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June 29, 2020 - New Feature
I've added a pretty minor simplified team adjustment for real player ratings. It applies to all years except very recent years, where existing data already incorporates the adjustment fairly well.
Next I'll be looking to expand the advanced team adjustment, currently only used in 1984 and 1985.
June 28, 2020 - New Feature
The team based player ratings adjustments for 1984 and 1985 have now been brought over to Real Player / Real Team leagues. Before it was just for NBA Career leagues (and only if you started in prior years). Now they will be in effect when you start leagues in either 1984 or 1985.
June 27, 2020 - New Feature
Again, this improvement for now is only for the NBA Career leagues. If you create a league starting in 1983 or earlier you will come across the newly improved 1984 ratings and also the previously improved 1985 ratings.
June 26, 2020 - New Feature
This improvement for now is only in the NBA Career leagues. If you create the leagues starting in 1984 or earlier you will come across the improved 1985 ratings. I'll be looking to expand coverage in the coming days.
The main benefit of this improvement is improved relative team strength. Previously, by incorporating season specific stats in player ratings it can inflate players on bad teams. Also, if there are a lot of good players on good teams they may not appear as good as they really are. So this latest change incorporates team synergy that leads to wins that maybe isn't as obvious just looking at stats for individual players.
So I think the coming combined career based ratings, season based ratings, and team based ratings should make results pretty accurate on a player level, a season level, and a team level across all years.
June 25, 2020 - New Feature
For the recently added NBA Career option all players now should display the team they were drafted by.
June 24, 2020 - New Feature
For the recently added NBA Career option some players would not show a drafted team. All players now should display the team they were drafted by for leagues that are just a few season. It looks like the issue is still there for leagues that start in 1950 and go for decades. So I will review this more tomorrow as well.
June 22, 2020 - New Feature
Previously you could choose for a league to start as it did in the NBA for some particular year. Then over time the league would diverge from the NBA. The Advanced Play Menu now has an option that forces players to be on the actual teams they had for their careers. So Bill Russell will always be on Boston and Michael Jordan will always play for the Bulls, no matter when you start your league. Whatever changes happen during the year do not carry over to the next year.
June 21, 2020 - New Feature
Real Player Historical leagues have playoffs changes, new divisions, and teams that change divisions. All of these are now taken into account if you look at the history of the league. Here are some of the pages with changes:
Depending on how old your league is some of these improvements may not be fully supported. However, any new leagues should display correctly.
June 20, 2020 - New Feature
You can now keep the number of teams fixed for historical leagues. In addition, when using fictional players with real teams you can now have those league undergo normal expansion. These are both options when using the Advanced Play Menu when creating a league.
June 19, 2020 - New Feature
Historical leagues will now expand the number of divisions from 2 to 4 in 1971. Then again the number of division will expand from 4 to 6 in 2005. You can turn this off in the Advanced Play Menu when creating a league.