KingsFans Official Fantasy Basketball 2009

#1
**IMPORTANT - Draft Time Change**
The draft will be at 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 24.​


Ok.. time for a quick copy and paste from last year's thread...

This is year nine of the KingsFans "Official" Fantasy Basketball League, a weekly scoring league that has been run since before KingsFans has been KingsFans.
  • If you'd like to join the league, just post here in the thread or send me a PM. (Note: People in the league last year get first option. Then comes people who've played in the past (but not last year), and finally there's usually room for KingsFans members who've never played in this league before but want to join now.) Let me know as soon as possible if you want in to make sure you get a spot if one's available.

  • I'm the commissioner by default. Decisions are generally made by whichever preference is voiced most among those who pipe up, with ties and initial settings going to what we've done before. (And I'm always willing to cede commissionerification duties to any regular who'd like the job.)

  • The current draft time is set for Sat Oct 24 3:30pm PDT. As always, that is open to change if there are better times for everybody. Again please let me know your suggestions earlier rather than later. It is usually difficult to get a time that most people can agree on, though, so don't expect it to change (this is the time we've done it each of the last few years).

  • If you were in this league last year, hopefully you have been sent an invite. Please sign up or let me know that you don't plan on signing up so I can decide how many others to allow in and make sure we have an even number of teams.

  • Deadline for existing players to sign up or let me know you plan to sign up is: Mon Oct 13 12:00pm PDT. After that time you can still probably get in the league, but I will start giving away spots to others so there is no guarantee.

  • We've had anywhere from 10-16 teams in this league over the last few years. Even though the max teams is set to 20, we don't usually get that many. I'd like to get closer to 16 than 10, but it all depends on how many people sign up. So for those of you who prefer more or fewer teams, please express your interest either way and we'll wait to see how it plays out.

And finally, here are the settings as they are set currently:

League Name: KingsFans Official
Custom League URL: http://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/kingsfansofficial
League ID: 103214
Draft Type: Live Draft
Draft Time: Sat Oct 24 3:30pm PDT
Max Teams: 20
Scoring Type: Head-to-Head
Max Moves: No maximum
Max Trades: No maximum
Trade Reject Time: 2
Trade End Date: March 4, 2009
Waiver Time: 2 days
Can't Cut List Provider: Yahoo! Sports
Trade Review: League Votes
Post Draft Players: Free Agents
Weekly Deadline: Weekly on Monday
Start Scoring on: Week 1
Roster Positions: PG, SG, G, SF, PF, F, C, C, Util, Util, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN
Stat Categories: FG%, FT%, 3PTM, PTS, REB, AST, ST, BLK, TO
 
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#2
And here is a history of the winners from previous seasons. (Note that there are leagues that aren't accounted for here because we did more than one "Official" league in the same year, but these are the ones that are linked in Yahoo.)

KingsFans Official League (2008)
Code:
1.   G_M_                   110-77-2  	.587  	-
2.   nebbie Theus           90-94-5 	.489 	18.5
3.   Venom's Vendetta       93-95-1 	.495 	17.5
4.   Brick's Blind Bombers  105-79-5 	.569 	3.5
5.   POCC*NR*               98-90-1 	.521 	12.5
6.   Gary's Kings           96-90-3 	.516 	13.5
7.   Kings4Lyfe32           87-96-6 	.476 	21
8.   uolj Fog Balls         90-94-5 	.489 	18.5
9.   JSin                   90-95-4 	.487 	19
10.  TonyDelkMemorials      86-99-4 	.466 	23
11.  AleksandarN            82-105-2 	.439 	28
12.  Black Tide             87-100-2 	.466 	23
KingsFans Official League (2007)
Code:
1.   TonyDelkMemorials      100-86-3    .537     21.5
2.   POCC*NR*               100-85-4    .540     21
3.   nebbie Theus           101-85-3    .542     20.5
4.   Supes All-Stars        121-64-4    .651     -
5.   BradleyVictorious      99-85-5     .537     21.5
6.   Mad D Unit             99-86-4     .534     22
7.   Diddy's Rancho Kings   95-90-4     .513     26
8.   Brick's Boobs          90-94-5     .489     30.5
9.   AleksandarN            99-86-4     .534     22
10.  Black Tide             98-87-4     .529     23
11.  uolj Fog Balls         91-98-0     .481     32
12.  G_M_                   94-92-3     .505     27.5
13.  Guano Fever            86-95-8     .476     33
14.  Transatlantic          74-108-7    .410     45.5
15.  JSin                   70-114-5    .384     50.5
16.  Gary's Kings           62-124-3    .336     59.5
KingsFans Official League (2006)
Code:
1.   brickkicksbutt06       113-71-5    .611     -
2.   uolj Fog Balls         93-94-2     .497     21.5
3.   GeorgiaKing            108-78-3    .579     6
4.   Gary's Kings           96-91-2     .513     18.5
5.   TonyDelkMemorialTeam   106-81-2    .566     8.5
6.   nebs' tizzy flippers   104-82-3    .558     10
7.   G_M_                   81-105-3    .437     33
8.   Diddy's Chico Kings    68-115-6    .376     44.5
9.   Rockmeister            86-98-5     .468     27
10.  Alek's Crown Royal     74-114-1    .394     41
KingsFans Official (2005)
Code:
1.   Brick's Tinkerbells    98-84-7     .537     12.5
2.   Mad D Unit             110-76-3    .590     2.5
3.   uolj Fog Balls         113-74-2    .603     -
4.   Gary's Kings           94-91-4     .508     18
5.   THORINATORS            98-90-1     .521     15.5
6.   Evil Ascendent         101-84-4    .545     11
7.   JSin yo!               90-94-5     .489     21.5
8.   G_M_                   94-91-4     .508     18
9.   OptimusRhymeTime       86-100-3    .463     26.5
10.  GeorgiaKing            82-100-7    .452     28.5
11.  Bradymeister           87-100-2    .466     26
12.  Diddy's Chico Kings    88-95-6     .481     23
13.  King Nole              82-101-6    .450     29
14.  AleksandarN            70-113-6    .386     41
KF Official League (2004)
Code:
1.   Mad D 12               107-78-4    .577     1
2.   JSin                   109-78-2    .582     -
3.   Bricking Ballhogs 04   106-78-5    .574     1.5
4.   G_M                    108-78-3    .579     0.5
5.   Rockmeister            96-90-3     .516     12.5
6.   drgibbs fall-stars     97-89-3     .521     11.5
7.   Gary's Kings           81-107-1    .431     28.5
8.   SpongeMonkeys          70-117-2    .376     39
9.   King Nole              93-93-3     .500     15.5
10.  Evil Domination        89-95-5     .484     18.5
11.  C Diddy Chico Kings    82-103-4    .444     26
12.  uolj Fog Balls         78-110-1    .415     31.5
KingsFans Weekly (2003)
Code:
1.   BricksBelchingBats1    119-67-3    .638     0.5
2.   TurkMeister#5          119-66-4    .640     -
3.   Tide of Evil           108-78-3    .579     11.5
4.   randyallensoldschool   106-77-6    .577     12
5.   Supes Kryptonians      108-78-3    .579     11.5
6.   89 Kings Fan           103-85-1    .548     17.5
7.   catch 22               98-90-1     .521     22.5
8.   JSin                   98-87-4     .529     21
9.   uolj Fog Balls         89-96-4     .481     30
10.  2c bottom dwellers     86-96-7     .474     31.5
11.  Sloters                94-92-3     .505     25.5
12.  NightBunny             92-95-2     .492     28
13.  Gary                   82-105-2    .439     38
14.  Kong                   78-108-3    .421     41.5
15.  brandons_team          77-110-2    .413     43
16.  Super Survivors        76-111-2    .407     44
17.  Pretenders             70-116-3    .378     49.5
18.  Bradley Championship   69-115-5    .378     49.5
Official KingsFans League (2002)
Code:
1.   Bricklayer             114-75-0    .603     2.5
2.   SacTownKing            102-82-5    .553     12
3.   QueenofKings           108-77-4    .582     6.5
4.   drgibbs                113-69-7    .616     -
5.   THOR                   99-83-7     .542     14
6.   Gary                   106-76-7    .579     7
7.   2001 Champion J@UCSD   99-85-5     .537     15
8.   RandyAllensoldschool   97-87-5     .526     17
9.   C Diddy                95-86-8     .524     17.5
10.  ForeverKingsFan        93-88-8     .513     19.5
11.  PEJA_FOR_3             93-93-3     .500     22
12.  Mavinator              91-95-3     .489     24
13.  cwebbslamm             91-95-3     .489     24
14.  KingJonBoy418          89-94-6     .487     24.5
15.  PFFFFT!!               88-93-8     .487     24.5
16.  vik_mkd                88-96-5     .479     26
17.  Superman2001           87-100-2    .466     28.5
18.  Mr. Slim Citrus        81-104-4    .439     33.5
19.  Aleksandar             66-121-2    .354     49.5
20.  Stojakovic             42-143-4    .233     72.5
SacHoops League (2001)
Code:
1.  JUCSD                  119-56-5    .675     1
2.  Bradley Championship   120-55-5    .681     -
3.  andjel                 106-72-2    .594     15.5
4.  Bricklayer             108-67-5    .614     12
5.  PEJA_FOR_3             98-79-3     .553     23
6.  RandyAllensoldschool   105-71-4    .594     15.5
7.  Aleksandar             90-82-8     .522     28.5
8.  vik_mkd                94-82-4     .533     26.5
9.  cwebbslamm             92-82-6     .528     27.5
10. Jeremy                 92-80-8     .533     26.5
11. Missing Sac            85-89-6     .489     34.5
12. GM                     90-84-6     .517     29.5
13. Greasefire             81-94-5     .464     39
14. braja                  78-96-6     .450     41.5
15. Glenn                  75-99-6     .433     44.5
16. kingsgurl              71-105-4    .406     49.5
17. kingboy00              71-105-4    .406     49.5
18. Prophetess             69-108-3    .392     52
19. kingsontherun          53-121-6    .311     66.5
20. YugoBasket             53-123-4    .306     67.5
 
#4
i've never liked the weekly thing, but if someone drops out, I'll give it a shot...
I'm sure there will be room even if nobody drops out, we only had 12 teams last year. I'll send out passwords in a couple weeks, but it's pretty safe to assume you're in. :)
 

Capt. Factorial

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Staff member
#6
I have not played in the KingsFans.com league yet, but this year is as good as any to start. Ship me off an invite if/when you know there is room!
 

VF21

#KingsFansForever
Staff member
#8
I have not played in the KingsFans.com league yet, but this year is as good as any to start. Ship me off an invite if/when you know there is room!
If there's not room here, you're welcome to join one of the two leagues I run. I'll be posting them by this weekend.
 

Capt. Factorial

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Staff member
#9
If there's not room here, you're welcome to join one of the two leagues I run. I'll be posting them by this weekend.
Super! I'm already in another long-standing league and I try to keep it to two, so if I join this one I'm probably at my limit.
 
#12
any further news on slots for this league?
I wanted to give old timers a chance to get in, and we still have over a month to go, but I'm confident that the three folks who've expressed interest will have a slot. I'll send out info by the end of the week.
 
#14
Ok, I sent passwords to Geoff, Capt. Factorial and sdballer. I'm going to hold off on sending more passwords to new folks until 10/13 to make sure the returnees can get in if they want (I just sent reminders to the ones who didn't respond via Yahoo yet).

deekay2o9, you'll probably get in, but if suddenly everybody responds we might get close to the limit so that's why I'm waiting.

Also, does anybody have an objection to moving the start time to 3:30 instead of 4:15 (or does anybody else like that idea)?
 

Capt. Factorial

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
Staff member
#15
Ok, I sent passwords to Geoff, Capt. Factorial and sdballer. I'm going to hold off on sending more passwords to new folks until 10/13 to make sure the returnees can get in if they want (I just sent reminders to the ones who didn't respond via Yahoo yet).

deekay2o9, you'll probably get in, but if suddenly everybody responds we might get close to the limit so that's why I'm waiting.

Also, does anybody have an objection to moving the start time to 3:30 instead of 4:15 (or does anybody else like that idea)?
All right, I'm in.

Lineup changes only once a week?
 
#18
Hey all.. I wasn't very good at keeping my teams updated so I am going to pass this year and stick with football. Thanks though!
 

Bricklayer

Don't Make Me Use The Bat
Staff member
#19
I graciously let someone else win it last year in an attempt to boost morale during a ****ty season for the Kings. Don't expect me to be so nice twice in a row. ;)

As an aside, uolj, this thing started out as a 20 team league back in the day when we were overflowing and actually thinking of starting KF Official Leagues B and C as well. So rather than turning people away, if there are enough interested people, and they politely come in pairs, I vote load 'em on up. Deep leagues separate the men from the boys anyway (and no, there does not appear to be a non-sexist way to phrase that -- the humans from the...other younger humans?).
 
#21
As an aside, uolj, this thing started out as a 20 team league back in the day when we were overflowing and actually thinking of starting KF Official Leagues B and C as well. So rather than turning people away, if there are enough interested people, and they politely come in pairs, I vote load 'em on up. Deep leagues separate the men from the boys anyway (and no, there does not appear to be a non-sexist way to phrase that -- the humans from the...other younger humans?).
I agree... I haven't turned anybody away and have even been nudging old-timers to see if they'd come back.

At this point, I think we're pretty much set on who's coming back. We've got 12 teams enrolled. If deekay2o9 and SacKings7 come in that's 14.

I'd love to have more so if anybody is interested post here or PM me.

I'd probably be up for it, but I've never been in one of these leagues before. How do they work? How much time has to be committed? etc.
Not much time has to be committed at all. If you can make the draft (which I think we might change to 3:30 since nobody has objected), then you spend a couple hours on that. You can spend time ranking your players or using the Yahoo default rankings. If you can't make the draft the system drafts for you. The default rankings and autodraft aren't too bad, I almost won a few years ago with both default rankings and an autodraft. But it's still more fun if you can participate.

Once you have your team, then you spend maybe 10-15 minutes a week minimum to keep completely updated. Since this is a weekly league, you only have to check every Saturday or Sunday to really stay on top of things. Basically you make sure you don't have anybody starting who is injured, and if you have players who are crappier than expected you drop them and grab somebody else you think might be good. Obviously some people spend more than 10-15 minutes a week, but I think that's all you need to compete and have fun. And if you miss a week here or there it doesn't usually cause any problems.

There are a lot more details about "how this works" we can share if you're curious. It's not too complicated, but I don't want to write a tome unless you'd like me to. ;)
 
#26
Ok guys, so I decided I am officially up for this. Whether I can be active every week or not remains to be seen, but I'll do my best. But I still can't join because it still says the league is full...
 
#29
Ok, so we need (at least) one more person to get an even number so Optimus can join.

Come on, be a part of the history. Cement your legacy. You know you want to make sure bricklayer doesn't win again. The defending champ has bowed out so we have a wide open field this year.

9th place in 2005.
Speaking of which... why don't you come on back and recapture your 2004 magic? :)
 
#30
I'm out of touch with my sense of stats and up and coming players. If this league gets to around 20 and the spot is still open I'll be tempted to join. League isn't the same without Brick tough.