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Old 08-02-2014, 12:09 PM   #20
Young Drachma
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Join Date: Apr 2001
The 5th division only plays a 28 game season. The Rustlers finished the year 15-13, 2 games out of a playoff spot. Not bad for my first year flying blind in this tough league, but it means we'll be back next year to try our hand at it again.

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Wichita Falls Rustlers Efficiency Player Pos TS% AstR ToR Usg ORR DRR RR PER VA EWA O Eff D Efftest test test test test ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chetan Minakshi SF .549 10.2 11.1 20.6 4.4 11.4 8.1 20.3 127.1 4.2 97.6 98.9 Tuma Maahir SG .569 9.2 11.0 20.0 5.0 9.5 7.5 20.3 105.1 3.5 101.2 95.0 Harold Marasco C .583 8.8 11.7 13.6 5.0 10.4 7.9 17.8 81.7 2.7 98.5 95.4 Wojciech Blaszczyk PG .522 11.9 10.2 20.4 3.8 6.8 5.3 17.9 77.2 2.6 96.7 95.0 Hernando Matutes SG .500 10.9 11.8 19.0 4.7 6.5 5.7 15.4 59.8 2.0 97.1 100.5 Eero Koskinen SF .454 9.1 10.5 16.9 2.7 9.5 6.3 11.0 5.8 0.2 100.9 97.9 Akkiliç Kimyacioglu PF .512 13.6 15.3 10.7 7.0 16.1 11.9 11.8 2.4 0.1 102.4 101.5 Hadad Abdul-Samee' C .600 10.1 22.8 8.7 5.0 27.5 16.8 10.7 1.4 0.0 99.5 99.6 Hakan Dogan PF .500 0.0 20.0 13.4 6.3 28.6 16.7 13.9 0.5 0.0 65.4 84.0 Qin Tang PG .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Tiomoid Athanas PG .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Kirk Giguere C .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Tom Rukon SG .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Shadid Wajeeh PF .508 13.0 18.7 10.8 5.5 31.4 19.3 11.1 -4.2 -0.1 95.4 93.9 Eligio Ortiz SG .222 9.1 9.1 12.5 0.0 16.0 9.3 -0.1 -5.2 -0.2 100.0 109.4

It seems pretty clear to me that the problem with this team wasn't that I built a balanced team that had solid players -- I did that well -- we just went on a losing streak that I think was caused by a lack of depth that ended up tanking the year. Which is/was a bummer.

I made a smart trade picking up Tuma Maahir in a deal with Huntsville that involved six players total, but for whatever reason, couldn't dominate down here like I was hoping to and the fog of war with no ratings obviously hurts me relative to the AI, but it's a solid house rule to only have to view stats.

In terms of where this league ranks using the attribute report, overall the BAA5 is a 50.7 overall which among my 25 leagues ranks it 22nd (ahead of Japan, Germany & South Korea) and so, my goal this off-season is to spend some time scouting those leagues for 1) Americans and also 2) ways the top teams in those leagues are composed to see if there's a formula to it.

The salary cap in the BAA5 is higher than Germany, Egypt, Japan, Korea, Brazil which means I should check those leagues out to see if we can't repatriate some of the best Americans in those leagues since we can pay better.

Next year's cap will increase a few $k to 23,540, which will net teams in theory one more player who could be a difference maker.

I'm confident we can crack the formula next season and head up the ranks of the 2nd tier of US basketball.

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2012 BAA5 Standings ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- W L PCT HOME DIV CONF ---------------------------------------------------- Chattanooga 18 10 .643 11-3 18-10 18-10 Huntsville 17 11 .607 9-5 17-11 17-11 Altitude 16 12 .571 10-4 16-12 16-12 Rustlers 15 13 .536 9-5 15-13 15-13 Flames 14 14 .500 10-4 14-14 14-14 Rochester (MN) 13 15 .464 7-7 13-15 13-15 Steamwheelers 11 17 .393 7-7 11-17 11-17 Jobbers 8 20 .286 5-9 8-20 8-20

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