Question about option 2: does this mean a team with an injured player can keep 17 at the roster cutdown, or would they have to cut to 16 and then just be able to pick a guy up later? I'm thinking of scenarios like Paul George last year where the guy already had an injury designation before the season.
Nope. If we use the Yahoo! IL spot teams will have to cut down their rosters to 16 players -- which for a team like LB17, would include Dante Exum. Once on Yahoo, LB17 could then move Exum to the IL and pick up a 17th player.
Thanks - other question, which we may not know yet: how will we handle a player being taken out of the IL spot? Does Yahoo do it automatically, or would we have to have our own criteria (like within 48 hrs of appearing in a game or losing the INJ label)? What happens if people don't do it on time? Maybe it's done manually by commish and their most recent add is dropped?
Here's how it works when a player comes off of IL (though I'm still unclear since there's no official IL to go on, how a player will officially come off of it....):
First week of the season, my player, Isaiah Canaan, goes down with a badly sprained ankle and is listed as INJ
. I can put him on the IL and do.
This creates an empty roster spot on my 16-man roster, so I pick up another player, Delonte West.
Miraculously, a day later Delonte is picked up by the Clippers when CP3 goes down with a season-ending injury himself.
Delonte is putting up 15/7/9, and Canaan is eligible to come of the IL (i'm guessing the eligibility comes when his INJ
tag goes away.
I have a decision. I can:
(a) Drop someone from my 16 man roster and activate Canaan, or
(b) Keep Canaan on the IL. I can keep him there indefinitely BUT
as long as an active player remains on the IL from a previous stint (Canaan in this example) my team is unable to make and FA or waiver wire adds OR make trades.
It becomes a value proposition. I've kept an active player on the DL for weeks in baseball b/c I didn't need to make any roster changes... Other times I've dropped their replacmenet right away to get the INJ player back in my lineup.