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0 Subject: RIHC 2017-18: Regular Season Discussion

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 10:23

Opening day. Make sure your lineups are properly set.
1Swish City
      ID: 538201810
      Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 17:29
My lineup is set and I am ready. Let's do this!

Just wish it was a full slate on opening night.
2Bean
      ID: 304422310
      Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 23:05
mailedfoot is the owner of Hayward. There has to be a joke somewhere in there.
3mailedfoot
      ID: 531322718
      Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 06:39
Ouch!
4Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Oct 18, 2017, 09:43
The RIHC summary page is now up. You can get there from the RIHC icon on the front page of RotoGuru, or just go here:
http://rotoguru1.com/hoop/RIHC.html

Split stats should be active as well, but I haven't had a chance to test them until we have more than one day of games.
5Swish City
      Dude
      ID: 0931275
      Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 06:57
Can we end the season today, please? Much appreciated!
6Swish City
      Dude
      ID: 0931275
      Wed, Nov 01, 2017, 07:18
Did anyone else get positional eligibility updates lately? Draymond Green just got C here, which could be a good boost to my squad. It also means that my top 3 picks are all C eligible. Crazy!
7Species
      SuperDude
      ID: 07724916
      Fri, Nov 17, 2017, 18:37
Okayyyyyyy......Nicholas Batum and Markieff Morris are back and contributing to team Species. Let's start the comeback!

8BB the Ball
      ID: 3410272121
      Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 22:27
So what is the record for most injured early draft picks? Leonard (1)-Gobert(2)-Millsap(4)-Lin(7)-- go Bradley Beal :)
9Species
      SuperDude
      ID: 07724916
      Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 12:49
Team Species Dumbass Report:

Well, I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with my mediocrity. But after drafting some injured players in Morris and Batum I kind of thought I would be lagging at this point. Still, I am just crucifying myself over two boneheaded boneheaded draft picks that are likely to lead to my relegation to AAA:

Picking Julius Randle over Robert Covington is going to bite me. I was all goo-goo over Randle's upside for the high pace Lakers. All he has done is anchor the 2nd unit while Covington is a top 25 player in the player rater.

Picking George Hill over just about anyone is just killing me. Shame on me for just throwing him in as a 3rd guy in my queue with 2 picks ahead of me. Should have waited until the morning and made a real effing pick.

That said, I do have some positives:
- What the hell has gotten into Tyreke Evans? 48th on the player rater. Strong FG% and 1.7 threes off the waiver wire?
- Courtney Lee is 60th on the player rater? WTF?
- Kent Bazemore is 66th on the player rater due to a ridiculous 1.8 steals per game. Steals in hoops are nearly as valuable as steals in baseball apparently.

Got a lot of work to do to creep into the top 5. Go Batum!
10Bean
      ID: 304422310
      Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 14:57
If I could just get two PGs to be healthy at the same time, I might not suck so bad. Wall, Paul and Rose....pre-season, one would think I had PG and the associated FT%, Assists and Steals categories locked up.
11youngroman
      ID: 19238238
      Sun, Dec 24, 2017, 03:42
Nikola Vucevic out for 2 months. Merry Christmas!

does anyone have a serviceable center that gets some blocks? someone that it is an upgrade to Jakob Pöltl?
12Bean
      ID: 304422310
      Sun, Dec 24, 2017, 10:37
Yeah, I just lost him in Gurupie 20. Was in 2nd place...that won't last now.

Saw you grabbed Biyombo there. And Bomb here.
13Swish City
      ID: 538201810
      Thu, Jan 18, 2018, 16:03
So, it's halfway through the season. What's everyone's thoughts so far?

Honestly, i think this is the most exciting RIHC for a while. There are a whole bunch of teams still in the hunt, and their trajectories are very interesting. The top 3 teams are all running a bit ahead on GP - do any of them have enough of an advantage on those teams in the next tier with 20 - 30 more GP to play with?

I'm particularly impressed by Species charge of late. I've been tracking splits since the start of the year using RotoGuru stats and in terms of raw counting stats, Species is ripping the field apart. AD's recent tear probably partially accounts for this, and he's burning games to do it, but it's really impressive.

If we slice by per game during the same timeframe, things switch up a bit. My own squad seems to be doing a decent job, but i'm ahead on GP, so i've started actively managing that already, at least for a while.

The other interesting thing i see popping out is that youngroman is doing an excellent job of hanging tough during the period he's been missing Harden, and still has strong per games during that period. He also has Vucevic to come back, and i think his squad could have a fearsome 2nd half. That squad looks dangerous and i'm looking over my shoulder for sure.

It's a shame we seem to have a dormant-ish team in the bottom half. Hopefully everything is ok with Wazaaap because he has a pretty nice squad. Not sure that GP deficit can be recovered now without some merciless streaming between now and season end.

Looking forward to a mighty battle in the second half!
14Species
      SuperDude
      ID: 07724916
      Thu, Jan 18, 2018, 18:43
Thanks Swish. It is mostly a healthy roster (in spite of Conley) that is pretty solid from top-to-bottom that is doing the damage.

While AD has certainly been insane and his teammate Jrue Holiday has been amazing, in my view it is the great contributions from guys like Evans, Lee, Redick, Oubre and Cauley-Stein (on a nice surge over the last month) along with decent, end-of-the-bench contributions from an improving Randle, Bazemore and Morris that are doing the trick.

Batum has been a bit of a disappointment (although he could turn it on at a moment's notice) and Hill is soon to be relegated to a very spotty role which will limit my bench contributions until Conley returns.

Winning is ALWAYS my #1 goal......however a high finish and return invitation is always appreciated and that is the minimum goal.

Best of luck to all in the second half.
15youngroman
      ID: 19238238
      Fri, Jan 19, 2018, 04:03
I am lurking in 4th place for a while now. on average 25-30 games behind the top 3.

A big shout out to Porzingis for keeping me alive in the blocks category. I have essentially thrown FG% in the toilet. I tried to improve that but my players don't want to. They still score by far the most points in the league though. Harden is now back, which will improve my suffering assist and steal numbers. I am hoping for the best.

with the current performances of my players I see myself scoring 67 at seasons end. can the top 3 or Species top that? it looks like a very close race.
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