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Dream Teams Build a team of legends from any team, any season. But there is pride in Saginaw and pride in the Dawkins family, basketball royalty around there. Gonzaga and Kentucky have the fourth-best odds, at , of winning the national championship, according to www. But that discussion is for another day. Popular This Week

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Some common rule variations are discussed below. Commonly, fantasy basketball leagues may track as few as three or as many as eleven categories. Three-category leagues usually account for only points, rebounds, and assists. Five-category leagues generally add blocks and steals. Eight-category leagues usually add field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and either three-point field goals made or three-point field goal percentage.

Nine-category leagues usually add turnovers. Rarely, other statistics such as fouls are counted. Some leagues also prefer to break down the rebounds category into two categories: Some leagues allow the league "commissioner" to determine which categories will be tracked. If these categories are chosen poorly, the league may be unfairly weighted for or against certain positions. For example, a league that tracks points, assists, steals, free throw percentage and three-point field goals would be weighted toward guards, who typically have higher numbers in many of those categories, and against power forwards and centers, who typically have higher numbers in the rebound, block and field goal percentage categories, which are not counted.

In public leagues, the number of teams in a league is typically ten or twelve. In private leagues, which are invitation-only and usually utilized by players who want to compete against a group of people they know, the number of teams will vary substantially.

There are two types of drafting used to select players: In a snake draft, the first round is drafted in order. In the second round, the draft order is reversed so that the manager who made the last pick in the first round gets the first pick in the second round. The order is reversed at the end of each round so that the manager with the first overall pick does not maintain this advantage in every round. Players are put up for auction by managers, and the manager willing to pay the most for the player "drafts" that player.

The advantage of an auction is that all managers have equal access to all players not the case in a snake draft.

The disadvantages are that it typically takes longer than a snake draft, and can be intimidating for newer or inexperienced managers who may be relying on ranking. Some leagues have a feature whereby players can communicate through the site. Many sites have "Smack Talk" features which allow players to communicate with one another whenever they want.

They can trash-talk their opponents during the game or before the games start. In rotisserie scoring, the real-life statistics accumulated by the players on a team are aggregated and ranked against the same statistics for the other teams in the league.

Fantasy points are earned based on these rankings. For example, in a twelve-team league, the team with the most rebounds over the course of the season to date would be awarded twelve fantasy points. The team with the next-highest number of rebounds would be awarded eleven fantasy points, and so on, with the team with the fewest rebounds being awarded a single fantasy point. New Orleans is in the back pocket when he is out. The Bulls have the fourth worst net rating in their last five games at Phoenix is without Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe.

They are without Knight against the spread. They are spreadwise since losing Bledsoe for the season. This is literally a match between the team with the best net rating in their last 10 games against the worst.

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