Grizzled GM Basketball is a single-player basketball management simulation game. Set your roster, make trades, draft prospects, manage your finances, and try to build a dynasty. Play it in your browser now, completely 100% free!
June 18, 2020 - New Feature
The default for historical leagues is for team cities, names, and logos to evolve over time as it happened in real life. However, the user's team(s) does not change. So if you wanted to be the Seattle SuperSonics the game won't change it on you.
The Advanced Play Menu now gives the option for you to keep cities, names and logos fixed or let them evolve. You can do this for the league as a whole and for the specific teams you control.
June 17, 2020 - New Feature
As we have expanded the number of options when creating a league it has made that process a little cumbersome if you just want something simple or are new to the game. So I have created:
The prior Create New League is now called the Advanced Play Menu.
June 16, 2020 - New Feature
The League Analytics page now has a dropdown that allows you to switch between current players and healthy players. So you can see how you should expect teams to perform now and in the future when they get fully healthy.
In addition, I've also added the ability to sort the roster page by purely overall ratings as well as the standard position adjusted sort.
June 15, 2020 - New Feature
I have added the real players of the first ever basketball game in 1891 to the 1891 league. So now every league type has real players.
In addition, I also reviewed the pre-1940 real player ratings and made some adjustments.
June 14, 2020 - Bug Fix
Quick Summary: Press Shift-F5 if you are on a desktop if it doesn't load normally for you (v2020.06.14.1142). A more complete explanation is below.
Normally if you want to get the latest version of Grizzled GM Basketball you have to:
The bug we just had would never show you the latest version even after you returned. I've put in a fix.
What you have to do if you are using a desktop is:
If you are using a phone it would be the same except there might not be a way for you to finish refreshing the cache.
What you have to do for mobile devices is delete the browser cache and cookie. Unfortunately, this deletes all your leagues as well. So you need to Tools/Export any leagues you want to retain. I would also recommend visiting the site and then just deleting cache and cookies from the past hour. Sorry there is not a better fix for mobile.
Alternatively, I will be keeping beta.grizzledgm.com up to date for now. So if you don't want to mess with cookies right now you can just go there.
If you have any question just let me know.
June 12, 2020 - Bug Fix
I'm hoping for a fix in the next day or two. Regardless, the caching works for the new link so I'll upload updates there in the meantime.
June 11, 2020 - New Feature
Now that we can test a single year repeatedly I thought it was a good time to review the 2020 real player ratings. I've made some pretty significant adjustments. I think the results in terms of player stats and team results are more in line.
I tested the new ratings for the 2020 season for 20 years. The championship results were:
June 10, 2020 - New Feature
You can now create a league and have your league repeatedly reset itself every year. Any change you make during the initial preseason using God Mode for that league should carry over to the following seasons.
In the past if you made a change during a particular year you could simulate it and see what happens. But in one year anything can happen. However, if you simulate that year over 100 seasons you start to get a better idea of what might have really happened.
So if you wonder, what would have happened if Jordan was on another team in 1991? Now you can really test that in a real way.
There is also nothing preventing you from repeatedly trying to win in a particular year. Maybe you just care about 2020. Now you can repeatedly try to win in that year without having to create a new league. It also keeps all your stats/results in one league so you can easily export it to save.
June 9, 2020 - New Feature
Currently our real player draft classes go until 2024. In the past after that draft classes used fictional players. Now you can choose to use historical real player draft classes starting in 2025.
When you create a league you are given the option to not loop historical real player draft classes, loop once (after the league hits the 2024 draft class again it would stop and revert to fictional), or infinately loop historical real player draft classes. It also gives you the option to determine what year those historical real player draft classes start. So if you pick 1980 the 2025 draft class would be the draft class from 1980.
June 8, 2020 - New Feature
With the recent real player rating changes incorporating season stats along with the standard player development we were using before it makes ratings very realistic. However, there were some situations where fluky things happened for some players. So I did a bunch of long term testing in order better handle these situations. I also fixed a retirement bug.
Looking at the HOF now I would say the biggest difference compared to real life is there are some players who got injured, or even were kicked out of the league, when they were still at the peak of their careers. One year they are NBA All-Stars and the next they are gone. In Grizzled GM Basketball you get to see what those careers may have been.
The biggest example of this that I found was Maurice Stokes:
Unfortunately, in the last game of the 1957-58 NBA regular season he fell to the floor and was knocked unconscious. He was revived with smelling salts and returned to the game. He then went and played a playoff game 3 days later. On the flight back from the game he fell ill. He later suffered a seizure and was left permanently paralyzed. He was only able to communicate by blinking.
His close friend and teammate, Jack Twyman, became his legal gaurdian. Jack organized the "Maurice Stokes Memorial Basketball Game" to help raise money for his medical expenses that the NBA stars of the day would come play in. Stokes died in 1970 and they actually made a 1973 film about him called Maurie.
So in Grizzled GM Basketball Maurice Stokes plays on.