NBA starts a little earlier than usual this season with opening night on Tuesday October 17th (Australia time).
Its shaping up to be a great season again. I'm not sure if anyone can challenge the Warriors, but there's still plenty of intrigue, especially with a lot of big name players changing teams over the off-season, and the emergence of other teams who have stuck together. Not much going on for my Bulls though as they have already put their cue in the rack! Looking forward to finally seeing Ben Simmons in action as well!
Some other dates worth keeping an eye on are 2/10, 8/10 & 13/10 where 3 Aussie NBL teams are set to take on NBA teams during their pre-season: Sydney v Utah; Melbourne v OKC; and Brisbane v Phoenix which are all shaping up to be huge games for Australian basketball.
TooSerious fantasy NBA:
As many of you know, we have been running a fantasy NBA comp here at TS, and this will be our 8th season on the trot!
Past champions of our premier division are:
Safe to say Stowie has had a stranglehold on the chip the last few years, winning every season since being promoted back up to the top league (after he won the Division 1 title in 13/14!)!
For the past 4 seasons we have had 4 leagues of 12 teams, with promotion and relegation each season.
It would be ideal to continue with at least 4 leagues again this season, and that means having at least 48 participating coaches.
If you are keen to play this season, please register your interest in this thread.
We use the ESPN site as a platform for the gameplay, and the rules/settings/scoring can be found here: http://games.espn.com/fba/leaguesetup/settings?leagueId=23530
Once we know who is playing, we'll work out the promotion and relegation from last seasons results and then set up the leagues in ESPN. We will also likely discuss rules and such at a later date.
Let us know in the comments below if you're in or not.
New players are of course welcome to join in too! Encourage others to play if they haven't been involved before.
For any new players, any available spots will be given out to those who register their interest first in this thread.