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:

Lemond Conkale
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
30 March 2018 22:17:30 GMT
Rk Team Rec L10 Streak Long
1 Button BGR.png 53-13 7-3 Lost 2 Won 15
2 Button DAK.png 51-14 4-6 Lost 1 Won 9
3 Button SEA.png 50-15 6-4 Won 1 Won 10
4 Button ALK.png 44-21 8-2 Won 2 Won 7
5 Button TEN.png 39-27 8-2 Won 2 Won 8
6 Button HWI.png 38-27 7-3 Lost 1 Won 8
7 Button BAL.png 38-28 8-2 Won 1 Won 8
8 Button MON.png 37-28 7-3 Won 1 Won 8
9 Button BLV.png 37-29 4-6 Lost 1 Won 12
10 Button SAS.png 36-29 5-5 Lost 1 Won 4
11 Button WIL.png 34-32 3-7 Won 1 Lost 5
12 Button WPG.png 33-32 6-4 Lost 1 Lost 5
13 Button PIT.png 33-33 8-2 Won 2 Lost 8
14 Button EDM.png 31-34 4-6 Won 1 Won 5
15 Button SJT.png 29-36 3-7 Lost 4 Won 5
16 Button LVG.png 27-38 2-8 Won 1 Lost 7
17 Button QNS.png 27-39 4-6 Lost 1 Lost 5
18 Button LOR.png 25-41 4-6 Won 2 Lost 8
19 Button HNT.png 24-42 2-8 Lost 5 Won 6
20 Button TAL.png 23-43 2-8 Lost 2 Lost 11
21 Button AZW.png 22-43 3-7 Lost 5 Lost 11
22 Button PLY.png 20-46 4-6 Lost 3 Lost 7
23 Button ALB.png 18-48 6-4 Won 2 Lost 13
24 Button TXS.png 17-48 5-5 Won 3 Lost 11

     

By division

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Plains Division
Dakota Bikers 51-14 35-10 16-2 -
Winnipeg Voyageurs 33-32 21-24 9-9 18
Arizona Whips 22-43 13-32 8-10 29
Texas Lone Stars 17-48 9-36 3-15 34
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Mountain Division
Seattle Summit 50-15 35-10 13-5 -
Montana Howlers 37-28 23-22 8-10 13
Edmonton Totems 31-34 21-24 9-9 19
Las Vegas Wildcards 27-38 17-28 6-12 23
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Pacific Rim Division
Alaska Arctics 44-21 31-14 13-5 -
Hawaii Kahunas 38-27 24-21 9-9 6
Santa Ana Spectrums 36-29 23-22 8-10 8
San Jose Thrust 29-36 18-27 6-12 15

     

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Northern Division
Bangor Tides 53-13 41-5 18-0 -
Queens Pride 27-39 20-26 7-11 26
Plymouth Taproots 20-46 15-31 6-12 33
Albany Alphas 18-48 13-33 5-13 35
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Central Division
Baltimore Spirits 38-28 27-19 10-8 -
Williamsburg Minutemen 34-32 27-19 11-7 4
Pittsburgh Keystones 33-33 26-20 11-7 5
Lorain Firestorm 25-41 18-28 4-14 13
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Southern Division
Tennessee Moonshiners 39-27 30-16 12-6 -
Biloxi Voodoo 37-29 27-19 11-7 2
Huntsville Mayors 24-42 15-31 5-13 15
Tallahassee Typhoons 23-43 17-29 8-10 16

By conference

# Western Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 Dakota Bikers 51-14 35-10 0
2 Seattle Summit 50-15 35-10 1
3 Alaska Arctics 44-21 31-14 7
4 Hawaii Kahunas 38-27 24-21 13
5 Montana Howlers 37-28 23-22 14
6 Santa Ana Spectrums 36-29 23-22 15
7 Winnipeg Voyageurs 33-32 21-24 18
8 Edmonton Totems 31-34 21-24 20
9 San Jose Thrust 29-36 18-27 22
10 Las Vegas Wildcards 27-38 17-28 24
11 Arizona Whips 22-43 13-32 29
12 Texas Lone Stars 17-48 9-36 34


     

# Eastern Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 Bangor Tides 53-13 41-5 0
2 Tennessee Moonshiners 39-27 30-16 14
3 Baltimore Spirits 38-28 27-19 15
4 Biloxi Voodoo 37-29 27-19 16
5 Williamsburg Minutemen 34-32 27-19 19
6 Pittsburgh Keystones 33-33 26-20 20
7 Queens Pride 27-39 20-26 26
8 Lorain Firestorm 25-41 18-28 28
9 Huntsville Mayors 24-42 15-31 29
10 Tallahassee Typhoons 23-43 17-29 30
11 Plymouth Taproots 20-46 15-31 33
12 Albany Alphas 18-48 13-33 35


Notes

  • (#) - Magic number for team to clinch division/conference
  • z – Clinched home court advantage for the entire playoffs
  • c – Clinched home court advantage for the conference playoffs
  • y – Clinched division title
  • x – Clinched playoff spot
  •  – teams banned from this season's playoffs due to rule violations

Statistics leaders

(as of 2/5/2017, min 20 games played)

Category Player Team Value
Points per game Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Bangor Tides 25.5
Rebounds per game Dewitt Azad Ghakhar (Markhor, F/C) San Jose Thrust 11.5
Assists per game Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G) Dakota Bikers 8.9
Steals per game Otis Najac (Bat-eared Fox, G/F) Alaska Arctics 2.7
Blocks per game Daniel Quvianuq (Polar Bear, C) Seattle Summit 1.9
Turnovers per game François Martineau (Golden Retriever, G) Edmonton Totems 3.5
Minutes per game Luukas Hirvonen (Cougar, G) Edmonton Totems 31.9
Fouls per game Cassidy Whitelatch (Border Collie, C/F) Bangor Tides 3.2
FG% (min 100 att) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F) Seattle Summit 60.7%
FT% (min 50 att) Kasa Yalenchka (Snow Leopard, G) Edmonton Totems 98.6%
3FG% (min 100 att) Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G) Dakota Bikers 53.4%

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)
Week 6 (12/04 - 12/10) Hank Sawyer (Virginia Opossum, G, TEN) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA)
Week 7 (12/11 - 12/17) Rosalie Smoot (American Bison, F/C, TAL) Barnaby Jazz (Shark, C/F, SJT)
Week 8 (12/18 - 12/24) Adam Tevela (Linsang, F, QNS) Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G, DAK)
Week 9 (12/25 - 1/1) Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G, BGR) Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G, ALK)
Week 10 (1/2 - 1/8) Vera La Tiérra (Red Vixen, G, WIL) Barnaby Jazz (Shark, C/F, SJT)
Week 11 (1/9 - 1/15) Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G, BGR) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA)
Week 12 (1/16 - 1/22) Viran Kivar (Jaguar, F, ALB) Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G, DAK)
Week 13 (1/23 - 1/29) Wendy Brown (Saber-toothed Tiger, G, HNT) Ren Inoue (Tosa Inu, G, MON)


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)
December Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA) J.C. Golde (Yellow-bellied Weasel, F/G, AZW)
January Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G, DAK) Kaspar Kuusik (Eurasian Lynx, G, BLV)

Season Records

Record Value Player Team Date of record
Minutes Played 48 Randulf Mackenbach (Wistar Rat, F) Bangor Tides January 20th, 2018
Field Goals Made 17 Barnaby Jazz (Shark, C/F) San Jose Thrust January 19th, 2018
3 Pointers Made 10 Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G/F) Dakota Bikers January 17th, 2018
Free Throws Made 12 Edwin Griega (Canada Goose, F) Lorain Firestorm December 20th, 2017
Offensive Rebounds 13 Hal Dufrain (American Alligator, F/C) Tennessee Moonshiners February 7th, 2018
Total Rebounds 28 Siegfried Romanoren (White Lion, C/F) Edmonton Totems Dec 14th, 2017
Assists 20 Kinny DeMarcus (Hairy Bush Viper, G/F) Seattle Summit January 15th, 2018
Turn Overs 10 Raoul Kidane (Ethiopian Wolf, C) Bangor Tides January 20th, 2018
Steals 8 Evan Marshall (Helmeted Woodpecker, F) Seattle Summit February 10th, 2018
Blocks 6 Dylan Redfield (Red Deer, F) Dakota Bikers December 22nd, 2017
Points 41 Matthew Silvius (Long-Tailed Weasel, G/F) Dakota Bikers December 13th, 2017

Postseason

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

FBA Finals

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