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OOC Boards / Re: OOC Thread
« on: July 22, 2018, 10:45:05 PM »
Yes, you can use the amnesty clause this off season.

Yes, the draft is two rounds. All undrafted players go into free agency pool.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Philadelphia Freedom
« on: July 22, 2018, 09:15:21 PM »



Off the bench.  He saw the court as one of the first two guys off the bench and make the most of his minutes.

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General Manager's Office / Re: San Diego Swan
« on: July 22, 2018, 09:11:50 PM »


GM Bennett, the pleasure is all mine. I have spent the past several years coaching in another professional basketball league before deciding it was time for a new challenge.  We have one of the better coaching staffs in the league and I look forward to turning this team into a true contender.  As far as our team is concerned, here is my analysis:

Aaron McNeill at this point in his career, is a veteran presence off the bench.  The end of the bench that is.

You can put Teddy Barksdale in the same category as McNeill.

Walter Lebarrie has a nice shooting stroke, he's a hard worker and his outside shot has shown steady improvement.  He makes it difficult for for opponents to stay in front of him with his quickness.  He is a player that thrives in a set offense, but he is a capable scorer at 17.5 ppg last season.

Maurice Wilkerson is there with McNeill and Barksdale.

Reggie Cuyler can dominate in the post when he wants to.  He's a good passer for a guy his size and is a sound, smart defender.  He's incredibly strong which helps him take contact down low.  A decent starting power forward.

Corey Jackson is another veteran, but one that produces a little more than the others.  He's a solid role player that should see some minutes.


Ryan Smallwood is extremely explosive and loves to dunk the ball.  He's a good shot blocker, despite his height, and he lives in the post.  Solid starter at 14.9 ppg and 12.2 rpg.  Might be better served at the PF position if we can a more traditional center.

Josh Cullen is another undersized guy that we play at the center position.  Has a great 12-15 foot jumper with excellent touch. Great IQ and makes smart plays.  He's young and will get better with time, but like Smallwood, might be better suited at the PF position. 

Bobby Searcy...another veteran guy that can gobble up a couple of minutes off the bench.

In case you haven't caught onto the trend...we need to get more youthful to really establish future success.

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OOC Boards / OOC Thread
« on: July 22, 2018, 08:28:07 PM »
Discuss anything about the game out of character

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General Manager's Office / Re: Boston Revolution
« on: July 22, 2018, 08:06:15 PM »



I think we have a solid bunch with experience.  I'd honestly wouldn't want to see any of them let go.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Philadelphia Freedom
« on: July 22, 2018, 08:04:19 PM »



I would agree that Harris and Lindsay would fetch the most via trade.  I'm a fan of having McMaster as a 6th man.  With some further development he could be a good scoring threat off the bench.  I would say that Yuskel is the only "off-limits" player, though I'm in no way ready for us to trade Wall.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Olympia Evergreens
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:07:54 PM »




Absolutely.  You can begin rookie scouting so when you're ready just send me the names.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Philadelphia Freedom
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:06:33 PM »



As you've mentioned we have a plethora of bigs that we will obviously need to cut down on as we shape our roster.  Luckily, some of them should be good trade bait.  Overall, we are a young team that has proven to be very good thus far, but it comes with its challenges.  Here is my breakdown;

Korey Wall, just made the All-Star team this past season and is a two time All-Defense 2nd Team.  He's an excellent passer with great vision.  He can create for himself or others off the dribble drive.  He is a very good rebounder for a point guard and someone of his stature...in fact, I would say great as he averaged 7.2 rebounds last season and he's only 5'11".  He's got quick hands and reads the passing lanes like a seasoned vet.  He's got amazing creativity and anticipation though he lacks range on his shot. 

Kenny McMaster is an intriguing player.  There are times we can light up the scoreboard, but there are times when he just completely disappears and you forget he's on the court.  He's a good three point shooter, but doesn't look to drive to the basket enough.  He does have excellent foot speed and overall quickness, which can make him a tough defensive player. 

Derron Bonner is a decent scorer, but has to prove that he can score against elite level athletes.  He's a great ball handler for his position, especially in the open court as he played a lot of guard growing up before he hit his growth spurt.  Decent on-ball defender that can create turnovers.

Adrian Braswell has solid fundamentals and good mechanics. Spectacular dunker and his explosiveness and quickness getting of the ground is unparalleled. He's tough on the boards and understands the game.

Ergin Yuksel..what can I say..he's great all-around.  Excellent athlete with good touch, gets to the line well and is a good free throw shooter.  He can make the necessary pass out of the low post and is a scrappy rebounder.  He's intimidating on the defensive side of the ball and is a 3 time All-Defense 1st Team and 2-time Defensive Player of the Year. 

David Kouser is young and needs development.  He's a decent defender who can block some shots.  Needs all kinds of help on his offensive skills.

Brian Lightfoot is arguably the best dunker in the league.  He's got decent vision and passing skills.  He's a team player and understands how to play the game.  Though he is somewhat disruptive in the locker room. 

Antonio Harris is another great dunker who can put on a show for the fans.  He gets great position to grab rebounds.  Very good defender who smothers on the ball.  A good, young player who will get better with playing time.

Marquel Lindsey is yet again another dunker on the team.  He's got a good jump shot and is a solid rebounder.  Despite his size, he's not a physical player down low, but more of a finesse player.  Averaged 13.4 ppg and 6.9 rpg so would be great off the bench or you might can get some thing via trade.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Birmingham Rattlers
« on: July 22, 2018, 06:45:00 PM »



I believe we have a decent foundation so there isn't anyone in particular on another team that I've focused on.  With that being said, I'm all about improving the team so if you happen to find a deal that will do that, by all means I won't complain. 

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General Manager's Office / Re: Olympia Evergreens
« on: July 22, 2018, 06:16:47 PM »




Having the first pick is definitely huge. 

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General Manager's Office / Re: Cheyenne Bison
« on: July 22, 2018, 05:54:41 PM »



No injury concerns to be wary of.  I think we have a solid starting point, just making sure we try and find the right fit between the draft and free agency.

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OOC Boards / Re: Message From the Mod
« on: July 22, 2018, 05:50:24 PM »
You can begin your rookie scouting now.  As mentioned above, you get 5 free ones.  Anything over that will come out of your current PR budget.  Because I am super duper nice, the scouting counts against this offseason's PR budget (end of Season 3) and will not count towards your S4 budget.  As always, anytime you are spending money you need to put it in the league thread.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Denver Peaks
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:36:55 PM »



Yes, sir they are in free agency.  They are restricted free agents, so we will get first dibs on them.  Free agency is after the draft so when the time comes we can discuss which ones we should try and retain and which ones we can let walk.

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SBA News and Info / Re: ESPN News
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:30:32 PM »




SEASON 4 DRAFT ORDER

1. Olympia Evergreens
2. Memphis Jazz
3. Cheyenne Bison
4. Boston Revolution
5. San Diego Swan
6. Forth Worth Stars
7. Birmingham Rattlers
8. Charleston Crawfish
9. Albuquerque Coyotes
10. Philadelphia Freedom
11. Jacksonville Sharks
12. Denver Peaks


The same order will be followed for the second round of the draft.




SOURCE: RICH EISEN (ESPN)

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General Manager's Office / Re: Olympia Evergreens
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:20:54 PM »




Philly has a log jam of big men that you might can pry away.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Denver Peaks
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:19:07 PM »



We need to upgrade at shooting guard, not small forward.  And no, I don't think we can survive long term with our current centers.  I believe we can try and give Brown some training this offseason and hopes he makes enough strides to be solid for us.  I think we could afford to try that for this upcoming season if you're not able to get a good enough upgrade.  Our bench depth will be key to our continued success. 

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General Manager's Office / Re: Philadelphia Freedom
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:15:19 PM »


GM Cory, I like the way you are thinking already.  I believe we can create ourselves quite the dynasty. As for myself, I'm am an all around type of coach.  I've spent my time as a coach honing all of my skills as opposed to trying to become perfect at one particular trait. 

Coach Thomas is a defensive guru, but also has a great strategic mind and is very good with player development.  Coach Harvey and Coach Jackson are more all-around like myself and good quality coaches.

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General Manager's Office / Re: San Diego Swan
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:08:31 PM »





I'm glad you think so.  We can't wait to see where you take our team.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Fort Worth Stars
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:07:11 PM »



The league is currently finalizing the list of available coaches, to take into account retirements and what not, so once the finalized list is published I could give you a better idea. 

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General Manager's Office / Re: Birmingham Rattlers
« on: July 22, 2018, 04:05:44 PM »


It's a pleasure to meet you GM Black Death.  We lost some talent to free agency in between those two seasons, especially scoring.  I believe we have a decent core but we could use an upgrade in the front-court.  A solid scoring and rebounding big man would go a long way to helping us get to the next level.  I believe Turner could be moved to sixth man, which means we need to upgrade the shooting guard position because I don't want Calvary playing there.  We need a shooter to help stretch the floor.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Cheyenne Bison
« on: July 22, 2018, 03:54:48 PM »



He's still going strong.  He's got two years left on his deal so I don't know if he plans to retire at the end of his contract or continue to play.  That will be something we will need to discuss with him at a later time.  But I think the next two seasons he will still perform at the top level.

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League Office Transactions / Trade Discussions
« on: July 22, 2018, 02:53:09 PM »
This is where you can discuss trades.  All trades must be confirmed in this thread by all involved teams before being sent to the league office.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Fort Worth Stars
« on: July 22, 2018, 02:51:56 PM »



I'm inclined to agree with your assessment.  You're the boss so I follow your lead.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: July 22, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »



We do have a couple of big contracts, the first beginning with Mike Isenhour.  He has legitimate lead guard skills, with a yo yo handle, and solid passing ability.  His ball handling and quickness are a lethal combination.  He is a late bloomer, so he might play up to his contract, but is extremely athletic and has worked very hard to improve his offensive skills.  He's a tough nosed player with a great attitude.  His last season averages were 7.2 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds per game.  I believe if he continues to work this offseason on his offense that he could improve those numbers.

Brian Rohwer is our starting point guard, and a very good one.  He's got great size and a great shooting touch, that he has worked hard on over the years.  All-around good player, especially on defense where he had 2 steals and 1 block per game last year.  He also averaged 22.1 points /7.9 assists/4.5 rebounds.  There is one potential issue and that is his contract.  He's locked in for the next seasons at $5mm per season and his back-up, Isenhour, makes three times as much as he does.  Not to mention, he's a 3-time All-Star.  I'm sure you can see the issue with that.

Tahric Ward is an aggressive player who gets to the line often and converts his free throws.  He's good beating his defender off the dribble and efficient on the fast-break.  He is a very good defender, in fact he has made the All-Defense team all three seasons.

Mike Deren is a project player who needs to develop his offensive skills. 

Matt Allen is a good post player who will continue to get better with experience.  He came straight out of high school so he will be in the league for a long time and is a player that I'm excited about.

Cecilio Liotta is a fundamentally sound player with excellent size and shooting ability.  He has a tendency to throw down a crowd cheering dunk from time to time.  He's a good passer out of the low post and is a solid rebounder.  Decent shot blocking skills, but lacks quickness and reflexes.

Otis Bergmann gives us a veteran presence and bench depth. 

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General Manager's Office / Re: Boston Revolution
« on: July 22, 2018, 02:34:38 PM »



I agree with that assessment, though if you upgrade at shooting guard and center, moving Billet and Fangio to the bench would provide us depth there.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Cheyenne Bison
« on: July 22, 2018, 01:49:00 PM »



I think we need to upgrade our starting small forward position.  I believe Linton is a good candidate for sixth man, if not that, then he should at least see some decent minutes as a rotational guy.  Also, we are a young team for the most part so I think trying to bring in some quality veterans will help guide this team to new heights.  I think both Cummings and Mason can start, but if you are able to acquire better at those positions I have no problem moving either of them to the bench as they would give us a great presence on our second team. 

With that being said, our biggest need, despite position, is scoring.  We were next to last in scoring last season.  We need some more firepower to help Ferguson.

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OOC Boards / Re: Message From the Mod
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:57:43 PM »
Teams will be given 5 free rookie and free agent scouting reports each.  All others must be paid for with PR.

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SBA News and Info / Re: ESPN News
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:55:31 PM »




JOVAN DIGGS LEADS SEASON 4 DRAFT CLASS








SOURCE: RICH EISEN (ESPN)
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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : OAKLAND SILVERBACKS
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:45:03 PM »




Well let's not complicate things this week and just get to work.

Lock in.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Fort Worth Stars
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:14:08 PM »



The assistant coaches and all players under contract have been here.  The assistant coaches all had two years left on their contracts which is the reason why I was given a 2-year contract.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Cheyenne Bison
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:01:31 PM »



Overall, we have a solid bunch.  We have decent height and length, but could use a bigger center in my opinion.  But here is my individual breakdown:

Jason Ferguson is a 3-time All-Star and a walking triple-double.  Last season averages were 31.2ppg/10.7apg/8.9rpg.  He's an excellent shooter with good shot selection and range.  He is a player the defense can't leave open around the three point line.  Excels with the ball in his hand at the top of the key, which is why he's a great fit for my offense.  He protects the ball and makes good decisions.  For a point guard, he crashes the glass with reckless abandon.  Has quick hands and reacts to the passing lanes.

Sam Holcomb is young and still needs to develop, but his work ethic isn't the greatest.  He has a high release on his shot, but for a shooter he doesn't elevate all that well.  He is super quick and can take almost any defender one-on-one. 

William Green can create his own shot off the dribble.  He has an ever improving mid-range game.  He has a nice change of speed with the ball in his hands and is above average ball handler.  Only real issue is turnovers.

John Linton has good range and accuracy and does well creating off the dribble.  He anticipates passes and creates a ton of steals because of his on the ball pressure. 

Deshawn Cummings is a good scorer with underrated shooting ability.  The man tries to break the rim every time he dunks which creates excitement for the fans.  He's a good rebounder and a good defender who is long and athletic.

Flye Mason made the SBA All-Rookie 1st Team last season.  He's shown the ability to create his own shot, he squares to the basket and gets vertical.  He is your prototypical post player. He's tough on the boards and is a workhorse on the defensive side of the ball. 

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General Manager's Office / Re: Denver Peaks
« on: July 22, 2018, 11:45:39 AM »


GM Wrong, I look forward to working with you as well.  Our team has top talent and not so top talent.  We obviously expect to win a championship again, so with our budget, we might have to get creative, but I'm sure you will have a plan.  In the meantime, this is how our team breaks down:

Cory Wells is the reigning SBA MVP, a 3-time All-Star, All-Star Game MVP.....in other words a BEAST.  Last season averages were 31.2 ppg, 10.7 apg, and 8 rpg....nearly averaged a triple-double.  As for his game, he has superior vision and passing ability.  He uses his change of direction well to get defenders off-balance.  Has quick hands and reads the passing lanes and can create turnovers.  Above average IQ and knows the game very well.  He's 32, but is still a physical specimen that is great shape. 

Estell Hill is a 3-time All-Star who is is great at setting up shots for himself and has mastered the use of the pump fake to draw fouls.  He will spread the floor, causing the defense to stretch out.  Good free throw shooter, good passer, and overall good perimeter defender.  Just an all-around solid player.

Luke McKie is a 3-time All-Star and 3-time All Defense 1st Team.  He's a great defender due to his length, possibly the best defender in the league.  Good shot blocker and has a knack for getting steals.  On the offensive side of the ball, he is smooth post player and a decent passer for his size.  Excellent rebounder who attacks the glass hard.  He's an impressive talent that is wise beyond his years in regards to talent, but I will warn you, he's not the most personable guy and is known to be disruptive at times.

Edgar Littman is undersized height wise for the center position.  He's an inconsistent player overall, but he is a banger that battles for every rebound and loose ball.  He will be nothing more than a role player in the league.

Pete Moss is young and still needs development. He's an above average defender, but his offensive skills need work.

Keith Brown has a nice repertoire of moves in the paint and is a solid defender with great potential.  He runs the floor well and it is rare to find a player with this type of size, speed, and strength combination.  He averaged 4.9 ppg and 6.2 rpg last season, but I think he could possible produce more with more playing time.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Olympia Evergreens
« on: July 22, 2018, 11:24:27 AM »




Scoring and we are going to need a big man that will cause concerns and force teams to sag towards the paint a little which would help open up our shooters a bit.  We are going to need add some height as well. 

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General Manager's Office / Re: Boston Revolution
« on: July 22, 2018, 11:19:24 AM »


GM Digger, it's nice to meet you as well.  As it relates to our team, I think the guys we have under contract give us a solid foundation to start with. Here is my assessment of each individual player:

Alex Ray is competitive and a good decision maker.  He's mostly effective with the ball in his hands, however he tends to dominate the ball at times which can stifle the offense a bit.  He is pretty good at getting steals, but can become lax on the defensive end if he is not totally in the game.  He is a big time scorer, averaged 31.8 ppg last season, and is known to have huge scoring games.  He is a 3-time All-Star and was the league MVP two seasons ago.  He's expensive, but at least we have him locked up for the next three seasons and I will leave that stuff up to you.

Ross Crosby has great shooting ability and is a versatile defender who can guard multiple positions.  He will be nothing more than a role player in the pros, but a solid one.

Matt Billet is a tricky player to evaluate.  He can flat out shoot the ball when he gets hot.  He has great 3-point range, however he doesn't elevate all that well on his jumper and seems to be content on being a flat footed set shooter.  With that being said, he's got a good head on his shoulders, doesn't get frustrated easily and his a solid ball handler for a shooting guard.  He made the All-Rookie team in the first season and he's only 23 so he can continue to get better.

Reggie Dodson, another shooting guard, can damn near jump out the building.  He's got good outside shooting ability and is a decent passer.  He's an effective defender that stays in front of his man and limits drives.  Averages over a steal a game. He is a streaky shooter so he can be prone to shooting slumps.

Odie Denson has a sweet shooting stroke with a soft touch and high release on his shot.  What's even better is that his perimeter game should continue to get better with training.  He's a solid one-on-one player, but is sometimes too unselfish and can overpass.  He has a solid basketball IQ and seems to understand the game.  His body isn't fully developed so that should improve over the next couple of years.

Cleveland Wilcox is 3-time All-Star who can score.  He averaged 22.3 ppg and 7 rpg last season to go along with 3 assists per game.  Has great ball handling for a big and attacks the basket aggressively with a quick first step.  He's extremely athletic and has a great work ethic, but defensively he needs work.  He's more concerned with scoring.

Toro Fangio is a serviceable center, though a little short.  He lives in the post, 84% of his touches were in the post last season, and has a nice jump hook he likes to use.  He's a solid rebounder, but average on defense.  Averaged nearly 8 points and 8 boards a game last season.


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General Manager's Office / Re: Albuquerque Coyotes
« on: July 22, 2018, 10:47:09 AM »


GM Kirk, nice to meet you as well.  As for myself, I've spent the past 12 years coaching internationally in Puerto Rico, Spain, and Italy.  Coaching in all of these places has helped me to better understand the game of basketball and to appreciate it more.  With that being said, I have developed my coaching in all facets of the game and might just be the best coach in the league.  I have both an offensive and defensive mindset.  I love to help our players develop, really work with them and help them try and reach their potential.  On top of all that, I am THE master at strategy.  I thrive on game situations where we have to come up with a play fast to try and win the game, tie the game, or whatever the situation calls for.

Coach Hunter is a defensive coach who loves to try and create turnovers.  Probably one of, if not the best, assistant coaches in the league.  I wouldn't be surprised if some team hired him as their head coach in the next season or two.  Coach Woolfolk's focus is player development.  He analyzes a player's game and then works with the player to find ways to get better and improve their weaknesses.  Coach Seamon doesn't have one particular specialty, but he is all-around good coach and at the age of 42 I believe he will continue to improve as a coach.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Birmingham Rattlers
« on: July 22, 2018, 10:35:12 AM »




The salary cap is $85 million and we currently have $61.5 million committed.  We currently have 7 players on our roster and need a minimum of 12, but no more than 15.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Cheyenne Bison
« on: July 22, 2018, 10:28:37 AM »


GM Gates, its' a pleasure to meet you as well.  It's great to be paired with a proven winner.  As for me, this is my first year as a head coach at the pro level.  I've spent the past nine years as head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Euroleague.  I've been wanting to make the move back to the states and luckily Cowgirl Jane was looking for a coach. As far as my coaching goes, I'm an offensive guy.  I like to run plays out of different sets.  I believe running plays as opposed to an uptempo style helps eliminate turnovers and wasted possessions. 

Coach Henderson is an offensive guy as well, but he also works wonders on the clipboard drawing up plays when a big one is needed.  He is master strategist.  Coach Bergman is great at evaluating the potential in our players and trying tap into it to make the player better.  Coach McKie doesn't do any one thing great, but is a solid coach.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Fort Worth Stars
« on: July 22, 2018, 10:11:29 AM »



I might take a gander and listen to the show.  It's all about supporting each other right...

Enough about that.  As for myself, I've been doing this for 13 years.  I've coached in the college ranks for a couple of big time programs before making the move to the SBA.  The first season I coached the Albuquerque Coyotes to a 22-20 record, but left to go back to the college ranks because that's where I thought I wanted to be. However after two more seasons of it I finally realized the pro game is where I belong.  Magic Matt reached out to me and now here I am.

I'm both an offensive and defensive guy, I understand the importance of both and how they feed off of each other, so I've spent my career laser focused on both.  I like to think I am one of the better strategic coaches in league and have been known for my player development wherever I've coached. 

I didn't have any say in the hiring of my staff, but we have been working hard together to plan for the upcoming season.  Coach Kincaid has been around the game for a long time and his biggest strength is his player development.  He does a good job at observing a player and then breaking down his strengths and weaknesses and tailoring a training regiment to suit that particular player.  Coach Masic and Coach King are average across the board really.  Neither have a specialty that they are great at.  Just decent assistant coaches.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Olympia Evergreens
« on: July 21, 2018, 10:01:49 PM »


GM Franchise, the pleasure is all mine.  As far as my background goes, this is my first year as a professional head coach.  It appears that you and I will be developing and progressing together.  My strengths are in game strategy and player development.  As far as our team, here is my breakdown:

I believe Jameson is a capable point guard that can lead this team.  He only averaged 7.7 ppg and 4.8 apg last season, but he has got a lot of tools that we are looking for.  His shooting stroke for a point guard is a thing of beauty, he is an above average passer, but has a killer crossover.  He can literally leave defenders stuck in their positions.  He is a good defender, which I believe is important.  He's 27, so he still has time to progress a little more and become more effective.

Rhese Mann has talent, but is WAY overpaid for his production.  He only averaged 8.3 ppg last season. With that being said, he can really defend on and off the ball.  He understands the game and is a good decision maker.  He would be a solid bench player, but for us he could slot a solid starter. His salary is the biggest pill to swallow.

Cedric Blackman can flat out shoot the basketball.  He averaged 23.2 ppg, 5.3 apg, and 4.8 rbg.  He is a guy that produces in all facets of the game.  He is a decent defender to go along with his offensive production.  His work ethic leaves a lot to desire, but overall he is a scoring machine.  We have him for two more years so we should definitely try and build around him to make him stay once his next contract negotiation comes up.

Frank Hayes is just coming off his rookie season in which he averaged 9.3 ppg and 3.4 rbg.  He was one of, if not the best, mid-range shooter's in college basketball.  I believe he can continue to build on that skill at the next level.  His position is notated as small forward, but at 6'5" I believe he could be a 6th man candidate off the bench at the two guard position. 

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General Manager's Office / Re: Fort Worth Stars
« on: July 21, 2018, 09:34:21 PM »


GM Bone, I appreciate your cut to the chase attitude.  I like to think that I'm the same way. With that being said, I've never listened to your radio station, not that it matters, so let's get down to business. 

At the point guard position I believe Corner is good enough to be our starter.  He averaged 13.5 ppg and 5.5 apg last season.  He's got good vision and is an above average passer.  He plays great team defense and is one of the smartest basketball players I've come across in my career.  He's only 25 so I think he can continue to get better.

Johnson and Rhodes are serviceable at the shooting guard position.  Both average just above 10 ppg and can shoot the ball.  Rhodes is only 23 and can definitely get better, while Johnson is a veteran worth keeping around, however I believe a team looking for veteran support and scoring off the bench would be wiling to make a trade.  Clearing his salary would be nice.

Thurston, while undersized for his position in my opinion, is an absolute stud.  He's been an All-Star all three season, including being a start two of those seasons. Last season he averaged 25.6 ppg/4.9 apg/8.9rbg.  Long story short...he's a baller.  He's in the last year of his contract, and at 26, I highly encourage you to get him locked up long term.

Brown, along with Thurston, gives us one of the best, if not the best, front courts in all of SBA.  Last season he averaged 13.8 ppg and 11 rbg, all off of alley oops and put backs mostly.  He's a beast on the inside and at 26 years old, he can still get better down low.  He 7'3 and lives down low, but I believe he can get even better in the paint 

All in all, I believe we have a solid core.  In an perfect world I would go with Rhodes as our 6th man while trying to draft or explore free agency for a more explosive two guard.  If push comes to shove, he can start, but I would like to see him as our 6th man.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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OOC Boards / Message From the Mod
« on: July 21, 2018, 08:45:44 PM »
SBA Season 4 is open!!  All current roster team sheets have been posted.  Please keep in mind that we are in the off-season so the players on are vacation.  You may talk to your coaches about your team and preparations for the upcoming draft.  The S4 draft class will most likely be posted tonight, if not in the morning.  More to come on that. 

Let's have some fun!!

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General Manager's Office / Re: Boston Revolution
« on: July 21, 2018, 08:43:35 PM »




Hey GM Digger, I'm Patty Saint, the team assistant.  On behalf of the entire organization, I welcome you to Boston.  Here is our current team sheet.

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General Manager's Office / Re: San Diego Swan
« on: July 21, 2018, 08:26:40 PM »





Hello GM Bennett, I am Sandy, the team assistant.  I hope that you can make this team a real contender and not a laughing stock.  Here is our current team sheet.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Philadelphia Freedom
« on: July 21, 2018, 08:04:18 PM »






Hello GM Cory, I'm Ms. Free, the team assistant.  Myself and Mr. Parkley believe that you will lead us to the promise land.  Here is our current team sheet.

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General Manager's Office / Re: TEAM : OAKLAND SILVERBACKS
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:30:55 PM »



Indeed it has coach.  Milwaukee is without Marshall, is there anything we should be concerned with?

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General Manager's Office / Re: Olympia Evergreens
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:02:58 PM »





Hello GM Franchise, I'm Ms. Phoenix, the team assistant.  Our current team sheet is now available.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Memphis Jazz
« on: July 21, 2018, 06:17:23 PM »





Hello GM Eli, I'm Ms. Blues, the team assistant.  Here is our current team sheet.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Jacksonville Sharks
« on: July 21, 2018, 05:51:20 PM »






Hello GM Gooch, welcome to the family.  We are pleased to have you on board.  Here is out current team sheet.

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General Manager's Office / Re: Denver Peaks
« on: July 21, 2018, 04:06:54 PM »




GM Wrong, I am Jay, the team assistant.  We believe that you will turn our team into a dynasty.  Here is our current team sheet.

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SBA News and Info / Re: SBA Rules & Gameplay
« on: July 21, 2018, 03:59:01 PM »
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