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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby silentjim » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:10 am

How about: I have a real life and don't have time to talk about how I've won the BOSF before and Redhopeful hasn't? :-D :-D :-D
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby jphanned » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:13 am

silentjim wrote:How about: I have a real life and don't have time to talk about how I've won the BOSF before and Redhopeful hasn't? :-D :-D :-D


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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby RedHopeful » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:14 am

jphanned wrote:
RedHopeful wrote:Jimmy must be too ashamed to give us a write-up. :-B


His write-ups for picks 1-6: "The other Cafe guys wouldn't let me take Andrew Bynum, so I had to settle for ___ instead."

His write-ups for picks 8-14: "I couldn't draft Andrew Bynum again, so I settled for ___ instead."

Someone just got some feedback -- JESTER! :-B

silentjim wrote:How about: I have a real life and don't have time to talk about how I've won the BOSF before and Redhopeful hasn't? :-D :-D :-D

Well, considering you've been playing in all these leagues around here longer than I have, it's impressive that you've got 1 win... :-B :-B :-B
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby silentjim » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:16 am

jphanned wrote:
silentjim wrote:How about: I have a real life and don't have time to talk about how I've won the BOSF before and Redhopeful hasn't? :-D :-D :-D


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If I knew what this referenced I might be laughing. But it's weird when I don't understand it. :-B
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby jphanned » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:20 am

Only the most epic moment in GAME OF THRONES history.
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby Fenris-77 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:30 am

jphanned wrote:Only the most epic moment in GAME OF THRONES history.

I wasn't sure it was possible to like you more than I did, but I do now. ;-D

Hoo-rah for all the FBC participants, and may none of you be eaten by a dragon before you've locked up a top 5 finish. :-D
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby geodbear » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:44 am

jphanned wrote:
RedHopeful wrote:Jimmy must be too ashamed to give us a write-up. :-B


His write-ups for picks 1-6: "The other Cafe guys wouldn't let me take Andrew Bynum, so I had to settle for ___ instead."

His write-ups for picks 8-14: "I couldn't draft Andrew Bynum again, so I settled for ___ instead."


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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby silentjim » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:11 pm

1.15 (15) Anthony Davis - Pretty easily my best pick of the draft (not counting Bynum). His only negative impact stats are threes and assists and I see him as a lock for top 10 per game and he can potentially push ahead of everyone but the fairly obvious top 5. Great return on pick 15 and I'm thinking as we get more ADPs and more people drafting there's no way you see the Brow fall to 15 in most drafts. Having Davis fall here, almost made picking at 15 seem like a good thing. I'll be extremely happy with 15 points, 9 boards, 0 threes, 1 assist, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 1.5 TOs, and 52% from the floor and 76% from the line.

2.02 (18) Dirk Nowitzki - Anyone that knows me, knows I love maximizing value and with no clear cut glaring player to take here it's already time to establish a strategy and team direction. Knowing I wouldn't pick again till pick 47, I decided that tanking assists to start for sure made the most sense since that was one of Brow's major weaknesses. I think Dirk can put up solid top 20 value fairly easily as a floor and everything after that is gravy. Take out assists and steals (which I decided to abandon after) and you've got a top 10 player as a worst case scenario, which I'm down with in a 16 team league. Having my two first picks being extremely efficient in the %s and TOs is something I wasn't expecting.

3.15 (47) Chandler Parsons - This pick was probably one of the more difficult ones at the time since I was trying to strengthen strengths and limit my weaknesses. What I liked was the potential for scoring, threes, rebounds, and FG% from someone who could play SF. The Dwight Howard situation is a little scary, but I see a few scenarios happening where Parsons can either score less and hit more threes, etc, that still gives him solid value here. The fact he'll play major minutes also helps. It's funny to me that his FT% isn't great, but I'm in the camp that believes A) he'll shoot above 70% and B) he won't shoot enough to make a huge difference anyway.

4.02 (50) Jonas Valanciunas - If you're going to have a big team build and win the efficiency stats, Jonas Valanciunas is probably the way to go. I needed blocks that came without a debilitating FT% and Val not only does that, but does it extremely well. He could be the player found on the most successful teams this season not named Lebron or Durant. With the offense funneling through him in Toronto the skys are limitless, but even tempered expectations mean a no assist and steal team just landed a first round talent in the 4th round.

5.15 (79) Danny Green - Not the sexiest pick, but fits my team and I think he's good value here. Threes are an easy stat to pick up off waivers, but they come at huge disadvantages in other cats usually, so I was willing to reach a bit if necessary to land someone who should easily drain 2+ a game. If he can score more or even rebound a few balls from the SG spot, even better.

6.02 (82) Kyle Korver - Another perfect fit for team at a great value. Points are scarce in a 16 team league, but either way Korver should be good for almost 2.5 threes a game and rebounds well for SG/SF eligible player. I'm thinking the addition of Millsap in Atlanta gives Korver even more open looks and he keeps his FG% and can get into the 12-14 point range.

7.15 (111) Andrew Bynum - So I wanted to take Andrew Bynum at either of my picks prior to this, but as you can tell, the rest of my team mates were hugely against it. Apparently they always no better than me, because the good part was, he made it back to me anyway. In a 16 team league its tough because you obviously want to avoid injury, but you also want to make calculated gambles. Per game based on my projections I have Bynum being a mid to late second rounder when tanking steals and assists. In cumulative if I assume he only plays 41 games, I have him as a late 7th to early 8th round pick, right where I drafted him. Clearly there's a lot of room there for fantasy goodness, but the opposite can be said as well. If he goes MIA all season then I got nothing. Only time will tell, but I'm planning on him missing some games to say the least.

8.02 (114) Jamal Crawford - Potentially my least interesting pick of the whole draft. Once I decided early on tank assists and steals and you look at PG eligible players who don't do that and contribute nicely to your strengths, the list pretty much becomes Jamal Crawford. 14 points, 1.5 threes, and PG eligibility is what I want and need from him.

9.15 (143) Amare Stoudemire - If everyone else will avoid the injury players, than I guess that means I'll take them. :-D Between Amare and Bynum I'm hoping I can get a solid 82 games played and anymore will mean my sacrificial ceremony I performed worked. Same thing with Amare, that per game I have him a mid 5th rounder and cumulative about a 7th rounder if he misses a quarter of the season. If he can average 12 points, 5 boards, 1 block and decent %s I'll be a happy man.

10.02 (146) Martell Webster - Another wing who shoots the three and rebounds well. I think we're developing a pattern here. The injuries in Washington definitely make me feel even better too.

11.15 (175) Randy Foye - When I made this pick my starting lineup was set and I needed backups and having a second PG eligible player was more important than what would be my fifth center. I was hoping to take Foye and the Brand, but of course Brand got taken right after. Oh well. With Foye you get what you expect, and if he doesn't settle in quickly to his role in Denver or play a 6th man role depending on things flush out I might need to jump ship. Hopefully he likes the offense.

12.02 (178) Glen Davis - As I mentioned I really wanted Brand here, but it didn't happen. At this point in the draft you're really looking for categorical specialists and eligibility. With a plethora of injury prone centers, taking another injured one made sense (hahaha). I really needed some points and boards, and Davis fits that.

13.15 (207) Nate Robinson - You never really know with Nate, which is why I took a stab at him. There's a lot of unknown and new stuff happening in Denver and just like Foye he could be great at points of the season even if not the whole thing.

14.02 (210) Al Harrington - Wanted to take Mullens, but got talked out of that as well. With Okafor already hurt, there should be some playing time to be had in the front court in Washington and lets face it, but Nene is going to be hurt for sure as well. I think Harrington is off of most people's radars, but he could be a sneaky play. If he can come anywhere near 20-ish minutes a game than I might have gotten a good steal, but if he's on the back end of the bench than see you later Al.
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby bokzg » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:13 pm

At a glance, I rank the teams from best-to-worst as geodbear, jphanned, redhopeful, and silentjim

geodbear: Getting D12, Sanders and Drummond is great for this build. I think Ellis, Green, and Mayo were very good picks for the reasons you took them, and I think Gordon was a solid gamble at that point in the draft for the same kind of production. My only concern is that drafting D12 hurts a lot in TOs since you're getting so many from a roster spot that is supposed to be strong in that category, and the high-scoring guards you took have a lot of TO potential as well. That leaves the team punting FT%, AST, and TOs, and it's scary to top out at 6-3 per week.

jphanned: I like a lot of the players drafted, and it looks like you'll be solid in most categories. I'm a bit concerned about the scoring as Curry is the only solid elite scorer in my opinion. Thadd, Hawes and Bledsoe will have lots of opportunities to score, but all three have been largely complementary players for most of their careers. Pierce is as elite as they come, but there are concerns with usage and less time on the floor. I'd also be worried about assists because Curry is the only player I expect to produce well in that category. I like the strategy of being just strong enough in BLK to beat the punters, and think you got enough production to do it.

redhopeful: Similar to Justin's team, I like most of the players drafted. Looks like a small ball team with shotblocking, which is interesting. I know Love was probably the right pick at that point, but I'd hate to have to hang so much on a player who has played so little recently.

silentjim: I liked the team strategy and build until the Bynum pick :) It's not that I think Bynum was not a good gamble there, but I don't really like where your draft went from that point on. Amare and Big Baby will not be playing for a while and will have to fight for minutes when they do come back. None of the rest are guaranteed minutes or opportunities.

Caveat: It's still hard for me to gauge teams in such a large league, so take all of this with a significant grain of salt :-b
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby bokzg » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:15 pm

Btw, any non-Cafe teams you guys like? It'd be interesting to get your perspective on some of the competition.
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