Yesterday, Jeff Clark of CelticsBlog wrote a post with which I'm sure plenty of bloggers will agree. Entitled "Yep, It Is The OFFSeason," Clark explains the trouble he's had coming up with content lately.
Well, thanks to our sponsor PASPN.net, Third Quarter Collapse need not starve for content today. The PASPN folks graciously furnished 3QC with its own "Mock GM" league, as well as some cash in exchange for this post. Again, just so there isn't any confusion: this is a sponsored post.
Now, the details of the league:
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.
You can join the league by clicking here.