RedHopeful wrote:Sounds fine but going forward, how do we want to handle all international players? Only be allowed to draft them when they actually enter the NBA or be able to put some kind of rights on them regardless on when they come to the States?
I think we should be able to draft them in their draft year, otherwise they count as free agents. A team can takre their chances in the year he available, but after that it's as if he'd gone undrafted (which in our league he did) which means he's a FA and not available in the rookie draft.
That said, I also think we should stick with the NBA here and take off the cap hold once that player is under contract outside the NBA. I suppose that the team that drafts him would be forced to add him to the roster and pay him rookie scale whenever he does get to the NBA though.
I'm starting to be not in favour of 'slots' of any kind that are tracked outside of Yahoo. I like the simplicity f using the Y! interface to check the FA pool. If we reduce the active slots (or go weekly) guys will have the bench space to carry rookies and this won't be an issue (plus my suggestion above about drafted players not playing in the NBA).