2018 FBA Season

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The 2017–18 FBA season is the IC 57th/OOC 9th season of the Furry Basketball Association (FBA). It marks the first season that the league was overseen by Commissioner Hugo Livingstone. The regular season is scheduled to begin on Tuesday October 31st, 2017 with the traditional Howlereen Invitational game, and end on Monday, April 30th, 2018, with the 2018 FBA All-Star Game scheduled at the end February.

Notable occurrences

Transactions

Retirements

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

Klaus Korber
Jamie Velasquez
Christopher Zwischenberger

Free agency

Free agency offers opened shortly after 12:01am CDT on Friday September 1st. Players were able to begin accepting offers after the start of the 2017 FBA Draft on Saturday September 16th. The offer window closed at 11:59pm PDT on Saturday September 30th, 2017, while players had until 11:59pm PDT on Saturday October 14th, 2017, 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
Sun 10/15 TEN @TXS MON PIT @LOR @SJT
Mon 10/16 TAL @BLV @WIL @HNT WPG LVG BAL @EDM
Tue 10/17 @HWI ALK @DAK @BLV SAS @WIL @TEN TXS SJT BGR
Wed 10/18 QNS LOR1 @MON @WPG1
Thu 10/19 @BAL @BGR @TEN DAK ALK ALB
Fri 10/20 SJT @SAS WPG @TXS BLV2 @LOR2
Sat 10/21 @BGR @QNS MON ALB TAL @PIT
Sun 10/22 SEA @SJT BAL3 HNT @TXS3 @BGR
Mon 10/23 LVG @MON @ALK HWI WIL @SEA
Tue 10/24 TAL BLV @BAL LOR QNS4 @BGR4 SAS @MON @HWI @ALK
Wed 10/25 @PIT @TXS @TEN5 LVG SJT DAK5
Thu 10/26 AZW @MON
Fri 10/27 @SJT HWI TEN6 @WIL TAL QNS @LOR @EDM6
Sat 10/28 PLY @AZW
Sun 10/29 @LOR WIL4 EDM @BGR4 TEN7 @BLV7

1 Centre Teletron at Quebec City, Canada

2 Avian University of Hamiltion at Hamilton, Canada

3 Westerlyn Arena at Providence, Rhode Island

4 Blue Yonder Arena at Magnolia Bend, Louisiana

5 Furport Arena at Frankfurt, Germany

6 Pierre de Cawbertin Stadium at Paris, France

7 Saab Arena at Stockholm, Sweden

Regular season

The regular season began on Monday, October 31st, 2017, and is scheduled to end on Monday, April 30th, 2018. 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
12 December 2017 00:46:51 GMT
Rk Team Rec L10 Streak Long
1 Button BGR.png 17-2 8-2 Won 2 Won 11
2 Button DAK.png 16-1 9-1 Won 7 Won 9
3 Button SEA.png 14-4 6-4 Lost 2 Won 10
4 Button SAS.png 12-6 7-3 Lost 1 Won 3
5 Button MON.png 11-7 7-3 Won 5 Won 5
6 Button ALK.png 11-7 6-4 Lost 2 Won 6
7 Button PIT.png 10-7 6-4 Won 2 Won 2
8 Button WIL.png 10-8 5-5 Won 2 Won 3
9 Button HWI.png 10-8 6-4 Won 2 Lost 4
10 Button TEN.png 10-9 4-6 Lost 2 Won 4
11 Button BLV.png 10-9 7-3 Won 2 Won 4
12 Button SJT.png 9-9 6-4 Won 1 Won 5
13 Button QNS.png 9-10 4-6 Won 1 Won 3
14 Button HNT.png 8-10 6-4 Won 4 Lost 4
15 Button EDM.png 7-9 5-5 Won 1 Lost 3
16 Button LOR.png 8-10 3-7 Lost 6 Lost 6
17 Button BAL.png 8-10 4-6 Lost 2 Lost 3
18 Button LVG.png 7-11 4-6 Lost 1 Lost 4
19 Button WPG.png 6-11 5-5 Lost 1 Lost 4
20 Button TXS.png 5-12 4-6 Lost 3 Lost 7
21 Button ALB.png 5-13 3-7 Won 2 Lost 6
22 Button AZW.png 5-14 2-8 Lost 1 Lost 5
23 Button PLY.png 4-14 2-8 Lost 3 Lost 6
24 Button TAL.png 4-15 1-9 Lost 9 Lost 9

     

By division

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Plains Division
Dakota Bikers 16-1 11-0 5-0 -
Winnipeg Voyageurs 6-11 3-8 2-3 10
Texas Lone Stars 5-12 2-8 0-4 11
Arizona Whips 5-14 4-8 3-3 12
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Mountain Division
Seattle Summit 14-4 10-2 4-2 -
Montana Howlers 11-7 6-5 3-2 3
Edmonton Totems 7-9 5-6 1-4 6
Las Vegas Wildcards 7-11 4-8 3-3 7
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Pacific Rim Division
Santa Ana Spectrums 12-6 7-4 4-1 -
Alaska Arctics 11-7 6-5 3-2 1
Hawaii Kahunas 10-8 6-6 3-3 2
San Jose Thrust 9-9 4-8 1-5 3

     

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Northern Division
Bangor Tides 17-2 12-0 6-0 -
Queens Pride 9-10 6-6 2-4 8
Albany Alphas 5-13 4-8 3-3 11.5
Plymouth Taproots 4-14 2-10 1-5 12.5
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Central Division
Pittsburgh Keystones 10-7 7-5 4-2 -
Williamsburg Minutemen 10-8 9-3 5-1 0.5
Lorain Firestorm 8-10 6-6 1-5 2.5
Baltimore Spirits 8-10 5-7 2-4 2.5
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Southern Division
Tennessee Moonshiners 10-9 7-5 4-2 -
Biloxi Voodoo 10-9 5-7 2-4 -
Huntsville Mayors 8-10 6-6 4-2 1.5
Tallahassee Typhoons 4-15 3-9 2-4 6

By conference

# Western Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 Dakota Bikers 16-1 11-0 0
2 Seattle Summit 14-4 10-2 2.5
3 Santa Ana Spectrums 12-6 7-4 4.5
4 Montana Howlers 11-7 6-5 5.5
5 Alaska Arctics 11-7 6-5 5.5
6 Hawaii Kahunas 10-8 6-6 6.5
7 San Jose Thrust 9-9 4-8 7.5
8 Edmonton Totems 7-9 5-6 8.5
9 Las Vegas Wildcards 7-11 4-8 9.5
10 Winnipeg Voyageurs 6-11 3-8 10
11 Texas Lone Stars 5-12 2-8 11
12 Arizona Whips 5-14 4-8 12


     

# Eastern Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 Bangor Tides 17-2 12-0 0
2 Pittsburgh Keystones 10-7 7-5 6
3 Williamsburg Minutemen 10-8 9-3 6.5
4 Tennessee Moonshiners 10-9 7-5 7
5 Biloxi Voodoo 10-9 5-7 7
6 Queens Pride 9-10 6-6 8
7 Huntsville Mayors 8-10 6-6 8.5
8 Lorain Firestorm 8-10 6-6 8.5
9 Baltimore Spirits 8-10 5-7 8.5
10 Albany Alphas 5-13 4-8 11.5
11 Plymouth Taproots 4-14 2-10 12.5
12 Tallahassee Typhoons 4-15 3-9 13


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 - 11/05) Shirley Takamoto (Jaguar, F/G, PIT) Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G, DAK)
Week 2 (11/06 - 11/12) Apiatan Redmane (Water Buffalo, G, ALB) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA)
Week 3 (11/13 - 11/19) Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G, BGR) Dylan Redfield (Red Deer, F, DAK)
Week 4 (11/20 - 11/26) Randulf Mackenbach (Wistar Rat, F, BGR) Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G, DAK)
Week 5 (11/27 - 12/03) Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G, BGR) Sebastian Kosciusko (Toucan, F, SAS)


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 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G, BGR) Leon Delmont (Cougar, G, BGR)

Season Records

Record Value Player Team Date of record
Minutes Played 42.8 Harrison York (Martial Eagle, F/C) Huntsville Mayors Nov 1st, 2017
Field Goals Made 14 Viran Kivar (Jaguar, F) Albany Alphas Nov 11th, 2017
3 Pointers Made 8 Jonathan Lawyer (Meerkat, F/G) Dakota Bikers December 6th, 2017
Free Throws Made 11 René Lacoste (Jackal, G) Plymouth Taproots November 30th, 2017
Offensive Rebounds 12 Adam Tevela (Linsang, F) Queens Pride November 15th, 2017
Total Rebounds 24 Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C) Hawaii Kahunas December 8th, 2017
Assists 13 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Bangor Tides December 6th, 2017
Turn Overs 9 James Frestrikial (Brown Bear, C) Plymouth Taproots December 4th, 2017
Steals 4 Derek Kim (Kkachi, G) Biloxi Voodoo November 22nd, 2017
Blocks 5 Zack Tate (Zorilla, C) Hawaii Kahunas November 6th, 2017
Points 35 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Bangor Tides November 19th, 2017

Postseason

The playoffs will begin in May of 2018 and will conclude with the 2018 Finals.

FBA Finals

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