2016 FBA Season

From Furry Basketball Association
Jump to: navigation, search

The 2015–16 FBA season is the IC 55th/OOC 7th season of the Furry Basketball Association (FBA). It marks the second season that the league was overseen by Commissioner Stefan Calico. The Howlereen Invitational that traditionally kicked off the pre-season was turned into a special charity exhibition game on October 31, 2015 to celebrate the new collective bargaining agreement that ended the FBPA lockout. The regular season is scheduled to begin on Monday December 2, 2015, and end on Friday May 6, 2016, with the 2016 FBA All-Star Game scheduled during the Furry Fiesta spring break in March.

Notable occurrences

  • IC collective bargaining negotiations turned sour, causing a lockout that has extended into the scheduled training camps and pre-season games.

Transactions

In addition to players being traded and signed, the following teams also underwent some changes:

Retirements

The following players declared their retirement from the league:

Free agency

Free agency offers opened shortly after 6:59pm CDT on Friday July 24th. Due to lockout and collective bargaining agreement negotiations, players were not allowed to sign contracts until after October 31st, 2015. The offer window will close at 11:59pm PST on Saturday November 21, 2015, while players must make their contract decisions by 11:59pm PST on Monday November 30, 2015.

Preseason

Training camps were rushed during the month of November while teams were still vying for free agents. The preseason was compressed into one week of games from December 1 through December 6, with some players suffering from fatigue due to multiple back-to-back(-to-back-to-back!) games.

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
Tue 12/01 EDM @LOR TAL @HWI @WIL @PIT BAL BLV @SEA SAS MON LVG @PLY @SJT
Wed 12/02 @HWI ALK @TAL HNT ALB @WPG @TEN @WIL QNS @TXS DAK BGR
Thu 12/03 @BAL MON PLY @SJT @BLV @LVG SAS PIT @LOR SEA
Fri 12/04 HNT @SJT HWI WIL @LOR @BAL TEN BGR TXS @DAK @ALK @QNS
Sat 12/05 @SAS HWI @PLY WIL @ALB @TAL SEA EDM @MON WPG
Sun 12/06 @BAL TEN QNS @BGR SEA @LVG ALK @HNT TAL LOR @BLV @EDM

Regular season

The regular season will begin on December 7, 2015, and is scheduled to end on Friday, May 6, 2016. 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 one set of back-to-back home games, plus either: one set of back-to-back road games or two more sets of back-to-back home games.

Standings

Final Regular Season Standings
Rk Team Rec L10 Strk Long
1 Button SAS.png 47-17 6-4 Won 2 Won 13
2 Button PIT.png 46-18 9-1 Won 7 Won 8
3 Button ALB.png 40-24 7-3 Won 1 Won 10
4 Button HWI.png 40-24 7-3 Lost 2 Won 8
5 Button SEA.png 37-27 8-2 Lost 1 Won 7
6 Button TEN.png 37-27 3-7 Lost 1 Won 8
7 Button LOR.png 37-27 6-4 Won 2 Won 5
8 Button QNS.png 37-27 8-2 Won 1 Won 6
9 Button MON.png 36-28 5-5 Won 1 Won 5
10 Button AZW.png 35-29 4-6 Lost 1 Won 7
11 Button WIL.png 35-29 3-7 Lost 1 Won 8
12 Button SJT.png 35-29 6-4 Won 2 Won 5
13 Button ALK.png 35-29 9-1 Won 4 Won 9
14 Button BGR.png 34-30 4-6 Lost 2 Won 4
15 Button BLV.png 34-30 6-4 Won 1 Won 5
16 Button TAL.png 34-30 5-5 Won 1 Won 8
17 Button DAK.png 32-32 3-7 Lost 1 Won 10
18 Button HNT.png 28-36 5-5 Lost 1 Lost 7
19 Button WPG.png 27-37 4-6 Won 1 Won 5
20 Button TXS.png 23-41 3-7 Lost 2 Lost 8
21 Button LVG.png 17-47 2-8 Lost 6 Lost 8
22 Button EDM.png 17-47 5-5 Won 1 Lost 11
23 Button BAL.png 13-51 1-9 Lost 1 Lost 15
24 Button PLY.png 12-52 1-9 Lost 6 Lost 10

By division

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Plains Division
y-Arizona Whips 35-29 22-18 12-12 ---
x-Dakota Bikers 32-32 19-21 13-11 3.0
Winnipeg Voyageurs 27-37 19-21 13-11 8.0
Texas Lone Stars 23-41 13-27 10-14 12.0
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Mountain Division
y-Seattle Summit 37-27 26-14 18-6 ---
x-Montana Howlers 36-28 23-17 16-8 1.0
Las Vegas Wildcards 17-47 13-27 8-16 20.0
Edmonton Totems 17-47 12-28 6-18 20.0
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Pacific Rim Division
z-Santa Ana Spectrums 47-17 29-11 15-9 ---
x-Hawaii Kahunas 40-24 22-18 12-12 7.0
x-San Jose Thrust 35-29 21-19 11-13 12.0
x-Alaska Arctics 35-29 21-19 10-14 12.0

     

Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Northern Division
y-Albany Alphas 40-24 25-15 14-10 2.0
x-Queens Pride 37-27 22-18 15-9 3.0
x-Bangor Tides 34-30 23-17 15-9 6.0
Plymouth Taproots 12-52 7-33 4-20 28.0
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Central Division
c-Pittsburgh Keystones 46-18 30-10 18-6 ---
x-Lorain Firestorm 37-27 23-17 15-9 9.0
x-Williamsburg Minutemen 35-29 21-19 14-10 11.0
Baltimore Spirits 13-51 7-33 1-23 33.0
Team Record Conf. Div. GB
Southern Division
y-Tennessee Moonshiners 37-27 23-17 15-9 ---
x-Biloxi Voodoo 34-30 22-18 12-12 3.0
Tallahassee Typhoons 34-30 18-22 11-13 3.0
Huntsville Mayors 28-36 19-21 10-14 9.0

By conference

# Western Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 z-Santa Ana Spectrums 47-17 29-11 ---
2 x-Hawaii Kahunas 40-24 22-18 7.0
3 y-Seattle Summit 37-27 26-14 10.0
4 x-Montana Howlers 36-28 23-17 11.0
5 y-Arizona Whips 35-29 22-18 12.0
6 x-San Jose Thrust 35-29 21-19 12.0
7 x-Alaska Arctics 35-29 21-19 12.0
8 x-Dakota Bikers 32-32 19-21 15.0
9 Winnipeg Voyageurs 27-37 19-21 20.0
10 Texas Lone Stars 23-41 13-27 24.0
11 Las Vegas Wildcards 17-47 13-27 30.0
12 Edmonton Totems 17-47 12-28 30.0


     

# Eastern Conference
Team Record Conf. GB
1 c-Pittsburgh Keystones 46-18 30-10 ---
2 y-Albany Alphas 40-24 25-15 6.0
3 y-Tennessee Moonshiners 37-27 23-17 9.0
4 x-Lorain Firestorm 37-27 23-17 9.0
5 x-Queens Pride 37-27 22-18 9.0
6 x-Williamsburg Minutemen 35-29 21-19 11.0
7 x-Bangor Tides 34-30 23-17 12.0
8 x-Biloxi Voodoo 34-30 22-18 12.0
9 Tallahassee Typhoons 34-30 18-22 12.0
10 Huntsville Mayors 28-36 19-21 18.0
11 Baltimore Spirits 13-51 7-33 33.0
12 Plymouth Taproots 12-52 7-33 34.0


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

Statistics leaders

(as of the end of the regular season, min 32 games played)

Category Player Team Value
Points per game Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F) Seattle Summit 26.1
Rebounds per game Barnaby Jazz (Shark, C/F) San Jose Thrust 11.4
Assists per game Teo Masalia (Black Panther, G) Hawaii Kahunas 6.72
Steals per game Jeri Naranjo (Cacomistle, G) Seattle Summit 2.98
Blocks per game Daniel Quvianuq (Polar Bear, C) Seattle Summit 3.26
Turnovers per game Siegfried Romanoren (White Lion, C/F) Edmonton Totems 2.02
Minutes per game Quintessa Hartnett (Leopard, C) Las Vegas Wildcards 35.4
Fouls per game Sterling Bengtzing (Marbled Polecat, C/F) Montana Howlers 3.34
FG% (min 100 att) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F) Seattle Summit 0.623
FT% (min 100 att) Kasa Yalenchka (Snow Leopard, G) Plymouth Taproots 0.975
3FG% (min 100 att) Otis Najac (Bat-eared Fox, G/F) Alaska Arctics 0.539

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.

End of Season Honors


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 (12/07 - 12/13) Renee Fiora (Malamute, F, WIL) Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C, HWI)
Week 2 (12/14 - 12/20) Klaus Korber (Doberman, G, TAL) Fenruss Brylee (Black Wolf, F/C, DAK)
Week 3 (12/21 - 12/27) Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F, ALB) Barnaby Jazz (Shark, C/F, SJT)
Week 4 (12/28 - 01/03) Randy Catcher (Bullfrog, G, PIT) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA)
Week 5 (01/04 - 01/10) Valencia Zeraus (Lioness, G, QNS) Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G, SJT)
Week 6 (1/12 - 1/17) Renee Fiora (Malamute, F, WIL) L.V. McDyess (Black Panther, G, SAS)
Week 7 (1/18 - 1/24) Wayne Kirkpatrick (Tasmanian Devil, F, PIT) Yves Carbonneau (Arctic Fox, G/F, WPG)
Week 8 (1/25 - 1/31) Blanc Mange (White Wolf, F, BGR) Dylan Redfield (Red Deer, F, DAK)
Week 9 (2/1 - 2/7) Adam Tevela (Linsang, F, QNS) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA)
Week 10 (2/8 - 2/14) Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F, ALB) Lee Jin-Sung (Black Bear, F, SAS)
Week 11 (2/15 - 2/21) Terrence Tolliver (Pronghorn, G, PIT) Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G, AZW)
Week 12 (2/22 - 2/28) Russell Savoy (Binturong, G/F, TEN) Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C, HWI)
Week 13 (2/29 - 3/6) Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F, ALB) Alan Chesuk (Moose, C, AZW)
Week 14 (3/7 - 3/13) Narkissa Kassius (Ringtail Lemur, G, TAL) Lemond Conkale (Florida Panther, F/G, MON)
Week 15 (3/14 - 3/20) Shirley Takamoto (Jaguar, F/G, PIT) Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C, HWI)
Week 16 (3/21 - 3/27) Adam Tevela (Linsang, F, QNS) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA)
Week 17 (3/28 - 4/3) Aisha Melbourne (Mink, F/C, LOR) Hiroyuki Matsuura (Shrike, C/F, MON)
Week 18 (4/4 - 4/10) Klaus Korber (Doberman, G, TAL) Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G, AZW)
Week 19 (4/11 - 4/17) Valencia Zeraus (Lioness, G, QNS) Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G, ALK)
Week 20 (4/18 - 4/24) Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F, ALB) Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA)
Week 21 (4/25 - 5/1) Adam Tevela (Linsang, F, QNS) Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C, HWI)
Week 22 (5/2 - 5/6) Crystal Davis (Cheetah, G, WIL) Cliff Matthiews (Canadian Lynx, G, ALK)

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
December Rodger Umaechi (Husky, F, ALB) Derek Kim (Kkachi, G, WPG)
Janurary Jake Turner (Red Fox, C/F, SEA) Misha Maxwell (Cheetah, G, LVG)
February Scoonie Barrett (Otter, F/C, HWI) Morgan McCarthy (Bighorn Sheep, C, AZW)
March Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G, SJT) Agundio Salvatore Atti-Morales (Cuban Black Hawk/Common Kestrel Hybrid, F, LOR)
April Valencia Zeraus (Lioness, G, QNS) Christine Harfurd (Puma, G, ALB)

Season Records

Record Value Player Team Date of record
Minutes Played 46.2 Neil LaRocca (Black Cat, C) Tallahassee Typhoons Feb 04, 2016
Field Goals Made 17 Terrence Tolliver (Pronghorn, G) Pittsburgh Keystones Feb 05, 2016
3 Pointers Made 5 Jake Velox (Swift Fox, G) Tallahassee Typhoons Dec 31, 2015
Free Throws Made 10 Morgan McCarthy (Bighorn Sheep, C) Arizona Whips March 05, 2016
Offensive Rebounds 8 Darius Cole (Alligator, C) Plymouth Taproots Jan 06, 2016
Total Rebounds 19 Neil LaRocca (Black Cat, C) Tallahassee Typhoons Mar 22, 2016
Assists 18 Alessandro Serra (Weasel, G) San Jose Thrust Jan 16, 2016
Turn Overs 6 Valencia Zeraus (Lioness, G) Queens Pride Jan 02, 2016
Steals 10 Lance Wildfyre (Rabbit, G) Arizona Whips Feb 02, 2016
Blocks 10 Zack Tate (Zorilla, C) Hawaii Kahunas Dec 21, 2015
Points 40 Terrence Tolliver (Pronghorn, G) Pittsburgh Keystones Jan 02, 2016

Postseason

The playoffs will begin in May of 2016 and will conclude with the 2016 Finals.

Bracket

Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals FBA Finals
            
W1 Button SAS.png* 3
W8 Button DAK.png 4
W8 Button DAK.png 3
W5 Button MON.png 4
W4 Button AZW.png* 2
W5 Button MON.png 4
W5 Button MON.png 2
Western Conference
W3 Button SEA.png* 4
W3 Button SEA.png* 4
W6 Button SJT.png 3
W3 Button SEA.png* 4
W2 Button HWI.png 3
W2 Button HWI.png 4
W7 Button ALK.png 3
W3 Button SEA.png* 1
E2 Button ALB.png* 4
E1 Button PIT.png* 4
E8 Button BLV.png 3
E1 Button PIT.png* 4
E5 Button QNS.png 2
E4 Button LOR.png 2
E5 Button QNS.png 4
E1 Button PIT.png* 3
Eastern Conference
E2 Button ALB.png* 4
E3 Button TEN.png* 4
E6 Button WIL.png 2
E3 Button TEN.png* 1
E2 Button ALB.png* 4
E2 Button ALB.png* 4
E7 Button BGR.png 1

Game Log

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

FBA Finals

Notable playoff highlights

Links