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4/2/2013 3:42 PM (edited)
We have 1 opening for a double season progressive that started with the 1967/68 & 1968/69 seasons, the first two years of the ABA. We will soon be starting season 10,1985/86 & 1986/87. We are currently posting keepers, season 9 ends today after which the playoffs take place. The draft will take place after a replacement owner is found, all keepers are posted and I have completed the available player list. My desire is to start the draft no later than April 17 . Each season you will be able to select which of 2 seasons you want to use for each of your players (assuming they are active both seasons). The upcoming season (10) you may use 1985/86 or 1986/87, the following season (8) you will be able to use 1987/88 or 1988/89 etc.

The double season format lends itself to dramatic turnarounds. The Seattle Supersonics went from 17-65 in season 1 (league worst) to 71-11 in season 2 and the league championship (aided by the draft of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). The Supersonics were 68-14 in season 3 and then declined to 28-54 in season 4. My Portland Trailblazers went from 66-16 in season 1 and the league title (led by Wilt Chamberlain) through a steady decline to 28-54 in season 4. The Toronto Huskies went from 19-63 in season 3 to 67-15 in season 4 (their #1 draft pick was Moses Malone). The San Antonio Spurs  went from 54-28 in season 7 to 29-53  in season 8.


No rookies, no WW. Trades of players OK and draft picks one season in advance only.

Drafts subsequent to the initial draft will be in inverse order of regular season record, with the tiebreaker being total point differential (points scored less points allowed) with the team with the worse point differential drafting earlier.
However, as an anti-tanking provision for the 1st round only there will be a weighted lottery among the 4 teams with the worst record for the first 4 draft positions. The same tiebreaker will be used for these positions.

Since this is a progressive league I do request that you not sign up unless you expect to be able to particpate for at least 5 seasons.

If interested please sign up below and you will be given temporary access to the private forum. You will need to post a keeper list for season 8 as soon as possible after you have reviewed the team's roster and decided which players to keep.

4/2/2013 3:22 PM (edited)
The team available is the Chicago Bulls. With 80 games played, the Bulls have a record of 57-23, 2nd in the Midwest Division and 3rd in the  Western Conference.

Sim League Stats through 80 games:

 
Name GP GS Min Pts FG% 3Pt% FT% OReb Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF
84-85 Larry Bird 80 80 37.9 23.6 53.6 43.7 90.6 2.0 9.7 6.9 3.0 2.0 1.8 2.4
84-85 Michael Jordan 80 80 37.5 25.8 55.4 22.2 84.4 2.2 6.5 6.9 3.2 3.0 1.1 3.0
84-85 Terry Cummings 80 80 32.6 22.4 54.0 0.0 76.7 3.5 9.5 3.5 2.3 2.0 0.9 2.9
84-85 Steve Stipanovich 80 1 27.5 12.5 51.6 0.0 76.7 1.9 7.9 2.9 1.7 1.1 1.1 3.1
83-84 Geoff Huston 80 1 24.0 8.0 51.7 50.0 69.0 0.4 1.0 5.4 1.6 0.6 0.0 1.4
84-85 Michael Holton 80 69 19.8 6.5 44.3 35.6 82.7 0.3 1.4 2.1 1.5 0.9 0.1 1.3
83-84 Richard Anderson 80 0 15.4 7.9 47.9 13.6 80.6 1.5 4.7 2.1 1.1 0.6 0.3 1.8
84-85 Jawann Oldham 78 42 11.9 2.5 46.1 0.0 60.0 1.0 3.6 0.4 0.7 0.2 1.7 1.7
84-85 Ricky Pierce 80 0 9.7 5.2 54.8 66.7 83.3 0.8 1.8 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.0 1.1
84-85 Audie Norris 56 37 13.6 4.6 56.6 0.0 72.6 1.2 3.5 0.6 1.1 0.4 0.3 2.3
83-84 Ronnie Lester 73 0 9.0 2.9 39.9 0.0 88.2 0.2 0.5 2.1 1.0 0.5 0.1 0.6
84-85 Othell Wilson 52 10 10.9 2.6 42.2 22.2 80.6 0.2 0.9 2.0 0.8 0.6 0.2 1.1
TOTALS 80     121.8 52.1 31.3 80.8 14.6 49.4 34.9 18.1 12.1 7.5 21.5
OPPONENTS 80     115.2 50.0 24.4 76.0 14.9 48.1 27.0 20.1 9.8 6.8 21.

Advanced Stats:

 
 
 
Name Pos Usage% 2pt%# 3pt%# eFG% OReb% DReb% Ast% Stl% Blk%
84-85 Larry Bird SF 28.5 52.4 44.0 53.8 5.7 21.1 17.8 1.7 1.6
84-85 Michael Jordan SG 29.8 52.1 18.1 51.8 6.1 12.5 17.5 2.6 1.2
84-85 Terry Cummings PF 28.8 49.0 0.0 49.5 9.6 18.3 9.3 1.8 1.4
84-85 Steve Stipanovich C 20.7 47.5 9.5 47.6 6.3 21.8 9.7 1.2 1.8
83-84 Geoff Huston PG 18.6 49.8 19.4 49.9 1.6 3.5 23.9 0.8 0.0
84-85 Michael Holton SG 17.4 45.2 32.3 45.8 1.9 6.2 12.7 1.4 0.2
83-84 Richard Anderson PF 22.2 42.9 16.9 42.9 9.6 20.8 14.1 1.3 1.0
84-85 Othell Wilson PG 13.1 47.1 19.6 46.6 2.7 9.1 19.6 2.5 0.5
84-85 Audie Norris C 15.4 54.4 0.0 54.3 8.7 15.0 4.5 1.5 1.6
84-85 Jawann Oldham C 11.4 46.1 0.0 46.4 9.1 17.0 3.6 0.5 7.0
84-85 Ricky Pierce SG 19.6 53.6 26.0 53.9 6.0 8.1 11.8 1.6 0.3
83-84 Ronnie Lester PG 18.0 41.6 21.3 41.8 3.2 4.2 29.6 1.8 0.5
4/2/2013 3:27 PM
Jordan, Bird, Cummings. Pierce and Stipanovich should be starters in season 10 (1985/86 and 1986/87). Anderson, Huston, Oldham and Wilson should probably be useful subs.

Norris retired after the 1984/85 season and Ronnie Lester should certainly be cut. Michael Holton is of marginal value in season 10 but could be useful in season 11, so a new owner will need to decide whether to keep him.

The first task of a new owner will be to post keepers for the team.
4/2/2013 3:44 PM (edited)
Jordan still has 6 seasons left in the double season format as a regular, Bird,Cummings and Pierce all have 4 seasons left  so this team should be a playoff contender for some time yet.
4/2/2013 3:44 PM
Opportunity to get a team with Michael Jordan and Larry Bird
4/2/2013 4:19 PM
I'll take it.
4/2/2013 4:53 PM
OK I'll give you immediate access to the leagu'e private forum.Please post keepers as soon as you have had a chance to evaluate the team.
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