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2/2/2012 3:03 AM (edited)
LEAGUE NUMBER IS 


There have been many great teams that "should" have won a title yet didn't take the final step.  This is a league where we'll take 24 of those teams and try to get them over the hump.  Here's how we're gonna do it:

Pick a team that LOST in the NBA Finals.  You can twist any and all players that played for that team.  If you are unfamiliar with the terminology of theme leagues, twist means you can use any season of a player.  For example, if you chose the 10-11 Miami Heat, you don't have to use the 10-11 versions of Lebron, Wade, House, etc...



No... this is the guy I want:



...you can use any season you want!

In addition to this, you may help shore up the teams' weaknesses by adding any one player from any season to the roster.  So, again, if I have the 10-11 Heat, I can decide to add 63-64 Bill Russell to the squad (if you can make the finances work!).




So, use 11 players from a team that lost in the finals, twist 'em into any combination you feel is best, add one player that didn't play for the team, and see if you can lead the twisted team into the promised land.

Rules:

cap:  $52M
WW:  no
rookies:  hell no
clones:  no



Team choices will be drafted, using the results from the previous season.  Worst team record picks first... champ picks last.  Runner up is next to last, every one else uses regular season record.  New owners pick after the champ.  Sorry, i know it stinks to be the new guy and do that, but it's pretty much the standard here at WIS.  Trust me, I've picked last in many leagues and won, so it's not that big of deal.


Please name your team to suggest the squad you're basing (since all players will be twisted, it'll make this less painful to check rosters).  For example, I used '93 Phoenix Suns one season for the 92-93 Suns.  Anything is appropriate as long as I don't have to look at your team name for more than 5 seconds to figure out what your team is.  Checking rosters in this thing is painful - do me that favor.  It's cool if you use an arena your franchise used, though it doesn't have to match up to the particular time period.


Once a team has been redeemed and won a championship, that team is retired from this league.  Also, the guest who helped that team to its destiny, is retired (from guesting - he can still be used if he was on a team that lost in the nba finals). 

Retired Teams:
1984-85 Boston Celtics
1995-96 Seattle Supersonics
1972-73 Los Angeles Lakers

Retired Guests:
Wilt Chamberlain
Dwight Howard
Lebron James

***When drafting, please remember to sitemail ahead (both the person who is up and the one after them).

***Also, once someone is skipped while drafting, you do not have to wait till the next time slot to draft.  This is like a real draft... if you miss your slot, too bad.  It's your responsibility to get your pick in as soon as you can, not everyone else's to wait on you!

***Once you post a pick, IT IS FINAL.  There is no changing teams half-way through the draft.  I can't even begin to explain how unfair changing a draft pick is.
3/11/2012 2:36 PM (edited)
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sappy; felonius; malone9975; tricky24; deathproof; dh555; jcred5; ashamael; theyard2; coolmay_one; carbonjones; doubleot; empdenied; eleibowitz;  badja; ericlinder; dalvarius; calcutta; uofa; talismen25; onubears4656; seapilots; longtallbrad
1/19/2012 8:32 PM (edited)
Previous Season Standings:


Team W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Owner  
'73 Los Angeles Lakers 64-18 0.780 - 8-2 W1 ashamael  
Orlando Magic 94-95 50-32 0.610 14 4-6 W1 sappy
93-94 NY Knicks 52-30 0.634 12 6-4 L1 dh555
76ers 81-82 47-35 0.573 17 5-5 W3 phunke1
0607 Cavs 47-35 0.573 17 7-3 L2 gulftide
1988-89 Los Angeles Lakers 46-36 0.561 18 6-4 W2 felonius
MAY LAKERS 82-83 45-37 0.549 19 7-3 W3 coolmay_one
'07-08 Los Angeles Kobes 41-41 0.500 23 7-3 W2 uofa
1998 New York "his Airness" 40-42 0.488 24 4-6 L1 eleibowitz
86-87 Air Celtics 32-50 0.390 32 4-6 L2 malone9975
71/72 New York Knicks 27-55 0.329 37 0-10 L12 calcutta
83-84 Breakdancin' Lakers 23-59 0.280 41 2-8 L3 doubleot
 

Team W-L PCT GB L10 STRK Owner  
92-93 Phoenix Suns 48-34 0.585 - 9-1 W9 empdenied
2004 LA Lakers 48-34 0.585 - 5-5 W2 theyard2
2010-11 Miami Heat 48-34 0.585 - 5-5 L2 felonius
69-70 LAKERS / HONDO ACCORD 42-40 0.512 6 3-7 W1 ericlinder
80 76ers 40-42 0.488 8 6-4 W2 jcred5
99-00 Larry & the Pacemakers 40-42 0.488 8 3-7 L5 ccsweet
97-98 Jazz 40-42 0.488 8 2-8 L4 dalvarius
CJXIII - 87-88 Pistons 37-45 0.451 11 6-4 L1 carbonjones
Artistic Rendering 35-47 0.427 13 8-2 W5 xxevilivexx
Blazers90 34-48 0.415 14 5-5 L2 robocoach
96-97 Utah Jazz 32-50 0.390 16 4-6 L2 tricky24
08-09 Magic 26-56 0.317 22 4-6 W2 bluenote75
 
 

3/29/2012 5:30 PM (edited)
Draft (on the clock starting...)

(all times eastern)

doubleot - out
bluenote75
calcutta
tricky24
malone9975
robocoach - out
xxevilivexx - out
carbonjones - out

dalvarius/jcred5/eleibowitz
ccsweet - out

uofa
ericlinder
coolmay_one
felonius (1)

gulftide - most likely out, check back later
phunke1 - out

felonius(2)/empdenied

sappy
dh555 - out for bowis
theyard2
ashamael

talismen25
onubears4656
seapilots
garyman
2/8/2012 4:18 PM (edited)
Teams Redeemed Gallery:



1984-85 Boston Celtics
(owner:  dman430; guest Wilt Chamberlain)

Won Finals 4-2 over the 95-96 Seattle Supersonics
Won ECF 4-2 over the 81-82 Philadelphia 76ers
Won 2nd round matchup 4-1 over the 10-11 Miami Heat

SimLeague Stats

Name GP GS Min Pts FG% 3Pt% FT% OReb Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF
84-85 Larry Bird 81 81 39.0 26.4 51.8 52.6 90.3 1.5 8.9 8.3 3.2 1.9 1.4 2.4
66-67 Wilt Chamberlain 81 80 46.2 24.3 71.9 0 45.0 5.7 17.0 8.5 3.2 1.4 4.1 1.6
86-87 Kevin McHale 81 81 37.8 24.0 62.3 0.0 80.3 2.7 8.1 3.1 2.8 0.6 2.5 2.6
80-81 Robert Parish 81 81 28.2 17.3 54.2 0 72.7 2.6 8.3 2.2 2.5 1.2 2.6 3.7
90-91 Danny Ainge 81 79 20.7 10.4 49.3 46.5 87.7 0.5 2.2 4.1 1.4 0.9 0.2 2.3
77-78 Quinn Buckner 82 2 25.0 9.7 47.1 35.0 63.8 0.6 2.1 6.6 1.9 2.5 0.3 2.7
77-78 Cedric Maxwell 82 1 14.7 6.2 52.6 41.8 73.2 1.0 3.5 1.1 1.4 0.7 0.6 1.6
84-85 Scott Wedman 81 0 13.7 5.7 47.3 40.0 70.6 0.5 1.6 1.2 0.7 0.4 0.1 1.3
84-85 Carlos Clark 81 1 6.4 2.0 38.3 25.0 68.5 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.6
84-85 Ray Williams 80 1 4.8 1.7 42.5 41.7 58.1 0.2 0.7 1.0 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.5
84-85 M.L. Carr 79 1 4.8 1.7 37.1 47.4 100.0 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.5
88-89 Greg Kite 42 2 4.7 0.5 41.7 0 40.0 0.3 1.3 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.5
TOTALS 82     128.2 55.6 43.6 72.0 15.6 53.5 36.7 18.5 10.6 11.9 19.8
OPPONENTS 82     116.6 47.6 38.6 73.6 15.1 45.7 30.0 18.4 10.2 7.6 18.8


SimLeague Playoff Stats
 
Name GP GS Min Pts FG% 3Pt% FT% OReb Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF
84-85 Larry Bird 17 17 41.8 27.4 51.2 54.2 91.1 1.8 9.6 7.9 4.7 2.1 1.1 3.4
86-87 Kevin McHale 17 17 38.9 24.6 62.7 0 82.7 2.5 7.5 3.4 2.9 0.5 2.7 2.7
66-67 Wilt Chamberlain 17 17 48.6 24.6 72.5 0 46.3 5.6 16.1 9.1 3.9 2.1 5.0 1.7
80-81 Robert Parish 17 17 29.5 19.2 52.8 0.0 75.0 2.8 8.4 2.5 2.4 1.8 3.1 3.6
77-78 Quinn Buckner 17 0 27.0 10.5 45.6 38.5 69.0 0.4 2.0 6.2 2.6 3.5 0.2 3.1
90-91 Danny Ainge 17 17 22.3 8.9 44.3 40.4 81.0 0.2 1.6 4.5 1.5 0.6 0.1 2.3
77-78 Cedric Maxwell 17 0 13.8 5.9 50.6 37.5 83.3 0.9 2.9 1.0 1.2 0.5 0.5 1.5
84-85 Scott Wedman 17 0 15.1 5.5 42.7 57.1 73.7 0.5 1.4 1.8 0.6 0.5 0.1 1.1
84-85 Carlos Clark 17 0 3.3 1.4 52.9 0 71.4 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
84-85 Ray Williams 4 0 1.5 1.0 40.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
84-85 M.L. Carr 17 0 3.4 0.7 31.6 0.0 0 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1
88-89 Greg Kite 6 0 2.0 0.3 33.3 0 0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
TOTALS 17     128.9 55.0 41.9 73.8 15.3 50.4 36.9 20.1 12.0 12.9 20.1
OPPONENTS 17     121.9 51.4 42.3 68.6 15.6 47.6 34.2 21.9 10.5 10.5 20.0




1995-96 Seattle Supersonics
(owner: bluenote75; guest Dwight Howard)

Won Finals 4-2 over the 2010-11 Miami Heat
Won the ECF 4-2 over the 1972-73 Los Angeles Lakers
Won Ruond 2 4-1 over the 2003-04 Los Angeles Lakers


SimLeague Stats

Name GP GS Min Pts FG% 3Pt% FT% OReb Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF
99-00 Gary Payton 82 82 42.0 26.8 45.2 35.3 73.1 1.0 5.6 11.6 3.9 2.0 0.2 1.9
94-95 Detlef Schrempf 82 82 34.9 19.5 51.6 61.7 84.8 1.7 6.0 4.2 2.5 1.2 0.6 2.6
09-10 Dwight Howard 82 82 34.6 19.4 63.3 14.3 60.6 3.0 12.0 2.6 3.4 1.1 3.0 3.0
93-94 Shawn Kemp 82 82 30.9 18.5 56.5 25.0 78.0 3.9 9.9 2.8 3.4 1.7 2.0 3.5
94-95 Hersey Hawkins 82 82 33.2 16.3 48.9 49.1 85.6 0.7 3.3 4.5 2.5 1.5 0.2 2.5
97-98 Ervin Johnson 82 0 29.2 10.7 57.6 0.0 58.9 3.4 9.0 1.0 1.7 1.1 2.7 3.5
93-94 Nate McMillan 82 0 21.2 7.0 48.5 43.6 66.1 0.5 2.9 5.4 1.7 2.4 0.3 2.0
92-93 Sam Perkins 77 0 9.9 5.0 46.6 44.4 89.9 0.7 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.3 0.4 1.1
93-94 David Wingate 63 0 7.3 2.7 46.2 50.0 61.8 0.3 0.9 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.5
96-97 Frank Brickowski 8 0 4.6 1.3 25.0 14.3 50.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.5
07-08 Eric Snow 1 0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
TOTALS 82     125.2 52.0 43.9 73.7 14.9 51.1 33.0 20.1 11.6 9.5 20.5
OPPONENTS 82     118.5 49.3 40.3 73.7 14.5 48.1 30.5 19.7 11.8 7.2 19.7

SimLeague Playoff Stats

Name GP GS Min Pts FG% 3Pt% FT% OReb Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF
99-00 Gary Payton 17 17 41.5 31.2 47.4 35.4 79.5 0.9 6.2 11.5 4.4 2.0 0.2 2.1
09-10 Dwight Howard 17 17 33.8 20.1 66.7 0 51.2 3.3 12.8 2.0 4.2 1.1 3.1 3.5
94-95 Detlef Schrempf 17 17 33.6 19.4 55.5 55.6 89.2 1.2 4.3 4.7 2.1 1.0 0.4 2.8
93-94 Shawn Kemp 17 17 30.9 18.9 53.7 0 75.3 2.8 8.8 2.7 3.2 1.9 3.2 2.8
94-95 Hersey Hawkins 17 17 33.2 15.7 50.5 48.6 87.8 1.1 3.9 4.9 2.3 1.8 0.2 1.9
97-98 Ervin Johnson 17 0 29.8 10.2 61.3 0 58.7 3.5 9.6 1.6 2.8 1.0 2.1 3.5
93-94 Nate McMillan 17 0 21.1 6.1 47.3 50.0 22.2 0.2 2.6 5.2 1.2 2.4 0.4 2.2
92-93 Sam Perkins 17 0 8.6 4.9 64.3 70.0 62.5 0.5 1.5 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.4 1.0
93-94 David Wingate 17 0 7.3 3.2 55.0 33.3 56.3 0.2 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.6
TOTALS 17     129.7 54.4 44.6 71.4 13.8 50.9 33.8 21.3 11.7 9.9 20.5
OPPONENTS 17     123.1 50.2 38.5 73.0 14.2 47.9 32.0 19.9 12.3 7.6 20.6




1972-1973 Los Angeles Lakers
(owner: Ashamael; guest: Lebron James)

Won NBA Finals 4-0 over the 2003-04 LA Lakers
Won ECF 4-0 over the 1994-95 Orlando Magic
Won 2nd Round 4-1 over the 1981-82 Philadelphia 76ers

SimLeague Stats

Name GP GS Min Pts FG% 3Pt% FT% OReb Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF
08-09 LeBron James 82 82 38.0 33.3 52.1 40.4 77.5 1.2 7.0 9.1 4.1 2.0 1.7 1.8
69-70 Jerry West 82 82 38.6 25.3 49.4 39.3 84.6 0.6 2.9 7.4 3.9 1.8 0.2 2.0
66-67 Wilt Chamberlain 82 82 46.3 24.2 70.8 0 46.9 6.0 16.3 8.0 4.4 1.7 4.2 1.6
69-70 Bill Bridges 82 82 40.7 14.1 47.6 31.6 73.8 3.5 11.3 4.1 2.7 1.5 0.9 3.4
74-75 Jim McMillian 82 0 26.6 10.2 48.1 41.7 82.5 1.2 3.9 2.2 1.4 0.9 0.2 1.7
74-75 Happy Hairston 82 82 28.4 9.3 51.5 33.3 74.4 2.6 8.4 2.6 1.6 0.9 0.1 2.8
76-77 Gail Goodrich 65 0 4.8 2.9 47.1 48.0 84.4 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.3
72-73 Mel Counts 78 0 6.0 2.5 44.9 0.0 89.7 0.5 1.8 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.4 0.8
76-77 Jim Price 69 0 4.9 1.7 40.9 50.0 81.0 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.5
71-72 Keith Erickson 59 0 4.6 1.6 45.0 32.4 100.0 0.2 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.4
69-70 Pat Riley 63 0 4.4 1.6 37.6 29.6 68.2 0.1 0.6 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6
72-73 Eric McWilliams 50 0 3.0 1.2 31.8 75.0 52.0 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.5
TOTALS 82     125.6 52.8 38.8 72.6 16.0 53.6 35.9 19.6 10.1 7.8 15.8
OPPONENTS 82     116.8 49.3 39.9 77.3 12.8 45.2 31.5 18.3 11.6 7.2 21.2

SimLeague Playoff Stats

Name GP GS Min Pts FG% 3Pt% FT% OReb Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF
08-09 LeBron James 13 13 40.9 35.5 52.7 45.2 82.5 1.3 7.9 11.8 4.8 3.2 1.5 2.1
69-70 Jerry West 13 13 41.8 27.9 46.7 32.0 83.3 1.2 3.4 6.6 3.4 1.9 0.2 2.2
66-67 Wilt Chamberlain 13 13 46.2 22.8 73.8 0 43.5 5.8 16.5 7.8 4.8 2.0 4.5 2.0
69-70 Bill Bridges 13 13 42.5 14.7 47.6 28.6 75.0 3.2 10.4 4.6 1.8 1.6 0.9 3.3
74-75 Happy Hairston 13 13 30.6 11.9 55.3 28.6 80.4 3.7 9.8 2.5 1.6 0.8 0.0 3.1
74-75 Jim McMillian 13 0 28.0 10.8 52.8 61.5 83.3 1.4 3.4 2.5 1.4 1.2 0.2 1.6
76-77 Gail Goodrich 9 0 2.4 1.3 41.7 0.0 66.7 0.0 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
72-73 Mel Counts 9 0 2.8 1.3 60.0 0 0 0.2 0.8 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3
72-73 Eric McWilliams 10 0 3.4 1.2 42.9 0 0 0.4 0.9 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.7
69-70 Pat Riley 9 0 2.8 0.6 10.0 33.3 40.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2
71-72 Keith Erickson 9 0 2.8 0.3 20.0 33.3 0 0.2 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
76-77 Jim Price 1 0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
TOTALS 13     126.9 53.3 39.2 75.5 17.5 53.6 36.6 18.4 11.0 7.3 15.5
OPPONENTS 13     112.7 49.1 36.5 64.4 15.9 46.6 30.5 19.2 9.7 8.8 20.8









2/8/2012 4:19 PM (edited)
Honored Guests Retired:

Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain



Wilt came out of chick-banging filled retirement to help lead the 1984-1985 Boston Celtics 'Over the Hump' to the NBA Championship.

66-67 Wilt Chamberlain 7-1, 250 lbs
84-85 Celitcs Redux

SimLeague Stats

  GP Min Pts OReb Reb FG FG3 FT AST TO STL BLK FL
Per Game 81 46.2 24.3 5.7 17.0 71.9% 0% 45.0% 8.5 3.2 1.4 4.1 1.6
Totals 81 3744 1967 459 1373 900/1251 0/0 167/371 688 263 115 330 127

SimLeague Playoff Stats

  GP Min Pts OReb Reb FG FG3 FT AST TO STL BLK FL
Per Game 17 48.6 24.6 5.6 16.1 72.5% 0% 46.3% 9.1 3.9 2.1 5.0 1.7
Totals 17 826 418 95 274 190/262 0/0 38/82 154 66 35 85 29

Actual Stats

  Usage% 2pt%# 3pt%# eFG% OReb% DReb% Ast% Stl% Blk%
Advanced 18.5 68.7 0.0 68.3 16.5 26.9 17.1 1.3 4.4




Dwight Howard

 
09-10 Dwight Howard

6-11, 265 lbs
Center
95-96 Sonics

"Superman" traveled back in time to help the Glove & the Rain Man over the hump.

SimLeague Stats


  GP Min Pts OReb Reb FG FG3 FT AST TO STL BLK FL
Per Game 82 34.6 19.4 3.0 12.0 63.3% 14.3% 60.6% 2.6 3.4 1.1 3.0 3.0
Totals 82 2835 1594 245 985 681/1075 1/7 231/381 212 275 89 244 243

SimLeague Playoff Stats

  GP Min Pts OReb Reb FG FG3 FT AST TO STL BLK FL
Per Game 17 33.8 20.1 3.3 12.8 66.7% 0% 51.2% 2.0 4.2 1.1 3.1 3.5
Totals 17 574 342 56 217 150/225 0/0 42/82 34 72 19 53 60

Actual Stats

  Usage% 2pt%# 3pt%# eFG% OReb% DReb% Ast% Stl% Blk%
Advanced 24.0 61.3 0.0 61.2 11.6 29.3 6.7 1.2 4.7


Lebron James




  "The King" went back in time to form up a different 'Big 3' and lead the 1973 LA Lakers to a title.
 

SimLeague Stats
  GP Min Pts OReb Reb FG FG3 FT AST TO STL BLK FL
Per Game 82 38.0 33.3 1.2 7.0 52.1% 40.4% 77.5% 9.1 4.1 2.0 1.7 1.8
Totals 82 3117 2729 96 577 1022/1962 188/465 497/641 746 337 166 138 150

SimLeague Playoff Stats
  GP Min Pts OReb Reb FG FG3 FT AST TO STL BLK FL
Per Game 13 40.9 35.5 1.3 7.9 52.7% 45.2% 82.5% 11.8 4.8 3.2 1.5 2.1
Totals 13 532 461 17 103 174/330 33/73 80/97 154 62 42 20 27

Actual Stats
  GP Min Pts OReb Reb FG FG3 FT AST TO STL BLK FL
Per Game 81 37.7 28.4 1.3 7.6 48.9% 34.4% 78.0% 7.2 3.0 1.7 1.1 1.7
Per 48 Min 81 - 36.2 1.7 9.6 48.9% 34.4% 78.0% 9.2 3.8 2.2 1.5 2.2
Totals 81 3054 2304 106 613 789/1613 132/384 594/762 587 241 137 93 139
  Usage% 2pt%# 3pt%# eFG% OReb% DReb% Ast% Stl% Blk%
Advanced 34.1 53.2 34.1 53.0 4.0 17.9 25.2 2.1 1.9




 

1/19/2012 8:30 PM
reserved
1/19/2012 8:51 PM
I'm in.
1/19/2012 9:17 PM
of course I am back...even though I suck at this league
1/19/2012 11:10 PM
back...and hopefully not in your division again ash
1/19/2012 11:49 PM
Yeah that was unfortunate that you had 2nd best record in league yet playing in the first round.  Sorry man =.
1/20/2012 4:23 PM
back - (2 times if necessary)
1/21/2012 4:01 AM
IN
1/21/2012 6:53 AM
In unless Bowis starts
1/22/2012 9:41 PM
Unfortunately, I am working 40+ hours a week and taking 8 semester hours at the local college, so I just don't have time this Spring. Maybe next league.
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