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  • A Meis A Meis Oct 28, 2009 2:11 PM Flag

    Good draft strategy

    whats a good draft strategy? new this year so idk exactly what i should be looking for. i know there is always going to be the issue of who's left, but what positions should i target more?

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    • Is it a H2H league?

      If so I like to adopt the "small0ball" strategy:
      Try to win Points, FT%, ASSTS, 3PTM, Steals

      In turn you are punting Blocks, Boards, Fg%, and TO

      I go for the best player available in the first round. If you are so lucky as to get the top 3 picks, I would take, in this order:

      1) LBJ-- He fills up every category, you might dip in
      FT% but gain so much in blocks and assists
      2) Chris Paul-- Awesome all-around
      3) D-wade-- Stud

      I then try to get a high FT% Center such as brook lopez or Pau Gasol

      Once you get your bigs, go crazy on guards and forwards who fill those categories mentioned above. In essence you win 5/9 categories each week, wich wins in head to head

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      • I like the previous guys strategy but i have a different method.

        1st round - take the best available C or PG and if h2h howard is the best C take him over anyone else past the 5th spot.

        2rnd- If you got the best C in the 1st get the best PG that is left or if you took a PG in the 1st then take the top C in the 2nd. (Ex. Howard and Deron Williams)

        3rd & 4rd - Take another top PG/C in either order but take the best of the 2 first obviously. I tend to avoid Fowards until the 4th or 5th round because there are plenty deep in the draft.

        After this you simply draft to your strengths. Make sure you have a 3rd G that solidifies your assists and a 3rd C who holds down your blocks and boards. Usually with this strategy you you dont punt anything off the bat but gradually figure your weaknesses and draft around them for the final rounds. I end up a little short on pts and punting FT%, and T/Os with this strategy but i dominate or am at least competitive in everything else. Late rounds are prime to get quality steals so i usually look for that in the last couple of rounds as well

    • You want a dominate PG. I always feel this is key to winning a league. When I say dominate I mean top5 or a top8 & top15 PG for the assists and steals. Also good big men go quick so you want to target one in the first couple rounds. As always dont reach to far in the early rounds and if you have a good player fall in your lap, take him even if your set at that position. You can always trade him later for a current team need. Good Luck Virgin

    • I Think its good to draft first centers with good FT% bc theres only a hand full of them then go with a good point guards and last any high scorers


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