Posted by seapilots on 12/3/2012 10:23:00 PM (view original):
Keep the hard $52 M cap and let the owner decide who to keep and how many. The unique aspect of this league is the clones.
How many progs have there been with 3 Russells or Jordans? Why not.
For me the clones are the hook and and it would give owners a chance to experiment and try new combos.
Each season you should be able to cut/keep as you like.
Incentives are cool but owners will bail regardless.
When did this league become about clones? Clones in progressives make no sense whatsoever to me.
Not trying to be hard to get along with... I just don't think a lot of you realize how much goes into a progressive and how even a little complication kills one super quickly (the upl never makes it past season 8 or 9; the pcl is on life support and wouldn't be doing season 3 if half the owners weren't taking multiple teams).
The thing with the incentives I suggested is that... if the league dies at any point, you can simply assign prize money early. And anybody that does bail forfeits so... yeah.
Here's a different idea altogether:
I've had the idea for the longest time of doing a mini-progressive: 5 years. Draft your guys and pick five different seasons of each. Make 5 teams. Play them simultaneously. You get some progressive themes but the commitment is shorter, but it costs more to play since you have to play them all at the same time. You could also not do it simultaneously and still keep the theme of the mini-progressive.
Say I draft Charles Barkley. I pick his 86-87, 87-88, 88-89, 89-90 & 92-93 seasons.
I also draft Ray Allen: I pick his 00-01, 01-02, 05-06, 08-09, & 10-11 seasons.
You could either a) force everyone to pair the players according to how they progress (thus 86-87 Barkley & 00-01 Allen are together, as are 92-93 Barkley & 10-11 Allen) or b) let each combination be up to the owner as long as 5 different seasons are used.
You can do a league-wide draft for no clones or just have a 5-year challenge where anybody can draft a squad but have to use the same players all five seasons. Problem with that is you're going to see alot of the same guys (I'll take 5 Rodman seasons, thank you very much, along with Wilt 65-66 thru 68-69 & 70-71), but it could still be really cool.
The length is somewhat irrelevant. 5 years gives a decent progressive feeling without getting too ridiculous. Could do 6 (buy a 6-pack and go), 3, 10 or whatever number you want.
Just another idea. I'm not jumping up and starting another prog while the one I'm supposed to be running is still alive, but I'm all for joining another as long as it's something I want to play.