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Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#1 » by Garf » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:00 pm

The idea behind NBA Front Office is to mimic the job of a real-life GM as much as possible. All rules of the CBA apply unless specified otherwise.

That makes it the most complex ProFSL league - you'll need to understand terms like July Moratorium, Qualifying Offer, or Repeater Tax.
(Which doesn't mean you must be a CBA expert from day 1. Au contraire: I created this league over 2 years ago, and I still learn something new every day.)

At the same time, that makes it the simplest ProFSL league - you don't need to memorize any imaginary salary caps or extension rules, because we replicate exactly what is covered by the media every day. You don't need to optimize your team composition for any specific scoring format, because everything we do has the single goal of making the league 100% realistic and parallel to the real-life NBA. Need proof? Look how short the rules are!

By now we've grown to become a unique community: most GM's write really cool blogs, we regularly share some laughs as a FB group, meet online once a year for a wacky Draft Lottery, celebrate every historical moment with rather poor Photoshop skills and Hall of Fame inclusion, and if you're lucky you might even get a real ring out of it all! Plus if you aren't quite sure when to renounce your TPE or how to comply with the Stepien rule, you can choose to start as an Assistant GM for a while!

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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#2 » by Garf » Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:04 am

Teams currently available:

East: Heat, Celtics, Bucks
West: Grizzlies, Mavs, Rockets
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#3 » by Garf » Wed Oct 3, 2012 3:12 pm

Milwaukee, Boston, Memphis, and Dallas are still available.
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#4 » by Garf » Fri Jan 4, 2013 4:56 pm

Memphis, Boston, and Golden State still without a GM, sniff sniff!
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#5 » by Garf » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:47 pm

Utah and Detroit available!
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#6 » by Garf » Thu May 9, 2013 8:17 am

Season 2 of NBA Front Office has officially begun! Wanna feel like an actual GM? Learn a thing or two about the CBA, while participating in an exciting fantasy league!

The 2013 Playoffs saw a couple of upsets:
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The biggest season 2 addition is a revamped spreadsheet:
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Fantrax does the scoring, but the finances are discussed on our forum:
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We continuously strive for a richer experience through social media and all kinds of wacky ideas. So yeah, live video feed of the Draft Lottery is totally gonna happen! :)

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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#7 » by Garf » Sun Jun 2, 2013 12:37 am

We're having more and more fun with this league:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YA40jhSv5E
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#8 » by Garf » Sun Jun 9, 2013 10:05 pm

Three openings right now!

Getting more realistic every day, too. Latest developments include an edge in free agency if vast cap space available, repeater tax, renouncing exceptions, no-trade clauses, and discounts when resigning ageing legends.

Oh, and one thing I prolly haven't stressed enough before: the sense of community is also much stronger than in other leagues, with live events via Google Hangouts On Air, award voting, our own Facebook group, never ending brainstorming to make the rules even more realistic, people writing diaries about their teams' progress, and even a simple ESPN fantasy league on the side.
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#9 » by Garf » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:13 pm

Utah and Brooklyn available, draft starts this Thursday!
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#10 » by Garf » Sat Jul 6, 2013 7:38 pm

Free agency to start within the next 48-72 hours, Orlando and Brooklyn available!
Humble brag: the final 2013/14 spreadsheet is more accurate and more helpful than ever before :)

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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#11 » by Garf » Sun Feb 2, 2014 3:03 pm

It's been a while, so let me give you an update:

The league is going strong, all new additions panning out nicely: the hard cap and repeater taxes are already influencing everyone's strategies etc. Also, you can really smell the long-term vibe about this project: pretty much all 30 GM's have been very active over the last few months!

That being said, at present at least OKC, Phoenix, and the Clips are looking for an Assistant GM with a solid chance of becoming the main man after this season is over. (Of course we'll still hold the usual competition once the GM job becomes available, but "I'm the current AGM of the team" is an argument hard to trump!)

In other news, this spring we're introducing another unique aspect. The players' free will - thus far simulated by a special formula - is going to be replaced with the human factor! Enter our army of greedy Agents! They are a completely separate bunch and compete between themselves to top the leaderboard, while seamlessly representing the players' best interest when negotiating with the teams.
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#12 » by Garf » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:10 pm

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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#13 » by Garf » Wed May 7, 2014 8:14 am

Live Ring Ceremony & Draft Lottery video conference scheduled for this coming Saturday :)

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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#14 » by Garf » Thu Jul 3, 2014 12:27 pm

The Boston Celtics are now available. You might have heard of them!

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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#15 » by hardensoul » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:23 pm

Celtics still available?
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#16 » by Garf » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:53 pm

As the new season nears, Celtics, Suns, Pistons, and Nuggets are for grabs!
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#17 » by Garf » Mon Dec 8, 2014 11:13 am

Still looking for new owners!
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#18 » by Garf » Wed Feb 4, 2015 2:03 pm

With the trade deadline fast approaching, Nuggets, Pistons, Rockets, and Magic all looking for a GM to make their present and/or future brighter! :)
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#19 » by AkronsFinest91 » Sun Feb 8, 2015 3:09 am

Great read
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Re: Independent league for learning the CBA 

Post#20 » by mvpshaq32 » Sun Feb 8, 2015 6:47 am

Interested, but is it too late to join this season?
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