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de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 21:43 (one year ago) link

I'm down for doing an ILH league but I'd say we need 8 minimum. Confirm in this thread if you want in and I'll set everything up if we get 8.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 21:46 (one year ago) link

i'd do it this year if we can get enough folks yeah

Clay, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 22:16 (one year ago) link

pencil me in too

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 23:27 (one year ago) link

Uh huh

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:48 (one year ago) link

I’ll play, I’ve only done fantasy hoops like once in the past dozen years so I’m not particularly optimistic about my chances. I hear this Stephen Curry fellow is good at the shooting of basketballs from behind the three point line.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:39 (one year ago) link

I also presume Doing Zion Shit will be a category, yes?

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:41 (one year ago) link

YESSSS

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Thursday, 17 October 2019 02:48 (one year ago) link

I am in baby

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:07 (one year ago) link

have never done hoops fantasy and think this might be bad for me so sure why not

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 17 October 2019 04:24 (one year ago) link

I also presume Doing Zion Shit will be a category, yes?

― Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:41 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

zion dunks will be worth 3 points, zion blocks 2, zion steal and fast break dunk 5.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Thursday, 17 October 2019 05:11 (one year ago) link

I'm in!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 17 October 2019 12:33 (one year ago) link

Jerami Grant or Taurean Prince?

Heez, Thursday, 17 October 2019 15:26 (one year ago) link

i think prince will have more opportunity but if millsap gets injured then grant will be huge

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Thursday, 17 October 2019 15:50 (one year ago) link

thanks. i was put on the spot to pick a team name and choose trae don't huerter. hat tip to you

Heez, Thursday, 17 October 2019 15:58 (one year ago) link

nice...

Heez, you want in our ILH league?

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:07 (one year ago) link

no thanks. i can only handle one of these

Heez, Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:28 (one year ago) link

when are you sending invites, spotto. I could use a third league

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:32 (one year ago) link

Looks like we've got at least 8! for those that said they were in please send me an email (pop the levels at g male dot com) from your preferred email address and I'll get everyone plugged in. If anyone else come into the thread and wants to play you can send me an email as well and I'll cap it at 12.

I'll be using the Yahoo fantasy app so make sure you get that. Draft likely this Sunday or Monday evening. 8 category head to head.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:51 (one year ago) link

lol i'm having to delete my yahoo account and make a new one for this bc for whatever reason yahoo doesn't have my age information and i can't update it and you have to be 13 to play fantasy basketball. guys i made that account over 20 years ago..........

Clay, Friday, 18 October 2019 02:30 (one year ago) link

Haha you can use an existing gmail or another account to create a yahoo acct I think

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 18 October 2019 03:07 (one year ago) link

it was a minor inconvenience, i ain't exactly spending hour after hour every day on yahoo dot com

Clay, Friday, 18 October 2019 03:23 (one year ago) link

just did a ten-team mock and ... i am gonna have to do a few more of these, feels like my hoops mind is stuck in like 2015

Clay, Friday, 18 October 2019 03:24 (one year ago) link

Word to the wise: don’t draft Carmelo

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 18 October 2019 03:35 (one year ago) link

man, I haven't done a Yahoo fantasy league in years, signing up was a real trip down memory lane. seeing how I participated in a big NCAA tourney pool ten years ago put on by Clay Travis before he went full reactionary dickweed and finished 2nd out of 392.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 18 October 2019 13:28 (one year ago) link

i prefer yahoo to espn for one reason and one reason only: the lightning (start all active players) button.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 18 October 2019 15:29 (one year ago) link

ok looks like i still need m bison, lavator and ulysses emails! lets goooooooo. draft is on sunday evening 845

we can hold four more as well if anyone else wants to join in just send me an email.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 18 October 2019 15:39 (one year ago) link

sent

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 18 October 2019 16:09 (one year ago) link

We can always open it up to a few randos at the end if we want a shallower player pool

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 18 October 2019 17:11 (one year ago) link

true true. I am used to 8 team leagues and big rosters i kinda like it like that

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 18 October 2019 17:26 (one year ago) link

Sent!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 18 October 2019 18:15 (one year ago) link

damn this draft is at 11:45 EST?! i didn't realize all of y'all were west coasters, it's no biggie but i think odds are very strong that i'll be autodrafting.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 18 October 2019 18:32 (one year ago) link

I'm east coast too - tbh 8:45 est would be tricky for me anyway putting kids to bed but yeah will probably have to do some autodrafting. I'll try to make it for the first few rounds tho

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 18 October 2019 18:43 (one year ago) link

no auto-drafting allowed (half joking, but like 50% of the fun of fantasy is the draft imo). what time would be work better? I just kind of threw that out for a first time. I could do mid day on Sunday like around 1:30-4pm pacific time or monday evening.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 18 October 2019 19:00 (one year ago) link

EST evening sunday will work otherwise i'm mostly screwed

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 18 October 2019 19:01 (one year ago) link

Honestly with this being a snake draft it’ll probably go pretty quick so I could possibly swing 1145. An hour or two earlier would be ideal but I can be amenable

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 18 October 2019 21:18 (one year ago) link

yeah my last one took about an hour - 8 teams snake draft 90 seconds for each pick. I changed this one to 60 seconds per pick should go even quicker

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 18 October 2019 22:26 (one year ago) link

10 or 10:30 EST Sunday night would be ideal but could start as early as 9 or at the later pacific-friendly time

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 18 October 2019 23:01 (one year ago) link

my yahoo mail is roastingonanopenfire

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Friday, 18 October 2019 23:20 (one year ago) link

ok sending

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 18 October 2019 23:20 (one year ago) link

let's get eight teams in this thing

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Saturday, 19 October 2019 20:05 (one year ago) link

no extra points for 3s, huh?

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:31 (one year ago) link

down for that, theyre already worth 3 of the points

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:36 (one year ago) link

oh wow that changes my draft strategy immensely, not doing %s either?

Clay, Sunday, 20 October 2019 00:55 (one year ago) link

so i did some Number Crunching in MicroSoft ExCel (the extra caps in SC stand for Sports Center)

using last year's data, the number one fantasy man per game using spottie's rules is james harden, the second is giannis, wow we got ourselves a mvp debate again!!!

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 20 October 2019 01:19 (one year ago) link

also the player that most unfairly benefits from this scoring system is westbrook

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 20 October 2019 01:33 (one year ago) link

i think percentages are really important for balance in fantasy hoops and would like to suggest we use them!

Clay, Sunday, 20 October 2019 01:45 (one year ago) link

i wish missed shots could be a negative value, it would really penalize low-efficiency volume shooting that gets the PPG up

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 20 October 2019 01:47 (one year ago) link

altho there arent a lot of ppl other than westbrook who are getting rewarded here, its mostly a reflection of the best talent, though it does reward big men more than it prob should.

the average distribution of a player's Spottie points in this system goes like this (w some rounding):
47% from PPG
26% from RPG
16% from APG
11% from SPG
7% from BPG
-6% from TO/G

big men less likely to have high TO rates and more like to have big REB and BLK so thats why 6 of the top 11 players from 18-19 would be centers (davis 3rd, joel 5th, towns, jokic, drummond, vucevic 8th-11th)

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 20 October 2019 01:53 (one year ago) link

#analytics

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 20 October 2019 01:59 (one year ago) link

yeah, i'll get in on it tonight

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Monday, 14 December 2020 20:02 (four months ago) link

here are the settings:
https://i.imgur.com/oxa7TI5.png
if get more than 8 teams i will adjust roster sizes. I usually try to keep it around 150 total rostered players in the league.

Spottie, Monday, 14 December 2020 20:02 (four months ago) link

4 injury slots cos of all the weirdness that the rona will cause.

Spottie, Monday, 14 December 2020 20:03 (four months ago) link

i’m in. need to sign up when i get home.

discourse stu (m bison), Monday, 14 December 2020 20:20 (four months ago) link

I set the draft for Sunday night at 830pm pacific time.

um, this is 11.30pm on a Sunday for NYC. Can we aim a little earlier please?

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Monday, 14 December 2020 21:32 (four months ago) link

shit, kinda got a lot going on at the moment so I think it's best if I recuse myself this year, sorry I didn't notify sooner, hopefully y'all still have time to find someone to take my spot

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 14 December 2020 22:19 (four months ago) link

no problem. which user were you again so i can remove?

who's next up?

Spottie, Monday, 14 December 2020 22:21 (four months ago) link

forks i can do like 30, maybe 45 minutes earlier, that work?

Spottie, Monday, 14 December 2020 22:22 (four months ago) link

forks i can do like 30, maybe 45 minutes earlier, that work?


That would be good for me as well

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 02:42 (four months ago) link

i mean, it's better than not

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 03:02 (four months ago) link

I’m gonna pass. In one league already

Heez, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 16:40 (four months ago) link

ok. we need one more! voodoo?

Spottie, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 16:54 (four months ago) link

Ok moullet has joined the fold we’re a go! Moved the draft to 745 pacific. Sorry I couldn’t do even earlier forks, got a fam thing.

Spottie, Saturday, 19 December 2020 19:34 (three months ago) link

are we zuming

discourse stu (m bison), Saturday, 19 December 2020 19:35 (three months ago) link

Feel free to set one up I may be late joining the zoom

Spottie, Saturday, 19 December 2020 23:52 (three months ago) link

who are the two i need to drop? shows ten teams here but we only have eight.

looks like we have two m@tts?

https://i.imgur.com/QIg0OxX.png

need to cut one of those and evol j but cant remmber which team he is. can everyone check in and let me know which team name you are?

Spottie, Monday, 21 December 2020 02:35 (three months ago) link

1 bogdan = polyphonic
2 lamelo = clay
3 smudge = sym
4 Jrue = spottie
5 doncicmacallit = forks
6 siakams = lav
7 rickys hair = moullet
8 lmaolo blol = bison

matts optimal team = bison???
so that means caruso is evol j. so ill drop that one and bison which team do you want me to drop of your two?

Spottie, Monday, 21 December 2020 02:42 (three months ago) link

ok dropped caruso and matts optimal team. let me know if you have any issues anyone. draft is in one hour!

Spottie, Monday, 21 December 2020 02:46 (three months ago) link

time to draft suckers

Clay, Monday, 21 December 2020 03:45 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

spottie and me in a close one this week, I think he's gonna pull it out

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 1 February 2021 00:54 (two months ago) link

Good match should come down to the last game or two. This season is hard with all these cancelations

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Monday, 1 February 2021 01:03 (two months ago) link

usually this format doesn't lead to super close finishes (compared to fantasy football) but this week most of the categories are like a one-game difference

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 1 February 2021 01:16 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

hey sey yahooo created a new category called IL+ which allows GTD, O and IR eligible players to go into so you can pick up an active player. So I'm going to replace our 4 IR slots with 4 IR+ slots and add one extra IR+... so we'll have 5 IR+ slots available.

I'll do it tonight after the games are done so people can wake up and make changes starting tomorrow morning.

anyone have issues with this?

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Thursday, 18 February 2021 21:50 (one month ago) link

nope but i have issues with you beating me right now

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 18 February 2021 21:59 (one month ago) link

lol plenty of time left!

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Thursday, 18 February 2021 22:20 (one month ago) link

wouldn’t let me change the 4 IL slots so I just added two IL+ slots

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Friday, 19 February 2021 06:37 (one month ago) link

Thanks Spottie. I think my IL has been full basically the whole season. It’s been a bit of a lost year for the Torch Passers, though Passer-in-chief LBJ and Passee Zion have both been producing at least

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 19 February 2021 18:14 (one month ago) link

The number of centers I've gone through this year is really something. I tried to stock up on them but it wasn't enough.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 19 February 2021 18:20 (one month ago) link

centers is such a hard position in fantasy. blocks are gold.

a nice controlled drift (Spottie), Friday, 19 February 2021 22:10 (one month ago) link

FYI I upped the transaction limit to 10 for this 'week' since its ten games instead of the normal 7. Ill switch It back next Sunday night.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Thursday, 4 March 2021 00:03 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Playoffs baby!

The torch is definitely being passed, as Zion is the only one of my first 5 picks playing at the moment. On my IL right now: LeBron, Hayward, Jamal Murray, John Collins, with KAT missing his game today to attend a memorial for his mother. Good luck to my esteemed opponent clay and to all participating.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 12 April 2021 19:11 (five days ago) link

injuries and missed time have been so brutal this season but thats especially bad

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 12 April 2021 19:14 (five days ago) link

My IL was full for a good chunk of the first half of the season, though not with all top guys like that, and then my team got surprisingly healthy up until the last couple weeks (LeBron was the first domino). It has definitely been a weird year.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 12 April 2021 19:21 (five days ago) link

shuffling dudes on and off IL and (the blessèd) IL+ has been a part-time job the last couple months

Clay, Monday, 12 April 2021 20:47 (five days ago) link

Haha yes same

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 12 April 2021 21:19 (five days ago) link

bkly minny game postponed to add another wrinkle

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 12 April 2021 22:55 (five days ago) link

forks's team is crazy good, they only lost once all season

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 23:14 (four days ago) link

And he barely made any moves 😤

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 23:24 (four days ago) link

Dončićmacallit
1. (7) Nikola Jokic (Den - PF,C)
2. (10) Devin Booker (Pho - SG,SF)
3. (23) Deandre Ayton (Pho - C)
4. (26) Donovan Mitchell (Uta - PG,SG)
5. (39) Fred VanVleet (Tor - PG,SG)
6. (42) De'Aaron Fox (Sac - PG)
7. (55) DeMar DeRozan (SA - SG,SF,PF)
8. (58) CJ McCollum (Por - PG,SG)
9. (71) Lonzo Ball (NO - PG,SG)
10. (74) Coby White (Chi - PG,SG)
11. (87) Julius Randle (NY - PF,C)
12. (90) Danilo Gallinari (Atl - SF,PF)

good players with the first 9 picks, then randle in the 11th...

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 23:39 (four days ago) link

yah pretty much every player there has outperformed their draft position besides coby, gallo and maybe booker who's coming on strong now

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 23:52 (four days ago) link

auto draft tho so he cant take credit :)

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 23:52 (four days ago) link

randle that late is the real steal tho for sure

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 23:53 (four days ago) link

lol autodraft beat us all

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 00:03 (three days ago) link

Jokic at 7 was a steal too in retrospect

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 00:03 (three days ago) link

yah i think hes #1 on the seaseon. hasnt missed a game either

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 00:38 (three days ago) link

i may be wrong but i think i logged on just in time where i can claim intentionally drafting randle!
but yes, the power of my autodraft was strong. Required very little pruning over the course of the season.

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 01:28 (three days ago) link

D. Wade is balling out! That is Dean Wade of the Cleveland Cavaliers, of course, who had a 21-6-2 line with 3 steals and 5 threes last night in a loss to the Pels. I am noting him in this thread because he is currently at the top of the Transaction Trends, but more because I find it funny that his eligibility is PG/PF/C. He is 6'9" and averages 1.1 APG so maybe the PG thing is just an error but I cannot claim to have watched the Cavs to know for sure.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 17:30 (three days ago) link

(In contrast Ben Simmons is just listed as a PG)

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 17:32 (three days ago) link

Ben Simmons could learn a few things from Dean Wade obviously

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 17:34 (three days ago) link


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