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Old 06-27-2008, 07:49 AM   #14126
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C, just skipping is an awful idea. I do find it funny that everyone is so on board with this now, but wanted to tear me apart for proposing this at the beginning to prevent situations exactly like this from coming up now. Good job guys.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:08 AM   #14127
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Getting your pick skipped is nowhere near as a big a deal as it is now. Given that everyone has at least 6 players, and most of the players now are of similar quality, skipping picks to move the draft along makes a lot of sense.

Let's be honest: it's probably not going to matter who we get to round out our bench. As a practical matter, when we're voting, it's probably not going to come down to our 7th-10th picks. Right now finishing is a lot more important than keeping the draft order, especially when people are more likely to stop paying attention in the later rounds.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:19 AM   #14128
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C, just skipping is an awful idea. I do find it funny that everyone is so on board with this now, but wanted to tear me apart for proposing this at the beginning to prevent situations exactly like this from coming up now. Good job guys.
Your foresight is appreciated, but, uh, as someone who initally didn't participate in this draft because he didn't know a goddamn thing about basketball, "Making up what seems right as we go along" is a-OK with me.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:34 AM   #14129
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Re: Modern Era NBA Build a Franchise Draft Discussion

IMO

A=D>C>B

So I'm cool with either one of them.
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Old 06-27-2008, 11:43 AM   #14130
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still no pick? Ugh. I still think C or B are more fair, but at this point in time just go with A for efficiency's sake. Its been long enough.

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Old 06-27-2008, 11:53 AM   #14131
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C, just skipping is an awful idea. I do find it funny that everyone is so on board with this now, but wanted to tear me apart for proposing this at the beginning to prevent situations exactly like this from coming up now. Good job guys.
lol I know right, I think you me and franchise were the only 3 that saw this coming and tried to stop it before it inevitably happened, the only shock is that it took until the 7th round for this to be an issue (was expecting it to happen before the 7th).
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:19 PM   #14132
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C, just skipping is an awful idea. I do find it funny that everyone is so on board with this now, but wanted to tear me apart for proposing this at the beginning to prevent situations exactly like this from coming up now. Good job guys.
Wat? Of course nobody wants their first few rounds pick skipped b/c of an implemented 24 hour rule. You do know we are still talking about a 36 hour and beyond skipping right?

When did you become passive-aggressive btw?
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:55 PM   #14133
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so am i picking now?
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:10 PM   #14134
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Option A: We shouldn't try to guess who he would want on his team.
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:50 PM   #14135
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One of the big problems with just skipping is what happens with these teams when the owner never shows up?
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:55 PM   #14136
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One of the big problems with just skipping is what happens with these teams when the owner never shows up?
If it goes an entire round, someone else takes over obviously, or we just pick by committee.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:08 PM   #14137
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I say if we give him a certain amount of time, say a week, and then someone takes over the team for good. We're coming up on three days now, it's gotten ridiculous, something needs to be done to get this thing moving again.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:43 PM   #14138
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Let's GOGOGO TBACH.
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:59 PM   #14139
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Yeah, this really isn't complicated. Tbach pick, let's move.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:16 PM   #14140
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I was going to abstain from this, but now I vote skip VEF & re-assign team at the end of the 7th if he still hasn't showed to make his pick.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:21 PM   #14141
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I vote skip VEF & re-assign team at the end of the 7th if he still hasn't showed to make his pick.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:24 PM   #14142
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lol I know right, I think you me and franchise were the only 3 that saw this coming and tried to stop it before it inevitably happened, the only shock is that it took until the 7th round for this to be an issue (was expecting it to happen before the 7th).
Actually, I see no problem with the way it played out. With the more valuable picks, the interest is in fairness. With the picks that hardly matter, getting through the draft is much more important.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:30 PM   #14143
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I dunno, shouldn't there be some consistency? Compare van_exel and BigCat's participation - van_exel has only posted 15 more times in this thread than BC, and of his 6 writeups, 2 are missing and the other 4 range from poor to average. He hasn't provided any analysis of his team as a whole or really commented on other ppls teams.

If BC got his team jacked from him, I think vanexel should get the same treatment.

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Old 06-27-2008, 03:34 PM   #14144
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Re: Modern Era NBA Build a Franchise Draft Discussion

van_exel has two advantages:

1. He is a long time poster here who checks in and participates in this forum besides in this thread so there is, in my mind, a bigger chance he hasn't just left the site for good.

2. Related to that, he didn't just pick three horrible picks in a row which all received a lot of criticism, which is what I thought happened to BigCat (decided nobody likes his team, time to bounce).
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #14145
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I'm fine with either taking his team or skipping, he's been either up or on deck for five days, he should have known by now that his pick was coming and either be ready to pick or give a list to someone for when his pick comes up. Let's just do something to get this draft moving again.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #14146
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Well if there's someone who wants to take over, they can go ahead - but we're talking about drafting the last 4 guys here. Even if no one were to get drafted it wouldn't even be a terrible thing.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #14147
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Fair enough xorbie - I didnt realize vanexel was more established. One thing is for sure - SOMETHING needs to be done.

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Old 06-27-2008, 03:38 PM   #14148
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VEF made his picks in 1:35, 0:15, 3:15, 2:30, 8:30, 2:00. deserves not to get dropped imo. just skip and let him make it up
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:45 PM   #14149
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once assani gives me the go ahead I have my pick ready
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:07 PM   #14150
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lol I know right, I think you me and franchise were the only 3 that saw this coming and tried to stop it before it inevitably happened, the only shock is that it took until the 7th round for this to be an issue (was expecting it to happen before the 7th).
do you ever post without completely sucking yourself off?
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