now that auction is over i was hoping we could discuss our strategies heading into the auction. this was a learning experience for all of us and i'm very curious to see what you guys had planned for the auction
as for myself, my goal was to get one of the cp3, lbj or kd (kd was my favorite because i figured i had best chance at getting him for 3 years out of the 3) and then go after players that i see as bargains to complete the rosters. i wasn't expecting to have more then 1 or maybe 2 top 30 guys on my team because i expected them to be overvalued, which proved to be correct assumption. because almost all of us spent huge amount of cap space for the top players, some great contributors went on for bargain prices at mid-stages of the auction. after all 3 of my targets got into 2 year region i decided to pass on them but couldn't resist driving up the price a little as i was sure that there will be guys willing to pay whatever it takes to get the studs. finally i chickened out of the driving up and bid 4*20M on deron who was the best consolation prize available. maybe i could have gotten him cheaper but decided not to risk somebody else making this offer and forcing me to either pass on him too or go into 3 year territory. then the draft was stopped, some offers were voided and i ended up with a high bid on kd and deron. driving up the price blew up in my face as i was left with less then 15M to complete my roster. at that point i adopted a new strategy. i decided to go after 5 cats each week. i knew it probably won't be enough to make the playoffs but at least it should give me decent chance at being near top ten which should help me out in free agency next year and give me better lottery chances. i targeted fg%, ft%, 3s, assists because they were the strengths of my two acquired players and hoped to be better then most in tos due to having only 3-4 players who contributed many of those. jj and ben gordon fit into that strategy (they bring some assists, 3s, ft%). rest of my squad had to be filled with min offers, so i chose players who might be able to actually contribute something at some point this season. along the way i picked up 3 cheap shot-blockers in order to attempt to win blocks from time to time, against the teams who are tanking them. there you have my grand strategy. i should point out, that i forgot about expansion completely during the auction so i'm facing the prospect of losing one or 2 of my top 4 players in it, but i'm still willing to go through with it
so let's have some more posts here
so there you have it. next year i'm gonna have 5-6M in cap space after the draft so i should be able to get a decent free agent so i'll be in much better position to compete and hopefully have a good chance of resigning kd after year two.
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