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#100 | The SimNBA Draft Page


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Hey everyone,

Hope y'all are well. Before we begin, I want to say two things:

  1. A huge shoutout to @AFu01 and @smackemz for their hard work with building this page. @AFu01 has been tremendous in putting together the Draft Card that's viewable on the Draft Page UI, and is a key feature for displaying all draft picks for this season and for keeping track of drafted players through the draft. @smackemz has been amazing with beta-testing both this page, the Free Agency Page and Trade Block pages. A big reason why we're able to bring you all of these features this week is because of the work they've done and the effort they put into the interface, and I don't want that to go unrecognized.
  2. We are now at our 100th Dev Diary. Our first dev diary was in late August, and I think since then what we've accomplished shouldn't go unnoticed. We are now at our 100th update to the simulation leagues, and I think that's an important milestone for us to recognize.

With both of these things said, let's go over the SimNBA Draft Page. Here it is in all it's glory:

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We're going to start from the top and go over every detail of this page. There are five key portions of this page that are highly important: The Draft Header, the Draft Pick Window, the War Room, the Draft Pool, and the Scout Board.

Draft Header

The draft header is the current state of the SimNBA draft. There's the current pick, The Team Drafting, The Next Team Up, the most recently drafted player, the time remaining on the clock, and then Admin Controls (this won't appear if you're admin). The Help Button next to the Time on the Clock will give you an overview on this page, some of which is described in this dev diary. That way you always have this information on hand whether it's looking here or you're on the interface.

 

The Draft Pick Window

Every draft pick viewable is found in this section of the draft board. You can scroll through and see all 64 draft picks, and the teams which own them. As the draft continues, the draft picks that have already selected will display the name of the player selected. This is the official order, pending any trades that occur between now and Draft Day.

With that said, I also want to bring up: There will be no trades while the draft is conducted. If you conduct any trades that involve draft picks, please PM me and post here. The data stored on this page is different than what's in the actual DB, and will need to be adjusted manually.

 

The War Room

The War Room displays your team information, your draft picks, and the total points you have available for scouting. More info on that in a bit.

 

The Draft Pool

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This is the official list of players which are draftable this season. Information available from this list is the name, position, height, college they've declared/graduated from, the state they originated from, their Overall Grade, and the Scout button. Click the Green button to add a player to the Scouting Board. If it's grey, they're added to your board.

 

The Scouting Board

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This is your scouting board. These are the players you want to scout, research, and maybe even draft. There's a lot of info that is jam-packed into this section, so please read carefully.

  • You get more information on the players you're scouting in this section, specifically their core attributes.
  • The Letter Grades shown for the Core Attributes are fuzzied between an unspecified numeric range from the actual value. Not every C+ grade will actually be a C+, and not every A+ will actually be an A+. You have to scout the players to see their true value at draft day.
  • You do not get access to their numeric values nor their potential grade initially.
  • This is where you spend your Scouting Points to reveal the letter grades & potential grade for the players you want to scout. Core Attributes cost 4 points to reveal, and Potential Grade costs 10 points to reveal.
  • To reveal a letter attribute, click on the attribute you want to reveal, and it will be revealed.
  • More information on the player can be shown clicking on the blue info button in the player row. You can view more details on the player here including their draft grades and stats related to their prior year of college.

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  • When the time comes and your team is ready to draft, click the draft button next to the player you actually want to draft. They will not be initially added to your roster, but their spot will be reserved through the draft picks on the page.
  • To remove a player from your Scouting Board, click on the red trash can. You can always re-add a player to your scouting board from the Draft Pool

 

Why do we only have 100 points to work with?

We had a lot of discussions revolving around how many points we can have available and how much each attribute costs. We're open to changing things next season, but for this season this is what we will be going by.

Did you forget to reset your board prior to this Dev Diary?

I wanted to show y'all what the revealed attributes would appear like on the draft page. Consider the two revealed attributes for Christian Babcocks as freebies.

 

When is the prospective date for the SimNBA Draft?

It is August 11th, 2023. We will be conducting both 1st and 2nd rounds that night. Please be there if you're going to participate in SimNBA next season.

 

 

With all this said, the SimNBA Draft Page is now available for use. Thank you for your patience this offseason, and happy scouting!

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