tl;wr(?): MyGM sim
-Durant MVP; Russell ROY
-Lillard, by my research, becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to average 30/10 assists (7th time, Big O did it 5 times).
-Cavs championship over Clippers
-Recent NBA seeding changes are in effect.
-Relocation failure doesn't make you re-do everything again and can reapply next season.
-Staff hire is now like player free agency period
-Teams still draft randomly; top prospects no longer fall; draft day trading is absurd and clearly untested
-Summer League and Hoops Summit additions are a nice touch and surprisingly polished.
If you're curious... (I'll just keep updating this until I finish the offseason)
1st season sim:
MVP - Durant (29.5/8.4/8.3)
ROY - Russell (16.3/5/5.9)
6th - Stuckey
DPOY - DJ
Improved - Stauskas
COY - Donovan
Executive - My dude
Lillard won the scoring title, averaging 31.3 ppg. Durant at 29.5 was second. Nothing surprising, except maybe Isaiah Thomas being 15th in scoring at 21.9.
DJ was the rebounding leader at 15.8.
Lillard also was the assists leader at 10.3. Only player above 10. I guess Westbrook at 9.8 seems high. Considering Durant averaged 8.3, himself.
Think I moved too many players for standings to show anything, but just for the first season before random rookies start littering the league..
1st - LAC (56-26)
2nd - OKC (55-27)
3rd - GSW (54-28)
4th - Mem (52-30)
5th - Utah (51-31)
6th - Hou (49-33)
7th - SAS (48-34)
8th - NO (45-37)
1st - Cle (53-29)
2nd - Miami (51-31)
3rd - ATL (50-32)
4th - TOR (43-39)
5th - IND (43-39)
6th - CHI (43-39)
7th - ORL (41-41)
8th - MIL (40-42)
As you can see, the recent changes to seeding are in the game (Atlanta and Miami are 2-3, same with the Clips and Warriors).
My Jazz lost in the first round, although Mirotic and Green were both injured. Kind of ****ed my entire roster build. Sidenote: Hezonja is a beast. Looking at the rookie stats, he probably was second in ROY voting. And I had him coming off the bench until Bradley got injured.
Clippers defeat Spurs in the WCF. Cleveland over Miami in ECF. Cavs in 6 over LAC. Bron FMVP (27.5/7.3/8.5).
Pop and Karl retire. Weirdly, so does Billy Donovan.
And my relocation request fails... 15 votes. Needed 16. Says I can add more stuff to change votes for next year, so I assume I don't need to restart everything, ie, rebuild the court, jerseys, and whatnot. That would be a relief.
New staff stuff. Can now steal staff from other teams and vice versa. It works like FA where you offer and they take days to reply back, rather than before where you could sign them immediately. Which is apparently more difficult as I got none of my first targets. Nor second targets. And none of third targets... Left with scraps. Tho they weren't as demanding, so I managed to get them all for 1 year, less than max contract deals. I'll do better next offseason. I did notice a lot of coaches either didn't re-sign or got fired. Blatt was in there after winning it all. Carlisle. McHale.
Drafts still don't make sense. Wiz got the top pick and they took a PG, who wasn't even the top prospect. The presentation is much better, tho. When you pick comes up they show your trade offers now. That NY pick ended up being 13... I got an offer from the Sixers where I trade my 13 for Carl Landry and the guy they selected 5th in this draft.
And that wasn't the only offer of players already selected earlier in the draft. Happened again at my next pick. Should note that top 8 or so prospects aren't falling in the draft like they did in last game.
Haha, traded my 13 and something-I-forget-not-too-valuable for the Hornet's 11th pick (the guy I was targeting for 13) and a future 1st. Then at my next 1st rounder, at 23, they offered the guy they selected with the 13th after trading it for me for the 23 pick straight up. Happened again at my 25th pick. Stupid ass game. btw, didn't accept either. That guy was trash and no idea why they traded a much better player to select him in the first place.
8 highest rated option players:
Lebron - accepted the PO
Duncan - declined the PO
Pau - declined the PO
Dwight - accepted the PO
DeRozan - accepted the PO
Dirk - declined the PO
Gobert - TO accepted
Wiggins - TO accepeted
So, not bad. Tho weird that the two choosing FA are Dirk and Duncan.
Duncan, Kobe, and Dirk have no retired and are all FAs. fyi: Kobe signed with the Kings, Duncan ended up on the Lakers, and Dirk somehow ended up back in Dallas.
The summer league addition is pretty cool. Uses your younger players and you fill the rest of the roster with FAs. There's actual a schedule and then championship round like the real summer league. Jumped into one of the games and the court is legit the Magic summer league court. Although that one isn't for visitors and there's clearly an audience there. Small gripe.
Hoops Summit also nice. Tho played in MSG. Pretty sure that's played in Portland, unless they changed it.
And that's the offseason. Just checked and all my work into relocation is still there.