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Before I explain the mock, I’d like to say that yes, I know I haven’t been on Fanspo much lately, but that now that it’s the summer, I’ll be back on the website a lot more, also with a DIFFERENT MOCK AFTER THIS that I’m sure you’ll enjoy!!
About a year ago, I took my little account with 0 followers and made one of the most successful mocks of all time, the Expansion Mock. Now, it comes back for it’s second installment, but with a twist.
This is why I teased the 3, the NBA decides to go from 5v5 games to 3v3 games. There are 7 player rosters, and because the rosters are smaller with the same amount of players, 10 teams are added to the league. That leads to the…
If you are to choose a current NBA franchise, you get to choose 5 of your players to protect, not including UFAs or RFAs. The rest of your roster (the 2 more needed players) will be filled out in free agency.
UPDATE: You CANNOT protect players with player options, but you can exercise team options on players (Example: OKC protected Dort) though protection. The players with POs cannot be taken in the expansion draft, nor can any other free agents. They will just be transferred over to the free agency period.
The first time we did this, it was pretty chaotic because I messed up with player protections. However, now that there is a system in place, things will run much more smoothly. Each team will get 5 picks (1 each round, 50 total picks) out of the pool of unprotected players. If a player is not picked, they enter free agency.
IF A TEAM DOES NOT MAKE THEIR PICK IN TIME, OTHER TEAMS WILL BE ALLOWED TO MAKE THEIR’S BEFOREHAND. THE TEAM THAT MISSED THEIR PICK WILL DO A MAKEUP PICK(s) WHENEVER THEY RESPOND.
Now that each team has 5 players on their roster, free agency begins. Players that are RFAs still are restricted and any offer can be matched by their team. You will need to pitch to UFAs (similar to ArmChairGM’s mock), who will be swayed by their specific interests (loyalty, money, e.t.c.). The hard cap for this simulation will be 115 million, no luxury tax, so if you use your resources right (especially expansion franchises), you’ll have a lot of cash to spend.
Expansion franchises will be placed into the draft starting from pick 5 and alternating until pick 23.
So 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23.
The team that gets the number 5 pick, and so on, will be drawn randomly. We will do 2 rounds, so 80 picks, and auto picks will be made, unlike the expansion draft.
That’s all you need to know, trading starts immediately!!! You can also choose your city if you are an expansion team, no voting this time! Please tell me the players you are protecting when signing in!
UPDATE: Trading will start after the expansion draft!!!
Seattle SuperSonics: AsapCohen
San Juan Coqui: wzgarcia7
Rio de Janeiro Tree Frogs: WestbrookIsGOAT
Las Vegas Bullfrogs: THEGRUDGE
Copenhagen Frost Giants: Bonesisawesome
Hong Kong Giant Pandas: Curry4MVP
Cranston Royals: Mrwizard88
Australia Boomers: mnrobinson30
Maccabi Tel Aviv BC: mnort_WindyCity
Cape Town Agama: SchlenkSystem
Atlanta Hawks: TheKlaw
Boston Celtics: DaLegend1
Brooklyn Nets: THEGRUDGE (2nd Team)
Charlotte Hornets: GMNick
Chicago Bulls: LogoLillard
Cleveland Cavaliers: Raptorsfan126
Dallas Mavericks: GoPackAndGoMavs
Denver Nuggets: Bonesisawesome (2nd Team)
Detroit Pistons: DaLegend1 (2nd Team)
Golden State Warriors: chrisgon0203
Indiana Pacers: jackors
Los Angeles Clippers: DH10
Los Angeles Lakers: RawHoops (2nd Team)
Memphis Grizzlies: LemonLou
Miami Heat: tannerslag
Milwaukee Bucks: GoPackAndGoMavs (2nd Team)
Minnesota Timberwolves: gballer179
New Orleans Pelicans: RawHoops
New York Knicks: crybutfight23
Oklahoma City Thunder: DraftAnaylist
Philadelphia 76ers: dumbsixersfan
Phoenix Suns: Baskets
Portland Trail Blazers: Omarinator
Sacramento Kings: GP44
San Antonio Spurs: TheRaptor
Toronto Raptors: JColeTheGOAT
Utah Jazz: tanner1
Washington Wizards: b13weinzierl