Today marks the end of the 2022-23 Ottoneu Fantasy Basketball season. Congratulations to all the league winners and everyone who finished in the money, and better luck next year to all of us who were not as fortunate.
Here is the timeline for end of season activities:
Default salary increases are applied and the season is rolled over to 2023-24.
Prizes will be sent out via PayPal. As a reminder, here is a thread on how to claim prizes.
Arbitration will open up
Arbitration ends and teams can now make trades
I’ll update this thread as salaries are increased and prizes are sent out.
For next season, I have a few changes in store that should make setting lineups and the entire playoffs experience a bit more enjoyable.
Next season, you should expect to see no daily caps, i.e. the daily limitation of 3 G, 2 F, 1 C, 1 G/F, 1 F/C, 2 Util in your lineup. The weekly caps will remain in place. Additionally, I plan on making the system not count players against the game cap if there are marked as “Out” by our data provider (related wishlist request). This will refund games against the game cap faster than waiting for a game to go final and confirm the player played 0 minutes.
I believe these two changes will make it easier to not leave games on the table in a given week. Teams will be allowed to play as many players as the weekly cap allows on a given day, so ‘catching up’ on missed games will be easier and the whims of the NBA schedule will have less of an effect on blocking a team from playing players at a given position. Not counting players that are deemed “Out” against the weekly caps will make it easier to replace those late-breaking “will they or won’t they play” GTD players.
We tried a 22-week fully balanced regular season for 2 years now, and the pain of having the semifinals and finals come during the height of players being rested for the playoffs is at this point abundantly clear. In 2023-24, we’ll be moving to an unbalanced 20-week regular season. The regular season will end in March rather than April. Once the NBA schedule for 2023-24 is released this summer, I’ll have more details on specific dates for the fantasy season.
Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts about these changes. Thanks as always for supporting Ottoneu Fantasy Sports!