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Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 03:03 PM
This will be the up to date discussion thread for the league so we can avoid bumping the different old threads.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 03:03 PM
PSD Raptors Forum Fantasy League Charter

Basics:
-The league follows head-to-head 9 categories type scoring
-Top 8 teams make the playoffs
-The playoff tie-breaker is head-to-head regular season record

Draft Order:
-The first round draft order is determined by taking the inverse of the regular season standings from the prior season.
-The draft follows a snaking pattern for the remainder of the draft.
-The latest draft picks owned by an individual team will be reserved for their keeper player slots (see keepers section below for keeper rules).

Free Agency:
-Free agents will be subject to a silent auction system that processes each night at 3am Eastern time
-Pickups are reflected in the lineup immediately after processing (e.g. if a pickup processes at 3am Tuesday morning then the player will be on the team's roster for Tuesday.
-In the event of a tie in the auction process the tiebreaker will be the waiver priority order (which is originally set to the inverse of the draft order at the start of the season - when a team wins a claim using this tiebreaker they move to the "back of the line")
-All players will be available to add each night with the exception of recently dropped players which have a 3 day "buffer" period
-A maximum of 6 player adds are allowed per team per week

Keeper Rules:

Number of Keepers:
-Prior to the 2021-22 season teams were allowed to keep up to 2 players per season
-For the 2021-22 season teams will be permitted to keep up to 3 players
-Beginning with the 2022-23 season teams will be permitted to keep up to 4 players


Keeper Eligibility:
-A player can only be marked as "kept" by the same team a maximum of 2 drafts in a row (voucher's notwithstanding - see "other" section for more details on vouchers)
After the 2nd time being "kept" the player must be thrown back into the draft pool for the following draft if not traded prior
-A player is marked as "kept" when they are specified as one of a team's keepers prior to a given draft's keeper declaration deadline and slotted into one of that team's "keeper draft slots" at the end of the draft
-Just simply drafting a player does not make them a "keeper"
-For example, in Year 1, Team A drafts Joel Embiid in the 3rd round. In Year 2, Team A marks Embiid as a "keeper", using up his first year of eligibility. In Year 3 Team A marks Embiid as a keeper again using up his final year of eligibility. Joel Embiid is now ineligible to be kept in Year 4. Team A must either trade him sometime prior to the Year 4 draft or simply throw him back into the draft pool for that Year 4 draft.

Trading:

General:
-Teams are allowed to trade players, future draft picks and combinations of the two
-Future picks can only be traded from the most immediately upcoming draft (Yahoo restriction)


In-Season Trades:
-The "In-Season" trade period refers to the time between the completion of the draft and the league's trade deadline (approximately 1.5 weeks before the start of playoffs)
-In-season trades are governed by the Yahoo system; there are no further restrictions on top of what Yahoo allows


Pre-Draft Trades:
-The "Pre-Draft period" refers to the time between the end of the NBA regular season and the Keeper Declaration Deadline for the following season
-Pre-draft trades are allowed but with a few restrictions
-Player for player swaps are NOT allowed (even if they also include picks)
-Only player(s) + pick(s) for pick(s) or pick(s) for pick(s) trades are permitted (see subsection below for examples of approved pre-draft trades)
-A team cannot make multiple pre-draft trades with the same other team during a given pre-draft period. This is to prevent the loophole of splitting a player for player swap into 2 separate trades.
-An even number of draft picks must always be exchanged between teams (e.g. Team A cannot trade 3 picks to Team B for only 2 picks in return)
-Pre-draft trades are processed manually by the Commissioner rather than through Yahoo
-To make an agreed upon pre-draft trade official, both parties must inform the Commissioner via either DM or post on PSD/Yahoo of the terms of the trade
-The Commissioner will review the trade to make sure it conforms to the rules and if approved will finalize it when the keeper selections are finalized
-Once the Commissioner approves the trade, it is considered binding
-This means that the trade will be treated as if Yahoo had processed it already and neither party can subsequently back out
-For example, Team A agrees to a trade with Team B and it is approved a week before the keeper deadline. Even if a traded player then suffers a season ending injury in the final pre-season game the trade will still go through as originally intended.

Examples Of Permitted Pre-Draft Trades:

Player(s) + Pick(s) for Pick(s):
-Team A trades Joel Embiid + 10th round pick to Team B for a 3rd round pick
-Team A trades Joel Embiid + Kyrie Irving + rounds 10,11 picks to Team B for a 2nd and 3rd round pick
-Team A trades Joel Embiid + Kyrie Irving + 10th round pick to Team B for a 1st round pick
-Team A trades Joel Embiid + rounds 10,11 picks to Team B for a 2nd and 3rd round pick

Pick(s) for Pick(s):
-Team A trades a 1st round and 6th round pick to Team B for a 2nd and 3rd round pick

Examples Of NOT-Permitted Pre-Draft Trades:
-Team A trades Joel Embiid to Team B for Kyrie Irving
-Team A trades Joel Embiid + 2nd round pick to Team B for Kyrie Irving + 4th round pick


Trade Vetos:
-In Season trades will be subject to the Yahoo veto rules that require 3/10 teams to vote to veto a trade
-Vetoing should be reserved as a tool to prevent tampering/collusion, etc rather than as a strategic measure. For example, you should not vote to veto a trade simply because it makes your competition better
-Pre-Draft trade vetoing will be left up to the discretion of the Commissioner, but will only be done in cases of obvious collusion or if an agreed upon trade violates the rules outlined above.
-In the case of suspected tampering the Commissioner will open it up to a league wide vote (similar to the in-season process)
-In the case of a rule violation the Commissioner will point out the error to the involved parties and what needs to be changed to make the trade legal

Other:

Regular Season Champion:
-Beginning with the 2021-2022 season, the regular season champion will receive a "voucher" for 1 additional year of keeper eligibility
-The voucher does not expire and does not have to be used immediately
-The voucher can only be applied to one single player (e.g. if Team A has already kept Curry and Durant twice they can only use the voucher to extend the eligibility of one or the other, not both - the other player would be thrown back into the draft pool).
Voucher's will be kept track of on PSD via the yearly keeper eligibility posts
-Prior to this the only prize was "bragging rights"


IR Slots:
-Teams are given 2 IR slots
-There are no special restrictions as to how these can be used. If a player is eligible to be placed in one on Yahoo then you can do so
-Having healthy players remain in IR will make a team be subject to Yahoo's restrictions which prevent a manager from making trades or pickups until the player is removed from or replaced on IR


If you have any questions or think that I forgot to address something important please do not hesitate to bring it up

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 03:03 PM
Reserved Post Slot

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 03:07 PM
1. Six-8-TheWizard - 1. Steph Curry, 2. N/A | None Ineligible

2. Bob - 1. Westbook, 2. Embiid | Towns Ineligible

3. MikeNoodles - 1. N/A, 2. N/A | Harden Ineligible

4. Swoop - 1. N/A, 2. N/A | None Ineligible

5. KCab - No Keepers Indicated | Durant/Leonard Ineligible

6. Bramaca - 1. N/A, 2. N/A | Giannis Ineligible, Gobert Kept Once

7. Greg - 1. Lebron, 2. Simmons | None Ineligible

**8. Jsumadchat - 1. Davis, 2. Walker | None Ineligible

9. Killersweet - No Keepers Indicated - None Ineligible

**10. Freakazoid - No Keepers Indicated - None Ineligible


DM me or post your keepers in here and I will update the list and on Yahoo. If you put them in on Yahoo already I will update this post to reflect that

If you missed it in the other thread, we are staying with the same keeper draft rules as before for this draft. Starting in 2019, the keepers will go in the final 2 draft slots instead of the first 2.

Only change that is being implemented immediately is the addition of 1 IR slot

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 03:11 PM
1. Freakazoid

2. Killersweet

3. JSUMadChat

4. KCab

5. MikeNoodles

6. Six-8-TheWizard

7. Bob

8. Greg

9. Bramaca

10. Swoop

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 03:22 PM
I know Swoop already said in the other thread he can't make Monday for the draft. Alternatively we could skip the first week matchup and do the draft either later on in the week or next weekend if there is a better time that works for everyone. I personally am fine with either option.

Bramaca
10-14-2018, 03:23 PM
Going to go with no keepers

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 03:33 PM
Going to go with no keepers

:up:

Bob_at_york
10-14-2018, 03:39 PM
Whatever when it comes to draft time. I could do 10pm tonight if others wanted to. I will send my keeper later

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 03:40 PM
Starting Week 1:

-Monday, October, 15th at 10:30pm

Starting Week 2:

-Wednesday, October, 17th at 10:00pm
-Thursday, October, 18th at 10:00pm

-Saturday, October, 20th at 10:00pm
-Sunday, October, 21st at 10:00pm



At this point I am assuming that no one minds potentially starting a week late if it means people won't miss the draft.

Please indicate specifically if any of the above times DO NOT work for you. If they all work for you, please post indicating that as well just so I know you have seen this post. I will try to choose the "path of least resistance" with regards to people's time conflicts based on that.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 03:41 PM
Whatever when it comes to draft time. I could do 10pm tonight if others wanted to. I will send my keeper later

I can't do tonight unfortunately, plus it is probably not enough notice for everyone at this point to move it up

Bob_at_york
10-14-2018, 03:41 PM
I will keep Westbrook (who I forgot I had) and Joel e.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2018, 04:04 PM
I will keep Westbrook (who I forgot I had) and Joel e.

:up:

Bramaca
10-14-2018, 04:46 PM
You can do the draft whenever. I haven稚 made a draft yet and just end up with whoever.

mike_noodles
10-14-2018, 04:53 PM
No keepers for me, I'll start fresh this year.

And I'm good with drafting any day, any time. Skipping the first week is also fine by me.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-15-2018, 01:41 AM
Ok so it sounds like most are fine with any of the draft times I listed. I think given that fact, it would be best to push the draft from Monday to a time later on in the week to hopefully accommodate Swoop and also give a chance for some of the others who don't check PSD as often to have notice and/or provide some input. Its like a 18 week regular season or something so in the long run one matchup won't change anything. I'd rather try to maximize draft participation

Six-8-TheWizard
10-15-2018, 11:47 AM
I have pushed the draft to this Sunday the 21st at 10:00pm. Season will begin week 2.

swoop
10-15-2018, 10:33 PM
Ok so it sounds like most are fine with any of the draft times I listed. I think given that fact, it would be best to push the draft from Monday to a time later on in the week to hopefully accommodate Swoop and also give a chance for some of the others who don't check PSD as often to have notice and/or provide some input. Its like a 18 week regular season or something so in the long run one matchup won't change anything. I'd rather try to maximize draft participation

Thank you, works for me.

killersweet
10-18-2018, 09:11 PM
I was gonna pass on basketball leagues this year. But since this draft is late I値l join in

greg_ory_2005
10-18-2018, 10:32 PM
Do I post keepers here?

Bramaca
10-18-2018, 11:16 PM
Yeah, you can either post them here or in the league

greg_ory_2005
10-19-2018, 11:53 PM
I値l keep lebron and simmons

swoop
10-20-2018, 12:52 PM
I'm going to change to 'no keepers' for the draft, thank you.

mike_noodles
10-20-2018, 04:39 PM
I値l keep lebron and simmons

Damn you, I was gonna take Simmons with my first pick.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-20-2018, 06:26 PM
Ill update all the keepers later tonight to reflect what people said in here

greg_ory_2005
10-21-2018, 05:28 PM
Damn you, I was gonna take Simmons with my first pick.

Haha I知 so happy I got him last year

Bramaca
10-21-2018, 07:22 PM
How many teams are we going with?

Six-8-TheWizard
10-21-2018, 08:00 PM
How many teams are we going with?

Same number as last year.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-21-2018, 08:38 PM
I think everything is good to go. If you see an error in draft order or something tell me asap. Otherwise I'll see you all in about an hour or so

mike_noodles
10-06-2019, 05:19 PM
I'm in and ready to go.

Bramaca
10-08-2019, 02:42 PM
Can稚 remember, we allowed to do any trades before the draft?

greg_ory_2005
10-17-2019, 02:43 PM
I知 readyyyyyyy!

Bob_at_york
10-23-2019, 05:17 PM
This league happening?

Bramaca
10-24-2019, 10:44 PM
This league happening?

Not sure but I知 in and picked my keepers

greg_ory_2005
10-25-2019, 07:48 AM
I知 in as well. Do we list keepers here?

mike_noodles
10-26-2019, 09:37 AM
There's nobody I wanted to keep on my squad.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-26-2019, 08:44 PM
Hey all, apologies about starting a week late. I've been super sick the past couple weeks (dealing with a concussion as well as another illness) and haven't been able to do much of anything, especially on the computer. The draft is set for tomorrow (Sunday) at 915pm (I believe). I had set the keeper deadline for this past Friday and will input all that stuff and the one draft pick trade that occurred last year later tonight.

I think I posted it on Yahoo but just to remind everyone again (as per discussions before last season) we are moving this year to putting keepers in the back 2 draft slots instead of the first 2. I'll put in the 2 keepers for any team that didn't submit them/missed the deadline cause with the rule change there is really nothing to potentially gain anymore by not picking your 2 best guys as keepers (whereas before draft position might make one forgo keeper(s)).

If anyone has any further questions I'll check back here all tomorrow and also check yahoo for messages as well.

Best of luck to everyone in the draft and thanks for remaining committed/understanding despite my being awol the last month or so due to health.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-26-2019, 08:48 PM
I知 in as well. Do we list keepers here?

Anywhere you've listed them I'll put em in.

greg_ory_2005
10-27-2019, 09:32 AM
Anywhere you've listed them I'll put em in.

Kawhi and lebron

Six-8-TheWizard
10-27-2019, 02:27 PM
Kawhi and lebron

:up:

Six-8-TheWizard
10-27-2019, 02:27 PM
There's nobody I wanted to keep on my squad.

Did you want to reconsider this with the new keeper format?

Bob_at_york
10-27-2019, 09:42 PM
I said in other chat, embiid and westbrook are my keepers

Bob_at_york
10-27-2019, 09:43 PM
Draft at 10pm?

greg_ory_2005
10-27-2019, 09:44 PM
I知 good with 10

mike_noodles
10-27-2019, 09:48 PM
I can do 10 or we do a night later this week.

Bob_at_york
10-27-2019, 09:50 PM
Just not Halloween

Six-8-TheWizard
10-27-2019, 10:35 PM
For those that didn't see on Yahoo draft is now at 8:15pm Monday night (tomorrow the 28th). Sorry again for creating this mess but everything should be in order now on the site.

Six-8-TheWizard
12-18-2020, 11:01 AM
A few updates regarding the Corona situation and the premature end to last season:

1. With the fantasy season not restarting along with the NBA bubble, I think its fair to consider the regular season standings as the final standings in lieu of the playoffs. This would mean

1st Place: Bramaca
2nd Place: Greg
3rd Place: Swoop

So congrats to you three on that:clap::clap::clap:

2. With regards to the deadline trades that went through prior to the shutdown, after much consideration I decided to leave the outcome as is (as opposed to reversing any of them).

My thought process was that most of them involved draft picks/keepers and/or were made with a playoff run in mind (at the expense of draft capital). However, while the fantasy playoffs ended up getting cancelled due to the shutdown, nobody really saw that coming when the deals were made (meaning they were all made in good faith). Furthermore, in some ways not being able to benefit from the trade during a postseason run is not that different from a situation in a regular year where the same trade is made and the player(s) acquired suffer season ending injuries. Its just part of the "luck" based aspect of a head to head fantasy sports league.

Finally, one such trade involving keepers/picks was made far earlier in the year than the others. Would it be fair to leave that trade as is while reversing the others? I personally don't see much distinction between them, so to me the only two outcomes were to either reverse every trade from last season, or reverse none of them. Considering half of them were also made by owners swapping keepers that would be ineligible this draft I decided that going with the latter would be the fairest overall outcome.

Six-8-TheWizard
12-18-2020, 11:02 AM
1. Six-8-TheWizard - 1. Durant, 2. Adebayo | None Ineligible; Gobert Kept Once Already

2. Bob - 1. Collins, 2. Lavine | Westbrook/Embiid Ineligible

3. MikeNoodles - 1. Tatum, 2. Williamson | None Ineligible

4. Swoop - 1. Dame, 2. Mitchell | None Ineligible; Dame/Drummond Kept Once Already

5. KCab - 1. KAT, 2. Ayton | None Ineligible; Turner/KAT Kept Once Already

6. Bramaca - 1. Davis, 2. Doncic | None Ineligible; Jokic Kept Once Already

7. Greg - 1. Booker, 2. Kawhi | Lebron Ineligible; Kawhi Kept Once Already

8. Jsumadchat - 1. Young, 2. Vucevic | None Ineligible; Trae Young Kept Once Already

9. Killersweet - 1. Giannis, 2. Butler - None Ineligible; Butler/Giannis Kept Once Already

**10. Freakazoid - 1. Harden, 2. Beal - None Ineligible; Harden/Beal Kept Once Already

Let me know if you think I made any errors with the eligibilities. I will update this post as people confirm their choices to me. You can do so via DM on PSD, discussion post here or on Yahoo, or by simply entering them on Yahoo. If you don't specify then I will choose them for you (as I will assume you just didn't realize in time) based on the default pre-draft rankings. If you deliberately don't want to have any keepers for some reason (they slot in at the end of the draft so little reason not to pick any) then please let me know so I can leave yours open.

Keeper deadline is Sunday, December 20th

Tentative Draft Date Is Monday, December, 21st at 9:45pm Eastern

Six-8-TheWizard
12-18-2020, 11:27 AM
1. Killersweet

2. K Cab

3. Freakazoid**

4. Mike Noodles

5. Jsumadchat

6. Six8Wzrd

7. Bob

8. Swoop

9. Greg

10. Bramaca

Tentative Draft Date Is Monday, December, 21st at 9:45pm Eastern

Six-8-TheWizard
12-18-2020, 11:34 AM
Because the NBA is not using the bubble for this season, I have decided to add 1 additional IR spot to the rosters to help alleviate the strain from players potentially testing positive. This will be a temporary addition for this season only. We did this in the baseball league this Summer and it seemed to be more than justified (we actually added 3 IR spots in that league but baseball has larger, more specialized rosters and had one more spot to begin with already).

If there is a flurry of positive tests I am open to increasing it as well, but for now we will start with 1 additional IR slot and play it by ear going forward.

For the same reason as above I have also increased the weekly add limit by 1 as well. This will also be temporary. It may not end up being necessary but we found ourselves needing to do so a week or two into the baseball league so I figured it can't hurt.

Bramaca
12-18-2020, 01:03 PM
You値l have to remind me what picks I traded away and got back. I have no clue.

Bramaca
12-18-2020, 01:04 PM
Can we bump up the keepers to like 5 or 6 too? That would work out great for me lol

Six-8-TheWizard
12-19-2020, 10:54 AM
You値l have to remind me what picks I traded away and got back. I have no clue.

I got it all saved in the system. Once keepers are finalized you'll be able to view it on Yahoo in advance of the draft (you'll be able to see round by round who owns each pick).

Here's the summary of it for you in the meantime though in case you want to prepare in advance:

You traded your 1st and 2nd round picks (with Jarrett Allen/Heurter) to me for my 3rd and 4th last year (along with Curry/Porzingis).

You also traded your 4th rounder pick alongside Siakam to Jsumadchat for Anthony Davis and his 5th rounder.

So in summary you have:

Rd1: No Pick
Rd2: No Pick
Rd3: 2 Picks (Yours + 68Wzrd)
Rd4: 1 Pick (68Wzrd)
Rd5: 2 Picks (Yours + Jsumadchat)

And also because the keepers slot in at the end of the draft these picks are all essentially pushed up 2 rounds from where they would be in a typical redraft (i.e. the Rd1 picks would be choosing from mostly 3rd round caliber players and so on)

Six-8-TheWizard
12-19-2020, 11:01 AM
Can we bump up the keepers to like 5 or 6 too? That would work out great for me lol

Lol I can see that it would. Not sure how serious you are about it but I'd actually be open to bumping up the number of keepers to 3 or 4 (while keeping the existing 2 year rule) moving foward. In order to implement a change like that though we would have to decide it in advance so that everyone can prepare and be on even footing with it. It wouldn't be fair to just change it out of nowhere now when everyone made decisions the previous year predicated on only having 2 keepers.

I'll probably set up a poll in the discussion on Yahoo sometime during the season and see how everyone feels about it

Bramaca
12-19-2020, 02:04 PM
Is anyone else playing this year or is it just you and me?

Six-8-TheWizard
12-19-2020, 03:40 PM
Is anyone else playing this year or is it just you and me?

I sent out reminder DMs on PSD and on Yahoo to everyone else this morning so hopefully they all see it in time. So far I got 1 reply in addition to the 2 of us so we are at 3/10 right now

mike_noodles
12-19-2020, 04:24 PM
Sorry guys, really busy. I'm in. I'm keeping Tatum and Williamson.

Bramaca
12-19-2020, 10:12 PM
Davis and Doncic are going to be my keepers

swoop
12-20-2020, 07:39 PM
Lillard and Mitchell are my keepers.

Six-8-TheWizard
12-20-2020, 11:22 PM
Sorry guys, really busy. I'm in. I'm keeping Tatum and Williamson.


Davis and Doncic are going to be my keepers


Lillard and Mitchell are my keepers.

Thanks, Added to the list

Six-8-TheWizard
12-21-2020, 05:53 AM
Keepers have been inputted and draft order has been updated. You can view what picks you have in each round and your inputted keepers (check the final 2 rounds) on Yahoo by click "Draft Results" under the "Draft" heading near the top right of the league page.

I triple checked everything but if you happen to notice an error anywhere please post about it here or on Yahoo so I can correct it ASAP. If something ends up needing to be changed it must be done more than 2 hours or so before the draft or else the start time gets delayed.

Six-8-TheWizard
12-21-2020, 06:00 AM
The following teams did not submit keepers:

-Bob
-Killersweet
-KCab
-Greg

I have chosen your keepers for you based on who were the two highest pre-draft ranked players on your roster that were also keeper eligible for this draft. Those selections are noted in this post here (https://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?940289-PSD-Raptors-Fantasy-League-2018-Present&p=33746965#post33746965).

If you see this and decide you want to select different keepers then make a post in this thread or on the yahoo board before 6pm and I should be able to make that change for you. Any later than that and Yahoo will go into "draft mode" and I won't be able to make changes anymore.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-10-2021, 06:38 AM
This poll is to determine whether or not to implement some of the changes that have been suggested by league members in the past.

The poll consists of two questions. I know its a lot of text but please make sure to read each question's accompanying blurb that explains how the results will be tabulated and how/when any potential change would be implemented before making your decision.

___________________________

Question 1: How many keeper players would you like the league to have moving forward? Please rank your choices from #1 (first choice) to #4 (last choice). For example : 1A, 2B, 3D, 4C.

A) Increase to 3 keepers
B) Increase to 4 keepers
C) Increase to 5 keepers
D) No increase, stay with 2 keepers

Note On Implementation For Question 1:

If the result of the poll is to increase the number of keepers, regardless of the number we vote to actually increase it to, the number of keepers will only be 3 for this upcoming season (2021-2022). A potential increase from 3 to either 4 or 5 would be implemented the following year (2022-2023). If the vote is to leave it at 2 keepers then everything will remain the same as in past seasons.

Because there are so many choices relative to the smaller number of teams I will calculate the results of this question using a ranked-choice format. For those unfamiliar with the process that means I will tally up the #1 choice of every voter, then eliminate whichever option has the fewest votes. For those that voted for that last place option, I will then move on to their #2 choice and add those to the still existing votes. This process will then repeat until there is only 1 choice left.

_____________________________

Question 2 Background & Implementation: The head to head fantasy basketball format generally means that anything can happen in a one week matchup come playoff time. While this makes for great competition, it also sometimes means that an otherwise dominant regular season champion is upset by a much luckier lower seed. For this reason some paid leagues give a modest payout to this champion to go along with what would otherwise just be bragging rights. This is obviously not a paid league, but it might make sense to incorporate a small strategic prize to the winner of this league to similarly reward their efforts.

I figured rewarding the regular season champion with a "Voucher" for an additional year of keeper eligibility would be enough to grant them some tangible reward without upsetting the competitive balance of the league. This "voucher" could be held onto and used at any given point moving forward to extend the keeper eligibility of a player (who would otherwise have to be thrown back) by 1 year.

For example, this upcoming season would usually be the 2nd and final time Bramaca could keep Luka Doncic. Under this new rule, if he were to be the regular season champion, he could use the voucher he would win to extend Doncic's eligibility for an extra season.

If approved, this rule would take effect starting with this season (2021-2022), meaning that the champion for this upcoming year would be the first to receive a voucher. This question will require majority rule (50% of votes cast +1) to pass.

Question 2: Do you support the addition of a "1Yr Keeper Eligibility Voucher" as a prize for the regular season champion going forward?

A) Yes
B) No

Six-8-TheWizard
10-10-2021, 06:51 AM
I have sent the above poll out to everyone via DM on PSD AND as a league email on Yahoo. Please respond using whichever is more comfortable for you.

A response like: "1A, 2B, 3D, 4C, Yes" for example would be sufficient.

I've already got a couple responses which is encouraging, but even if you are generally indifferent it would be nice if you could still vote (or respond letting me know you are indifferent) just to show that you were aware of the poll at least.

I am going to set Friday, October, 15th at 11:59pm Eastern Time as a the poll deadline.

Other important dates:

-Saturday, October, 16th at 11:59pm Eastern Time is the Keeper Deadline (please choose 3 in preparation for a potential change depending on poll results - it is easier to remove one than to add 1 later on).

-Monday, October, 18th at 9:15pm Eastern Time is the tentative draft time. This gives about 8 days of a heads up from now but if anyone cannot make it please tell me ASAP either here or on Yahoo. As always nothing in guaranteed but the sooner you let me know the more likely it is we could change it to a better time slot.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2021, 07:13 AM
1. Killersweet

2. Phil/Under My Capela

3. Jsumadchat

4. K Cab

5. Mike Noodles

6. Greg

7. Bob

8. Swoop

9. Bramaca

10. Six8TheWizard

I checked it 3x but as always if anyone notices an error please point it out to me ASAP

Draft is Monday, October, 18th @9:15pm Eastern

Six-8-TheWizard
10-14-2021, 07:30 AM
1. Six-8-TheWizard - 1. Durant, 2. Dame, 3. Anthony Davis | None Ineligible; Durant/Bam Kept Once Already

2. Bob - 1. LaVine, 2. Westbrook, 3. Randle | None Ineligible; Lavine/Collins Kept Once Already

3. MikeNoodles - 1. Young, 2. Embiid, 3. Tatum | None Ineligible; Tatum/Zion Kept Once Already

4. Swoop - 1. Vucevic, 2. PG13, 3. LaMelo Ball | None Ineligible; Mitchell Kept Once Already

5. KCab - 1. Jokic, 2. Fox, 3. Ayton | KAT Ineligible; Ayton Kept Once Already

6. Bramaca - 1. Doncic, 2. Ingram, 3. Tobias Harris | None Ineligible; Doncic Kept Once Already

7. Greg - 1. Booker, 2. Shai, 3. Brown | Kawhi Ineligible; Booker Kept Once Already

8. Jsumadchat/Ah Capela Choir - 1. FVV, 2. Mitchell, 3. Gobert | None Ineligible

9. Killersweet - 1. Steph Curry, 2. Michael Porter Jr, 3. Derrick White | Butler/Giannis Ineligible

10. Phil/Under My Capela - 1. Bam Adebayo, 2. Capela, 3. Lebron James | Harden/Beal Ineligible

Let me know if I made any errors with regards to eligibility.

Keeper Deadline is Saturday, October, 16th @11:59pm Eastern

Six-8-TheWizard
10-16-2021, 05:06 AM
Thank you to everyone who participated in the poll. The voting is now closed and results are being tabulated. I will update this post as I finish counting.

Total Responses: 6/9

Results:

Question 1: How many keeper players would you like the league to have moving forward? Please rank your choices from #1 (first choice) to #4 (last choice). For example : 1A, 2B, 3D, 4C.

First Round Vote Results:
A) Increase to 3 keepers

-2 Votes
B) Increase to 4 keepers

-3 Votes
C) Increase to 5 keepers

-1 Votes
D) No increase, stay with 2 keepers

-0 Votes

Round 1 Outcome: Option D is eliminated

Second Round Vote Results:
A) Increase to 3 keepers

-2 Votes
B) Increase to 4 keepers

-3 Votes
C) Increase to 5 keepers

-1 Votes

Round 2 Outcome: Since no one choice D as their first choice, vote tally remains the same as above. Therefore Option C is now eliminated.

Third Round Vote Results:
A) Increase to 3 keepers

-2 Votes
B) Increase to 4 keepers

-4 Votes

Round 3 Outcome: With C eliminated, the voter who chose C as their first choice moves to their 2nd choice which was B.

Final Verdict: Option B (Increase to 4 keepers) wins by a score of 4-2
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Question 2: Do you support the addition of a "1Yr Keeper Eligibility Voucher" as a prize for the regular season champion going forward?

Vote Results:
A) Yes

5-Votes
B) No

1-Votes

Final Verdict: Option A (Yes, implement the voucher as a prize for the regular season champion) wins by a score of 5-1.
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Reminder that Keepers are due tonight (Satuday, October, 16th @11:59pm). Based on the poll results we have now confirmed that we will have 3 keepers this year.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-16-2021, 05:49 AM
See above post for the actual tabulated results. These are the key takeaways:

1. We will be going with 3 keepers for this current (2021-2022) season so please make sure to pick three players when you submit your choices.

2. The number of keeper players for the following season (2022-2023) and beyond will be 4 keepers, so keep that in mind as you draft/make roster moves this year.

3. Beginning with the 2021-2022 regular season champion, the team that finishes first in the regular season standings each season will receive a "voucher" for 1 additional year of keeper eligibility. This voucher never expires and does not have to be used immediately. I will keep track of it via the keeper eligibility posts that I make in this thread each year.

To be clear, the voucher can only be applied to one single player (e.g. if I have already kept Curry and Durant twice I can only use the voucher to extend the eligibility of one or the other, not both - the other player would be thrown back into the draft pool).

4. All the other keeper rules are staying exactly the same. Keepers will still slot into the final rounds of the draft and (the voucher notwithstanding) every keeper can still only be marked as "kept" by the same team a maximum of 2 drafts in a row.

mike_noodles
10-18-2021, 01:32 PM
Sorry, I just realized I missed the keeper deadline. I would be keeping Tatum, Williamson and Young.

Six-8-TheWizard
10-18-2021, 03:50 PM
Sorry, I just realized I missed the keeper deadline. I would be keeping Tatum, Williamson and Young.

I have Tatum, Embiid and Young for you right now. You said Tatum/Embiid in DM earlier and now Young/Zion/Tatum on here.

Assuming you want Young or Embiid over Zion with his injury and that this is a typo but let me know if that's not the case.