Mock Draft 2017 - Sign-Ups

Discussion in 'Kings Rap' started by Capt. Factorial, May 6, 2017.

  1. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    We haven't done this for a few years, but some of the mods thought it would be a good idea to reinstate a mock draft. I'll take charge, and it's high time that we start getting sign-ups for this thing.

    We will start the draft few days after the lottery (Tuesday May 16th) once I have a chance to get everything together. Since this is a deep draft, we will try to pick all the way to #60. Since we ought to get through more than two picks a day, we should be able to finish before the actual draft.

    For this draft, each team will be managed by a single drafter. Thus, if the Kings hold serve in the lottery and get the #8, #10, and #34 picks, all those picks will be made by one (lucky!) person. If we do not have enough drafters it is possible some drafters will pick for multiple teams. When you sign up for the draft, please select up to five teams you would prefer to draft for. Once the list of drafters (and the lottery) is complete, I will use computer randomization to determine who drafts for the Kings, and then try to make everybody else as happy as possible.
  2. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    For this draft, trades are legal. The idea is that you can use draft picks AND trades to improve your roster as much as possible going into free agency. However, if a drafter is in charge of multiple teams, those teams may not trade with each other. Trades should be negotiated via "conversations" (meaning not in the draft thread). Trades can be made for future picks, so long as those picks are unencumbered in real life. (Obviously, future picks would be meaningless for this mock draft, but if you think the GM of your team would do it, feel free.) Trades involving players already in the NBA must conform to the current NBA CBA. Report any trades to Capt. for approval and so he can update the draft board.

    There are 26 teams that currently have a draft pick in this draft, so we are looking for up to 26 participants. The Cavaliers, Warriors, Clippers, and Grizzlies do not have picks this year. Capt. will be in charge of "running" these teams and fielding any trade proposals for these teams, unless somebody actually wants that role.
  3. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor


    Sorry about the screenshot for the clock rules, but it's all I can do.
    Last edited: May 7, 2017
  4. macadocious

    macadocious Well-Known Member

  5. lwc

    lwc Well-Known Member

    I'm in and I will draft for anyone. Have mercy on me because it is my first time.
  6. biltalent

    biltalent Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a cool idea. Can you however give a more detailed idea on how the procedure will be and how much time one has to spend on it? And is it a problem being in europe and therefore loggin in to different times than most other guys?
    Last edited: May 7, 2017
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  7. funkykingston

    funkykingston Well-Known Member

    I'm in.

    Other than the Kings I would take:


    Or Orlando or Indiana.
  8. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    Yeah, actually I've got a decently long explanation - and yes, it's going to be Europe-friendly. But I'm having problems actually posting that explanation. Grr.
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  9. biltalent

    biltalent Well-Known Member

    Thanks for replying :)
    That's got to be frustrating. Can you make a screenshot and upload it?:p
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  10. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor


    Yes. I can do that. I can't post a comment more than about 100 words, but a big image? No Problem!

    Hilarious. (And updated above.)
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  11. bajaden

    bajaden Well-Known Member

    I'll participate. Obviously I'd love to pick for the Kings, but other than them how about:

    T Wolves
  12. biltalent

    biltalent Well-Known Member

    Haha! Glad it worked.

    I really like the rules and therefore I will happily participate.

    Teams Id like to draft for (in that order):

    Edit: oh and I forgot about Toronto, so if no one else wants them I'll happily take them.
    Last edited: May 7, 2017
  13. I'm in.

    My 5 teams are

    Trail Blazers
  14. Cecil

    Cecil Member

    I'll do it. Any team.
  15. 206Fan

    206Fan Well-Known Member

    Sign me up! I'd prefer a top 7 team.. and I'd be perfectly fine with picking up extra teams too
  16. Jimbob

    Jimbob Well-Known Member

    As long as it starts after the 20th of May, I'm happy to join and hope I don't butcher things too bad. I don't care about what teams I pick for.
  17. R2D2

    R2D2 Active Member

    Happy to tag along.

    I am expecting to travel frequently over the next couple of months, not to mention I am based in the UK.
    Having said that, I will try to leave instructions (with Capt?) when I expect limited availability, so that I don't hold you back.
  18. King Baller

    King Baller Well-Known Member

    Count me in. My five team preferences are: Kings, Timberwolves, Knicks, Suns and 76ers.
  19. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    OK, so we're up to 11 drafters so far. We've got room for up to 15 more (remember, four teams don't have picks), so keep on chiming in!
  20. LPKingsFan

    LPKingsFan Well-Known Member

    I'm in. Preferred teams, along with the Kings, are: Suns, Pacers, Spurs, Bucks, Timberwolves
    Last edited: May 8, 2017
  21. Dime Dropper

    Dime Dropper Well-Known Member

    I'm in.

    First choice is Kings, along with Blazers, Magic, Dallas and Utah.
  22. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    13 drafters so far! We can accommodate 13 more, so chime on in!
  23. King in England

    King in England Active Member

    I'll join in, if you're in need of numbers. My preferred teams would be:


  24. Folsomkingsfan

    Folsomkingsfan Active Member


  25. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    Looks like we are up to 15 drafters so far! There is plenty of space for more to sign up, but I'll probably close it down and start the draft up a day or two after the lottery, so if you're interested, sign up now!
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  26. Bibby10AZ

    Bibby10AZ Active Member

    I am down. Any team is cool with me.
  27. CyKings

    CyKings Well-Known Member

    I'm in, I'll take any team
  28. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    OK, the lottery is done, and we have 18 participants, which seems like a good number.

    I have conducted a randomization to determine who gets to pick for the Kings this year, and the winner is.... R2D2! Congrats!

    Nine of you expressed a preference for which teams you would draft for, and it took a bit of finagling but I have managed to get all nine either their first or second choice. Additionally, Jimbob asked to start after May 20th, and I have him not selecting until pick 19, so even though we'll probably start a bit ahead of the 20th, he'll be plenty safe.

    Everybody has at least three picks, and nobody is responsible for more than two teams. Four NBA teams have no picks in this draft. For now I have assigned those to some of the drafters here, and you can attempt to trade with those teams (or not) as you see fit. And the assignments are:

    Macadocious: Celtics (1, 37, 53, 56)
    206Fan: Lakers (2, 28) AND Pelicans (40)
    bajaden: 76ers (3, 36, 39, 46, 50)
    LPKingsFan: Suns (4, 32, 54) AND Grizzlies (No picks)
    R2D2: Kings (5, 10, 34)
    Dime Dropper: Magic (6, 25, 33, 35)
    King Baller: Timberwolves (7) AND Rockets (43, 45)
    lwc: Knicks (8, 44, 58) AND Clippers (No picks)
    King in England: Mavericks (9) AND Spurs (29, 59)
    Bibby10AZ: Hornets (11, 41) AND Raptors (23)
    Cecil: Pistons (12) AND Pacers (18, 47)
    N0tmyfault: Nuggets (13, 49, 51)
    biltalent: Heat (14) AND Bucks (17, 48)
    funkykingston: Blazers (15, 20, 26) AND Warriors (No Picks)
    CyKings: Bulls (16, 38) AND Thunder (21)
    Jimbob: Hawks (19, 31, 60) AND Wizards (52)
    Folsomkingsfan: Nets (22, 27, 57) AND Cavaliers (No Picks)
    OffTheWallJamal: Jazz (24, 30, 42, 55)

    So now you know your assignments! I'll put up a draft board maybe tonight, maybe tomorrow night.
    Last edited: May 17, 2017
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  29. macadocious

    macadocious Well-Known Member

    #1 pick is on the block

    Should we do trade negotiations publicly or privately?
  30. Capt. Factorial

    Capt. Factorial Cantry Member Staff Member Contributor

    And I reached a limit on post size. In the meantime, if you want your "bedtime" - that time every day when your clock switches from 8 to 15 hours, which should presumably be BEFORE your last planned check of the draft board for the night - if you want that time to be anything other than the default of 10 PM Pacific time, please let me know what time, and translate it to Pacific if at all possible.

    DD, King in England...anybody else not in California...I'm talking to you!

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