Logan Miller Mr. Cheathams 2nd hour English 1 Tuesday, February 23, 1999 Fantasy Basketball Fantasy Basketball is a fun game to play during the basketball season. Its a group of eight people who pay fifteen dollars to join and then you have a draft to pick your favorite NBA players. You watch their stats throughout the week and you play other teams that are in your league.

Each week you have a starting lineup, which consists of five starters and three bench players.The benchs points is cut in half. The games that count are from Friday to Tuesday. There are fifteen rounds in the draft. In the first five rounds all the good people are gone. The next five rounds are the mediocre players.

The last five rounds you take chances on people. You also get to name your team. Some of the teams names are Butt Cowboys, Purple Headed Yogurt Slingers, Pimps R Us, Pimps Palace, and the Predators. One of your first picks should be a center. Thats because they are very few good centers.

There are equal amounts of forwards and guards.The first eight picks in the draft were David Robinson, Shaq ONeal, Tim Duncan, Grant Hill, Kevin Garnett, Hakeem Olajuwon, Antoine Walker, and Gary Payton. The last pick in the draft was Michael Jordan. Josh Viegelahn took him as a joke. You want to pick people that get a lot of points, rebounds, assists, blocks, and steals. The overall points leaders are Grant Hill, Chris Webber, and Shaq Oneal.

The following are the stats leaders after week one.The rebounding leaders are Charles Barkley, Tom Gugliotta, Chris Webber, Shaq ONeal, and Tim Duncan. The assists leaders are Jason Kidd, John Stockton, Stephon Marbury, and Rod Strickland. Whoever wins the league gets fifty dollars. Second place gets thirty dollars, third place gets twenty dollars, and fourth place gets ten dollars. Each of the division winners gets five dollars.

The people in the league are A.J. Pryzbala, Tyler Hilla, John Meharg, John Zampich, Josh (worst team in the league) Viegelahn, Max McLean, Mickey Marx, and I. Fantasy Basketball is an awesome game to play during the basketball season. The only time people ever watch basketball is when my players have games. People also go on the Internet to see how there players did.

Its also very exciting because theres a chance to win money.