TL;DR I got sucked into a complicated 14 team fantrax team and realizing I'm in over my head. This is a pretty serious league and I'm jumping in the deep end. Any help would be appreciated.
Only rookie draft.
Contracts for players w/ salary cap.
Contracts max 3 years, no re-upping.
Any player cut before end of contract, 1/3 of salary remains on books until it expires.
It is a points league, daily roster, weekly matchup.
I've taken this team over, and am still figuring all the in's and out's.
As far as scoring, I'm not sure what type of player has an edge. For reference, in the entire league there were two 70 or higher fantasy points per game players, five that were 60 or more, thirteen that were 50 or more, twenty-three that were 40 or more. Without breaking down the entire scoring system, hopefully that will be enough to help.
We start, 2 G, 2 F, 1 C, and 2 FLX.
Roster Contract Production (Fantasy points per game)
Irving $18.5/1 YR 44.5
Middleton $14/1 YR 32.8
Aldrige $17/1 YR 37.8
B. Harrison $4/1 YR 30.9
B. Lopez $9.5/2 YR 39.64
N. Batum $14/2 YR 40.87
T. Thompson $5/2 YR 32.87
M. Conley $8.5/1 YR 45.36
Faried $1.5/2 YR 29.52
Z. Randolph $3.5/1 YR 29.19
Marvin. Williams $2.5/1 YR 33.78
Zubac $500K/2 YR 19.26
I have only $7,000,000 in cap space out of $107,000,000.
I am not a basketball person, so I am attempting to take in all this info, and figure out things people who do follow would already know. I'm trying to free some cap space to go after some FA an get some elite talent and/or package a couple of these guys to upgrade a single spot. I'm a noob at following the NBA. Some of the obvious things that you guys know, I probably don't, so don't think that any advice is too basic. Also, I have not done ANY of these contracts, this is what I was given to work with.
1) Who is trending up or down? A trade that could suddenly boost or lower production?
2) Is there anyone I should outright cut on that list and take the cap hit?
3) Overall assessment of the roster?
4) I'm hopeful to be competitive this coming season, possible?
Appreciate any assistance! Thanks!