I don't think anyone else will be interested in reading this. This is more for me to keep track of my year to year. I got a little bored this week and traded GTA5 for 2K. I always love associations, and always stack the deck as much in my favor as possible. I do a fantasy draft and set myself as the #1 pick in a fixed draft, and draft for youth and potential. This year I chose the Mavericks. Fantasy Draft Round Pick Player Position 1 1 Anthony Davis PF 2 1 Michael Carter-Williams PG 3 1 Nerlens Noel C 4 1 Terrence Ross SG 5 1 Otto Porter Jr. SF 6 1 Patrick Beverly PG 7 1 Ersan Ilyasova PF 8 1 Alexy Shved SG 9 1 Royce White SF 10 1 Carrick Felix SG 11 1 Andris Biedrins C 12 1 Channing Frye PF By design I was pretty awful my first season, I finished with the 5th worst record in the league and somehow slid up to win the lottery. I imported the 2014 draft class so I had my choice of Wiggins, Parker, and Embiid. With those choices up front I decided to try and grab someone like Exum or Smart as well. Otto Porter was by far my least favorite of the players on my roster. So I flipped him and my second rounder for the #5 pick in the draft. I took Jabari Parker #1 overall, and sat back hoping to grab one of either Dante Exum or Marcus Smart. Smart went #2 overall and Exum went #4. At this point I am torn between drafting Wiggins or Embiid despite neither of them being a particular need. Wiggins is showing A potential, and Embiid a B+. I don't need either one of them and picking one or the other will create a logjam. I bite the bullet and take Wiggins. I watch as Stauskas comes off the board at 6, and then Dell Demps gives me a call and offers New Orleans #7 pick in the 2014 draft and his first rounder next season for Parker. I debate back and forth trying to decide what to do. I get them to throw in an extra second rounder by giving up the #5 slot in round 2 this year; I pick up as many of these as I can. I don't use them for picks often, but I do use them as sweeteners to help me move around in the draft and grab the players I like. After I pull the trigger, I decide to draft Embiid. The only other player I really had my eye on is Kyle Anderson and he was slotted as a late first rounder. I wait until I see him come off the board at pick 29 to Chicago. I send Shved, Beverly and the second rounder I got from New Orleans to Chicago for Kyle Anderson, Jordan Hamilton and Chicago's first rounder next season. The only player I sign in the offseason is Jimmer Fredette. I like shooting and guys who, theoretically, can play multiple positions. And I re-signed Royce White and Felix to 3 year deals with a team option for year 4. That makes my roster look like this for the start of season 2. Point Guard Michael Carter-Williams, Kyle Anderson Shooting Guard Terrence Ross, Jimmer Fredette, Carrick Felix Small Forward Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Hamilton, Royce White Power Forward Anthony Davis, Ersan Ilyasova, Channing Frye Center Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid, Andris Biedrins I've got about $22m in cap room. Hamilton, Biedrins and Frye are all on expiring deals, the only one I'm giving thought to bringing back is Hamilton. Letting the other two walk will give me another 3 to 4 in cap room next season. The highest paid player on my roster this coming season is Ilyasova. Everyone else is on rookie deals or cheap veteran contracts. My teams overall went from a 76 in the first season to an 83 the second. Davis jumped from an 85 to a 90, MCW moved up to an 83, Ross is an 80, Wiggins is an 80 and Noel is a 77. Ilyasova is my sixth man, Hamilton, Jimmer and Embiid are the only other guys playing solid minutes. Frye and Biedrins are on my reserve list, since I have 14 players on the roster. This is a insanely fun squad to play with. I run a ton of pick and rolls with Noel and Davis on offense, and those two protect the paint like no other 4 and 5 in the league. Ross, Fredette, Hamilton and Ilyasova can drill 3 pointers. They're long, athletic, and get up and down the floor. I like to run units on and off the floor and then mix and match with the other role players to get specific skill sets on the floor. The First Unit Michael Carter-Williams Terrence Ross Andrew Wiggins Anthony Davis Nerlens Noel The Second Unit Kyle Anderson Jimmer Fredette Jordan Hamilton Ersan Ilyasova Joel Embiid I like flipping Fredette to point, and bringing in Felix at the 2. I'll run Illitch at the 3 every now and then with the first unit to get more shooting on the floor. Royce White doesn't play a whole lot, but I do rotate him between the 3 and 4. My goal this season is to make the playoffs. With three first rounders I should be able to grab at least one or two useful guys. I will keep MCW, Davis and either Noel or Embiid (whichever one improves the most) as my core guys, and rotate the rest of the roster to stay under the cap. I'd like to stay long and athletic like I am now. Carter-Williams is a 6'6" PG, Anderson is a 6'9" PG, Ross is 6'6" and Wiggins is 6'9". I'll update after season two is in the books.