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  1. So, I am the commissioner of a 30 team baseball dynasty, a 32 team football dynasty, and soon to be 30 team basketball dynasty all on Fantrax. Previously, I have determined the draft order for the inaugural rookie draft by doing a random draft order drawing. For baseball it was not that big of an issue, Football it wasnt terrible but could have been done better, and so for Basketball, where top draft picks tend to be Franchise Game Changers... I want to implement a better way to determine the order. Now, I already have how the rookie draft order will be done in subsequent years, I just need a fair way to do it for the inaugural year. Ideas of bidding using salary cap (we are a contract/salary cap type league) has been floated but not sure that is the way I want to go. Any suggestions??? Thanks in advance for any and all ideas. I will update with any ideas of my own in case someone else has the same issue. God bless!
  2. I am in a 32 team Dynasty Football League on RealitySportsOnline.com. Its pretty good, but it does not support baseball. Where is the best place to run a Dynasty Baseball League. It needs to be able to handle year round capability including a rookie and FA draft. Also an auction draft or salary caps would be nice. Where does everyone do theirs at?
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  5. BioGenesis Baseball Dynasty League League Constitution 1. League Basics 2. Member Activity Requirements 3. Roster Breakdown 4. Free Agency and Waivers 5. Draft 6. Salary Cap and Contracts 7. Trading 8. Miscellaneous 9. Yearly Schedule 10. Payouts ***It should be noted that the league's Inaugural Auction Draft will begin on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m. EST and last about 5-6 hours. It will be paused and then resume on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m. EST. It again will be paused and then (if needed) resume on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m. EST. A seperate 25 round minor league draft will be held approximately two weeks following the auction draft and should take no more than 2 hours (Date TBD).*** 1. League Basics: BioGenesis Baseball is a Dynasty league, whereby teams retain all players in perpetuity until their contracts expire or they are voluntarily traded, released, or retire. The scoring system is weekly Head to Head: Points-Based beginning on Monday and ending on Sunday. Each scoring category is worth a point value (ex: an RBI is worth 1 point). Teams compare weekly totals for each given match-up, and the team with the higher score is determined the winner. Teams with the top records in their divisions at season’s end make the playoffs. The league has 30 teams divided into 6 Divisions, American League West, Central, East and National League West, Central, and East. This league is designed to miror the real MLB. The league has a hard salary cap, which is based on real life salary caps. The salary cap will be adjusted each year to reflect changes in major league salary structure. A randomly generated schedule will be utilized by Fantrax for the inaugural year. The schedule will be reevaluated moving forward. A ~$3 dollar fee will be required from team members each year to receive the Fantrax Premium version of the site, which give us access to premium features such as Salaries, Contracts and Minor Leagues. Fantrax Premium replaces the need to run an off-site, manual document for salaries, contracts and minors. This constitution is not meant to be a final say on any and all rules and regulations. It is merely a means to distribute the backbone information of the league in a speedy process. All managers are encouraged to check the league rules which are found under the first folder under the Other button at the top of the page. Also, there is an FAQ tab that can be found on the site for any and all league questions. 2. Member Activity Requirements Team owners are responsible for the following: Keeping track of league events, announcements made via email and GroupMe, and all information contained within this constitution. Attempting to answer emails, trade requests and all other league related inquiries as quickly as possible. Ensuring that roster violations are dealt with in a timely manner. Note: This is a complex league with many rules. Owner activity is the most important aspect of being a great league member, and will be monitored by the Commissioner's Office in the future. Being present and active in the GroupMe app league chat 3. Roster Breakdown All Rosters are to be maintained on the Fantrax page. The roster is found on the Team Roster page under the Team button on top of the home page. The roster is divided into active players (starting lineup for each week), reserves, and minor leaguers. Position eligibility will be set to the Fantrax default. Each team has a total of 50 player spots. The roster is broken into 18 active players, up to 7 reserve players, up to 25 minor league players and up to 3 injured reserve players. Not all injured reserve and minor league slots need to be filled. During the season, all teams should have 18 active players and 7 reserve players at all times to insure fairness of competition. Starts are not allowed in the RP slots. Any points accumulated for a start in the RP spot will be deducted on a team's first offense. A second offense would result in a stiffer penalty handed down by the Commissioner's Office. Active and Reserve Players earn a Major League salary (real life salary), while players kept on the Minor League team or Injured Reserve do not count against the team’s salary cap. A player must be listed as a minor, inactive, free agent AND have less than 400AB/100IP to be placed on the minor league section. Any player reaching those limits must be moved to the active or reserve roster before the start of the following week of games. Should a team be in violation of the minor league roster, Fantrax will not award points for the team during that week of play. Weekly lineups lock 5 minutes before the start of each players game. 4. Free Agency and Waivers 4.a. Free Agency Teams may pick up Free agents at any point during the regular season, provided the player’s salary does not place the team above the salary cap. A Free Agent is any player that has reached 400AB for field players or 100IP for pitchers, prior to the last draft date. Any attempt to cheat the system (ex: picking up a player with less than the required IP/ABs) will result in penalties. 4.b. Waivers If a team drops a player from his Major League team permanently, the player will go on Waivers. A player will stay on the waiver wire until the morning following 2 days after the player is released. At this point, any free agent picked up on waivers must be placed into the active or reserve slots available to your team. Priority for pickup of waived players is by reverse order final standings. The order will be rotated after each claim is made so that the claiming team goes to the bottom of the waiver order list. The waiver order is listed on the last button under the Transaction tab at the top of the home page. 5. Draft Rookie Drafts Each June, the league will conduct a rookie draft of 5 rounds on the Sunday following the conclusion of the real MLB First-Year Draft. The draft will be completed online through Fantrax, or in a Google Document. The draft order will be set by reversing the previous year’s final regular season standings, with the league champion getting the last draft position and the runner up the next to last position. All other positions will be by final standings (tiebreak is total team fantasy points, lowest gets highest pick). Draft picks can be traded (more on that in the Trade section). We will learn more about the draft as we proceed through the Fantrax draft process the first time. Adjustments may be made in the future. Draft Eligibility: Any player that has been drafted in the most recent MLB draft is eligible to be selected Any International player who has signed with an MLB team. Any player that was previously drafted and is not/no longer on a team roster. Any player that was previously signed by a MLB team but is not on a team roster. Note Players who are NOT eligible: Undrafted HS or College players; Unsigned International players 6. Salary Cap and Contracts Salary The league will have a hard cap, which will be determined during the offseason. The base Cap number is set before the start of each season and will not be modified during the season. The Salary Cap for 2018 is set at $195 Million. Each offseason, the league will research how much the average player salary changed, and will adjust the league’s salary cap accordingly. Teams may go over the salary cap during the offseason. During the off-season there is no punishment for being in violation of the salary cap, as there are no games. Teams must get under the cap by the day the rosters are set for the first week of games, usually the day before game #1 is played. If for whatever reason a team is over the cap during the season, Fantrax will show the team in violation and no points will be gained by that team during the week of competition. If a team accepts a trade that would put the team over the salary cap, the trade will automatically be voided by Fantrax until the team takes the necessary action to get under the salary cap prior to the trade offer being made. Fantrax will assign a salary of $500,000 (minimum salary) to all free agents with unknown salary. Players in the Minor Leagues appear to have a standard $500,000 salary, but it is Not counted against the cap. Contracts All initial contracts are three years post inaugural draft. Contracts are new for Fantrax and will be handled as the league moves forward. A salary cap penalty will be instituted if a player is dropped prior to the end of the contract. 7. Trading Teams may trade the following assets: Players on his team, major or minors Rookie draft picks for following three seasons. Dues for the years picks traded must be paid in order to complete the trade. This will be handled by Fantrax Treasurer if possible; PayPal if not. Fantrax will not allow conditional picks so none will be allowed. Trade Process: All trades will go through a voting process on Fantrax for 2 days plus until the following morning. If 33% of league objects to the trade, the trade will be sent to the Commissioner's Office for review. Commissioner will allow all teams to give their reasoning for making the trade. Any and all collusion will be handled with swiftly. The LMs retain the right to Veto any trade that is overtly seen as cheating, colluding, or generally unfair. Trading is allowed all year, except after the trade deadline and throughout the playoffs. The trade deadline for 2018 is Sunday, July 29th @ 11:59 PM EST 8. Miscellaneous 8.a. The All Star break The All-Star break scoring period is merged with the preceeding week. 8.b. Start of the Season At this point in time, ALL ACTIVE AND RESERVE PLAYERS on the team who are not on the DL will count towards the salary cap. 8.c Suspended Players Suspended players will not be allowed to be dropped to the minors or moved to the Disabled List, thus making their salary count against the salary cap. This was voted in by the league. 8.d Unlisted Players Should a player not be found on the Fantrax player list, contact an LM who can have Fantrax add the player in question to the list. 9. Yearly Schedule Regular Season: Consists of 22 scoring periods The first scoring period will be four (4) days. The All-Star break week will be combined with the week after. These two scoring periods will not be available for the Scoring Title Winnings (documented later in the 'Payouts' section). Before the first regular season game, teams must be under the established salary cap. Week 23: Playoffs Start 12 Teams make the championship playoffs (6 Division Winners and 6 Wild Card teams) Bottom 16 make the consolation playoffs (Do the math, 2 teams will not make either bracket) Consolation bracket will determine the following years draft order. This helps prevent "tanking". Playoffs will last 4 weeks Late September: Playoffs Completed, Champion Decided Offseason Starts: October: Start of OffSeason Trophies and banners are assigned Rookie draft orders are published. 10. Payouts 1st: $700 2nd: $300 3rd: $140 4th: $60 Division Winners: $50 Team Of The Week (awarded to team with highest point total for the week): $5 for each Regular Season Scoring Period Most Points Scored for the Regular Season: $20 Most Points in a Single Regular Season Scoring Period: $20 (excluding the All-Star break scoring period where two periods are combined) NOTE FROM COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE This is an ever evolving league with an ever evolving list of rules and regulations. As we learn what Fantrax is and is not capable of doing, we will make adjustments for the betterment of the league long-term. Please understand that at all times, every decision made will be for the benefit of the league as a whole moving forward. The best leagues are those that listen to the concerns of its owners and evolve with the times. If at any point it is believed that an owner is cheating or blatantly disregarding rules in any way, they will be removed form the league without refund. The Commissioner will make sure the league stays fun and active at all times. If owners need to be replaced due to inactivity for this to happen, it will be done. Lastly, this league will remain consistent in its rules and regulations at all times unless it is discovered that if a rule is not changed, it will hurt the league. The only time anything will be changed in this league is if the Commissioner's Office deems the change mandatory for the betterment of the league as a whole. Stay safe and God bless.
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  7. UPDATED CONSTITUTION BioGenesis Baseball Dynasty League League Constitution 1. League Basics 2. Member Activity Requirements 3. Roster Breakdown 4. Free Agency and Waivers 5. Draft 6. Salary Cap and Contracts 7. Trading 8. Miscellaneous 9. Yearly Schedule 10. Payouts ***It should be noted that the league's Inaugural Auction Draft will begin on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at approximately 7:00 p.m. EST. This draft will be conducted via the league message board on Fantrax. A seperate 25 round minor league draft will be held sometime nearing the end of the auction draft. The minor league draft will be a 12 hour snake draft. Draft order will be determined by random 72 hours before the start*** 1. League Basics: BioGenesis Baseball is a Dynasty league, whereby teams retain all players in perpetuity until their contracts expire or they are voluntarily traded, released, or retire. The scoring system is weekly Head to Head: Points-Based beginning on Monday and ending on Sunday. Each scoring category is worth a point value (ex: an RBI is worth 1 point). Teams compare weekly totals for each given match-up, and the team with the higher score is determined the winner. Teams with the top records in their divisions at season’s end make the playoffs. The league has 30 teams divided into 6 Divisions, American League West, Central, East and National League West, Central, and East. This league is designed to miror the real MLB. The league has a hard salary cap, which is based on real life salary caps. The salary cap will be adjusted each year to reflect changes in major league salary structure. The salary cap will also be the Free Agency Aquisition Budget. A randomly generated schedule will be utilized by Fantrax for the inaugural year. The schedule will be reevaluated moving forward. A ~$3 dollar fee will be required from team members each year to receive the Fantrax Premium version of the site, which give us access to premium features such as Salaries, Contracts and Minor Leagues. Fantrax Premium replaces the need to run an off-site, manual document for salaries, contracts and minors. This constitution is not meant to be a final say on any and all rules and regulations. It is merely a means to distribute the backbone information of the league in a speedy process. All managers are encouraged to check the league rules which are found under the first folder under the Other button at the top of the page. Also, there is an FAQ tab that can be found on the site for any and all league questions. 2. Member Activity Requirements Team owners are responsible for the following: Keeping track of league events, announcements made via email and GroupMe, and all information contained within this constitution. Attempting to answer emails, trade requests and all other league related inquiries as quickly as possible. Ensuring that roster violations are dealt with in a timely manner. Note: This is a complex league with many rules. Owner activity is the most important aspect of being a great league member, and will be monitored by the Commissioner's Office in the future. Being present and active in the GroupMe app league chat 3. Roster Breakdown All Rosters are to be maintained on the Fantrax page. The roster is found on the Team Roster page under the Team button on top of the home page. The roster is divided into active players (starting lineup for each week), reserves, and minor leaguers. Position eligibility will be set to the Fantrax default. Each team has a total of 50 player spots. The roster is broken into 18 active players, up to 7 reserve players, up to 25 minor league players and up to 3 injured reserve players. Not all injured reserve and minor league slots need to be filled. During the season, all teams should have 18 active players and 7 reserve players at all times to insure fairness of competition. Starts are not allowed in the RP slots. Any points accumulated for a start in the RP spot will be deducted on a team's first offense. A second offense would result in a stiffer penalty handed down by the Commissioner's Office. Active and Reserve Players earn a Major League salary (real life salary), while players kept on the Minor League team or Injured Reserve do not count against the team’s salary cap. A player must be listed as a minor, inactive, free agent AND have less than 130 AB/50 IP (equivalent to MLB standards) to be placed on the minor league section. Any player reaching those limits must be moved to the active or reserve roster before the start of the following week of games. Should a team be in violation of the minor league roster, Fantrax will not award points for the team during that week of play. Weekly lineups lock 5 minutes before the start of each players game. 4. Free Agency and Waivers 4.a. Free Agency Teams may pick up Free agents at any point during the regular season, provided the player’s salary does not place the team above the salary cap. A Free Agent is any player that has reached 130 AB for field players or 50 IP for pitchers, prior to the last draft date. Any attempt to cheat the system (ex: picking up a player with less than the required IP/ABs) will result in penalties. 4.b. Waivers If a team drops a player from his Major League team permanently, the player will go on Waivers. A player will stay on the waiver wire until the morning following 2 days after the player is released. At this point, any free agent picked up on waivers must be placed into the active or reserve slots available to your team. Priority for pickup of waived players is by reverse order final standings. The order will be rotated after each claim is made so that the claiming team goes to the bottom of the waiver order list. The waiver order is listed on the last button under the Transaction tab at the top of the home page. 5. Draft Free Agent Auction Draft Once all teams are paid up, Commish will advise the league the time and date to post their two nominations. Only players with greater than or equal to 130 AB or 50 IP are allowed to be nominated. Nominations are made on the “Message Forum” on the home page of the Fantrax website. The title of the post will read “First Name Last Name – Position”. The body of the post will be an amount. YOU MUST MAKE YOUR BIDS VERY CLEAR. Bids that are hard to understand will be voided out. Bids that do not surpass the previous bid by $250,000.00 will be voided out. Using dollar signs, decimals, and commas can help with legibility. You can also spell out the amount if easier for you (i.e. 4 mIllion). Please bid an amount that is closer to the actual amount you expect the player to win. Bidding the minimum every time will make this a much more strenuous process. Once a bid goes 24 hours without another bid being made, the auction for that player is over. At this time, the winning team will post on the thread the amount of years you want that player at that price. Contracts are a maximum of five (5) years or a minimum of one (1) year. You may sign every player to one year contract… or every player to five year contracts… or a little of every contract length in between. Once a team posts the amount of years they want the contract to be, the team is allowed to start a new post with a new player to auction and the process repeats itself. Teams will never have more than two active auctions threads at a time. A Commish or Co-Commish will delete the completed auction thread for a player after it is confirmed that that player has been placed on the appropriate team. Deleted posts are capable of being recovered if there ever comes a time that a team owner disputes the results of an auctioned player. Minor League Draft Any player with less than 130 AB or 50 IP is allowed to be drafted in this draft. This will be a standard snake draft on Fantrax. Draft order will be randomized 72 hours before the draft is set to start. The Minor League Draft will start once the Free Agent Auction is at least half way over (This will be decided during FA Draft) The pick time for this draft will be 12 hours maximum. Every team can have a maximum of 25 minor leaguers and a minimum of zero (0). First Year Player Draft Every year, after the MLB draft, a five (5) round standard draft will be held. Draft Eligibility: Any player that has been drafted in the most recent MLB draft is eligible to be selected Any International player who has signed with an MLB team. Any player that was previously drafted and is not/no longer on a team roster. Any player that was previously signed by a MLB team but is not on a team roster. Note Players who are NOT eligible: Undrafted HS or College players; Unsigned International players 6. Salary Cap and Contracts Salary The league will have a hard cap, which will be determined during the offseason. The base Cap number is set before the start of each season and will not be modified during the season. The Salary Cap for 2018 is set at $195 Million. Each offseason, the league will research how much the average player salary changed, and will adjust the league’s salary cap accordingly. Teams may go over the salary cap during the offseason. During the off-season there is no punishment for being in violation of the salary cap, as there are no games. Teams must get under the cap by the day the rosters are set for the first week of games, usually the day before game #1 is played. If for whatever reason a team is over the cap during the season, Fantrax will show the team in violation and no points will be gained by that team during the week of competition. If a team accepts a trade that would put the team over the salary cap, the trade will automatically be voided by Fantrax until the team takes the necessary action to get under the salary cap prior to the trade offer being made. Fantrax will assign a salary of $500,000 (minimum salary) to all free agents with unknown salary. Players in the Minor Leagues appear to have a standard $500,000 salary, but it is Not counted against the cap. Contracts All initial contracts are a maximum of five (5) years for the inaugural draft. When a player is won during the auction, that team will determine how long they would like to sign the player. A salary cap penalty will be instituted if a player is dropped prior to the end of the contract. The penalty is 50% of the contract at any point during the contract, for the remainder of the contract. All minor league players have a initial five year contract. Once the minor leaguer hits the 130 AB/50 IP threshold, the following year that minor leaguer will move to their second year of the contract. If a minor league player is under the 130 AB/50 IP threshold by season's end, his contract will remain as "1st" for the following year. Minor Leaguer contracts are $500K for 1st year of contract (1st year could be several years: depending on when the player reaches the 130/50 limit), $1 Million for 2nd, $2 Million for 3rd, $4 Million for 4th, $8 Million for 5th year. 7. Trading Teams may trade the following assets: Players on his team, major or minors Rookie draft picks for following three seasons. Dues for the years picks traded must be paid in order to complete the trade. This will be handled by Fantrax Treasurer if possible; PayPal if not. Fantrax will not allow conditional picks so none will be allowed. Trade Process: All trades will go through a voting process on Fantrax for 2 days plus until the following morning. If 33% of league objects to the trade, the trade will be sent to the Commissioner's Office for review. Commissioner will allow all teams to give their reasoning for making the trade. Any and all collusion will be handled with swiftly. The LMs retain the right to Veto any trade that is overtly seen as cheating, colluding, or generally unfair. Trading is allowed all year, except after the trade deadline and throughout the playoffs. The trade deadline for 2018 is Sunday, July 29th @ 11:59 PM EST 8. Miscellaneous 8.a. The All Star break The All-Star break scoring period is merged with the preceeding week. 8.b. Start of the Season At this point in time, ALL ACTIVE AND RESERVE PLAYERS on the team who are not on the DL will count towards the salary cap. 8.c Suspended Players Suspended players will not be allowed to be dropped to the minors or moved to the Disabled List, thus making their salary count against the salary cap. This was voted in by the league. 8.d Unlisted Players Should a player not be found on the Fantrax player list, contact an LM who can have Fantrax add the player in question to the list. 9. Yearly Schedule Regular Season: Consists of 22 scoring periods The first scoring period will be four (4) days. The All-Star break week will be combined with the week after. These two scoring periods will not be available for the Scoring Title Winnings (documented later in the 'Payouts' section). Before the first regular season game, teams must be under the established salary cap. Week 23: Playoffs Start 12 Teams make the championship playoffs (6 Division Winners and 6 Wild Card teams) Bottom 16 make the consolation playoffs (Do the math, 2 teams will not make either bracket) Consolation bracket will determine the following years draft order. This helps prevent "tanking". Playoffs will last 4 weeks Late September: Playoffs Completed, Champion Decided Offseason Starts: October: Start of OffSeason Trophies and banners are assigned Rookie draft orders are published. 10. Payouts 1st: $700 2nd: $300 3rd: $140 4th: $60 Division Winners: $50 Team Of The Week (awarded to team with highest point total for the week): $5 for each Regular Season Scoring Period Most Points Scored for the Regular Season: $20 Most Points in a Single Regular Season Scoring Period: $20 (excluding the All-Star break scoring period where two periods are combined) NOTE FROM COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE This is an ever evolving league with an ever evolving list of rules and regulations. As we learn what Fantrax is and is not capable of doing, we will make adjustments for the betterment of the league long-term. Please understand that at all times, every decision made will be for the benefit of the league as a whole moving forward. The best leagues are those that listen to the concerns of its owners and evolve with the times. If at any point it is believed that an owner is cheating or blatantly disregarding rules in any way, they will be removed form the league without refund. The Commissioner will make sure the league stays fun and active at all times. If owners need to be replaced due to inactivity for this to happen, it will be done. Lastly, this league will remain consistent in its rules and regulations at all times unless it is discovered that if a rule is not changed, it will hurt the league. The only time anything will be changed in this league is if the Commissioner's Office deems the change mandatory for the betterment of the league as a whole. Stay safe and God bless.
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  9. A complete constitution is available upon request, but here are a few major bulletins about our league: -Each franchise is named after an NFL team Teams Remaining are: Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers Cincinnati Bengals Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers New York Jets Washington Redskins -$55 League Dues plus $2.50 for Fantrax Premium (all handled by Fantrax Treasurer) -NFL Rookie 5 round draft with salaries and contract that mimic the NFL (with a 6th round pick for drafting a Fresan in college for your practice squad) -Multiple ways to win money including Division winners and Team Of The Week winners. -FA Slow Auction draft on Fantrax forums and Standard Rookie draft every year -Trading of future picks and certain amount of salary allowed to facilitate trades that mimic the NFL -GroupMe and active ownership a must Please reply here or email me at csbaldwin3@gmail.com God bless
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  11. Hello, Name is Chris and I run several fantasy sports leagues. I recently ventured into Dynasty by starting a Dynasty Baseball League this year on Fantrax. Now that it is off and running, as we await the start of the season, I have decided to start a Dynasty Football league with the same basic principles. I am hoping my in-depth learning of Fantrax will help for a smooth transition to football. A constitution has not yet been formulated. I want to list some key points/principles of the league and allow anyone that will have interest to leave their contact info here as I will be checking it on a regular basis. Here are some of the key details: 1. Hosted on Fantrax 2. $55 Buy In (plus a roughly $3 fee for Fantrax Premium from each team) Buy in will increase each year the league has a 75% approval to increase 3. Head to Head matchups - Points Based 4. Every team will be named after a real NFL team. 5. Will incorporate some type of Practice Squad separate from the bench. This will be where teams can have a certain number of college players 6. Will use salaries and contracts. 7. The draft will be a slow, Forums based, auction on Fantrax (Each team nominates 2 players and a player is won once a player goes 24 hours without a bid. Number of years for contract are assigned once won) This is the most time consuming part of the operation. Still looking at possible other options. Hard to get 32 ppl to sit down for an auction at one time. This allows for most all schedule types to have time 8. Will be allowed to trade future draft picks, set amount of salary for current year, and college players, etc. 9. College players will have their own 5 year contracts. 10. Many different ways to win money like "Team of the Week", "Most Points Against for Season", or "Most Points Scored in a Single Week", and much more! 11. Rosters are going to be as close to the real thing as possible. About 17-20 starters starters. Including all 11 IDPs Also, participation on the GROUPME chat app is mandatory. Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Texas Cowboys, New York Giants, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and Jacksonville Jaguars are already taken. PLEASE REPLY WITH YOUR CONTACT INFO AND THE TEAM YOU WOULD LIKE TO POSSIBLY HAVE. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY POST SO MAKE SURE YOUR TEAM WAS NOT ALREADY CLAIMED BEFORE REPLYING. SUBSCRIBE TO THE POST FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS. WILL POST A CONSTITUTION ONCE COMPLETE FOR YOU TO MAKE YOUR FINAL DECISION. You can also email me at CSBaldwin3 @ gmail.com. God bless, Commish
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  14. Here are a few of the key guidelines of our league... we currently have 6 teams available Hardwood Hoops Dynasty Basketball League League Constitution 1. League Basics Hardwood Hoops is a Dynasty league, whereby teams retain all players in perpetuity until their contracts expire or they are voluntarily traded, released, or retire. The matchup system is Weekly Head to Head: Points-Based. Each scoring category is worth a point value (ex: a block is worth 1 point). Teams compare weekly totals for each given match-up, and the team with the higher score is determined the winner. The league has 30 teams divided into 6 Divisions: Western Conference NorthWest, SouthWest, Pacific and Eastern Conference SouthEast, Central and Atlantic. This league is designed to mirror the real NBA. The league has a hard salary cap, which is based on real life NBA salary caps. The salary cap will be adjusted each year to reflect changes in the NBA salary structure. An owners remaining salary cap (post-Free Agent Auction and Rookie Draft/G-League Draft) will be the in-season Free Agency Acquisition Budget. A schedule consisting of 21 regular season weeks and 4 playoff weeks will be used. Of those 21 weeks, 8 of those weeks will involve facing each division opponent twice; 10 of those weeks will involve facing every out of division conference opponent. The remaining 3 weeks will be split between facing different opponents. A schedule generator will be utilized by a league member. A ~$2.67 dollar fee will be required from Owners each year to receive the Fantrax Premium version of the site, which gives us access to premium features such as Salaries, Contracts, and much more. Fantrax Premium replaces the need to run an off-site, manual document. Roster Structure: PG, SG, G, PF, SF, F, C, Flex There are no maximums for positions that can be rostered. 4. Free Agency and Waivers Free Agency Teams may pick up Free Agents at any point during the regular season, provided the player’s salary does not place the team above the salary cap. A Free Agent is any player that is signed or has previously signed with an NBA team. College players may not be picked up mid season. Any attempt to cheat the system (ex: picking up a player still in college) will result in penalties. These players are considered G-League players and can only be acquired via the Rookie Draft or trade. Any player picked up during the season can only be picked up for the current year. Multiple year contracts can only be applied during the Free Agent Auction and Rookie Draft in the offseason. A Free Agent keeps his salary for the remainder of the year, even if dropped. This player will then be eligible for the FA Auction in the offseason. These players are not eligible for contract extensions. 5. Draft Free Agent Auction Draft The Commish will advise the league the time and date the FA Auction will start and to post their two nominations at that time. The goal is to start the FA Auction before the Rookie Draft for the inaugural year, and then vice versa every year after. Only players that are signed or have previously been signed with an NBA team may be acquired via the FA Auction. Nominations are made on the “Message Forum” on the home page of the Fantrax website. The title of the post will read “First Name, Last Name – Position - Team”. The body of the post will be an amount. The starting bid for any nomination cannot be less than $500 K. Bids must be in increments of $250 K. You can jump as high as you want; however, the salary must always end in multiples of $250,000.00 (i.e. $1,000,000.00 or $1,250,000.00 or $1,500,000,00 or $1,750,000.00). YOU MUST MAKE YOUR BIDS LEGIBLE. Bids that are hard to understand will be voided out. Single digit bids only will be deemed invalid (i.e. "4" or "9"). Using dollar signs, decimals, and commas can help with legibility. You can also spell out the amount if easier for you (i.e. 4 mIllion). Please make an initial bid an amount that is closer to the actual amount you expect the player to be won at. Bidding the minimum every time will make this a much more strenuous process. (i.e. Don’t nominate Ben Simmons at $500K). Once a winning bid goes 24 hours without another bid being made, the auction for that player is over. At this time, the winning team will post on the thread the amount of years you want that player. Contracts are a maximum of four (4) years or a minimum of one (1) year. You may sign every player to a one (1) year contract… or every player to a (4) four year contract… or a little of every contract length in between. Once a nomination is won, the original nominating team is allowed to start a new post with a new player to auction and the process repeats itself. Teams will never have more than two active auction threads at a time. The Commish or Co-Commish will move the won player to the appropriate team. They will then delete the completed auction thread for a player after it is confirmed that that player has been placed on the appropriate team. Deleted posts are capable of being recovered if there ever comes a time that a team owner disputes the results of an auctioned player. At no point in time can a team spend more than their running salary cap maximum. Teams can bid only to a dollar amount which allows them at least $500K for any of the remaining free agent roster slots. By the beginning of the Rookie Draft, EACH OWNER MUST HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR EACH ROOKIE DRAFT PICK THEY HAVE. If not, they will lose their picks starting with the first and working down to the third. Once a team has a full roster they are done with the auction and they may no longer nominate players. Any and all other transactions, including other nominations and trades, will be voided. Rookie Draft The 1st round will be players taken in the real NBA draft only. 2nd and 3rd round picks may be any player taken in the current years NBA Rookie Draft OR a college Junior or Senior. Draft order will be determined by the results of the previous year’s Playoffs and Consolation bracket. The Consolation bracket top 3 will win a spot in the lottery for #1 Rookie Draft Pick next year. 1st in Consolation = 60% chance to win top pick 2nd in Consolation = 30% chance to win top pick 3rd in Consolation = 10% chance to win top pick The lottery will be live streamed in the off-season before the HH Rookie Draft. The Playoffs Bracket will be in reverse order and make up the bottom half of the draft order. The Rookie Draft will start once the Free Agent Auction is complete OR when the Commish determines it needs to be started to be completed before the beginning of the season. The Rookie draft will be before the FA Auction for every year EXCEPT the inaugural season. The first year the FA Auction will occur before the Rookie draft. The pick time for this draft will be 12 hours maximum. Draft Eligibility: Any player that had been deemed eligible to enter the NBA draft. 6. Salary Cap and Contracts Salary The league will have a hard cap, which will be determined during the offseason. The Salary Cap number is set before the start of each season by the NBA and will not be modified during the season. At the beginning of every off-season each team will have until two weeks prior to the FA Auction or Rookie Draft (whichever comes first) start date to become compliant with the new salary cap. The new salary cap will be announced before then. If for whatever reason a team is over the cap during the season, Fantrax will show the team in violation and no points will be gained by that team during the week of competition. If a team accepts a trade that would put the team over the salary cap, the trade will automatically be voided by Fantrax until the team takes the necessary action to get under the salary cap prior to the trade offer being made. Fantrax will assign a salary of $500,000 (minimum salary) to all free agents. Players in the G-League appear to have a standard $500,000 salary, but it is NOT counted against the cap as long as they are on your G-League roster. Cap money can be traded. SALARY CAP MAY ONLY BE MOVED IN DEALS WITH OTHER ASSETS. YOU MAY NOT TRADE AWAY SALARY CAP ONLY. The amount of money being moved must be posted in the comments of the trade. The maximum amount of $20 million can be traded per year. It should be noted, even if you acquire money from another team, only a maximum of $20 Million may be sent out by each team, each year. This is to help facilitate trades. Any money traded needs to be stated in the comments section of the trade for Commissioners to take into consideration when deciding whether or not to veto the trade. If you cannot complete a trade due to not having enough salary cap room, THAT IS A ‘YOU’ PROBLEM. You must be cognoscente of your available Salary Cap. Salary Cap room will be needed for each Rookie draft pick you have AND to pick up Free Agents throughout the year. It would behoove you to save some. Contracts All initial contracts are a maximum of four (4) years for the Free Agent Auction and Rookie Draft. When a player is won during the auction, that team will determine how long they would like to sign the player. A Salary Cap penalty will be instituted if a player is dropped prior to the end of the FA contract. The penalty is 50% of the contract at any point during the contract, for the remainder of the contract. All Rookies drafted have an initial mandatory four-year contract. A Rookie will also come with a 50% cap hit if dropped at any time during the contract. If an NBA player dies or retires, his contract will be voided from that day forward. The contract will end on the game day he last played and be prorated for the year (if incident occurrs during the year). Due to contracts having to be in incriments of $250,000, the prorated amount will be rounded up to the nearest $250,000.00 interval. (i.e. A player is currently in a 4 year deal for $20 Million a year. On game 10 of the first year of the contract, that player retires. 10 games of a 16 game schedule is 62.5%. 62.5% of $20 Million is $12,500,000. This would be the amount he has played for. If it somehow was $12,333,333.33, then this amount would round up to $12,500,000. Therefore, $7,500,000 would be refunded to the Owner as well as the remaining 4 years will be voided out.) The player would then be immediately removed from the team. If for any reason the player un-retires, all teams would have an equal opportunity at signing him. 7. Trading Teams may trade the following assets: Players on his active, reserves, IR, or G-League (minors) Rookie draft picks (all 3 round picks) for following three seasons. Up to $20 Million dollars of current year’s salary cap. (Up to $20 Million dollars may be sent out, regardless if salary is acquired from other teams) To trade future Rookie Draft picks, the $57.67 league dues must be paid for those years with picks traded ($55 for League and $2.67 for Fantrax Premium). Only the team sending the future draft picks needs to pay for the future season. This will be handled by Fantrax Treasurer. Fantrax will not allow conditional picks so none will be allowed. You may not trade draft picks for Salary Cap only. Regular Season: Consists of 21 scoring periods Week 22: Playoffs/Consolation Bracket Starts 16 Teams make the Championship Playoffs (Top 16 teams; Division winners no longer matters in NBA) Next 14 make the consolation playoffs Late April: Playoffs Completed, Champion Decided Offseason Starts: June: Start of Offseason Trophies and banners are assigned Rookie Draft orders are published. 10. Payouts 1st: $725 2nd: $300 3rd: $130 4th: $50 Division Winners: $50 Team Of The Week (awarded to team with highest point total for the week): $5 for each Regular Season Scoring Period Most Points of any Single Regular Season Scoring Period: $20 Most Points Scored for the Entire Regular Season: $20 The six teams available are (Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, and Toronto Raptors)
  15. We are full, however things can change in an instant. Already had two back out during the auction. Will put you on the waiting list in case something pops up. God bless
  16. I have sent invites. No one has accepted yet. Last team available. Anyone still interested?
  17. Gonna give the guy that replied before you an hour. If he does not accept and pay, an invite will be sent your way. God bless
  18. We agree. The previous Spurs owner left due to his mother developing Cancer. So we got someone to take it and keep auctioning for it. Then, someone else just up and left for no apparent reason this morning... so the guy that took this team took the other team vacated... leaving this team without an owner. And I wont allow any owner already in league to take it so we can get an owner quickly. Rookies were in this inaugural years auction. they just didnt take any. All years of contracts are available to be modified, but salaries must remain. Our office agrees its a pretty solid team.
  19. ALSO.... AVERY BRADLEY ANDRE IGUODALA Somehow they got left off. So only one spot needed to fill
  20. BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE TEAM THAT IS AVAILABLE. THE AUCTION HAD ALREADY STARTED AND THEY UP AND LEFT WITHOUT A TRACE. THEY NEED 3 MORE PLAYERS WITH $9.25 MILLION DOLLARS LEFT. AUCTION IS ABOUT 66% COMPLETE. COST IS $57.67. MONEY IS HANDLED THRU FANTRAX TREASURER. GROUPME APP IS A MUST FOR COMMUNICATION. GOD BLESS Wall, John PG,G,Flx- WAS 22,000,000 Dragic, Goran PG,SG,G,Flx- MIA 12,000,000 Chandler, Wilson SG,G,SF,F,Flx- PHI 4,000,000 Tucker, P.J. SF,F,C,Flx- HOU 3,500,000 Gasol, Pau PF,F,C,Flx- SA 5,750,000 Grant, Jerami SF,PF,F,Flx- (N/A) 3,000,000 Lopez, Robin C,Flx- CHI 2,750,000 Winslow, Justise SF,PF,F,Flx- MIA 5,000,000 Rivers, Austin PG,SG,G,Flx- WAS 4,000,000 Thornwell, Sindarius SG,G,Flx- LAC 2,250,000 Scott, Mike PF,F,Flx- LAC 1,750,000 Cousins, DeMarcus PF,F,C,Flx- GS 25,750,000
  21. A team has opened up. It has already been mostly put together. Please let me know if you would be interested in taking it.
  22. Hello sir... a team did just open up. Still interested?
  23. One spot just opened up. San Antonio Spurs. The slow auction has already started. This team currently has John Wall, Goran Drogic, and Boogie Cousins on contracts. Please let me know if you are interested. Constitution posted above. Read for league info.
  24. Sent a DM. We got full. Will let u know if something changes