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If you're a fantasy freak like myself or just looking for something NBA-related to be involved in, this is for you. Our friends from PASPN have been kind enough to create an official Liberty Ballers league where you will have the opportunity to either become the GM of an NBA franchise or the agent of a handful of NBA superstars. Take a look...
Be the GM of the NBA team of your choice. Be quick, only 30 teams are available, and of course, everyone will want to pick the Philadelphia 76ers. Who knows? Maybe you can take the OKC Thunder and win one of these?
Don't like the way David Lee handled the Trevor Ariza negotiations? You can play as an agent. Sign players, and negotiate deals with the GM's. This is a great way to become smarter about the NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, and an even better way to stay informed about our favorite sport. Plus, it's FUN!
It starts August 19, so do it now. Reserve your spot.
Note: I realize this might be short notice considering the league is set to start August 19, but I'm sure the guys over at PASPN can push it back if necessary.
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There will be 30 General Manager spots available: one for each NBA franchise. Since this is a new league, we will start by taking over each team's existing contracts. After that, it's up to you to re-tool your team via trades, draft picks, and free agent signings to form the best team that you can. Since PASPN leagues are governed by the rules of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the Mock GM game mixes fantasy basketball playing with the realities of the business of the NBA.
Once the NBA regular season begins, we will compete in an 18-week Head-to-Head season, where each team has a new opponent every week. You start 8 players (PG, SG, SF, PF, C, UTIL, UTIL, UTIL), and whoever scores more fantasy points wins the matchup. The scoring system is based on NBA.com's Efficiency rating: ((PTS + TRB + AST + STL + BLK) - ((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TOV )). The top 16 teams qualify for the Playoffs, which take place during the final 4 weeks of the regular season.