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DISPERSAL DRAFT BEGINS NOW!

The Staff Hiring phase is now complete. Please be sure to download the updated league file.

*DRAFT PROCEDURE*

The Dispersal Draft is asynchronous, not a live event. That means it will be held by posting picks in Slack over the next couple of days. Keep in mind that we have GMs in time zones around the world so there almost certainly will be slow periods while GMs are presumably sleeping. We’ll try to keep things moving as much as possible, but be patient.

We will use the #draft-announcement channel for the Dispersal Draft. I will tag GMs in that channel when it is their turn to pick. GMs should then A) post their selection in the same channel and B) tag the next GM in the draft order.

If a GM forgets to tag the next, any one out there that notices can feel free to post the tag in the interest of keeping things moving.

The Dispersal Draft page — which includes draft order and the player pool — can be found at MAIN MENU > DRAFT > DISPERSAL DRAFT.

*DRAFT ORDER*

All 24 teams will have a pick in this year’s Dispersal Draft. Picks are made in reverse order of last season’s regular season records. The worst record gets the first pick, the next worse the second pick, and so on and so on.

Every team MUST select a player, there is no “passing” or “skipping” your pick in the Dispersal Draft.

There is no trading of Dispersal Draft picks. The order is fixed.

*PLAYER POOL*

There are 27 players in the Dispersal Draft pool. This includes 16 players currently under contract and 11 players who are free agents.

*PLAYER CONTRACTS*

If you draft a player under contract, his salary is immediately added to your payroll regardless of your cap space or budget.

This means that a player you pick can potentially put you over budget, with all the limitations and restrictions being over budget causes!

This also means the player will eat into whatever cap space or budget you have available for the offseason Free Agency period, so be aware of the impact the player’s salary will have on your offseason plans.

*FREE AGENTS*

If you draft a player who is a free agent, there is no effect on your cap space or budget.

Instead, you acquire the player’s current Bird rights (if any) and can use those to treat the player as your “own free agent” for offseason Free Agency.

*DRAFT AMNESTY*

Immediately after the Dispersal Draft is over, you can choose to waive the player you picked at NO COST to your team.

Waiving a player in this manner resets his Bird rights to zero for the upcoming Free Agency period.

*TRADING SELECTED PLAYERS*

Players selected in the Dispersal Draft may be traded immediately after the draft has been completed. Normal trade rules (cap space, budget, salary matching, etc) still apply.

*OFFSEASON EVENTS*

Dispersal Draft <— Current Stage
Rookie Draft
Free Agency
Ticket Prices / Arena Proposals
Training Camp

What do you think?