Date: 4/17/2014 There are 9 comments on this topic
Mock GM® Lockout? by Ngozika Nwaneri
There is frustration between several Mock GM® league creators and their GMs as it pertains to the money spent on player salaries and Mock GM® contract terms such as the No Trade Clause (NTC) among others items, forcing Mock GM® commissioner FWG Wani to re-evaluate Mock GM® for 2014 and beyond.
"You feel the tension between league creators and GMs more apparent in our dynasty leagues that have been around for more than three years" , said FWG Wani. "We thought there were enough provisions in place (In the Mock GM® CBA) to keep the competitive balance in check so that any new GMs coming into a dynasty league could feel comfortable taking over an NBA team knowing that with time, patience, and a plan in place, they could turn that respective team around.
When asked about a time schedule for Mock GM® 2014, FWG Wani said. "Can't tell you that right now. The Mock GM® Draft Lottery is coming up in the next couple of weeks and afterwards we will go from there."
Mock GM® has seen a steady decline in user participants over the past five offseasons.
BigDaddyJungle posted on 4/18/2014 3:10:43 AM PASPN.net member class: Hall of Famer - Isiah Thomas
Mock GM Lockout? - Comments How many players can be under contract on each team?
(in one league the team that won has 32 players.)
180 million. really?
How can any other team get sign someone when 3 teams of players are on one. smh
How many are under contract on real teams? Keep some extra draft picks overseas, ok, but 32 under contract?
Ramblingman posted on 4/20/2014 1:47:43 AM PASPN.net member class: NBA Sixth Man - Terry Tyler Contributing Member
re: Mock GM Lockout? - Comments For what it is worth, I think this concept could achieve a mainstream breakthrough, but to do that there needs to be something done around competitive parity. Rules to consider which would stop wild imbalances include, a hard cap, a strict roster limit (12-15 players), and greater intervention from administrators to stop the worst examples of cheating/comp killing behaviour that regularly takes place (right now it is pretty common for players to take ownership of several teams, enact ludicrous trades and in effect, kill off the entire competition).airmojo posted on 4/21/2014 12:56:22 PM PASPN.net member class: Hall of Famer - Isiah Thomas Contributing Member
re: Mock GM Lockout? - Comments I think leagues should be wiped clean. Bigger leagues should enforce the membership rule so only good players will join, cut the number of leagues people can make, make it where are the less leagues but better leagues rather than 100 leagues with only 5 teamsJWASs posted on 4/21/2014 1:09:24 PM PASPN.net member class: NBA Starter - John Long
re: Mock GM Lockout? - Comments
From a GM's Point of View -- As long as the rules are clearly stated (in advance of the season) and uniformly applied, then I have no problems with many of the rule changes suggested. However, I strongly dislike when GMs get strongly criticized for playing by the rules. If you think that they (I) are (am) cherry-picking to get low salaries, put in a salary floor for any players about whom you are concerned (just make sure they are set before the free agency period). I personally like the idea of hard limits to the salary cap and the roster size, but then provisions need to be put in place to allow GMs to make emergency moves to buy-out players and get new one in when injuries occur (or absolutely rotten statistical performances by players).
By the way, my pet complaint about the current PASPN system is that they do not allow you to set playoff roster line-ups until the first day of that round's playoffs, making it very easy (particularly given all that has gone on before during the regular season) to miss setting a playoff team's roster for one or two days -- and effectively guaranteeing a loss in the playoffs. GMs should be able to set these line-ups at least 3 days in advance and change them as necessary (as GMs can do during the regular season). The season is long and it is too easy to miss a day and thus close to ruin your chance to do well in the playoffs with the current restrictive playoff line-up setting restrictions.
bradenhalebagley posted on 4/22/2014 12:05:11 PM PASPN.net member class: Bench Warmer - Brian Cardinal Contributing Member
re: Mock GM Lockout? - Comments I think a simple fix that would go a long way is placing minimum salaries on specific players. For example, you can only offer Kevin Durant a contract that is at least 17m/year and no salary decreases. There are too many cases of teams signing the best players in the league on MLE's because there isn't enough free agency competition due to inactive/NOGM teams. Even role players should have contract minimums. A player like Kyle Korver wouldn't realistically sign a contract at 900,000 a year for 5 years and a pay decrease of 9k a year. Lakersnation16 posted on 5/4/2014 6:16:40 PM PASPN.net member class: Bench Warmer - Brian Cardinal
re: Mock GM Lockout? - Comments I hope this lockout ends soon the offseason is just around the corner as a gm of the nets I want to focus on the offseason Sillydebate posted on 5/23/2014 10:10:54 PM PASPN.net member class: NBA Starter - John Long
re: Mock GM Lockout? - Comments I agree that there are leagues where competitive interest is low. Only a handful of GMs are active and a huge number of players are unavailable because of inactive GMs. Salaries and contracts end up being exploited because there are not enough GMs and agents involved to generate enough competition for players and hopefully put prices where they ought to be. I would favour a harder cap and a strict cap on the number of players allowed on a roster as well. Unfortunately, however, some basic rules such as those on the maximum number of draft picks allowed are not being enforced. There ought to be some logic within the system to ensure rules are followed rather than leaving it up to GMs and/or agents to police and moderate conduct or compliance. I've seen too many leagues where players have huge payrolls that "bankrupt" the teams' BRI, but there is no consequence or attempt to control this. Why is it that there is no issue for a player with a $190M payroll and a negative BRI? They can keep that team together and retain their GM position.
I've enjoyed this immensely for the three seasons I've played, but there are instances where the rules are ignored or left unenforced, whether by the commissioner, or the internal logic in the program.
davycrockett posted on 6/19/2014 11:31:15 PM PASPN.net member class: NBA All Star - Ben Wallace
re: Mock GM Lockout? - Comments This is really simple. Just put a hard cap in place. Set it at about 125 million and eliminate the crazy spending. 125 seems like a lot when compared to the NBA; but when you factor in Eight Starters in PASPN vs Five Starters in the NBA, its not a big difference. FWG Wani posted on 6/20/2014 1:55:58 PM PASPN.net member class: Hall of Famer - Isiah Thomas Contributing Member Administrator
re: re: Mock GM Lockout? - Comments
"on Yesterday 11:31PM, davycrockett wrote:
This is really simple. Just put a hard cap in place. Set it at about 125 million and eliminate the crazy spending. 125 seems like a lot when compared to the NBA; but when you factor in Eight Starters in PASPN vs Five Starters in the NBA, its not a big difference. "