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

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

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

Uh huh

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

YESSSS

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

I am in baby

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

I'm in!

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

Jerami Grant or Taurean Prince?

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

nice...

Heez, you want in our ILH league?

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

no thanks. i can only handle one of these

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

Word to the wise: don’t draft Carmelo

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

sent

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

Sent!

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

EST evening sunday will work otherwise i'm mostly screwed

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

ok sending

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

let's get eight teams in this thing

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

no extra points for 3s, huh?

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

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

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

#analytics

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

lol i forgot you're a math teacher ;)

Clay, Sunday, 20 October 2019 02:00 (one month ago) link

i havent taught math in years, i teach gov/econ and academic decathlon friend!!!!! #update.xls

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 20 October 2019 02:46 (one month ago) link

sorry was away today. lol i hadnt set up the scoring settings yet. bison you are a genius and im sorry you wasted time but we're going with a standard weekly head to head 8 category league.

Ulysses youre the last one to sign up we need you. i sent the email let me know if you didnt get it.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Sunday, 20 October 2019 06:49 (one month ago) link

Did we decide on a draft time?

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Sunday, 20 October 2019 12:16 (one month ago) link

is it possible to do 7 or 9 categories to avoid ties?

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 20 October 2019 14:16 (one month ago) link

Think I’m gonna keep the draft time as is. I’ll mull Over adding another category. I find 8 cat the best. Head to head winner doesn’t matter as much as head to head category record so a tie won’t really matter in the end

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Sunday, 20 October 2019 16:48 (one month ago) link

We got 8 it’s on

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Sunday, 20 October 2019 16:49 (one month ago) link

please just don’t change the settings again, I initially assumed it was 8 category then saw yesterday it was points and so I redid my rankings accordingly and so now I learn that was a total waste of time

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Sunday, 20 October 2019 16:49 (one month ago) link

xpost got it

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Sunday, 20 October 2019 17:31 (one month ago) link

Sorry evol I dunno how it changed I never set it as a points league so maybe that was the default and I never set it up right. 8 cat will be the way.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Sunday, 20 October 2019 18:02 (one month ago) link

no worries, just glad we're all on the same page now.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Sunday, 20 October 2019 18:10 (one month ago) link

About an hour til draft time y’all I hope you’re geared up and ready to draft the best team possible.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Monday, 21 October 2019 02:32 (four weeks ago) link

i am ready to make some bad decisions

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Monday, 21 October 2019 02:45 (four weeks ago) link

so am I correct in surmising that we can adjust our lineups every day in this league? in other words you don't have to use the same lineup for an entire week? I couldn't find anything that would enable me to lock in a lineup for a whole week so I'm assuming this is the case, but maybe I just overlooked something.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 21 October 2019 14:00 (four weeks ago) link

correct. but if you want there is a 'start active players' button on the top left (or its the lightning button on the app) which lets you set the active players for the day or for the rest of the week. if you set it and then make a trade or waiver pickup then i think it resets it.

https://i.imgur.com/9KFgei2.png

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Monday, 21 October 2019 15:56 (four weeks ago) link

finally have steph curry on a fantasy team, gonna be a fun season

thicc elizabeth (voodoo chili), Monday, 21 October 2019 18:43 (four weeks ago) link

Starting five are russ, kawhi, lebron, blake and julius randle; i'm goin' to the superbowl

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:10 (four weeks ago) link

that’s a very injury prone starting five!

Clay, Monday, 21 October 2019 20:14 (four weeks ago) link

lol, you should see my backups!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 21 October 2019 20:22 (four weeks ago) link

role player hollafame candidate Danny green came through last night leading the lakers

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 13:02 (four weeks ago) link

yeah he balled out. im sure thats sustainable :)

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 16:05 (four weeks ago) link

my guys Lowry and Gasol combined for 6/24 from the field last night. Kobe!

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 16:28 (four weeks ago) link

championship hangover

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 16:33 (four weeks ago) link

having not played fantasy in a few years, the updated game tracker thing is really solid

Clay, Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:07 (three weeks ago) link

thanks for sitting giannis against me, sym

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 25 October 2019 00:03 (three weeks ago) link

Set those lineups boys! lightning button is your best friend.

de-mamba mentality (Spottie), Friday, 25 October 2019 00:21 (three weeks ago) link

yeah that was pretty smart, forgot I needed to reset after picking someone up

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Friday, 25 October 2019 06:10 (three weeks ago) link

at least I saved myself from Eric Gordon going 4/19

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Friday, 25 October 2019 06:14 (three weeks ago) link

arrrrrrrrrgh, literally two blocks and ONE MISSED SHOT away from running the table this week

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 28 October 2019 17:34 (three weeks ago) link

that’s a very injury prone starting five!

Russ, Kawhi, Jaylen Brown, Draymond, Blake Griffin, Zion, Derrick Rose reporting for (non)duty

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 November 2019 21:09 (two weeks ago) link


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