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0 Subject: RIHC 2011-12: Getting started

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Mon, Nov 28, 2011, 10:30

It’s time to begin organizing the RIHC leagues.

The RIHC managers have all been invited, and all have accepted. My invitation guidelines were to give initial priority to the top 4 RIHC teams (excluding me), the teams finishing 1-3 in each AAA league, the winner of the AA league, and me.

Here is the list of the 12 RIHC managers for 2011-12:
Top 4 RIHC: Florian, Skinneej, Gescom, Toral
Top 3 AAA1: Deejay, Jaydog, Swinganamiss
Top 3 AAA2: Da Bomb, reeb, Dave R
AA winner: Great One
Me

I expect the draft to take place during starting on or around Dec. 15. Prior to that, we will go through the usual process of selecting our draft order. I do not plan any changes to the league rules, which I will post shortly. If anyone thinks that a rule change is warranted, please speak up ASAP.

The league will be hosted at Yahoo. We will continue to use the draft software at Draftime.com (formerly kafenatid.net). With the software enhancements made last winter (including round-specific queues), I expect the length of the draft to be shorter than in past seasons.

I will open up a thread for qualifying leagues in a moment.
1Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Nov 28, 2011, 10:32
Here are the basic rules (copied from last year’s opening post). I don’t recall any changes made last year, but please correct me if I have forgotten something – particularly with regard to the injury slot rules:

Roster Positions (12/3/2): PG, SG, G, G, PF, SF, F, F, C, C, Util, Util, BN, BN, BN, DL, DL
Stat Categories (8): FG%, FT%, 3PTM, PTS, REB, AST, ST, BLK
Max games per position: 84 (to be adjusted for 2011-12)
Roster moves: Daily

Three bench slots are available to hold any player. Two additional bench slots will be enabled, but are restricted as “injury slots”, hereafter abbreviated as “IS”.

Special rules regarding the injury slots:
An NBA player shall be eligible to fill an IS if he is listed in any “informed” source as being injured more seriously than “day-to-day”. Examples of acceptable information sources include (but are not limited to):
RotoWire
RotoWorld
RotoTimes
ESPN
NBA.com
Newspaper stories (citing facts, not speculation).

Once a player appears in an NBA game, he is no longer eligible to fill an IS, even if a published source fails to remove his listing. When a player is no longer IS eligible, the team shall have a limited amount of time to remove that player from the IS, as defined below.

If a manager wishes to move a player into an IS but cannot find a confirming source, he may request that the Commissioner approve the designation. The Commissioner shall use his best judgment in making such a determination.

If any manager believes that another team has improperly moved a player into an IS, he may file a protest with the Commissioner. If any manager disagrees with a Commissioner ruling, he may request a league vote. Six votes shall be required to overturn any Commissioner ruling related to an IS.

Each Wednesday, the Commissioner shall review all rosters to assure that any filled injury slots are appropriate. In the event that an IS is improperly filled, the Commissioner will notify the manager of the violation via the email link at the Yahoo site. The notified manager will have 48 hours to correct the roster or to provide a satisfactory explanation. If a breach remains uncorrected 48 hours after notice, the Commissioner shall have the authority to drop a bench player in order to bring the roster into conformance. The player dropped will be based upon the Commissioner’s judgment as to the best interests of the impacted team.

The Commissioner shall have the latitude to extend the time for curing a breach if he knows that the manager is unreachable and/or unavailable to make the adjustment.

No player which is in an IS slot may be placed in a starting slot on any day unless the bench has been cleared of that injury slot, or unless another player is eligible to replace that player in the vacated IS. In the event of a violation, the Commissioner may elect to void any stats generated by improperly activated player.

As before, no player may be picked up as a free agent and immediately placed in an IS. Free agent additions are only IS eligible 10 days after pickup, unless the player has appeared in an NBA game after the pickup and the IS eligibility occurred thereafter.

2Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 17:52
I'm juggling a lot of balls this week, but we'll need to get started picking our draft sequence soon - maybe tomorrow.

I'm still leaning toward a Dec. 15th start date for the draft.

At last check, reeb still had not signed up for the draft at draftime.com. Everyone else has.
3Valkyrie
      Dude
      ID: 47042413
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 19:47
Will the draft be a snake draft or a Bonzai/3rd round reversal draft?
4Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 21:29
Snake.
5Valkyrie
      Dude
      ID: 47042413
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 21:39
Thanks for the prompt response.
6Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 10:14
I've set the max games per slot to 68. This is consistent with the prior rule (84), which was 2 more than the number of games per team.
7reeb@work
      Dude
      ID: 561124720
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 12:06
I'm signed up.
8Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 17:34
Time to start selecting our draft order.

I’ll start with the following alphabetical list of RotoGuru names:

Da Bomb
Dave R
Deejay
Florian
Gescom
Great One
Guru
jaydog
reeb
Skinneej
Swinganamiss
Toral

Next, I will generate two sets of random integer from 1-12. I’ll do this on random.org, and have emails automatically sent to Jaydog, Da Bomb, and reeb for audit purposes. (I picked them because they have gmail accounts, and gmail won’t reject email originating from the rotoguru server.) The first set of integers will lined up next to the alphabetical list, and then the names will be resorted on numerical order. The second set of random numbers will then be lined up next to that list, which will determine the order for selecting our draft sequence.

Stand by…

9Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 17:38
set 1: 4 2 9 10 6 5 3 12 8 7 1 11

set 2: 9 2 8 1 7 12 11 6 4 3 10 5
10Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 17:40
Here's the order:

1 Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3 Florian
4 Deejay
5 jaydog
6 reeb
7 Great One
8 Guru
9 Swinganamiss
10 Toral
11 Skinneej
12 Gescom

Feel free to check my work. (Looks almost alphabetical!)
11Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 17:45
OK, We can start immediately. There is no time limit (within reason), but if we go for more than 24 hours without a response, I'll probably skip by that person.

Draft order will be a standard snake, with even numbered rounds in reverse order. The draft will be 15 rounds. Following the draft, waiver priorities will be set equal to the even numbered round order.

Da Bomb, you get the first choice.
12Da Bomb
      Donor
      ID: 487112814
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 20:16
I'll take the first pick.
On my phone so hard to make the chart. Dave R is up.
13Dave R
      SuperDude
      ID: 3010361110
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 07:15
1 Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
14Florian
      ID: 549221910
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 09:31
1 Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3 Florian
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
15Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 10:01
In 8 years of RIHC history, the team picking #1 has never finished in the top 3 in the final standings, and has only finished in the top half of the league 3 times.

In six of the 8 years, the league winners selected 6-9.
16weykool
      ID: 21114561
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 10:24
Now you tell Da Bomb?
17Great One
      ID: 574139
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 12:21
I won the RIHC AA league last year without a single player I drafted on my team still there at the end.
18Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 12:33
Maybe the #1 picker is due?
19deejay
      ID: 21148215
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 17:17
oops i was not aware lol.
I'll take: #4
20Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 17:53
1 Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3 Florian
4 deejay
5 jaydog
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

reeb is up.
21reeb
      Dude
      ID: 561124720
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 04:49
1 Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3 Florian
4 deejay
5 jaydog
6 reeb
7
8
9
10
11
12

22Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 08:53
Great One picked #12 by email.

1 Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3 Florian
4 deejay
5 jaydog
6 reeb
7
8
9 Guru
10
11
12 Great One

Swinganamiss is next
23Toral
      ID: 010321615
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 15:52
I'm after swinganamiss. Please give me the highest slot left.

Toral
24Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 16:58
I assume "highest" means the lowest number?
25Skinneej
      ID: 26914279
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 17:13
Ha I thought the same thing - sounds like 11th to me! :)
27Toral
      ID: 010321615
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 17:17
Geez, I can't trust you guyz to perform the simplest task, or even pick within 12 hours. ]

Yes --lowest number.

Toral
28Toral
      ID: 010321615
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 17:27
Actually, to be safe, I cancel the request to pick for me. I'll pick whenever I damn*d well please, like everybody else is doing.

Stupid of me to try to be the only manager who tries to move things along. I'll remember not to make that mistake in the draft.

Toral
29SwinganaMiss
      ID: 21154916
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 17:54
1 Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3 Florian
4 deejay
5 jaydog
6 reeb
7 SwinganaMiss
8
9 Guru
10
11
12 Great One

Toral is up, or down.
30Toral
      ID: 010321615
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 17:59
1 Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3 Florian
4 deejay
5 jaydog
6 reeb
7 SwinganaMiss
8Toral
9 Guru
10
11
12 Great One

Toral is up, or down.
31skinneej
      Leader
      ID: 040625911
      Fri, Dec 09, 2011, 22:19
Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3 Florian
4 deejay
5 jaydog
6 reeb
7 SwinganaMiss
8Toral
9 Guru
10 Skinneej
11
12 Great One
32Gescom
      Dude
      ID: 520461315
      Sat, Dec 10, 2011, 08:32
Really tough choice...

1 Da Bomb
2 Dave R
3 Florian
4 deejay
5 jaydog
6 reeb
7 SwinganaMiss
8 Toral
9 Guru
10 Skinneej
11 Gescom
12 Great One
33Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Dec 13, 2011, 09:19
I'm still planning to officially start the draft on Thursday. As is customary, I'll activate the draft sometime late Wednesday afternoon so that you can acquaint yourself with the updated software layout (if you didn't use it for baseball last season), and begin setting up queues if needed.

Once activated, early picks will be permitted.
34 Florian
      ID: 549221910
      Wed, Dec 14, 2011, 12:48
If anyone is interested I could be convinced to trade the 3rd overall pick. Let me know if you're interested in discussing a trade.
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