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SBA Rules & Gameplay
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:37:09 PM »

All rules and gameplay details for the SBA will be posted here. Please reference this material when making decisions regarding your team.  Should you have any questions or need clarification do not hesitate to ask.

***All transactions related to players and coaches need to be posted in the League Office Thread***

League Set-up

Eastern Conference
Charleston Crawfish
Jacksonville Sharks
Philadelphia Freedom
Boston Revolution
Memphis Jazz
Birmingham Rattlers

Western Conference
Denver Peaks
Albuquerque Coyotes
San Diego Swan
Olympia Evergreens
Cheyenne Bison
Fort Wroth Stars

Season
The SBA season will be 42 games.

Playoffs
Top 4 teams from each conference make the playoffs.  All playoff rounds are best of 7 series.

Roster Requirements

Minimum - 12 players
Maximum - 15 players

You must be in compliance with the roster requirements at all times during the season.  The offseason is the only time you are able to not be in compliance with the requirements.  Breaking this rule will result in a $4mm PR fine.

Coaches -- You will be required to have 1 Head Coach and at least 2 assistant coaches, with a maximum of 3 assistant coaches.

Salary & PR Information

Salary Cap -- $85 million
PR Cap -- $25 million
Max Player Contract - $22 million
Max Years - 4
Minimum Player Contract - $250,000

Player contracts can include team and player options as well.  For example, Player A signs a 3 year deal with the Crawfish with the third year being a player option (he can opt to stay with the team for year three or leave and become a free agent).

There are no limits on contracts for coaches. 

Assistant coaches can be hired by other teams to the position of Head Coach without penalty.  However, if a team hires another team's Head Coach for the same position they must pay the original team $2mm in PR.

You must be in compliance with the salary/PR requirements at all times during the season.  The offseason is the only time you are able to not be in compliance with the requirements.  Breaking this rule will result in a $4mm PR fine.

Amnesty Clause - You are allowed the use the amnesty clause once every offseason to release a player from his contract without having to pay the remaining portion of that player's contract.  If you use the amnesty clause, you cannot re-sign that specific player for a one full season.

Scouting

Rookie Scouting -- $1mm per scouting report.  Scouting reports for rookies will be produced during the offseason before the SBA Draft takes place.

Free Agent Scouting -- $500K per scouting report.  Scouting reports for free agents will be produced once the request is received.

Gameplan

Playing Time -- You will assign playing time for your players based on minutes.  There are a total of 240 minutes that you can distribute among your players.  You DO NOT have to assign minutes to all of your players.

Offense -- You have the option to choose the type of offense you want your team to run, or you can leave it up to your coaches.  If you decide to choose the offense, you will pick from the options below and allocate percentages to equal 100%:

Isolation Get the ball to your top scorers in the area of the court he likes to work in and try to create a shot for himself
Pick & Roll - A guard and a big man are going to run the pick and roll (or can turn into pick and pop with a big who likes to shoot threes).
Post Up Force the ball into the low post players.
Spot Up Run wing players off screens for jump shots
Motion Involving all players and emphasize ball movement
Transition Pushing the ball in changes of possession looking for players to go to spots they like to shoot from and to get quicker shots

Here is an example:

Isolation - 20%
Pick & Roll - 15%
Post Up - 0%
Spot Up - 15%
Motion - 25%
Transition - 25%

Defense - There are currently no defensive options in the sim.

GM Contracts - GMs will be given contracts by their respective owners.  The number of years will vary depending on the team and owner.  Your contracts might be guaranteed for a certain number of years.  Your contract will come with an ultimate goal to be reached by the end of your contract as well as smaller goals each year that you are GM.

Trading - You can trade both players and draft picks.  You can trade three seasons worth of draft picks.  Be mindful to stay in compliance of the roster limits.

Off-Season Training - GMs can select three players to receive extra training in the off-season in the categories below.  A player may be submitted multiple times, but the end result should always be three.

Shooting, Passing, Ball-handling, Rebounding, Shot block, Steal, Intelligence, Endurance

Team Captains - Each GM will select two team captains

***More to come***
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Re: SBA Rules & Gameplay
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 03:59:01 PM »
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Re: SBA Rules & Gameplay
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 09:45:52 AM »
Schedule and Regular Season Lock-In

The schedule is built like a traditional basketball schedule with games spread out, therefore your team might only play one game per lock-in or three.  It is possible that your team may not have a game at all for a certain lock-in.  With that being said, for our game the schedule will be 21 weeks long.  Again, one week you may have three games and another week you might not have any. 

When locking in for the week be sure to submit your starting line-up and bench order.  If you do not make any changes to your line-up, feel free to say "Same as last week" in your lock-in post instead of posting your line-up all over again.  If you do plan on making changes to your line-up, minutes, or strategy then you will need to include that in your lock-in post.