloaded with school/work.

    And it doesn't help that DWade is not having a good early start to the season either.
    Don't forget that you can set your daily line-ups any time in advance. So, on any given day, you can at least start the players who play a game that day. Shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes to set it up for a week.

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    For Frank Slade, who has exceeded their stored private messages quota and can not accept further messages until they clear some space:

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    Hey three-headed commish monster,

    I'm having a small problem with setting my line-up, that is, I'm forced to have 5 bench players. My third forward position just says "empty".

    Can you fix this somehow?

    Thanks

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    It's all good, guys. Apparently I just had to change a bench player into a forward to make the "empty" disappear.

    Silly me...

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    63.5 points! That's what I'm talking about, Baron!

    Now try to be consistent...

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    You may want to Page JayRedd and I for the next week or so , should someone run into league related problems. I believe Hicks is going to be tied up for the upcoming week. I'll try to help when and where I can

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    I believe Hicks is going to be tied up for the upcoming week.
    Is he dating Kat again?.................
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    How can I set my lineups a week in advance? I couldn't get to my comp this morning before I had to go to work to fix my lineups and it cost me the ****ing game.

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    How can I set my lineups a week in advance? I couldn't get to my comp this morning before I had to go to work to fix my lineups and it cost me the ****ing game.
    Go to 'My Team'. Right above your roster, you see a line of dates: Nov 12 | Nov 13 | Nov 14 and so on. You can click on any future day and then set your line-up for that day.

    Beware though, cause as is being mentioned in the warning below your roster, any changes made to your lineup for any day of the season will override all changes made to future lineups.

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    Beware though, cause as is being mentioned in the warning below your roster, any changes made to your lineup for any day of the season will override all changes made to future lineups.
    Meaning it has to be done chronologically. Set today's linup, then tomorrow's, then the next day, etc. etc. If you do all of that and then change today's you have to re-do the dates following the day you changed. You can set your line ups a month in advance, and you can do a whole month in no time flat.
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    It doesn't over-ride all future changes, though. It seems a little quirky.

    I had set my lineups well in advance, but made a change Friday because Felton wasn't going to play. I moved Felton to the bench, moved Josh Smith to G and moved Gerald Green to F.

    Saturday's Lineup was originally:
    G Tinsley
    G Ridnour
    G Sefolosha
    F Marion
    F J. Smith
    F C. Smith
    C Skinner
    C Collison

    How my lineup for Sat. ended up:
    G Tinsley
    G Ridnour
    G Sefolosha
    G J Smith
    F Marion
    F Green
    F C. Smith
    C Skinner
    C Collison

    It looks like instead of overriding my future lineup, it combined my Friday changes with the changes I had already made and left me with 4 guards active.

    Anyone have any idea how that is going to affect my scoring?
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    2-0!

    Although I'm not very proud of my victory. Shade missed out on 258 points from his bench players...he definitely would've won if he'd re-set his line-up every day.

    Burnzone and Terre Haute leading the league with 1603 and 1602.5 points.

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    Seriously, with Kiri and Francis injured, my chances aren't very good.

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    Cool...they send you an email when a proposed trade has been declined or accepted.

    Looking forward to my next email, LA. (I love that smiley)

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    Seriously, with Kiri and Francis injured, my chances aren't very good.
    My 3 best players (Marion, Josh Smith and Luke Walton) only play twice this week, so I basically have no chance.
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    I'm down 0-2, Rasky, but I don't feel bad about it, here's why.

    I played both games against teams each 2-0 now and both decent to high scoring teams.

    I drew my game against Holden Beach and lost only because his bench scored more then mine in the total score. I made it quite competitive in the last few days against Pan Galactic. IF I would have had other teams in these first two weeks I might have easily been up 2-0. Not, an excuse, simply fact. Time to have some goodluck at last .

    So, again I am not feeling bad, really . I am not as naive as to think I have a decent chance of winning the league with this team (not enough frontcourt starpower), but I am pretty sure I am not a walk-over either.

    As for this weeks games. You will miss Kirilenko and Francis. On the other hand ... you had more games in total then me, so that nullifies it nicely .

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