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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

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

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 17:32 (five months ago) link

Ben Simmons could learn a few things from Dean Wade obviously

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Wednesday, 14 April 2021 17:34 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

i don't know if it's enough to save me in this final but i feel pretty good about snagging Hardaway Jr off waivers for tonight

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 April 2021 02:10 (four months ago) link

losing D Mitchell was a big hit

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 April 2021 02:11 (four months ago) link

Yah that was huge. It’s gonna be tight all the way to the end imo

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Friday, 30 April 2021 02:55 (four months ago) link

lol at our current FG% tie breaker

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 April 2021 03:28 (four months ago) link

argh at hardaway jr being out for this last day; this is a stupid tight final and i need all the help i can get!

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 2 May 2021 20:05 (four months ago) link

(prob should have strategically stacked players with sat/sun games yesterday but i didnt)

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 2 May 2021 20:06 (four months ago) link

You should win cos you have the tiebreaker

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Sunday, 2 May 2021 21:21 (four months ago) link

welp vanvleet and derozan are taking the night off so

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 2 May 2021 22:57 (four months ago) link

4-4 on Sunday, gotta love it. Y'all are both champs in my eyes (until one of you is a loser later this evening)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 2 May 2021 23:17 (four months ago) link

I need to hold points and pull off one of assists or fg%. Both of which are almost out of reach.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Sunday, 2 May 2021 23:27 (four months ago) link

we should have a 9th category because winning 4-4 is silly. but it should be a positive category, so not turnovers.

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 3 May 2021 00:13 (four months ago) link

sym you very well might beat me 8-0 for 3rd, i am humiliated

"MVP Love" (Clay), Monday, 3 May 2021 00:35 (four months ago) link

christ, tatum has become such a reliable beast

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 May 2021 00:52 (four months ago) link

it was close all week!

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 3 May 2021 00:55 (four months ago) link

we should have a 9th category because winning 4-4 is silly. but it should be a positive category, so not turnovers.


I go back and forth on this. What I like about it is that it makes the reg season record or h2h matchup record matter more.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 3 May 2021 01:57 (four months ago) link

I need 10 assists combined out of Drummond, Flynn and Birch. I don’t think I’m gonna get it but damn this is close!

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 3 May 2021 02:39 (four months ago) link

Congrats forks. The best team won.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 3 May 2021 05:06 (four months ago) link

what was the tie-breaker?

"MVP Love" (Clay), Monday, 3 May 2021 05:10 (four months ago) link

Reg season record. I feel dumb cos I meant to change it to h2h matchup at the beginning of the season cos that’s how I always do but I didn’t want to change it after the season started.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 3 May 2021 05:15 (four months ago) link

autodraft is undefeated!
gg, it couldn't have been much closer

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 May 2021 05:34 (four months ago) link

congrats forks, thanks for the commissioning spottie

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 3 May 2021 06:03 (four months ago) link

Tatum's giant game almost won it

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Monday, 3 May 2021 06:04 (four months ago) link

I’m gonna think about those 7 more assists I needed all summer.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 3 May 2021 06:16 (four months ago) link

(tbf, only 10 players in the league got seven or more assists tonight)

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 May 2021 06:20 (four months ago) link

Your team was so stacked. Kelly O was like a top 20 player the last month or so.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Monday, 3 May 2021 06:22 (four months ago) link

iirc the rockets kept him on an extremely short leash and i wondered if they were gonna cut him. then he went from 10/2/6 in miami to 18/8/3.

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Monday, 3 May 2021 06:32 (four months ago) link

Congrats Forks, and thanks for making it all happen Spottie.

I liked my team at the outset but the injury bug hit us hard. LeBron going down was the death knell.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 3 May 2021 14:32 (four months ago) link

I think it'll be a few days before I stop checking my players' stats...sabonis had 32/19/9 and 3 steals and it's doing nothing for me!

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 02:05 (four months ago) link

Hah same. Withdrawals are real.

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 03:28 (four months ago) link

Lol I just picked up melo

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 07:31 (four months ago) link

four months pass...

it’s starting to feel like fall where I live so I thought I’d bump this to see if we wanted to get the wheels in motion for 21-22

Clay, Wednesday, 15 September 2021 23:26 (six days ago) link

im v interested but i want to actually be at the draft this time lol

class project pat (m bison), Thursday, 16 September 2021 00:43 (five days ago) link

I want forks to be there too >:(

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 16 September 2021 01:20 (five days ago) link

we shd do a zoom with jay bilas style commentary too

class project pat (m bison), Thursday, 16 September 2021 01:43 (five days ago) link

it would be a mistake not to do that

Clay, Thursday, 16 September 2021 01:55 (five days ago) link

Yah I’m down and I’ll run it again if everyone is cool w that. Yahoo has a new webcam option for drafts so we can do it live baby. Ill set a date as we get closer. Let me know if you’re in on here and we’ll see where we’re at and how many we need to recruit.

a talented ‘Rebel’ with Balls (Spottie), Thursday, 16 September 2021 02:32 (five days ago) link

auto-drafters will be punished

a talented ‘Rebel’ with Balls (Spottie), Thursday, 16 September 2021 02:33 (five days ago) link

lol yes i am going to wear my very best draft suit and hire a guy to play adam silver and shake my hand after every pick

Clay, Thursday, 16 September 2021 02:35 (five days ago) link

i'm in and will absolutely be autodrafting

bison better be on cam w an vintage Bruce Bowen jersey

a talented ‘Rebel’ with Balls (Spottie), Thursday, 16 September 2021 02:37 (five days ago) link

i have vintage duncan and ginobili, bowen was not a spurs draft pick and also fuck that guy

class project pat (m bison), Thursday, 16 September 2021 03:08 (five days ago) link

Ok that will do

a talented ‘Rebel’ with Balls (Spottie), Thursday, 16 September 2021 21:46 (five days ago) link

If I've never played fantasy of any type, and don't know anything about hoops, would this be fun?

Taliban! (PBKR), Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:53 (five days ago) link

absolutely

Clay, Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:59 (five days ago) link

Can I have 5 Simmonses? He fills up the box score and I think this is the year he really puts it all together.

Taliban! (PBKR), Thursday, 16 September 2021 23:02 (five days ago) link

i'm in

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 17 September 2021 13:35 (four days ago) link


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