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  • #229630

    Dan Besbris
    Keymaster
    Rank: Hall of Fame

    Hey all – would love to know how your teams did this year!

    Mine:

    4 money leagues (2 H2H, 2 Roto)

    1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in them. Multiplied my money by 2.8, so I’ll take it!

  • #229635

    Robert
    Participant
    Rank: Pro

    I won my league. 10 team 8cat roto that some members go back 20 + yrs. remember doing manual stats from USA Today. Anyways no small part due to B150 I’ve won 3 of the last 5. Thanks to AB and Hoop Ball

    • #229636

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      Haha, they’re gonna kick you out soon…

  • #229638

    AaronPeden
    Participant
    Rank: Pro

    I finished 2nd in my 12 team H2H league looking pretty set for playoffs, then lost Jrue, Dunn, Ibaka, Mirotic, Ariza and (kind of) Covington over the space of two weeks.

    Needless to say the playoff series was not great.

    • #229676

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      The magic of roto. Join the dark side next year!

    • #229712

      AaronPeden
      Participant
      Rank: Pro

      Lol so true, if it was a roto league I would’ve been 7 points clear in first place!!!

  • #229639

    ExT8
    Participant
    Rank: Rookie

    First year playing NBA fantasy after being away from the league in the last 10 years. In a H2H points league, finished 1st in the regular season but finished 3rd on the playoffs. Got lucky with the 1st draft pick which allowed me to get Giannis, Paul George, Kemba and Vucevic. Then my lack of knowledge kicked in and I drafted Hardaway, Gary Harris, Kris Dunn and Jabari Parker. Luckily I managed to get Siakam. Can’t wait to have a proper draft next season with the help of Hoop Ball.

    Just a small note Dan, I like when you speak about your teams on the podcast!

    • #229678

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      Hahaha, thanks man! I got a 2-star podcast review with that as the footnote and I thought, well, maybe I don’t tie it in enough. But, noted!

  • #229640

    tdgazon
    Participant
    Rank: All-Star

    This was the third year running my league; 10 team H2H cat. After a mid-season run to first place, I ended up losing in the championship round as AD and Conley were shutdown and my team just did not perform, and I got killed 7-2. But placing first for the season and second in the playoffs, I multiplied my $100 buy in, by 7. I even managed to place in the top 30, twice in the DFS leagues… so was a good year in all.

    Thanks Dan, Chef, Erik, Coach, Bru, the Real Big 3, and everyone else involved in this for all the help. Will keep listening to the pods and see you next year.

    • #229679

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      Dude, 7x is great!!!

    • #229709

      tdgazon
      Participant
      Rank: All-Star

      Ya! First place in season wins $500 and then the playoff champ wanted to split the first/second place winnings in half (maybe he was scared of losing) so we split the $400.

      It was a good 12 months… won $750 from my basketball league last year (first overall and playoff champ), playoff winner in baseball fantasy, then this season’s basketball. Humble brag, I swear.

    • #229710

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      Brag away! That’s what this thread is for!

  • #229861

    Tama Carr
    Participant
    Rank: All-Star

    Very successful fantasy season. Won my points league with work mates, on the back of drafting a Blake/Drummond combo and some proactive trades of Embiid, Mirotic and Bledsoe for KAT, De’Aaron and Clint respectively.

    I also won my 12-team Roto-league, which was a vicious battle right to the end. It came down to points and I managed to overtake my opponent in the last two days thanks to Jamal Crawford and an ‘outta nowhere’ 50-bomb. Shout out to Dan and NBA Fantasy News Today for that one.

    My favourite part of fantasy is trading and this season I made a lot of them, including the following trade chain:

    Trade George Hill for Wendell Carter Jr. (very early in the season)
    Trade Wendell Carter Jr. for Danilo Gallinari (a month before Wendell went down)
    Trade Danilo Gallinari + Robert Covington for LaMarcus Aldridge (when RoCo was expected to return soonish)
    Trade LaMarcus Aldridge + Jrue Holiday for Kevin Durant (two weeks before Jrue went down)

    Thanks to HoopBall for all the great work. The podcasts and live shows were by far the most useful part of it all, and the work you put into these is definitely appreciated.

    Enjoy the offseason.

    • #229909

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      Nicely done, Tama! Looking forward to next year (and maybe some Pokemon in between)!

  • #229942

    Philippe
    Participant
    Rank: All-Star

    Finished 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 4th and 5th in my roto leagues.

    That 2nd place was in the winner league… I chased steals like a maniac the last 3 months, got into 1st place with a week to go… only to see the guy who was in 1st all season take back 1st place with 3 days to go because he had 15 games available after I ran out. Happy overall 😉

    • #229944

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      I would hope all those 1sts would put you in a net positive overall!

  • #230151

    cb_no4
    Keymaster
    Rank: Pro

    Made the playoff in 5 of my 6 leagues.
    Trophy in three (1st/3rd/3rd) and another 4th place finish.
    Mine are all H2H keeper leagues and my Championship team have dominated since 2014.

    Very proud of my 1st place team in a 10-team, 19 player league; keeps 7 (no restrictions).
    I took over the team in the 2013 season and finished 9/10, then proceeded to win the next 5 seasons.
    And I think I will continue to dominate for a few more, see below:

    Centered around Westbrook, I’ve drafted/picked up very useful players over the years.
    2014: Added Rudy Gobert from FA, kept until now.
    2015: Drafted Porzingis (traded in 2017 after injury) and Myles Turner (kept until now).
    2016: Drafted Clint Capela, I didn’t keep him, can you imagine if I had!!!
    2017: Drafted Gary Harris, Joe Ingles, Jamal Murray, and John Collins, all Kept this season. Also drafted Thad Young, but not kept.
    2018: Drafted Luka Doncic and picked up Mitchell Robinson, and yeah, I’ll be keeping them!!

    How I wish this was a money league…
    The past two seasons was heavily influenced by all of you at Hoopball – smoking Joe, Thad, and Robinson etc.
    Thank you!!

    • #230154

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      Awesome! And yeah, time to get some cash on those leagues. No one is going to want to fork over a big number with the way you’re crushing, but maybe you can convince ’em to start small at like $25 apiece and slowly grow it.

  • #231486

    kristinnm09
    Participant
    Rank: Pro

    Hi Great thread…..

    I was just wondering and i am curious how the other hoop baller staff did this year?

    Did Adrien pick Donovan Mitchell in first or second round in any of his league 🙂

    • #231521

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      Haha, I’ll check with him!

    • #231524

      YoAdrian
      Moderator
      Rank: Pro

      Hey Kristinnm09,
      I had one of the worst fantasy seasons ever. In my main home league I drafted Donovan Mitchell in the second round after drafting Victor Oladipo in the first. Somehow I salvaged a 7th place finish out of 14 teams (8 cat, roto league). After back to back championships the previous seasons I decided to throw caution to the wind, and draft super risky. It back fired on me big time. I’m going back to my super safe drafting style next season.
      I hope your leagues went better then mine.
      Cheers!
      Adrian

  • #232166

    crebuck2308
    Participant
    Rank: Pro

    Won my 12 team dynasty 9-cat H2H for the second year in a row. Listening to Dan, Neil, Adrian, and the rest of the Hoop-ball team I felt like I had an edge during the playoffs. I had a great last week of the season to sneak into the playoffs as the #4 seed. 2 week match-ups were a grind but I was able to grind it out with the assistance of the Hoop-ball staff. I ended up winning the championship 5-4 winning fg% by .002! Couldn’t have defended my title without you guys and your insight. Thanks for the analysis, thoughts, and advice all season long! Looking forward to listening all off-season and preparing for next year!

    • #232172

      Dan Besbris
      Keymaster
      Rank: Hall of Fame

      Nice win! Hope you took home some cash there, too!

    • #232180

      crebuck2308
      Participant
      Rank: Pro

      Took home some good money and also one win away of taking home 1/2 of what the league “banks” each year!

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