NBA Season 2012-13. Draft and off-season 2013.

Blind_Evil wrote:

Is Dwight Howard secretly 6'8"? He is way shorter than Pau.

Yeap.

One of the first things Simmons mentioned in his over under podcast I think? He attended the Kings Lakers preseason game? and right off the bat Pau next to Howard put the heights into perspective. I think they put him at a generous 6'9.

Jae Crowder looks like a great second round pick.

After initially saying the game would go on as planned, the NBA has now cancelled the Knicks-Nets game scheduled for tomorrow night.

It's the right decision given that there wouldn't be much in the way of public transportation to get people to the arena. Not to mention that millions are still without power and large swaths of the city are still a mess.

Plus, it's another day of rest for the creaky, old Knicks.

My two teams are registered. Blind_Ballers and the Rubi-O's.

Blind_Evil wrote:

My two teams are registered. Blind_Ballers and the Rubi-O's.

Halfway there. Come on other guys. :p

League Pass Journal, night 1.

Man, a lot of local commentators are terrible. And assholes! Looking at you, Houston and Toronto.

James Harden seems really comfy in the main-man role. 7 minutes left in 3rd, 30-10-10 is a possibility. 25 pts, 7 assists, 5 rebs, 1 stl, 1 blk, 1 TO.

Still only 3 of us signed up. Waiting on the other 4.

Had one person express interest on Steam. Might just replace whoever is last to sign up. Or only give them 1 team. :p

So, sign up if you're going to play please.

shuref00t, Bill Bonney, DSGamer, and fangblackbone: that means you.

Tomorrow's Headlines on ESPN wrote:

LAKERS IN CRISIS

Prederick wrote:
Tomorrow's Headlines on ESPN wrote:

LAKERS IN CRISIS

Should be

Portland might be a decent young team

REPORT: MIKE BROWN BROWNED HIS PANTS, ON THE HOT SEAT.

Yeah. They look terribly disjointed. The Princeton offense may not be right for them.

Nash in particular looks really out of sorts. At this point it's just stating the obvious that they have a lot to work out on the offensive end, but that's one of the foundations of sports radio. I'm not too worried yet, but I do expect the panic headlines any second now.

So...we might have stolen a good one in this Harden cat...

Fedaykin98 wrote:

So...we might have stolen a good one in this Harden cat...

Yeah. He looked great. He seemed to play well off of Lin as well, given that Lin is more of a combo guard who can pass well. So having those two guys "share" PG has exciting possibilities. I may have to get NBA League Pass on the strength of that alone.

He is a good player but an annoying pest who goes out of his way to irritate people. I'm hoping this year we see less of that.

Also, I have never thought Mike Brown was a very good coach, we'll see how it plays out in Lakerland. Last year he tried to put in a different defense that sucked until he gave up and this year he is trying a different offense, we'll see how long until he gives up. I don't think the Princeton offense really plays to the strengths of their players.

Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller discussing a foul drawn by Westbrook tonight.

Reggie: "That's called selling the play, Kev, not flopping"
Kevin: "Well, you should know."

Also. Tony Parker, at the buzzer.

Just to be clear, I'm not going to be able to do a league. I wouldn't have much time to put towards it, but also I wouldn't be able to make the draft. My wife and I do something every Friday. We generally go out, have dinner, see a movie, etc. DINK life... That's why Gears and Beers was always impossible for me as well. Sorry. If we wanted to move the draft to Saturday or Sunday and minimal participation was required I might be able to swing it, but as it is I'm out.

Blind_Evil wrote:

Is Dwight Howard secretly 6'8"? He is way shorter than Pau.

He was measured at 6'9" for the NBA draft. That's the most official measurement I could get for him. I did some light sleuthing after Simmons pointed out him being 4" shorter than Gasol. Wes Unsold was one of the best defensive centers at around 6'7", I don't understand why height gets inflated for a lot of NBA players.

DSGamer wrote:

Just to be clear, I'm not going to be able to do a league. I wouldn't have much time to put towards it, but also I wouldn't be able to make the draft. My wife and I do something every Friday. We generally go out, have dinner, see a movie, etc. DINK life... That's why Gears and Beers was always impossible for me as well. Sorry. If we wanted to move the draft to Saturday or Sunday and minimal participation was required I might be able to swing it, but as it is I'm out.

Well again, I just threw up Fri night draft as a starter plan. With the 2nd week of play starting Mon (I think), I wanted to give everyone a couple days to get their roster sorted, pick up free agents, whatever. We could still postpone the draft until Sat or Sun if we had to. More important is to get the league a decent number of teams.

But so far it's still just 3 of us signed up, and we need to get to at least 6 to give this thing a serious try with 12 teams.

Don't have e-mails, so can only contact through PM here. It looks like 2 of the PMs I sent on Tues are still unread.

Not sure what else to do except open the door back up for anyone else who wants to join.

S0LIDARITY wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Is Dwight Howard secretly 6'8"? He is way shorter than Pau.

He was measured at 6'9" for the NBA draft. That's the most official measurement I could get for him. I did some light sleuthing after Simmons pointed out him being 4" shorter than Gasol. Wes Unsold was one of the best defensive centers at around 6'7", I don't understand why height gets inflated for a lot of NBA players.

It's just one of those things. Tim Duncan is a 7 footer and notoriously argues against being listed as such because he doesn't want to be considered a pure center. Consequently he's been able to play PF his whole career. Basketball is just weird that way. Stuff like that matters, the mental part, etc. Dwight Howard probably likes being listed at 6'11" because it means he's basically a 7-footer.

Charles Barkley was famously listed as 6'6" to 6'7" when he was actually 6'4". In a lot of cases length is the real issue. Tim Duncan and Dwight Howard have wingspans that put them far above their listed height. So for all practical purposes they play around or above their listed height.

S0LIDARITY wrote:

I'd like to join. It'll be my first Fantasy Basketball league, but it looks like the number of participants is the biggest concern right now.

Good enough for me. PM sent.

We're all going to be figuring this out as we go a bit this year. Happy to accept feedback and suggestions and tweak for next year to make it better.

Obviously suggestion 1 will be setting up the league Oct 1st, and getting everything sorted before the season starts next year.

I may have to auto-draft tonight, I'm making a 6 hour road trip starting at 3pm. This may play into my favor, not having played Fantasy Basketball before.

S0LIDARITY wrote:

I may have to auto-draft tonight, I'm making a 6 hour road trip starting at 3pm. This may play into my favor, not having played Fantasy Basketball before.

Just make sure you get your 2nd team registered. I see one showing up that I assume is you.

EDIT: Ah there you are. Balanced divisions again.

Stele wrote:
S0LIDARITY wrote:

I may have to auto-draft tonight, I'm making a 6 hour road trip starting at 3pm. This may play into my favor, not having played Fantasy Basketball before.

Just make sure you get your 2nd team registered. I see one showing up that I assume is you.

I'm managing the Royce White-Castles and James Spartans. I guess I just had the Rockets on my mind. I'll try to come up with some better puns.

Alright well at minimum we would like to have 2 more owners (4 teams), but we technically have room for 3 (6 teams) if I want to change the roster size. There are currently 4 invitations out there in PM land. Bill Bonney, shuref00t, Laarrs (who talked to me on Steam the other night). And DSGamer if you change your mind.

I'd like to join. It'll be my first Fantasy Basketball league, but it looks like the number of participants is the biggest concern right now.

EDIT:

DSGamer wrote:

It's just one of those things. Tim Duncan is a 7 footer and notoriously argues against being listed as such because he doesn't want to be considered a pure center. Consequently he's been able to play PF his whole career. Basketball is just weird that way. Stuff like that matters, the mental part, etc. Dwight Howard probably likes being listed at 6'11" because it means he's basically a 7-footer.

Charles Barkley was famously listed as 6'6" to 6'7" when he was actually 6'4". In a lot of cases length is the real issue. Tim Duncan and Dwight Howard have wingspans that put them far above their listed height. So for all practical purposes they play around or above their listed height.

I understand that there are athletes more than capable of playing positions typically reserved for different heights. I just don't understand what the motive for doing so is. Coaches and other players aren't fooled by it, astute fans will notice. Are the inaccurate height listings for the ego of individuals, to reassure the casual fans or both?

Citizen86 stepped up and took a spot.

10 teams now. Would really like 1-2 more managers to join if they can. The above users still haven't checked PMs.

Was the friggin draft at 6? I can't believe I slept 2 hours immediately after work.

Oh 6 pacific.

I already signed up doofus