After a bit of a shaky start, we’ve secured enough participation to get the Ron Marshall Memorial Mock Draft off the ground for 2017. Basically, we have 25 participants this year. Because every team needs to be filled, some participants will have 2 teams, as indicated on the signup page. I’ve decided to double up teams by giving each person who wished to have 2 teams one team without a first round pick this year, to avoid someone having both the Sixers and the Celtics, for example.
Without further ado, here’s the 25 initial teams. There is one team in here without a first round pick (the Rockets), so drawing them was extremely unlucky. The list is in seeded order (basically order of signup), so here we go.
1. RipHamiltonTUR - Utah Jazz
2. RyanCaldwell - Phoenix Suns
3. majohnson19 - Detroit Pistons
4. bluecanti - Milwaukee Bucks
5. Justin Lambregtse - Brooklyn Nets
6. Jason Speirs - Portland Trail Blazers
7. GTPWTW - Toronto Raptors
8. ScottFL - Minnesota Timberwolves
9. Mike_Snyder - Oklahoma City Thunder
10. Awesome Hog - New Orleans Pelicans
11. The Boourns - Atlanta Hawks
12. jonathan.onne - Miami Heat
13. TRW24* - Sacramento Kings
14. Zinto - Indiana Pacers
15. bnumerich - New York Knicks
16. Vinayak Swaroop - Dallas Mavericks
17. BigJShaky - Orlando Magic
18. Jmo14277 - San Antonio Spurs
19. Lazarus Jackson - Chicago Bulls
20. Ryan Mathews - Los Angeles Lakers
21. Tootin’ Mahorn - Charlotte Hornets
22. vinamra swaroop - Boston Celtics
23. tnumerich - Philadelphia 76ers
24. Jamie Delancey - Denver Nuggets
25. Goose15 - Houston Rockets**
*TRW24 isn’t a Pistons fan, but he is a friend of mine who has had a bigger impact on this exercise than you realise. For those of you who played last year, he agreed to act as the Free Agency “Kaiser”, the player superagent who sifted through offers upon offers from you guys. He’s agreed to join the fun this year as a player, while I will assume his role.
**Unlucky to Goose, the Rockets are the one team in the initial pool without a first round pick.
Now, there are 5 teams left. I’ve randomised these as well. However, if there is a couple of late signups (i.e. after this is posted), then I will assign them one of these teams instead. I have a list of people in order of cancelling a second team, but as follows the list is:
26. bluecanti - Los Angeles Clippers
27. Jason Speirs - Washington Wizards
28. RyanCaldwell - Memphis Grizzlies
29. ScottFL - Golden State Warriors
30. RipHamiltonTUR - Cleveland Cavaliers
Now, one last thing before we kick off the madness. Last year, Awesome Hog admirably acted as my deputy commissioner, but with his work and life commitments he has stepped down from the role. Therefore, I am pleased to announce, as my new vice commissioner, Mr. Justin Lambregtse. Welcome aboard Mark Tatum, don’t mess this up.
All trading will happen in the trade war rooms in the fanposts, which can be found here. All details and rules of trading can be found there as well. As for now...
Good luck everybody, and LETS GET TRADING.