I've cut and pasted the content of the league email going out today, below, along with draft order and a list of the players available in the dispersal/expansion draft:
The 2010-2011 ABA Keeper league is just around the corner!!
In our first major change in ownership since the league began, we’ll be welcoming FIVE new owners this season. I think the shakeup will foster some great new rivalries and really invigorate the league.
Leaving us from last season are Hicks, Doug, Rimfire and Jay Redd, along with Kraft, who dropped out at the beginning of the summer.. Joining us are Bellisimo, Frostwolf, Diamond Dave and Soup is Good. I’m looking for ONE MORE owner to fill Kraft’s old slot, so if you have any strong candidates, shoot me an email. I’m looking for owners with past sports.ws experience. All of our new owners have experience with Sports.ws and will be fine, active owners.
I’ve attached an updated list of the players who will be available for the ABA dispersal draft to this email. It’s a frighteningly good list of players. Should be a lot of fun for the new owners.
We’ll be having an expansion/dispersal draft a week or two before our regular draft. Our new team owners will draft 9 players to get them on par with our current team owners, who will have that same date as the deadline to submit their protected lists. Once the expansion/dispersal draft is over, I’ll put out everyone’s protected player lists, so you can prepare for the main draft.
Yes, new owners, you get to draft twice within a two week period! You’ll get to draft your core team in the expansion draft, then finalize your championship aspirations with the regular draft, as you draft your final three players.
Expansion teams will draft in this order:
- Diamond Dave00
- Soup is Good
- NEW OWNER
Second round, we’ll reverse the order with the NEW OWNER having the first pick in the second round, with Soup next, etc. we’ll just keep flipping back and forth until your roster has nine players.
Summer trading season is now open!! One rule, no trading of draft picks beyond fall 2011 and no “lottery protected” or “top six protected” stuff either. Let’s keep things simple.
If you make a trade, here’s the process: Each trade participant has to contact me to verify the trade. E-mail is best but a PM on PD works too. Once that happens I’ll send an e-mail to the league announcing the trade and post it on PD.
Important 2010-2011 ABA KL season dates
August 1, 2010-Summer trading season begins
Early September 2010-League start-up preparation and we vote for draft dates for expansion/dispersal draft and main draft.
October 2010-We hold both drafts. The real life NBA season starts October 26, so we want to allow ourselves enough time to complete both of our drafts and prep for the upcoming season.