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  1. Which Of These Are Examples Of Collusion?

    I tend to agree with you all. I think Scenario 6 is just a bad commish though, lol. Scenario 5 is interesting to me though because in a sense, yeah, it is collusive cooperation, but on the other hand, I would also argue that scenario 3 is also collusive cooperation to diminish another owner's leverage in trade talks. With that said, I think I'd for sure ban 1, and try to discourage the rest.
  2. Which Of These Are Examples Of Collusion?

    I added 2 other scenarios just now if you want to check them out. Same goes to you @N4L
  3. Which Of These Are Examples Of Collusion?

    lol thanks. It's good to know stuff like this though because I want to commish a dynasty league of my own, and people get creative. Well that and I have had TERRIBLE commishes in the past.
  4. Which Of These Are Examples Of Collusion?

    I agree with 1, 2, and 4. Let me clarify with #3. E & F aren't suspecting collusion, instead, they are having separate talks with G and once E and F found out they were both in talks, one of them dropped out, leaving G with only one person to talk to. G tries to engage the team that dropped out of talks, but that team will not commence talks until the other team has dropped out. This consistently happens across the board because E & F are family.
  5. So my league doesn't have any hard anti-collusion rules, but I thought I would ask about these scenarios anyway. Please let me know which ones you think, if any, are examples of collusion. Scenario 1: Team A trades players to Team B and they agree to split any earnings. Scenario 2: Team C trades star players to Team D, but it is for what the league has determined as fair-market value. There is no agreement to split earnings, but Team C wants to trade to Team D because he dislikes the other owners in the league and wants to make things tougher for them. Scenario 3: Team E agrees to not enter into trade talks that Team F is involved in, because Teams E and F have a close personal bond. Likewise, Team F agrees to not enter into trade talks if Team E is involved, but Team G wants to hear bids from all interested teams. Scenario 4: Team H agrees to trade a certain package of draft picks to Team I, if Team I beats Team H in their matchup that week. The trade would still be for fair-market-value though. Also assume that teams have been able to make low-stakes bets like this in the past, but this particular instance definitely raises the stakes. No rule against bets though. Scenario 5: Team J makes a bid on a free agent. Team J cannot increase his own bid on the player, so he asks Team K to increase the bid, so that Team J can come in after him and bid the player up again to the price that he wants. Team J is successful in doing this. Scenario 6: The commissioner sends out mass texts to everyone in the league telling them to increase the bid on a star free agent. The commissioner is successful in doing this. Please discuss below. Thanks
  6. FF's Official WNBA Thread

    Breanna Stewart got game.
  7. Will The NBA Overtake The NFL Within The Next 10-20 Years?

    MLS is gaining some steam on the NHL for sure. I'll say that much.
  8. Will The NBA Overtake The NFL Within The Next 10-20 Years?

    Baseball > Basketball for most of my life too I think.
  9. Will The NBA Overtake The NFL Within The Next 10-20 Years?

    I liked the crackdown on flopping. Too bad that was short-lived.
  10. Will The NBA Overtake The NFL Within The Next 10-20 Years?

    Very true. But golf is pretty cool for money and longevity too. ;-)
  11. Better 2Guard: Lou Williams or Gary Harris?

    I not-so-secretly love them, yeah.
  12. Expansion, Contraction, Or Keep It As Is?

    Expansion please. Set up the expansion draft to where you can break up the Warriors and maybe another team too. See what the NHL did with the Vegas Golden Knights. Markets to expand to. Seattle and Vegas. Let's do it!
  13. Is KAT A Franchise Cornerstone?

    That's true. Good point. ionno someone who is just above-average on either end (or both) and considered a franchise cornerstone.
  14. Spurs Legend Manu Ginobili Announces Retirement

    Gotta give A LOT of credit to Pops too though.
  15. Spurs Legend Manu Ginobili Announces Retirement

    Jason Terry to an extent I guess.