i guess i'll pontificate a bit more here... wis teams through my eyes... being in china, i do not get to enjoy the nba live and on tv. i could order some package and receive games but the pace of life here isn't conducive for tv. something you would have to experience to understand. given that, there is also the mechanical and analytical approach most of the great owners take when they enter wis teams.
lots of %'s, formulas and strategies employed all backed up with discussions, debates and an occasional heated disagreement (happens usually when an owner mixes up reality with sim "reality").
i used to be a great owner. won a bunch of rings in my first and 2nd year. then the rings slowed. the 4th engine tweak was that huge def reshuffling/downgrading (and position efficiencies changed) when players like russell and wilt got haircuts or a certain PF (undrafted as of yet) could no longer be played at the sf position. when this 4th change occurred (not to mention the numerous salary changes), the dynamics of team building came more into play and great owners adapted and attacked the changes with creativity in formulas and sound reasoning. in other words, competition. winning is a high. consistent winning can alter your self-image.
but i live in china, and wis brings me in closer to the memories i had when i was a sports fan. i seem to prefer, even though i know i shouldn't, to build teams from "feel" rather than insight (lol). that's one of the reasons i like natenoy when he first came on the scene. remember? that kid (guy) would jabber non-stop in the forums, how kobe would work with west and jabbar (or something) while the other owners would be befuddled and shake their heads. nate was a gas. he seemed to defy conventional logic and built teams the way he saw.
then he started winning. haha. he's still a lunatic and talks more than ever, but he carved himself a place at the table. and now he is the defending odl champ. but alas, he has sold out. cast off his cloak of innocence and has started spouting %'s and formulas, the mumbo-jumbo stuff that makes me yawn.
however, there are still some owners who build teams because they feel right, coach comes to mind, perhaps there is a bit of that in dh and tar, as well. i don't really know the "feel" guys... but there aren't that many i would guess. perhaps you can find us by the numbers of rings we haven't won lately (except tar and dh).
in conclusion, if you want to win, don't use "feel" as your gage, but if you really do not want to win, draft Bridges!
12/5/2013 4:31 AM (edited)