coffeeman wrote: DVauthrin wrote:
RedHopeful wrote:That's funny you bring this up Fenris because Jim and I discussed this exact thing last night and came to the same conclusion.
It's not just a good idea, it's the way it's done in the NBA. 2nd round draft picks in the NBA do not have guaranteed contracts. Teams have to sign their second round picks after the draft.[/quote
I know I don't generally contribute to this discussion but I have had the same thoughts and I strongly agree. I not ony don't like my 2nd round's pick's salary counting now but unless his preseason proves he will contribute a lot my guy will get cut. If he can't even make my team why should half his salary count against my $ this year. And if I cut him a nominal amount will count next year. Goofy.
I think the difference between NBA signing 2nd round picks and a 16-team fantasy league signing picks has to do with the number of available FAs in our league. We just need roughly half the players in the NBA to fill out rosters in our entire league. Stats come down to playing time, and the playing time a typical 2nd rounder will get in his first year is going to be less than a good number of FAs available to our teams.
I am not sure if warrants a change next season, but I would say that generally, we are currently forced to sign/roster players (or take a small cap hit) that will generally contribute less to our team than available FAs.
The advantage of owning rights to a rookie, obviously, is their potential and being able to hold on to them for a number of years if they flourish. So maybe it would be worthwhile talking about making signing 2nd round picks optional next year.
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