Da Ruhl wrote:
Correct, but the rules state that you have to raise the prior bid (of 0) by at least 0.1M, which makes 0.1M the de facto (if not de jure) minimum.
Moreover, even if you argue that this logic is incorrect, inserting a minimum contract of 0.25M is still changing the written
That all said, again not a big deal. Small $ value and it is clearly in good faith to repair an accidental omission. So I'm really not all that jazzed up about it.
Hope we can move on now!
These are pretty small, unimportant points on balance.
I sent DR a pm about this, but I just wanted to make sure we're all clear about it here.
written in the rules that the minimum BYS of ANY
contract can NOT
be less than 0.25M. Section 3.2 states (I've bolded the wording in question):
3.2 VETERAN CONTRACTS
Veteran contracts result from the Free Agent bidding process. The rules that govern these contracts are as follows:
A contract (C) is described completely by 3 variables:
1. Base year salary (BYS) in millions of dollars
2. Contract length in years (N)
3. Percentage of BYS for annual raise/reduction (r)
C must be rounded to the nearest $10,000 (0.01M). Numbers ending in 0.001 - 0.004 may be rounded down, 0.005 - 0.009 are rounded up.
There is no maximum BYS*. The minimum BYS is 0.25M
The maximum r is ± 10% (± 15% with bird rights).
The annual salary increase/decrease is a fixed amount; BYS x r
The restrictions on N are:
If BYS is greater or equal to 10M, N must be 2-4.
If BYS is within the range 5M – 9.99M, N must be 1-3.
If BYS is less than 5M, N must be 1 or 2.
Example 1: BYS = 6, N = 3, r = 10%; C = 19.8M (6 + 6.6 + 7.2)
Example 2: BYS = 16, N =4, r = -5%; C = 59.2M (16 + 15.2 + 14.4 + 13.6)
Note: C = 0.5N.(2.BYS + (N-1).BYS.r)
*Contracts over 20M represent a substantial commitment and should not be taken on lightly. Kevin Durant’s historic 2012/13 fantasy season can be valued at around $30. Managers should be aware that offering contracts of this magnitude are very unlikely to constitute good value in the vast majority of cases.
So basically, a player's contract can NOT
have a BYS of LESS THAN 0.25M.
Therefore, if a player has a ONE YEAR CONTRACT
, by default, the BYS IS
that one year...and by default, that BYS can be NO LESS THAN 0.25M.
Because of this, a player's auction can not start at "0". It starts at "0.25M" by default, then goes up by "0.1M" increments until it hits the next tier, and so on, and so on. Auctions during the season will work the same way, but with different time constraints.
So nothing was "lost" during updates, and no "rules changes", written or otherwise, are necessary. Just a simple misunderstanding.
I just wanted to bring it to light though, in case anyone else wasn't too clear on the matter.