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Re: League Roster

Postby coffeeman » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:44 pm

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Re: Official Vote Thread

Postby KalElen » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:17 pm

final vote results:
1.
a) 13
b) 3
Roster changes: daily

2.
a) 10
b) 6
Lottery weights (we are proceeding under the assumption that we will have 8 teams in the play-offs):
anitanking wigths
1st in the play-offs gets 16th pick
2nd 15th pick
4th 14th pick
6th 13th pick
8th 12th pick
3rd in the play-offs gets 2% chance to win the lottery
5th in the play-offs gets 4% chance to win the lottery
7th in the play-offs gets 2% chance to win the lottery
3rd, 5th and 7th get those odds to give those who get eliminated from running for the title something to play for
9th -12th in the regular season standings get 12% chance to win the lottery
13th -16th in the regular season standings get 11% chance to win the lottery


3.
a) 2
b) 0
c) 14
Draft: hybrid auction
it also is very similar to a) with 2 differences: a) when a gm bids on a certain player and decides to go over the max (20m) that bid would count against the cap only in year one, in year 2 it would go down to agreed max of 20m. this way no one can bid 40m per on a player, over 4 years and destroy his team for such a long time. he is still handicapped by being left with just 25m to come up with the rest of his roster in the bidding/draft; b) if a gm goes over the max he can no longer offer 4 year contract. if his offer is in the 20-30m range he has to offer 3 year contract (initial bid of 20-30m in year one, 20m in years 2 and 3). if his offer is in the 30-40m range he can only offer 2 year contract (initial bid of 30-40m in year one, 20m in year 2). if he offers 40m+ he can only offer one year contract. these contract length restrictions serve as additional punishment in order to discourage gms from going over the max


4.
a) 4
b) 12
Minimum salary: 44M season and 10M off-season minimum salary limit

5.
a) 2
b) 14
Waiving rules: waived player's salary counts against team's cap 75% the first year and 50% for subsequent years

6.
a) 9
b) 2
c) 5
Salary cap rewards: no rewards
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Official rules thread

Postby KalElen » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:23 pm

general rules and notes

-h2h league

-cats: standard 9 cat league (fg%, ft%, 3ptm, pts, reb, ast, stl, blk, to)

-provider - yahoo

-daily roster changes

-play-off format: 8 teams make the play-offs

-veto - league vote, half of the league has to veto the trade in order for veto to become official

-order of picking in the college draft will be determined by lottery

-all off-season and salary related business will be conducted on the league forum here at the cafe

-no can't cut list

-trade deadline - yahoo default

-ultimate goal when i started thinking about this league was to have 30 teams so expansion next year is likely, providing that worthy candidates come forward. expansion will be gradual

-this league is played all through the year. you are not required to be on call 24/7 but you are required to be reachable all through the year and answer all trade proposals and inquiries as soon as possible. this means that you should warn the rest of the league if you are going to be unreachable over extended period of time and that you should keep checking league site at least once a week

-this league is for committed owners only. everyone who isn't active enough will be replaced. regularly setting lineup is requirement in this league not a sign of sufficient activity; not responding to trade offers is a sign of inactivity

-open tanking, collusion and any other behavior that breaks the rules of sportsmanship will be harshly punished. some of you know that i had to punish managers who didn't follow clearly defined rules in the past, so you can testify that i have no problem with doing it. i don't expect any problems in this league, but i feel it's only fair that i include this warning. speaking of tanking, you are allowed to trade present for future, but you are not allowed to bench players unless you are trying to win certain categories by doing it. this might sound like an obvious thing to most of you, but i've seen it happen in one league where a guy decided to improve his lottery chances by benching his entire team in the last week of regular season. that is not allowed




roster rules

-entire year will be split into 2 periods: season and off-season. in the off-season some of the cap and roster limits are somewhat relaxed

-roster will consist of 9 starters and 3-5 reserves. there will be 3 bench spots and 2 spots on inactive list; players on the inactive list are not allowed to play during the week, unless activated. inactive list can be used to activate a player up to 10 times per season, but players can be deactivated unlimited number of times, providing there is room on it.

-starting roster: pg, sg, g, sf, pf, f, c, c, ut

-during the season every team must be able to start 9 players on any given day, meaning that it needs to be able to cover all positions at the same time

-during the season every team must have between 12 and 14 players under contract and at least 12 players on the active roster at every moment

-during off-season every team must have between 5 and 20 players under contract at every moment

-if a team violates roster or cap restrictions at any point of the season or off-season commish will make the necessary moves (drops and/or pickups) to bring it back within the limits



cap rules

-entire year will be split into 2 periods: season and off-season. in the off-season some of the cap and roster limits are somewhat relaxed


-during the season high bid is accepted after 48h waiting period. during off-season high bid is accepted after 24h waiting period.

-teams can under no circumstances go over the hard cap

-all player salaries will have to be within limits of maximum and minimum salary, set for that part of the season (season/off-season)
during the season all team salary totals have to be within 44M and 80M (hard cap limit)
during the off-season all team salary totals have to be within 10M and 80M (hard cap limit)

-minimum increases and decreases in negotiations and bidding: 100k for contracts starting at less then 2.5M, 250k for contracts starting at 2.5M or more. 10k increase is allowed only if anothr team uses it's max offer to match original team's offer

example: team A has 4M of the mle left, team B has 5M under the cap. team A can match team B's 4M starting salary offer, but in that case team B can increase by 10K to outbid capped out team. however, if team A offered 4M starting salary first, team B would have to outbid by 250K

-at the start of the off-season all teams will be awarded mle. mle lasts for one year. if it is not used up before next off-season starts, it is forfeited. it can not be traded or combined with other exceptions, it can only be used to sign one or more players. mle counts against team's salary cap as one year contract would. at any point of the off-season a team can forfeit remaining mle and receive additional cap space. teams near the hard cap will only receive part of the mle that brings them to the hard cap limit. when the off-season ends and season starts mle can no longer be forfeited. examples:

a) team has 50M in committed salary and mle which means 56M of cap space used up. this means that it can offer no more then 9M to a free agent. team can forfeit mle in order to get to 50M used salary and be able to use 15M for a signing
b) team has 76M in committed salary and unused portion of the mle worth 2M which means 78M of cap space used up. it can forfeit remaining portion of of the mle in order to bring used salary to 76M and be able to take up to 4M of additional salary through trade
c) team has 76M in committed salary at the start of the off-season. it gets mle worth 4M which brings its used salary to the hard cap limit of 80M

-players' salaries for every year have to be rounded to tens of thousands

-after using up or forfeiting mle, teams over the (soft) cap can only offer one year min salary deals to free agents. these offers can be extended only if mle is not available

-if a team is over the (soft) cap limit, or doing a trade that would put it over it, salary it's taking on in the trade must be within 125% + 100k of the salary it's giving up

-team salaries can only go over the soft cap limit, but not over hard cap, under 5 scenarios
1) due to back loaded salaries increasing at the start of the off-season
2) due to signing of a drafted rookie to a rookie scale deal
3) due to offering min deal after mle is used up
4) due to completing a trade that follows trade rules
5) due to resigning free agent on whom bird rights are held

-teams receive bird rights on their own free agent if that player played whole previous season without being waved. this means that teams get bird rights on all free agents who play entire year on one contract, regardless of whether they signed free agent to that contract, or traded for him during season
. bird rights allow teams to go over soft cap when resigning a free agent and to offer up to 15% yearly increases/decreases, as long as it doesn’t exceed maximum/minimum yearly salary limitation. other teams can offer up to 10% increases or decreases with same limitations

-after player's contract runs out at the end of the season, value of the last year of his contract continues to count against his old team's cap in the form of cap hold, if his former team holds bird rights on him. cap hold is removed if one of the following things happens:
1) his former team resigns him to a new deal (if team holds bird rights on the player in question, it can ignore cap hold during resigning bidding)
2) his former team relinquishes a cap hold; this also removes team's bird rights on a player
3) he is signed by a new team
examples:

a) team A has 70M in committed salary and 2 cap holds worth 3M and 2M for players bb and cc, both with bird rights, which means that its used salary is 75M. as long as cap holds are in effect, that team can only use 5M of its mle or bring in additional 5M through trade. but if team decides to resign its bird rights fa bb, it can offer up to 3M (cap hold) + 5M (remaining cap space under the hard cap, which can be used because of bird rights) = 8M starting salary to that fa. let's say bb is resigned for 6M bringing salary number to 76M in committed salary + 2M cap hold for cc = 78M of cap space used up. that leaves max starting salary of 4M for cc
b) team B has 63M in committed salary and a cap hold worth 3M for player dd, which means that its used salary is 66M. let's also say that the team has spent mle. if team decides to resign player dd it can offer max starting salary of 3M + 14M, but it can only offer min contracts to other free agents. if team decides to relinquish the cap hold and bird rights on dd they can now offer max starting salary of 2M (amount bellow soft cap) to dd or any other fa

-when trading future picks conditions have to be clearly defined at the time of the trade
1) teams are allowed to trade picks from next 3 drafts, at any point of the season at which trades are allowed
2) picks have to be owned by a team before they can be traded (you can't trade a pick from a draft in which you have no picks and then try to acquire one from a another team in order to complete previously arranged trade)
3) all kinds of protection are allowed, as long as they are clearly defined (for instance you can trade a pick that is top 10 protected in next draft/top 5 in year after that /top 1 protected in a year 3 so if your picks fall in the protected area 3 years in a row you get to keep them all)
4) future considerations have to be clearly defined and announced at the time of the trade (right to swap 1st pick in the next draft for instance). any future considerations that are not clearly defined will be considered collusion and punished
5) every team has to use their 1st round pick at least once in every 2 years

-when trading, draft picks carry no salary with them, but draft rights to drafted players carry draft pick's salary according to the rookie scale

-during off-season free agency every gm can have no more then 2 players in the fa pool at one time. every gm can nominate up to one of his own players and up to one other player at one time which means there can be up to 24 player in the fa pool at one time

-when offering contracts to free agents:
1) offers within 50% and 100% of the maximum have to be between 2 and 4 years long
2) offers within 25% and 49% of the maximum have to be between 1 and 3 years long
3) offers smaller then 25% of the maximum can go between 1 and 2 years

-team can't match other team's offer to unrestricted free agent, if it's able to outbid it. only situation where repeating existing offer is permitted is if team can't outbid current high offer under cap rules
example: when several teams over the cap are offering full mle or if more teams are offering max contract, for instance

-when a free agent receives more then one contract offer, he is awarded to a team based on next 3 criteria
1) he is awarded to a team that offers the highest average salary
2) if he receives two or more offers with same average salaries, he is awarded to team depending on offered contract length
-if the average salary is between 25% and 100% of the maximum he is awarded to a team that offers the longest contract
-if the average salary is lower then 25% of the maximum he is awarded to a team that offers the shortest contract
3) if 2 or more teams offer same contract length player is awarded to a team based on a point system defined bellow. thinking behind this system is that when weighing offers players are looking for 3 things: to resign with current team, to play on a best team possible, to get as much play time as possible

-team that is trying to resign its own free agent, gets 10 points

-team success:
0) top 5 teams based on regular season standings form the season before last get 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point respectively
1) current play-off winner gets 5 points
2) teams that end up 3rd, 5th and 7th in the play-offs get a point each
3) regular season winner gets 16 points
4) regular season runner up gets 14 points
5) team that ended up 3rd in regular season gets 13 points
6) team that ended up 4th in regular season gets 12 points
...
17) team that ended up 15th in regular season gets 1 point

-play time
1) if team has no players eligible to play fa's position under contract it gets 15 points
2) if team has 1 player eligible to play fa's position under contract it gets 11 points
3) if team has 2 players eligible to play fa's position under contract it gets 6 points
4) if team has 3 players eligible to play fa's position under contract it gets 2 point
5) if team has 4 or more players eligible to play fa's position under contract it gets 0 points
if a player is eligible for multiple positions, position that gives the team best chance to sign him is considered when calculating that teams point total. this means that different teams can attempt to "sign a player for a different position"

team with most points gets the player
in case of a tie:
1) resigning team gets the player
2) team with better regular season record wins
3) team with more pt points wins

-if a team waives a player, waived player's salary counts against team's cap 75% the first year and 50% for subsequent years, regardless of whether that player gets signed by some other team at some point

-if a player plays in 40 games or less over 2 full seasons his team will be allowed to waive him for medical reasons and receive injured player exception (ipe) worth 60% of the waived player's salary. ipe can be used, full or in part, to sign no more then one player and/or rennonced to free up cp space. this can be done as soon as it becomes clear that player will miss required number of games.
example: player misses entire season and then misses first 42 of his team's games during next season

-after player is waived he will automatically be placed on fa list, but the team that dropped him won't be allowed to bid on him or sign him to a one week contract for the rest of the season

-during the season every team can sign up to 40 one week contracts with free agents. one week contracts will count against the cap as min offers. when a player receives one week offer, he immediately accepts it, so there is no bidding on that player until his one week contract runs out. after one week contract is finished, player goes back to fa list and his former team retains no fa rights over him. this means that any team is free to either offer him guaranteed contract or sign him to one week contract. once a player receives guaranteed contract offer and bidding on him starts, he is no longer available to sign a one week contract, until his guaranteed contract is waived or runs out and he goes back to fa list. team can choose to release a player from his 7 day contract even before the contract runs out. at the same time, players on one week contracts can't be placed on the il list. finally after player's one week contract runs out or gets waived, player is ineligible to sign another one week contract for at least one whole day (not just 24h, but one whole day). if player's one week contract runs out on tuesday and he is dropped on tuesday around noon, he can't be signed to another one week contract before thursday 0:01

-all rookies form 2009 draft class on one and two year contracts become modified restricted free agents after their contracts are up. they will be treated as normal restricted free agents, but they won't have qualifying offer which means that their teams would be allowed to relinquish them if nobody bids on them. rookies from 2009 draft class with 3 or 4 year contracts will be treated in the same way as rookies on rookie scale contracts and will go through regular restricted free agency, but without team option on their contracts.
restricted free agency explanation: after a player is nominated for bidding all teams are allowed to bid on him, including the team that holds his qualifying offer. however team that holds player's qual offer gains no advantage during the process of bidding, so it has no incentive to join the bidding. bidding goes same way as in regular free agency including all the rules (tie breakers etc.), until player is won, or if you prefer, until he signs an offer sheet with the highest bidder. at that point his old team will have another 24h to match that winning offer and keep the player. if the old team won the bidding, there can be no matching so he is signed straight away.

-if team a attempts to make a move that puts its salary over the hard cap limit, commish is required to intervene and block that attempt. trade and/or fa signing will be automatically vetoed.

-if a team can't meet roster requirements (either in roster size or in covering positions) without going over the hard cap, at any point of the season, commish will add best (per basketballmonster rankings) available players (other teams will be allowed to bid on those players before they are awarded to offending team) for min salary in order to meet requirements and then drop a player (or minimal number of players if no one player does the job) to ww from offending team's roster, whose salary puts the team over the hard cap. as further punishment offending team's hard cap in the coming season will be reduced by amount that it was exceeded during the offense

SALARY NUMBERS

soft cap 65M

hard cap 80M

max salary for a single year: 20M

min salary for a single year: 250k

minimum team salary during the season: 44M

minimum team salary during the off-season: 10M

mle: 6M (can be used on one or more players)

rookie scale:
1st pick 4.5M 5M [5.5M 6M if team option is exercised]
2nd pick 4M 4.5M [5M 5.5M if team option is exercised]
3rd pick 3.5M 4M [4.5M 5M if team option is exercised]
4th pick 3M 3.5M [4M 4.5M if team option is exercised]
5th pick 2.5M 3M [3.5M 4M if team option is exercised]
6th-10th picks 2M 2.5M [3M 3.5M if team option is exercised]
11th-16th picks 1M 1.5M [2M 2.5M if team option is exercised]
2nd rounders 500k [500k 750k if team option is exercised]

all former 1st round picks become restricted free agents after they complete the 3rd season of their rookie contracts (only possible if their team picked team option after 2nd season of the rookie contract)
all former 2nd round picks become restricted free agents after they complete the 2nd season of their rookie contracts (only possible if their team picked team option after 1st season of the rookie contract)

ROOKIE DRAFT

1st in the play-offs gets 16th pick
2nd 15th pick
4th 14th pick
6th 13th pick
8th 12th pick
3rd in the play-offs gets 2% chance to win the lottery
5th in the play-offs gets 4% chance to win the lottery
7th in the play-offs gets 2% chance to win the lottery
3rd, 5th and 7th get those odds to give those who get eliminated from running for the title something to play for
9th -12th in the regular season standings get 12% chance to win the lottery
13th -16th in the regular season standings get 11% chance to win the lottery
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VOID - First 8 guy Auction - VOID

Postby KalElen » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:44 am

let the games begin
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2. LeBron James

Postby KalElen » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:45 am

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3. Dwyane Wade

Postby KalElen » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:45 am

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4. Kevin Durant

Postby KalElen » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:46 am

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5. Danny Granger

Postby KalElen » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:46 am

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6. Kobe Bryant

Postby KalElen » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:47 am

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7. Dirk Nowitzki

Postby KalElen » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:47 am

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