The rule change votes were supposed to end this week. I will extend all until the end of this month. If you have not voted yet for either of the proposals, please do so now.
If you have not already done so, please vote so we can move on with our offseason and start prepping for the draft and free agency. Free agency will have many additional challenges this year that I am still trying to work out. I would like to have these votes behind us ASAP so I can focus on getting all of the kinks of FA worked out. I will give everyone until August 16th to vote and then all will be closed. The rule change votes need 16 positive votes to take effect.
Two rules to vote on still. Please vote if you have not already done so.
RULE CHANGESPROPOSAL TO AMEND NO TRADE CLAUSES
No trade clauses should be reserved for top of the league players who have earned that distinction.
- Proposal- To limit NTC's only to players receiving a minimum $100/year contract offer. Anyone not good enough to receive a contract of at least 10% of the salary cap should not be receiving a no trade clause.Spoiler:FOR- (8) Atl, Cle, GS, LAL, Mia, NO, Sac, Utah
AGAINST- (12) Bos, Cha, Dal, Den, Det, Hou, Ind, LAC, Orl, Por, SA, TorBAF: Anti Tanking Rule
Due to the potential exploits of the SIM and playing players out of position to intentially get a certain result I am proposing a rule that limits the ability for a GM to exploit the SIM by playing a Center at PG or a PG at Center etc
I understand we need to allow our GM's to play guys they want to play (whether they are a team competing for the playoffs or a developing young team) so I don't want this rule to be subjective in terms of who should play and who shouldn't.
This rule proposal is strickly for playing guys out of position to achieve a desired result to lose.
Now I completly understand cross fuctional players such as LeBron, Giannis, Luka,and even someone like BAM playing poentially PG or discretely whoever the GM feels they are helping the team. To be clear this rule does not effect those types of players. So my adjustment to that as long as it is deemed reasonable and the ultimate goal was to help your team by our Commishiner (an impartial 3rd party) then it would be allowed. If the Commishiner deemed the move questionable you would have to write up a legit reason for him to allow you making this move.
This will at least eliminate
DJ Augistine playing center or Bobby Portis playing PG (just examples) which I feel is a complete violation of fair play within our game.
Teams can only play players at the position designated by the sim +/- two spots in the lineup.
PG (1)- eligible to play 1-3 (PG/SG/SF)
SG (2)- eligible to play 1-4 (PG/SG/SF/PF)
SF (3)- eligible to play 1-5 (PG/SG/SF/PF/C)
PF (4)- eligible to play 2-5 (SG/SF/PF/C)
C (5)- eligible to play 3-5 (SF/PF/C)
Exceptions can be made for players who don't fit these parameters (like a LeBron or Giannis for example) if a request is made to the commissioner showing that the player has played the position that is not within the set of parameters in the rule. Basically this rule will stop teams subjectively from tanking by playing players clearly out of position (i.e. centers at point guard and point guard at center)Spoiler:FOR- (10) Cha, Cle, GS, Ind, LAC, Mia, SA, Sac, Tor, Utah
AGAINST- (6) Bos, Dal, Det, NO, Orl, Por