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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby jphanned » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:53 pm

bokzg wrote: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.


Very valid critiques. I made a concerted effort to go after some decent scorers later in the draft. It may not seem like it, but Knight, Hickson, Dunleavy, and even Rush are high-point options relative to the other players drafted in their range. In a league this deep, once you get past pick 8/9, the available player pool is littered with specialist types who struggle to score in double-digits. Actually have myself projected as the one of the three or four best teams in terms of points scored.

Assists are definitely weaker. That was the trade-off I guess with taking Bledsoe in Rd3 instead of a more traditional PG. A lot of teams will outright punt assists from the get-go in leagues that are this deep since quality PG's are few and far between, so that means I can approach the category the same way I did blocks. I may not be able to stack up against the CP3, Deron, and Rose built squads, but I should be able to knock off at least half the teams in the league.

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


Other squads I expect to be in the mix: Buser (by virtue of KD), So-Tex, and dcdoorknob.
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby silentjim » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:11 pm

jphanned wrote:Assists are definitely weaker. That was the trade-off I guess with taking Bledsoe in Rd3 instead of a more traditional PG. A lot of teams will outright punt assists from the get-go in leagues that are this deep since quality PG's are few and far between, so that means I can approach the category the same way I did blocks. I may not be able to stack up against the CP3, Deron, and Rose built squads, but I should be able to knock off at least half the teams in the league.


This is something that's very important in big leagues like this where clearly you're going to have to punt some categories to be competitive. This means even if you're weaker in certain cats than you'd like, there's still a handful of other teams that you're going to blow out of the water. We've said this time and time again, but beating someone by 1 assist or 1,000 still only earns you one win. When teams go insanely heavy in certain cats, its best too simply acknowledge you aren't going to beat them there, but can beat them in x amount of other categories.
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby geodbear » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:00 pm

jphanned wrote:Other squads I expect to be in the mix: Buser (by virtue of KD), So-Tex, and dcdoorknob.


I agree with that. So-Tex's finish will depend on how Rondo gets back this season. He may also have the only team which I could win against in ft% if things align right (he's got Smith, Griffin, Rondo, and Iguodala among his top players).
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby RedHopeful » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:59 am

geodbear wrote:
jphanned wrote:Other squads I expect to be in the mix: Buser (by virtue of KD), So-Tex, and dcdoorknob.


I agree with that. So-Tex's finish will depend on how Rondo gets back this season. He may also have the only team which I could win against in ft% if things align right (he's got Smith, Griffin, Rondo, and Iguodala among his top players).

Agreed, and I'd throw KB89 into the mix. CF could also challenge for the playoffs if things work out in his favor.
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby jphanned » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:13 am

Update through Week 8:

1 silentJIM | FBC 46-25-1 .646 -
2 jphanned | FBC 46-26-0 .639 0.5
3 Redhopeful | FBC 42-30-0 .583 4.5
4 BSH/darkyume - RW 39-32-1 .549 7
5 seattle - RK 38-33-1 .535 8
6 geodbear | FBC 38-34-0 .528 8.5
7 krupocin - RW 36-35-1 .507 10
8 Cap. - Monster 36-36-0 .500 10.5
9 Code of Hammurabi-RW 36-36-0 .500 10.5
10 KB89 - RK 35-36-1 .493 11
11 Hailfire-Monster 33-39-0 .458 13.5
12 mbuser - Monster 32-39-1 .451 14
13 So-Tex - Monster 32-40-0 .444 14.5
14 dcdoorknob - RK 29-41-2 .417 16.5
15 Denbo32 - Rotoworld 28-42-2 .403 17.5
16 CF - RK 24-46-2 .347 21.5

Cafe: 0 GB
Rotoworld: 31.5 GB
Basketball Monster: 39 GB
RotoKingdom: 43.5 GB


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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby RedHopeful » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:56 am

And this year we changed the format a bit -- top 6 make the playoffs.
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby Dutch » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:08 pm

So where is the update guys?
You guys are doing some serious kickass so far this year.
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby Dutch » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:13 pm

Also no Realgm this year?
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby jphanned » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:42 pm

Update through Week 14:

1 jphanned | FBC 80-45-1 .639 0-0-0 -
2 silentJIM | FBC 76-47-3 .615 0-0-0 3
3 Redhopeful | FBC 73-52-1 .583 0-0-0 7
4 Code of Hammurabi-RW 67-59-0 .532 0-0-0 13.5
5 krupocin - RW 65-59-2 .524 0-0-0 14.5
6 mbuser - Monster 63-61-2 .508 0-0-0 16.5
7 seattle - RK 62-61-3 .504 0-0-0 17
8 BSH/darkyume - RW 60-62-4 .492 0-0-0 18.5
9 geodbear | FBC 60-65-1 .480 0-0-0 20
10 Denbo32 - Rotoworld 57-66-3 .464 0-0-0 22
11 Cap. - Monster 58-67-1 .464 0-0-0 22
12 KB89 - RK 57-68-1 .456 0-0-0 23
13 So-Tex - Monster 56-68-2 .452 0-0-0 23.5
14 dcdoorknob - RK 54-69-3 .440 0-0-0 25
15 Hailfire-Monster 53-70-3 .433 0-0-0 26
16 CF - RK 50-72-4 .413 0-0-0 28.5

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Basketball Monster 58 GB
RotoKingdom 63.5 GB
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Re: 2013-14 Battle of the Sports Forums

Postby jphanned » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:44 pm

Dutch wrote:Also no Realgm this year?


They finished last place among the four forums last year, so they were replaced by Rotoworld. They'll be back in BOSF next year though replacing whichever forum finishes last this year.
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