October 01, 2003

SpoFi Yahoo Fantasy NBA. Who wants to commision the league and set this up? Who's in? Who's out? Ground rules? Lets get going, the season is less than a month away!

posted by lilnemo to navel gazing at 06:14 PM - 25 comments

Just a pre-emptive post to get this info straight so I can adequately draft my SpoFi Hockey team, without worrying about it.

posted by lilnemo at 06:15 PM on October 01, 2003

I would be willing to participate, but not commission.

posted by jasonspaceman at 08:08 PM on October 01, 2003

I'd be up for it. I don't follow the NBA like I used to, but I'd give it a shot.

posted by bcb2k2 at 08:00 AM on October 02, 2003

I'm a sucker for anything to keep me entertained over my first cup o joe at work... count me in.

posted by trox at 08:59 AM on October 02, 2003


posted by mbd1 at 11:26 AM on October 02, 2003

well i set one up but i need some input on the settings. id 18325 password spofi league name spofi live draft 645pm pdt on 10/21 season starts 10/28

posted by catfish at 11:46 AM on October 02, 2003

The lineups look good, but the stat categories need to be pruned. I'd drop free throws made, field goals made, A/TO ratio, flagrant fouls, and technical fouls. FTM and FGM is already accounted for in Points, and the A/TO ratio is already accounted for in Assists and Turnovers. The foul categories seem a little fluky. That leaves 10 categories.

posted by mbd1 at 12:15 PM on October 02, 2003


posted by lilnemo at 12:27 PM on October 02, 2003

I'm in. I won't pay nearly as much attention to this as to the EPl league, though.

posted by taupe at 01:43 PM on October 02, 2003

I'm in - thanks catfish.

posted by dusted at 02:03 PM on October 02, 2003

I'd like to be in....which style are we playing? Head-to-Head, Rotisserie, or Fantasy Points?

posted by smithers at 03:13 PM on October 02, 2003

it's set for roto right now but whatever y'all want.

posted by catfish at 04:25 PM on October 02, 2003

Head-to-Head, Rotisserie, or Fantasy Points? Sounds like a conversation at an adult film convention.

posted by dusted at 07:10 PM on October 02, 2003

I'd like head to head

posted by jbou at 09:59 PM on October 02, 2003

oh....you guys were talking basketball?

posted by smithers at 06:43 AM on October 03, 2003

I'm in. I like the draft time too, let's please leave it right there. What's rotisserie style?

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:24 AM on October 03, 2003

roto - In a Rotisserie League, fantasy teams are ranked from first to last in each of several statistical categories. Points are then awarded according to the order of finish in each category and are totaled to determine an overall score and place. So, if you are in a 12-team league, the team with the most assists will receive 12 points, the team with the second most will receive 11 points, etc. In the case of a tie, each team involved receives an average of the total points due -- i.e., in the above example, if two teams were tied for first in assists, each would receive 11.5 points [(12 + 11) / 2 = 11.5]. fantasy - In a fantasy point league (available only to Custom Leagues), points are awarded based on how well your players perform in each of several statistical categories. All real-life statistics have associated point values, and each player's points are summed to produce your daily total. So, if in your league, an assist is worth two points, a steal one and a blocked shot one, a player with two assists, three steals and 10 blocks would score 17 [(2*2) + (3*1) + (10*1)] fantasy points. head to head - In a Head-to-Head League, your team will square off in a weekly matchup against another manager's to see who can compile the best stats across a number of different categories. A new weekly matchup begins every Monday and will consist of a set number of games based on your league's statistical categories. Each stat category counts as one game, with the win going to the team that finishes the week with the highest total in that category (the cumulative total after each Sunday's games).

posted by catfish at 03:13 PM on October 03, 2003

I prefer roto over head to head. H2H just seems strange in basketball, because there isn't one game a week, but you play in one week blocks of games.

posted by corpse at 03:38 PM on October 03, 2003

Do you have to "start" or "dress" players every night in a head-to-head league? Or do you just fix your roster on Sunday and let it ride for the week in the head-to-head contest? If it's the latter, I would probably prefer the head-to-head....not sure if I can micromanage that much every day....like corpse says, many games instead of the one per week.

posted by smithers at 03:41 PM on October 03, 2003

We did head to head last year, smithers, and you do have to adjust your line-up on a nightly basis (although you can do it in advance). The roto sounds cool. H2H got a little boring last year IMO. Thanks for the 'splantion, catfish.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:49 PM on October 03, 2003

Why not the fantasy point system? Its what's used in the SpoFi Fantasy Soccer Leagues isn't it? That way no one gets too far behind early (a la roto). And you don't have to adjust your team nightly (a la head to head).

posted by lilnemo at 04:54 PM on October 03, 2003

I joined the football league without knowing anything, but I know even LESS about the NBA, so I'll definitely pass on this one. If they don't have a sneaker commercial, I probably don't know them.

posted by grum@work at 07:58 PM on October 03, 2003

ok...tks for the explanantion guys....I am fine with whatever everyone else decides....I guess less work is probably preferable though....it'a a LONG season.

posted by smithers at 03:19 PM on October 04, 2003

nemo - why don't you have to adjust your team nightly in the fantasy points setup? And roto sounds good to me.

posted by mbd1 at 07:28 PM on October 05, 2003

Technically you don't have to adjust your team at all. I just think its too easy for those who know little about the NBA to get snowballed in roto. In fantasy pts if you luck onto a good player you benefit from whatever they contribute to a statistical category. Whereas in roto you must dominate a statistical category in order to garner pts or fall behind. However, in roto its easier to tell where your shortcomings are in a given statistical category. Then again, I could be wrong..who wants to give their theory?

posted by lilnemo at 06:30 PM on October 08, 2003

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