Tag:NBA Draft
Posted on: April 21, 2010 1:31 pm

Whacky World of Wizards' Prayers

Okay...GO....now stop...

anyways - Welcome to Shake's whacky world of Wizards' Prayers!

Congratulations, Washington! Ted Leonsis, after a long sit down with David Stern, has become the majority owner of the Washington Wizards. The conditions discussed between Stern and Leonsis was that Stern would award the #1 over all pick in this year's draft to the Washington Wizards if Ted bought the team.

Wait what?

(this is all made up in my head, so don't believe me)

Yeah, Stern chooses who gets what picks in certain situations, and this is one of them. He will do anything to hurt Gilbert Arenas now, and if making him more useless in Wash., with a new owner who has no real attachment to him and knows how to get rid of the dead weight on a losing team, then Stern will hand over John Wall to the Wizards.

John Wall (PG) Kentucky will be backup to Shaun Livingston to begin the season, averaging 25 minutes until Allstar break, where he will take over as Starting PG when we'll be able to move Livingston to SG or backup SG. We'll have resigned Earl Boykins and Cartier Jackson.

Andray Blatche and Nick Young get traded to the 76ers for the #6 overall pick. Here we draft Cole Aldrich. He will backup at center from the get go. He'll be totally raw, but still get his playing time backing up McGee when he gets into foul trouble. And then when Aldrich gets into trouble, our second round pick will back them up. (Dexter Pittman)

We will re-sign James Singleton and have Al Thornton.

Quintin Ross keeps his contract and re-sign Cartier Martin to a full year contract.

We'll draft Gani Lawal out of Georgia Tech with our late first round pick from Cleveland. He's a Thick PF/C but only stands 6'8"

So what's left? Well, what's gonna happen to Arenas? We cut him, buy him out for about 26 million, and move on our way.

Free Agent Market? Do we make a play at anyone big? Not really big...but we have options...

Option one - If we want to be competative the most this next season, acquiring Joe Johnson SG Atlanta Hawks for a multi-year (4 or 5) deal will be a key. He will go for a pretty penny though. Fill him in at SG

Option two - Udonis Haslem PF Miami Heat. Worth 5 or 6 million for a few 2 years.

Option 3 - Matt Bonner - PF/C San Antonio - Deadly from 3 point range. 1 year 

PG - John Wall, Cedric Jackson, Earl Boykins
SG - Joe Johnson, Shaun Livingston, Cartier Martin, Quintin Ross
SF - Al Thornton, James Singleton
PF - Udonis Haslem,  Matt Bonner, Gani Lawal
C - JaVale McGee, Cole Aldrich, Dexter Pittman

John Wall - $4.3
Cedric Jackson - $0.6
Earl Boykins - $1.4
Joe Johnson - $17.4
Shaun Livingston - $1.6
Cartier Martin - $0.6
Quintin Ross - $1.1
Al Thornton - $2.8
James Singleton - $1.8
Udonis Haslem - $7.0
Matt Bonner - $3.0
Gani Lawal - $0.85
Javale McGee - $1.6
Cole Aldrich - $2.6
Dexter Pittman - $0.6

This puts our cap at 47.25



Now....Lets go ahead and see what is really gonna happen.

Gilbert Arenas - 17.7
Shaun Livingston (RS) - 1.6
Cedric Jackson(RS) - 0.6
Earl Boykins (RS)- 1.4

Joe Johnson (FA)- 15.6
Quintin Ross - 1.1

Al Thornton - 2.8
James Singleton(RS) - 1.8
Dominc McGuire - 1.1

Andray Blatche - 3.2
Demarcus Cousins, Derrick Favors, Cole Aldrich, or Georgetown's Greg Monroe (4th overall pick or trade down) - 3.1
Gani Lawal (32nd Pick) - 0.85

Hilton Armstrong (FA) - 3.3
Javale McGee - 1.6
Dexter Pittman (2ndRound) - 0.6 (we need the size)

Under 57 million for Cap. (Gilbert KILLS us....Sigh)

We shall see, Wizards fans. We aren't dead in the water...it'll be a 30 win season, maybe....you never know. I can't see us winning 40 games with Gilbert and Blatche on our team as starters. Some trading has to happen on draft day. Can only hope that Gil, Dray, and Young are involved and it means more picks or a top pick.

Posted on: April 21, 2010 11:59 am
Edited on: June 26, 2010 10:06 pm

CptMasterShake's NBA MockDraft and FA's 2010

Welcome to CptMasterShake's NBA MockDraft and FA's 2010

Volunteer General Managers will represent Each NBA Franchise leading into the 2010-2011 NBA season. We will perform a Mock Rookie Draft and also make Trades and bid-war on Free Agents. General Managers will be encouraged and some-what regulated on performing “realistic” against “wishful” trades and acquisitions.

******Due to the lack of involvment and teams not being filled quick enough, I have waived the Team Favorite and Current level > allstar requirements.******

The Regular season is over and seeding has been set for the 2010-2011 NBA Rookie Draft.

The Official NBA Rookie Draft is scheduled for June 24 2010 at 7:00pm in New York, New York.

The Lottery Announcement will be May 18th, 2010.

Our Rookie Draft will begin June 10 at 8:30pm EST – Two weeks to lead up to the draft.

Trade Discussions will begin immediately but Trade announcements not until June 3, 8:30pm EST. (Trades will then continue until July 5th.)

Team Options will be due June 1, 12:00am. (So the night before)

Free Agents will begin June 25, 12:00am following the Actual NBA draft. I will Create a Thread the day before for "Free Agents" where all GM's will then PM me, from there, their offers and I will then review for each player over the following few days (there will be a lot, so 'be cool'). I beg that no other posts be put there so that it will be easy for me. I will hopefully set it up this way, I will post a comment in the Free Agent thread with simply the name and a small suggestion of what that player is looking for. If you wish to make an offer to that player, "reply" to that comment with that player by my and private message your offer and "uses and reasons I should play there." That way I will be able to see all offers for the individual player. It will make things go much faster and smoother. just remember to PM and not give away your offer to other GMs. I will not be listing EVERY single player to begin with, After the beginning of the free agency has gone through, a new thread will be created, with teh original post showing what players ahve already signed out of free agency, and a "list" of potential remaining players. Then free agency is open to pm me from there on any remaining players. Please note this may take a lot of attention and should be a fun final piece of the puzzle to our Mock.

What to do:

If you have elected to take responsibilities of a team, please be considerate of other participating GM’s and be responsive to inquiries and offers. Daily response and attention may be required, but not necessary in most cases.

Respond to trade offers with more than a simple “No.” Please include reasoning for the rejection or the counter-offer in detail. (Detail = salary information, needs vs wants, and current roster position rolls)

Keep in mind that everyone will be participating in the Free Agency following the Draft.

Manage your team with a business attitude towards Salary Cap and Future Salary cap.

Coaches can be hired/fired and must be replaced BEFORE the Mock Draft begins. Coaching will go on a first ask first get basis on the discussion thread (PM me.) Coach K from Duke and Bobby Knight will not coach in the NBA.

Players like Michael Jordan and Sam Cassel are NO LONGER players, despite what they personally think. They will not be included in Free Agency, as well as players like them. (Steve Francis, Allan Houston, Latrell Sprewell, Stephon Marbury)

After the Draft and Free Agency and any Final Trades have been wrapped up (July 5), each team will post an extensive analysis of the “whys and intentions” about the moves they made and give an internal analysis and debate of why their team has improved, and defend their madness behind their team’s goal to win the championship. We will then have a Final group/community analysis of the current state of the teams including polls, voting, more debate, mock season and playoffs. We are going to assume that the Salary Cap will be $56.5 Million. Our MLE (mid level exception) will be a flat $6.0 Million.

Separate Blogs will be created to help simplify the “Relevant Posts “, “Current team Roster + Salary”, “Smack board,” and “Draft board.”

Private Messages are strongly encouraged for trading inquiries and “rival team banter” for if GM Boston really feels like telling GM Lakers that his team sucks. Leave it out of the public eye, please, or put it in the smack board. The Smack Board can be used to let everyone know how you feel a GM’s trade or draft choice is “wrong” or “right” in a non constructive manner.

Each Representing GM MUST change their Avatar to their team’s CURRENT logo. Please accept this “sacrifice” for the summer.

Please use regular Text sizes as the Moderator will use Large Bold lettering to announce trades, draft picks, and Free Agent winners.

Trades are beginning June 3rd, 8:30 pm EST...so, with Team Options being due June 1st 12:00am EST, on that same day along with any Team Options your team may have, Submit your offers for your team's current unrestricted free agents. As with the free agency process, I will "act" in an un-biasd manner as the player and review the offer you give to me in detail (what your team intends to do planning wise in regards to how youre buidling a team for a championship and the player's expected role, as well as the years and salary amount, and if you're going to "sign and Trade".) I (as the player) will choose to accept, deny, or give you an idea of what I'm looking for and give you the opportunity to match it. I will not tell you what I'm looking for before June 1st. You will have until June 3rd to work out a contract with "me." This is happening before the trade beginning so that team's can offer possible "sign and trades" with other teams for salary rules reasons in trades. For the sake of arguement, if you have an offer/proposition for a "Sign and Trade" of a player....please stick to your word for the respect of the GMs and to save possible quitting.

Also another note, When making "proposals" and searching "interests" in trade, before the trading begins, please note that you're not simply saying "I will give you this and this, for this." and then with responses that say "okay ill do that." and then have someone offer a better offer and them saying "I changed my mind, sorry.".......Take your options, dont commit to anything until you and the other party are completely SOLD on the idea, and I would suggest not doing so until the end of may or between june 1st and 3rd. Since there is no way I can keep track of "who said theyd do this and they changed their mind" im leaving it to you guys to just be honorable and not step on anyone's toes. At the same time, even though someone says theyll consider one thing, make sure you have backup plans, etc in the event they go with another option.

Try not to get too crazy with this stuff guys, I mean, Trading Kobe Bryant or Dwight Howard isnt realistic in any bit...if your team made the playoffs and you arent losing any major contracts, dont blow up your team...youre winning...

Now, trading will be allowed during the draft, I will make sure there is ample time for pick and trading...

When awarded the GM of a team, pleas PM me your roster using the format others have used already. (see Washington Wizards in the BLOG setup for Team Status for Mock Draft. I would like you to go to the BLOG that has the other Rosters from OUR GMS, not the Hoopshype website, and copy and paste a team that has already done theirs. Take their team's information out, and input your players, and 2010 salaries. Also fill in your draft picks, etc like the others. The link is in the main blog.
Additional Information will be added if necessary.


Below are Websites that are useful tools for GMs.

 - Discussion Thread

 - Team Status for Mock Draft

 - Schmack Board

- Current Salaries

- Free Agents by Team

- How the NBA salary works (Layman)

 - How the NBA salary works - Best "business side" of NBA Website ever

- Official Website Mock Draft with Updated Order (Not related to this Blog)

 - Mock Lottery on ESPN


- Team Option and Team Re-signs Due June 1st, 12:00am.

 - Trade Center (approved Trades)

This will be the link where I will post Approved Trades.


All Trades should be PM'd to me in REPLY to THIS message. (click reply under this message box, not reply to thread or reply to someone elses thread)

I will update rosters as they happen, be patient.

Please include Salaries for EACH PLAYER and PICK as well as trade exceptions, etc. Be detailed.

I need BOTH TEAM GM's to Private Message me the EXACT SAME MESSAGE regarding the trade details. If there are multiple teams involved, get together with all teams involved, and ALL THREE TEAMS have the SAME message. Even if the third team has nothing to do with the first team...if a player from the first team ENDS UP on the Third or Fourth team passing through team two, whatever, it MUST be included.

Ex. - If the Washington Wizards trade Andray Blatch and Nick Young to Cleveland for Delonte West, and then Cleveland trades Andray Blatche to the Clippers for draft picks (just an example, not happening) then All three teams message each other, until you all have the SAME DRAFT for porposal of the trade including every detail.

The Draft starts THURSDAY NIGHT at 8:30pm EST. -http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/

The draft will most likely last all of the weekend and possibly into next week.
I hope everyone has done their homework on players entering this year's rookie draft. If not, I'd suggest touching up on them during the next few days.

If you are going to be drafting in the first 20 picks, I suggest being around (I'd think everyone would be around) in the event that a team misses on a player they wished to draft and would feel more comfortable to trade down or give offers to teams if you want to trade up.

Each Team will have 20 minutes to Announce their Choice when it is their turn to pick. (I will announce when their time begins, and the time stamp on the message will be the starting time) Please be considerate of others by announcing your pick right away if there's no question on your pick, so that we can move on. I figured the first 10 picks or so will go rather quickly, unless a player announces their pick is for sale and wishes to trade down. If this is the case, simply announce "The Blankety Blanks are looking for offers to trade down." He will then have only his alotted time to receive offers. They get no extra time. If an agreement is made, the trade will be announced, and the pick will be made in the same message as the trade announcement (so if youre trading down, find out who the other team is drafting and announce in the draft, this prevents people from trading down picks for a target player only for the team they traded down for drafted that player with that pick ((I'd LoL if that happened to any of you, so dont be foolish)) .) If someone drafts your player, even after youve traded down, boo-hoo....

Please let me know if none of this works out for anyone. The draft date has been set since this was created. We will draft until 10:30 the first night and will stay ON SCHEDULE. So, we will AT LEAST get through picks 1 thru13 (I say this cause I know my pick won't last two seconds to be made)

Again, any discrepancies, please, let me know asap.

Draft will then continue throughout the weekend after the initial draft dates slightly differently. Each pick will be up for 2 hours MAXIMUM. When a pick is made, the 2 hours clock restarts. The first pick of the second day will begin at 10:00amEST. Any Gm's who think they may not be around will send me Top Five players IN ORDER, that they wish to draft if they are within 5 picks of the current pick. When their pick is up, if they are actually there, they can confirm with me who they want to pick (even if they're not on the list they initially gave) and the draft will move on. If the GM is absent for the ENTIRE two hours, the pick at the top of the list will be made. I hope all Gm's who know they are close to their pick can check in once every two hours at least to see the status of the draft. And could stick around to see what happens. But if not, it's going to be okay, some of us do work.

I know who I am targeting and have picks spread out pretty evenly where I wouldnt draft a player 7 picks ahead of where I was hoping him to fall if he is on someone's list before I'm able to draft him. You will have to trust me as I've done my best in being commisioner and keeping this as fair and fun as possible. If anyone DOES find a pick of mine to be "fishy" then please talk to me about it. And I will give you perfectly good reasons for my picks.

If you want to trade down your pick when your pick comes up, you must be present. If you are present, and wish to be humored by trade offers, you get 15 minutes. You will annoucne the same as before using "The Blankety Blanks are looking for offers to trade down." From that time stamp, you get 25 minutes. When that 25 minutes is up, your pick must be in, or (present or not) the player at the top of your list will be drafted. Please don't wait through all 25 of the minutes if you aren't that interested. Most trades should have taken place already, but some players get drafted and some players are still available when unexpected, so there's still some room.

The remainder of the draft will continue so-on until all 60 picks have been made. For all I know, this draft could be over the first night, or it could be over before the end of the day Friday if everyone keeps to it and doesn't want to try and trade down EVERY pick. I can't not give the time to trade down, so please try not to abuse the time given.

If something needs to be fixed for the drafting, let me know.


Good Luck

Free Agency Begins Friday -June 25th
Here are some links to help with Free Agency, as someone has gladly done plenty of work already that I dont have to do :)

Top 15 Free Agent Point Guards for 2010
Top 15 Free Agent Shooting Guards for 2010
Top 15 Free Agent Small Forwards for 2010
Top 15 Free Agent Power Forwards for 2010
(writer not done with FA Centers yet.....)


Current GM's

Atlanta, Hawks = swatlantadolfan
Boston, Celtics =  
Charlotte, Bobcats = tfitz
Chicago, Bulls = Hoosierdude12
Cleveland, Cavaliers = LBJwitness31
Dallas, Mavericks =
Goallthings SD
Denver, Nuggets = arth654562
Detroit, Pistons = slick612
Golden State, Warriors = Cain=CYYOUNG
Houston, Rockets = AustinLikesPie
Indiana, Pacers =
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Clippers =
Memphis, Grizzlies = goirish1212
Miami, Heat = KingJoffeJoffer
Milwaukee, Bucks = whodembadger
Minnesota, Timberwolves = Gophers25
New Jersey, Netsjmack923

New Orleans, Hornets = Schmalzel
New York, Knicks = saintnym
Oklahoma City, Thunder =
Orlando, Magic =
Philadelphia, Sixers = RandyMoss81
Pheonix, Suns = BMu_1963
Portland, Trail Blazers =
Sacremento, Kings = Titan_Gator
San Antonio, Spurs = Spurs Fan 4LIFE
Toronto, Raptors =
Da Huvster
Utah, Jazz = Team 2Extreme
Washington, Wizards = CptMasterShake

**A Note to everyone in trade talks, it helps to use "Reply" at the bottom of trade proposals from another GM when discussing trades with an individual GM with the last message you had with him about the trade, rather than the last message currently on the entire thread list, so that you can then click "See Replies" and "In Reply to" and see all messages directly related to that message, instead of searching through all the pages looking for the messages you want to read.

***Suggestion - For all current GM's while we are waiting for GM's to fill the team list, I suggest researching possible Free Agent targets and most importantly the top 80 draft prospects. This Year's draft is going to be heavy due to a lot of players opting for the draft due to possible CBA negotiations that may affect owners money to use on younger players. If you want to make a decent team, I suggest creating a word document with notes you pick up of possible draftees, etc, to post why you draft them when you do and how theyre going to help your team in the final "Analysis Presentation" of your team for our Mock season and playoffs in mid July. In no reason do you HAVE to do any of this and can do this half-assed and be lame, but it would be great if you did.***


CptMasterShake's Mock Free Agency

Free Agency

This is how it’s going to go down…There are going to be “rounds” The first “Round (Round 1) will be the top key players that are likely to be targeted in the free agency process (Lebron, Dwayne, Joe, Chris….) Then there will be a round 2 with more players, etc….This will cut down on the amount of time and give me the ability to focus on individual players and move on to the next round smoothly and avoid “Have you made your decisions yet, blah blah blah….

I’m going to have a Free Agency Blog page…On this page; there will be links to a discussion thread for several players. Go to designated free agent page of the player you wish to send an offer to.   Please write your proposals in this format. REMEMBER TO PRIVATE MESSAGE

“Team Name - Offer – Total amount

Amount of years

Amount to be paid each year

Interests for Player (IE – proposed player role, a Sign and Trade (please review sign and trades in Cap Rules link before attempting to offer a SnT,) team improvements, team goals, and projected timeline for potential)”  

Be as detailed as you wish to improve your possibility of landing said player. You are trying to convince them to play for your team and no one else’s.

Please make the effort to read the Salary Cap and Free Agency rules…to prevent less work for me so this can go smoothly.

 (Note* - 2nd round Rookie Salaries do NOT count towards your Salary Cap for this excersise until AFTER Free Agency has ended (So cap rules apply with everyone else contracted and 1st rounders) and every team needs a minimum of 14 players ((my rules))

Alright everyone....Here we go...get your offers ready...here's the lists for Rounds of free agency....

Round 1 -

LeBron James
Chris Bosh
Dwayne Wade

Round 2 –
Joe Johnson
David Lee
Jermaine Oneal
Shaquille Oneal

Round 3 –

Amare Stoudemire

Carlos Boozer

Brendan Haywood

Al Harrington
John Salmons

Raymond Felton
Eric Dampier

Ray Allen
Tracy McGrady

Round 4 –

Luis Scola

Josh Howard

Udonis Haslem
Tyrus Thomas
Drew Gooden
Matt Barnes
Quintin Richardson
Randy Foye
Steve Blake
Nate Robinson
Kyle Lowry
Brad Miller

Round 5 –

Amir Johnson
Louis Amundson
Travis Outlaw
Devean George
Tim Thomas
Bobby Simmons
Earl Watson
Derek Fisher
Luke Ridnour
Chris Duhon
Rafer Alston
Craig Smith

After Round 5, All other players not listed will be available to send in offers  

Round 1 and 2 starts Friday morning…Each player from each list (that receives an offer) will make their decision by the end of the day. Offers must be received before 7:58pm EST for Round 1. 

Round 1 players will be announced at 8:00pm...EST...

Round 2 players will continue accepting offers until 11:00pm...and announcements will be made shortly after.

Rounds 3 will be due by 6:00pm EST Saturday. Decisions shortly after.  

Rounds 4 and 5 due 10:00pm EST Sunday. Player Decisions will be made Sunday 10:30pm  

Free Agency will then continue on a daily basis. Offers will be made during the day, player decisions will be made in the evening

  Don’t wait to write your offers until the day of the round…get on it now with 2 to 3 offers per position using a Canned Offer letter (in the format listed in the Main Blog above) So that you’re prepared if you whiff on a player you originally targeted.  

If you are trying to do a Sign and Trade with a team, the “Player” must receive an offer letter from BOTH TEAMS with the details of the Sign and Trade…Offers for SnTs that are without the second participating team will not be considered.  

Good Luck everyone…

  I want to thank everyone for participating and puting forth the effort and I hope even more effort goes into your team evaluations Next week when this is all said and done.

I want to say that after Free Agency, no trades will be permitted.

I will create a format for Team Status's during free agency. Everyone will be required to Copy and paste THE EXACT FORMAT that I post and input your team's information, completely updated, with all players and salaries EXACTLY how it is formatted, with all salaries added together CORRECTLY (triple check) with the breakout that will be posted (in order to check validity of Cap)

The Team Status will then be updated completely for all to observe.

The Wizards will just like every other team, compete for free agents. I have ALREADY written my proposals, and will HOLD ABSOLUTELY NO BIAS as best as you all can trust me with for any free agents that are reqarded to the Wizards. Trust me for what it's worth that all my offers are already made, and will not change, and will be equally weighed against all agent offers. There's no other way, and I'm going to be as fair and as thorough as possible in my decision making for every free agent competition. I ask not to have an arguement over EVERY awarded contract, as it's not going to get anyone anywhere. If you wanted a player, you should make the best possible detailed proposal and I will read and analyze every bit of it. Go into years ahead, current, GM plans, everything you can imagine...convince the player.

The Blog and Discussion Threads will be made and posted late tonight. Good Luck everyone. Again PLEASE READ HOW SALARY WORKS AND HOW WE ARE PERFORMING THIS OFFSEASON FREE AGENCY ON THE MAIN BLOG AND ITS LINKS INCLUDED.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com