2017 FBA Season

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The 2016–17 FBA season is the IC 56th/OOC 8th season of the Furry Basketball Association (FBA). It marks the third season that the league was overseen by Commissioner Stefan Calico. The regular season is scheduled to begin on Monday October 31st, 2016 with the traditional Howlereen Invitational game, and end on Sunday, April 30th, 2017, with the 2017 FBA All-Star Game scheduled during the Fur-Squared break at the end February.

Notable occurrences

Transactions

Retirements

The following players declared their retirement from active player status in the league:

Free agency

Free agency offers opened shortly after 12:01am CDT on Thursday September 1st. Players were able to begin accepting offers after the start of the 2016 FBA Draft on Sunday September 18th. The offer window closed at 11:59pm PDT on Friday September 30th, 2016, while players had until 11:59pm PDT on Friday October 14th, 2016, to finalize their contract decisions.

Preseason

The preseason was from October 15th through October 29th, with a maximum of 6 preseason games allowed per team.

Win Western Conference Eastern Conference
Loss Pacific Rim Mountain Plains Northern Central Southern
Pre-season ALK HWI SAS SJT EDM LVG MON SEA AZW DAK TXS WPG ALB BGR PLY QNS BAL LOR PIT WIL BLV HNT TAL TEN
Sat 10/15 @BGR LOR TXS ALB @EDM @SEA HWI BAL @QNS @SJT
Sun 10/16 @PIT TAL LOR @WPG ALK @DAK
Mon 10/17 EDM @MON @HWI SJT @BLV WIL @BAL BGR
Tue 10/18 @TAL TXS @SEA AZW SAS @LVG @HWI @PLY @LOR WPG ALB ALK
Wed 10/19 WIL QNS @BGR @EDM
Thu 10/20 HWI @ALK TXS @TAL @SJT @LOR BAL SEA
Fri 10/21 @QNS @AZW MON LVG @WIL PIT
Sat 10/22 BGR @TEN TAL @SAS @WPG SJT
Sun 10/23 QNS @BLV @AZW MON @WIL @EDM HNT DAK LVG @PIT
Mon 10/24 TAL PLY LOR BAL TEN @SJT @TXS @LVG @SAS @BGR
Tue 10/25 BLV @HNT WPG @MON @HWI EDM
Wed 10/26 @PLY LVG TEN @LOR
Thu 10/27 @SJT SAS BLV @ALB @TAL HNT
Fri 10/28 @TEN PLY @BGR @TXS DAK SEA @EDM HWI
Sat 10/29 QNS @LVG

Regular season

The regular season began on Monday, October 31st, 2016, and is scheduled to end on Friday, April 30th, 2017. For the majority of the season, teams alternated which days they would be playing games, with some extended breaks in between matches. Every team had at least one set of back-to-back home games, while half of the Western Conference teams also had a set of back-to-back home games.

Standings

League Standings as of
30 March 2017 11:35:00 GMT
Rk Team Rec L10 Streak Long
1 Button QNS.png 41-19 8-2 Won 8 Won 10
2 Button WIL.png 38-22 6-4 Won 3 Won 11
3 Button HNT.png 37-23 7-3 Lost 2 Won 7
4 Button ALK.png 36-24 7-3 Won 2 Won 6
5 Button SAS.png 35-25 6-4 Lost 1 Won 6
6 Button MON.png 35-25 6-4 Won 1 Lost 6
7 Button LVG.png 35-25 4-6 Lost 1 Won 6
8 Button SJT.png 35-25 7-3 Won 3 Won 5
9 Button TEN.png 33-26 7-3 Won 3 Won 5
10 Button SEA.png 33-27 7-3 Lost 2 Won 7
11 Button EDM.png 33-27 2-8 Won 1 Won 5
12 Button HWI.png 31-29 5-5 Won 1 Won 8
13 Button TAL.png 31-29 7-3 Won 1 Won 8
14 Button BAL.png 29-31 4-6 Won 1 Lost 6
15 Button WPG.png 29-31 4-6 Lost 3 Lost 8
16 Button PIT.png 28-31 6-4 Won 1 Won 8
17 Button TXS.png 27-33 6-4 Lost 1 Won 8
18 Button BGR.png 27-33 3-7 Lost 3 Won 9
19 Button BLV.png 24-36 3-7 Lost 1 Lost 8
20 Button LOR.png 24-36 4-6 Lost 1 Lost 6
21 Button ALB.png 24-36 5-5 Won 1 Won 10
22 Button AZW.png 21-39 2-8 Lost 1 Lost 8
23 Button DAK.png 19-41 3-7 Won 1 Lost 7
24 Button PLY.png 14-46 1-9 Lost 7 Lost 18

     

By division

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Plains Division
Winnipeg Voyageurs 29-31 19-21 12-6 (19)
Texas Lone Stars 27-33 22-18 10-8 2.0
Arizona Whips 21-39 16-24 9-9 8.0
Dakota Bikers 19-41 13-27 5-13 10.0
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Mountain Division
Montana Howlers 35-25 23-17 9-9 (21)
Las Vegas Wildcards 35-25 20-20 9-9 0.0
Seattle Summit 33-27 21-19 9-9 2.0
Edmonton Totems 33-27 19-21 9-9 2.0
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Pacific Rim Division
Alaska Arctics 36-24 24-16 9-9 (20)
Santa Ana Spectrums 35-25 24-16 10-8 1.0
San Jose Thrust 35-25 19-21 9-9 1.0
Hawaii Kahunas 31-29 20-20 8-10 5.0

     

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Northern Division
Queens Pride 41-19 29-11 15-3 (7)
Bangor Tides 27-33 18-22 10-8 14.0
Albany Alphas 24-36 15-25 8-10 17.0
Plymouth Taproots 14-46 5-35 3-15 27.0
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Central Division
Williamsburg Minutemen 38-22 29-11 16-2 (12)
Baltimore Spirits 29-31 22-18 7-11 9.0
Pittsburgh Keystones 28-31 21-18 9-9 9.5
Lorain Firestorm 24-36 16-24 4-14 14.0
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Southern Division
Huntsville Mayors 37-23 25-15 12-6 (18)
Tennessee Moonshiners 33-26 22-17 10-8 3.5
Tallahassee Typhoons 31-29 20-20 7-11 6.0
Biloxi Voodoo 24-36 17-23 7-11 13.0

By conference

# Western Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 Alaska Arctics 36-24 24-16 (20)
2 Santa Ana Spectrums 35-25 24-16 1.0
3 Montana Howlers 35-25 23-17 1.0
4 Las Vegas Wildcards 35-25 20-20 1.0
5 San Jose Thrust 35-25 19-21 1.0
6 Seattle Summit 33-27 21-19 3.0
7 Edmonton Totems 33-27 19-21 3.0
8 Hawaii Kahunas 31-29 20-20 5.0
9 Winnipeg Voyageurs 29-31 19-21 7.0
10 Texas Lone Stars 27-33 22-18 9.0
11 Arizona Whips 21-39 16-24 15.0
12 Dakota Bikers 19-41 13-27 17.0


     

# Eastern Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 Queens Pride 41-19 29-11 (18)
2 Williamsburg Minutemen 38-22 29-11 3.0
3 Huntsville Mayors 37-23 25-15 4.0
4 Tennessee Moonshiners 33-26 22-17 7.5
5 Tallahassee Typhoons 31-29 20-20 10.0
6 Baltimore Spirits 29-31 22-18 12.0
7 Pittsburgh Keystones 28-31 21-18 12.5
8 Bangor Tides 27-33 18-22 14.0
9 Biloxi Voodoo 24-36 17-23 17.0
10 Lorain Firestorm 24-36 16-24 17.0
11 Albany Alphas 24-36 15-25 17.0
12 Plymouth Taproots 14-46 5-35 27.0


Notes

  • (#) - Magic number for team to clinch division/conference

Awards

At the end of the regular season, winners will be determined for the following six awards: Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Fur of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year. During the regular season, players will also be recognized for their efforts and talents while other players are also highlighted for setting records during the regular season.

Weekly Honors

One player from the Eastern Conference and one from the Western Conference are chosen for the Player of the Week title.

Week Eastern Conference Western Conference
Week 1 (10/31 - 11/06) Theodore Rockwell (Wolf/Cheetah Hybrid, F, BAL) Fenruss Brylee (Black Wolf, F/C, LVG)
Week 2 (11/07 - 11/13) Raoul Kidane (Ethiopian Wolf, C, BGR) Tyrese Vaughan (Giant Otter, C, SAS)
Week 3 (11/14 - 11/20) Blanc Mange (White Wolf, F, BGR) Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C, HWI)
Week 4 (11/21 - 11/26) Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F, ALB) Luukas Hirvonen (Cougar, G, EDM)
Week 5 (11/27 - 12/01) Micah Davenport (Border Collie, F/G, QNS) Barnaby Jazz (Shark, C/F, SJT)
Week 6 (12/05 - 12/11) Vera La Tiérra (Red Vixen, G, WIL) Warren Doyle (Spotted Hyena/Coyote, G/F, HWI)
Week 7 (12/12 - 12/17) Hal Dufrain (American Alligator, F/C, TEN) Niko McNamara (Meerkat, F/G, SEA)
Week 8 (12/18 - 12/23) D’Angelo MacQuilkin (Lion, G, HNT) Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F, WPG)
Week 9 (12/26 - 12/31) Adam Tevela (Linsang, F, QNS) Barnaby Jazz (Shark, C/F, SJT)
Week 10 (1/1 - 1/6) Theodore Rockwell (Wolf/Cheetah Hybrid, F, BAL) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA)
Week 11 (1/7 - 1/12) Michelle Sundos (Genet, G, LOR) Ahti Nereus (White Sturgeon, C, TXS)
Week 12 (1/13 - 1/18) Aragon Fisher (Otter, G, BLV) Marcus Knight (River Otter, G, TXS)
Week 13 (1/23 - 1/30) Shirley Takamoto (Jaguar, F/G, PIT) Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G, ALK)
Week 14 (2/1 - 2/6) TBD TBD

Monthly Honors

One veteran and one rookie are selected for the monthly honors of being the featured player and rookie in the league.

Month Player of the Month Rookie of the Month
November Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C, HWI) Tyrese Vaughan (Giant Otter, C, SAS)
December Barnaby Jazz (Shark, C/F, SJT) Erik Toivonen (Finnish Forest Reindeer, C/F, PLY)
January Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA) Tyrese Vaughan (Giant Otter, C, SAS)

Season Records

Record Value Player Team Date of record
Minutes Played 47.4 Tia Terra (Opossum, C/F) Bangor Tides Feb 08, 2017
Field Goals Made 18 Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G) Alaska Arctics Feb 15, 2017
3 Pointers Made 6 Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G) Alaska Arctics Dec 31, 2016
Free Throws Made 12 Russell Savoy (Binturong, G/F) Tennessee Moonshiners Jan 08, 2017
Offensive Rebounds 10 Adam Tevela (Linsang, F) Queens Pride Nov 01, 2016
Total Rebounds 21 Craig Reinhardt (Black Panther, F/C) Biloxi Voodoo Mar 18, 2017
Assists 13 Aditya Anggun (Balinese Civet, G) Santa Ana Spectrums Dec 05, 2016
Turn Overs 6 Nina Lime (Wolf, G/F) Plymouth Taproots Mar 12, 2017
Steals 4 Alphonse Norwich IV (Street Rat, F) Hawaii Kahunas Oct 31, 2016
Blocks 11 Stefan Kikovic (Porcupine, C) Queens Pride Nov 05, 2016
Points 45 Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G) Alaska Arctics Feb 15, 2017

Postseason

The playoffs will begin in May of 2017 and will conclude with the 2017 Finals.

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