View Poll Results: How long should the ABA Draft clock be?

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• 1 hour

1 7.14%
• 2 hours

2 14.29%
• 6 hours

1 7.14%
• 12 hours

4 28.57%
• 24 hours

5 35.71%
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1. ABA Draft question

First of all I'd like to do the ABA draft on the Sports.ws site. It will help keep confusion with the IKL draft to a minimum.

What I'd like to do is start the draft this Sunday the 21st

The main thing we need to decide is the length of the draft clock.

2. Re: ABA Draft question

Why so soon?

Do it live on like October 26. Too many injuries and random off-court issues to pick now.

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I voted an hour but what I'd prefer, if we do it on PD (and you don't mind doing the math) is give each owner a cumulative time - say 24 hours. If you take 12 hours to make your first pick, you have 12 hours left. If you take 30 minutes, you have 23 hours, 30 minutes left. Obviously we can't do that on sports.ws.

I don't mind when someone takes a long time once or twice but when they take a long time for EVERY pick it's a complete lack of consideration for the league and other owners. If you're gonna be gone a long time and your pick's coming up, make a friggin' list.

4. Re: ABA Draft question

You actually can do that style of drafting on hoops.sports there DK.

5. Re: ABA Draft question

Originally Posted by DisplacedKnick
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I voted an hour but what I'd prefer, if we do it on PD (and you don't mind doing the math) is give each owner a cumulative time - say 24 hours. If you take 12 hours to make your first pick, you have 12 hours left. If you take 30 minutes, you have 23 hours, 30 minutes left. Obviously we can't do that on sports.ws.
I don't understand.

Also, despite my eagerness to draft, I vote for a later date, also. Not as late as Oct 26, but like in maybe two weeks.

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Jay Redd

We've tried to do that type of draft in the past. Its next to impossible to get 20 guys from all corners of the world to set in front of the PC's for 9 hours straight.

The commish usually ends up drafting for about a third of the league too.

The one day draft is simply not going to happen.

I have no problem waiting to start the draft in a couple weeks if thats what you guys would like to do.

Like Newman8r said, there is a feature on the Sports.ws site that we can use where each owner is given 24 hours to use as they like to draft their 12 players.

You take 2 hours on your first pick, you have 22 hours left in your draft bank.

you take 5 minutes on your next pick, you have 21 hours 55 minutes left in your draft bank.

I think you get the idea.

If you use all 24 hours to make your first 8 selections then either you have a players on your contingency list from picks 9-12, or you get skipped.

Again, even thou we have not used this feature before, we can use it this time if thats what you guys would like to do.

All options, except the one day draft, are on the table. It your league so you have a major voice in what we do.

Thanks

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I vote for the 24 hour total draft clock.

I do know however if it starts this week I'm out. So I sent a contengincy list to The commish in case I'm not available.

8. Re: ABA Draft question

Understandable.

I'm cool with whatever. I just always like to do drafts in any sport as close to the start of the season as possible. Obviously, logistics dictate how close that can be.

9. Re: ABA Draft question

I think 12 hours would be good to start, with narrowing (if necessary) as it goes further along.

For example, if we start on Sunday, I have to work and will be unavailable for at least 7 hours on that day. Most people who work/have school do so for stints of 8+ hours, so 12 allows a little leeway.

I also really don't like setting up contingency lists, and I check into PD at least once per day, so I think 12 hours would work out well.

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A reminder & a warning

The reminder is that this poll will close Sunday.

The warning is that there will be another poll sometime Sunday night that will run for at least 4 days.

Since I didn't include the idea of giving each owner a 24 hour window to make all 12 of his picks I'm going to post another poll with that as one of the options. I'll also include the top 2 or 3 vote getters from our current poll question.

The draft date will be no earlier than 9-27 & more than likely it will 10-4

11. Re: ABA Draft question

10-4 would probably work for me. I will be gone pretty much all of 9-27 and 9-28.

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10-4 would probably work for me. I will be gone pretty much all of 9-27 and 9-28.

Would anyone else prefer October 4th?

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I like 10/4. Sounds good to me.

10/4

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I think I like that 24 hour bank deal. Seems to make an odd kind of sense to me. Thanks for clearing that up for me, Jose.

16. Re: ABA Draft question

October 4th is cool with me, and I also agree that the 24 hour bank of time is a great idea, should work out well.

17. Re: ABA Draft question

Can the draft clock turn off at like, 2 am? I don't want to burn up 8 hours of draft time because I go to sleep. Does anyone else sleep at night?

18. Re: ABA Draft question

i sleep at night - which is like afternoon/early evening for you guys back in USA...

19. Re: ABA Draft question

Originally Posted by LoneGranger33
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Can the draft clock turn off at like, 2 am? I don't want to burn up 8 hours of draft time because I go to sleep. Does anyone else sleep at night?

We will be using the sport.ws site for our draft.

We, meaning you, will be able to put together a contingency list when ever you like.

Throw some names on there before you go to bed & you should be fine.

Worse case is everyone on your list gets taken while you sleep & you use up 6 or 7 hours from your draft bank. You'll still have 17 hours.... I think you can handle it.

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What I should have said was nothing. What I did say was "You'd be surprised"

21. Re: ABA Draft question

I agree with Jay Redd, that it's nice to see how guys do in training camp, who gets hurt, etc.

Early preseason won't affect the top of the draft much (barring a huge injury) but the 10/11/12th men often earn that spot by earning it in real-life preseason.

I guess if I had my druthers, I'd start the draft in a week, with a 24 hour clock. If in a week after that we haven't gotten very far (<3 rounds) I'd vote for reducing it to 12 hours, then keep cutting it down (in half?) each week if it's not moving along, at the discretion of our worthy commish.

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