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ATMD-V Suggestion Box

Posted on: October 13, 2010 8:34 pm
Edited on: October 13, 2010 8:35 pm

Stuff in the box suggestions for next year.

Carry on...Cool

Category: NBA
Tags: ATMD

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: October 17, 2010 1:35 am

ATMD-V Suggestion Box

Thanks for the comments MS, but I played with only integrity the entire time.

And Nugs, I hear what you are saying, but I think we need to make this almost like a Wine Cellar Tourney.

Take the best years, and let it be what it is.

Then you truly have a plethora of options.

MS could have ran out

88' Zeke
73' Monroe (Even if it wasn't his best statistical season he played off a ball dominant PG and won a title)
84' Bird
96' Rodman
94' Robinson

That is my opinion of course...

Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: October 16, 2010 6:15 pm

ATMD-V Suggestion Box

don't play unless you can't accept the fact that some people just are better than you

Don't play if someone that is related to you is involved in the contest

don't disagree with Nugs, kmvenne, WCF otherwise you are doomed

don't play with fairness, integrety, or without bias because it will not get you anywhere put disappointment

Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: October 16, 2010 5:40 pm

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Well champ...Cool , problem with that is if you take a player in a single solitary year than it takes away from many players who had great whole careers.  Take Bill Walton, he's a great player if you take him in his short lived prime, but as a career he's not even in the top 3 tiers of centers, not even close.  Keith got a ton out of him this year, almost would argue too much, great job by him selling him, but primes have to be more than just a year or two.  That's the reason when I first joined this crazy contest years ago that I did whatever I needed to get David Thompson, because when he was on no one, and I mean no one could stop him from scoring.  So if we're talking a single year designation then give me Skywalker.  Or you could take someone like Durant last year, he had a tremendous year but he's far from still being an ATMD starter.  Great player to come off the bench to score, especially if you have him as a SG, but if you had him as a starting SG he'd be in a world of hurt trying to stop the likes of the true legit starting SG's.  Look at Dwyane Wade, he's about half the times a backup SG and he had one of the more dominant Finals performances. 

Primes are also difficult because what is trully a prime?  How many years?  And what if someone was injured during their prime but then came back to still be productive?  Take someone like David Robinson, in his true prime he was not a champion.  He still produced but wasn't the same player.  Kevin Garnett in his true prime wasn't a champion, but later showed that he's a very important cog to a championship team.  Look at someone like Moses Malone, when he came in the league he was great but was quite a bit smaller.  Then added a ton of bulk later.  Or even one of the most hated / wanted players in Wilt.  His prime is when?  When he put up stats that will never ever be close to matched, or when he was a great cog in those Lakers teams? 

Love the idea, which there was a better answer though.  1 year is not enough because too many had one great year.  Whole career is also tough because some players morphed into diffrenet types of players.  A few years would work, but then what if the player had an injury during his prime, or had one off year? 

You take a player with all the athletic skills when he comes in the leauge, or you take the one with all the basketball IQ once he's figured "it" out.  You take the player who learned how to be a cog to become a champ or the one that tried to do it all on their own?

The answer might be there, who knows....

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2010 1:30 am

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I am strongly in the corner that we need to designate player years.

For example:

MS has been using Rodman and getting credit for Detroit Rodman and Chicago Rodman.  They are two separate players, and you can't give them credit for both.

I think it opens up the floor for less questions:

Player X shot 43% from 3pt range in 99' so I am using 99' and making him my shooter...

One caveat being that once you designate a player, that is it for the Pool Play.

So if you have Bryant and Ewing like WCF/JP had, then you could have done 89' Ewing and 00' Bryant, but it had to stay that way, couldn't go and change Bryant to 09' Bryant and Ewing to 94'...

You can change at the beginning of each pool play, and for every game in the tourney...

One suggestion from me...

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