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Basketball League of Amazing Benchwarmers (BLAB): Regular Season, Stage 1

Posted by Neil Paine on April 23, 2010

Mario Elie NBA & ABA Basketball Statistics & HistoryYesterday, I outlined the setup for a fantasy league of sorts -- the Basketball League of Amazing Benchwarmers (or BLAB, after the indomitable Uwe Blab). In a nutshell, BLAB takes some choice scrubs from the past and gives them their own 6-team league, headlined by team captains Greg Kite, Larry Krystkowiak, Kevin Duckworth, Kurt Rambis, Joe Wolf, and Paul Mokeski. The season is 30 games per team, and outcomes are determined by the career Win Shares per 48 min. of the players on each roster (randomized a bit using the players' seasonal standard deviations of offensive and defensive WS/48). The top 3 teams in the league table make the playoffs, with the eventual winner taking home the prestigious Uwe Blab Championship Trophy.

Anyway, after 10 games, the standings look like this:

Team Abrv W L Wpct GB
Lone Wolfs WLF 8 2 0.800 0
Special Ks SPK 7 3 0.700 1
Team Mokeski MOK 6 4 0.600 2
Duckworth Ducks DWD 4 6 0.400 4
Kite's Flyers KFL 3 7 0.300 5
Rambos RAM 2 8 0.200 6

Here are the team rosters and Win Shares thus far:

Team Player playerID Pos MP WS
DWD Kevin Duckworth duckwke01 Big 321 0.6
DWD Jared Jeffries jeffrja01 Wing 305 0.3
DWD Dave Corzine corzida01 Big 304 0.7
DWD T.R. Dunn dunntr01 Wing 304 0.7
DWD Charles Jones jonesch03 Point 250 0.0
DWD Bob Wilson wilsobo01 Point 230 0.0
DWD Jan Van Breda Kolff vanbrja01 Wing 207 0.3
DWD Randy Breuer breuera01 Big 188 0.7
DWD Keith Askins askinke01 Wing 145 0.4
DWD Scott Hastings hastisc01 Big 106 0.1
DWD Tree Rollins rollitr01 Big 20 0.0
DWD Wayne Cooper coopewa01 Big 20 0.0
KFL Willie Burton burtowi01 Wing 289 -0.1
KFL Chucky Brown brownch01 Wing 266 1.3
KFL Greg Kite kitegr01 Big 256 0.4
KFL Barry Orms ormsba01 Point 254 -0.4
KFL Popeye Jones jonespo01 Big 252 0.9
KFL Mark Madsen madsema01 Big 243 -0.1
KFL Al Masino masinal01 Point 226 -0.3
KFL Quinton Ross rossqu01 Wing 206 0.1
KFL Jim Loscutoff loscuji01 Wing 198 0.0
KFL Cherokee Parks parksch02 Big 169 0.9
KFL Mark West westma01 Big 24 0.2
KFL Ed Nealy nealyed01 Big 16 0.1
MOK Jim Jackson jacksji01 Wing 380 1.2
MOK Kenny McIntosh mcintke01 Wing 288 0.8
MOK Damon Jones jonesda01 Point 285 0.8
MOK Adonal Foyle foylead01 Big 269 0.2
MOK Paul Mokeski mokespa01 Big 253 0.6
MOK Jon Koncak koncajo01 Big 242 0.6
MOK Eric Snow snower01 Point 195 0.6
MOK David Wood woodda01 Big 156 0.6
MOK James Hardy hardyja01 Wing 151 0.3
MOK Corky Calhoun calhoco01 Wing 141 0.4
MOK James Edwards edwarja01 Big 23 0.1
MOK Carl Herrera herreca01 Big 16 0.1
RAM Brian Shaw shawbr01 Point 302 0.3
RAM George Lynch lynchge01 Wing 301 0.3
RAM Kurt Rambis rambiku01 Big 273 0.5
RAM Chris Dudley dudlech02 Big 266 0.2
RAM Brian Scalabrine scalabr01 Big 252 0.0
RAM Bob McCann mccanbo01 Wing 250 0.0
RAM Michael Curry currymi01 Wing 206 0.4
RAM Chuck Cooper coopech01 Wing 203 0.3
RAM Junior Harrington harriju01 Point 178 0.0
RAM Dwayne Schintzius schindw01 Big 130 0.0
RAM James Donaldson donalja01 Big 29 0.1
RAM Jack Haley haleyja01 Big 10 0.0
SPK Larry Krystkowiak krystla01 Big 293 1.1
SPK Ira Newble newblir01 Wing 283 0.2
SPK Anthony Johnson johnsan02 Point 279 0.8
SPK Anthony Bowie bowiean01 Wing 271 0.7
SPK Luther Rackley rackllu01 Big 259 0.6
SPK Thabo Sefolosha sefolth01 Wing 213 0.9
SPK Mike Wilks wilksmi01 Point 201 0.9
SPK Earl Cureton curetea01 Big 200 0.0
SPK Tal Skinner skinnta01 Wing 194 0.6
SPK Will Perdue perduwi01 Big 169 1.4
SPK Brad Lohaus lohaubr01 Big 20 0.0
SPK Corie Blount blounco01 Big 20 0.0
WLF Chris Gatling gatlich01 Big 343 1.3
WLF Mario Elie eliema01 Wing 321 1.8
WLF Chucky Atkins atkinch01 Point 316 1.2
WLF Danny Vranes vraneda01 Wing 287 1.0
WLF Joe Wolf wolfjo01 Big 262 -0.4
WLF Chuck Nevitt nevitch01 Big 246 1.2
WLF Wardell Jackson jackswa01 Wing 184 0.1
WLF Dominic McGuire mcguido01 Wing 168 0.4
WLF Mike James jamesmi01 Point 164 1.1
WLF Tom Copa copato01 Big 70 0.2
WLF Tim McCormick mccorti01 Big 21 0.1
WLF Manute Bol bolma01 Big 18 0.0

The MVP race sees Mario Elie of the league-leading Lone Wolfs running ahead of the Special Ks' Will Perdue:

Player Team MP WS
Mario Elie WLF 321 1.8
Will Perdue SPK 169 1.4
Chris Gatling WLF 343 1.3
Chucky Brown KFL 266 1.3
Chucky Atkins WLF 316 1.2
Chuck Nevitt WLF 246 1.2
Jim Jackson MOK 380 1.2
Mike James WLF 164 1.1
Larry Krystkowiak SPK 293 1.1
Danny Vranes WLF 287 1.0

Finally, here are the Maximum Likelihood Ratings for the BLAB so far:

Team MLE
Lone Wolfs 1.40496
Special Ks 0.89620
Team Mokeski 0.43762
Duckworth Ducks -0.43762
Kite's Flyers -0.89620
Rambos -1.40496
HCA 0.61500

Can the Wolfs hold on to their lead atop the standings? Will Elie continue to play like an MVP? Stay tuned to find out...

16 Responses to “Basketball League of Amazing Benchwarmers (BLAB): Regular Season, Stage 1”

  1. Don Says:

    No Steve Scheffler?!?!?!?

  2. Ian Says:

    This is great! Only in BLAB could Mokeski's team see Mokeski get 0.6 WS and James Edwards 0.1! Truly epic stuff.

    By the way, it appears Bad Mo himself has his own Facebook page!!/profile.php?id=100000223433342&ref=ts

    I'd imagine he'd get a kick out of something like this.

  3. Jeff James Says:

    Enough of those studs! These guys make your guys look like perennial All-Stars. They conned NBA teams for at least six years to keep playing them.

    C-Chuck Nevitt
    F-Mark Pope
    F-Adrian Caldwell or Sean Marks
    G-Randy Livingston
    G-Eddie Gill or Mike Wilks

  4. Brian Says:

    Some people may have a little too much time on their hands; that's my comment

  5. Ian Says:

    I just noticed the BLAB trophy! What a prize!

  6. Jeff James Says:

    Chuck Nevitt having anything OTHER than NEGATIVE WS, let alone positive 1.2 WS, is just wrong on SO many levels :-O

  7. Jeff James Says:

    The league should be named


    Wait . . .


  8. Neil Paine Says:

    Nice. :)

  9. Jeff James Says:




  10. mrparker Says:

    shouldn't the trophy be named after a terrible owner

    how about the Sterling Trophy

  11. Jeff James Says:


  12. Jeff James Says:

    How about a terrible former owner?


  13. Ian Says:


    and you don't want to annoy Blab.

  14. Ian Says:



  15. Alvy Says:

    "Sterling Trophy," hahaha, as a Clippers fan, I'm all for that.

  16. Jeff James Says:

    Wow, I may not find another Clippers fan again