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Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« on: February 06, 2013, 04:26:27 PM »

Offline Roy H.

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Has anybody felt like it's been too long since one of our fantasy drafts?  Edgar and I are still basking in the glow of crushing IndeedProceed's soul in the CB Draft Finals.  I'm assuming the rest of you all are bored silly, though, and need some distraction from the perpetual trade rumors.

That brings us to this year's Pick 2 Draft.  The basic concept is that members sign up to be a GM of a franchise.  That franchise starts with two current players (i.e., the GM of the Miami Heat might select Lebron James and Chris Andersen to build around).  From there, a "draft" of all non-selected players is conducted to fill out the rosters.

Last year's sign up thread: http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=52509.0

Last year's draft board:  http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=53186.0

We're going with the same rules as last year, with one exception explained after IP's description:

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It's (almost) that time again! The 'Pick Two' draft is nigh upon us, my brothers!

The Pick Two game is a fantasy basketball game, but for those few uninitiated players, its not a fantasy numbers game like Yahoo Fantasy Basketball or anything of the sort.

Its a game where you use your own basketball knowledge and ability to pick out players' strengths and weaknesses to draft a team you think would benefit the franchise most. Are you a 'win-now' guy? A GM with an eye for the future? Its your team, pick who you want, how you want.

Each GM starts out with an existing NBA franchise. You then select two players from that franchise as building blocks, and the draft commences.

http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=44108.msg909928#msg909928

That is a link to the thread from last season.

http://forums.celticsblog.com/index.php?topic=44612.0

That is a link to an idea of how the teams looked at the end.

This game has no winners, no real evaluation period (unlike the summer (and infamous) 'CB Draft').

Its supposed to be laid back and fun. If you join, and make it not fun, you get thrown out on your butt.

This thread is just to gauge interest. Draft will start on Monday, Feb 13th, team selections and keepers will be made the week of 2/6 to 2/10.

The draft will take 3 weeks (which will just about bring us to the trade deadline).

If you wanna play, speak now. Preference given to owners who successfully participated in the draft last year.

The one rule change:  this year, salaries count.  Each team will be given a budget, which will be based upon a team's actual payroll or the luxury tax line, whichever is higher.  Teams will not be allowed to exceed their budget at any time.

11 teams currently exceed the luxury tax line.  Therefore, budgets are as follows:

    Atlanta Hawks: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Boston Celtics $71.6 million
    Brookyln Nets: $83.1 million
    Charlotte Bobcats: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Chicago Bulls: $74.1 million
    Cleveland Cavaliers: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Dallas Mavericks: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Denver Nuggets: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Detroit Pistons: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Golden State Warriors: $71.5 million
    Houston Rockets: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Indiana Pacers: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Los Angeles Clippers: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Los Angeles Lakers:  $99.9 million
    Memphis Grizzlies: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Miami Heat: $83.4 million
    Milwaukee Bucks: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Minnesota Timberwolves: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    New Orleans Hornets: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    New York Knicks: $81.1 million
    Oklahoma City Thunder: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Orlando Magic: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Philadelphia 76ers: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Phoenix Suns: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Portland Trail Blazers: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Sacramento Kings: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    San Antonio Spurs: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Toronto Raptors: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Utah Jazz: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)
    Washington Wizards: $70.3 million (luxury tax line)

The salary cap floor for all teams is $46.4 million.

Please indicate your interest below.  If anybody is interested in assisting the staff as a Co-Commissioner, it would be greatly appreciated.

We'll work out the timing of the draft and the number of teams once we see how much interest there is.

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1.  Atzar
2.  slamtheking
3.  Who
4.  ronaldo943
5.  CelticFan9
6.  wdleehi
7.  Evantime34
8.  sofutomygaha
9. Rondo2287
10. nickagneta
11. CelticConcourse
12. KCAtTheStripe
13. IndeedProceed
14. Yoki_IsTheName
15. Fairweatherfan
16. jgod213


Maybe:

saltlover
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KGsKnee (?)
« Last Edit: February 07, 2013, 08:43:50 AM by Roy H. »


D. Cousins / F. Ezeli / P. Antic
D. West / R. Anderson / C. Copeland
L. Deng / V. Carter / D. Rudez
A. Iguodala / M. Ginobil / B. Gordon
K. Irving / S. Livingston / S. Blake

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Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 04:30:58 PM »

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I'm definitely interested.  This is always a lot of fun.

Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 04:38:44 PM »

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I'll give it another go.  the salary thing isn't an improvement in my opinion though

Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 04:43:53 PM »

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Yes, I'm interested too. I think the salary cap should be equal for all teams if used though. Although, it doesn't matter much. It looks like LAL and NYK (oh and Miami) are the only teams with a significant advantage.

Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 04:47:04 PM »

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Im interested :)

Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:54:11 PM »

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I'm interested.

Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 04:56:28 PM »

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I'll give it another go.  the salary thing isn't an improvement in my opinion though

It's an experiment this year, to give the draft a little more "reality".  Salary has always been a factor in the Pick 2 draft, although nobody has ever paid it much attention.  This year, GMs will potentially feel a little constrained by their budget, just like a real GM would.


D. Cousins / F. Ezeli / P. Antic
D. West / R. Anderson / C. Copeland
L. Deng / V. Carter / D. Rudez
A. Iguodala / M. Ginobil / B. Gordon
K. Irving / S. Livingston / S. Blake

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Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 05:16:27 PM »

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sounds good.


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Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 05:19:23 PM »

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I'm always in for things like this.
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Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 05:40:30 PM »

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This sounds like a lot of fun. I check the site every day, but only at a couple of different times. How long will the draft clock be?

I'd like to play, but only if the draft clock isn't ticking down so fast that I have to log back in every couple of hours to keep up.

ED: never mind, I see the rules. 3 hours during "on the clock" hours from 10am to 8 pm, so minimum four picks per day. I'd like to play!

Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 05:41:53 PM »

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This sounds like a lot of fun. I check the site every day, but only at a couple of different times. How long will the draft clock be?

I'd like to play, but only if the draft clock isn't ticking down so fast that I have to log back in every couple of hours to keep up.

Teams are given specific draft slots; so long as you check in by that time daily, you'll be fine.

And definitely, these things are a lot of fun. 


D. Cousins / F. Ezeli / P. Antic
D. West / R. Anderson / C. Copeland
L. Deng / V. Carter / D. Rudez
A. Iguodala / M. Ginobil / B. Gordon
K. Irving / S. Livingston / S. Blake

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Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 05:43:33 PM »

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This sounds like a lot of fun. I check the site every day, but only at a couple of different times. How long will the draft clock be?

I'd like to play, but only if the draft clock isn't ticking down so fast that I have to log back in every couple of hours to keep up.

Teams are given specific draft slots; so long as you check in by that time daily, you'll be fine.

And definitely, these things are a lot of fun.

Thanks, Roy. Sign me up!!

Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 06:08:05 PM »

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So its 9 of us counting. Roy right?

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 06:10:36 PM »

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I've never done one of these, but it sounds fun.  The goal is just to make a complete 15-man roster?  12-man?  Trades are not allowed?

Re: Pick 2 Draft 2013: Interest Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 07:01:59 PM »

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I've never done one of these, but it sounds fun.  The goal is just to make a complete 15-man roster?  12-man?  Trades are not allowed?

Probably 12.  Trades are allowed, including for "keeper" players.  There's a very, very loose veto power, but I can't foresee using it in this draft.


D. Cousins / F. Ezeli / P. Antic
D. West / R. Anderson / C. Copeland
L. Deng / V. Carter / D. Rudez
A. Iguodala / M. Ginobil / B. Gordon
K. Irving / S. Livingston / S. Blake

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