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5/14/2013 7:34 PM
a: individual penalties kick in
5/30/2013 11:17 PM
Which is better strategy for drafting your team when you have a low salary cap?


Votes: 16
(Last vote received: 3/21/2014 9:47 AM)
5/31/2013 2:24 AM
depends on many things.  Partial season players are often superior for lower salary caps due to the inflated salary caused by high minutes.
5/31/2013 8:05 AM
My worst sin has always been neglecting usage off the bench.  That partial Shaq/Heat season fixes that pretty well.
5/31/2013 10:08 AM
ashamael- I agree. I have Allen Iverson and Rasheed Wallace in years they got injured. The problem is their health going down quickly.
 I like drafting well rounded players or players that exell in a certain area. Then I draft a really good player who can score. (A.K.A. Wilt Chamberlain)

6/28/2013 3:49 PM
bump time
6/29/2013 5:40 PM
experimenting again with "too much" usage.  Trying to get turnovers down by not hitting the individual penalty.  Will update once at least half the season has gone by.

Hypothesis:  It will help but not by much.

7/3/2013 8:28 PM
I just submitted a team with all players between 22.7 and 27.9 usage (besides three junkers). Kinda high on the usage side, but pretty consistent. Everybody at four usage points except Timmy at 6. I'm predicting 81-1 (jk).

Name Pos Usage% 2pt%# 3pt%# eFG% OReb% DReb% Ast% Stl% Blk%
12-13 Tim Duncan PF 27.9 50.2 28.4 50.3 6.8 27.7 11.0 1.1 5.0
10-11 Manu Ginobili SG 26.2 49.5 34.7 50.9 2.0 11.1 20.4 2.3 0.7
80-81 Magic Johnson SG 24.3 53.8 18.9 53.4 8.1 15.4 24.2 3.7 1.0
11-12 Stephen Curry PG 24.1 51.4 45.7 58.3 2.2 10.7 24.1 2.4 0.6
07-08 Shaquille O'Neal C 23.9 59.1 0.0 59.3 11.0 23.6 6.9 0.8 3.0
07-08 Chauncey Billups PG 23.7 47.6 39.8 52.6 1.9 7.8 28.2 2.0 0.4
08-09 Kevin Garnett PF 23.5 53.2 24.7 53.2 5.4 25.0 10.5 1.7 2.4
12-13 Chris Paul PG 22.8 53.7 32.6 52.6 2.6 9.9 36.3 3.4 0.3
11-12 Manu Ginobili SG 22.7 61.6 41.4 61.8 2.5 12.9 23.3 1.4 0.9
87-88 Rick Carlisle SG 18.7 45.7 35.9 47.8 3.0 3.9 18.5 2.3 1.2
89-90 Leon Wood SG 12.9 42.6 19.3 36.7 0.5 6.0 29.3 1.3 0.8
90-91 Tree Rollins C 11.8 42.1 0.0 42.4 6.9 15.4 1.8 0.4 5.8
7/3/2013 9:39 PM
Posted by thisredbox on 7/3/2013 8:30:00 PM (view original):
I just submitted a team with all players between 22.7 and 27.9 usage (besides three junkers). Kinda high on the usage side, but pretty consistent. Everybody at four usage points except Timmy at 6. I'm predicting 81-1 (jk).

Name Pos Usage% 2pt%# 3pt%# eFG% OReb% DReb% Ast% Stl% Blk%
12-13 Tim Duncan PF 27.9 50.2 28.4 50.3 6.8 27.7 11.0 1.1 5.0
10-11 Manu Ginobili SG 26.2 49.5 34.7 50.9 2.0 11.1 20.4 2.3 0.7
80-81 Magic Johnson SG 24.3 53.8 18.9 53.4 8.1 15.4 24.2 3.7 1.0
11-12 Stephen Curry PG 24.1 51.4 45.7 58.3 2.2 10.7 24.1 2.4 0.6
07-08 Shaquille O'Neal C 23.9 59.1 0.0 59.3 11.0 23.6 6.9 0.8 3.0
07-08 Chauncey Billups PG 23.7 47.6 39.8 52.6 1.9 7.8 28.2 2.0 0.4
08-09 Kevin Garnett PF 23.5 53.2 24.7 53.2 5.4 25.0 10.5 1.7 2.4
12-13 Chris Paul PG 22.8 53.7 32.6 52.6 2.6 9.9 36.3 3.4 0.3
11-12 Manu Ginobili SG 22.7 61.6 41.4 61.8 2.5 12.9 23.3 1.4 0.9
87-88 Rick Carlisle SG 18.7 45.7 35.9 47.8 3.0 3.9 18.5 2.3 1.2
89-90 Leon Wood SG 12.9 42.6 19.3 36.7 0.5 6.0 29.3 1.3 0.8
90-91 Tree Rollins C 11.8 42.1 0.0 42.4 6.9 15.4 1.8 0.4 5.8
I am predicting a severe lack of rebounding.  While assists are nice a lack of defensive rebounding hurts you against those who load up on offensive boards.  A pure board hoarder like Rodman or Wallace would have made this team great.
7/11/2013 9:50 PM
7/11/2013 11:11 PM
I noticed that u drafted a low amount of minutes......
7/12/2013 4:34 PM
it's pretty normal for me~
7/17/2013 8:33 PM
30-10? Usage or no usage thats better than anything ill ever come up with! what was the salary for your team and does it have a copyright?
7/17/2013 9:43 PM
it's in an OL, so just under $42M.
7/18/2013 9:24 AM (edited)
Okay, does it have a copyright?OR can i at least borrow a couple players
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