I just e-mailed this out to everyone - if you didn't get it, let me know.
First, thanks for everyone getting me their protected lists - pretty much on time. I've attached it as an Excel file. Don't mind the "k's" - just how I marked who was kept and haven't bothered to delete them. If anyone would prefer I send them a text file instead, let me know.
Since Able is using NBA.com for stats, draft eligibility is pretty simple - anyone not protected and listed as a player on NBA.com as of Saturday is eligible to be drafted. Now if you want to pick up someone whose rights may be owned by someone but they're playing in Europe for a year or something, let me know - we should be able to work that in somehow.
Draft is pretty simple. On Saturday morning I'll open a draft thread on the PD Fantasy Sports Board. The draft will officially start at 8:00 a.m. Indy time though I may open the thread well before that in case anyone happens to be on early and wants to get a quick start. You will have 15 minutes to make your pick, timed from when the pick before yours is made.
Kraft and maybe Ken won't be able to be present. If anyone else can't be there, let me know. I'm happy to draft for anyone or you can find someone else to pick for you - I would like to know if you won't be there and who'll make your picks though. In this league, if you aren't there and nobody picks for you we don't fill in your roster - you'll have 9 and have to fill it from the FA list.
Anyone who wants me to draft for them, please get me a list. With 3 rds a 60-player list will cover it. Also send me any strategy tidbits you may have; frex, if you get a center in the 1st rd don't pick another center, only pick one rookie in the 3 rds - whatever.
I'll be pretty much gone Tuesday until Thursday afternoon. I will send out a final, brief reminder either Thursday or Friday, plus post something on PD.
Finally, I will need an assistant commish this year - chances are good that with the newness of the site Able is putting together there may be some manual data entry needed and if I happen to be gone for a few days people may want their transactions implemented before then. Don't worry - the owners in this league make the commish job very simple.
Finally, the draft order is listed below - PLEASE let me know ASAP if I've screwed something up there.
1. New Castle
3. West Lafayette
5. Harlem (from London in the Jamal Tinsley trade)
6. Cedar City
7. Gotham City
10. Venice (formerly Canadian)
12. St. Somewhere
13. London (from Harlem, from New Zealand in the Bynum-Dunleavy trade)
14. Bad News
16. New Zealand (from Harlem in the Bynum trade - Harlem received from Cleveland in the Shaq trade)
18. Roaming Gnome
19. San Antonio
The draft order will hold for rds 2 and 3 except London will pick 5, NZ will pick 13 and Cleveland will pick 16 in those rds.