Posted by milwood on 4/27/2013 2:28:00 PM (view original):
Is there a third option? Both? okay, no you are not a fool, but that response sure was foolish.
I thought there were averages involved also and that you could overload minutes to bring that average up so the player will be placated, but you haven't done that, at least not yet. in fifteen games he has averaged 5.6 minutes/game. You're still two minutes behind his target of 7-8mpg. You can't just ignore games that he didn't play. Otherwise you could start the guy the first game give him 10 minutes and then bench him the rest of the season.
OK, consider my first post with the response regarding a different player who transferred over a minutes issue:
This next one is more convoluted and I don't have the player emails, but he complained (on 11/1/11), and I didn't respond to his complaints right away (I wasn't paying very close attention at the time), so he gave me the negative action complaint letter (on 11/5/11). I did try to feed him minutes after that when I finally noticed, but I don't have his player info or records anymore obviously. When he quit the team the letter he sent said that since he didn't get the 5 minutes he was asking for he left. Keep in mind that he originally was getting 6.7 mpg when he first complained...
11/16/2011 3:08 AM dacj501
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Lyndon Harris, a non-qualifier a season ago who came off my bench for 4.6 mpg this season just quit my team saying he didn't get the 5 minutes he asked for. I've never heard of the margin being so tight that .4 mpg would mean a player leaves. This leaves me without my projected starting PG next season (next 3 seasons actually...) and 7 open scholarships. Is there any chance this is somehow an minor error, perhaps a consequence of the recent change closing that promise loophole, or perhaps just another issue altogether? Is it really supposed to be that tight a window?
If possible, I would really like to have the player returned to my lineup ASAP. It seems silly he would leave over just .4 mpg.
11/16/2011 8:43 AM Customer Support
He complained on 11/1, asking for 1 or 2 more minutes. At that time he was averaging 6.7 per game. So to be happy he's expecting 7 or 8 MPG.
From that time until his follow-up on 11/5, his average dropped to 2 MPG, which is why the follow-up message is negative.
In order to not transfer, he's expecting 5 MPG in the games after the follow-up message. Since he only averaged about 4.5 during that time, he decided to leave.
11/16/2011 8:58 AM dacj501
I deleted my mail for the season, so I didn't have the exact dates and whatnot of what he sent - I guess that it is what it is then...thanks for looking into it...
I would like to suggest for future revisions that maybe somehow players like this could be promised starts for next season - I had 6 upperclassmen and no where to play him. He would have started the next 3 seasons as I was grooming him to take over at PG.
11/16/2011 9:05 AM Customer Support
Thanks for the feedback. We'll take it into consideration for future changes.
11/16/2011 12:24 PM dacj501
I keep logging in hoping to find a message saying after further review we've found something something and the player has been returned to your team - but that's probably not going to happen is it? Makes me very sad heh... I really thought By getting him up to that nearly 5 overall he'd be ok.
11/16/2011 1:33 PM Customer Support
Any time a player asks for minutes and you don't give it to them, there's a good chance they'll leave. You did give him some more late in the season, but it wasn't quite enough.