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Injury Game

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Thankfully I locked up first and get a bye next week so I have 2 weeks to get healthy but this is unreal:

Irving-Done (ugh Stuckey)

Asik-DTD

AK47-DTD

Pek-DTD

Beal-DTD

Mayo-Probable

Redick- Probable

Lillard-Probable

I know someone has more right now and I feel bad for whomever that is.

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This whole season:

Kevin Love

Pau Gasol

Raymond Felton

Andrei Kirilenko

Nikola Pekovic

Andrew Bogut

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Kevin Love, Irving, Leonard/Felton/AD/Mullens all missing over a month, Pek, AK, Matthews (somewhat), Gay now all in one league. Just unreal.

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Lost Parker

Lost Irving

Back DTD Rudy Gay

Knee DTD Leonard

Knee Illy

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Kyrie

Gortat

Pekovic

Kirilenko

Ilyasova

Sanders

Pierce (rest)

Lillard (DTD)

You have to consider the timing of these injuries. Most happened recently and playoffs are around the corner which sucks.

PS. Nothing I didn't expect. Most injuries occur toward the end of the season but the worst part is you get the sense that the other teams don't seem to be suffering as much as you are and the favorites to win are healthy as a mule.

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lost Kyrie Irving, Gortat and Anderson Varejao, my team is now thin on center and can't catch up on assists, 3's and some steals. If all three are healthy, I have good chance winning my league, now just wishful thinking = =!

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J. Smoove. Add another one to the list of players getting injured right before fantasy playoffs. <_<

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my casualties through the first 3 days of playoffs:

ak47

pek

drummond

teague

josh smith

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It's as bad as I can remember this year. I might ditch H2H completely in basketball next year and go exclusively to roto. H2H basketball just really sucks donkey d IMO.

I've lost Kyrie, Gortat, Pek, Sessions, and Butler (no big loss) in an 18 teamer. Z-Bo just came back for me in that league. But I'm about to probably lose Melo in that one as well. Kyrie, Melo, Gortat, and Z-Bo were my first four picks, so it's been brutal. Never had a fantasy squad this badly ravaged by injuries across the board in any sport.

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I know that feel man. You would think that this year would be better than last year in terms of injuries. Last year was pretty bad due to the compressed schedule, but this year... whoa.

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one of my teams started out with

Varejao

Gasol

Mo Williams

Bynum

Jason Richardson

Was able to get

drummond

Amare

Bogut

Now Im stuck with

Humphries

Jermaine Oneal

and luckily Wilson Chandler, Delfino and Jameer Nelson.

Plus I traded away Cousins for Conley coz I thought I had too much big men before Gasol Drummond Amare went out. Safe to say, the reb cats I dominated early this season Ive been losing recently. Im still at third but I'm not confident I can beat the top two anymore. My other team also has Gortat/Gasol but the impact isn't as hard as this one and I think I can still win that one.

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It's just going to get worse and worse each year imo as the game gets faster and more athletic but the human anatomy and minimal protective gear remain the same. Just look at the average speed of the game and how much more time is spent with massive guys flying above the rim with little speedy guys, injuries are unavoidable. Even 10-15 years ago looks slowed down compared to today (on average, of course there's always been freak athletes).

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That's the problem with H2H. You can have a killer team but one ill-timed injury during the playoffs or teams resting players and you can get bounced early. Then the season distills down to lucking out on the waiver wire as you scramble to find fill ins.

Every year, I see teams advance in the playoffs using waiver wire fodder who get PT that they otherwise wouldn't.

The problem with roto is that 80% of the time the top 2 or 3 teams in the league are pretty much decided by the first week in March.

Some injuries are surprising (e.g., Rondo) and others are failrly easy to predict (e.g., Irving). Rondo misses time each season but nothing to the extent of his knee injury. Irving is guaranteed to miss time. Teams that lose Rondo should be frustrated but if you were relying on Irving to be healthy for the H2H playoffs you were just playing with fire.

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That's the problem with H2H. You can have a killer team but one ill-timed injury during the playoffs or teams resting players and you can get bounced early. Then the season distills down to lucking out on the waiver wire as you scramble to find fill ins.

Every year, I see teams advance in the playoffs using waiver wire fodder who get PT that they otherwise wouldn't.

The problem with roto is that 80% of the time the top 2 or 3 teams in the league are pretty much decided by the first week in March.

Some injuries are surprising (e.g., Rondo) and others are failrly easy to predict (e.g., Irving). Rondo misses time each season but nothing to the extent of his knee injury. Irving is guaranteed to miss time. Teams that lose Rondo should be frustrated but if you were relying on Irving to be healthy for the H2H playoffs you were just playing with fire.

I know no one wants to get into the H2H vs Roto argument again but it's funny that for some people the argument against H2H is what makes it more fun for others. By that I mean I like the fact that there is luck involved in H2H, it makes it more like real competition if you ask me. Think about it, a team in the NBA can lose their star player at any time and lose all hope of winning a championship. Not just that, but a 6th seed, although unlikely, can sneak into the playoffs and win it all - just like in H2H.

I find the argument in favor of Roto, that there is less left to chance and more about your draft and pure strategy, unappealing but I understand it. It brings up the topic of whether you prefer fantasy sports to mimic the chaos of the actual game or if you prefer it to be more like a board game or any other strategy game where you are more in control of what happens. I like the fact that at any time I can be screwed or right back in the thick of things with some key injuries but like I said I understand why this is a deterent to some.

I have brought this up before, but I was never a fan of Roto after I drafted a great team one year and totally lost interest in the league. Luckily when I knew I was losing interest, I went in an set my line-ups for the entire year. I finished 2nd in a 12 team league full of guys who were basketball junkies. That would never happen in H2H.

Also, one could argue that planning for injuries is part of the H2H strategy, and barring losing a top 1 or 2 pick, a well constructed team should still be able to win it all. I guess I just don't see the fun in removing all the risk. Like anything in life, as great as winning or coming in first is, the excitement of it all is the real reward.

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I went Irving, Love, Gasol, Lowry, Wall in one league talk about disappointment. In 8th place out of 12 though somehow.

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That's the problem with H2H. You can have a killer team but one ill-timed injury during the playoffs or teams resting players and you can get bounced early. Then the season distills down to lucking out on the waiver wire as you scramble to find fill ins.

Every year, I see teams advance in the playoffs using waiver wire fodder who get PT that they otherwise wouldn't.

The problem with roto is that 80% of the time the top 2 or 3 teams in the league are pretty much decided by the first week in March.

Some injuries are surprising (e.g., Rondo) and others are failrly easy to predict (e.g., Irving). Rondo misses time each season but nothing to the extent of his knee injury. Irving is guaranteed to miss time. Teams that lose Rondo should be frustrated but if you were relying on Irving to be healthy for the H2H playoffs you were just playing with fire.

I know no one wants to get into the H2H vs Roto argument again but it's funny that for some people the argument against H2H is what makes it more fun for others. By that I mean I like the fact that there is luck involved in H2H, it makes it more like real competition if you ask me. Think about it, a team in the NBA can lose their star player at any time and lose all hope of winning a championship. Not just that, but a 6th seed, although unlikely, can sneak into the playoffs and win it all - just like in H2H.

I find the argument in favor of Roto, that there is less left to chance and more about your draft and pure strategy, unappealing but I understand it. It brings up the topic of whether you prefer fantasy sports to mimic the chaos of the actual game or if you prefer it to be more like a board game or any other strategy game where you are more in control of what happens. I like the fact that at any time I can be screwed or right back in the thick of things with some key injuries but like I said I understand why this is a deterent to some.

I have brought this up before, but I was never a fan of Roto after I drafted a great team one year and totally lost interest in the league. Luckily when I knew I was losing interest, I went in an set my line-ups for the entire year. I finished 2nd in a 12 team league full of guys who were basketball junkies. That would never happen in H2H.

Also, one could argue that planning for injuries is part of the H2H strategy, and barring losing a top 1 or 2 pick, a well constructed team should still be able to win it all. I guess I just don't see the fun in removing all the risk. Like anything in life, as great as winning or coming in first is, the excitement of it all is the real reward.

Oops, I just reread my post. I wasn't intending to point favorably toward one or the other. I prefer H2H over roto as well. I was just pointing out that injuries are part of it and, then, reflected on the negative aspect of roto. I play both each season because they are different. I have come out the winner and the loser on the luck factor in H2H. It does make it interesting.

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Gasol, dwight, irving, Valanciunas, garnett (rest). Then i traded dwight because of his shoulder to get millsap as part of a package who has been a warrior through and through, then boom injured. Marion injured as well. Leonard (rest/injured). I needed the three players to play all their games since i'm on the brink of the playoffs.

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Varejao, Rondo, Irving, Gasol, Glen Davis, Anthony Davis, Lou Williams, Kirilenko, Sessions and Gortat. $100 yahoo pro league, the only $100 league I did. Definitely the worst I've had in 10+ years of fantasy hoops.

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Varejao, Rondo, Irving, Gasol, Glen Davis, Anthony Davis, Lou Williams, Kirilenko, Sessions and Gortat. $100 yahoo pro league, the only $100 league I did. Definitely the worst I've had in 10+ years of fantasy hoops.

I feel like this is the only post I've ever seen, that's worthy of being posted in the Vent/Injury thread (or at least very close to it).

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throughout the season cumulative of 3 leagues:

permanent: love, varejao, drummond

temp: beal, pek, ak, gay, anderson, cousins, gasol, harden?

playoffs start next week in 2 leagues, and week after in 1. get well soon fools

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