CXF Fantasy NBA League 2020-21 - League Champ is Steak!



The NBA plans on starting the regular season December 22nd. The actual NBA Draft is set for Nov 18th.

I'm going to set the keeper deadline for end of the day October 16th. If I haven't heard from you by then I am assuming you are out.

We'll set the tentative draft date for Dec 1st.

New League Year begins on Nov 1st 2020

Draft Begins on December 1st, 2020

Link to Yahoo League:

Link to last year's thread:

2020-21 League Champ: Steak
2020-21 Consolation Winner: O.G.

2020-21 NBA Regular Season Standings w/ Keepers

1. Steak "Donovan's Advisor" 89-38-1
Steph Curry
Karl Anthony Towns

2. ChrisV "Max 20 Characters" 88-40-0

3. Will Scarlet "White Tigers" 80-43-5
James Harden
Nikola Jokic
Rudy Gobert

4. Alfdogg "Milwaukee Cucks" 73-51-4

5. Krankor "Random Hero" 70-54-4
Devin Booker
Michael Porter Jr

6. 909 "Latino World Order" 71-56-1
Kevin Durant
Chris Paul
Jimmy Butler

7. O.G. "The Champs Are Here" 68-59-1
Domantas Sabonis
Bradley Beal

8. CWM "CWM's Roughnecks" 66-60-2
Zach Lavine

9. Baby Shoes "Deez Plumlees" 62-65-1

10. TMan12 "Bedford Bulldogs" 53-73-2 ****OPEN TEAM****
Jaylen Brown
Joe Ingles
CJ McCollum
Christian Wood
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Royce O'Neale
Kristaps Porzingis
Jakob Poetl
Victor Oladipo
Nicolas Batum
Ivica Zubac
Spencer Dinwiddie
Marvin Bagley

11. Chosun "Championship or Bust" 52-74-2
Anthony Davis
Damian Lillard
Trae Young

12. AboveAverage "The JOB Squad" 51-73-4
Brandon Ingram
Fred VanVleet

13. Ace "Ace's Team" 50-77-1

14. TMMB "Samuel Dalembert" 46-78-4 ****OPEN TEAM****
Terry Rozier
LaMelo Ball
Mike Conley
Terrence Ross
Carmelo Anthony
Gordon Hayward
Davis Bertans
Malcolm Brogdon
Jamal Murray
Kyrie Irving
Norman Powell
Danilo Gallinari

15. MFer "Return of the MF" 43-81-4
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Jrue Holiday
Jaren Jackson Jr.

16. Harley Quinn "Rarity's Five Gems" 43-83-2
Collin Sexton
RJ Barrett
Julius Randle



A. Teams can select a maximum of THREE keepers of any position.

B. Teams can choose to keep between ZERO and THREE keepers.

C. All keepers must be turned in by July 31st. The league year ends on July 31st, new league year begins August 1st.

D. Teams will lose a lottery ball in the forthcoming draft for each keeper they retain.

(Example: If a team keeps 2 players, they will have 1 lottery ball in the next draft.)

E. Draft picks can be traded at any point during the season, off-season, and during the draft. The only stipulation is the amount of draft picks on each side of the trade must balance. If the trade happens DURING the fantasy regular season, at least 1 player must be included on each side of the trade to complete the transaction.

(Example: Team A trades Chris Paul and a 5th Round Pick to Team B for J.R. Smith and a 1st Round Pick. This is a legal and draft pick balanced trade.)

F. Keepers can be kept for any duration. There is no year limit on the length that a keeper can be kept.

G. After the Fantasy Championship matchup has ended, the trade deadline period will be lifted. Trading can again commence. Managers must post in the Fantasy Basketball thread any trade and both managers involved in the trade must confirm the trade is true before it is validated.

H. During the draft, a manager has a set time limit in order to complete a draft pick. The time starts immediately following the previous selection OR the previous manager hitting their time limit. If the previous manager makes an invalid selection, the next manager is on the clock regardless of the pick not being valid. The time limit is subject to change if we are starting to run behind on time to complete the draft.

I. The winner of the Consolation playoff bracket will be awarded the prize of an extra Lottery Ball in the next draft. This is an EXTRA lottery ball that is not associated with your keepers. As a result of this prize being an additional pick, you will automatically lose whatever your last draft pick in the draft would have been after the final keeper deadline has passed. The pick that is lost can not be a draft pick you acquired from another team, it has to be yours. This prize lottery ball is tradeable.

J. If a lottery ball is traded, unless designated specifically in the trade, the ball that is traded is always the ball labeled with the lowest number that is owned by the trader. This is important because of section K.

(Example: Krankor trades a lottery ball to Steak. Krankor had three lottery balls to begin with. The ball that Steak recieves is labeled Krankor's Lottery Ball #3.)

K. The lottery ball numbers will be labeled the following way. The Consolation Prize Lottery Ball will be labeled Lottery Ball #1. All other Lottery Balls will be in order alphabetically by manager's name. If a lottery ball is traded to another manager, it will still be in it's original spot based alphabetically, it will just have a different owner.

L. When forefiting lottery balls for a keeper the following order of forefiture of lottery balls will be used... Team Owned Lottery Ball #3, Team Owned Lottery Ball #2, Team Owned Lottery Ball #1, Oldest Trade Acquired Lottery Ball, Newest Trade Acquired Lottery Ball, and finally Team Owned Consolation Prize Lottery Ball.

M. New managers have two scenarios to start their team. New managers are placed in order of first to express interest get first shot at potential exiting teams available as outlined in option B. If a new manager joins the league after the keeper deadline, Option A will be the only option available to them to form a new team.

Option A: New managers can start fresh with a brand new team with no keepers. The managers will be entered in the draft lottery to determine pick seeding. They will be seeded before the team with the worst regular season record. This option is typically reserved for new team league expansion.

Option B: New managers have the option of taking over ownership of a team which has it's owner quit the league. By selecting this option, managers will have the draft seeding in which the previous owner would receive by its end of season standings placement, like all other managers. The players on that team would follow all preset keeper values that the previous manager had. Keepers will follow all previous rules and values. Essentially all that is happening to the pre-existing team is a change in ownership.

N. In the event that a manager quits the league and had future draft pick trades, the following will occur. The pick that would have been gained from the team that quit is placed at the end of the round it was traded in. This is because there is no actual placement spot from the team that no longer exists. The pick that would have been traded to the team that quit is subsequently deleted from the draft board.

Example: Team A trades it's 5th round pick to to Team B for it's 8th round pick. Team A quits. The 5th round pick is placed at the end of Round 5 and the 8th round pick is deleted.

O. Rules are subject to review and revision after the season is over and prior to the start of drafting at the discretion of the league or the commissioner.

P. League Settings





Daily Roster Changes

Head 2 Head Format

Max Free Agent Acquisitions Per Week: 4

Playoff Tiebreaker: Best Regular Season Record vs Opponent Wins

2020-'21 Steak defeats ChrisV

2019-'20 Will Scarlet defeats Krankor
2019-'20 HoosierDaddy won shortened Yahoo Title

2018-'19 Steak defeats Alfdogg

2017-'18 Krankor defeats Chosun

2016-'17 Steak defeats Will Scarlet

2015-'16 Steak defeats MFer

2014-'15 Krankor defeats Will Scarlet

2013-'14 Steak defeats MFer

2012-'13 Will Scarlet defeats Roy

2011-'12 Steak defeats Krankor

2010-'11 Steak defeats Alfdogg

2009-'10 Krankor defeats Steak

2008-'09 Steak defeats Krankor

2007-'08 Krankor defeats O.G.

2006-'07 Will Scarlet defeats Alfdogg

2005-'06 909 defeats Roy

2004-'05 Will Scarlet defeats Linx

2003-'04 Mindless Aggression defeats pinjockey

2020-21 DRAFT GRID




1. Alfdogg - Joel Embiid
2. Ace - Ben Simmons
3. TMMB22 - Kyrie Irving
4. Steak - Kawhi Leonard
5. Krankor - Russell Westbrook
6. AA484 - Brandon Ingram
7. TMMB22 - Jamal Murray
8. Alfdogg - De'Aaron Fox
9. AA484 - Fred VanVleet
10. Tman12 - Kristaps Porzingis
11. CWM - Pascal Siakam
12. ChrisV - Jusuf Nurkic
13. O.G. - Nikola Vucevic

1. TMMB22 - LaMelo Ball
2. Tman12 - Jaylen Brown

1. MFer - Tyrese Haliburton

1. 909 - Chris Paul
2. HarleyQuinn - Collin Sexton
3. O.G. - Domantas Sabonis
4. Steak - DeMar DeRozan
5. AA484 - Brook Lopez
6. TMMB22 - Gordon Hayward
7. CWM - Robert Covington
8. Ace - Kyle Lowry
9. ChrisV - Myles Turner
10. Alfdogg - Hassan Whiteside
11. Tman12 - Christian Wood
12. Will Scarlet - Buddy Hield
13. BabyShoes - Clint Capela
14. Chosun - LaMarcus Aldridge
15. Krankor - Michael Porter Jr
16. MFer - Thomas Bryant

1. MFer - Jerami Grant
2. Krankor - Devonte' Graham
3. Chosun - Lonzo Ball
4. BabyShoes - Tyler Herro
5. Will Scarlet - Coby White
6. Tman12 - Victor Oladipo
7. Alfdogg - Ricky Rubio
8. ChrisV - Draymond Green
9. Ace - Marcus Smart
10. CWM - Dejounte Murray
11. TMMB22 - Danilo Gallinari
12. AA484 - TJ Warren
13. Steak - Jonas Valanciunas
14. O.G. - Andrew Wiggins
15. HarleyQuinn - Julius Randle
16. 909 - Kevin Love

1. 909 - Kelly Oubre
2. HarleyQuinn - RJ Barrett
3. O.G. - Lauri Markkanen
4. Steak - Dennis Schroder
5. AA484 - OG Anunoby
6. TMMB22 - Davis Bertans
7. CWM - Kilian Hayes
8. Ace - Wendell Carter Jr
9. ChrisV - Mikal Bridges
10. Alfdogg - Caris LeVert
11. Tman12 - Obi Toppin
12. Will Scarlet - Steven Adams
13. BabyShoes - Anthony Edwards
14. Chosun - Aaron Gordon
15. Krankor - James Wiseman
16. MFer - Bogdan Bogdanovic

1. MFer - Bojan Bogdanovic
2. Krankor - Derrick White
3. Chosun - Evan Fournier
4. BabyShoes - Eric Bledsoe
5. Will Scarlet - Brandon Clarke
6. Tman12 - Marvin Bagley
7. Alfdogg - Duncan Robinson
8. ChrisV - Al Horford
9. Ace - PJ Washington
10. CWM - Richaun Holmes
11. TMMB22 - Mike Conley
12. AA484 - Josh Richardson
13. Steak - Serge Ibaka
14. O.G. - Joe Harris
15. HarleyQuinn - Dillon Brooks
16. 909 - Derrick Rose

1. 909 - Jarrett Allen
2. HarleyQuinn - Cam Reddish
3. O.G. - Markelle Fultz
4. Steak - Kemba Walker
5. AA484 - Ivica Zubac
6. TMMB22 - Norman Powell
7. CWM - Elfrid Payton
8. Ace - Darius Bazley
9. ChrisV - Donte DiVincenzo
10. Alfdogg - Lou Williams
11. Tman12 - Spencer Dinwiddie
12. Will Scarlet - Rui Hachimura
13. BabyShoes - Montrezl Harrell
14. Chosun - Seth Curry
15. Krankor - Tim Hardaway
16. MFer - Larry Nance

1. MFer - Will Barton
2. Krankor - Darius Garland
3. Chosun - Aron Baynes
4. BabyShoes - Goran Dragic
5. Will Scarlet - Jeff Teague
6. Tman12 - Luke Kennard
7. Alfdogg - Nerlens Noel
8. ChrisV - Chris Boucher
9. Ace - Demarcus Cousins
10. CWM - Delon Wright
11. TMMB22 - Terry Rozier
12. AA484 - Jordan Clarkson
13. Steak - Otto Porter Jr
14. O.G. - Kevin Huerter
15. HarleyQuinn - Isaac Okoro
16. 909 - Malik Beasley

1. 909 - Marcus Morris
2. HarleyQuinn - Daniel Theis
3. O.G. - Deni Avdija
4. Steak - Carmelo Anthony
5. AA484 - Maxi Kleber
6. TMMB22 - Terrence Ross
7. CWM - JJ Redick
8. Ace - Jakob Poeltl
9. ChrisV - Alec Burks
10. Alfdogg - Eric Gordon
11. Tman12 - Joe Ingles
12. Will Scarlet - Robert Williams
13. BabyShoes - Jae Crowder
14. Chosun - Kendrick Nunn
15. Krankor - Tristan Thompson
16. MFer - Marquese Chriss

2. Krankor - De'Andre Hunter
3. Chosun - Danuel House
4. BabyShoes - PJ Tucker
5. Will Scarlet - Luguentz Dort
7. Alfdogg - Talen Horton-Tucker
9. Ace - Aleksej Pokusevski
10. CWM - Nemanja Bjelica
12. AA484 - Kevon Looney
13. Steak - Patrick Williams
14. O.G. - Bobby Portis
15. HarleyQuinn - Saddiq Bey
16. 909 - Shake Milton


2019-20 End of Regular Season Standings w/ Keepers

#1 MFer "Return of the MF" 91-56-5
Jrue Holliday, Jaren Jackson, Shai Gilgeous Alexander

#2 Krankor "Random Hero" 89-60-3
Devin Booker, Andre Drummond

#3 Chosun "Championship or Bust" 86-64-2
Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Trae Young

#4 BabyShoes "Deez Plumlees" 84-68-0
Lebron James, Jayson Tatum, Paul George

#5 Will Scarlet "White Tigers" 82-68-2
James Harden, Rudy Gobert, Nikola Jokic

#6 Tman12 "Bedford Bulldogs" 78-70-4
CJ McCollum, Giannis Antetokounmpo

#7 Alfdogg "Milwaukee Cucks" 76-72-4
Zion Williamson

#8 ChrisV "Max 20 Characters" 75-73-4
Luka Doncic, Donovan Mitchell, Ja Morant

#9 Ace "Ace's Team" 75-75-2
Mitchell Robinson, Deandre Ayton

#10 CWM "CWM's Roughnecks" 75-75-2
Bam Adebayo, Zach Lavine

#11 TMMB22 "Samuel Dalembert" 70-81-1
Malcolm Brogdon

#12 AA484 "The JOB Squad" 68-82-2
John Collins

#13 Steak "Boylen's Advisor" 67-81-4
Steph Curry, Karl-Anthony Towns

#14 O.G. "The Champs Are Here" 66-82-4
D'Angelo Russell, Bradley Beal

#15 HarleyQuinn "Rarity's Five Gems" 57-93-2
John Wall, Tobias Harris, Blake Griffin

#16 909 "Latino World Order" 56-95-1
Kevin Durant, Khris Middleton, Jimmy Butler[/B]
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We'll see! He really needs to make an appearance soon, like by the keeper deadline. If we end up with an odd number of teams, maybe his team will get rookies autodrafted to it, but I'm really hoping to not have to do that.


Integral Poster
We'll see! He really needs to make an appearance soon, like by the keeper deadline. If we end up with an odd number of teams, maybe his team will get rookies autodrafted to it, but I'm really hoping to not have to do that.

Seems like I ask this every year but what does the draft order look like at the moment?


Lottery Round so far has 8 balls, but there are still 7 teams left to report, so I'd expect 15 to 18 lottery round picks.

Then after the lottery, round 1:
1. 909
2. Harley
3. OG
4. Steak
5. AA484
6. Open Team A
7. CWM
8. Ace?
9. Flik?
10. Alfdogg
11. Linx?
12. Will Scarlet
13. Babyshoes?
14. Chosun?
15. Krankor
16. HoosierDaddy?

Round 2, inverse of Round 1.


NBA pushed back their draft date to Nov 18th.

They don't have a date for thr start of free agency or their season yet. I'm sure we'll find out in the next few weeks.

With that, we'll be pusing our draft back to at least December 1st. If they end up waiting until like Feb or March to start a season, which is possible to get fans in the stands, then we'll push it back again.


NBA set the official restart date of December 22nd.

We'll keep our draft at starting December 1st.

I'm going to start trying to fill these 3 open teams this weekend. I'll post keepers for Teams 1, 6, and 11.

Finally, I'm going to give Flik a bit longer to resurface, but more than likely he's getting replaced. I'll do that last, if I have to.
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Quick Update:

Keepers have been set for the 3 open teams. All three teams are getting 2 keepers and 1 lottery pick. They are also going to receive 1 competitive balance round pick. That round happens after the Lottery Round and before Round 1.

I'm going to start trying to fill these 3 teams this weekend. The Open Team B team I'm going to offer as an NBA/MLB/NFL team. These were all Linx's teams so I'm going to try and find someone to take over all three. I'm giving Flik another week or so to resurface or his teams are going to be made available. He's had more than enough time. He can just rejoin later if it comes to that.

The Lottery Round will be decided once we have those 3 open teams filled. How it's shaping up so far:

Lottery Balls per team:
Consolation Winner Flik: 1
AA484: 2
Ace: 1
Alfdogg: 2
CWM: 1
Krankor: 1
O.G.: 1
Steak: 1
If Flik needs replaced, it won't effect the number of his ball since the consolation winner ball is always Ball #1.
All other Balls are assigned alphabetical by manager username.

The regular draft round order has been set.


New Poster
Just want to say hey, new to the league . Name is Terence, long time fantasy guy, basketball is my passion. From ny , have two young daughters and work overnights the last 11 yrs so if I’m slow to respond in the morning you know why but respond quick after 2 pm. I am super active and competitive and look forward to the competition .


Laugh This Off... Puddin'!
Staff member
Just want to say hey, new to the league . Name is Terence, long time fantasy guy, basketball is my passion. From ny , have two young daughters and work overnights the last 11 yrs so if I’m slow to respond in the morning you know why but respond quick after 2 pm. I am super active and competitive and look forward to the competition .
Welcome to the league! Feel free to branch out into other discussions in other threads too, we're all pretty knowledgeable (some far more than others re: specific sports).


Klay out for the year, again. I'm going to toss him from the keepers out of TMMB22's team. He's taking over Linx's old team. I'm just going to replace Klay with an extra lottery ball for him. No one wants to get saddled with a guy coming off two major leg injuries.

Lottery order will take place early next week Tuesday/Wednesday. Draft starts December 1st. I'm going to get the yahoo player pool set up on Saturday.

Also, I'll be looking for a replacement for Flik starting this weekend. I haven't heard anything from him in months. He can just rejoin whenever he gets back to having internet access and take over whatever open team we might have at the time.


Guess I have to wait until the 23rd to start entering keepers for offline drafts. Kind of weird, but I guess expect the player pool to be updated on the 24th.


Fantasy Nerd
We do draft order by regular season finish?? I get last pick lol my keepers are brutal compared to some others. I'll tank for picks I guess then. That really removes incentive to do well in the regular season. SHouldn't the winner have last pick?


Draft order has always been by regular season finish for us. A team underperforming in the playoffs but dominant for months during the regular season is that team's problem. The incentive to do well during the regular season is that first week of the playoff bye. That's the goal, to win the title.

Tanking is never a good strategy in this league. We have a lottery round prior to the regular draft rounds. Consolation winner gets an extra lottery ball. There are too many reasons not to tank. Keeping 3 Keepers and Tanking this past season would get the 14th numerical pick in the draft. Not a path to success.

If you don't like your keepers don't keep them. Get in the lottery round. The lottery round hasn't been set yet, it will be on Wednesday. If you want rid of your keepers let me know.
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Staff member
Yeah, I didn't tank. I did however make the conscious decision that I needed Kevin Durant, so I stashed him on my team knowing that my team would probably suck ass as a result of using a high pick on someone who wouldn't play. I also had Kemba Walker and Kyle Kuzma, both of whom had their roles drastically changed from the season before that. It wasn't deliberate to have a bad team but it was a side effect of all those things and I knew it would probably happen.


New Poster
Hi everyone!

I’ve taken over Flik’s “Flamingos” team. Thanks for the invite and excited to get things going!