A roster of style

Early this morning, we finally finished our gruelling nine day fantasy basketball draft in Nels' league of doom. I think we acheived our goals of building a team to reflect all that is Freedarko: players with style to spare, a 7-foot Haitian, a handful of tall Europeans, and our hero and namesake himself. Also, our two white boys are without question among the baddest in the league. Behold our spoils:

Tracy McGrady
Ron Artest
Joe Johnson
Lamar Odom
Andre Iguodala
Samuel Dalembert
Stromile Swift
Rafer Alston
Joel Pryzbilla
Gerald Wallace
Nenad Krstic
Travis Outlaw
Marquis Daniels
Chris Andersen
Darko Milicic
Andris Biedrins


At 10/20/2005 12:51 PM, Blogger glomgold said...

Yeah baby! Krstic! Krstic! Too bad thus far in his career Dalembert (whom I like as well) eats him alive. I think that'll change this season as Nenad looks to have hit the weights a little.

At 10/20/2005 12:51 PM, Blogger shoefly said...

All I can say is wow. You really did it. I have a hard time imagining a bbetter teamto follow through the season while at the same time being very competitive and not reaching. Excellent, excellent team, you should be very proud.

At 10/20/2005 12:55 PM, Blogger shoefly said...

I just can't get over this, you have so many + style guys.
Johnson- actually I don't give him a plus.

This is the rock upon which this house was built! A banner day!

At 10/20/2005 1:04 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

i've been saying, this totally ups the ante in our yahoo league that birthed freedarko in the first place. the only one in the world where a winning season only matters if everyone agrees your team is worth rooting for

At 10/20/2005 3:11 PM, Anonymous brickowski said...

That's a perfect team for you guys.

I have a question that's technical and nerdy and not at all FreeDarko, but I'm going to ask it anyway. How many teams do you recommend for a league, and what scoring system do you use? I’ve played in leagues before, but I’ve never enjoyed it the same way I enjoy fantasy football despite strongly preferring the NBA to the NFL. I must be doing something wrong. Last year I was in a head to head league that used 10 or 11 categories, with each category counting as one game. For instance, if my opponent for the week only beat me in blocks, rebounds and FG%, then my record for the week would be 7-3. Is this a standard way of playing, or is it “basically retarded?”

At 10/20/2005 3:22 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

you shouldn't be at al surprised to hear that i hardly care about winning and losing in fantasy basketball. unless it has to do with people getting injured. i would rather go .500 with an awesome team than take the league with a ho-hum one.

At 10/20/2005 3:27 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

i like head to head (nh), because roto is soulless and boring. 10 or 11 categories is too many because you can win like points, rebounds, and assists and lose on some bullshit like free throw percentage or 3's made. you need to stick to the big categories.

also, 10 or 12 teams is ideal. any fewer, and everyone's loaded, and any more, and you have a bunch of scrubs on your team.

At 10/20/2005 3:30 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

oh, and the case for joe johnson having style (or, if you prefer, being freedarko):

1. insanely versatile, but largely hypothetical, 20-5-5 game
2. been hyped, mysterious potential his whole career
3. vastly overpaid based on this
4. from arkansas, my new favorite state
5. played on that suns team
6. impossible to understand when he talks
7. from that hilarious 2001 draft that might be official freedarko draft
8. is the only participant in all-star weekend 2005 prominently featured on a blackplanet home page
9. like the franchise, you can call him "joey johnson" without sounding patronizing
10. wore a facemask
11. came back in the playoffs despite nearly losing his eye
12. that whole weird reverse ewing theory thing that happened when he went out

At 10/20/2005 6:11 PM, Anonymous brickowski said...

did anyone else catch kornheiser say that the NBA has always been a league of style yesterday?

At 10/20/2005 7:25 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

brick, i didn't catch that (the wife doesn't like shows where "people yell at each other"), but i'm pretty sure we trademarked that phrase. he'll be hearing from our attorney.

At 10/20/2005 8:06 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

uhh, isn't that you?

At 10/20/2005 8:23 PM, Anonymous luol dang said...

yeah dudes, the do-it-all G/F is definitely my shit when it comes to fantasy ball. liking artest and johnson (two personal faves), iguodala, but not so sure about the odom pick. that's a little high for my blood. these type of guys are like a new breed in the fantasy world, with lebron being the grandaddy of them all and guys like josh childress and gerald wallace being the lower, younger tier. seriously, take a look at my team in the league i actually play for $$ in, and it's chock full of guys like this. i'm just ass hurt because i got cute and thought i could wait another round before taking dalembert and ended up losing him. oh well, i got ty chandler, and he's probably going to be just as good, if not better now that my knicks gutted chicago's frontcourt.

At 10/22/2005 9:34 AM, Blogger Ken said...

My Yahoo squad:

AI, Ray Allen, Ricky Davis, Artest, K Mart, Carmelo, Jamaal Magloirs, Eddie Curry, C Webb, Jason Williams, Sebastian Telfair, Matt Harpring, Chris Mihm, Kwame Brown, Ruben Patterson

At 10/25/2005 11:49 PM, Blogger elandfried said...

All I can say is:

Artest (1st round), Baron Davis, Dwight Howard, Larry Hughes, Rasheed Wallace, Stro Swift, and Eddie Griffin all on one team. And this was the official FreeDarko league. The straight man has become the master.

At 10/26/2005 6:16 PM, Blogger Bethlehem Shoals said...

uh, howard is a gigantic christian teenager with braces.

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